Baylor Regent has rather strong opinions
The Baylor situation continues get worse as more details of Baylor's leadership void come to the forefront. The latest revelation come via the Waco Tribune, which obtained emails from former Regent Neal "Buddy" Jones who referred to female Baylor students who drink as "perverted little tarts," "very bad apples," "insidious and inbred" and "the vilest and most despicable of girls."
These hot takes didn't arise in 1926, nope, Jones was a regent from 2003 to 2013 and was board chairman from 2011 to 2012. Jones, a former Texas state representative emailed photos of female students drinking at parties and alleged those women were underage. He also blamed the girls for violating university rules that prohibit drinking.
The emails are further evidence of a Baylor culture that needs to be reprogramed from the top down.
Nate German lands at West Virginia
Rice transfer receiver/quarterback Nate German is officially on the roster with West Virginia.
German played every skill position except tight end for the Owls in his three plus seasons in West U. Looks like he'll play receiver at West Virginia which should help him to focus on one position. Receiver may be the deepest position on the Mountaineer roster so German will face an uphill battle to get on the field.
German graduated with an economics degree from Rice and will be eligible to play this fall.
Several Texas G5's Punching Above their weight in scheduling
With UTSA announcing it's 2020 opener at SEC power LSU, we thought we'd take a look at how G5 programs in Texas are scheduling out of conference. In particular whether they're able/want to schedule Power 5's. Here's a summary.
2018 Power 5's: Arizona, @Texas Tech
2019 Power 5's: @Oklahoma Washington State
2020 Power 5's: @Washington State
2021 Power 5's: @Vanderbilt, Texas Tech
2022 Power 5's: @Texas Tech, Kansas
2023 Power 5's: @Kansas
Houston has really stepped up, scheduling several Big 12 schools as well as a couple of PAC 12's. They also get most of those Power 5's in Houston at least once. The Tech series is a great move for the Cougars to raise their brand against a Big 12 rival.
2018 Power 5's: @Arkansas
2019 Power 5's: @Wisconsin
2020 Power 5's: @Texas A&M
2021 Power 5's: @Missouri
2024 Power 5's: @Texas Tech
2027 Power 5's: Texas Tech
The Mean Green get a Power 5 a year. All of the games are on the road until 2027 when Texas Tech comes to Denton. They've scheduled three SEC schools along with a Big 12 and a Big 10.
2018 Power 5's: @Wake Forest, @LSU
2019 Power 5's: Texas (NRG), Baylor (TBD)
2020 Power 5's: LSU (NRG)
2021 Power 5's: @Oklahoma State, @Texas
2022 Power 5's: @USC
2023 Power 5's: @Texas
2024 Power 5's: @LSU, @Northwestern
2025 Power 5's: Northwestern
Say this for Rice, they don't duck folks. They play LSU, Texas, USC, Baylor and Oklahoma State. Not to mention Big 10 member Northwestern and they'll play G5 Power Boise in a home and home in 2023 and 2024.
2018 Power 5's: TCU, @Michigan
2019 Power 5's: @TCU
SMU doesn't have much scheduled beyond 2019. They currently have the Iron Skillet game vs. TCU which is home and home and a trip to Ann Arbor.
2018 Power 5's: @Rutgers
2019 Power 5's: @Texas A&M
2021 Power 5's: @Baylor
2022 Power 5's: Baylor
2023 Power 5's: @Baylor
2024 Power 5's: Arizona State
2025 Power 5's: @Arizona State
This much is clear about Texas State, they've upgraded their scheduling. The Bobcats even get their first ever Power 5 home date with Baylor and a 2024 home date with PAC 12 member Arizona State.
2018 Power 5's: @Tennessee
2019 Power 5's: @Texas Tech
2020 Power 5's: Texas Tech
2022 Power 5's: @Oklahoma
2023 Power 5's: @Arizona
UTEP goes to SEC East member Tennessee, then they get a home and home with Texas Tech. Tech isn't afraid to go on the road in state by the way. The Red Raiders visit Houston, North Texas, and UTEP in the next few years.
2018 Power 5's: @Arizona State, Baylor, @Kansas State
2019 Power 5's: @Baylor, @Texas A&M
2020 Power 5's: @LSU
2021 Power 5's: @Illinois
UTSA plays a bear of schedule in 2018 with trips to Manhattan and Tempe with a home date against Baylor in between. 2019 isn't any easier with roadies to Waco and College Station. Expect more P5 dates to come, including a trip by the Aggies to San Antonio.
Abilene Christian's Stadium is on schedule
Wildcats Stadium, Abilene Christian's new on-campus stadium is on track for September kick off. The new facility has benefited from a couple of late donations totaling almost $2 million dollars bringing the total raised to $41 million of the $50 million dollar stadium.
ACU has played in Shotwell Stadium most of its recent history, a stadium owned and operated by Abilene ISD. The new stadium will seat 9,000 in permanent seats and another 3,000 on grass berms. The Wildcats made the jump from Division II into the FCS a few years ago, joining the Southland.
The Wildcats will open the stadium against Southland opponent Houston Baptist on September 16, 2017.