Friday’s Free Throws (Number 7): 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. This week I’m expanding out to other sports a little bit since basketball is starting to wind down.

  • The Baylor (32-0) continued its dominance of the Big 12 on Thursday in the Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals in Kansas City, Mo. The Lady Bears dismantled the Red Raiders of Texas Tech 72-48. Here’s the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s take on the game.
  • The Kansas City Star’s Randy Covtiz explains how Texas A&M (21-9) defeated Kansas (19-12) 78-63 despite missing their star guard and Kansas City native Tyra White. The Jayhawks are squarely on the bubble going into Monday’s Selection Show.
  • An interesting multimedia piece from soonersports.com about the five things to watch out for from the Oklahoma during the Big 12 Tournament. The Sooners are set to square off against the Aggies tonight at Municipal Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Network (FSN).
  • Softball season is in full swing. Here’s a recap of the Texas Longhorns sneaking by the Texas Tech Red Raiders by the score of 2-1, YNN Austin had this video highlight of the game.
  • The University Daily Kansan’s Max Goodwin features the Kansas 4×400-meter relay team as it travels to Boise, Idaho this weekend.

And One…

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

  • ESPN.com’s Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel debate who should be Player of the Year and the All-Americans for women’s college basketball.
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Friday’s Free Throws (Number 5): 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.

  • Hoopfeed.com had full coverage Baylor’s regular season clinching win over Texas this Tuesday. Here’s Cheryl Coward’s account of the game. Sad side news for the Lady Bears, Shanay Washington suffered her fifth ACL injury of her career in the victory over the Longhorns.
  • After it looked like all hope was lost for last week, the Kansas women’s basketball team pulled off a big road victory beating Texas Tech for the first time in Lubbock since 1978. Here’s Kathleen Gier of the University Daily Kansan’s game story about this season-saving win for the Jayhawks.
  • On Wednesday, the K-State grabbed a regular season sweep of the Oklahoma State Cowboys by the score of 53-50. The Kansas State Collegian’s Kelly McHugh has the story on how the Wildcats kept their tournament hopes alive.
  • Silas Allen, of the Oklahoman reported on the autopsy of the pilot of the Oklahoma State University plane crash earlier this season
  • Oklahoma got an important win over Texas A&M so the Sooner could keep pace with the Aggies in the Big 12 Standings. Soonersports.com has some video highlights from the game.

And One…

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

  • ESPN.com’s Graham Hays looks into Florida Gulf Coast, a low-major team who’s on the brink of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.