5.19.2012 Daily Bears Report: Weekend Edition

This banner could be going up more places than 10, but probably not soon. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Feed the Beaver, eh?

Baylor Baseball shut out Texas 4-0 to clinch the series victory, their first over the Longhorns since 2005. Did you know that Josh Ludy can hit a baseball an extremely long way? 483 ft of very long way.
The Bears face Texas in the final game of the regular season today at 2:00 PM CT, looking for a Big 12 record 7th series sweep. That game will be broadcast on ESPN 1660 AM, for those in Waco (or as I found out yesterday, those within about a 2.5 hour radius of Waco). The lineup card for that game is here.
According to Kendall Rogers of PerfectGame.org, Baylor has a pretty much near lock on a NCAA tournament national seed, even before the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City. SBNation Houston projects Baylor to be the top seed in the Big 12 Tournament.

Baylor Softball lost to the Stanford Cardinal 0-1 in the first round of the NCAA tournament yesterday. They will face Mississippi Valley State today at 3:30 PM. The Lady Bears must win this game to avoid being eliminated from the tournament.

The big news from yesterday was that the Big 12 and the SEC have signed an agreement for their conference champions (or highest ranked team, if the champions are in National Title contention) to play a New Year's Day bowl game starting in 2014. SI.com has a story on the new game, and ESPN Dallas muses on how the Cotton Bowl (and Jerry Jones) might jump on this opportunity. Big 12 Sports has a comprehensive links line up. Kirk Bohls is of the opinion that the Big 12 made a power move by partnering with the SEC.

On the expansion news/rumour mill front, there's not really anything new. FSU is still being mentioned as possibly wanting in, or not wanting in, or not really knowing what it wants, according to Tony Barnhart of CBSSports.com. The Kansas State blog JugofSnyder.com says that with the inking of the bowl game deal the Big 12 has to be looking to expand and names Georgia Tech, Louisville, FSU, Notre Dame and Clemson (among others) as possible targets by the conference. I'm not sure we'll hear anything more on this until later in the summer, possibly not even until after the BCS announces a new postseason format in June or July, but I wouldn't be entirely surprised.

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