- Baseball, at Texas Tech, 2:00 PM, Listen
- Softball, vs Iowa State, 12:05 PM, Watch, Listen
- Women's Golf, vs Ping ASU Invitational, All Day
- Women's Volleyball, vs FAST Tournament (Spring), All Day
- Track, vs Baylor Invitational, All Day
- Some players don’t even play 100 matches in their collegiate career, let alone win that many. Full story by WacoTrib’s Krista Pirtle at BearsExtra.
But Blair Shankle isn’t any ordinary tennis player.
The Baylor senior is fifth in the country, and in the Lady Bears’ 4-0 rout of SMU Friday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Center, Shankle reached the century mark.
“It’s crazy,” Shankle said. “I can’t believe it’s already been four years and that I’ve reached this milestone. It says a lot to the coaching and the players before me who helped me out and prepared me for my years here.”
Shankle is the ninth player in Baylor women’s tennis history to record such a feat.
Joey Scrivano said Shankle will go down in Baylor history as one of the all-time greats.
“It says so much about her dedication and her commitment and just her willingness to play through injury and illness,” the Baylor coach said. “She’s pretty darn amazing.”
While the women rolled to victory, the third-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team grinded out a 4-3 victory over No. 16 Oklahoma which snapped a five-match losing streak to the Sooners.
- Men's Tennis Outlasts No. 16 Oklahoma, 4-3 - Baylor Official Athletic Site, The third-ranked Baylor men's tennis team used a three-set singles victory from sophomore Jimmy Bendeck to knock off No. 16 Oklahoma, 4-3, in its opening Big 12 conference match Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
- No. 14 WT Bests SMU, 4-0 - Baylor Official Athletic Site, The No. 14 Baylor womens tennis team (16-5) notched its third consecutive 4-0 victory over on Friday evening against SMU (15-4) at Hurd Tennis Center. Senior Blair Shankle highlighted action with her 100th career win in singles action. She is the ninth player to accomplish the feat in program history.
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- Womens Golf Tied for Lead at Ping/ASU Invitational - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor womens golf is tied atop the leaderboard after shooting 10-under-par 278 in Fridays first round at the Ping/ASU Invitational. Four BU players shot below par in their first rounds at the ASU Karsten Golf Course.
- With QB Tony Romo Gone Cowboys Work Out Baylor QB Seth Russell And Five More, They brought in a lot of under-the-radar prospects, including Baylor QB Seth Russell. According to NFL.com's Chase Goodbread...
- Jalen Hurd schedules new visit, Former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd has scheduled another spring visit as he plots his transfer.
- Baylor spring football notebook: Spring game, Rhoades and Rhule on the road, spring practice No. 9, Spring game update, Rhoades and Rhule hit the road, recapping Thursday's spring practice.
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Baylor Football: Spring Practice Recap - Day 9
- Baylor junior forward Johnathan Motley was named the winner of the Karl Malone Award as the nation’s best power forward at the ESPN College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles on Friday night. Complete story by WacoTrib’s John Werner at BearsExtra.
Motley was selected from a group of five finalists that also included Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen, Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan and UCLA’s TJ Leaf.
Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell won the inaugural award in 2015 and Iowa State’s Georges Niang picked up the 2016 award.
“Baylor Nation is extremely proud and happy for Johnathan Motey,” said Baylor coach Scott Drew. “Karl Malone signifies hard work and dedication, and Johnathan has followed in those footsteps. He’s done a tremendous job progressing throughout his Baylor career.”
- Motley Wins 2017 Karl Malone Award - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor mens basketball All-American forward Johnathan Motley was announced as the 2017 Karl Malone Award winner during the ESPN College Basketball Awards Friday night in Los Angeles.
- Nina Davis excited about possible WNBA future, Baylor's Nina Davis is days away from finding out which team wants her to play professionally in the United States. The WNBA Draft is Thursday and Davis is expected to be taken at some point.
- Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys TE Rico Gathers opens up on influence of Tony Romo, Dak Prescott and transition from hoops to football | SportsDay, In his rookie season, Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers said he had plenty of help transitioning from a Baylor basketball player to a professional...
Baylor Softball: Highlights vs Iowa St (Fri)
- Baylor’s offensive attack has shown great versatility all season with its blend of power and speed and talented hitters throughout the order. Read more of this John Werner story at BearsExtra.
With eight of nine hitters reaching base, the No. 13 Lady Bears methodically put away Iowa State, 5-1, in the series opener Friday night at Getterman Stadium.
They provided plenty of support for Baylor ace Kelsee Selman who scattered four hits and two walks and collected 10 strikeouts to improve to 18-3 this season. The Lady Bears (33-6, 6-1) moved to 19-1 at home heading into the second of the three-game series Saturday at noon.
“This was probably one of the first times I’ve had an umpire that was kind of a little tighter than usual, so I had to fight through that,” Selman said. “I had to use more of my curveball than I usually would because of his tight strike zone. Other than that, everything was the same and it worked out.”
- No. 13 Baylor Softball Opens Series with Win over Iowa State - Baylor Official Athletic Site, No. 13/14 Baylor softball (33-6, 6-1 Big 12) secured a 5-1 win in game one of the weekend series with the Iowa State Cyclones (15-25, 0-7 Big 12) on Friday evening at Getterman Stadium.
Track & Field
- Track & Field Welcomes 14 Teams For Baylor Invitational - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor's track and field program will host its first meet of the 2017 outdoor season with 14 teams traveling to Waco to take part in the Baylor Invitational Saturday at Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium.
- Baylor Invitational chance for Bears to get warmed up for Big 12 meet | Baylor Track And Field | wacotrib.com, Doesn’t it feel like Felix Obi has been on the Baylor track team for about 10 years?
- New Mexico State Athletics - Aggies Travel for Baylor Invitational, "A select number of athletes from the sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws will travel to Waco, Texas, for the Baylor Invitational," co-interim head coach Larry Carmichael said. "We will continue to look for improved times and distances at the meet."
- Northwestern State Athletics - Track & Field travels to Waco for Baylor Invitational, Following one of the biggest meets in the country, the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, where Northwestern State track & field continued its strong season, the Demons and Lady Demons will head to the Baylor Invitational on Saturday. "After the Texas Relays, I think we found out they can compete with anybody in the country," head coach Mike Heimerman said. "Not that they didn't think it before, but now they know it heading into Waco."
- Baseball Downed by No. 6 Texas Tech in Series Opener - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball lost its series opener at Texas Tech 13-2 on Friday evening at Griffin Park. The Bears (19-11, 2-5) were unable to keep up with the Red Raiders (27-6, 5-2) bats that scored 13 runs on 13 hits.
- Equestrian Lands Four on All-America Teams - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor equestrian secured four selections to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) All-America Teams, announced Thursday by the organization.