When I dropped several hundred dollars on a ticket and traveled 1,600 miles on two separate 6 a.m. flights to make it to the national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium, I thought I was prepared for anything. It turns out, even in a battle of titans, sports always finds a way to surprise you.
The entire 2021 NCAA Tournament could be hosted at a single location, with Indianapolis an early favorite to host.
The Bears had a national championship-caliber team stolen in 2019-20, but could be even better in 2020-21. Five of the top six scorers are back and transfers Adam Flagler and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua add to one of the deepest rosters in America.
Baylor loses three All-Texas players from a title-caliber season, but the reinforcements are talented. NaLyssa Smith is a top returner in the state and DiDi Richards swept the defensive awards. Getting young players up to speed will make or break the season.
When Jared Butler got the text to come down to the meeting room at the team hotel, he didn’t think much of it. Why would he? Baylor was set to face off against Kansas State in the Bears’ first Big 12 Tournament game. It’s normal to make adjustments and motivation was off the charts.
Texas women's basketball invested heavily in the program by hiring Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer, a three-time SEC coach of the year.
Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey was named to the Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2020.
Texas women's basketball coach Karen Aston will not be retained as her contract expires in 2020. The Longhorns failed to win a Big 12 title under Aston's tenure.
Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart will return in 2020-21 after making two NCAA Tournaments in five years with the Longhorns.