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Daily Bears Report 11/10/2017 - Basketball Double Header, Soccer and Cross Country Highlight Today’s Events

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Both men’s and women’s basketball start season play. Soccer enters round one of NCAA Tournament. Cross Country in NCAA Regional Championship. Football and other athletics news.

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Today’s Events

Soccer

BaylorBears.com Doing All The Dirty Work - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Paul Jobson calls senior Precious Akanyirige “the cleaner.” When everything else breaks down and an opposing player is able to somehow get through the defense, Jobson knows that his senior center back will be there to “clean up any loose pieces.”

Men’s Basketball

No. 24 MBB Opens Season vs. Central Arkansas - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, No. 24 Baylor Basketball opens the 2017-18 season by hosting Central Arkansas Friday afternoon at the Ferrell Center. Tipoff is scheduled for noon CT and the game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Go.

Bears look for more success with less depth | Baylor Men's Basketball | wacotrib.com, Last season was a beautiful ride for the Baylor men’s basketball team as it earned its first No. 1 ranking in school history and eventually reached the Sweet 16 at

Baylor excited for Friday's season opener, KWTX w/video, The Baylor Bears open their basketball season on Friday at noon when they host Central Arkansas.

Scott Drew: Baylor's Sweet 16 appearance last season should make team 'hungrier', DieHards, Baylor men's basketball rode its success from the 2016-17 season deep into the NCAA tournament before being eliminated in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Ga

College Sports: Five things Baylor fans should know about the 2017-18 season | SportsDay, The Baylor Bears men's basketball season opens up on Friday against Central Arkansas. Here are the five things Bears fans must know going into the...

Central Arkansas Athletics - UCA BEARS OPEN SEASON WITH NO. 24 BAYLOR BEARS
In a season that will feature several high-profile opponents, the University of Central Arkansas Bears will get one out of the way on opening day when they take on the No. 24 Baylor Bears on Friday in Waco, Texas.

The UCA Bears and Baylor Bears will tip-off at noon at the Ferrell Center on Fox Sports Southwest on Day 1 of the 2017-18 season.

"When you play someone like Baylor, it holds your attention all through the fall,' said fourth-year head coach Russ Pennell, who has scheduled Power 5 opponents throughout his tenure at UCA. "It definitely makes the practices good. I think to open against at Top 25 team, I think everyone is excited about that. You get to play on regional television, so that's a lot of fun.

"And you also have the optimism of the season starting, and you feel like you're going to be significantly better. When you put all that together, it makes for a pretty exciting opening game.'

Baylor men's and women's basketball both signed strong signing classes during the early signing period, The early signing period for basketball is upon us, and both the men's and women's team for the Baylor Bears were active early, signing Top-60 prospects and

Women’s Basketball

Short On Numbers, Long On Talent - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Maybe it’s the way that she sees every situation as being glass-half-full. But, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey looks at her 10-player roster as a plus rather than an overriding concern.

Cox Named a Candidate for Katrina McClain Award - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced on Thursday that Baylor women’s basketball sophomore Lauren Cox is one of 20 watch list candidates for the 2018 Katrina McClain Award. In its inaugural year, the award is named after the two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year and honors the top power forwards in women’s NCAA Division I basketball.

Harmony on Baylor: ‘Whole different level’ | Port Arthur News, Lamar sports information WACO – Last season, the Lamar Cardinals opened their season at 17th-ranked Oregon State. This year’s season opener looks to be even more daunting. The Cardinals tip off the 2017-18 campaign when they travel to Waco to meet the third-ranked Baylor Bears at 7 p.m. Friday. “Baylor is a whole different level,” LU coach Robin […]

Lady Bears ready to 'Rise as One' as 2017-18 season tips off | Lady Bears Basketball | wacotrib.com, It started in a group text message. Senior co-captains Kristy Wallace and Dekeiya Cohen, along with returning All-American Kalani Brown, were trying to figure out the slogan for the 2017-18

BaylorBears.com No. 3/3 WBB Opens 2017-18 Slate - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 3/3 ranked Baylor Lady Bears open their 44th season of competition on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. (CT) against Lamar inside the Ferrell Center. It is a doubleheader with the Baylor men's basketball team, which tips off against Central Arkansas at noon.

Lady Bears hope to start strong against Lamar | The Baylor Lariat, The No. 3 Lady Bears finished 2-0 in the preseason and show no signs of slowing down as they prepare to face Lamar University at 7 p.m. today at the Ferrell Center.

Both the team’s defense and offense had a stellar outing against Washburn on Monday night, with the defense holding the Ichabods to just 33 points and offense lighting up the scoreboard by putting up 117 points.

Even though the Lady Bears won their first two exhibition games, head coach Kim Mulkey said there is still work to be done for her young team going into the regular season and playing a talented Lamar team.

“We’re not polished, but the season is here and we play a Lamar team that is quick –– a Lamar team that is picked to win their league,” Mulkey said. “They don’t have the size that we have, but they are a very good basketball team.”

Cross Country

BaylorBears.com Cross Country Lands 20 on Academic All-Big 12 Team - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The Baylor cross country team had 20 student-athletes named to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country Team, announced by the conference office Thursday afternoon.

Baylor cross country seeking pack mentality at regionals | Baylor Cross Country | wacotrib.com, Just as a hand doesn’t work as well without the thumb, a cross country team isn’t fully functional without a good No. 5 runner.

Cross country readies for regional competition | The Baylor Lariat, The Baylor cross country team competes in the South Central Regional Championship starting at 9:15 a.m. Friday in College Station.

The Bears will compete against 28 other teams from the South Central Region, including teams from Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The men’s team is coming off of a sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship, while the women finished fifth at the same event.

BaylorBears.com Track and Field Signs Seven To National Letters of Intent - Baylor University Official Athletic Site Baylor University Official Athletic Site - Track & Field
Baylor head track and field coach Todd Harbour announced the signing of seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Thursday.

Volleyball

VB's Katie Staiger Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball senior outside hitter Katie Staiger was named one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award, Premier Sports Management announced Thursday.

Equestrian

BaylorBears.com EQ's Demel to Compete in AQHA Challenge - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor equestrian junior western rider Abbi Demel is one of 16 collegiate riders chosen to participate in the 2017 American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge on Nov. 11-12, 2017, during the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, OK.

Football

Baylor Takes On Texas Tech At AT&T Stadium Saturday « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth, A week after that win at Kansas , Baylor (1-8, 1-5 Big 12) plays its annual neutral-site game against Texas Tech (4-5, 1-5) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Baylor after 1st win plays sliding Texas Tech in Cows' home | News & Observer, Charlie Brewer won a Texas Class 6A high school state championship game the last time he played at the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. That was less than 11 months ago.

Brewer will be back at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, making his second start as Baylor's quarterback a week after their first victory under coach Matt Rhule.

"It was a ton of fun. Those guys have worked so hard and we've had to put things in perspective so many times in the locker room," Rhule said. "We still had to put things in perspective after the game, because great teams ask what's next and move forward."no longer winless and now plays its annual game an NFL stadium against Texas Tech.

Football Squares Off with Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor travels north to AT&T Stadium in Arlington to square off with Texas Tech in the ninth annual TFBI Shootout.

BaylorBears.com Playing With His 'Big Brother' - Baylor University Official Athletic Site Baylor University Official Athletic Site - Football, Playing behind Taylor Young can be a blessing and a curse. You’re learning from one of the best linebackers to ever suit up for Baylor. But short of an injury, the guy’s not coming off the field.

The College Report: Daingerfield's Mims helps Baylor notch first win - Longview News-Journal, Baylor University finally has a win, and Denzel Mims played a big part in that victory.

Mims (Daingerfield) caught five passes for 122 yards as Baylor earned a 38-9 victory over Kansas.

Mims was not the only one from the area to contribute.

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Brewer hopes to carry the Bears past Red Raiders | The Baylor Lariat, In his weekly press conference, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he feels the Bears coaching staff has done a great job building their young player core and that Brewer presents a stiff challenge as a versatile quarterback.

“Anytime you start as many young players as they did this season, which I’m sure was a part of their plan, you see those guys grow week in and week out,” Kingsbury said. “They’ve done a nice job bringing those guys along. Brewer is very elusive, can extend plays. For a young player, he really takes care of the football well.”

Speed proving to be key factor in scoring chances for Baylor, DieHards, Moving the football quickly has done the Bears favors in 2017.