The Latest Draft Ponderings: CJ to the Spurs? 10:24 A.M., FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
In the latest 2009 NBA Mock Draft projections (courtesy of NBADraft.Net), Baylor guard Curtis Jerrells is slated to be drafted with the 37th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs. The 2009 NBA Draft will be held June 25 at Madison Square Garden on ESPN from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
ESPN's Bruce Feldman Has a Hunch on Baylor 10:33 A.M., THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
ESPN The Magazine senior writer Bruce Feldman likes what Baylor head football coach Art Briles has done in Waco and is very optimistic on 2009:
Art Briles' team will have 16 starters back, including QB Robert Griffin, a dynamic talent who has made this program relevant again. Briles has surrounded Griffin with some speedy playmakers, and 350-pound Penn State transfer Phil Taylor will anchor the defense. To say Briles has big expectations for Taylor would be an understatement. When I spoke to the coach a few months ago, he said he'll be disappointed if Taylor doesn't make the All-Big 12 first team this season. My hunch is Baylor will match last season's win total by mid-October.
Twitter Me This, Tweet Me That 10:03 A.M., THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
By now, the majority of people have heard (or used) in some form or another about the latest microblogging craze, Twitter. It's essentially status updates of 140 characters or less which allows for creative ways to communicate topics, thoughts or ideas. Baylor Athletics has four official Twitter accounts:
@BaylorAthletics: The Official Twitter account for the Official Site of Baylor Athletics, BaylorBears.com @BUDrew: The Official Twitter account of head men's basketball coach, Scott Drew @VoiceofBears: Stay up-to-date with everything Baylor Athletics with "The Voice of the Baylor Bears", John Morris @BaylorFCP: Follow everything Baylor Bears basketball with Full Court Press
Early Birdies Push Paladino Through Second Round 9:16 A.M., THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
After darkness halted the second round of the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships Wednesday evening, sophomore Cody Paladino began the second-half of his second round at 5:45 a.m. CDT Thursday. Despite the early start, Paladino birdied the par-4 10th, par-5 13th and par-4 18th to conclude the second at 4-over 75 - tied for 94th overall through two rounds.
The third and final round was slated to begin at 9 a.m. CDT. Paladino will tee off in the final group from the 10th tee at 3:55 p.m. CDT.
NCAA Golf Championships in Rain Delay 1:35 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
The 112th annual NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships has been in a second-round rain delay since 10:35 a.m. CDT...Baylor sophomore Cody Paladino was scheduled to tee off at 1:05 p.m. CDT. When play was halted, Paladino was tied for 65th overall at 5-over, eight strokes behind leaders Morgan Hoffmann (Oklahoma State) and Russell Henley (Georgia) at 3-under. You can follow the field with Golfstat Live Scoring.
UPDATE: The second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships are tentatively schedule to resume between 3-3:15 p.m. CDT.
That's So All-Access 11:47 A.M., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
Wanna know what's going on in the professional life of former Baylor great and WNBA star Sophia Young? Now you can with So All-Accesson the San Antonio Silver Stars' official web site.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler...C'est What? 9:35 A.M., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
Quick French lesson: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler is Cajun French for "Let the Good Times Roll" which the Baylor Bears baseball team will be doing this weekend at the NCAA Regional in Baton Rouge (French for Red Stick). LSUSports.net is previewing each of the three visiting regional teams, including the Bears which it previewed Tuesday(graphic courtesy of LSUSports.net). And, if you can't make it to LSU's Alex Box Stadium, it's ok - all games of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional will be televised on Cox Sports Television (CST). CST has affliates in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida, so check your local listings.
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll Call 8:52 A.M., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
Last Friday, the Big 12 released its Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring 2009 semester. Sound familiar? Baylor placed a school-record 223 student-athletes on the list, including 31 student-athletes who registered a perfect 4.0 term GPA. Very impressive. Here's the entire list of Baylor student-athletes that made the grade.
Paladino 5-over after First Round at NCAA Championships 3:53 P.M., TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
Sophomore Cody Paladino is 5-over after the first round of the 112th annual NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships Tuesday at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Paladino, the first men's golfer in program history to earn an individual spot at the NCAA Championships, will tee off Wednesday's second round at 1:05 p.m. CDT. Follow Cody via live scoring at BaylorBears.com.
Move Over FCP; The Bear Days of Summer are Here (at least for a few months) 3:07 P.M., TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009 CHRIS YANDLE (E-MAIL)
After chronicling nearly every move during the Bears' historic NIT run that concluded on the Madison Square Garden hardwood, the blogger formerly known as Full Court Press (FCP) along with his merry band of gypsies have officially transitioned to his temporary summer home, Bear Days of Summer. While the spring semester has wrapped and campus life - for the most part - is dormant, the hallways of the Simpson Center still radiate with a familiar buzz...Even when there are no student-athletes around, Baylor Athletics continues to march on towards the 2009-10 season.
And, that's where we come in. For the next few months - give or a take some time - we will give you a special and somewhat in-depth view into the summer goings-on along S. University Parks Dr. We will fill you on things old and new and we may even throw in a photo or two.
The 2008-09 season may have just ended for most of our sports, but for baseball, track and field and men's golfer Cody Paladino, the season continues.
So, without further digression, we hope that enjoy our glimpse inside 1500 S. University Parks Dr. during the Central Texas summer. Be sure to check back early and often as FCP and that guy known as Wednesdays With Webguy, Brad Sheffield for the latest and greatest news of Baylor Bears Athletics.