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May
27
2017

Track & Field. Track & Field Totals 17 Entries For NCAA Outdoor Championships

The Baylor track and field team will have 21 student-athletes representing it with 17 entries into the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships, after qualifying 10 more entries on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium Saturday.

May
27
2017

M. Golf. Men's Golf Tied for Seventh at NCAA Championships

Baylor men's golf is tied for seventh place at 8-under-par 568 through two rounds at the NCAA Championships. The Bears shot 8-under 280 in Saturday's second round, helping them climb three spots on the leaderboard.

May
27
2017

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Duo Falters In NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

A day after locking up All-America honors, the Baylor men’s tennis duo of Juan Benitez and Will Little lost in straight sets in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Doubles Championship Saturday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

May
27
2017

Softball. No. 15 Baylor Softball Falls to No. 2 Arizona on Walk-off

TUCSON, Ariz. – No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (46-13) rallied late to tie the game, but dropped a 3-2 walk-off loss to No. 2 Arizona (52-7) on Friday afternoon at Hillenbrand Stadium, opening play in the best-of-three Tucson Super Regional.

May
26
2017

M. Golf. Men's Golf in Fifth after Day One at NCAA Championships

Baylor men's golf is tied for fifth place after day one at the 2017 NCAA Championships. Friday's first round play was suspended due to darkness with the Bears sitting at 3-under-par late in the round.

May
26
2017

Track & Field. Track & Field Qualifies Five More For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Baylor's track and field team had five student-athletes, Taylor Bennett, George Caddick, Kiana Hawn, Wil London and Maxwell Willis, earn a spot into the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday during the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

May
26
2017

M. Tennis. Benitez, Little Make NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

The Baylor men’s tennis duo of Juan Benitez and Will Little recorded the upset of the doubles draw by taking down second-ranked and third-seeded Johannes Ingildsen and Alfredo Perez of Florida in the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

May
26
2017

W. Tennis. Shankle’s NCAA Run Ends in Round of 16

By earning a Top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship and advancing to the Round of 16, senior Blair Shankle earned her first career singles All-American award. She is a two-time doubles All-American, earning distinction in 2014 and 2015.

May
26
2017

Softball. Selman, Rodoni Give Softball 1-2 Punch in the Circle

You have to go back almost 10 years to find the last time that Baylor softball went into a season without a proven ace. Or, even knowing who that ace might be.

May
26
2017

How one alumna’s Baylor mission trip led to a permanent move to serve

As a junior at Baylor in 2008-09, Kara Fonville joined the Baylor Religious Hour Choir. In between all the concerts, worship services and practices, she often heard her fellow choir members talking about the mission trip they had taken the year before to Port Shepstone, South Africa. By summer, she decided she needed to experience this for […]

May
26
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Ball Game of Life

May 21, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features J.M. Gates, who was influential to the sound of authentic black preaching and music. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

May
26
2017

KXAS-TV (NBC Dallas/Fort Worth): Social Worker Helps Weatherford Student Succeed

May 24, 2017
VIDEO: Morgan Eary (M.S.W. Social Work ’16), program manager for Communities in Schools, is featured in this story for her work with a student at Weatherford High School. Eary worked with the student, who had suffered the loss of her mother and battled with drugs and alcohol, to provide emotional support, help her stay in school and pursue life goals – including acceptance into college. "I'm always amazed at the resiliency of teenagers," Eary said. "It always makes my heart so happy to see how far they've come and knowing how far they're gonna go."

May
26
2017

Lake Cities Sun (Plano, TX): NCTC to host World Dracula Day Symposium

May 26, 2017
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, spoke this week at the World Dracula Day Symposium at North Central Texas College’s Flower Mound campus. Melton, who has written reference books on vampires, presented “How Dracula Made the Protestant Reformation Possible.”

May
26
2017

The Dispatch (Moline, IL): Westwood Singers remain dedicated to youth education

May 20, 2017
Information from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be added to the curriculum at the Gospel Music Camp for youth. The project preserves vintage black gospel music through digital recordings.

May
26
2017

The Wall Street Journal: Benjamin Franklin’s Complicated Faith

May 25, 2017
Column by Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about Benjamin Franklin’s belief that God governs in the affairs of humans. At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, several weeks into the proceedings, Franklin proposed that the meetings open with prayer. “In today’s polarized political and religious environment, some pundits seek to remake the Founding Fathers in their own image,” Kidd wrote. “Benjamin Franklin’s example reveals that the historical truth is often more complicated.”

May
26
2017

YAHOO!: Some Older Parents Are Missing Out on This Social Security Perk

May 24, 2017
This column features William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reichenstein, a Social Security expert, explains retirement benefits for parents (62 years or older) of children who are still in high school.

May
25
2017

Softball. No. 15 SB Faces No. 2 Arizona in Tucson Super Regional

WACO, Texas – The No. 15-seed Baylor Lady Bears (46-12) looks to punch its ticket into the Women’s College World Series, facing No. 2-seed Arizona (51-7) in the Tucson Super Regional at Hillenbrand Stadium on the campus at the University of Arizona, running May 26-28 in Tucson, Ariz.

May
25
2017

Softball. SB’s Cargill Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-American

WACO, Texas – Baylor softball’s Lindsey Cargill was named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Softball Second Team, announced by the organization on Thursday.

May
25
2017

Track & Field. Rhodes Punches Ticket To NCAA Outdoor Championships

On the first day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, Baylor pole vaulter Annie Rhodes secured her spot at the national meet in Eugene, Ore., while seven other student-athletes qualified for the quarterfinal round in track events Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

May
25
2017

M. Golf. No. 5 Men's Golf Heads to NCAA Championships

The No. 5-ranked Baylor men's golf team plays heads to Sugar Grove, Ill., to play in the 2017 NCAA Championships, which runs Friday through Wednesday at Rich Harvest Farms.