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Daily Bears Report 12/28/2017 - KD Cannon Signs With Dallas Cowboys

Baylor & Big XII’s Men & Women Basketball begin conference play. Its cold in Kansas. Charlie Brewer Excels at Long-Developing Passes.

NCAA Football: Cactus Bowl-Boise State vs Baylor Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Events

Women's Basketball, at Kansas State, 7:00 PM CT, LiveSideArmStats, Listen Baylor/IMG, Watch KStateHD

Lady Bears Basketball

Lady Bears ready for Big 12 opener at Kansas State, WacoTrib, Bundled up in sweats and jackets, the Baylor Lady Bears boarded their flight to Kansas on Wednesday afternoon. They returned to the gym on Christmas Day after some holiday time with their families, and now, the Baylor players and coacdhes are focused on Thursday evening’s Big 12 opener at Kansas State.

“I know it’s cold, I’m cold here,” Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey said. “It’s the second half of our schedule. There are four parts to it, and it’s probably without a doubt the most important part of our season. I’ve always said that conference play is much more important than preseason. It’s much more important than the conference tournament.

Baylor Lady Bears Open Big XII Conference Play at Kansas State Wildcats - Our Daily Bears, (No. 6/6) Baylor (10-1, 0-0 Big 12) at Kansas State (8-3, 0-0 Big 12), Tonight | 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) | Manhattan, Kan.

The Wildcats and Lady Bears are meeting in the league season-opener for the third time in the last five seasons.

Continue Reading game preview articles from KWTX, Baylor Bears dot com and K-State Athletics.

At a glance: K-State women vs. Baylor, TheMercury, Who: Baylor.

Baylor, which is ranked No. 6 in the nation, is coming off a 85-43 victory over Nicholls State. A total of five players reached double-figures, led by an 18-point effort from 6-foot-7 center Kalani Brown. The Bears are coming off a six-day break after storming through non-conference play with a 10-1 record. Baylor ranks No. 1 in the nation with 91.9 points per game thus far.

No. 8 Texas offers Sooner women huge opportunity | All OU Sports | normantranscript.com, NORMAN — How good are they?

Stanford Women’s Basketball Exits AP Top 25 - Rule Of Tree, 312. That’s how many consecutive weeks that the Cardinal have been ranked in the AP’s top 25, but this past Christmas morning: no more.

Tara VanDerveer’s Cardinal are sitting at 6-6 so far this year with five out of the six losses coming from teams that were ranked in the top 10. The exception was of course the stunning loss to the leathernecks of Western Illinois in Maples (but who are 10-3).

Cardinal exit the poll for the first time since 2001

No. 9 Baylor wins 90-63 over No. 20 Kentucky with 0-fer 3rd, Statesman, With the size and skill No. 9 Baylor has in the post, anything it gets from the outside is a bonus.

Man Bears Basketball

Baylor-Texas Tech Preview and Prediction - Our Daily Bears, We’ve finally reached Big 12 play! No. 18 Baylor takes on No. 22 Texas Tech at 7:00 on Friday. The game is in Lubbock and airs on FCS.

The Red Raiders are a little underrated by the media. They rank No. 11 on KenPom and sport victories over Nevada and Northwestern. They lost to a very good Seton Hall team in New York. They’ve also eviscerated their non-power seven (shout-out to the AAC!) opponents.

As always, we’ll look at playing offense against the opponent, then defending them. Finally, we’ll close with a prediction.

Jayhawks still favored in wide-open Big 12 race | Sports | tdtnews.com, When the Big 12 coaches made their annual preseason pilgrimage to Kansas City a few months ago, every one of them except Kansas coach Bill Self predicted . . .

What are KU basketball's odds to win this year's Big 12 title? | The Kansas City Star, The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team has won 13 Big 12 Conference titles in a row, so 14 shouldn’t be difficult, right? Advanced stats expert Ken Pomeroy is here to provide some context.

At the start of conference play, Big 12 is a "war", KWCH12, Kansas begins its quest for its record 14th-straight conference title Friday, as the Jayhawks take on Texas.

Oklahoma-TCU headlines big week in Big 12, union-bulletin, The Big 12 is poised for a big week as conferences dive deep into league play.

It has a national-best six teams in this week’s AP Top 25 along with two games featuring a pair of ranked teams, including No. 12 Oklahoma’s visit to 10th-ranked surprise TCU as the top game on the schedule in the week ahead.

No. 18 Baylor (10-2) visits No. 22 Texas Tech (11-1) on Friday to start the Big 12 doubleheader, then freshman star Trae Young leads Oklahoma (10-1) into Fort Worth to face TCU (12-0) — which owns the nation’s longest winning streak at 17 games dating to last year’s run to the NIT title.

Football

Charlie Brewer, the freshman Baylor Quarterback, led the nation in Completion Percentage on passes thrown 2.6 seconds or longer, BearsIllustrated, Charlie Brewer went from good to great in play-action and longer developing plays in 2017.

Legends

Former Baylor wide receiver signed to Cowboys practice squad, KWTX, K.D. Cannon has signed a contract to join the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.

Cowboys Sign Baylor WR KD Cannon To Practice Squad « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth, The Dallas Cowboys have signed former Baylor wide receiver K.D. Cannon to their practice squad.