Two-Sleeves is coming back! Cory Jefferson announced yesterday his intention to stay here at Baylor for his senior season, bringing joy to the hearts of Bears basketball fans. With Jefferson returning, the 2013-2014 Bears are a much stronger team, and ESPN's Ken Pomeroy has him projected as the only Big 12 First-Team All-American. The Bears will have an early season opportunity to show their skills at the Maui Invitational, where they will face teams including Gonzaga and Syracuse.
Baylor Baseball will play their final Big 12 home series this weekend against Texas, with the first game starting tonight at 6:30 PM. The Bears look to bounce back from their series loss against TCU with wins over a down but talented Longhorn team, and increase their admittedly small chances of making it to the NCAA tournament. Native Seattle-ite Cal Towey's had a huge part in some major wins, and manned the hot corner with success, thought he took a meandering journey across the diamond to end there.
No. 14 Baylor Softball will face Kansas in Lawrence for a three game series, starting their final push through conference play. The Lady Bears have won three of the last four games against the Jayhawks, and five of their last seven games. Baylor will return home to face Texas Tech in the last home series of the regular season, before playing one game in Austin against Texas.
Top-seeded Baylor Women's Tennis will take on 8-seed Kansas this morning in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championships, looking to win their 7th Big 12 Championship in the last 8 years. The Lady Bears have won the doubles point for nine straight weekends, and all of Baylor's losses have come against top-50 opponents.
Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling won two NCATA Individual National titles yesterday, earning them in Tumbling, Trio pass and Tumbling, Aerial pass. Hailey Cowan, Keegan Johnson, and Stephanie Bohmler earned All-American honors for the Bears, as well, and Ginger Piemmons was named the Academic Athlete of the Year.