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Baylor Football heads up to Oklahoma this weekend, as the Bears face the 14th-ranked Sooners after a upset win last season here at Floyd Casey stadium, and this year they look to be fighting to stay in the running for a bowl game. Baylor 2013 WR commit Robbie Rhodes was named an Under Armour All-American this week, and could prove himself to be the best WR prospect in the country in January when the Under Armour All-America Game is played in Florida.
Both Baylor Basketball teams kick their seasons off tomorrow, with the Lady Bears opening their national title defense against Lamar at 12:05 PM in the Ferrell Center and the Bears taking on Lehigh at 4:00 PM. The Lady Bears are featured prominently in women's basketball season previews of all types, everywhere, and though it's impossible for them to go 40-0 (due to scheduling), they are expected to do great things.
Baylor Men's Golf won the Warrior-Wave Intercollegiate for their first victory of the season in Hawaii on Wednesday. The Bears shot a 9-under-par 279 in the final round of the tournament and all five members of the team placed in the top-30 standings. The win ends the Bears' fall 2012 season and their next scheduled event is the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio in February.
Baylor Cross Country travels to the NCAA South Central Regionals held in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday, and each team's top-seven runners will compete to finish in the top two positions to advance to the NCAA Championships held later this year. Also, runners who finish in the top four slots not on a qualifying team will receive an automatic bid for the Championships.
Baylor Men's Tennis' freshman Julian Lenz received one of 9 at-large bids to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships and will compete in the 32-man singles draw starting Thursday in Flushing, New York at the home of the US Open, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Lenz, 10-3 overall and 2-3 against ranked opponents, looks to improve on his regional finish and will face Florida's 101st-ranked Florent Diep.
Baylor Volleyball fell 3-1 to OU last night despite several rallies and Zoe Adom's seventh-straight double-digit kill game. The Bears made it close each time, losing the last two sets 23-25, but couldn't complete the rally, and will try to rebound this weekend against West Virginia in Morgantown.