Friday’s Free Throws (Number 3): the week’s news on Big 12 women’s athletics

By Ryan McCarthy

If any readers find other interesting stories, please comment and let me know.

  •  ESPN.com’s Mechelle Voepel chronicles Iowa State’s coach Bill Fennelly second battle with cancer and how his signature voice is starting to fill gyms throughout the Big 12 once again.
  • Baylor’s coach Kim Mulkey made some flaring comments at Big 12 media day earlier this year about Texas A&M leaving the conference. ESPNW.com’s Michelle Smith explains why Mulkey continues to be fired up as the Lady Bears take on the Aggies this Saturday.
  • On Monday, Cheryl Coward of hoopfeed.com shared the video highlights and the website’s Twitter feed from Baylor’s 81-54 blowout of Oklahoma.
  • Texas Tech suffered another tough loss on Wednesday when they were edged out by Oklahoma State 53-49. Here’s the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s David Just take on the game and what the outcome means for the Red Raiders.
  • A nice story by Kathleen Gier of the University Daily Kansan on Kansas assistant coach A’Quonesia Franklin and how she’s helped the Jayhawks’ back court this season.

And One…

NOTE: This story will always be from outside the Big 12 women’s athletics.

  • This piece came out last Friday, but I wasn’t able to read it until later in the day. A fantastic personal column by Yahoo! Sports Pat Forde on how he can relate to legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summit’s son as he begins to help her battle early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Type.
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Friday’s Free Throws (Number 2): the week’s news on Big 12 women’s athletics

By Ryan McCarthy

If any readers find other interesting stories, please comment and let me know.

  •  No. 1 Baylor continued to roll along in the Big 12 season improving to 9-0 and 22-0 overall. The Lady Bears defeated Missouri 71-41 on Wednesday.
  • Womenssportscentral.com’s podcast hosted by Brenda VanLengen and Mechelle Voepel is a great source when looking for in-depth analysis on the Big 12 and the national perspective. Last week they announced the announced the Midseason Top 20 Candidate List for the John R. Wooden Award on the show.
  • The Manhattan Mercury’s Joshua Kinder examines how Kansas State looks to be more accountable group so they can move up in the Big 12 standings.
  •  After dealing with some injuries and one of the most difficult stretches in conference play this season, Texas Tech found some balance against Texas.

And One…

NOTE: This story will always be from outside the Big 12 women’s athletics.

  • Who’s ready for some Bracketology? Ok probably nobody yet, but espn.com’s Charlie Crame is the man to follow once we get a few step closer to March.