Baylor coach Kim Mulkey defends school amid sexual assault scandal

Baylor Lady Bears head coach Kim Mulkey nabbed her 500th career win with a win over Texas Tech 86-48 Saturday in Waco.

But it was the head coach’s postgame words that caught the media’s attention after she spoke out against the negative coverage the university has received in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against both the school and its football program.

“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.”

Mulkey addressed her comments again during the postgame press conference to further explain her comment.

“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.”

A new lawsuit alleges that at least 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape over a four year period starting in 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.