3.11.2013 Daily Bears Report: Everybody was workin' for the weekend!


'Twas a huge weekend in the world of Baylor Athletics. Some things went well: namely MBB and WBB, while others didn't: Baseball. And our QB apparently enjoys the musical stylings of Scott Stapp. Wow.

You guys get me again this morning because Kate is still out there flinging her green and gold afar with the WBB team, and you'll like it!

Before anything else, I need to address something that caused a bit of twitter angst, something we can call twangst for short, last night about our presumptive QB for 2013.

Ok, so apparently he likes Creed. Take a deep breath, it's going to be ok. I understand Creed gets a lot of hate because Scott Stapp is/was a tremendous douche and the band itself possessed many qualities best described as "Nickelbackian," but we can make it through this. It's not necessarily a bad thing that Petty loves crappy bands from the late 90s. It's probably not good, though. You want a leader of men to have at least an appreciation for good music, I think, though I myself am not what I would call an audiophile. But some were saying this cried out for a music intervention, and that seems a bit premature at this point. If he starts waxing poetic about the Black Eyed Peas or Justin Bieber (God help us), then I'll start sounding the alarms.

Actually, now that I think about it, if he throws bombs on Saturdays this fall and wins games, he can listen to whatever he wants. Game respect game. I will personally make him a mixed CD to his specifications if we start the season 7-0. And I will deliver it by hand.

Now for everything Baylor that you can read in about ten minutes. TL:DR version: the Ladies are playing for another Big 12 Championship, the men are gearing up for a run at their own (and the NCAA Tournament, as well), and Acrobatics and Tumbling, ever a staple of ODB fandom, did something good. I'm not entirely sure what that was.

WBB Holds Off OSU, 77-69, to Advance to Big 12 Title Game - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Brittney Griner had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and top-ranked Baylor held off a furious late charge by Oklahoma State for a 77-69 victory in the Big 12 tournament semifinals Sunday.

Baylor A&T Beats Quinnipiac at Ferrell Center - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Waco, Texas - Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling won its second home meet of the 2013 season against Quinnipiac Sunday night at the Ferrell Center. The Bears (2-2) won four of six events to beat the Bobcats (1-1) 262.48-258.65.

Jackson, Austin Lead MBB's All-Big 12 Honors - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Baylor senior Pierre Jackson was named to the 2013 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 second team, freshman Isaiah Austin earned third-team honors and was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team, and junior Cory Jefferson was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection.

Jackson, Jefferson Lead MBB to 81-58 Rout of No. 3 KU - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Pierre Jackson had 28 points and 10 assists as Baylor finished the regular season with an 81-58 victory over Kansas on Saturday.

Track & Field Closes Out NCAA Indoor Championships - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
The Baylor track and field team concluded its indoor season with six athletes earning All-American status on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Baylor Bears - Recap - March 09, 2013 - ESPN
Kansas had a share of its ninth Big 12 regular-season title in a row even before Ben McLemore scored a layup off the opening tip at Baylor.

No. 1 Baylor heads to third straight Big 12 final | Fox News
Brittany Griner recorded a double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds and also had seven blocks, as No. 1 Baylor advanced to the Big 12 Title game with a 77-69 victory over Oklahoma State on Sunday.

Kansas Loses To Baylor, But Wins Ninth Straight Big 12 Title - Rock Chalk Talk
The game ended up not meaning anything, but does it signal something for the rest of the season?

Oklahoma State takes No. 1 Baylor to final minute before 77-69 loss in Big 12 semifinal | Fox News
Toni Young and Oklahoma State never got intimidated by top-ranked Baylor.

Now a bit of news from around the blogosphere:

THE CURIOUS INDEX, 03/11/2013 - Every Day Should Be Saturday
THIS IS WHAT DRESSY CASUAL MEANS. Don't ask Barry Switzer where he got this coat unless you're prepared to testify about a thrilling adventure involving swordplay, an international drug cartel, a...

2013 college athletic director salaries: Whose teams win the most for the money? - SBNation.com
USA updated their athletic director salary database this past week, and we took a look to see which schools were getting the best value for their money in terms of wins.

The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble - NYTimes.com
A world-renowned physicist meets a gorgeous model online. They plan their perfect life together. But first, she asks, would he be so kind as to deliver a special package to her?

Analysis: NCAA rules debate illustrates bigger challenge
The idea of changing the depth and breadth of the NCAA rulebook raises surprising concerns from some unlikely places.

Michigan-Indiana serves our first taste of March Madness insanity - SBNation.com
Indiana won the Big Ten Championship in a thriller at Michigan on Sunday, and Michigan lost in the most heartbreaking way possible. Relive the scene from Ann Arbor, because Sunday was just the beginning.

Bracketology: Creighton and Liberty join the party - SBNation.com
The Bluejays' and Flames' tournament wins on Sunday mean a total of five teams have booked an NCAA place, with five more to come on Monday. On the bubble, Virginia beat Maryland in overtime, but the Cavaliers remain out for now.

Have a great Monday!

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