Congrats to former Bear Quincy Acy on signing with the Dallas Mavericks. From Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN:
The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a two-year deal for the minimum salary with power forward Quincy Acy, according to a league source. Dallas is also in discussions with former first-round pick Rodrigue Beaubois about a possible return to the team, league sources said.
Coach Grobe spoke to the Houston Touchdown Club. Rey Castillo of the Courier had this:
“It’s two-fold to have Jim here,” he said. “We like to have a good time and the game of football and Jim, allows us to do that. We are able to raise a few dollars for our program and it allows us to give back to our community. One of the things that is most delightful to me is seeing these Baylor fans getting together to watch Jim and have a good time. It’s nice to see them together because some of people here haven’t seen each other in several years.”
Spanning six decades and representing seven different sports, Baylor University's 57th Hall of Fame class adds eight outstanding former student-athletes, highlighted by Olympic gold medalist Darold Williamson (2002-05), two-time Ray Guy Award winner Daniel Sepulveda (2003-06) and two-time All-American Sophia Young-Malcolm (2002-06).
The 2016 class of inductees also includes Aundre Branch from men's basketball (1992-95), baseball's Jon Perlman (1976-79), softball's Cristin Vitek (2002-05), football player Bentley Jones (1946-48) and Jahnavi Parekh (1999-2001), who goes in as the first women's tennis player in the Hall of Fame.
Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News doesn’t believe Baylor football is doomed:
Question: Baylor has enough talent to compete this season, but are the Bears doomed to be the doormat they once were?
Kevin Sherrington: Oh, I wouldn't say that. Art Briles is a tremendous offensive coach, but there are a lot of good coaches out there. He helped make it a better job. They've got a fantastic new stadium, which helps recruiting immensely. And he was, I think, the league's highest-paid coach. If you're willing to pay for it, you can attract top talent to that type of situation. Especially a job in a Power 5 conference.