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Saturday Daily Bears Report: Into the Postseason

With women's basketball heading into postseason play and the men wrapping up the regular season, it's time to look forward to battle royale we call March Madness

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In-Season News: MBB, WBB, Baseball, Softball

Men's basketball ventures to Manhattan to take on the Wildcats of Kansas State. The game marks the beginning of spring break and the end of the regular season. A win practically locks a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the Bears. A loss doesn't hurt Baylor's chances too much at this point, but it necessitates a win in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament for fans to feel completely confident on selection day. Tipoff is at 12:30 p.m. on Big 12 Network. A WatchESPN link can be found in the official writeup at

The Women's Big 12 Tournament continues today at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The Lady Bears, led by Big 12 Player of the Year Odyssey Sims and freshman standout Nina Davis play their first game against eighth-seeded Kansas today at 1:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest. Kansas was one of only two Big 12 teams to fell the Lady Bears during the regular season, and most of us are still scratching our heads at that one.

Baseball had a less-than-stellar showing against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton last night in the first of a three-game series. The Titans won 11-0, riding stellar pitching and seven Baylor errors to victory.

Still, it was a gorgeous day and even more beautiful night at the park.

Softball takes the weekend off after their rout of Louisiana Tech on Thursday.

Offseason Football News

Baylor's 2015 recruiting took a bit of a hit as five star Stephenville quarterback Jarrett Stidham committed to Texas Tech. Stidham is the most highly rated quarterback recruit in Tech history, but most reports indicate that Baylor is pleased with Chad President as a QB prospect. Congratulations to Mr. Stidham on making his decision.

While Stidham is a huge get for Kliff Kingsbury and his staff, Baylor fans need to keep in mind that the current class is already shaping up to be one of (if not the) best recruiting hauls in program history. There's no reason to be concerned.

The Best of the Rest

WT Match vs. Texas A&M to be Broadcast on ESPN3 - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
The 18th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team's March 19 match vs. No. 10 Texas A&M will be broadcast on ESPN3 as part of the United States Tennis Association's College MatchDay, a nationwide series spotlighting college tennis.

Alumni, Friends Make Gifts to New Track and Field Stadium - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
Baylor University today announced a variety of gifts made by alumni and friends to create the Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium, an on-campus, .1-million facility whose final design and construction were approved in October by Baylor's Board of Regents.

I like the fact that Populous is designing both facilities. The uniformity of the buildings around Baylor's campus has always contributed to its aesthetic appeal. The new facilities across the river utilize the same red brick found in the heart of campus, keeping a traditional feel while dragging the architecture into the future. Delicious.

Nerd Stuff

Dr. Dray's gonna fire Tepper if he hates on Baylor any more.