Baylor Men’s Basketball, and all other NCAA Division I college basketball programs, can officially begin practice today, October 3. This will be the second year teams can utilize the earlier practice schedule, which the NCAA installed last season in order to allow for more flexibility by coaches when scheduling full season practices.
Fans may recall recent social media posts from Baylor players regarding a training regimen the team went through called The Program. Sophomore Ishmail Wainright had perhaps the best description of the weekend-long event, “20 cars deep riding through Waco at 4am in the morning #GrindTime #BaylorBasketball #BaylorNation #TheProgram.”
The Baylor Basketball video crew was kind enough to provide a video of the team during its training sessions, which can be seen here. While real practices are closed to the public, this video provides a nice glimpse into the little seen training of Baylor Men’s Basketball.
The Program, which, according to its website, “help[s] elite athletic organizations develop better leaders and more cohesive teams,” has been utilized by schools such as Oregon, Texas, Notre Dame, Alabama, and Ohio State, and even the Boston Bruins.
Baylor Men’s Basketball opens the season at home on November 14, versus McNeese State (8:30 p.m. CT tip). Check out the entire season's schedule at this link.