Baylor Alumni & Friends News

May
25
2015

W. Tennis. NCAA Singles and Doubles Champions Crowned

Despite fighting off rain, lightning, and tornado warnings, not even weather could dampen the thrilling conclusion to the 12-day tournament of the NCAA Tennis Championships on Monday in Waco.

May
25
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf Advances to NCAA Championship Match Play

Baylor women's golf saved its best for last, shooting even-par 288 in Monday's fourth and final round of stroke play at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship at The Concession Golf Club. The Bears posted a 72-hole total of 46-over-par, 1,198, which earned BU the No. 3 seed and a matchup with No. 6 seed Tennessee in Tuesday's match play quarterfinals.

May
25
2015

Since 1946, Baylor’s memorial lampposts have honored those who served our country

As simple tributes to those who have gone before us, they are easy to miss or take for granted. But the 140-plus red granite lampposts scattered across Baylor’s campus are more than just utilitarian lighting — they are memorials to those who have served our country, including many who gave their lives in action. The […]

May
24
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Fifth at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf is in fifth place after Sunday's third round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship at The Concession Golf Club. BU shot 18-over 306 on Sunday, giving the Bears a 54-hole total of 46-over 910.

May
24
2015

W. Tennis. NCAA Singles and Doubles Finals Set

The stage is officially set. The NCAA Tennis Championships finals matchups were finalized following the conclusion of Sunday's semifinals.

May
24
2015

M. Tennis. Galeano, Lenz Fall Short of NCAA Doubles Title Match

After making program history Saturday, the eighth-ranked Baylor men's tennis doubles tandem of Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz lost a three-set battle to No. 19 Lloyd Glasspool and Soren Hess-Olesen in the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
24
2015

Baseball. Steve Smith Will Not Return As Baseball Coach

Steve Smith, Baylor University's baseball coach the past 21 years, will not return as the program's head coach for the 2016 season.

May
23
2015

M. Tennis. Galeano, Lenz Make NCAA Doubles Final Four

For the first time in program history, a Baylor men's tennis doubles pairing has made the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals as Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz picked up their third-straight three-set victory Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

May
23
2015

W. Tennis. Burgic, Shankle Fall In NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

The Baylor women's tennis doubles pairing of Ema Burgic and Blair Shankle had its season ended with a three-set defeat in the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

May
23
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Fourth at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf is the leader in the clubhouse and is in fourth place overall after Saturday's second round at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship. BU shot 19-over 307 in the second round, which ranked fourth among the 12 teams to complete their second rounds before play was suspended due to lightning at The Concession Golf Club.

May
23
2015

Baseball. No. 8 Baseball Eliminated by No. 5 Texas at Big 12 Championship

No. 8 seed Baylor (23-32) lost 4-0 to No. 5 seed Texas (29-25) in an elimination game for the Bears on Saturday morning at the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship at ONEOK Field.

May
22
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Third at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf is in third place after day one at the NCAA Championship, but the Bears were only able to complete 11 holes before Friday's first-round play at The Concession Golf Club was suspended due to lightning. BU is at 7-over-par after finishing 62 of 90 individual holes.

May
22
2015

W. Tennis. Burgic, Shankle Roll Into NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

The Baylor women's tennis doubles pairing of Ema Burgic and Blair Shankle advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals with a straight-set victory Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
22
2015

Baseball. No. 8 Baseball Eliminates No. 4 Texas Tech at Big 12 Championship

No. 8 seed Baylor (23-31) used a 5-4 win to eliminate No. 4 seed Texas Tech (31-24) from the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Friday afternoon at ONEOK Field.

May
22
2015

M. Tennis. Galeano, Lenz Make NCAA Doubles Championship Quarterfinals

The Baylor men's tennis doubles duo of Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz reached the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals with a three-set victory Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
22
2015

7 books that should be on every Baylor Bear’s shelf

The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]

May
22
2015

Track. Track & Field Adds Five To 2015 Signing Class

Baylor head track and field coach Todd Harbour announced the addition of five student-athletes to his 2015 signing class Friday.

May
22
2015

Alex Rogers

Sympathies to Baylor student Alex Rogers on the death of his brother, Johnny Rogers, on May 20, 2015.

May
22
2015

Christian Post: Is the Atheist Population Skyrocketing?

May 20, 2015
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of ISR and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, discusses the claim that Christianity is declining in the U.S. and the lack of evidence to support the claim. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.)

May
22
2015

Financial Buzz: St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics Wins IBM-Sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 20, 2015
Baylor serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which recently concluded in Marrakech, Morocco. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, serves as ICPC executive director. He is quoted in the story. "I am excited to see what these students will do with the mastery they've gained from this contest and from each other as they continue their academic and professional pursuits as ACM members," Poucher said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)