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Coaching Staff Twitterstorm - Round 2. The Rivalry Rumbles Today. Soccer ends Big XII tournament play with loss to who? TCU! Tennis knocks off No. 2 Seed.

NCAA Football: Baylor at Texas Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Events

Baylor Athletics Update (Friday)

Chardonae Fuqua and Travon Blanchard Talk Chalk Talk

Tennis

Baylor senior Blair Shankle's upset of No. 2 seeded Ena Shibahara of UCLA highlighted day two of the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championship at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. From Baylor Bears dot com.

The 54th-ranked player bested the second-ranked player among newcomers and freshmen in three sets, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

Shankle's run came to a close in quarterfinals, where she was defeated by the tournament's No. 5 seed Astra Sharma. The Dallas, Texas, native fell, 6-2, 6-4, to the 19th-ranked player out of Vanderbilt.

In consolation doubles, Shankle and sophomore Elizabeth Profit topped Pepperdine's duo of Luisa Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriankrai in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. The Bears advance to meet the No. 3 seed Cal duo of Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr in the semifinal round at 3:30 p.m. (CT) on Saturday.

Links to UTSA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championship live scoring and the live stream are available on the women's tennis schedule page at www.baylorbears.com.

"It was tough, (Ena Shibahara) is an unbelievable player and is having an incredible fall. I'm not going to say it is just like any other match, but I pretty much prepared the same way. I warmed up the same way and had the same mindset, except I wanted to be a little bit more aggressive today." -- Senior Blair Shankle.

"I think my serve (helped me), just going after it and staying confident with it. Then I tried to not give her too many opportunities to be aggressive, so when I had my chances to be aggressive I took them and when I didn't I just tried to play defense." -- Senior Blair Shankle.

Tailgate Concert Series

Just in case you missed yesterday’s DBR, this weekend’s Tailgate Concert Series features Clare Dunn and is scheduled to take place following the "Bear Walk," which happens two and half hours prior to kickoff. The stage will be right outside Gate D of McLane Stadium on the grassy area next to the south plaza.

The concert will last for approximately one hour to leave fans ample time prior to kickoff to enter the stadium. Admission to the concert series is completely free and does not require a game tickets.

Clare Dunn - Tuxedo

Soccer

No. 3 seed Baylor fell 3-2 in overtime to No. 7 seed TCU on Friday night in the 2016 Big 12 Championship semifinals at Swope Soccer Village. From Baylor Bears dot com.

The Bears (12-7-1) used two early goals to take a lead but the Horned Frogs (12-5-2) bounced back late in the second half.

BU opened the game with a goal in the ninth minute. Amanda Hoglund served a cross from the left corner that was tapped in by Julie James in front of the net. Then in the 26th minute, Lauren Piercy launched a long pass down the right sideline that Hoglund caught up to and beat TCU's goalkeeper one-on-one to the top-left shelf from 15 yards out for the 2-0 lead.

However, the ball spent most of the second half in TCU's possession in BU territory. In the 72nd minute, a Bears foul gave the Horned Frogs a penalty kick that was cashed in by Allison Ganter. Then in the 74th minute, a corner kick by Ganter resulted in a goal for Faith Carter to knot the game.

In overtime, a 98th-minute corner kick by TCU's Michelle Prokof was kicked in by Meghan Murphy for the golden goal.

"I give a lot of credit to TCU. They were the better team in the second half. I'm proud of my team but we let the second half get away from us a bit. Obviously, I'm disappointed with the loss but I'm still very proud of this team. It was a great season and great season for these seniors. They poured everything into their team. I'm extremely proud of how they represent themselves and how they represent Baylor University." -- Head Coach Paul Jobson.

Baylor has an outside chance to receive a bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The selection show will be streamed on NCAA.com at 3:30 p.m. CT on Monday.

Clare Dunn - Move On

Volleyball

The Baylor volleyball team got itself back on the winning track Wednesday night in record-breaking fashion. From Baylor Lariat.

The Bears defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders in four sets, 25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22.

Redshirt junior outside hitter Katie Staiger continued her successful season by tallying a career-high 31 kills and contributed 13 digs. Junior libero Jana Brusek recorded a career-high 32 digs for the Bears.

“I was happy to see some good individual performances,” head coach Ryan McGuyre said. “Katie gets over 30 kills, and Jana did a great job for us defensively. It’s good to see Nicole [Thomas] hitting well and getting more kills.”

Football

A look at the Baylor/TCU Rivalry - From Scout

Saturday’s Baylor-TCU matchup doesn’t have Big 12 championship implications for both teams like some previous seasons. WacoTrib’s John Warner has the full story at BearsExtra.

A measure of the drama is gone after TCU coach Gary Patterson’s nemesis, Art Briles, was fired at Baylor in the wake of the program’s sexual assault scandal.

But it still isn’t difficult for the Baylor and TCU players to summon up passion for the 2:30 p.m. kickoff at McLane Stadium. After all, these two long-time rivals never have liked each other.

The Bears and Horned Frogs have split their four Big 12 games. After Baylor’s epic 61-58 win two years ago at McLane Stadium, the Horned Frogs survived last year’s monsoon in Fort Worth to escape with a 28-21 win in double overtime.

“These last two years have been some good games, and they’ve been close,” said BU cornerback Ryan Reid. “They’re up the road and you hear about it. But it all comes down to who gets the W. You can whoop and holler all the way down I-35 about who’s better, but it all comes down to that last play of the game where you’re looking at the scoreboard and you’re up.”

#blackoutTCU

From Our Daily Bears: Those hoping for the return of the black uniforms this weekend are apparently getting their wish. Baylor announced a few minutes ago that we will don our #allblackeverything uniform combination for the 2:30 game tomorrow.

  • How the Bears match up against TCU? John Werner @ Bears/Extra has the match up. He gives the edge to Baylor in all aspects except Baylor’s offensive line vs. TCU’s defensive line.
  • Campus Insiders expect the Bears to romp over TCU.
  • According to FoxSports the last three games between the Bears and Frogs have been decided by a combined total of 13 points.
  • At the Baylor vs. TCU game on Saturday, November 5, the “B” Association and Baylor Athletics will recognize former All-Big 12 Safety, Jordan Lake, as a 2016 Baylor Football Legend. By Lauren Sanderson.

A native of Houston, Texas, Lake earned four varsity letters in football for the Bears from 2006 to 2009, and he is a member of Baylor Football’s All Decade team of the 2000’s. A three-time All-Big 12 selection, Lake currently ranks 9th in Career Total Tackles at Baylor and 8th All-time in Solo Tackles. He also excelled in the classroom garnering Academic All-Big 12 honors three consecutive years from 2006-2008. Following his senior season, Lake was selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation All Star Football Game.

Baylor Coach’s Show - Jim Grobe
  • OBF’s Note: The Baylor Coach’s Show aired before Baylor’s announcement yesterday of the blackout uniforms.
  • Black #CAB shirts will be on sale at the George’s tent today. KWTX TV has this story. They also put in a plug for Our Daily Bears! “We’ll see.”

Fans are also sounding off online about the non-official fan and team led blackout.

Tweets range from everything from “what do we wear? I’m confused now.” To others suggesting fans should stick with traditional colors because “black isn’t a school color.”

Another Baylor fan urged fans to wear black to “protest those within Baylor that have ruined the credibility and reputation of our school!”

A twitter account suggesting to follow athletic info for Baylor has changed its headline to “Blackout the BOR,” which is shorthand for the school’s Board of Regents.

A popular Baylor fans website, “Our Daily Bears,” wrote about the color confusion, saying “Anyway, the team will be wearing black. Fans are still supposed to wear green (I guess?). We’ll see.”

I’ve seen Baylor’s practices this week, and to me they’ve been very spirited. That’s a good sign, because the first loss of the year could really put a team in a funk.

These guys know there were mistakes they made that they need to correct. Their feeling is, we can play better. That’s a plus going into the last five games of the season. I think they’re going to play well, being back at home this week.

It’s always good to get back to McLane Stadium. It’s a “Green Out Game” on Saturday, which should look great. It’s another middle-of-the-day game, a 2:30 kickoff, which is just perfect. Fans can take advantage of tailgating, then come in for the game and hopefully celebrate afterward. It should be another big day on the Brazos on Saturday.

2014 Baylor vs. TCU in 28 Minutes

Sic TCU

Football Staff Tweetstorm

In yet another choreographed tweet, more than 30 Baylor coaches and staff members are sending a message to Baylor administration. From KWTX TV 10.

This time, they’re taking on the board’s claim that Art Briles knew about a gang rape, but did nothing to report it.

When asked whether the right people were held accountable for the sexual assault scandal at Baylor, members of Baylor’s board of regents told the Dallas Morning News Wednesday that Art Briles knew about a gang rape, and did not report it.

According to the tweet, the incident had been reported to the coach of the alleged victim, who was an athlete at Baylor. The victim's coach also took the incident to Athletic Director Ian McCaw, and it was reported to the university's judicial affairs office, who handled such incidents at the time, before Baylor had a Title IX office.

Briles was told that the incident by the alleged victim's coach nine months after it occurred. He was told that it had already been reported to the Athletic Director and to judicial affairs. Briles told the coach that if the incident had really occurred, the alleged victim should immediately go to police.

Briles followed up, and was told the alleged victim did not want to report the incident as an assault. Briles never met with the alleged victim.

The coach said in a sworn statement obtained by KWTX that Briles “handled the matter honorably and with the serious attention it deserved.”

This information is consistent with what KWTX has been told by Briles' attorney, and those with knowledge of the incident.

KWTX has also been told by multiple people with knowledge of the incident that the incident involved four players. Three of them were no longer at Baylor when Briles learned of the incident, and the other had been suspended for an unrelated violation, and would not play again.

KWTX also learned that when the gang rape incident was presented by Pepper Hamilton to the Baylor Board of Regents, the board was not told that judicial affairs had already been informed about the incident, or that the coach who reported it to Briles approved of the way Briles responded.