The End: Women's Golf Faces Stanford in NCAA Championship
The 2014-2015 has one last breath to breathe. Women's Golf upset No. 2 seed and defending national champion Duke to advance to the national championship round today against Stanford. The win came from Lauren Whyte, a freshman from Scotland, who survived six rounds of a sudden death playoff to outlast her opponent and secure the win. The last round is today. Baylor, who entered the postseason as the No. 18 seed, have a real shot at another national championship. Jay Goble has done truly wonderful things with his program.
Highlights: Lauren Whyte wins on 6th playoff hole sending @BaylorWGolf to National Championship. http://t.co/VvOre3VXlt— BaylorSESP (@BaylorSESP) May 27, 2015
Quotes from @GolfChannel analysts following Baylor's semifinal win vs Duke at #NCAAGolf. #SicEm pic.twitter.com/jmWnjdgFlp— Baylor Women's Golf (@BaylorWGolf) May 27, 2015
An epic match-play win from @BaylorWGolf's No. 5 player sent the Bears to the #ncaagolf match-play final: http://t.co/0vH4AZB2Gp— Golfweek.com (@collegegolf) May 27, 2015
Solid piece from @RyanLavnerGC on @BaylorWGolf unlikely hero Lauren Whyte, who sent her team to the championship. http://t.co/WbYrVQwQgP— Jay Coffin (@JayCoffinGC) May 27, 2015
Let's get another national championship tomorrow @BaylorWGolf!!! We'll be watching on @GolfChannel!!! #SicEm— Scott Drew (@BUDREW) May 27, 2015
Find me something that doesn't get Scott Drew incredibly pumped up. You won't. It's an impossible task.
International Sports News: FIFA Under Investigation
This has nothing to do with Baylor, but it's just a big deal.
It's my personal opinion (shared by millions) that the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, the world governing body for the sport of soccer, is one of the most corrupt institutions in the world. Unfortunately, no one in power seemed willing to do anything about it. FIFA has drawn criticism for allowing Qatar and Russia, both notable human rights offenders, to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups- reports of worker abuse and brutality in Qatar as the tiny Middle Eastern nation rushes to prepare ten state of the art soccer stadiums are rampant.
Overnight, FIFA officials were arrested and are being extradited to the United States from Switzerland, and both the FIFA international headquarters and the headquarters of CONCACAF, the North American governing body, have been raided. The Department of Justice alleges that FIFA officials were taking part in a 24-year racketeering and money laundering operation.
FIFA has announced that none of the arrested officials will be suspended and the organizations elections, which sitting president Sepp Blatter is expected to win, will proceed as planned. SB Nation has a piece up explaining the situation in depth.
Here's everything you need to know about the FIFA corruption arrests. http://t.co/NRrEW5q9Id pic.twitter.com/DwCXuzPf1n— SB Nation Soccer (@SBNationSoccer) May 27, 2015
Maybe there will finally be some progress.
The Daily Bear
You know what's better than the largest sporting body in the world being exposed for what we know it probably is? Baby polar bears with a soccer ball. You're welcome.