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Daily Bears Report 10.25.2012

Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

Baylor's 18th-ranked men's basketball team returns to action tonight in the Ferrell Center in an exhibition game agains the Abilene Christian University Wildcats. This game should be a chance for head coach Scott Drew to use everyone on the bench, and might help him set his final starting roster, and will let fans catch a glimpse of the new Baylor Bears. Pierre Jackson might not be on the floor a lot tonight, after returning from injuring his quad during Midnight Madness.

The Lady Bears are heading up to Dallas for the Big 12 Media Day! You'll be able to ask team members questions via the @BaylorWBB twitter with the hashtag #AskBU. Head Coach Kim Mulkey's press conference was at 9:00 AM this morning, and a transcript of that will likely be soon posted on

Baylor Football's Nick Florence was announced as a finalist for the William V. Campbell trophy, commonly known as the "Academic Heisman." Florence, a graduate student seeking a masters in business administration, graduated from Baylor in three years with a 3.79 GPA in Economics, and as a finalist for the Campbell trophy, has become the third Bear to earn a NFF post-graduate scholarship. The winner of the Campbell trophy will be announced at the NFF Annual Awards dinner in New York City on December 4th.

Baylor's defense hopes to answer some of the many questions that they've raised across the last three games in this week's matchup against Iowa State. What with Baylor defenders exhibiting poor tackling, the "Achilles' heel" of third downs, and the general sense of dissatisfaction with what has happened on the field in the last few weeks, the Bears look to stop the losing skid before coming back home to face Kansas for Homecoming.

Baylor Soccer looks to beat TCU and secure second place in the Big 12 tomorrow, and finish the season undefeated at home. If the Bears can take down the Horned Frogs, they will be seeded second in the Big 12 Tournament, held in San Antonio October 31st though November 4th.

Baylor Volleyball took a set from 8th-ranked Texas last night, and almost took a second, but the Longhorns scored 6 in a row to take a 3-1 victory. The Bears are just the second team in the Big 12 to be able to take a set from the Longhorns this season, and despite the loss showed their ability to compete. Zoe Adom led the team in kills with 13, including three-straight in the 4th set. The Bears remain on the road this weekend, travelling to Manhattan, Kansas to take on (16) Kansas State this Saturday.

Finally, if you're interested in the Baylor Stadium project, the TXDOT cameras for the I-35 construction also capture the progress on the new riverside stadium, due to be completed in 2014.