Almost every active Baylor team played this weekend. Across eight events, Baylor suffered only one loss (in Acrobatics and Tumbling). Former Bears impressed at the NFL Combine this past weekend as well. It is never a bad time to be a Baylor Bear, but it is an excellent time to be one right now!
The Olympics are officially over. The United States finished second in the medal count behind host country Russia. All in all, it was a slightly disappointing showing for the Americans because of their high hopes coming into the Games. Still, we finished ahead of Canada (suck it, Hat!).
In Season: MBB, WBB, Baseball, and Softball
Baseball Gives Coach Smith 700th Career Win - BaylorBears.com
The major story of Sunday was Coach Steve Smith winning his 700th game as the head coach of the Baylor Bears. Baseball dominated once again, beating Austin Peay 12-1 in a game called in the seventh inning. A seven run fifth inning put the game out of reach once again for the Governors. The game also featured a fifth inning with FIVE batters hit by a pitch, including four in a row. "How do we baseball?" - Austin Peay, probably.
Baylor continues their home stand with a match tomorrow versus Incarnate Word.
Canion Helps No. 15 Baylor Softball Cruise Past Northwestern, 4-0 - BaylorBears.com
I know it is early, but Baylor bat sports have been doing really well thus far in the season. Baylor finished off their Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic experience with yet another shutout win. A three-run second inning gave Baylor the lead that they did not relinquish.
Whitney Canion threw the 32nd shutout of her career (she just pitched Saturday, do softball pitchers not rotate like baseball?) with eight strikeouts in a full game's work. Since the first game of the season, Canion has an ERA of 0.39 through 54 innings.
Men's and Women's Basketball play later in the week.
Off Season: Football
Coach Kazadi and his crew have done some incredible works with their players and it showed at the Combine. #FreakTeam indeed.
Best of the Rest
Men's Tennis Blanks No. 26 Mississippi, 4-0 - BaylorBears.com
Men's Tennis finally got to play in their element, outside, and it showed as Baylor blanked Ole Miss for their seventh home win in as many tries.
Men's Golf Takes Fifth at Bayou City - BaylorBears.com
Following this tournament, Baylor has now finished in the top five of five of the seven tournaments.
Sunday's opening round at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate postponed by rain. Teams will play 36 holes on Monday. #SicEm
— Baylor Women's Golf (@BaylorWGolf) February 23, 2014
A&T Loses Close Meet to Quinnipiac - BaylorBears.com
Acrobatics and Tumbling lost by .56 points to the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Freshman Kiara Nowlin scored a 9.98 in the Six Element, almost reaching a perfect 10.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the driving-around-in-circles-at-high-speeds event. MURICA!
Speaking of MURICA, here is your final medal count, as told by puppets.
Chivas USA is a mess of an organization. For the good of MLS, I hope the club can get back on track.
I've got a minor man crush on Bortles.
— ConnerSaurusRex (@ConnerSaurusRex) February 24, 2014