Baylor basketball http://kut.org en Defending Women's Champs Baylor To Battle Cardinals' Tough Defense http://kut.org/post/defending-womens-champs-baylor-battle-cards-tough-defense The NCAA women's basketball tournament's Sweet 16 round continues Sunday, with No. 1 overall seed Baylor taking on No. 5 University of Louisville. Baylor is the defending national champion, and is widely considered the team to beat in this tournament.<p>Baylor has been one of the most successful women's programs in the nation since head coach Kim Mulkey's first national championship in 2005. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:04:53 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 7161 at http://kut.org Defending Women's Champs Baylor To Battle Cardinals' Tough Defense Baylor Women Continue to Dominate in NCAA Tournament http://kut.org/post/baylor-women-continue-dominate-ncaa-tournament <p>The defending champion <a href="http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/032613aaa.html" target="_blank">Baylor women’s basketball team</a> moved easily through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.</p><p>The team beat Florida State last night 84-47. It was the final home game of the season for the Lady Bears – and the last ever for senior star Brittney Griner. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:00:42 +0000 Laura Rice 7102 at http://kut.org Baylor Lady Bears Paw Their Way to Top Seed in NCAA Tournament http://kut.org/post/baylor-lady-bears-paw-their-way-top-seed-ncaa-tournament <p>The defending champion <a href="http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/bay-w-baskbl-body.html" target="_blank">Baylor women’s basketball team</a> is again the No. 1 overall seed in the women’s <a href="http://www.ncaa.com/sports/basketball-women/d1" target="_blank">NCAA tournament</a>.</p><p>The first game for the Lady Bears is Sunday against No. 16 seed <a href="http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/1.asp" target="_blank">Prairie View A&amp;M</a>. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:11:43 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues & Laura Rice 6998 at http://kut.org Baylor Lady Bears Paw Their Way to Top Seed in NCAA Tournament AM Update: NCAA Cites Baylor, Labor Woes and Council Endorsements, Dental Board Faces Accusations http://kut.org/post/am-update-ncaa-cites-baylor-labor-woes-and-council-endorsements-dental-board-faces-accusations <p><strong>NCAA Finds Baylor Guilty of Infractions</strong></p><p>On Wednesday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.baylorbears.com/genrel/041112aaa.html">Baylor University</a> guilty of violating recruiting rules.</p><p>The NCAA mainly focused their three-year investigation on the men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s basketball teams.</p><p>In a <a href="http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2012-04-11/baylor-cited-failure-monitor">statement by the NCAA</a>, Baylor men&rsquo;s basketball coach, Scott Drew, was cited for failure to monitor the program and will be suspended during the first two conference games.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:37:18 +0000 Divya Darsi & Wells Dunbar 4023 at http://kut.org AM Update: NCAA Cites Baylor, Labor Woes and Council Endorsements, Dental Board Faces Accusations AM Update: Baylor Takes NCAA Title, Ron Paul's Primary Results, Texas Book Fest Name New Director http://kut.org/post/am-update-baylor-takes-ncaa-title-ron-pauls-primary-results-texas-book-fest-name-new-director <p><strong>Baylor Women&#39;s Win NCAA Championship</strong></p><p>Baylor University&#39;s women&rsquo;s basketball team clinched the NCAA national championship last night, besting Notre Dame <a href="http://stats.ncaa.org/game/index/966316?org_id=51" target="_blank">80 to 61</a>.</p><p>The win sent the Lady Bears into the history books, topping off their undefeated season and making them the first NCAA basketball team ever <a href="http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/stats/2011-2012/teamcume.html" target="_blank">to win 40 games in a season</a>.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:15:59 +0000 Tolly Moseley & Carlos Morales 3969 at http://kut.org AM Update: Baylor Takes NCAA Title, Ron Paul's Primary Results, Texas Book Fest Name New Director In Women's Title Game, Baylor Goes For History http://kut.org/post/womens-title-game-baylor-goes-history <em>Kentucky is now in the record books as this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball champion after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/02/149887730/kentucky-defeats-kansas-in-ncaa-championship-game" target="_blank">its 67-59 win over Kansas last night</a>. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:43:06 +0000 Tom Goldman 3962 at http://kut.org In Women's Title Game, Baylor Goes For History AM Update: Powers Defends UT Admissions, Baylor Women in NCAA Final, Leffingwell’s April Fools Prank http://kut.org/post/am-update-powers-defends-ut-admissions-baylor-women-ncaa-final-leffingwell-s-april-fools-prank <p><b>Powers Speaks Up for UT Admission Policies</b></p><p>University of Texas president <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/president/bio.html" target="_blank">William Powers Jr.</a>&nbsp;defended UT&rsquo;s admissions process, which looks at race as a factor, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/education/university-of-texas-mysterious-admissions-process.html?_r=1">in&nbsp;<em>The New York Times </em></a>this weekend.</p><p>Powers applauded the university&#39;s &quot;holistic review&quot; policy, which allows it to look at more than just grades.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;If a company had 100 applications for five positions and just took the five with the highest grade point average without looking at anything else, I think people would be stunned,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Grades are important, but there are other important indicia, like leadership and diligence. Grades don&rsquo;t tell us who is going to have a proclivity, or aptitude, for geosciences, fine arts or teaching.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:40:33 +0000 Carlos Morales 3949 at http://kut.org AM Update: Powers Defends UT Admissions, Baylor Women in NCAA Final, Leffingwell’s April Fools Prank AM Update: Barton Springs Reopens, Lady Bears Make Final Four, Trayvon Martin Rally at Capitol http://kut.org/post/am-update-barton-springs-reopens-lady-bears-make-final-four-trayvon-martin-rally-capitol <p><strong>Barton Springs Pool Reopens Today</strong></p><p>After being closed for a week, Barton Springs Pool will reopen today. The famously frigid swimming hole was closed on March 20 due to flooding after last week&rsquo;s heavy rain.</p><p>The pool&#39;s hours of operation are from 5 a. m. to 10 p. m. Normally the pool is only open for limited hours on Thursdays due to cleaning, but this Thursday the pool will stay open all day.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:46:28 +0000 Divya Darsi 3918 at http://kut.org AM Update: Barton Springs Reopens, Lady Bears Make Final Four, Trayvon Martin Rally at Capitol AM Update: Discrimination Against Overweight Job Applicants, STAAR Test Begins, Baylor's NCAA Bow http://kut.org/post/am-update-discrimination-against-overweight-job-applicants-staar-test-begins-baylors-ncaa-bow <p><strong>Victoria Hospital Bans Overweight Job Applicants</strong></p><p>KUT&nbsp;News&#39; reporting partner, The Texas Tribune, <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/texas-health-resources/health-reform-and-texas/victoria-hospital-wont-hire-very-obese-workers/">reports</a> a hospital in Victoria, Texas, bans job applicants from employment for being too overweight.</p><blockquote><p>The <a href="http://citizensmedicalcenter.org/">Citizens Medical Center</a> policy, instituted a little more than a year ago, requires potential employees to have a body mass index of less than 35 &mdash;&nbsp;which is 210 pounds for someone who is 5-foot-5, and 245 pounds for someone who is 5-foot-10. It states that an employee&rsquo;s physique &ldquo;should fit with a representational image or specific mental projection of the job of a healthcare professional,&rdquo; including an appearance &ldquo;free from distraction&rdquo; for hospital patients.</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:15:24 +0000 Lucia Duncan & Carlos Morales 3910 at http://kut.org AM Update: Discrimination Against Overweight Job Applicants, STAAR Test Begins, Baylor's NCAA Bow Top Morning Stories March 23, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-march-23-2011 <p><strong>Should School Districts Use Their Rainy Day Funds?</strong></p><p>Under pressure to tap into the state&#39;s Rainy Day Fund, Governor Rick Perry said Texas school districts should dip into their own reserve accounts first.&nbsp; Gov. Perry said districts have about $12 billion in reserve accounts.&nbsp; Ross Ramsey, of our political reporting partner <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/school-finance/short-of-funds-texas-eyes-school-reserves/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">T</span>he Texas Tribune</a>, has a report this morning saying that suggestion is not so simple.&nbsp; Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:57:40 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 984 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories March 23, 2011