Track and Field in Eugene for NCAA Championships
The NCAA Track and Field Championships will run through Saturday. Fifteen Baylor athletes competing in 13 events will be in attendance, and a handful are expected to compete for a national championship.
Three athletes will compete in multiple events. Trayvon Bromell will run in the 100m, the 200m, and the 4x100 relay team. George Caddick will compete in the 400m and the 4x400 and Brandon Moore will run the 800m and the 4x400.
Five of the athletes are former All-Americans, including Bromell, Caddick, Isaiah Duke, Rachel Johnson, and Brianna Richardson. These are the ones we can realistically expect to compete for a place on the podium. Bromell, the junior world record holder in the 100m, could potentially break his own personal best time.
Good luck to all who are preparing to compete!
Chaos in Kansas
David Beaty is having a bad week in Lawrence. Kansas was a terrible football team last year, but there were a few bright spots that gave Jayhawk fans some hope for the future under their new coach. Not anymore.
All is lost.
Kansas announced yesterday that it has dismissed running back Corey Avery and wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman from the team. This is absolutely devastating to the chances of Kansas having more than two or three wins in the 2015 season, as Avery was expected to be a respectable Big 12 back and Coleman was expected to anchor a bad-but-not-terrible receiving group. This comes on the heels of veteran linebacker Jake Love's retirement for medical reasons and promising quarterback Michael Cummings' departure from the program.
Montell Cozart will win the Heisman.
Tried to rank Kansas' 10 best players this spring. They've since lost 1, 2, 4 and 9. http://t.co/a69nfqWykE
— Max Olson (@max_olson) June 10, 2015
It's really not unthinkable that KU 2015 could field the worst team in the history of the Big 12. Not kidding.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) June 10, 2015
It's like a bad disaster movie.
USMNT vs. Germany
Today at 1:45 p.m. CDT (8:45 p.m. local time) on Fox Sports 1 the United States Men's National Team will play the reigning world champion Nationalmannschaft in RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. As mentioned in yesterday's DBR, the Germans will be missing a handful of superstars, whose backups are another handful of superstars. The most notable American players are Michael Bradley, who played briefly in Europe and is now in the MLS, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who was benched by struggling Premier League team Aston Villa in the past season.
This is an opportunity for the Americans to make a massive statement with a win or even a draw. Defeating the Dutch and the Germans on their home turf in back-to-back games would cement Jürgen Klinsmann's place as coach for the long term and do wonders for the reputation of U.S. Soccer in Europe.
I've asked a few of the locals in Cologne about what they expect from the match, and they rightly think that the chances of an American victory are extremely low. But we believe.
Anyway, not much to the DBR today. Watch some soccer, watch some baseball, watch some track and field if you're feeling saucy.
The Daily Bear
Yes, that bear IS about to pole vault.