Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Big XII Baseball preview

Vernon Grant 1982-2005

OSU safety Vernon Grant (George Bullard/Gensee Photo Sytems/Oklahoma State University)
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Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and teammates of Oklahoma State safety and Duncanville, Texas standout Vernon Grant, who died in a car wreck Monday night.

May Madness in NCAA Men's Tennis Final

Unfortunately, Baylor's attempt to capture 2 national titles in one year fell short when their top-ranked men's tennis team lost 4-3 to UCLA.

Big XII Baseball Preview

This is probably one of the deepest fields of any conference. The top 3 all could wind up as top 8 seeds nationally (which gives them the right to host a Super Regional should they make it that far) and the top 6 could get at large bids.

The Teams
#1 Nebraska - Huskers lead just about every statistical category.
#2 Baylor - Backed in after losing 2 of 3 to Missouri
#3 Texas - #1 in the nation most of the year, Horns have the talent to challenge the top 2
#4 Missouri - 3rd in team ERA, 8th in team batting average.
#5 Oklahoma - 10-2 in the month of May. Larry who?
#6 Oklahoma State - Defending tournament champs lost 6 of 7 down the stretch and their last 3 conference series.
#7 Kansas - Inconsistent play plagues team
#8 Texas Tech - Will have to slug their way to tournament title. Pitching almost non-existent.

TV Schedule
(All games on FSN Southwest, Check here for times on your FSN)
Semifinal #1 - Saturday 5/28 10:00 AM Central
Semifinal #2 - Saturday 5/28 1:00 PM Central
Championship - Sunday 5/29 1:00 PM Central
Complete Schedule
Bracket (.pdf)

Pick: Texas
Texas is really the strongest team talent-wise in this field, and they beat Nebraska in their regular season series. The Longhorns may have it tough with Baylor, but they should emerge with the trophy.

Tomorrow: El Super Regional Bla-Blazo
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