The only Baylor sports in action yesterday were Men's and Women's Golf. What are we Bears supposed to do when there are hardly any Baylor sports on? Thankfully, there's a little event called the Olympic Games that is full of all kinds of sport to whet our appetite.
In Season: Men's and Women's Basketball
The Man Bears play at TCU on Wednesday. Check back tomorrow for more on this game.
Like the Men, the Lady Bears also play tomorrow, at Texas Tech
WBB's Sims and Davis Sweep Big 12 Weekly Awards - BaylorBears.com
Sims wins her sixth Philips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week this season. Davis won her fifth Freshman of the Week award. The awards come as no surprise following the excellent games had by both on Sunday.
Baylor Sounds of the Game: Lady Bears vs. Oklahoma State - BaylorBears.com
Off Season: Football and Baseball
Day Three: I fear the bitter cold has prevented the postal carriers from reaching their destination with news of the boys in green and gold.
Baseball has its opener this Friday at Arizona State. ODB's mileskelly has two more posts like this one coming to preview the season. Since I have only been to one Baylor Baseball game (for shame, I know), I shall refrain from commenting too much on the team from an analysis standpoint until I've been able to make a few games (which I will do).
Best of the Rest
Men's Golf in Second after Two Rounds at UTSA - BaylorBears.com
The men's golf team are down in San Antonio for the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational. The Bears are currently in second place, one stroke behind Oklahoma, after two rounds. Right now, it looks like the battle for the title is between the Sooners and the Bears, as third place North Texas are currently nine shots off of Baylor.
Women's Golf in Fourth at Palos Verdes - BaylorBears.com
The Lady Bears are sitting in fourth place at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge. They only teams ahead of them at the moment are the top three teams in the nation: USC, UCLA, and Duke. USC (-1) currently has a 14-stroke lead over UCLA (+13). Because USC are so far ahead, the battle looks to be for second place, with Duke, Baylor, Arizona, and Washington all within six strokes of second-place UCLA.
Baylor's home opener is this Friday at 3:00 versus UAB, followed by Drake University at 5:30.
As of this writing, Norway is leading the medal count with a whopping eleven medals Our neighbors in the Great White North are in second with nine, followed by the Netherlands with seven thanks in large part to their dominance on the speed skating rink. The US and Russia are tied for fourth with six medals a piece.
The United States Women's Curling Team fell last night to Team Russia and the power of SVEEEEEEEEEEEEP. For those of you that didn't watch, the Russians would yell "Sweep" after throwing the stone. However, it sounded a whole lot more like "SVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP", especially when they yelled it. The whole thing was quite amusing and inspired many late night Tweets.
USA-Russia women's curling on the NBC Olympics site. Like Miracle on Ice 2, but with Russian women yelling SVEEEEEEEEEEEEP over and over.
USA-Russia women's curling on the NBC Olympics site. Like Miracle on Ice 2, but with Russian women yelling SVEEEEEEEEEEEEP over and over.— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 11, 2014
I'm not saying I inspired SB Nation here, but look at the time stamps...
Speaking of the best Olympic sport, Curling, let's learn a little bit about it.
In case you need another reason to love Shaun White, he jumped a media fence to say hello to his fans.
Other Sports Happenings
There are five games occuring in the Premier League today. Obviously, the most important game of the day (@totally non-biased opinion here@) is West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea. The Blues will be looking to remain at the top of the table in an away game they should win.
Viva The Matadors has a nice piece regarding the whole Jeff Orr situation from the perspective of an "Ex-Superfan". It's well worth the read.
SB Nation's number guru, Bill Connelly, has update his College Football Relegation piece. Unlike the last one, Baylor is in the Big 12 every year of this simulation.