Baylor left Oklahoma City two weeks ago after a rare loss in the Big 12 Tournament. Two years ago, their season ended after losing an NCAA Elite Eight game in the same building. The Lady Bears, the top seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, are now headed back to the arena less than 300 miles from their Waco campus to play Louisville in an NCAA Sweet 16 rematch Friday night. "We've shed plenty of tears there, but we've also celebrated in confetti there," senior forward Nina Davis said. "We're not really worried about the location where we're playing at. We're just worried about our next opponent, which is Louisville, and just focused on us and what we have to do to get to the next round." Baylor
Penn State football head coach James Franklin announced that senior Jason Cabinda (Flemington, N.J.) and juniors Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) and Nick Scott (Fairfax, Va.) have been voted as team captains for the 2017 season by their teammates. “These three young men have been leaders in our program, on and off the field,” Franklin said. Cabinda garnered third-team All-Big Ten accolades from the conference coaches, despite missing five games due to injury.
It's not just body language, as he told reporters before a Final Four game last year. UConn coach Geno Auriemma shared this key to telling if a potential recruit is the right fit for his program in February, as the Huskies were looking for their 100th consecutive win. "The majority of the kids we get, they talk about winning championships," he said. "Whenever a kid says to me, 'What position am I going to play?' or, "What's my role going to be on the team?' I go, 'Well, you're probably not going to have one, because you're probably not coming to Connecticut.'" The Huskies, who are going for their fifth consecutive title, face off against 4-seed UCLA on Thursday.