Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Fwd: Proud of Our Lady Bears

FGCU coach bolts for Southern Cal.

Pitt fires women's basketball coach after two seasons without a win in the Big East. Bye Agnes. 

On March 30, 2013, Steve Alford signed a seven-year, $18.2-million contract to become the head men's basketball coach of UCLA, replacing the fired Ben Howland, fired after 10 years and former Pitt coach via Northern Arizona. Alford was a New Mexico prior to UCLA and his team let me down in this year's chart, by the way.

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From: Ken Starr <Office_of_President@baylor.edu>
Date: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:53 PM
Subject: Proud of Our Lady Bears

Dear Baylor Nation:

Our hearts are broken. We thought we could — and would — do it: Back-to-back national championships by our beloved Lady Bears and their (already) legendary Hall of Fame Coach, Baylor's incomparable Kim Mulkey.

The first half of our Easter Sunday game was unspeakably frustrating for those of us yelling (very) loudly in the stands at the Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, yet we knew that our magnificent team could battle back. Sure enough, our Lady Bears nearly pulled out a stunning victory. With 10 minutes remaining, the "unbelievably believable" comeback began. This was an epic struggle which we thought we had won with just seconds left to play. But it was not to be.

We now pause to express heartfelt gratitude to our wonderful Coach Kim Mulkey, her hard-working assistant coaches, and our fabulous Lady Bears.

This was yet another stellar season, with our Lady Bears winning 34 games, and in the process coming away (once again) with the Big 12 Championship and the Big 12 Tournament Championship. This was also a banner year in which Brittney shattered record after record.

We salute this magnificent team. These student-athletes — and their coaches — will forever be remembered by Baylor Nation — and indeed, the entire country.

As we look ahead to the men's NIT Semi-Final basketball matchup with BYU tonight at storied Madison Square Garden, we wish Coach Scott Drew and his team the inspiration and determination to carry them into the Championship game Thursday night. The nationally-televised game tonight is at 6 p.m. Central Time on ESPN2. Many of us are here in New York where — like all of Baylor Nation — we will be cheering on our team.

All of our student-athletes make us proud. We wish them the very best.

Sic 'em Bears!


Ken Starr

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