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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: TCU QB Matthew Baldwin calls it quits on football, cites injuries

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Plus: Joyner Holmes finds a new WNBA home – for now

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247Sports reports that TCU Horned Frogs backup quarterback Matthew Baldwin has announced his intention to end his football career. He cited injuries as his main concern.

From 247Sports: “One of the most heavily-recruited quarterbacks from the 2018 class, Baldwin led Lake Travis to a deep run in the Class 6A playoffs as a senior. He threw for 3,842 yards with 44 touchdowns to just six interceptions as a senior. He was ranked as the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to 247Sports. He chose Ohio State over several other options. Unfortunately, he did not see any game action as a collegiate player.”

After a 2019 knee injury, 247Sports notes, it never panned out for Baldwin at TCU, either.

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • After former Texas forward Joyner Holmes was waived by the Seattle Storm earlier this year, despite being taken in the second round of the 2020 WNBA Draft, she’s now landed with a group of rookies with the New York Liberty, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “The signing of Holmes comes one day after New York guard Rebecca Allen said that she would not play this season. Allen cited uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic as a reason why she was opting out. The WNBA plans to start its 2020 season in July. Each WNBA franchise will play a 22-game schedule in the regular season. Those games and the league’s postseason contests will be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.”
  • ESPN apparently has high hopes for the 2020-2021 Texas men’s basketball team, especially in light of the signing of five-star power forward Greg Brown III. That’s why the so-called mother ship has Texas predicted to grab a No. 3 seed going into the NCAA Tournament. Here’s Sports Illustrated’s take on the matter: “The Longhorns are currently predicted to play in the West bracket along with Gonzaga (No. 1 seed), Wisconsin (No. 2), Texas Tech (No. 4), North Carolina (No. 5), Houston (No. 6), Stanford (No. 7), Miami (No. 8), Arizona (No. 9), UConn (No. 10), Virginia Tech and Seton Hall (No. 11, play in), Vermont (No. 12), Georgia State (No. 13), New Mexico State (No. 14), Eastern Washington (No. 15) and Colgate (No. 16).”
  • Fourteen Longhorn student-athletes have been named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars for the 2019-2020 season, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “The awards honor undergraduate students of color who exemplify the highest standards of scholarship, athleticism and humanitarianism. UT’s 14 honorees include: Joanne Allen-Taylor (women’s basketball), Claudine Blancaflor (women’s track & field), Diana Cañas (rowing), Logan Eggleston (volleyball), Kamaka Hepa (men’s basketball), Roschon Johnson (football), Moro Ojomo (football), Paola Pineda (women’s swimming & diving), Beth Ramos (women’s track & field), Ishan Rison (football), Samantha Shulhan (women’s track & field), Tecora Turner (soccer), Jaylene Vu (women’s track & field) and Kelly Xac (women’s golf).”