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Daily Bears Reports 9/1: Cross Country Today, Football Tomorrow

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Today’s Events

Sport: Cross Country

Event: vs. Bear Twilight Invitational

Time: 7:00 p.m. CT

Cross Country

For the 14th-straight year, the Bears will open the season at home with the Bear Twilight Invitational today at the HOT Soccer Complex. From Baylor Bears dot com.

"We have a great schedule this year starting with our annual Bear Twilight Invitational," said Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour. "With all of these meets for both our men and women, we are looking to peak heading into conference and postseason action."

BearsExtra looks at some of the Cross Country team members and delves into the team’s potential.

“It could be as good a team as I’ve had since I’ve been here, which I’m excited about,” he said. “We need to get back to nationals, and I think this is a team that if we stay healthy, it will be one that could maybe do something at nationals. Not just be happy to get there.”

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GameDay Parking

McLane Stadium Just Keeps Getting Better

Watch Parties

Join fellow Bears for the game at Baylor Network watch parties all over the country.

BAYLOR NETWORK WATCH PARTIES VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE

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Game Previews

DMN’s SportsDay has the five things you need to know about Northwestern State.

The Demons came on strong at the end of the season, winning four of their last six games. Granted those games were not against teams close to as talented as Baylor. The only team like that NSU did play was Mississippi State which ended in a 62-13 loss for the Demons. But Northwestern State will be a more confident team at the beginning of 2016 than throughout most of last season.

Campus Insiders has the spread at Baylor -47.

Thanks to the idiocy of a few, the entire Baylor program was dragged through the mud. There are still good kids within the program - as well as coaches and administrators - and they will use this game as a cathartic experience to purge the demons of an awful offseason. For three hours, all the nonsense from the spring and summer will be forgotten.

Big XII Preview

The Waco Tribune Herald has their 2016 Big XII Preview ready on line. Special thanks, again, to Brice Cherry, John Werner and the entire Bears Extra staff. This special 48 page section is really packed. They preview all ten teams but here’s just a taste from their preview of the Bears:

“We hope to keep Seth healthy,” Grobe said. “But from a coaching standpoint, you want to have two good quarterbacks. Zach’s a really smart kid and he got a lot better as he went through spring drills. He’ll be a good backup who will learn a lot from Seth, but we certainly don’t want to have to throw him in there.”

While running is a big part of Russell’s game, he understands how important his health is to the Bears. He’ll have to answer to Grobe if he tries to run unnecessarily.

“I pretty much told Seth that the next time he tries to run over a defender it’s not going to be pretty, because I’m coming on the field after him,” Grobe said. “The thing you love about Seth Russell is he’s kind of got a linebacker mentality, that’s the way he plays the game, full speed. But the thing you don’t like about him is he’s not very cautious, ever.”

The goal of the Baylor offensive linemen is to keep Russell healthy all season because they know how much his leadership means to the team.

“It’s going to be huge,” Kyle Fuller said. “You don’t want to see a guy like that go down. You want to make sure he’s healthy all year. I’m going to take that very personal.”

Looks like the “wild bear” has a new name: Seth Russell.

Sic’em Seth! Sic’em Bears!