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Today’s Event

Men’s Basketball

Baylor sprints past Creighton to Hall of Fame Classic championship, 11/21/17 | The Kansas City Star, The Baylor Bears men’s basketball team defeated the Creighton Bluejays 65-59 in the Hall of Fame Classic championship game Tuesday at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. Tournament MVP Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. had 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Bears.

No. 22 MBB Rallies Past Creighton for HOF Classic Title - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor coach Scott Drew's teams had played for two championships inside Sprint Center, where the Big 12 Tournament is contested most years, and both times they came away empty.

McClure Helps No. 22 Baylor Rally Past Creighton « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
King McClure had 19 points, Terry Maston made a series of big baskets down the stretch and No. 22 Baylor rallied to beat Creighton 65-59 on Tuesday night in the Hall of Fame Classic title game.

Baylor claims Hall of Fame Classic title with come from behind win over Creighton | The Baylor Lariat, No. 22-ranked Baylor men’s basketball defeated Creighton 65-59 Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. to win the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

The Bears (5-0) trailed by nine at halftime, but held the Bluejays (4-1) to 28 percent shooting in the second half to get the win.

Junior guard King McClure scored a career-high 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting and senior center Jo Lual Acuil, Jr grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to go along with 15 points in the win.

No. 22 MBB Beats Wisconsin, 70-65 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Manu Lecomte hit a series of free throws to put the game away as No. 22 Baylor held on to beat Wisconsin Monday night in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Classic.

Wisconsin falls short in a comeback attempt against Baylor in HOF Classic · The Badger Herald, Wisconsin struggled early on against the Bears, finding themselves down by 19 points at one point during the game. While the Badgers would get close to closing the gap they would be unable to earn a victory, falling 65-70 by the end of the game.

Soccer

Baylor Soccer poised to make history in Elite 8 - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen, Baylor’s women's soccer is heading to the Elite 8 for the first time in program history, but coach Paul Jobson says they aren’t scared.

SOC Makes History, Advances to Elite 8 on Golden Goal - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
Baylor soccer (15-5-3, 4-4-1 Big 12) continued its run into the program's record books, defeating Notre Dame (10-7-5, 5-3-2 ACC), 3-2 (OT), on a golden goal by Precious Akanyirige on Sunday evening at Ellis Field on Texas A&M campus.

Football

Bears offer 3 out of state and 1 in-state prospect, BearsIllustrated, With the season coming to an end this weekend, the Baylor coaching staff will soon turn its attention to finishing the 2018 class and focusing on the 2019 class.

Bears hope to end on positive note against powerful TCU | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, For the first time in eight seasons, Baylor won’t go into the final game of the regular season debating which bowl it will reach.

Baylor DE K.J. Smith likely out for TCU, could earn medical redshirt, DieHards, Baylor defensive end K.J. Smith will likely miss the final week of the season against TCU, and should apply for a medical redshirt.

Meet the Press: #SicTCU - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Coach Rhule met with the media Tuesday morning to discuss the Bears' upcoming game.

TCUs Top-Ranked Defense Doesnt Use Gimmicks - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, As much progress as his defense has made over the last three weeks, even while dealing with another rash of injuries, Baylor coach Matt Rhule says he has a lot of respect for what Gary Patterson has done at TCU.

TCU football: Backup QB Shawn Robinson questionable | Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The TCU Horned Frogs aren’t sure yet who will play quarterback against Baylor on Friday as they shoot for a spot in the Big 12 championship game.

Gary Patterson mum on TCU QB situation vs. Baylor, DieHards, TCU coach Gary Patterson said it's possible Kenny Hill, Shawn Robinson or Grayson Muehlstein could play Saturday against Baylor.

Upset Alert: Underdogs to keep an eye on during Rivalry Week, 247Sports, Looking for some rivalry week upsets? Here are some games where our projection model sees things differently than Vegas does.

Volleyball

Volleyball Moves Up to No. 18 in AVCA Coaches Poll - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Currently on a seven-match winning streak in Big 12 play, Baylor volleyball moved up one spot to No. 18 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll Top 25 Poll Monday afternoon.

Pressley Taking Lead Role on No. 18 Volleyball Team - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Ryan McGuyre is convinced that as good as Baylor freshman Yossiana Pressley has been, she's got another level that we haven't seen.

Women’s Basketball

#8/9 WBB Jets to Junkanoo Jam - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
The No. 8/9 Baylor Lady Bears travel to Bimini, Bahamas, to compete in the Junkanoo Division of the Junkanoo Jam on Nov. 23-25. Tournament play begins on Thursday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. (CT), as the Lady Bears take on the Lady Bears of Missouri State.

Tennis

Baylor Men's Tennis Announces 2018 Spring Schedule - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, As head coach Matt Knoll embarks on his 22nd season at the helm of the Baylor men's tennis program, he unveiled his team's 2018 spring schedule Monday afternoon.

Legends

Bears in the NFL Week 11 Update - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Update on the former Baylor Bears that are currently playing in the NFL and how they performed last week.