No. 6 Baylor men’s tennis started out the 2015 spring season with a disappointing 4-3 loss to No. 11 Illinois at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears dropped their final three singles matches after posting a 3-1 lead early in the meet.
Griner was long and strong. Sims was quick and vicious. But what about Davis? She can’t dunk like Griner and she certainly can’t shoot like Sims.
On the banner and the screens were the logos of the five wealthiest and most powerful conferences in college athletics: the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference.
The future of the NCAA, big-time college sports and the definition of the term student-athlete is now in their hands.
Last season came down to one game, possibly even one goal, senior goalkeeper Michelle Kloss said. It felt that close, which made being left out of the NCAA tournament a big disappointment for the team as a whole.
Baylor football was hardly even on the radar at the beginning of last season. The preseason Associated Press poll in 2013 had Baylor on the outside looking in, and the preseason Big 12 poll picked the Bears to finish fifth, behind Texas, TCU and both Oklahoma teams.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Baylor nearly caught lightning in a bottle twice in a matter of 14 hours, but Florida held off the Lady Bears’ rally and eliminated BU from the Women’s College World Series with a 6-3 win at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Sunday afternoon.
OKLAHOMA CITY – It sure looked bleak for Baylor softball. The Bears only had one hit through the first four innings, and were held scoreless through five. In the top of the sixth, we were all expecting Baylor to give up their eighth unanswered run and lose by mercy rule.
OKLAHOMA CITY – All day long, Baylor struggled in a way it had not struggled in years. Softball had not been run-ruled since the last game of the 2013 season. It had not lost a game by double-digits since this date three years ago.
When the stakes were highest, Baylor softball delivered. They were underdogs heading into the series, but calmly stepped up to take both games from No. 4 Georgia to advance to the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2011.
No. 13-seed Baylor softball used a superhuman effort from senior left-hander Whitney Canion to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals out of the Waco Regional on Sunday.