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Track & Field remains Baylor’s last hope for a 2016/2017 season NCAA title as Softball & Baseball each close out their post season play with a loss.

Track and Field: 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Track & Field, Football and A&T are the only Baylor sports programs that haven’t ended their 2016/2017 season with a loss. Baylor’s last remaining hope for a 2016/2017 NCAA title rests with Track & Field.

Next Event: June 7-10

Track & Field, vs NCAA Outdoor Championships, All Day

Football

LOOK: Bears wrap up first week of summer workouts, Baylor's football team began summer workouts this week and welcomed a new group of freshmen to campus.

Terrance Williams: No regrets taking less money to stay with Cowboys | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams could have cashed in more elsewhere in free agency, but he is happy to stay with the only NFL team he’s known.

Softball

No. 15 SB's Season Ends at WCWS - Baylor Official Athletic Site, No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (48-15) saw its historic season come to an end, falling to the No. 3 seed and top-ranked Oregon Ducks on a rainy Saturday afternoon at USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Baylor softball rallies late, still falls to Oregon in Women's College World Series | Baylor Softball | wacotrib.com, OKLAHOMA CITY – Baylor couldn’t quite carry its magic from the Arizona desert to the Oklahoma plains.

World Series notebook: Baylor power trio shut down in OKC | Baylor Softball | wacotrib.com, OKLAHOMA CITY – Baylor has relied on Ari Hawkins, Shelby Friudenberg and Shelby McGlaun to supply power all season.

Baseball

No. 2 Baseball Ends Season with Loss to No. 1 Houston - Baylor Official Athletic Site, No. 2 seed Baylor baseball lost 17-3 to No. 1 seed and No. 16 ranked Houston in an elimination game in the Houston Regional at Schroeder Park on Saturday afternoon. The Bears (34-23) missed on scoring chances while the Cougars (41-20) did not to end Baylors season.

Houston notebook: Big picture-wise, Rodriguez proud of Baylor’s season | Baylor Baseball | wacotrib.com, HOUSTON – It wasn’t the ending that Baylor envisioned.

UH batters Baylor for biggest NCAA win in school history - Houston Chronicle, After losing in the regional opener Friday, the University of Houston took out its frustration on an unsuspecting Baylor pitching staff Saturday. King was on the mound May 20 against Cincinnati when the Cougars clinched a share of the American Athletic Conference regular season and title and followed with 6 2/3 shutout innings in the May 28 AAC tournament title game against East Carolina. In the sixth, Hayden Kettler left a full-count pitch across the plate, and Davis punished him with a no-doubt, two-run shot over the left field wall to increase the lead to 5-0. Baylor put the leadoff hitter on base each of the first four innings, but each time King was able to work out trouble, including twice via double plays.

Basketball

Track & Field

Baylor track and field sending large contingent to Eugene | Baylor Track And Field | wacotrib.com, AUSTIN – Load up the plane, as Baylor has a rather large pack of Bears heading to Oregon. Baylor added qualifiers in 10 more events on Saturday at the NCAA West Prelims at Mike A. Myers Stadium, giving the program 17 total entries to the NCAA meet.

Track & Field Totals 17 Entries For NCAA Outdoor Championships - Baylor Official Athletic Site, The Baylor track and field team will have 21 student-athletes representing it with 17 entries into the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships, after qualifying 10 more entries on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium Saturday.

T&F Hype Video Challenge

Here it is, make a T&F hype video using clips from the above Track & Field videos, post your entry as a FanShot or your entry’s YouTube URL link in the comments below by noontime June 6, and we’ll publish the hype videos here on ODB and vote on the best hype video here in a poll starting on June 7 through midnight June 9 with the winners to be republished June 10 in the DBR. Sic ‘em Bears!

Scandal Scuttlebutt

Berry Tramel: Baylor sports thrive despite the Art Briles scandal | News OK, Kelsee Selman gets asked a lot. Do you feel safe on the Baylor campus?

It's a legitimate question, considering the number of sexual assault allegations against Baylor football players and the culture of coverup fostered by the previous Baylor football staff.

To most Americans, “Baylor” no longer means a Baptist university in Central Texas. Baylor is a synonym for scandal.

But the leadership that seemed to allow Baylor football players to terrorize Waco coeds has been removed, most notably football coach Art Briles. The university has implemented policy changes designed to change the entitlement culture of Baylor football.

Bill Whitaker: Texas Legislature often had Baylor on its collective mind | Bill Whitaker | wacotrib.com, Going by the numbers, the Texas Legislature this session sent a clear message to scandal-plagued Baylor University and all other Texas colleges and universities that might mishandle sexual assaults involving their young charges.

The heart of Baylor University, by Dr. Linda Livingstone, The Texas Tribune's opinion site