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Wil London to London for IAAF World Championships. Motley to Mavericks. Title IX’s 45th Anniversary.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Kansas State at Baylor
Personal Trainer/Coach Alyssa Dry
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Baylor football learning about more than X's and O's | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Rachel Baribeau had to take a moment to compose herself.

She couldn’t find the words to describe her presentation with the Baylor football program on Monday.

Baribeau - who has covered college football for more than 10 years, is a Heisman voter and a host on SiriusXM College Sports Nation - talked about the moments after her speech through what she called “happy tears” as a multitude of Baylor players thanked her for believing in them.

Here’s more from Baribeau.

Taylor Young - Committed to Mission Trip

Life Changing Experience - Baylor Official Athletic Site, For the previous four years, whenever he was asked about going on the Baylor Sports Ministry trips to Africa or Brazil, Taylor Young's standard response was, Nah, that's just not me.

And even though he signed up this time, the fifth-year senior linebacker from De Soto, Texas, thought several times, "No, I'm not going to go."

Now, after last month's trip to Maceio, Brazil, Young is ready to go back . . . now.

"I built a relationship with the pastor there, and I'm for sure going back," said Young, part of the 46-person ministry team that included 41 student-athletes and five leaders representing seven sports.

Terrance Williams

Williams’ visit to Tarrant County focuses on camp, kids | Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Terrance Williams isn’t getting away from football between now and training camp. Instead, the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver is doing his best grooming possible football stars of the future.

Williams hosted a football camp on Friday at V.R. Eaton High School in Haslet, working with a couple hundred 7- to 13-year-olds on fundamental football skills and drills. It was part of Hyundai’s Youth Football Camp program, which is partnered with its Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit organization that is focused on fighting pediatric cancer.

“This is a fun experience,” Williams said in a telephone interview. “We’re just having a great time and I’m just glad and grateful to be a part of it.

J Mot to Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks sign Baylor forward Johnathan Motley to two-way deal, All-American finds landing spot in NBA after going undrafted that will allow him to slide between G-League and NBA roster if needed.

Motley inks two-way contract with Dallas Mavericks | Baylor Men's Basketball | wacotrib.com, Johnathan Motley signed a two-way NBA contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, first reported by The Vertical.

Dallas Mavericks Sign Undrafted Forward, Johnathan Motley, The Dallas Mavericks got another steal out of the 2017 draft class after signing undrafted forward, Johnathan Motley out of Baylor.

Alyssa Dry

Alyssa Dry, a former reserve guard for the Lady Bears, played in 31 games over her two seasons. scout dot com.

Says Coach Dry, “I’m really strong in my faith. Probably one of the main reasons why I play basketball is to use it as a stepping stone to impact kids lives and younger kids so they will respect me and listen to what I have to say in order to spread God’s word.”

Football

Baylor recruiting trend: Defensive versatility at a premium, 247Sports, Baylor wants to bring in defensive players that can help in a variety of ways - and at a variety of different positions.

Top 50 teams in 2017: No. 37, Baylor | News-Gazette.com, Best of ... Teams No. 37: BaylorCoach: Matt Rhule 2016 record: 7-6 Projected 2017 record: 8-4 Circle the date: Sept. 23 vs. Oklahoma Bowl trip: Liberty

Basketball

InsidetheGators.com - Offers keep pouring in for four-star shooting guard Luguentz Dort, Luguentz Dort was unable to suit up this week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp due to a minor hand injury, but it hasn’t held back his recruitment.

A 6-foot-4 scoring guard that brings a blue-collared mentality to the court, Dort spoke on the recent uptick within his recruitment.

“I got 12 offers from the last two open sessions,” Dort said. “Miami, Michigan State, Oregon, West Virginia, Indiana, Baylor, and Florida; there are a lot.

“I would say that they are all even right now.”

Golf

Perrine and Dossey Named GCAA All-Americans - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Cooper Dossey are on the 2017 Division I PING All-America Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Perrine is on the GCAA All-America Third Team and Dossey is an honorable mention All-America selection.

Baseball

2017 Baseball Summer League Update No. 1 - Baylor Official Athletic Site,
After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 18 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the countrys top talent.

Soccer and Volleyball

Soccer Fall Schedule and Volleyball Fall Schedule have both been announced.

Tennis

Bendeck Gains Valuable Davis Cup Experience - Baylor Official Athletic Site, After opening the tournament with a perfect first day at the Davis Cup for Honduras, Baylor mens tennis junior Jimmy Bendeck went on to collect two more doubles victories and a singles win in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Hinojosa Qualifies for World University Games - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor womens tennis sophomore Jessica Hinojosa will represent Mexico at the 29th World University Games in in Chinese Taipei on August 19-30. She will compete alongside more than 5,000 athletes representing more than 120 countries in 22 sports.

Track

London Earns Spot in IAAF World Championships - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Beating his previous best by more than half a second, Baylor quarter-miler Wil London finished third in Saturday's 400-meter finals at the USATF Outdoor Championships and earned a spot in the IAAF World Championships later this summer in London.

Title IX

A look at the 45th anniversary of Title IX - Scout
Title IX is now 45 years old, a look at the impact. Friday marked the 45th anniversary of Title IX becoming law.

The law is often blamed for a school’s woes, fear of it helped set the stage for some recent lawsuits against the NCAA, it holds the potential to seriously impact Cornell and Baylor over their handling of sexual assaults on campus.

In women’s basketball, the US won 2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze in the first four Olympics the US participated in (US boycotted the 1980 games). Since then the US has won the last six gold medals and will carry a 49-game winning streak into the 2020 games.

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Helmets

Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk? | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Oregon football players used three helmets last season — green, black and white — that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations.