The amount of swag in this picture is almost incalculable. Get those guys from the JPL who landed that thing on Mars to do something important for a change. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Just a few things from the twitterverse and other places in the blogosphere:
First, those on twitter should go check out the timeline of Tom Hart, an ESPN play-by-play guy that covers the Atlanta Braves. For one reason or another he was at Baylor's practice today and tweeted several positive notes about his experience.
You probably knew from me telling you that Katy Seven Lakes OL Caleb Benenoch (Rivals profile) is one of Baylor's biggest targets left on the recruiting board. Did you also know that he is the brother of one Josh Benenoch, a RSFR DB for Baylor that wears #37? You do now. You can follow both Josh and Caleb on twitter, and if you do you will see that Josh spends quite a bit of time every day trying to convince his little brother to join him in Waco. Those efforts seem to be bearing fruit, as now Baylor has not only made Caleb's final five and earned an official visit from the talented OL, but will entertain him this weekend on an unofficial visit at Saturday's Meet the Bears event.
For the non-twitterate (twitter literate), that's Josh tweeting a picture of Sicemsports.com's article about Caleb's upcoming visit to Caleb. Easy, right? Let's hope Baylor puts on its best face this weekend because it will be an uphill battle to convince Caleb to spurn UT and A&M.
Now hit the jump.
Also, our friend David Ubben at ESPN.com posted his video reaction to the news that TCU head coach Gary Patterson would not punish starting QB Casey Pachall for his failed drug test last spring. I intended to but forgot to post about it when this broke, so I'll give you my reaction now: this is the least surprising news since Anderson Cooper came out of the closet. Pachall has been rumored to be a pothead as long as I can remember, and I've always thought it a matter of time until he got caught. I'm also not at all surprised that Patterson decided not to punish him; after all, it's one failed drug test (that we know of) and he's TCU's most important player on offense. Very, very few coaches would suspend him for this alone, even with all the rumors swirling about. Whatever.
Ubben also posted "Opening Camp" entry-- a quick update about the biggest questions facing each team in the conference-- about Baylor today. It's short, and it doesn't really say anything we didn't know already, but it's worth a read if you have a moment.
Finally, the Big 12 basketball schedules will be released tomorrow (Thursday) morning, so look out for that. I'll put up a post with the full schedule as soon as they are available.