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Eight Track and Field Athletes in NCAA Quarterfinal

In the first day of the NCAA West Prelims, Baylor earned seven bids to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Competition continues today. Those who advanced already include George Caddick in the quarter mile, Trayvon Bromell in the 100m (with a blazing 9.94), Tiffani McReynolds and Kehri Jones in the women's 100m, Raena Rhone (a superhero name if I've ever heard one) in the women's 100m, Brandon Moore in the 800m, Olicia Williams in the women's 800m, and Kiana Hawn in the 400m hurdles. Several of these athletes will be able to punch their ticket to the championships in Eugene with strong performances today and tonight.

The Baylor website says seven athletes made the quarterfinals, but I've gone over the results a dozen times and I see eight. If anyone who knows track and field better than I do can correct this, please do.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH Trayvon Bromell&#39;s 9.94 in the 100-meter dash out of lane 8. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAATF?src=hash">#NCAATF</a> <a href="http://t.co/IsvhqNE88m">pic.twitter.com/IsvhqNE88m</a></p>&mdash; BaylorTrack (@BaylorTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorTrack/status/604078352924712960">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Ian McCaw Says Baylor Plans to Upgrade Schedule

In an announcement we've been waiting on for at least two years now, Ian McCaw stated yesterday that Baylor is taking a hard look at building up their non-conference schedule as early at 2016, and that the primary purpose of the weak non-con up to this point was to help build up the program. Everyone's favorite friend of the blog, David Ubben, wrote about it:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Full story on Baylor&#39;s scheduling 180. It officially plans to toughen up. Bears AD Ian McCaw explains why: <a href="http://t.co/tq1aUcAspF">http://t.co/tq1aUcAspF</a></p>&mdash; David Ubben (@davidubben) <a href="https://twitter.com/davidubben/status/604075144089239552">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Other Big 12 News

Well, there was some miscellaneous news that came out regarding Big 12 policy yesterday. I'll sum it up as concisely as possible:

  • The Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament will remain in Kansas City for another four years. Unfortunately it's not the most accessible location for the fans of teams in Texas, but from all accounts it's a great host and it's closer to the biggest basketball markets. Power to you, KC.
  • The conference will reprimand and possibly fine programs that replay controversial calls "excessively" in the stadium in order to incite crowd anger. I don't fully understand it either, but it seems like no fun. Watching endless replays of the KJ Morton hit and booing was a great experience.
Anyway, no terrible news, but a lot of new ways to make fun of Bob Bowlsby. The more things change, the more they stay the same.