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Georgia Casey's bases-clearing double in the bottom of the first inning carried No. 5 Oklahoma to a 5-2 win over Baylor Friday night at Hynes Field to even the Big 12 series at a game apiece.
The No. 2 seeded Baylor equestrian team advanced to the semifinals of the NCEA championship Friday with a dramatic comeback win against No. 10 Oklahoma State.
The eighth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team opened its season-ending homestand by blanking No. 72 Kansas, 4-0, Friday.
The second-ranked Baylor men's tennis team finishes out its regular season by playing No. 16 Texas Tech Saturday at 6 p.m. at the McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Baylor women's golfers Louise Gateau-Chovelon, Laura Lonardi and Hayley Davis were named to the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Golf Team, as announced Friday by the conference office. Gateau-Chovelon and Lonardi earned first-team honors, while Davis was named to the second team.
Baylor men's golf senior Kyle Jones has been chosen to represent the Unites States in the upcoming Palmer Cup, as announced Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Jones joins Ryan Baca (2006) as the only BU players ever named to the Palmer Cup.
Baylor men's golf placed five student-athletes on the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Golf Team, as announced Friday by the conference office. Frederik Andersen, Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen, Andreas Gjesteby, Niclas Mansson and Filippo Zucchetti were all named to the first team, giving Baylor a conference-best five first-team honorees.
Since the beginning, Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has had two goals: to develop (and implement) plans to end hunger in Texas, and to create methods that can be reproduced elsewhere around the country. THI’s work has already made an impact. THI has gathered and trained more than 1,100 community-based organizations — churches, libraries, hospitals, schools, shelters, etc. — that are […]
Baylor's track and field teams will host 15 other schools for the Michael Johnson Dr Pepper Classic at Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium Saturday.
April 16, 2015
Round Rock city officials have approved a plan to commemorate a rail bridge as the “Immortal Ten Bridge,” honoring the 1927 deaths of 10 Baylor University men’s basketball players, coaches and fans who were killed when the bus they were riding in collided with a train on that stretch of road. The team was traveling to nearby Austin to play a game against the University of Texas. The tragedy paved the way for the construction of railroad overpasses throughout the nation.
Christianity Today: Died: Billy Ray Hearn, CCM Pioneer Who Discovered Amy Grant, Keith Green, and Steven Curtis Chapman
April 16, 2015
Billy Ray Hearn, a 1954 Baylor University church music graduate, died Wednesday, April 15 at the age of 85. Hearn was considered a pioneer of contemporary Christian music, and he helped launch the careers of artists Amy Grant, Keith Green, Steven Curtis Chapman, and BeBe and CeCe Winans. Hearn served on Baylor’s Board of Regents for nine years. In 2008, he was honored with the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Church Music, given by Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies.
April 16, 2015
An article about college students and texting references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that women college students spend an average of 10 hours each day on their cellphones, while male students average eight hours. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director in Baylor Media Communications, placed the original stories about Roberts' research.)
Inside Higher Education: New Presidents or Provosts: Baylor, Campbell, Cape Breton, Naval War College, State U of New York-Geneseo, U of Nebraska, William Mitchell College of Law
April 17, 2015
Inside Higher Education’s listing of new presidents and provosts highlights Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., who has been named Baylor’s executive vice president and provost and will join the University on June 1. Trevathan is currently dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
International Business Times: National Library Week: Five Amazing American Libraries You Need To See
April 16, 2015
The International Business Times honors National Library Week by listing “five amazing libraries worth celebrating,” including Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library, a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The library houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and other fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.
April 16, 2015
Billy Ray Hearn, a 1954 Baylor University church music graduate, died Wednesday, April 15 at the age of 85. In a career in Christian music that spanned roughly a half century, Hearn went from more than a decade as a Southern Baptist music minister to the CEO of the world’s largest Christian music company, EMI Christian Music Group, which he founded. “Billy Ray was the one with the great ears. He signed more and bigger artists than anyone,” said gospel music scholar Bob Darden, professor of journalism, PR and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Hearn served on Baylor’s Board of Regents for nine years. In 2008, he was honored with the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Church Music, given by Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies.
April 15, 2015
A story about a national push to bring attention back to collegiate tennis centers on Baylor’s recent match against Oklahoma University, which drew more than 1,400 spectators – a number of whom took advantage of the Big 12’s relaxed rules regarding tennis decorum. “The forecast today was sunny with a 100% chance of sic ’em!” one Baylor fan shouted during the competition. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, who attended Baylor on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a B.B.A. in 1979, flew to Waco from Tokyo to attend the match, which was held at the Hurd Tennis Center. “Back then it was OK to yell and scream in a match because fans didn’t know any better,” said Hurd, who currently serves as a member of the Baylor Board of Regents. Baylor’s Director of Tennis Matt Knoll was also quoted for the story.
In front of 1,029 fans and a nationally televised audience on ESPN2, the No. 17 Baylor Bears blanked the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners 8-0 in six innings Thursday night at Marita Hynes Field.
Baylor (14-22, 4-8) faces a challenge ahead with four games in four days in two cities.
The eighth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team wraps up Big 12 and regular season play this weekend as No. 72 Kansas and Kansas State come to town. Baylor will face the Jayhawks on Friday at 5 p.m. and the Wildcats on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.