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Tuesday DBR: Cold Snap

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It is currently 25 degrees F in Waco and the Men's team are on their longest losing streak since 2009. Cold snap indeed.

Bruiser wants you to Fill the Ferrell.
Bruiser wants you to Fill the Ferrell.
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Baylor Men's Basketball looks to end their cold streak, soccer receives a new facility, and some wonderfully horrible fashion decision were made. It's the Tuesday Daily Bears Report!

In Season: Men's and Women's Basketball

Men's Hoops Host West Virginia - BaylorBears.com

No panic yet, but Baylor men's clock ticking - WTH

The Men's Basketball team, despite what I said yesterday, plays TODAY at 6:00. The Bears will look to end their longest losing streak since 2009. They will take on West Virginia, whose lone win in the last five conference games came at home versus Tech. However, the Mountaineers did only lose by one to OSU in Morgantown. If Baylor underestimates the 'eers, Baylor fans will be walking out of the Ferrell Center with little to look forward to.

Based on the answers I received yesterday, a win may not provide the momentum necessary to propel the Bears over their next two opponents, OSU and Kansas, but this is college basketball, and anything can happen. Right now though, I can't imagine many Baylor fans or players are focused on anything but West Virginia. If there is such a thing as a "must-win" game, this is it.

Isaiah Austin recently revealed his blindness in his right eye on ESPN (if you haven't seen the video, stop what you are doing and go watch: No Excuses). Waco Trib's John Werner reports that Austin has been floored by support from well-wishing Baylor fans. For all the inconsistencies that sometime plague the young man, I think all of us agree that we as Baylor fans are extremely proud to call him our own, and we have the utmost respect for Austin for battling through an injury that would humble a normal man.

Additionally, it looks like Coach Briles stopped by yesterday to inspire the basketball team.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Honored &amp; Glad to have <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachArtBriles">@CoachArtBriles</a> come &amp; talk to the team today #sicem#family oh and I am coming to get a jacket thurs <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachArtBriles">@CoachArtBriles</a></p>&mdash; Gary Franklin (@G4orceFranklin) <a href="https://twitter.com/G4orceFranklin/statuses/428017768005242880">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Nina Davis Earns WBB Freshman of the Week Honors - BaylorBears.com

This is Davis' fourth Freshmen of the Week honor. She currently has the most FoW honors to her name in the Big 12.

Tickets for bus trips to Women's away game are available.

Off Season: Football and Baseball

It's pretty quite on the football front today. So let's look at the stadium some more!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Check out these great shots, courtesy of Jim White. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SicEm&amp;src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="http://t.co/rvs5oBRZV8">pic.twitter.com/rvs5oBRZV8</a></p>&mdash; McLane Stadium (@McLaneStadium) <a href="https://twitter.com/McLaneStadium/statuses/427663658332610560">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I'm in agreement with Smoak on this one:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sounds like <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Baylor&amp;src=hash">#Baylor</a>&#39;s junior day was a success despite a lack of commits. First impressions made that can go a long way. It&#39;s early folks.</p>&mdash; Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) <a href="https://twitter.com/CraigSmoak/statuses/427648559509680128">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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There are 17 days till baseball starts.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>All 18 Baylor Baseball NCAA Regionals as there are <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%2318Days&amp;src=hash">#18Days</a> til 2014 season starts <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SicEm&amp;src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="http://t.co/Z4seeMKKXJ">pic.twitter.com/Z4seeMKKXJ</a></p>&mdash; Baylor Baseball (@BaylorBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorBaseball/statuses/427961895534862336">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Best of the Rest

The biggest news from yesterday is the announcement of the Williams Family Soccer and Olympic Sports Center. As someone who is a big fan of football proper, this is great news for our "futbol" program, as they call themselves on Twitter.

Olympics and Other Happenings

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nine days! <a href="http://t.co/GD6483Qnsc">pic.twitter.com/GD6483Qnsc</a></p>&mdash; NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/statuses/428175644032110593">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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With only nine days until Sochi, news about the Olympics is all over. All of the news about the Games pales in comparison to this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mexico will only have one Winter Olympian. He is a 55-year-old prince in a mariachi ski suit: <a href="http://t.co/5guR2ZW7YU">http://t.co/5guR2ZW7YU</a> <a href="http://t.co/H3I2pc6up9">pic.twitter.com/H3I2pc6up9</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation (@sbnation) <a href="https://twitter.com/sbnation/statuses/427984571037020161">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Just look at that uniform. It is amazing.

Alright, this next one is pretty cool too:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ryan Miller&#39;s Sochi mask is awesome and patriotic and HEY WHY IS OUR LOGO ON THERE <a href="http://t.co/FFYbttMpwl">http://t.co/FFYbttMpwl</a> <a href="http://t.co/yP36RMUtat">pic.twitter.com/yP36RMUtat</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation (@sbnation) <a href="https://twitter.com/sbnation/statuses/428036479692976128">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I'll just leave this next one here without comment:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ma God... RT <a href="https://twitter.com/mbretosESPN">@mbretosESPN</a> What&#39;s the big story in College Hoops? ... What about the hi top fade on my boy at Utah St <a href="http://t.co/azDqvBfdu5">pic.twitter.com/azDqvBfdu5</a></p>&mdash; OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/OurDailyBears/statuses/427994934046502912">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Today is Media Day for the Super Bowl. All you need to know can be found on the Mothership's hub.

We Will Remember

On a more serious note, yesterday was the anniversary of the plane crash that killed ten people involved with the Oklahoma State basketball team. All of us at Baylor remember our own Immortal Ten; they are the Immortal Ten of Oklahoma State. I humbly ask that you keep all of those involved in your thoughts and prayers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Our thoughts &amp; prayers are with our friends at Oklahoma State. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RememberTheTen&amp;src=hash">#RememberTheTen</a> MT <a href="https://twitter.com/OSUAthletics">@OSUAthletics</a>&#10;We will remember. <a href="http://t.co/VNCx6h3BI5">pic.twitter.com/VNCx6h3BI5</a></p>&mdash; Baylor University (@Baylor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Baylor/statuses/427934930346057728">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Finally, the esteemed Baylor graduate and Justice of the Supreme Court poster this on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/keranews">@keranews</a> --&#10;&#10;If Texas had its own Mount Rushmore, what titans of Lone Star history deserve to adorn it?&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23texasdebates&amp;src=hash">#texasdebates</a></p>&mdash; Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) <a href="https://twitter.com/JusticeWillett/statuses/427994452733341697">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Who would you include?