When it comes to athletics, Baylor’s success across a host of sports has brought some nice publicity for the University. In particular this year, it has been the men’s basketball team’s winning ways that have earned positive press for Baylor nationwide. Earlier this season when the Bears broke into the national rankings, outlets like Sports Illustrated, SportsCenter and ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” — not to mention newspapers across the country — got in on the act.
With the team now in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years, the positive stories are popping up again, all over the country. In addition to the usual game previews on ESPN, PTI did a five-minute interview with head coach Scott Drew, one day after its hosts agreed Drew should be national coach of the year (in the last minute of this clip).
My personal favorite story is from the Los Angeles Times; other articles about Baylor’s successful season have recently appeared in CBS Sportsline; Fox Sports; The Sporting News; Sports Illustrated; New York Post, Daily News and Newsday; New Jersey Star-Ledger; Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Arizona Daily Star; Chicago Sun-Times and Post-Tribune; Kansas City Star; Dallas Morning News; San Antonio Express-News; Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Houston Chronicle; and the Associated Press.
Sic ’em, Baylor basketball, for representing the University so well on the national stage!