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Friday Daily Bears Report: Take a breath, relax, and carry on.

The 2013-2014 Men's Basketball season is over. Baseball and WBB are still grinding along.

I'm having a hard time with this one.
I'm having a hard time with this one.
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I think we need to take a day and just breathe. For months and months and months on end we've been analyzing and stressing about this sport and that sport. When we weren't previewing football games and running stats we were wondering whether we'd beat South Carolina in basketball and dealing with angry emails from jaded Oklahoma State fans. Even with the looming women's game tomorrow, we have some time to sit and think, "Wow, look at all the sports Baylor just sported. I need a nap."

But alas, there IS major news.

We all know that our men's basketball team fell to Wisconsin last night by a score of 69-52. Baylor's shots didn't fall, Wisconsin's did, and the Badgers were allowed to play with a level of physicality that few teams are accustomed to combating. I still believe that in a three-game series, this matchup is split with the final game being decided in overtime. It was an off night and Wisconsin is a worthy contender. I personally wish them luck against Arizona.

I'd also like to issue a thank-you to Brady Heslip, Gary Franklin, and Cory Jefferson for making my first two seasons as a Baylor fan fantastic. Good luck to them all in their future endeavors, and good luck to the next generation in filling their shoes.

I love them all and I really hope Isaiah Austin finds it in himself to return for his junior year.

Women's basketball plays Kentucky tomorrow in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Led by senior Odyssey Sims and freshman Nina Davis, the Lady Bears seek to advance to the elite eight and hunt for another national championship. Kentucky is not going to roll over. The Ladycats beat us in four overtimes at AT&T Stadium earlier this year. Tipoff is at 11 a.m. on ESPN.

Best campus event promotion ever. I hate saying it, but Bryce Petty and puppies might be a bigger draw than Bryce Petty and waffles.


That's a lie. Nothing is better than Bryce Petty and waffles. Also, how did Isaiah Austin get a verified Twitter account before Bryce Petty?

But other things are happening too.

Look at all these things that are happening.

Baseball is happening! No. 29 Baylor baseball takes its first Big 12 road trip of the season this weekend to face West Virginia in Charleston at Appalachian Power Park.

Tennis is happening! The sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team (14-4) will host No. 32 Memphis (9-3) Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a doubleheader vs. Abilene Christian and Prairie View A&M on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Track and Field are happening! On the second day of the 87th-annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Baylor's track and field team got its first event as the women's 4x800-meter relay team took top honors on Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

In an unlikely and not at all expected turn of events, other people think Odyssey Sims is great and may even give her a trophy for it. For the third straight season of her highly successful four-year career, Odyssey Sims is a finalist for the prestigious Wade Trophy.

Horses are happening, and there's a giant bowl-shaped trophy on the line. The Baylor equestrian team will shoot for a Big 12 Championship for the first time since 2010, and the Bears will play host to the two-day event Friday and Saturday at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

Softball is happening! The No. 12 Baylor (24-6, 0-1) softball team hits the road to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech (27-9, 0-0) in a three-game series from Friday to Sunday.

Women's tennis happened, and we dominated. The 16th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team has won four straight matches, after dispatching of St. Edward's, 4-1, and No. 38 Memphis, 6-1, on Thursday.

I think that does it for the list of things that are officially happening in Baylor athletics in the immediate future. Keep your mind on the April 5th spring football game, the details of which have yet to be released.

Culinary Excellence

The other day in my media writing class I was asked to find the perfect blog. I couldn't use ODB since I kind of work for it, but I did find something equally impressive: people who can out-waffle me. It's horrifyingly beautiful, and clicking on that link will make you hungry. Next time you're confronted with a problem, just ask yourself: will it waffle?