12.16.2012 Daily Bears Report: Getting Started with UCLA


Not much going on in the world of Baylor sports this Sunday, but the time has come to start prepping for the Holiday Bowl a week from Thursday against the UCLA Bruins.

This week marks the beginning of ODB's preparation for the Holiday Bowl next Thursday night in San Diego, so the self-imposed embargo against UCLA-focused posts is over. I'll kick things off tomorrow with the "First Look" at the Bruins of the Pac12, and we'll go from there. Any contributor interested in dissecting the matchup, feel free.

As far as everything else goes, there's not all that much Baylor-centric news today or this weekend. Men's basketball plays tomorrow night against USC Upstate, whoever that is, and WBB takes the court the following night in a showdown against perennial power Tennessee. Should be a great week for Baylor sports, I think.

23 Student-Athletes Graduate in 2012 Fall Term - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
In graduation ceremonies held at the Ferrell Center on Saturday, December 15, 23 Baylor student-athletes from 10 sports earned their bachelor's or master's degree.

Baylor Health Care System merging with Scott & White to create state’s largest not-for-profit system | Dallas-Fort Worth Business News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News - The Dallas Morning News
Promising better and more efficient care, they plan to create Texas’ largest not-for-profit health system.

I posted this because I'm curious how it might affect the University. I'm aware of the disconnect between BUMC and the University, but this can't be a bad thing for us, right?

Holiday Bowl 2012 odds: UCLA a pick 'em against Baylor - SB Nation Los Angeles
The Holiday Bowl between UCLA and Baylor remains a pick 'em.

10 college fight songs, as performed by an opera singer - SBNation.com
Get a little culture in you, college football fan.

College football bowl games preview: 35 GIFs for 35 games, Part 1 - SBNation.com
Do you have the time to figure out whether every bowl is worth watching? Of course not. Hate reading? Love funny moving pictures?

Report: Is Manny Diaz Running Out Of Options? - Burnt Orange Nation
Florida State's open defensive coordinator job is quickly closing. And, no, it's not Manny Diaz's.

And that's basically it.

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