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This is a quote from the DMN on a photographic segment ranking recruiting classes,
Baylor / Average ranking: 26; ESPN: 26; Rivals: 26; Scout: 29; 247 Sports: 22 / Baylor can’t compete with the facilities at Texas or A&M, and it’s had a tough time getting a lot of the most touted recruits to give them a look. But Art Briles has done an excellent job of taking advantage of the state’s depth of talent by pulling in 21 total commits, all but two of which are from Texas and 15 of which are three-stars or better according to Rivals. Fort Worth Southwest WR Robbie Rhodes has a chance to see some early playing time in Waco and assault the Baylor record books.
My question is - are our facilites that far behind Texas or A&M. I see the stadium part ( however, I think Kyle Field is a total dump). The stadium is in process. Just wondering, seems like Highers is pretty first class as is Allison Indoor.
UT has an inflatobubble thing
Misinformed. Our practice facilities equal all but maybe a handful of programs nationwide. When Baylor stadium is done the only drawback will be capacity and that can't be helped.
They have more of what BU has, but none are like Oregon. Also, A&M has the same indoor facility that collapsed and almost killed Coach Briles daughter.
Texas has their bubble.
The weightrooms are bigger, but doesn't make it nicer. I've toured most and they're just different.
There are not many schools that have poor weight rooms in the major conferences.
It's lazy "reporting" based on assumptions. Sometimes when they talk about facilities they really mean stadiums and size trumps quality. These are usually sports fans who got into sports journalism because they thought it'd be a great way to make a living in sports. And like the average sports fan they have an affinity for the blue bloods in sports and give them the benefit of the doubt. If it's a big state school then the formula says they are better across the board. The small school can pop up and make noise for a while and create a good story about parody here and there, but in the end they have a soft spot in their hearts as sports fans for the big programs. It's part of what made them fall in love with sport to begin with.
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Mundus
Not many weight rooms have the dude from Old Spice Commercials attached to your rear during workouts though. Advantage Baylor.
This post was edited by atxtraveler 16 months ago
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Their athletic dorms destroy ours. That's what we are missing. Basically an Olympic village. OU is building some amazing ones.
Baylor starts theirs this summer I believe. Will have to check.
We are gatting an athletic dorm? Not east village?
Hadn't heard of anything about an athletics dorm for us. East Village seems like the most logical option if it's going to be this summer I guess.
Players will always opt for their apartments over any dorm. Only freshman will use it.
Haven't some of you on here spoke of the overwhelming modern facilities of the PAC12?
Aren't they trying to keep up with the Jones's(i.e. trying to imitate Oregon?)
Any of you know of that cuz seems I heard that some of these recruits are going out there and staying cuz they're getting wowed by the facilities of Oregon, UCLA, USC, etc?
Was Kaz in The Expendables?
This is true. My buddies who lived in the quadrangle apartments used to hide their liquor in the dishwasher when the RA would knock on the door. Apartments>dorms
I used dorm as a generic for some type of athletic living space,whether it be actual dorm, apartment, condo, townhouse, etc. I could see some type of loft style apartments with nice pool,covered parking, fire pit, basketball courts, volleyball court, simulated beach, pub ,yoga class, asian massage, Well, maybe I got a bit carried away.
Pretty uninformed reporting IMO. I've been all over and our facilities are as good as any. Maybe some of the state schools are bigger but that doesn't mean they're nicer. I live near ND and our facilities ( outside of the FB stadium...for now) are every bit as good if not better.
Well obviously our facilities are nice enough to land 4* quarterback / defensive tackle Chris Johnson, so take THAT, DMN!
Had heard it would be used to house athletes. Could have misheard.
nice. well done
Very well could put them in East Village along with other students. Doesn't require an additional project, and it wouldn't be something that would require a press release. Just when the fall rolls around and dorm assignments are given, the athletes are put in East Village. There will be something like 700 beds so that could fit all the athletes then still have room for other students.
Look how sweet OU's is. Even if you only live there 1 year, it's still a big deal to HS kids when the visit and see something like OU's and then they see the run down apartment where Baylor sticks our kids.
This post was edited by The X Factor898 16 months ago
It doesn't call it a student athlete dorm, just students. East Village will be similar to that and you should tour the new dorms where athletes are "stuck." It isn't the Quad any longer.
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