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Daily Bears Reports: Saturday 7/2

Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald reports on Baylor folks past and present trying to make the Olympics:

Bromell projects as the best hope for a Baylor track Olympian, but he’s far from the only one stalking that goal. Six other former Baylor track and field standouts will compete in Eugene, including former gold medalist Jeremy Wariner, who is trying to make the fourth and likely final Olympic team of his career. The other BU alums in action will be Tiffani McReynolds (100-meter hurdles), Rachel Johnson (3,000 steeplechase), Lauren Hagans Paquette (5,000), Tiffany Townsend (100, 200), James Gilreath (800) and Olicia Williams (800).

Mark Schlabach of ESPN notes Brandon Bowen has been granted his release:

Baylor officials have granted a release to incoming freshman defensive endBrandon Bowen, a school official told ESPN on Friday.Bowen is the 11th signee from the Bears' nationally ranked recruiting class to leave the school since former coach Art Briles was fired in May.

ESPN’s Big 12 blog is predicting the Big 12 season and has Baylor over Iowa State in week five:

Baylor 45, Iowa State 28: The Bears rebound from their first loss of the season by focusing on the running game. Shock Linwood and Johnny Jeffersoneach rush for over 100 yards and Seth Russell accounts for three touchdowns in the Bears' road win. Iowa State has a solid showing offensively, gaining more than 400 yards, but its defense simply can’t keep up with the overall speed and explosiveness Baylor’s brings to the table.

Royce O’Neale is playing for the Clippers Summer League team and leading one group in scrimmages, per Rowan Kavner.