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Daily Bears Report 10/17

Baylor defense keeps pressing. Women’s golf heads to Austin.

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Today’s Events

Men's Tennis, vs Harlingen Futures, All Day

Women's Golf, vs Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, All Day

Women’s Golf

Baylor women’s golf is headed to the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, which will be played Monday and Tuesday at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas. From Baylor Bears dot com.

The two-day, 54-hole tournament features two rounds on Monday and a final round Tuesday, all of which are shotgun starts. Baylor, which is ranked No. 30 nationally in the latest Golfstat rankings, is part of a 14-team field that includes four top-25 ranked teams.

No. 30 BU will be joined by No. 9 Miami (Fla.), No. 14 Texas, No. 15 Kent State, No. 20 SMU, No. 33 Texas Tech, No. 42 Notre Dame, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Florida, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa and UNLV.

Baylor’s lineup features sophomore Maria Vesga in the No. 1 spot, followed by junior Amy Lee, sophomore Dylan Kim, freshman Evelyn Arguelles and senior Maggie Beth Byers. All five players are ranked among the nation’s top 200 individuals in the latest Golfweek rankings, with Lee leading the way at No. 80. Vesga is ranked No. 151, Byers is No. 167, Kim is No. 180 and Arguelles is No. 182.

Monday’s first round begins at 8:30 a.m. CT. Vesga will begin from the fifth tee, Lee will start from No. 6, Kim and Arguelles will tee off on No. 7 and Byers will begin her round on No. 8. BU players are paired with golfers from SMU and Notre Dame. The second round will begin immediately after the conclusion of round one, and Tuesday’s final round is scheduled for an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.


Baylor baseball second-year head coach Steve Rodriguez was inducted into the Pepperdine University Department of Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Sunday evening at Firestone Fieldhouse. For the full story visit Baylor Bears dot com.

During his playing career at Pepperdine from 1990-92, Rodriguez was a two-time All-American second baseman and led the Waves to a 1992 College World Series championship. The Las Vegas native was an All-American during his prep career at Valley High School prior to earning the starting job at second base as a freshman at Pepperdine and keeping it for all three seasons of his career.

Rodriguez still ranks second all-time in hitting at Pepperdine (.367) and is tied for third in runs scored (187), fourth in hits (271), eighth in stolen bases (82) and ninth in total bases (377).


John Werner of the WacoTrib says Baylor’s defense keeps pressing, doesn’t lose a step. BearsExtra has the full story.

Watching Baylor play defense in Saturday’s 49-7 win over Kansas was like entering a time tunnel to a homecoming game in the 1960s.

Back when nobody ran a hurry-up offense except in the last two minutes. Back when wishbone and split-T formations ruled the day. Back when establishing the run was the most important element in college football and passing was often an afterthought.

The Baylor defense was dominant in a way that’s rarely seen in an age when no-huddle, spread attacks routinely rack up 50-point games. The Bears held the Jayhawks to 217 yards, forced five turnovers and rang up 10 tackles for losses of 41 yards to stay unbeaten at 6-0 and jump two spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

NCAA dot com has an article published on the remaining 11 undefeated teams complete with re-caps of week seven for each team and their remaining schedules. Our Daily Bears has a weekly undefeated fan post if you’d like to make comments.

Campus Insiders delivers to us their Big XII Football Rankings - Week 8. “Is there any conference more enjoyable to watch, week-in, week-out, than the Big 12? Even the blowouts are exciting – if only aesthetically – because of the fireworks.”

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