Moonlight Madness is coming back to the Ferrell Center! Baylor is one of 14 schools covered in a 4-hour ESPNU nationally televised event to celebrate the beginning of the college basketball season. ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla will be reporting live from campus and members of both Baylor teams will participate in a 3-point contest, and a dunking competion among other activities, and there will be prizes and give-aways for fans in the crowd. Baylor was chosen for this partly because, as ESPN's Andy Katz says "The Baylor women are more than capable of putting together a game-changing streak and going 40-0 in consecutive seasons...The Baylor men still have [the] talent off an Elite Eight team...to be a factor in the Big 12." Moonlight Madness is on Friday, October 12th at 8:30 PM in the Ferrell Center. Doors open at 7:30 PM.
The Baylor Lady Bears 2012-2013 season motto is "Back 2 Business" as they look to defend their national title and continue the longest active winning streak in the nation after going 40-0 last season. The main thing that head coach Kim Mulkey wants to avoid with her 5 returning starters and talent-loaded freshman class is complacency. The Lady Bears play Oklahoma City University on October 30th as their season opener.
The Baylor Men's Basketball team was ranked the 13th team in the nation in the SI pre-season power rankings, and senior guard Pierre Jackson has been tabbed as someone to watch for both the Naismith and Wooden awards. Jackson also appeared on Jay Bilas' pre-season All-American team. The Bears open the season against Abilene Christian in an exhibition game on October 25th in the Ferrell Center.
Baylor Football fell out of the polls this week despite scoring 63 points against the 8th ranked team in the nation, and Art Briles sees the fact that "we have to go out and prove ourselves game after game" as just motivation. Hopefully that will serve to motivate the Baylor defense to not take a break on this bye week. Baylor linebacker recruit Raaquan Davis has been having a senior season to write home about with 43 solo tackles, six assists, two pass breakups and a sack to lead the Rockwall Heath Hawks to a 4-1 record. Finally, Savannah Pullin writes about the frustration of being a Baylor fan on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram College Confidential blog.
Just as a reminder, Baylor Parent and Family Weekend is October 12th-13th, and Baylor Homecoming is the weekend of November 4th-6th. Sic 'Em, Bears!
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