No. 15/24 Baylor baseball postponed its Saturday game vs. No. 23 Houston at Baylor Ballpark due to inclement weather.
The teams were originally scheduled to play the second game of the series on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. CT but soggy weather forced today’s doubleheader to finish the series. The first game today will start at 1:05 p.m. on FSSW and the finale will start approximately 45 minutes after the first game is done.
Track and Field
- A day after a disappointing opening to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Baylor track and field coach watched as his athletes made the most of their three events on Saturday’s final day, with all exceeding their previous rankings. Story from BearsExtra.
Baylor senior Annie Rhodes captured a silver medal in the pole vault in her final indoor competition for the Bears. The former Midway standout broke her own school record by clearing 14-71/4, the same height cleared by champion Lakan Taylor of Alabama, who bested Rhodes for first with fewer misses.
“After I cleared that bar, I knew I was going to place me probably three,” said Rhodes, who placed 10th at this meet last year. “I started crying, and I’ve never cried at a meet, because I was so happy. I just felt this overwhelming sensation of excitement. I’m just thankful to the Lord, because it’s by the grace of God that I was even here.”
- All three of Baylor’s track and field entries on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships produced All-America honors Saturday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium. From Baylor Bears Dot com.
Senior Annie Rhodes was second in the pole vault, freshman Maxwell Willis was fifth in the 200 meters and the women’s 4x400-meter relay of Taylor Bennett, Kiana Hawn, Kiana Horton and Leticia De Souza closed out the night by taking fifth in that event.
The 12 combined points for the women tied them for 14th in the team race. Willis’ four points allowed the BU men to score in the meet for the 37th-straight year - the nation’s longest streak.
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The ninth-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team suffered a 4-0 setback at No. 13 UCLA Saturday at the Sunset Canyon Tennis Courts. From Baylor Bears dot com.
Playing its third match on the road in less than a week, the Bears lost for the first time since Feb. 19.
The Bruins got out to an early advantage by winning the doubles point. The 26th-ranked pairing of Martin Redlicki and Evan Zhu bested BU’s Juan Benitez and Will Little, 6-4, at the No. 1 spot to open the match. That decision was followed by Johannes Schretter and Jimmy Bendeck dropping a 6-3 contest to Maxime Cressy and Ben Goldberg on court three.
- Five juniors with something to prove this spring, Baylor's junior class has plenty of talented players that seem like they could make the leap from role player to star.
- Starr delves into Title IX's role, time at Baylor in Q&A on new book - WacoTrib.com: Higher Education, Former Baylor University President Ken Starr recently sat down with the Tribune-Herald to discuss his time at Baylor, which he writes about in a new book, "Bear Country: The Baylor Story." Starr also discusses the school's ongoing sexual assault scandal, which saw him removed as president by the Baylor Board of Regents before he resigned from his other roles as chancellor and law professor.
- Cowgirls battle through Baylor, wind to win Big 12 opener | Local Sports | stwnewspress.com, It doesn’t matter what was thrown at the seventh-ranked Cowgirls on Thursday, nothing was stopping them in their Big 12 Conference opener.
- McGlaun’s big day leads No. 15 Baylor past No. 18 Louisiana-Lafayette | The Baylor Lariat, No. 15 Baylor softball took down No. 18 Louisiana-Lafayette 5-4 Thursday afternoon.
- Illinois fires head coach John Groce | CollegeBasketballTalk, Groce had not been to the NCAA tournament in four seasons.