Big 12 baseball notebook: Baylor breaks 'Big Four' record

With Baylor's 11-2 win over Kansas State on Friday, the Bears broke the NCAA record for most combined wins by one school's football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball teams in one academic year.
by Ryan Aber Published: May 25, 2012

With Baylor's 11-2 win over Kansas State on Friday, the Bears broke the NCAA record for most combined wins by one school's football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball teams in one academic year.

The win was Baylor's 124th, passing Texas of 2003-04.

The Bear's football team won 10, men's basketball 30, women's basketball 40 and Friday's win was the baseball team's 44th.

“I've been around long enough to remember the Jim Trabers of the world and the (Jim) Romes of the world questioning Baylor's existence in the Big 12,” Baylor coach Steve Smith said. “I remember when Art (Briles) got hired, the question from the media to him was, ‘Are you convinced Baylor is ready to make the commitment?' I'm sitting there thinking what kind of commitment do we have to make? We've been losing $10 million a year for a number of years. There hasn't been a problem with commitment, there's been a problem with performance.

“It's pretty special to see what's happening right now.”

SOONERS SUN AND FUN FRIDAY

With a day off from the tournament, Oklahoma used the opportunity to show up and back the OU softball team in Norman.

While the Sooner softballers were rolling to a 6-0 win over Arizona in its Super Regional, the baseball team provided spirited support, starting chants of "Boomer! Sooner!" and dancing and even initiating the wave.

“They came out to support us and we wanted to do the same for them," said OU coach Sunny Golloway.

by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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