I've got a bajillion and one things to do today, so the DBR will likely be a bit shorter than normal.
Football Closes Spring With Scrimmage - BaylorBears.com
The cold(ish) weather couldn't stop 3,750 Baylor fans from making their way to Waco to watch the Big 12 Champions finish their spring practice cycle. Yesterday saw the Bears take the field sans several offensive linemen. As such, there was a good deal more 7 vs 7 than in previous years. Nevertheless, the offense still showed flashes of that explosive play we all know and love. Briles said that the objective of this scrimmage was to keep everyone healthy and they accomplished that, so I am not at all worried about the sputtering offense we saw yesterday. If Briles was pleased with the scrimmage, I am pleased with the scrimmage.
The defense was surprisingly good. I mainly focused on the secondary, as they were some of the biggest unknowns. While our starting secondary mostly played against second team offense, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well they were doing. Sure, there was a missed coverage here and there, but overall I was very impressed with the work the secondary did. It definitely helps them that they have Shawn Oakman on the DL blowing people up.
Hit the Ball, Score the Points
Baseball Falls 6-3 at No. 8 Texas to Drop Series - BaylorBears.com
Losing to a Top-10 team on the road isn't surprising, but after Friday's heart-breaking loss, it would have been nice to get some revenge. The final game of the series is today at 2:30 on that silly network (LHN)
Men's Golf in Sixth Place at Augusta Invite - BaylorBears.com
Golf plays the final round today and will attempt to improve their score.
Women's Golf Remains in Lead at DAC Invitational - BaylorBears.com
The Lady Bears have a four-stroke lead over second-place No. 18 LSU. Bring home the hardware, ladies!
Men's Tennis Sweeps No. 28 Texas Tech, 7-0 - BaylorBears.com
Men's Tennis maintains their perfect home record as they dominate the Techsters, 7-0. Baylor is on a 10-game winning streak.
Women's Tennis Travels To No. 57 Kansas, No. 69 Kansas State - BaylorBears.com
The Lady Bears look to remain perfect in Big 12 play as they take on the Wildcats in Manhattan today at 11:00.
Track & Field Wraps Florida Relays - BaylorBears.com
Both Men's and Women's 4x400 teams recorded their best time of the season yesterday. No first places, but both Cion Hicks (FR Shot Put) and Erin Atkinson (SR Hammer Throw) finished second with season best marks.
MLS's Rivalry Weekend produced some thrilling games yesterday. The Portland Timbers - Seattle Sounders matchwas hyped up by MLS all week to be THE game to watch. What fans got was something even better. The Timbers went down early, 0-1, but quickly came back and took the lead, 2-1. Clint Dempsey equalised before the half, setting up a cracker of a second half. Portland, behind a pair of beautiful strikes, jumped out to a 4-2 lead and looked to have the rivalry match in the bag. Captain America (Dempsey) thought otherwise. He scored two goals late to salvage a point for the Sounders. As a Timbers fans, the draw was disheartening, but my, what a match it was.
FC Dallas dominated the Houston Dynamo, 4-1, to maintain possession of El Capitan, a replica 18th-century howitzer that the winning team gets to keep. Je-Vaughan Watson had himself a brace in the second half to put the Hoops in the driver's seat for good.
Other Texas Sports
The Astros fell to The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 1-5 - CrawfishBoxes
Fun fact: "The Los Angeles Angels translates to 'The the angels angels'". Also, they win the award for stupidest team name ever.
Somehow, the Wildcats won yet another thriller to advance to the Championship game on Monday. UConn, meanwhile, outmatched the larger Florida Gators to advance. This should be an excellent game.
Drake takes bandwagon-ing to a whole new level.
I don't like you Kentucky. But what you've done in this tournament has been simply incredible.
I don't like you Kentucky. But what you've done in this tournament has been simply incredible.— David Fankhauser (@dfank_BU) April 6, 2014
My feelings exactly.
Apparently, this is cake. Whatever it is, I want it.