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Scandal fallout makes Baylor student proud to call Baylor her home; 2017 Juco commit; football Green and Gold Game is tomorrow; more sports and such.

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Today’s Events, Apr 21

Saturday’s Events, Apr 22

Sunday’s Events, Apr 23

Women’s Tennis

  • The No. 18 Baylor women’s tennis team (17-5) finishes its regular season with three Big 12 matchups at home. The week, which began with a win on Wednesday over No. 24 TCU, continues on Friday with a 5 p.m. matchup against Kansas State and ends with a Sunday dual at 1 p.m. against No. 27 Kansas. From Baylor Bears dot com.

“We have a great opportunity to play against three quality opponents at home to end our regular season,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “We are capable of finishing the season strong and getting one step closer to reaching our potential as a team. I know our players are motivated to compete and give it their best. It all begins with the things we can control and that’s what we are focusing on heading into this last week.”

Sunday’s match will serve as Senior Day for No. 5 Blair Shankle and No. 119 Rhiann Newborn. Fans are encouraged to stick around after the match to recognize the senior class.

Cub Tennis, a free clinic for children 11-years-old and under, will take place one hour before each dual match this week. Children must wear athletic clothing and shoes to participate. Tennis equipment will be provided.

Following this week’s three-match home stand, the Lady Bears will open postseason action at the 2017 Big 12 Tennis Championship in Norman, Oka. The four-day event will be held at Headington Family Tennis Center from April 27-30. General admission all-session tickets are available for $15 (adults) and $10 (youth) at www.big12sports.com. Fans can also purchase $5 single-day tickets in person on the day of the event.

Men’s Tennis

Golf

Softball

Baseball

Lady Bears Basketball

Man Bears Basketball

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Track & Field

  • 2017 Michael Johnson Invitational, Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor University will host the 2017 Michael Johnson Invitational, April 22, 2017 at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium. The event will feature top athletes from Baylor, Abilene Christian, Air Force, Angelo State, Cal. State-Fullerton, George Mason, Lamar, Miami, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Tarleton State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC, TCU and Texas Tech.

Football

Scandal Backlash

I knew that sexual assault was happening at Baylor University. I chose to be a part of the 2020 class anyway.

(Full story at Dallas Morning News.)

Once on campus, I found that . . . awareness was everywhere. Discussing Title IX was a prevalent part of the student culture. I, along with the rest of the students, completed online training required for registration, and I attended Baylor's second "It's on Us" seminar. The word "consent" was clearly defined, and students were encouraged to look out for one another in potentially dangerous situations. Every one of my professors addressed the touchy subject on the first day of classes.

Looking back, I find it odd that this topic defined my first few months of college, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Coming to Baylor during this season of rebuilding has taught me about the importance of educating myself on all topics, especially the hard ones.

Having knowledge of the allegations has not diminished my love for my school, like I once feared. The verse Luke 8:17 comes to mind: "For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be known and illuminated."

It's as if God himself is keeping Baylor accountable to the biblical standards it is founded on. To me, this is reason enough for being proud to call Baylor my home. It's a place I see God moving, and a place I love being a part of.

  • Lecture speaks on hook-up culture and sex | The Baylor Lariat, Students attended Dr. Jeremy Uecker’s lecture about Society and Sex at the Bill Daniel Student Center Thursday evening to listen to part of a four-part series titled “Let’s Talk About It.” Uecker, an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor, focused on describing what is actually happening among young adults in the United States with respect to hooking up and sexual behavior in a more general sense.
  • Linda Livingstone, the first ever female president of Baylor University, points to her faith as a deciding factor in her acceptance of the job at the world's largest Baptist university. Full story at the Baptist Press.

"My personal faith commitment and my commitment to Jesus Christ was really important in this process," Livingstone, a former Baylor faculty member and dean, said in an April 18 telephone interview on local ABC affiliate KXXV-TV. "My family and I spent a lot of time and prayer and reflection as we looked at this opportunity as it played out, and it certainly was important in that."

In 1998, Livingstone was instrumental in another first for women, as reported by various media outlets -- co-chairing the search committee that brought the first female pastor into the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Julie Pennington-Russell. The church, Calvary Baptist in Waco, is affiliated nationally with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a breakaway from the Southern Baptist Convention. Pennington-Russell is now pastor of First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., where Livingtone is a member.

Livingstone's unanimous selection by Baylor's board of regents, chairman Ronald Murff said in an April 18 teleconference, was not provoked by the sexual assault scandal that unraveled the university's leadership in 2016 but was driven by a search for the best person for the job.

"Dr. Livingstone brings an accomplished academic career to Baylor, combined with a strong appreciation and support of Baylor's mission," Murff said. "A longtime Baptist and former Baylor faculty member, she has a passion for the distinctiveness of Baylor's Christian mission in higher education."