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Baylor Sports Stuff and Taylor Young

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Today’s Events

Women's Tennis, Waco Showdown, 10:00 AM

Volleyball

Volleyball Climbs to No. 23 in AVCA Coaches Poll - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, After another 2-0 week in conference action, Baylor volleyball appeared at No. 23 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll Top 25 Poll Monday afternoon.

VBs Pressley Selected as AVCA National Player of the Week - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon by the AVCA.

No. 24 VB Sets New Program-High RPI Ranking - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, For the third time this season, No. 24 Baylor volleyball garnered its highest RPI ranking in program history, earning the No. 20 spot in the standings released by the NCAA Monday morning.

VBs Pressley Nabs Pair of Big 12 Weekly Honors - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, For the second-straight week, Baylor volleyball freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was named the Big 12’s Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

AVCA gives Baylor's Pressley a national honor, Baylor volleyball player Yossiana Pressley is the first Lady Bear in more than a year to be named the national player of the week.

Baylor volleyball climbs to No. 23 in poll, No. 20 in RPI | Baylor Volleyball | wacotrib.com, Baylor’s volleyball team, winner of eight of its past nine matches, climbed a spot to No. 23 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s coaches poll on Monday.

Baylor's Yossiana Pressley Named AVCA Player Of The Week, VolleyMob, After two straight weeks of helping Baylor to wins, the AVCA has announced Yossiana Pressley as the AVCA Player of the Week.

Football

Young A 'Natural' At Middle Linebacker - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, In 37 career starts and 43 games, fifth-year senior Taylor Young had never played the middle linebacker spot before Saturday’s game at Kansas, but Baylor head coach Matt Rhule called him a “natural.”

Football Looks to Build Off First Win - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, As fun as it was for the players to “have a chance to celebrate and be happy” after Saturday’s 38-9 road win at Kansas, Matt Rhule also liked the way the Bears finished the game.

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

College Sports: Five takeaways from Matt Rhule's weekly press conference: From starter at quarterback to playing at AT&T stadium | SportsDay, Baylor won its first game of the season 38-9 versus Kansas on Saturday. Up next for the Bears is a trip to Arlington to face Texas Tech. Coach Matt...

KliffNotes: Gearing up for Baylor - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock, The Red Raiders suffered their fourth consecutive loss, this time in gut-wrenching fashion to Kansas State. So now, the Red Raiders are gearing up to take on Baylor.

Bears cruise past Jayhawks for first win of the season | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor football finally earned its first victory of the season against the Kansas Jayhawks (1-8) this past weekend, cruising to a 38-9 win in Lawrence, Kan.

Freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer was impressive in his first starting game for Baylor (1-8). Brewer passed for 315 yards and three touchdowns, and he completed 23 of his 29 passes. Brewer also ran for 22 yards and caught a pass for 20 yards off a trick play from sophomore wide receiver Jared Atkinson.

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said the young quarterback exceeded his expectations.

“I thought he was really, really good,” Rhule said. “We had a good plan to keep it simple for him, but he threw the ball down the field a good bit and he had a chance at a couple other ones. So, we were aggressive. We know Charlie is a good player and he can run around and make some plays.”

Soccer

Baylor soccer hosting Rice in NCAA tournament | Baylor Soccer | wacotrib.com
After automatically qualifying for the NCAA soccer tournament by winning the Big 12 tournament, Baylor got a bonus when the bids were announced Monday afternoon.

SOC Earns Hosting Bid in NCAA Tournament - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor soccer (13-5-2, 4-4-1 Big 12) knew it had a spot in the NCAA Tournament field, securing the Big 12's automatic qualifying rights as the conference tournament champions. But the squad was given an additional reward, earning the right to stay at home and host the Rice Owls (12-3-2) on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

SOC Checks in at No. 23 in Final Regular Season Poll - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor soccer (13-5-2, 4-4-1 Big 12) earned the program’s first ranking of 2017, checking in at No. 23 in the final regular season United Soccer Coaches poll, announced Tuesday by the organization.

Lady Bears Basketball

WBB Rolls Past Washburn in Final Exhibition - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor's opponents should beware. This Lady Bear team is going to get in passing lanes, force turnovers and sprint to the other end for fast-break opportunities.

Defense steals show as Lady Bears roll | Lady Bears Basketball | wacotrib.com, Baylor’s offense was still explosive as it put up yet another 100-point performance in its second, and final, exhibition contest of the season. But it was the electric defense that...

Man Bears Basketball

CBS Sports: Baylor men's basketball top ranked team in Texas, Football season might not be treating Baylor too well, but the Bears men's basketball team might alleviate some of those woes.

Tennis

Five Baylor tennis players competing in Waco Showdown | Baylor Women's Tennis | wacotrib.com, Five Baylor women's tennis players will compete today in the Waco Showdown $80K at the Hurd Tennis Center, including four in tonight's feature matches.

Legends

Bears in the NFL Week Nine 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.

Big XII

Big 12 football power poll rankings for week 11, 9. (9) Baylor;1-8 (1-5);vs. *Texas Tech (4-5), Sat.;Very winnable game for rebuilding Bears, who stack up pretty well to staggering Red Raiders.

TCU football: Sixth-ranked defense has two major tests ahead | Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The TCU Horned Frogs have put together strong defensive performances against Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State and Texas to climb the national stats.

OU football notebook: Baker Mayfield, Gary Patterson playing nice so far | OU Sports Extra | tulsaworld.com, “He’s one of the best defensive minds in the game,” Mayfield said of Patterson on Monday.

Oklahoma State requires help on path to Big 12 title game, After Saturday's Bedlam loss, Oklahoma State's path to the Big 12 title game is muddled. The Cowboys need help to make it into the conference's finale.

Scandall Fallout

105 implementations simplified | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor released a document on Friday explaining the ways it has implemented Pepper Hamilton’s 105 recommendations. The Lariat staff broke down these explanations to make them easier to understand. The Pepper Hamilton recommendations are listed in bold, followed by the simplified explanations.

Court orders Baylor to disclose confidential records | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor lost its fought to prevent the disclosure of certain confidential medical and counseling records on Monday when U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman ordered the university to disclose information under limited conditions.

“The issues at stake in this action are indisputably important, and data regarding reports of sexual assault will play an important role in resolving Plaintiffs’ heightened-risk claims,” Pitman wrote in the order.

Pitman further stated it would be “virtually impossible” for the plaintiffs, 10 women who allege the university mishandled their sexual assault reports, to access the data otherwise.

Former Baylor star: I was under the influence before every NFL game, As he returns from suspension, former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon says he was under the influence before every game of his NFL career.