BELTON — When Mary Hardin-Baylor takes the field for its season opener tonight, there won’t be a single wide receiver in uniform who has ever caught a pass in a game for the Crusaders.

BELTON — Football players choose Mary Hardin-Baylor because they want to be part of a successful program, typically biding their time as backups until it’s finally their turn to be starters in pursuit of a national championship.

For some, that process is being sped up considerably.

BELTON — It was so long ago when Tevin Jones last walked off a football field following a game, the picture in his mind of that cold December night in 2017 isn’t as crisp as it used to be — the colors a little more faded by the events of the past year.

HOUSTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor shot a 328 on Wednesday and was in 16th place at 660 after the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships. The Crusaders were four shots better than the 332 they posted in the first round, but still dropped from 15th to 16th.