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Daily Bears Report 02.07.2013


Baylor Softball won their season opener last night 5-0 over Illinois State, giving redshirt junior All-American Whitney Canion her first win of the year. Canion went 5.0 innings and struck out eight while only allowing three hits and two walks. Lindsey Hays hit her first career home run to give the Lady Bears the lead, and solid pitching from Canion and reliever Courtney Repka allowed Baylor to begin their season in fantastic style.

Both Baylor Basketball teams play this Saturday, with the men hoping to break their losing streak against Texas Tech at 3:00 PM in the Ferrell Center, and the women travelling to Austin to take on Texas in the evening game. The Bears will be televised on the Big 12 Network. If you are a current student, you can still buy tickets for a bus down to Austin to cheer on the Lady Bears on Saturday night. More information is available in the SUB.

Baylor Track and Field heads to Arkansas this weekend for the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, where the Bears will compete against some of the strongest teams they have seen this season, The Baylor women are ranked 19th in the nation while the men are ranked 40th overall, and both teams look to impress on their way to NCAA competition.

15th-ranked Baylor Women's Tennis plays against Duke in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships today after a 7-0 loss to no. 1 Florida last weekend, looking to win their first match ever against the Blue Devils. If they win, the Lady Bears would face the winner of Alabama and Northwestern.

Baylor's 6th-ranked Equestrian team puts its four-match winning streak on the line against TCU today and tomorrow in two events. The two Western squads face off today at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards and the National Champion Hunter Seat squad continues the competition tomorrow at the Turning Point Ranch in Springtown.

Finally, Our Daily Bears hit 1,000,000 pageviews yesterday, for which I can only say thank you! Here's to the next 1,000,000!

UPDATE: This WEEK IN GIFS! Two of them! Basketball and hockey! Have fun!