Daily Bears Report 09.24.2012

Well, that was an exciting weekend!

In case you don't know what I'm talking about, Our Daily Bears has you covered.

We have pre-game notes and thoughts, which is worth a look back at to compare it to what actually happened in the game. There's also immediate post-game reaction, with comparisons to the SMU game, as well as thoughts on the 47-42 win, which are well worth the read. The always excellent Sic 'Em Sports Productions highlight video is here. I was at Fall Premiere playing for potential freshmen when this DBR went online, and though that was exciting, the links contained in that post are slightly more informative. Mark goes in-depth here to try to explain whatever the heck ULM was doing on offense in the second quarter. Brian Nance is still committed to coming to Baylor, and that's something that's far more successful than our blog manager's ability in pick'em this week.

From yesterday, a look around the Big XII, wherein the fighting SnyderCats beat the reeling Sooners, WVU didn't do WVU things against Maryland, and Tevin Reese got a helmet sticker for being awesome. Baylor snuck into both major polls this week, sitting at 25 in the AP and 24 in the Coaches' Poll. Mark broke down the numbers from Friday's game, and there still appears to be a need to #FreeLache. Ahmad Dixon thinks you're pretty swell. And finally, Art Briles is not from Arkansas, is not from anywhere near Arkansas, and though he's probably driven through Arkansas, there's no online record of him actually ever appearing in Arkansas, so ESPN saying he's got "Arkansas roots" is very slightly confusing.

For non-football Baylor things, head below the jump! (You won't regret it.)

Baylor Men's Basketball spent the weekend at Fort Hood for a "Weekend as a Wrangler." The Bears both participated in a Leadership Recreation Course and coached 4 teams of Army servicemen in a basketball tournament. This weekend marked the beginning of a partnership between Baylor Basketball and Fort Hood, which includes continuing such things as a Fort Hood night at the Ferrell Center and leadership training such as this. Also of MBB note: Isaiah Austin is really tall, and he can shoot jump shots.

Baylor Volleyball fell 3-1 to (19) Iowa State Saturday night in Ames, before a crowd of 2,207 in the Hilton Coliseum. The Bears return to Waco for a match Tuesday night against the University of Texas at the Ferrell Center. This match will be televised on ESPNU, and will be the first game of the season to have the Courtside Players.

Mate Zsiga repeated as the Singles Champion at the HEB Intercollegiate tournament held at the Hurd Tennis Center this weekend. Zsiga is the seventh ranked player in the nation at the collegiate level. Baylor's doubles team of Marko Krickovic and Robert Verzaal came second in the tournament, losing the final to the Tenessee Volunteers' Jarryd Chaplain and Edward Jones.

25th ranked Baylor Soccer finished off their non-conference schedule with a 4-0 win over Stephen F. Austin on Sunday, after an exhausting 1-1 draw at Oklahoma last Friday night. The Bears open their home conference schedule against Kansas on Friday, and look to add a 10th win to their 9-1-2 record.

Finally, ODB's Miles Kelly sneak-attacks us all with an in-depth look at Baylor Baseball recruiting in the middle of football season! It is well worth the look, but remember, these guys are the 2013 class, so the earliest chance to see them play for the Bears would be spring 2014. 2013 Baylor Baseball is only five months away! I'm already excited.

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