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Monday DBR: End of an Era and New Beginnings

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Whitney Canion, Holly Holl, Clare Hosack, and Liz Paul ended their careers at Baylor yesterday and what a run it was. Football begins summer practice today in the quest to defend their Big 12 Championship.

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Two College World Series appearances. That's a pretty hefty accomplishment. Whitney Canion was named a two-time All-American. What a run from these four girls. Although the season ended, the Lady Bears did not go down without a fight. The girls battled back in the fifth inning to give Florida a scare, but a sixth run and a return to defensive dominance from the Gators quelled the uprising of water buffaloes. Still, all of Baylor Nation is extremely proud of what Coach Moore and his team were able to accomplish this year and we wish them all the best of luck heading into the off-season.

Football

Today is the first day of summer practices for the Big 12 Champions. It is also a mere 90 days from kick-off. Are you excited yet?

Perhaps reading about the game day experience of getting to the stadium will get you excited?

How about some stats about #AmericasTopOffense?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AmericasTopOffense&amp;src=hash">#AmericasTopOffense</a> MT <a href="https://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay">@CollegeGameDay</a>: Clemson&amp; Baylor only schools w 3,000-yd passer, 1,000-yd rec + 1,000-yd rusher each of last 3 season</p>&mdash; Baylor Football (@BUFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/BUFootball/statuses/473487910272921600">June 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/BUFootball">@BUFootball</a> is the only school in Texas to have a 1,000 yard rusher each of last 4 seasons. UT hasn&#39;t had one since 2007 &amp; Tech since 1998.</p>&mdash; Bryan Harrison (@sicembh) <a href="https://twitter.com/sicembh/statuses/473494794606374913">June 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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No? If you're not pumped by now, you might as well leave this blog because it is only going to get worse (read: better) from here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I already tweeted this picture once, but here it is again minus the giraffe-like crane interrupting the awesomeness! <a href="http://t.co/ir25qrnO6b">pic.twitter.com/ir25qrnO6b</a></p>&mdash; Josie Drago (@msjosiedrago) <a href="https://twitter.com/msjosiedrago/statuses/471683894882754560">May 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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No?

How about a new quarterback recruit to start off the 2016 cycle?

2016 Grandview QB Zach Smith verbally committed to play for the F-22s yesterday after attending Baylor's camp in Waco. Although he plays at the 2A, it is clear from his HUDL tape that the kid can ball. His long balls are Petty-esque, his size Petty-esque, and his presence in the pocket, you guessed it, Petty-esque. The QB Whisperer has found his quarterback and it isn't even close to the end of the 2015 recruiting cycle. Add in two more years of high school plus (I assume) a couple years under Kaz and we'll have a mighty fine QB on our hands.

That's about all I've got for today. Utilize your lunch break in the best way possible and listen to Briles talk about football. Brilesisms guaranteed*.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Audible: <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachArtBriles">@CoachArtBriles</a> talks <a href="https://twitter.com/BUFootball">@BUFootball</a>, NFL, CFB playoff + more with <a href="https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB">@BruceFeldmanCFB</a> <a href="http://t.co/VpRdCqKZ5l">http://t.co/VpRdCqKZ5l</a> <a href="http://t.co/ZJ2erJLDkh">pic.twitter.com/ZJ2erJLDkh</a></p>&mdash; FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) <a href="https://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/statuses/473497437865132032">June 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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*Probably, I haven't listened to it yet.

Other Stuff

Coach Scott Drew was named to ESPN's list of the Top 50 coaches in the NCAA. He's number 50.

The Daily Bear

Not much in the way of sports today, so here's a funny bear GIF:

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