Life in the Cheap Seats: Boeheim, Syracuse taking the easy way out

Syracuse University has doubled down on long-time head coach Jim Boeheim despite the turmoil surrounding the program from recent penalties handed down by the NCAA earlier this month.

Boeheim says he will retire in 3 years, while Athletic Director Daryl Gross resigned his role of 10 years to move to the position of vice president and special assistant to the chancellor.   Yes, the former AD resigned to take another position within the university, while the head men’s basketball coach announced his oncoming retirement three years in the future. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: The Cowboys front office has changed—for the better

DeMarco Murray signed with the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, leaving the Cowboys without one of their key pieces from last season’s surprising playoff run.

While Cowboys fans are largely disappointed to see Murray leave the team after his healthiest and most productive season, it’s clear a shift has occurred within the Dallas Cowboys organization. Read more

WBU moves to 4th in Learfield Sports Director’s Cup

W state logo blue(from Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
With strong showings in track and field, swimming, and wrestling, Wayland Baptist moved into fourth place in the latest Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup NAIA standings.

Wayland was slotted 27th at the end of the fall semester, but with top-11 finishes in men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s swimming, WBU jumped 23 places. Read more

Stohlman signs with WBU Volleyball

(from Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
Jessica Stohlmann, a 6-foot middle from Cibolo Steele High School, has agreed to play volleyball at Wayland Baptist University.

Stohlmann earned academic all-state and honorable mention all-district honors this past season at Steele High where she was a two-year letterwinner. Read more

Schulte named TSMCA Girls 1A All-State Player of Year

For those who wonder just how long the Nazareth Swiftetts will dominate the UIL Class 1A Girls Basketball scene need to only look at the roster. But further evidence lies in the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association Girls Basketball All-State Team, announced on Wednesday.

Sophomore Allie Schulte was named the All-State Player of the Year, as she played a big role in leading the Swiftetts to a defense of their UIL Class 1A State Championship, the 20th girls’ hoop title in school history. Nazareth became the first UIL school to win 20 girls basketball state titles. Read more

Naz, Valley, Petersburg lead All-Region I Girls Basketball team

Three of the four teams who advanced to the Region I Semifinals were well represented on the Girls Basketball All-Region team announced on Wednesday by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.

Back-to-back state champion Nazareth and Follett each placed four players on the honors squad, while fellow region semifinalist Petersburg had three players honored. Valley, who lost in the Region Quarterfinals to the Swiftetts, also placed three players on the squad. Read more

Flying Queens make NAIA National Tournament field

WBU LogoThe Wayland Baptist Flying Queens will have more basketball to play this season, after all. And so, of course, will the Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Champion Wayland Baptist men’s basketball squad. Read more

Bass’ 3-hit, 3-RBI day paces Pioneers to 8th straight win

(from Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
ODESSA – Will Bass had three hits, drove in three runs and scored twice, and Gaby De La Cruz hit his third home run in two games as the Wayland Baptist Pioneers won their eighth straight game, beating Texas-Permian Basin here Tuesday afternoon, 11-3.
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Flying Queens will know National fate Wed.; Pioneers find place in bracket

Playing the waiting game has to be tough for Wayland Baptist Flying Queens basketball, especially since they won’t until until Wednesday afternoon if there will be more of the 2014-15 season to look forward to.

Wayland is waiting to find out their post-season fate, although the chances of them continuing their season at the NAIA National Championships next week in Independence, Missouri, are fairly good. Normally, teams that are ranked in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll who don’t win their conference tournaments tend to get invites to the tourney.

The Flying Queens, who were ranked 20th in the most recent poll, will look to make their second straight trip to nationals, and the first back-to-back trip since 2002-03 and 2003-04 ended at the National Championships. Wayland will also hope to end a streak of three straight one-and-out trips. Read more

Connolly sets school mark in victory

(from Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
SAN ANTONIO – Ryan Connolly picked up his school-record fourth tournament victory – winning here for the second straight year – and Wayland Baptist came away in fourth place after the final round of the San Antonio Shootout was cancelled Tuesday due to inclement weather.

Golfers played nine holes in foggy weather Tuesday before officials cancelled the final nine as results reverted to Monday’s 36-hole scores.Connolly, Ryan

“We managed to get through nine, but it was pretty rough,” Connolly said of the foggy weather.

That gave Connolly, who shot rounds of 71 and 67 at TPC San Antonio for a 6-under 138, a two-shot victory, while the second-ranked Pioneers, after turning in scores of 303 and 281 Monday, settled for fourth place out of 12 teams.

Connolly also won this tournament last year, winning by a single shot. Read more

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