Baylor coach Art Briles suspended his son, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Kendal Briles, and wide receivers coach Tate Wallis for Saturday’s game against Lamar, the university said in a statement Friday.
The suspensions were for NCAA violation related to evaluations of prospective student-athletes during the spring 2015 recruiting period. Neither coach is permitted to be an active participant of the Bears coaching staff against Lamar and will not be at McLane Stadium for the game, the statement said.
“We want to stay within the NCAA’s guidelines and are taking this action in accordance with the NCAA’s new penalty structure,” Briles said. “Kendal and Tate have cooperated fully throughout this process and we look forward to having them resume their coaching duties next week. We will continue to work closely with our compliance staff to ensure that future violations are avoided.”
▪ TCU volleyball: The Frogs (6-1) picked up a 25-16, 25-20, 25-20 victory over Incarnate Word (2-6) in the opener of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic in New Orleans. Blaire Pickens led TCU with eight kills and a season-high hitting percentage of .583. Ashley Smith had a season-high 13 digs.
▪ TCU soccer: Michelle Prokof scored two goals, Kayla Hill had a goal and an assist and Allison Ganter scored to lead the Frogs to a 4-0 victory over Abilene Christian. Prokof’s first goal in the 18th minute gave the TCU 1-0 lead at halftime. Hill put the Frogs up 2-0 with the first of three second-half goals that sealed the victory.
▪ UT Arlington volleyball: The Mavericks (7-2) kicked off the Razorback Invitational with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Southeast Missouri State (2-5) at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. Stacey Koch led UTA with a match-high 16 kills and a hitting percentage of .600. The Colony native has posted double-digit kills in all but two of UTA’s matches this season, averaging a team-high 3.56 kills per set.