As we observe Memorial Day Weekend, thank you to all the men and women who have served and protected our freedom or paid the ultimate price for it.

And if you find yourself with a little free time over the holiday weekend, feel free to join my chat!


Lots to talk about ...

* The 5th-seeded Texas baseball team getting a third-straight complete-game performance from its starting pitching (this time it was Connor Mayes giving up two hits while recording 10 strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Baylor) to reach the Big 12 Championship vs Oklahoma State on Sunday.

And Tres Barrera is 3-for-7 in UT's last two games with 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored, including a walk-off, bases-loaded single in a 4-3 victory over Baylor on Thursday.

Parker French and Ty Culbreth pitched complete-game victories against Texas Tech and Baylor, respectively, in the first two games of the Big 12 Tournament.

* The Texas men's doubles team of Lloyd Glasspool and Soren Hess-Olesen reached the semifinals of the NCAA Championships. They were playing Baylor's 8th-ranked Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz Sunday. It marks the third straight year Texas has advanced individuals to the Final Four of either singles or doubles at the NCAA Championships.

* Jordan Spieth contending at Colonial in Fort Worth.

* And congrats to this weekend's graduates (many familiar names):

Khat Bell (volleyball), Applied Learning and Development

Kirby Bellow (baseball), Applied Learning and Development

Carrington Byndom, Corporate Communications

Josh Cochran, Physical Culture and Sports

Alex De La Torre, Physical Culture and Sports

Taylor Doyle, Government

Nneka Enemkpali (women's hoops), African Studies

Sheroid Evans, Physical Culture and Sports

Jacob Felts (baseball), Health Promotion

Sedrick Flowers, Physical Culture and Sports

Parker French (baseball), Business

Lloyd Glasspool (tennis), Physical Culture and Sports

Marquise Goodwin, Applied Learning and Development

Garrett Greenlea, Applied Learning and Development

Soren Hess-Olesen (tennis), Economics

Priest Holmes, Applied Learning and Development

Jonathan Holmes, Applied Learning and Development

Trey Hopkins, Biology

Desmond Jackson, Applied Learning and Development

Brandon Loy (baseball), Applied Learning and Development

Ty Marlow (baseball), Applied Learning and Development

Adrian Phillips, Human Relations

Garrett Porter, Music

Brittainey Raven (women's hoops), Corporate Communications

Collin Shaw (baseball), Finance

Sam Stafford (baseball), Applied Learning and Development

Taylor Stell (baseball), Corporate Communications

Kheeston Randall, Applied Learning and Development

Geoff Swaim, Corporate Communications

Duke Thomas, Corporate Communications

Kendall Thompson, Physical Culture

Josh Turner, Applied Learning and Development

Marcus Wilkins, Corporate Communications

Great to see guys like Priest Holmes, Marcus Wilkins, Kheeston Randall and Marquise Goodwin come back and finish their degrees!

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