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Adkins' anthem at Baylor in front of old crush

Trace Adkins is singing for his college crush.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Trace Adkins is singing for his college crush.

Adkins is performing the national anthem before top-ranked Baylor's game Saturday against Texas A&M. The Lady Bears are coached by Kim Mulkey, who was a pigtailed point guard at Louisiana Tech when Adkins was a freshman walk-on football player there.

When doing a cover version of the song "One in a Million" during a concert last year, the country music star relayed the story of having a crush on Mulkey when they were in college 30 years ago. He had seen her again after watching a Baylor game on TV.

Adkins, who says Mulkey didn't even know who he was then, says he told the story off the cuff.

They were formally introduced for the first time before Saturday's game.