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Daily Bears Report 11/30/2017 - Baylor Lady Bears Basketball vs Kentucky Wildcats, 7: 00 PM CT, Ferrell Center

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John Morris @VoiceofBears is on the call. Vote @CoachJobson Coach of the Year. Volleyball v. Miami (Ohio) preview. Shockers are coming to town.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Texas vs Baylor Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Athletic Event

Women's Basketball, vs. Kentucky, 7:00 PM CT, Gametracker, Listen Baylor/IMG Network, Listen KRZI/ESPN, Watch Baylor/IMG, Watch FCS (Central Region Only)

Lady Bears Basketball

No. 9 WBB Challenges No. 20 Kentucky - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 9/9 Baylor Lady Bears host No. 20/22 Kentucky as a part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 30 inside the Ferrell Center at 7 p.m. (CT). Fans should arrive early, as junior center Kalani Brown will be recognized prior to the game for surpassing the 1,000-career point milestone.

Fans can watch the Lady Bears on television on Fox College Sport (FCS). John Morris (play-by-play) and Jim Haller (analyst) are on the call. Fans can also tune in to Baylor Sports Network, IMG College or ESPN 1660 AM/99.1 FM in Waco. Rick May (play-by-play) and Lori Fogleman (analyst) will call the action.

No. 20 Kentucky Plays at No. 9 Baylor in Big 12/SEC Challenge | University of Kentucky | Official Athletic Site, The No. 20 University of Kentucky women's basketball team will face its first ranked opponent of the season Thursday when it travels to Waco, Texas to face No. 9 Baylor for an 8 p.m. ET tip inside the Ferrell Center.

Thursday's game will be televised live regionally on Fox College Sports Central and streamed online at BaylorBears.com (subscription required). The game can also be heard on the UK Sports Radio Network with the Voice of Kentucky WBB Darren Headrick on the call. Fans in Lexington can hear the call on 630AM WLAP. Free audio and live stats will be available on ukathletics.com.

Behind dominant play inside, No. 9 Baylor readies for No. 20 Kentucky | Lady Bears Basketball | wacotrib.com, No one has been able to come up with any answers on how to contain Baylor’s Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox.

The duo continued to dominate as the Lady Bears won the Junkanoo Jam tournament last week in Bimini, Bahamas. Brown was named the tournament MVP as she totaled 43 points and 10 rebounds through two games. Cox pick up All-Tournament team honors as she racked up a total of 40 points, 26 rebounds and 10 blocks.

“I think we click,” Cox said. “We work really well together. I think we pass really well together. We know where they want the ball, where each other wants the ball, when we need to throw it to them. When I throw the ball to Kalani, I know she is going to finish.”

Kalani Brown Up for National Awards - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor women’s basketball center Kalani Brown is in consideration for the 2018 Citizen Naismith Trophy and the 2017 Wade Trophy, the organizations announced on Wednesday. Each award recognizes the national player of the year.

No. 20 Kentucky Plays at No. 9 Baylor in Big 12/SEC Challenge - LEX18.com, The No. 20 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will face its first ranked opponent of the season Thursday when it travels to Waco, Texas to face No. 9 Baylor for an 8 p.m. ET tip inside ...

Kentucky women building their own brand of "position-less basketball" | Lexington Herald Leader, As No. 20 Kentucky prepares to go on the road to No. 9 Baylor, the Cats hope their versatility and athleticism can help them stay unbeaten.

Matthew Mitchell Talks Ahead of Top-20 Match-Up with Baylor - LEX18.com , Kentucky WBB News Conference Nov. 29, 2017 Lexington, Ky. – Memorial Coliseum Head Coach Matthew Mitchell Opening Statement… “Well, before our Baylor game, I just want to congratulate Coach ...

Voice of the Bears

BaylorBears.com For J-Mo, Frank Fallon Is The Only 'Voice Of The Bears' - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, To a generation or more of Baylor fans and listeners, John Morris is the only "Voice of the Bears" they've ever known.

As the play-by-play broadcaster for Baylor football and men's basketball, along with third-tier telecasts of baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and acrobatics & tumbling, the 58-year-old Morris has developed a faithful legion of fans, young and old.

But to Morris, humble to the core, the only "Voice of the Bears" is, was and will always be legendary Hall of Fame announcer Frank Fallon. The two shared the radio booth for eight years with Baylor football before John took over full-time play-by-play duties in 1995.

"In my mind, Frank Fallon is the `Voice of the Baylor Bears,''' said Morris, Baylor's Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting. "I am the caretaker for this position for whatever length of time God will allow me to stay here. And I love it, I put everything I have into it. But, Frank will always be the `Voice of the Baylor Bears.' And there will be somebody that follows me and they'll do a great job, but to me it all goes back to Frank."

Born and raised in Kentucky -- John jokes that he was "born in a small log cabin in Kentucky" -- Morris is the son of a Baptist minister. Both of his parents were Baylor graduates, with his dad serving in several churches in Kentucky before settling in Danville.

"It's what I knew," John said of growing up a PK (pastor's kid). "I thought it was great. We were the last ones to leave church on Sunday and every Wednesday night."

While roughly 90 percent of his graduating class went to the University of Kentucky, which is about 30 miles from Danville, John made a campus visit to Baylor while his high school was out for a snow day.

"I came to Waco in January, and it was like this, it was sunny and 72 degrees," he said. "So, I was like, `OK, I am going to Baylor.'''

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Volleyball

Elation to Preparation: Baylor Ready for NCAA Tourney, CenTexProud, The Baylor Volleyball team will host their first-ever NCAA Tournament match, at the Ferrell Center, on Friday night when they welcome in Miami of Ohio at 7:00pm.

Hosting the first and second rounds are just part of the history this team is making in 2017, notching a program-best 2nd place conference finish, and while they were elated tohear their name called on Sunday night, the work began in pretty short order for Big 12 Coach of The Year, Ryan McGuyre and his team.

Baylor volleyball to host Miami (OH) in NCAA tournament - KXXV, After wrapping up the best regular season since 1999, Baylorvolleyball earned the No. 12 overall seed in the 2017 NCAA VolleyballChampionship bracket and will host the tournament’s first and second...

Baylor volleyball set to host Miami (OH) in NCAA tournament opener, KWTX, Baylor (23-6) finished with its best regular-season record since 1999, winning 11 of the last 13 matches to finish second in the Big 12 behind Texas.

Soccer

2017 D1 Women's Soccer Fan Choice Coach of the Year - HERO Sports, Check out the top coaching performances from the of the 2017 D1 Women's soccer season and vote for the HERO Coach of the Year. (Sic 'em Coach Paul Jobson!)

Man Bears Basketball

Baylor's Maston to undergo hand surgery, out until January | Baylor Men's Basketball | wacotrib.com, Baylor senior forward Terry Maston will undergo surgery for a broken right hand on Thursday and is expected to be out until January.

Baylor top reserve Maston breaks hand, out until January - The Washington Post, No. 16 Baylor expects to be without top reserve Terry Maston until January after he broke his shooting hand in the Bears’ loss at No. 21 Xavier.

Shockers set for top-25 road matchup with Baylor – The Sunflower, The Wichita State men’s basketball team will hit the road for a top-25 matchup with No. 16 Baylor in Waco, Texas, on Saturday. Head Coach Gregg Marshall announced a home-and-home series between the two teams in April. This will be the first game of the series, with Baylor set to travel to Wichita for a...

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Lest We Forget

We must not become desensitized to sexual assault | The Baylor Lariat, Sexual assault is a term that so many of us are way too familiar with at this point. Headlines flashing across our screens are no longer shocking, but receive a shoulder shrug as a reaction. We say “Who now?” rather than “Oh my, no way!”

With all of these accusations coming out, especially against powerful men, we cannot accept some of these behaviors as common. We cannot keep shrugging our shoulders and taking sexual assault accusations as “just another one.” We need to hold these people just as accountable for inappropriate behavior, even if they’re famous.

It’s absolutely awful that so many women and men have been wrongfully treated and abused by these actors and politicians, and we cannot allow this to continue. We must send a message that sexual assault is not something to gloss over. We should be as shocked and disgusted after the 30th story we read as we are over the first story we read.

Women are not doing anything wrong just because this sort of behavior has been happening for years. Women should not be blamed for the horrible actions by sick men who think sexual assault and sexual harassment is OK. We need to be taught from an early age that is is not OK to blow assault off like no big deal, and it is not OK to stay quiet and stand by assaulters. Speak up and speak out against assault and harassment because a change cannot start until someone gets the ball rolling.