Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Around the Quad: Turmoil in the Big 12

1. Bears NBA bound? As the day to declare for the NBA draft slowly creeps up, Baylor fans everywhere have been holding their collective breath wanting to know the intentions of our non-Senior players. So far, the players have been reluctant to go on record with their decisions. The rumor, although unverified at this time, is one high profile Bear may be considering the jump to the CBA or at least to Kansas.

2. The Brain Drain. The Bears prospects in 2007-08 are looking better and better. It looks like Gillispie and Huggins will be replaced by Turgeon and Martin. Time will only tell if these were good moves, but I can say I'd rather be going up against the new group than the old. This may finally be the historic season where we go 8-8 in conference.

3. The Talent Drain. Not only are talented coaches making their exit, but the NBAers are starting to wave adieu to cafeteria meals and hello to personal chefs. It appears that the siren song of Commissioner Stern finally seduced Durant to join the Celtics. Wright is also out the door. It seems that the top end talent leaving the Big 12 can only help the B.

4. Baylor Educates at Texas Relays. Weather was uncooperative for most of the weekend, but the B made its presence felt. The women's 4x800 team set a school record and the B had a strong showing in the sprint medley. Unfortunately weather forced them to pull out of the final day events and they were unable to display their skill in some of their strongest events. The team still was able to make their appearance at several 6th street establishments and took home the top prize at the Dizzy Rooster's Chug-A-Lug Relay.

5. Softball Continues to Roll. The softball team is ranked 11th in the country and although they trail both the Agrics and Okies in the poll, in their only game so far against them, the Bears were victorious over the Agrics in College Station. Senior first basemen Ashley Monceaux was named a finalist for the player of the year award. This season Monceaux's long balls have forced Baylor to turn on their air raid siren during games and rope off University Parks Drive, as well as send everyone on campus to the basements. Although the ensuing property damage is considerable, the new bunker mentality at the University has made everyone grow closer.

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Will we ever know peace again?


  • Ohhh, Around the Quad...

    By Blogger Pat Neffistopheles, at 1:14 PM  

  • Excellent work, Good Judge. Your ground-breaking coverage of the non-leather ball sports is truly blazing new ground.

    Around the Quad has never been more lively!

    Viva Baylor! Viva BearMeat (Carne de Oso?)!

    By Blogger Red Andrews, at 6:04 PM  

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