Homecoming Week is here again, which means that ODB's resident Chamber rep is off doing Chamber things all week and y'all get to be stuck with the replacement writer. Bummer, I know. Anyway, let's find out what's happening in Baylor sports right now.
Tennis and Golf
Former Baylor All-American Benjamin Becker achieved a person-record singles ranking of No. 35 in the newest ATP rankings, moving up 10 spots from his position a week ago.
Ema Burgic comes up short 7-6(3), 7-5 to former world No. 7 Nicole Vaidisova @ITFprocircuit New Braunfels. RECAP: http://t.co/Da8tbuhEPv— BaylorWTennis (@BaylorWTennis) October 27, 2014
The senior Burgic falls to 7-3 in pro events this fall. Not bad for a college kid, I'd say.
Baylor is in 9th place heading to Tuesday's final round at the Alamo Invite: http://t.co/4mgvDaYzVd #SicEm— Baylor Women's Golf (@BaylorWGolf) October 27, 2014
A rough day on the links saw the Lady Bears drop to ninth place with an overall score of 9-over 153. Head coach Jay Goble was not too pleased with his team's performance, saying "Nobody played that great." Hopefully the girls can clean up the small mistakes and have a better day today in the third and final round of the Alamo Invitational.
Baylor in 2nd and Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen has individual lead after 36 holes at Royal Oaks: http://t.co/FTxVJ0GPBd #SicEm— Baylor Men's Golf (@BaylorMGolf) October 28, 2014
The men's team, on the other hand, is performing well at their tournament, the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The Bears trail Oklahoma State by a mere two strokes as a team and senior Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen leads all players by three strokes. Another solid day could bring home hardware for the men's team today.
Did you know there was a football game at McClane Stadium? Of course you did. You are going to be there and wear the appropriate color, right? Of course you are. Here's a reminder for #StripeMcClane, in case you forgot.
Art Briles and co gave their weekly press conference yesterday. You can read ODB's recap here or the entire transcript here.
Homecoming not only brings back Bears of yesteryear, it brings future Bears to McClane Stadium as well. In terms of recruits, it looks like Baylor could have a star-studded lineup on hand to witness the beat down of the Jayhawks. Here's a short (and probably incomplete) list:
Jeffrey McCullock - 2016 3* OLB
Dontavious Jackson - 2016 4* ILB
Kris Boyd - 2015 4* CB
Kahlil Haughton - 2015 4* S
Daylon Mack - 2015 5* DT currently committed to aggy.
Needless to say, a shutout of Kansas would surely help these players in their decision-making process. I also don't have to tell you that if Mack switches, he and Billings would wreck shop together.
I put out the call on Twitter to send in your best moments/quotes in Baylor history. Y'all didn't disappoint.
The 2011 OU game was obviously brought up:
@DerBaylorBaer "Griffin buys time, launches it towards the endzone..."— David Hornbeak (@davidhornbeak) October 27, 2014
@DerBaylorBaer Being sprayed by chewing tobacco water/spit and beer when RG3 hit TDubs in the end zone to beat OU— Michael Nichols (@mdn_13) October 27, 2014
Naturally, we had some TCU hatin'
@DerBaylorBaer "WHERE'S THAT CHRISTIAN SPIRIT FROM BAYLOR" - TCU guy— Whale Muschump (@therealclace) October 27, 2014
@DerBaylorBaer No, but for real, both of Briles' staredowns on TCU.— Whale Muschump (@therealclace) October 27, 2014
And finally, the quote of the year for 2013:
@DerBaylorBaer can god save a hooker?— DeVion Hinton (@PreachMyBrotha) October 27, 2014
Yes, yes He can.
The Daily Brilesism
A Homecoming Week special!
Art Briles says he tells his players to "turn hype into type." Briles: "Make 'em type it."— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) July 21, 2014