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 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.