|Lady Bears Overseas
10:36 A.M. THURSDAY, Oct. 28, 2010
Editor's Note: Five Lady Bears are or will be playing overseas this year including Rachel Allison, Jhasmin Player, Angela Tisdale, Abiola Wabara and Sophia Young. In this blog we catch up with up with Rachel, but check back often as we will talk with all of the former Lady Bears over the coming weeks.
What made you want to play overseas? Just the love I still have for the game. I also love being able to travel from country to country and being able to experience different cultures and languages is a blessing.
How long have you played overseas?This is my third season overseas.
What other countries have you lived in playing basketball?Turkey, Israel, and Bulgaria.
How long will you be abroad? I will be here until the end of May 2011.
What are you looking forward to most? We won the championship last season and want to repeat this season.
What differences are there playing basketball overseas?They call so many travels because they are not used to seeing quick people.
What will you miss most from the United States? Most definitely the food and my family.
|Lady Bears Overseas
1:55 P.M. TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2010
Editor's Note: Six Lady Bears are or will be playing overseas this year including Rachel Allison, Jhasmin Player, Angela Tisdale, Morghan Medlock, Abiola Wabara and Sophia Young. In this blog we catch up with up with Rachel, but check back often as we will talk with all of the former Lady Bears over the coming weeks.
What made you want to play overseas?
How long have you played overseas?
What other countries have you lived in playing basketball?
How long will you be abroad?
What are you looking forward to most?
What differences have you experienced playing basketball overseas?
What will you miss most from the United States?
Through two games, Rachel is averaging a double-double with 16 points and 10.5 rebounds a game.
Giving Back, Sophia Young Style
1:25 P.M. FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2010
Sophia Young has always been a giving person; she gives her all on the court and off the court as well.
The former Lady Bear standout and current star for the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars is active in the Alamo City both on the court and in the community. The four-time WNBA All-Star been sponsoring a child in Rwanda since her sophomore year at Baylor and actively supports charities in the San Antonio area and has now created her own charity event.
Young will combine her love for the children at Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives (RMYA) with her love for fashion, to present the first Stars `N Style Charity Fashion Show on Sat., Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30. The event will be held at the Antioch Community Center, 314 Eross St., in San Antonio.
Tickets to Sophia's charity event cost $25 in advance or $35 at the door. For reservations or advance tickets, call RMYA at (210) 340-8077.
"My reason for making this my charity is to help continue what the program is doing. I want to help teens get a chance to achieve their dreams and provide opportunities where they can live a successful happy life. Please help me help these kids. Together we can make a difference," said Young.
Young led the Silver Stars in scoring in 2010 with 15.3 points per game and ranked No. 3 in both rebounds (5.2) and assists (2.4). The two-time State Farm/WBCA All-American and 2006 Big 12 Player of the Year scored 2,480 points and hauled down 1,316 rebounds while at Baylor.
Start of Practice Begins Monday
10:25 P.M. SUNDAY, Oct. 11, 2010
Yes, basketball season is almost officially here! New NCAA rules allow women's basketball teams to utilize a 40-day window to practice 30 times prior to their first game, thus the first day of practice for the Lady Bears will be Monday, Oct. 11.
Generally practices are open to the public but since the first three days of practice will be in the Lady Bears' Practice Facility, fans will have to wait until Thursday, Oct. 14 to watch official practice. That's the first time they'll practice on the Ferrell Center floor.
Big 12 coaches expect the Lady Bears to field a good team this season as all 11 opposing coaches picked the Lady Bears to win the league. It marks the third time (2005-06 and 2009-10) the Lady Bears have been tabbed to win the conference crown.
Check back with the LBHH blog for video of interviews with players and Coach Mulkey regarding the beginning of the season.
RECAP: Welcome Back Supper
4:25 P.M. FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2010
A record crowd of over 800 Lady Bear fans enjoyed the 11th annual Welcome Back Supper in the Ferrell Center hosted by the Tip Off Club.
Coach Kim Mulkey welcomed back Lady Bear fans and introduced the 2010-11 Baylor squad and the program's staff members, including new strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Heffner.
Baylor will open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 12 against Florida International when it hosts the four-team World Vision Invitational. Joining Baylor and Florida International in the tournament will be Rice and Montana State.
Prior to the season opener, Baylor will play two exhibition games. On Nov. 1 it will take on St. Edwards University and on Nov. 5 it will host Texas A&M International. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.
For season ticket information, contact the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office call 1-800-BAYLORU or 254-710-1000 or visit BaylorBears.com. For the most current schedule information throughout the season, visit BaylorBears.com.