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Daily Bears Report 10/4

Men’s golf is tied for tournament lead. Ladies’ and men’s basketball begin practice.

NCAA Football: Baylor at Iowa State
Coach Jim Grobe smiles as time expires.
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Today’s Events

  • Softball, vs Intra-squad (Fall), 2:30 PM
  • Softball, vs Tyler Junior College (Fall), 5:00 PM
  • Men's Golf, vs Jerry Pate Collegiate, All Day
  • Men's Tennis, vs ITA All-American Championships, All Day

Men’s Golf

Baylor men’s golf is tied for the tournament lead after shooting 6-under-par 274 and 4-over-par 284 in Monday’s rounds at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The Bears are at 2-under 558, tied with Auburn and six strokes ahead of third-place UAB (+4), heading to the final round at Old Overton Country Club. From Baylor Bears dot com.

Junior Matthew Perrine leads the 60-player individual field at 5-under-par 135, carding a first-round score of 2-under 68 and a second-round score of 3-under 67. Auburn’s Jovan Rebula (-4, 136) and Charlotte’s Conor Purcell (-4, 136) trail by one stroke, tied for second place.

Sophomore Braden Bailey (67, 74) and freshman Cooper Dossey (70, 71) are tied for 14th place at 1-over 141. Senior Hunter Shattuck shot scores of 2-under 68 and 5-over 75 to tie for 22nd place at 3-over 143, and sophomore Garrett May is tied for 25th place at 4-over 144 after carding scores of 1-over 71 and 3-over 73, respectively.

Baylor (-2) and Auburn (-2) are tied for first place, followed by UAB (+4), UNLV (+7), Arkansas (+10), Michigan (+12), Florida State (+13), Alabama (+14), South Alabama (+18), Charlotte (+18), Mississippi State (+19) and UTSA (+25).

Men’s Tennis

Baylor men’s tennis sophomore Jimmy Bendeck won his first-match in the qualifying singles draw at the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center Monday. From Baylor Bears dot com.

Bendeck blew past Princeton’s Diego Vives, 6-2, 6-0, in the opening round of the 128-man qualifying singles draw for his fifth win in three days. The sophomore is now 7-0 on the year and has won five matches at the ITA event.

In his first match in Tulsa, freshman Constantin Frantzen fell to South Florida’s Alberto Barroso-Campos, 6-4, 7-5, in the opening round of the qualifying singles draw.

Meanwhile in doubles action, Frantzen teamed Max Tchoutakian to win their first qualifying doubles match against Oklahoma State’s Lukas Finzelberg and Mathieu Scaglia, 7-6(2), 6-2. However, the BU doubles duo lost a 6-4, 7-6(4) decision to Mississippi State’s Strahinja Rakic and Nuno Borges in the round of 32.

On Tuesday, Bendeck will play Tennessee’s Tim Stodder, ranked No. 89, at 11:30 a.m. in the second round of qualifying singles action.

Frantzen will take part in the qualifying consolation draw, playing Florida’s 76th-ranked Chase Perez-Blanco at 8 a.m.

Men’s Basketball

Baylor Men set high goals despite losing key players. BearsExtra has more.

One of the Big 12’s all-time leading rebounders is gone along with an NBA lottery pick and the starting point guard.But the Baylor men’s basketball team believes it has enough talent and depth to win its first Big 12 title and make some noise in the NCAA tournament.

The Bears not only bring back capable scorers like Johnathan Motley, Terry Maston, Al Freeman and King McClure, former Miami point guard Manu Lecomte is eligible to play this season.

Coming off last year’s 22-12 season, Baylor has experience and plenty of motivation after two straight first-round exits in the NCAA tournament, including a 79-75 loss to Yale last season.


Lady Bears Basketball

The Baylor Lady Bears opened workouts for the upcoming basketball season on Monday. KWTX TV 10 has this story and video.

Baylor comes into the season as one of the national title favorites.

Baylor returns the bulk of their roster from last year's Elite 8 team. Plus they've added some tremendous freshmen to the roster. Lauren Cox, the nation's top recruit, Natalie Chou, a high school All-American, and Calveion Landrum, a former La Vega star who led her team to the state title game last season.

Baylor lost only twice last season and must replace point guard Niya Johnson who is lost to graduation.

The Lady Bear Tip Off Club (TOC) invites all members and prospective members to the 17th annual Welcome Back Dinner Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) in the Ferrell Center. From Baylor Bears dot com.

This fun, casual covered dish supper is an opportunity to visit with Lady Bear players and coaches. Head coach Kim Mulkey will introduce the players, which includes three newcomers (Natalie Chou, Lauren Cox and Calveion Landrum) and staff, and offer brief remarks about the upcoming season.

Admission is free, however, please bring a salad, vegetable dish, or dessert and bring serving utensils for your dish. Chicken tenders, rolls, and iced tea will be furnished. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

TOC membership forms will be available for those who have not yet joined, and season tickets will be available for purchase.

The Lady Bears open their regular season on Friday, Nov. 11 against Houston Baptist in the Ferrell Center. The tip time has yet to be announced. Two exhibition games precede the opener against Emporia State on Nov. 1 and Langston on Nov. 7. Both games tip off at 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Just in case you missed this video of the Lady Bears going pro style in the summer grind, here it is again.


After rushing for a career-best 237 yards, Baylor senior running back Shock Linwood was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday. From Baylor Bears dot com.

Linwood produced the career day on 25 carries and added one touchdown to help Baylor come from behind to win at Iowa State, 45-42, on Saturday.

The senior running back racked up 9.5 yards per carry and tallied a long rush of 59 yards, while racking up the fourth-most rushing yards and only the 10th 200-yard game in program history.

The Linden, Texas, product’s 2-yard TD scamper in the second quarter tied Alfred Anderson's (1980-83) school record with 35 career rushing touchdowns. The 237 yards are also the most in a single game for a Big 12 running back this year and the seventh-most in the FBS.

It is the second player of the week honor of Linwood's career, after also earning the accolade on Nov. 11, 2013. He is BU's second Big 12 offensive weekly award winner of the 2016 season (Seth Russell, Sept. 26). Baylor has now had at least two offensive honorees in five of the last six years.

In total, Baylor has had 11 different offensive players honored a combined 20 times since 2002, including 14 honorees in the last five years.

Linwood joins Travon Blanchard (defense), JaMycal Hasty (Newcomer), Seth Russell (offense) and Orion Stewart (defense) as BU players to be recognized by the conference in 2016.

The 13th-ranked Bears (5-0, 2-0) will now enjoy their first off-week of 2016 before hosting Kansas (1-3, 0-1) for Homecoming on Oct. 15.

Title IX

Patty Crawford, Baylor University’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, has resigned. WacoTrib has more.

A Baylor release announced the news 11:49 p.m. Monday night.

“Our understanding is that Patty was disappointed in her role in implementing the recommendations that resulted from the Pepper Hamilton investigation,” the university statement said, referring to recommendations made by the Philadelphia-based law firm the school hired to investigate its responses to sexual assault allegations.

“The University is grateful for Patty’s leadership in establishing fair and equitable Title IX processes that are also supportive of the needs of survivors. We will always seek to continuously improve and are confident that the very capable Title IX staff will continue the important work of educating, supporting and responding to the needs of those impacted by interpersonal violence.”

Crawford held the role since November 2014.

Baylor Police Chief stresses training in scandal response. From WacoTrib.

Baylor University police officers have undergone further training and updated certain policies as the school works to improve its response to sexual violence, Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil said Friday.Wigtil started as chief in 2014 after two years as assistant chief. He spent the previous 30 years with the Houston Police Department and the University of Houston.

“I don’t care what the business is,” Wigtil said. “We can always do things better. I think it’s a great opportunity to assess where we are and what we can do to improve.”