The NCAA has long been a controversial organization, often seen as a group solely focused on limiting the opportunities of student-athletes. However, the organization has been able to stay in the good graces of the public eye by boasting its educational results.
The No. 1-ranked Lenz is the top-ranked player in NCAA men’s tennis, but with every honor comes a price.
The Lady Bears crashed out of the NCAA tournament for the second-straight year in the Elite Eight, just one game short of the Final Four. Head coach Kim Mulkey did not think for a second to call the season a complete disappointment in the aftermath of her team’s loss in Oklahoma City. Quite the opposite, actually.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Sophomore forward Nina Davis scored 26 points, but it was not enough to trump the Lady Bears’ few, yet crucial mistakes in Baylor’s season-ending 77-68 loss on Sunday to one-seed Notre Dame in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.
The two-seed Baylor Lady Bears are just two games away from the Final Four of the NCAA tournament in Tampa Bay, Fla. in two weeks. What stands in their way is the daunting regional tournament at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.
After breezing past the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Baylor women’s basketball heads to Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. The last time Baylor played on this stage at this venue, disaster struck. This regional tournament is a shot at redemption.
Perhaps the most successful coach in Baylor history, regardless of sport, Mulkey was set to lead a young Lady Bears squad to their seventh Sweet 16 in as many years.
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.