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Daily Bears Report: Wednesday, October 14

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Trayvon Bromell goes pro in track, ending a prolific Baylor career. Volleyball looks to upset an undefeated Kansas. Basketball puts two players on the Karl Malone Award watch list, among other things.

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Bromell Goes Pro

Trayvon Bromell has been one of my favorite people to write about over the last two years. The junior was the fastest amateur in the world, but he went pro this morning after striking a deal with New Balance. He will remain enrolled at Baylor and finish his education, but will no longer be a member of the track and field program and is now eyeing a spot on the podium in Rio. With Bromell's current pattern of development, a silver medal is not out of the question, especially if he has the resources of Olympic coaches behind him.

Congrats, Trayvon. See you on campus, see you on TV.

Volleyball Hosts Kansas

Baylor Volleyball, while still a far cry from great, has shown signs of life under Coach McGuyre this season. Tonight they host an undefeated Kansas squad that has wrecked every other team in the Big 12. An upset here would be a huge win for the program and for the spectators that show up week in and week out.

Men's Basketball Earns Preseason Attention

The freakiest combination in terms of both physical ability and follicular grandeur in the NCAA, Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince have both been named to the Karl Malone Award watch list. Baylor is the only team in the country to have two players listed. Prince and Gathers were also both listed in the CBS Top 40 for 2015-2016. Solid guard play could take this team a long ways. If there's one thing we trust Scott Drew to do, it's to pull a diminutive, highly effective guard out of absolutely nowhere. It's up to you, Lester Medford.