Football links are at the bottom, this time, just like Baylor's standing in the polls. Let's focus on the good things! Like...soccer!
Speaking of, Baylor Soccer broke a seven-match losing streak to OSU on Sunday with a 0-0 draw against the Cowgirls. This was only the second time that the Bears have been held scoreless this season, but marks the 10th time that Baylor has shut out the opposing team. The game wrapped up a three-game road trip against talented conference opponents, and the Bears finished with a 1-2-0 record, defeating Texas Tech and drawing West Virginia.
Baylor Men's Basketball has a bright-ish future, if CBSSports.com is to be believed. Besides drooling over the Bears' backcourt, they have Baylor ranked 20th in the pre-season, and they believe that this 2012 team is a sure NCAA tournament team with tons of upside.
Baylor women's golf tied with Mississippi for second at the Ruth's Criss Tar Heel Invitational at UNC this weekend with a total score of 885. Sophomore Haley Davis finished second overall (her 5th such finish in 15 events) and freshman Lauren Taylor tied for fourth overall, her best finish as a member of Baylor's golf squad.
Baylor men's golf finished seventh out of eleven at the Rod Myers Invitational hosted by the Duke University Golf Club on Sunday, though sophomore Filippo Zucchetti finished a career high seventh overall, shooting two under par.
Can we just pretend the following paragraphs didn't actually occur? Okay? Okay.
Baylor Football fell miserably to a TCU team missing its starting quarterback on Saturday, 49-21. I can't really say more than that, but John Werner can, and at least UT and WVU also looked rather ragged. UT may or may not have David Ash (though what looked like a grotesquely broken wrist is apparently just a "bruise") and definitely don't have Jackson Jeffcoat, which are small words of comfort to Baylor fans (though, as always, I wish Jeffcoat and Ash the best and speedy healing). The Baylor Lady Bears were honored during the game on Saturday, and drew one of the loudest cheers of the entire game, if what I read is to be believed. I wouldn't be surprised, though.
Baylor Volleyball fell in straight sets to Oklahoma on Friday in Normal, despite Alyssa Dibbern's 14th double-digit kill effort. The Bears are now 14-7, 1-5 on the year and look to pick up a second conference win against TCU this Wednesday at the Ferrell Center.
Both Marko Krickovic and Mate Zsiga, Baylor's representatives at the USTA Pro Circuit's Futures of Mansfield tournament, fell in their second round matches on Sunday. The main draw for doubles and singles begins this Tuesday, with freshman Julian Lenz competing in the wild-card draw and partnering with Robert Verzaal for the doubles main draw.
To end on a good note, go read Jon Bois' "Tailgate Judgement." Some people eat the strangest things...