Baylor’s women’s basketball coach made some strong, controversial comments.
Kim Mulkey, the women’s basketball coach at Baylor, spoke out against the negative press coming her school’s way as a result of the sexual assault allegations against the university and the football program.
She said the following after nabbing her 500th career win, a 86-48 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.
“If someone’s around you and they ever say, `I will never send my daughter to Baylor.’ You knock them right in the face,” Mulkey said. “Because these kids are on this campus. I work here. My daughter went to school here and it’s the damn best school in America.”
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She expanded on her comments during her press conference.
“I’m just tired of hearing it. I’m tired of people talking on it on a national scale that don’t know what they’re talking about,” she said. “If they didn’t sit in those meetings and they weren’t a part of the investigation, you’re repeating things that you heard. It’s over. It’s done. This is a great institution, and I would send my daughter here, and I would pay for anyone else’s daughter to come here. I work here every day. I’m in the know. And I’m tired of hearing it. This is a great institution. The problems that we have at Baylor are no different than the problems at any other school in America. Period. Move on. Find another story to write.”
It’s understandable for Mulkey to want to defend the school she loves, but not like this.
A lawsuit against Baylor alleges 52 rapes by 31 Baylor players over a four-year period.