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11/17 Daily Bears Report


Every morning that it is feasible and there are links to report, we'll do our best to provide them to those interested in new about Baylor and its athletic programs, other universities associated with Baylor, or college athletics in general.  If something catches your eye that you think needs to be included, post the link in the comments section and we'll add it to the post for all to see.

The Lariat (Baylor's on-campus newspaper) has a preview up of the Big XII games for this week. They obviously highlight what seems to be the marquee matchup for this week, Baylor vs. OU on ABC.

Mark Schlabach of has Saturday's game on his "What to Watch in College Football" column. Schlabach interestingly questions OU's ability to survive in a shootout with Baylor given its injury problems.  I was under the impression that OU's defense was one of the best in the conference, so I think a shootout would be just about the best-case scenario for Baylor.

RGIII joins 2 other Big XII QBs in the 16-player field as a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Award, which is given to the best offensive player in college football.  Landry Jones (OU), Brandon Weeden (OSU), and Justin Blackmon (WR, OSU) are also up for the award from the Big XII.

One of the things I really like that the official athletic site does is a weekly update on Bears playing in the NFL.  My favorite part is that the list is getting longer every year.

In addition to the preview I linked yesterday, the OU SBNation site has an article up today talking about what OU can't allow to happen this weekend against Baylor.  David Ubben of posted his view of how the Big XII conference awards shake out so far as well as a preview of this week's games and his predictions for how they will go. Suffice to say that he thinks OU will take care of business in Waco on Saturday but that the score will be much closer than in years past.

Finally, the Lariat made mention of something I saw discussed in several places last week; the aerial renderings of the new stadium do not include the Alumni Center located on University Parks.  If I had to guess, I would say that it is a simple oversight rather than the revelation of Baylor's intent to move the building.

I'll keep looking around for more news Baylor fans would want to know.