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Monday DBR: Trayvon Bromell is Still Fast

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I woke up this morning and decided to write a headline that would surprise absolutely no one.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Trayvon Bromell is Fast

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NCAA CHAMPION - Trayvon Bromell with world-leading and SCHOOL-RECORD 20.19 to earn title. <a href="http://t.co/fjtJjCVGfI">pic.twitter.com/fjtJjCVGfI</a></p>&mdash; BaylorTrack (@BaylorTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorTrack/status/576909602593214464">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-video" lang="en"><p>WATCH Trayvon Bromell go 20.19 in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAATF?src=hash">#NCAATF</a> 200-meter to win title. <a href="http://t.co/KSDLJT7VJx">pic.twitter.com/KSDLJT7VJx</a></p>&mdash; BaylorTrack (@BaylorTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorTrack/status/576910286248005632">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Baylor's current track star won a national title over the weekend in the indoor 200m. It's time for outdoor season, when Bromell excels even more. He'll be competing for national titles in the 200 and the 100m, in which he holds the junior world record and is reigning national champion. By all accounts he looks capable of breaking his own record this time around.

Women's Track Finishes 7th at NCAA Indoors

The women's team had a fantastic indoor season, and ended with multiple All-Americans and came close to a handful of national titles.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>With 10 All-American performances, five school records and one NCAA title, it was a memorable <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAATF?src=hash">#NCAATF</a> Championship. <a href="http://t.co/pTyPuyRz5q">pic.twitter.com/pTyPuyRz5q</a></p>&mdash; BaylorTrack (@BaylorTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorTrack/status/576945534549630976">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>FINAL: Women finish 7th at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAATF?src=hash">#NCAATF</a> with 27 points. It is 2nd-highest finish &amp; most points in Baylor history. <a href="http://t.co/OL5rr09Tmr">pic.twitter.com/OL5rr09Tmr</a></p>&mdash; BaylorTrack (@BaylorTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorTrack/status/576926756310937600">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Some of the accolades include All-American status for Olicia Williams in the 800m, for Annie Rhodes in the pole vault, Brianna Richardson in the triple jump, and Rachel Johnson in the 3000m and the 5000m.

Women's Tennis Shuts Out OU, OSU, Hosts No. 14 Miami

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Get the story behind Baylor&#39;s 4-0 shutout of No. 23 Oklahoma. RECAP: <a href="http://t.co/KdKmmrIevw">http://t.co/KdKmmrIevw</a></p>&mdash; BaylorWTennis (@BaylorWTennis) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorWTennis/status/577212982347710464">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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It was yet another strong weekend for women's tennis as they shut out both Oklahoma schools to start 2-0 in Big 12 play. Today at noon they will host No. 14 Miami, so if you have a hankering for sports instead of lunch, it's just a short trip for anyone in Waco.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Break Time. Come on out to Hurd at noon on Tuesday for a little <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorWTennis">@BaylorWTennis</a> vs. #14 Miami action over your lunch break. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sicembears?src=hash">#sicembears</a></p>&mdash; Joey Scrivano (@BUScrivano) <a href="https://twitter.com/BUScrivano/status/577304813018312704">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Men's Basketball Earns No. 3 Seed in West Region

It's a tough, tough region too. To make the Final Four, Baylor will likely have to outlive excellent teams like Wisconsin, Arkansas, Virginia Commonwealth, and Arizona just to name a few. They share the region with Big 12 compatriot Oklahoma State, who drew Oregon in the first round. If the Bears get past Georgia State they'll have to play the winner of Xavier and BYU/Ole Miss. It's not an easy path to Indianapolis, but it is a feasible one. If we ever hit Wisconsin, we have the slight advantage of facing a team that has evolved little from our last meeting, whereas we have changed our identity entirely.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>VIDEO: Baylor headed to Jacksonville as 3 seed: <a href="https://t.co/Gh5OefqGCM">https://t.co/Gh5OefqGCM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SicGSU?src=hash">#SicGSU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SicMarch?src=hash">#SicMarch</a></p>&mdash; Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorMBB/status/577276342313443328">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Softball Extends Winning Streak

Baylor (19-6) seems to have found its groove again in the second half of its trip to the west coast, beating San Jose State, Utah State, and UNLV over the weekend.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RECAP: No. 15 Bears take down San Jose State, Utah State <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SicEm?src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="http://t.co/CgIaKDfBip">http://t.co/CgIaKDfBip</a> <a href="http://t.co/3LIVyy79tZ">pic.twitter.com/3LIVyy79tZ</a></p>&mdash; Baylor Softball (@BaylorSoftball) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorSoftball/status/576949874186276865">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No. 15 Bears Win Fifth Straight Game with 8-0 Shutout of UNLV <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SicEm?src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="http://t.co/Uazmojd95i">http://t.co/Uazmojd95i</a> <a href="http://t.co/WmHiwGFXEp">pic.twitter.com/WmHiwGFXEp</a></p>&mdash; Baylor Softball (@BaylorSoftball) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorSoftball/status/577173032738787328">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The most interesting stat? Sophomore Lindsey Cargill has only been struck out twice all season, and the second one came in a game that Baylor won in dominating fashion. This team has offense.

NCAA Women's Tournament Bracket Revelation Tonight

The official NCAA Women's Tournament bracket will be set at 6 p.m. CDT tonight on ESPN. Baylor is expected to pull a No. 2 seed after their Big 12 tournament and regular season titles. The main hope is to find a draw on the opposite side of the tournament from Connecticut, who are just absolutely terrifying.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This is almost complete! Tune in to see the reveal Monday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. <a href="http://t.co/Qn8Q6tDF14">pic.twitter.com/Qn8Q6tDF14</a></p>&mdash; NCAA Women&#39;s BKB (@NCAAWomensBKB) <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAAWomensBKB/status/577265598507405312">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Baseball

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylor (6-12, 0-3) lost the finale of its Big 12 opening series to #4 TCU (14-2, 3-0). <a href="http://t.co/eEIy5OKzv6">pic.twitter.com/eEIy5OKzv6</a></p>&mdash; Baylor Baseball (@BaylorBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorBaseball/status/577209385824309248">March 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Gone are the days when we thought this season might be different. Gone are the wins against Cal Poly and the top 25 ranking and the sight of Adam Toth burning rubber to track down a fly ball that would elude most outfielders. We are in the darkness now, a long winter with no tangible dream of spring to give us hope.