Football Scheduling News: What We Know
Yesterday, Art Briles dropped a bomb during Stewart Mandel's podcast, mentioning in passing that Baylor will play Mississippi State in the next few years. How truthful Briles was being is debatable, as the MSU AD later said on twitter that no plans have been set. However, Smoaky and the rest of the radio crowd are also saying that Ian McCaw has a few options at the moment with Power 5 schools and we should hear something in a week or so. Pertinent tweets are embedded below.
#Baylor AD Ian McCaw: "We have 3 or 4 active discussions with autonomy conference schools (for football scheduling) going on right now."— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) April 28, 2015
McCaw: There's one neutral (site) possibility out there but primarily we're talking home and home.— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) April 28, 2015
NCAA Tennis Nationals Set
Baylor Men's Tennis will be the No. 2 seed going into the national postseason, behind only Oklahoma. Four Big 12 programs (OU, Baylor, TCU, Texas) are in the top ten with a legitimate shot to win it all. These teams are built for a large tournament after spending all year grinding through tough non-conference schedules and working against each other during the indoor and outdoor seasons.
WATCH as Baylor learns it is the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Championships. pic.twitter.com/9mWKmLbG2T— BaylorMTennis (@BaylorMTennis) April 28, 2015
Here is the complete schedule for the 1st & 2nd rounds of the NCAA Championships in Waco, May 8-10. pic.twitter.com/1mtYcTPrWS— BaylorMTennis (@BaylorMTennis) April 28, 2015
Baylor Women's Tennis claimed the No. 8 overall seed and will host Northwestern State, Rice, and Tulsa in the early rounds of the tournament, all of whom they beat handily during the regular season. Baylor hosts the first and second rounds as well as the championship rounds if they make it that far.
WATCH as the Bears are announced as the No. 8 overall in the NCAA Championships. pic.twitter.com/csa8qmXTzs— BaylorWTennis (@BaylorWTennis) April 28, 2015
Baseball Loses Again
Baylor (17-27) falls to UTSA (27-18). Roadrunners erased 3-0 Bears lead with 6 runs in the 5th inning. pic.twitter.com/0GlzUG9qlt— Baylor Baseball (@BaylorBaseball) April 29, 2015
Another lead squandered.
Softball Ends Non-Conference Games With UTSA
It's the last regular season non-conference game of the season for Baylor Softball, and we hope that they fare better against the Roadrunners than the baseball team. First pitch flies at 6 p.m.
Sports Are Drunk
There were a few pretty amazing sports foibles yesterday, two of which I'll include in today's DBR. The first was in a German soccer game - the German soccer game - between the two largest clubs in the country, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The game was tied, made it through extra time without either team gaining an advantage, and eventually went to penalty kicks, where Bayern's first two shooters slipped, fell flat on their backs, and missed wide in the exact same way.
Perhaps even funnier is this sequence in the Mavs-Rockets game:
There's a reason why we love sports, guys.