Friday Daily Bears Report: Dynasty

Whitney Canion circa 2011 - one of four photos in the editor. - Scott Heavey

Last night's commitment from Westlake linebacker Breckyn Hager confirms what many have been hoping for: a Hager dynasty at Baylor University.

There are four Hager sons. Two will wear green and gold on the gridiron. Hager shores up a class that was lacking in linebackers, and the possibility of a commitment from Abilene Wylie star Clay Johnston and an outside shot at Malik Jefferson should have recruiting aficionados feeling much better about the makeup of the 2015 class.

Sports Where You Swing At Things

Baseball

Coach Smith and the Baylor baseball team faced elimination this morning against a favored Kansas Jayhawks team, but stuck it out and got the 4-3 victory to eliminate Kansas, the No. 3 seed in the tournament and No. 21 team in the country. Baylor plays No. 6 seed West Virginia today at 3:15. Loser goes home.

Softball

In an almost perfect recreation of the 2011 Super Regional in Athens, No. 13 seed Baylor travels to face No. 4 seed Georgia in a three-game series that begins today at 2:00 p.m. Georgia is an excellent hitting team, but they'll have to get past Whitney Canion, who threw 305 pitches to close out the regional round a week ago. A series win and trip to the Women's College World Series would cap an lengthy and impressive career for Canion.

Women's Tennis

Despite having not played with each other in over two months, the Baylor women's tennis duo of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle won its opening match in the NCAA Doubles Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens on Thursday. They are the last Baylor tennis players of either gender standing, after the men's doubles team and last singles competitor were defeated yesterday.

Women's Golf

Since a poor day on Tuesday, Hayley Davis has climbed 64 places and now sits tied for 27th in the NCAA Women's Golf Championships in Tulsa. Yesterday's outing resulted in a school record for best result in an NCAA championship round.

Track and Field

Baylor's track and field teams will be represented by 33 entries and 27 athletes in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships next week at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. I have very high expectations for some of our competitors. Looking at you, Trayvon Bromell.

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