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Daily Bears Reports 5/23- Football, Softball, Golf and Baseball

Lots of news!

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl - Baylor v Boise State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Football:

Jake Trotter of ESPN lists running back as a strength for Baylor:

Even with Baylor's all-time leading rusher Shock Linwood gone, the Bears boast one of the best running back combinations in the league.

Matthew Schmidt of FanRag Sports has a story on Rico Gathers:

“Rico has made some unbelievable strides,” said Witten. “Think about the challenge of coming in last year and not playing football since eighth grade. Physically, he’s got all the traits. He’s big. He’s strong. He’s athletic. He’s rangy. He can catch. He’s really improved with the concepts of our offense and what the responsibilities are. So, I told him and will continue to tell him to dive into that process.”

Sean Cordy of SicEm365 has a good look at K.J. Smith (free):

Though he stands just over 6-foot, he’s a clear hulk. That shows through the TV and even from the stands in McLane but being up close in the flesh give another point of view of what he could accomplish under the right system.

Softball:

Softball opens against Arizona on Friday. From Jason Bartel of our Arizona blog:

The Arizona Wildcats and Baylor Bears met at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium during the very first weekend of the regular season, and they’ll meet once again with a Women’s College World Series bid on the line.

No. 2 National Seed Arizona will host the 15th-seeded Bears in the best-of-three Tucson Regional beginning on Friday.

Golf:

Baylor woman’s golf is one of eight teams with a shot to win the national title. From Baylorbears.com:

Baylor women's golf earned one of eight berths in the 2017 NCAA Championships match play by finishing in seventh place in the stroke play portion of the Championships at Rich Harvest Farms.

Baseball:

Jalen Mayden is set to commit at 7 P.M. Regardless of where he ends up, we’ll break down what it means for Baylor.

Sic ‘Em!