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

By Ryan McCarthy

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  •’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.’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 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.