I may never criticize SEC non-conference scheduling again.

Baylor has scheduled a 2019 game against… a drum roll, please… The University of the Incarnate Word.

That’s not even the punchline.  This is.

UIW joins UT-San Antonio and Rice as non-conference 2019 opponents.  Between 2014 and 2019, Baylor has just two non-conference games scheduled against programs from the five power conferences: a home-and-home with Duke in 2017 and 2018.

As far as I’m concerned, those are sufficient grounds for the selection committee to keep Baylor out of the playoffs for the rest of the decade.

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9 responses to “I may never criticize SEC non-conference scheduling again.

  1. What fresh hell is this?

    Don’t be so dismissive, Bluto, I hear their long snappah is heel on wheels and the Bears are looking to add The Sisters of the Divine Severity on the 2019 schedule.

  2. TennesseeDawg

    Alabama had already booked Sisters of the Poor so Baylor had to drop down to their 2nd choice.

  3. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    Duke could be pretty good by 2017. Look for Baylor to buy out the contract.

  4. Bob

    That is about as awful as you can get. At least they play 9 BCS teams before worrying about out of conference. That is still more than A&M or Vandy plays this year. But yeah, that is ridiculous.

  5. University of the Incarnate Word? That’s a thing? In 2020, they’ll be facing the University of Phoenix. Of course, that will only be available on ESPN3 and Hulu.

  6. Sh3rl0ck

    The University of the Incarnate Word was started by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word… Almost The Little Sisters of the Poor.

  7. Bulldog Joe

    I used an incarnate word when I read the news on our team this morning.

  8. Dog in Fla

    Baptists vs. Catholics – almost like the Southwest Conference vs. Big East but all within Texas and it’s needed because of the back-breaking non-cupcakes of UTSA and Rice, two very good baseball programs

  9. As far as I’m concerned, those are sufficient grounds for the selection committee to keep Baylor out of the playoffs for the rest of the decade.

    Agreed.
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