As many students prepare to attempt to go from zero to hero, Baylor sports continue to press on. Softball plays their final game at home tonight, both basketball teams picked up new signings, and Men's and Women's Golf prepare for the NCAA Championships. Of course, we can never disregard football news either.
Beat the Longhorns
SB Concludes Regular Season with Home and Home Matchup with UT - BaylorBears.com
Baylor and Texas battle in a home and home series for second place in the Big 12. The Lady Bears have lost six straight to the Longhorns, but they are on a tear right now, putting up gaudy scorelines against Iowa State at the weekend (I seem to remember another team that destroyed ISU and then went on to beat Texas...). If Baylor wins one of the two games, they will clinch second place, their second-highest finish ever. Unfortunately, even if Oklahoma lost both of their games against OSU, they would take the title via tiebreaker. None of the matters at the moment; just beat Texas.
The first game is today at 6:00 here in Waco. The final regular season game of the year will be on 11. May in Austin.
Kristy Wallace Signs NLI to Attend BU - BaylorBears.com
Wallace, a 5-11 combo guard, currently competes in the South East Australian Basketball League and is attending the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence. Wallace should fit in nicely in the spots left open by the graduation of Odyssey Sims and Makenzie Robertson. The Australian chose Baylor over Louisville (*insert Grumpy Cat "good" image here), Purdue, and Washington. She will have all four years of eligibility available to her when she arrives.
Baylor's 2014-2015 signing class now sits as such: Kristy Wallace, 6-2 power forward Dekeiya Cohen (Charleston, S.C./West Ashley HS), and 6-3 post Micayla Buckner (Garland, Texas/Naaman Forest HS).
Men's Hoops Signs Deng Deng to NLI - BaylorBears.com
Lee College PF Deng Deng commits to Baylor - ODB
Check out the write-up Mark did for everything you need to know about the coolest-named player we've ever had.
According to BaylorBears.com, this is Baylor's class as of now:
BAYLOR CLASS OF 2014-15 SIGNEES
Deng Deng, 6-8, 215, Melbourne, Australia (Lee College)
Damiyne Durham, 6-5, 190, Oakwood, Texas (Oakwood HS)
Position rankings: No. 21 (Future150.com), No. 31 (ESPN.com), No. 51 (247Sports.com)
Regional rankings: No. 23 in Midlands (ESPN.com)
State rankings: No. 9 (Future150.com), No. 15 (ESPN.com), No. 16 (247Sports.com)
Kobe Eubanks, 6-5, 212, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Our Savior New American School [N.Y.])
Position rankings: No. 22 (ESPN.com), No. 45 (247Sports.com composite)
Regional rankings: No. 21 in East (ESPN.com)
State rankings: No. 5 (ESPN.com), No. 21 (247Sports.com composite)
T.J. (Terry) Maston, 6-7, 215, DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS)
Position rankings: No. 69 (247Sports.com composite), No. 74 (ESPN.com)
Regional rankings: No. 49 in Midlands (ESPN.com)
State rankings: No. 20 (247Sports.com composite), No. 30 (ESPN.com)
Lester Medford, 5-11, 185, Tucson, Ariz. (Amphitheater HS/Arizona Western CC/Indian Hills CC)
Big 12 PoW
Baseball's Adam Toth Named Big 12 Player of the Week - BaylorBears.com
Adam Toth was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the first time in his career following last week's stunning output. Toth hit 11-for-22 (0.500) en route to six runs, four RBI, three steals, two walks, one double, and one home run, good for a slugging percentage of 0.682 and an on-base percentage of 0.542. Wow.
Men's Golf Earns No. 5 Seed at NCAA West Regional - BaylorBears.com
Women's Golf Earns No. 14 Seed in NCAA East Regional - BaylorBears.com
Go get em, golfers.
Sports Illustrated's Campus Union has put out their post-spring 2014 Heisman Watch. Naturally, one Bryce Petty is among the front-runners.
The Greatest Tifo Ever
For the unaware, tifos are basically (generally) large displays held up by fans prior to the start of the match. They can either be card tricks like Baylor had at Homecoming, banners, or various other methods. Tifos are most common at football (the proper kind) matches in Europe and South America, but MLS fan bases have really risen up in recent years and produced some outstanding tifos (search "Cascadia Cup tifos"). Still, none of them compare to this display by FC Copenhagen.
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