When Art Briles came to Baylor 6 ½ years ago, he talked about trying to just get his Bears "up to the table" where they could share a meal with the big boys.
Baylor's 17th-ranked women's tennis is back where it belongs.
Jimmy Walker is making history this week. As only the second Baylor golfer to ever play in the prestigious Masters, the former BU All-American is concentrating on keeping the golfing good times going while trying to add some Augusta green to his Baylor green and gold.
Joining a list of previous winners that includes Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and former teammate Brittney Griner, Baylor senior guard Odyssey Sims received the Wade Trophy during Monday's fourth annual WBCA Awards Show.
With Nathan Thornhill throwing for the No. 8 Texas Longhorns in Sunday's series finale at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Baylor senior right-hander Dillon Newman knew he had to be on his game.
When both head coach Art Briles and quarterback Bryce Petty use the word "OK" to describe Saturday's final spring scrimmage, you know they're not satisfied.
As if losing All-American guard Cyril Richardson and a pair of fifth-year senior starters wasn't enough, Baylor's offensive line has been devastated by injuries during a 15-date spring session that ends with Saturday's scrimmage.
Already named to All-America teams by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association of America and Associated Press, Baylor senior guard Odyssey Sims was one of two repeat selections on the Wooden Award All-America team that was released Wednesday.
Shock Linwood has already heard the whispers. He knows the doubters are out there. With both Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin gone, the outside expectations are that Baylor will have a dropoff at the running back position.
It doesn't matter whether it's the men or women, this is not the way the NCAA tournament should ever be.
Kim Mulkey can probably think of a few hundred places she would rather be for Monday's region final than Notre Dame's Joyce Center.
Early this season, when one of her freshmen turned it over or made another mistake on the defensive end, Kim Mulkey turned to the other Baylor coaches and said, "They're not ready yet."
Other than mulligans in friendly golf games, do-overs in sports are rare. But that's what the second-seeded and fifth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears (31-4) will get when they face third-seeded and 10th-ranked Kentucky (26-8) at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday in a sold-out Sweet 16 rematch at the Joyce Center.
Maybe the Baylor Bears should have saved some of those shots they were draining from all over the floor in last week's dismantling of Creighton.
Not that Nebraska and Creighton were completely one-man shows, but it at least made Scott Drew's job a little easier to game-plan for the Cornhuskers' Terran Petteway and the Bluejays' Doug McDermott.
Imagine driving by Baylor point guard Kenny Chery, backcourt mate Brady Heslip or even Royce O'Neale, and seeing a clear path to an easy layup. Your eyes light up like the brightest stars in the sky.
Like schoolgirls on the playground at recess, Baylor seniors Odyssey Sims, Makenzie Robertson and Mariah Chandler held hands and skipped around the Ferrell Center court for the last time. This was the victory lap they had planned to have three weeks ago.
Smiling from ear to ear, Baylor coach Scott Drew said his Bears were "pretty good tonight."
Western Kentucky coach Michelle Clark-Heard knew all about Baylor All-American Odyssey Sims, the nation's second-leading scorer and a Naismith Trophy finalist. Who doesn't?
Tennis player Andre Agassi once stated that "style is everything." Thankfully, it's not.