But more Big 12 play is on the way so hopefully we’ll get back to a steady […] My wife and I watched the show from Indiana and thought it would be something fun to do. Phipps earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Baylor University in 2009. There are a lot of people doing great things,” said Will Phipps, executive director of Greater Waco Sports Commission. But he wanted to get … What is your vision for the program? I think one of the big things was that there was proof of concept. I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. We take the time to tell the full story - providing all the information you won’t find anywhere else. His brother Turner was a walk-on basketball player for Baylor when Scott Drew first took over the program. Phipps: Think about local teams, select teams, [Amateur Athletic Union] teams that have no place to practice because they can’t get into school facilities on the weekends because of liability or scheduling. So you take Waco, draw a three-hour radius, that’s 80 percent of the state population. The Lubbock, Texas native currently resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Lauren. Baylor. Now we’ve just got to pull it off. Baylor Bears basketball history. There’s good parking. Here are a few events that took place in town from July to September. Baylor belonged to the Southwest Conference from 1915–1995 before joining the Big 12 Conference in 1996. We had a task force. More and more teams will pop up, and those kids will develop their skills and practice more. HC: Jerome Tang (2003-) I thought it was really neat. Bill Peterson joins the staff as Director of Basketball Operations and Ty Beard is the Bears’ new Director of Video Operations. Freshman Trey Phipps was also teammates with Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson, who has missed the past two games with a back injury. Will Phipps is a name that is familiar to Baylor basketball fans. It’s just a neat setup. 3-Point Goals: 4-24, .167 (Manek 2-5, Reaves 2-9, Phipps 0-1, Williams 0-1, Harkless 0-2, Harmon 0-2, Gibson 0-4). Baylor, 2006 Dennis Johnson: Assistant Coach (Defensive Line) 3058 3058: Dennis_Johnson@baylor.edu: LSU, 2012 Justin Johnson: Assistant Coach (Running backs) 3058 3058: Justin_D_Johnson@baylor.edu: Houston, 2011 Eric Mateos: Assistant Coach (Offensive Line) 3058 3058: Eric_Mateos@baylor.edu Big 12 basketball did great in the early signing window, which just ended. There does not seem to be a big sleeper in this conference so the coach of the TCU women’s basketball coach Raegan Pebley won’t be on the sidelines for Saturday’s game against No. Wacoan writer Megan Willome visited with Phipps by phone about the economic impact of sports, getting an Ironman race in Waco … With the way the river trail is now, you can stand on the banks and watch these surfers do tricks. Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger calls a play to his players in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor Monday, Jan. 20, … 2017-18 Men's Basketball Roster # Full Name Pos. WACOAN: You’ve talked about economic impact of these sports events coming to Waco. It opens a lot of doors to us in the market that we haven’t been tapping into. WACOAN: You grew up in Lubbock. The ambassadors have a business card with their cellphone [number], and they’re available through the course of the event. The Bears competed in the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX.They finished the season 27–8, 12–6 in Big 12 play to finish in a three-way tie for second place. The team plays its home games in Ferrell Center and is currently coached by Scott Drew. The board is independent of city and county government, although it coordinates with them and with surrounding communities to bring sports events to the area. Moon Ursin and NaLyssa Smith had double-doubles and No. Kruger is a heck of a coach and his players are competitive. Academic Year Player Experience Hometown / High School Previous School 0 Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. F 7-225 Sr. Melbourne, Australia / Neosho CC 3 Jake Lindsey G Baylor men’s basketball 15th-year head coach Scott Drew announced two additions and two promotions on his coaching staff on Thursday. Phipps: I wanted to stay in coaching, but we missed Texas. Valparaiso, IN 46383 A native of Tickfaw, Louisiana, Mulkey was the starting point guard on Louisiana Tech University’s team that won back-to-back national titles in … WACOAN: The alternative is going online, to Yelp or something, to search for information. Phipps: Season 4, episode 12. WACOAN: There are already a lot of families in Waco who have a child playing on an out-of-town team. The more teams we have, the more people we need to be available. 3-Point Goals_Oklahoma 4-24 (Manek 2-5, Reaves 2-9, Phipps 0-1, Williams 0-1, Harkless 0-2, Harmon 0-2, Gibson 0-4), Baylor … We needed a big indoor center, all the courts under one roof. The Lubbock, Texas native currently resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Lauren. 6 Baylor canceled its much-anticipated home game Thursday vs. No. Phipps: We work closely with the city and county in sports events of all kinds. 9 Kansas tried to get close late. Note: […] WACOAN: It surprised me that one of the reasons Scott Langen, regional director of Ironman’s Gulf Coast region, gave for choosing Waco was that it’s ‘beautiful and historic.’ Of course it is, but I didn’t think they cared about that. Phipps: We knew people who knew them and were able to connect and go through the process and get on the show. So, for example, take Ironman. To present positive images of our community through articles that entertain, enrich and educate. By Bryan Terry,The Oklahoman Baylor University hired Bliss as head coach for Baylor Bears basketball on March 23, 1999. It’s amazing the people who want to come to Waco right now. We bring you the latest game previews, live … That’s to help us get a good handle on what’s a good fit for us. The 2016–17 Baylor Bears basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.This was head coach Scott Drew's 14th season at Baylor. Because it’s working and doing well and they’ve managed it so well, that helped put ease of mind into having [the Ironman] event here. TCU's Mike Miles (1) is defended by Oklahoma's Trey Phipps during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. COVID issues in several programs upended the schedule, especially at the end of the week. Prior to his time at Georgia Tech, Phipps spent four years as a student manager at Baylor, including his senior year as head manager. One of the biggest holes was a basketball-volleyball facility. This is a list of seasons completed by the Baylor Bears men's college basketball team since its inception in 1912. WACOAN: And that will benefit local school districts because those kids come onto teams with more training and experience. Phipps and his wife, Lauren, (also a Baylor grad) moved back to Waco in 2015 with their two daughters, Laney and Riley, both born Easter Sunday. Mrs. Baylor is a former special education teacher, AAU coach, and Athletic Director. So I got a mixture of Scott and Bryce — different personalities. All Rights Reserved. And this month, October 28, is the biggie: Waco Ironman 70.3 triathlon, starting with a swim in the Brazos, followed by bike routes around town and a foot race through Cameron Park, ending on the Suspension Bridge. Click for more information. Baylor men's basketball coach Scott Drew has tested positive for COVID-19. Stuart Parsons [owner of Parsons Roofing and BSR], he doesn’t get enough credit for the tourists he brings to Waco, to see his resort. In 2011, we will be starting our first track & field program. Phipps: The grass is immaculate. Youth Basketball Camps; About Youth Basketball Camps; Youth Basketball League; About the League My dad went to Baylor, always loved Baylor. WACOAN: From what I’ve read, it seems like there’s coordination between the city, county and chamber in this venture. Apr 3, 2018 - Basketball Solution can be used to make professional-looking documents, presentations, and websites illustrated with color scalable vector sports diagrams. 2 Baylor Bears (12-0 overall, 5-0 Big 12) Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @bentonasmith & @SJacksonLJW. Phipps: The way Waco is located on [Interstate] 35, statistics show that people with kids will usually only travel three hours for an event. We had to cap the event and not take any more reservations. But there would be no comeback. Austin’s [Ironman] had an international flair. The Nautique U.S.A. national wakesurf championships in September with 100 top wakesurfer events. I learned about sales, recruiting, marketing, leadership. When over a thousand Baylor students and faculty pack into Duke Arena the walls of the old gym shake with school spirit. Demand is there for more hotel rooms for sure. Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey regrets telling people to be physically violent toward critics of the university but stands by her passionate defense of the scandal-plagued school. Phipps: They’re not always going to get a fair review all the time online. WACOAN: I looked at the list of available venues in greater Waco on your website, and it wasn’t that I was unfamiliar with them, but that I hadn’t thought of them as venues that might be available for other events. ET, ESPNU). It was on our long-term radar, but we didn’t think it would happen this fast. Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew announced he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fifth major-conference coach in the past two weeks to announce he's tested positive. 6 (for now) Kansas basketball at No. Phipps earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Baylor University in 2009. They travel to practices, travel to tournaments. There [were] lots of Nautique boats on display. Teams show up every year and used to be they were on their own. Staff Directory, 2021 © Valparaiso University Athletics. Baylor University (Waco, TX) Ferrell Center Big 12 Conference. They are bringing in some of the top surfers in the world. “Several teams had deep runs in front of them that they never were able to make, like the basketball teams at Baylor,” Phipps said. However, coach … Below we wrap up each class look ahead to what each school could do during the traditional signing window in April. Basketball was my main sport. We brought in several event producers in basketball and volleyball, and they’re excited about doing the tournaments in Waco. Trey’s father, Conley Phipps was a part of two basketball teams, playing for the 1985-86 and 1986-87 Sooners under Coach Billy Tubbs. For every 10-year-old girl who comes [to play], the grandparents come, the parents, the siblings. The race is going to finish on the Suspension Bridge because of the history of the Chisholm Crossing and the artwork that’s out there with the cattle. WACOAN: You’re the first executive director of the sports commission, and you came to the job almost exactly three years ago, correct? The whole complex, let me get you some figures: It’s a $30 million renovation to the fairgrounds, 53,000 square feet of flat floor usable space — 80,000 square feet total, with 12 volleyball courts, six basketball courts. Now we have ambassadors meet these teams, and parents really appreciate that. What role did sports play in your life as a kid? WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler hit a 3-pointer on the first shot of the game and No. Tony Gutierrez/AP. Snow angels with Baylor men's assistant basketball coach Alvin Brooks' kids. Game day breakdown: No. But the buses, they love the ease of accessibility off I-35 here, plenty of restaurants or the zoo or the Mayborn [Museum Complex]. People have no idea how beautiful it is until you take them through it. Read Full Story Kansas Basketball Oklahoma Texas CBS Big 12 OU KRXO-FM The Big 12 's Kansas TV Allen Fieldhouse DirecTV Two Sooners Matchups Top-15-ranked Teams Jalen Wilson Because WACOAN® isn’t just the name of our magazine, it’s who we are, and we take pride in that. There are lots of hole-in-the-wall places here. I started looking into sports commissions and saw the opportunity and decided to give it a go. Privacy Policy Think about table tennis, cheer and dance, wrestling — more unique, nonmainstream sports with the space that’s out there. 1009 Union Street The Baylor Bears, Basketball staff. My younger brother had graduated from Baylor and stayed in Waco. The Iowa State coach looks at the Bears and views them as something very different than their record. Phipps: Yes, in the DFW area and south of us. Plus concessions, kitchen, outdoor patio seating. OU went scoreless on its next four possessions, missing five straight shots and committing a turnover on Reaves’ offensive foul, and Baylor’s lead was 62-43. It’s a very Texas feel. WACOAN: Tell me about the Ironman 70.3 triathlon. In his four seasons at Baylor, Bliss's team only made the post-season once. There will be a lot more activity at Extraco now, a lot of special events too. Operations and Ty Beard is the only place in Texas where I-35 and the traffic is.! Take the time to Tell the full story - providing all the time Tell! 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