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Bearmada Sailgate Video; Interviews: Coach Phil Snow and Coach Matt Rhule; Lady Bears Place 1st & 2nd in International Tournament

NCAA Football: Rice at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Famous OBF Quote: “Oops, I did it again.”

Reminder

Football to Host 'Meet the Bears' August 19, Baylor's football team, including head coach Matt Rhule will be available to sign autographs at the annual Meet the Bears fan appreciation event this Saturday, at McLane Stadium from 2:30-4 p.m.

Football

Rhule doesn't expect to name starting QB until week of first game | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Don’t expect the battle for Baylor’s starting quarterback between sophomore Zach Smith and graduate transfer Anu Solomon to end in a matter of days.

Matt Rhule expects multiple Baylor walk-ons to play, Baylor football has some depth issues around the roster. Because of that, Matt Rhule expects multiple walk-ons to play in 2017.

30 for 30: #18 Tyrone Hunt — Fitting the mold | SicEm365
East Texas defensive lineman Tyrone Hunt found his groove against Boise State in December and is hoping to keep that momentum as he heads into his sophomore season.

Rhule Believes O-Line Developing Rotation of Seven to Eight, Less than a month ago, first-year Baylor head coach Matt Rhule was bemoaning the Bears' lack of depth and experience in the offensive line.

My, how times have changed.

"I think we have seven or eight guys we feel comfortable putting into a game and some other kids who are on the cusp," Rhule said after Tuesday morning's workout. "Another area I was concerned about. I wouldn't say it's a strength, but I would say it's shoring itself up, and that's a credit to those kids."

Freshman Ryan Miller moving into the starting unit as the center solidified a group that has senior Mo Porter and junior Patrick Lawrence at the tackles and junior Blake Blackmar and sophomore Sam Tecklenburg at the guards.

"He's really athletic, and the way we coach that position we need a guy who can get up to the second level (to block a linebacker)," Rhule said. "The coaches at Southlake Carroll did a really good job with him. He's not a real huge guy, 6-1 maybe. But, he makes up for his lack of height with strength, power and athleticism."

While he doesn't really like to play a true freshman offensive lineman, "I will say the two kids coming out of Southlake, really all the kids coming out of Texas, are well beyond what I'm used to."

Taylor Young, Taion Sells and Brian Nance Earn Single Digit Numbers! - Our Daily Bears, The first three names . . .

Lady Bears Basketball

Lady Bears Wrap U24 Four Nations Play, Two Lady Bears placed first and second with their respective national teams at the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament. Junior Kalani Brown won the team title with the USA U23 Women’s National Team, helping the Red, White and Blue to a perfect 3-0 record, while senior Kristy Wallace led the Australian U23 Women’s National Team to a runner-up result (2-1).

Man Bears Basketball

Track - Wil London Wins Silver

Volleyball

Volleyball Completes Green & Gold Scrimmage, Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage, giving the fans a preview of the 2017 team Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center. The green team, led by redshirt senior Katie Staiger and freshman Yossiana Pressley, swept the four-set tilt, winning 25-16, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20.

Pressley led the charge with a .415 attack effort, finishing the night with 21 kills on 41 swings. Staiger collected a double-double with 19 kills and 17 digs for the green team while senior Camryn Freiberg and junior Aniah Philo led the gold team with nine kills each.

Defensively, the gold team dominated the net with a 17.0-6.5 blocking advantage, but the green team used its .299 hitting efficiency to take the four-set sweep.

Redshirt senior Tola Itiola led the charge at the net, totaling six block assists and four solo blocks in her first match since last year’s preseason injury.

Rico!!!

Report: Former Baylor forward Rico Gathers suffers concussion in Dallas Cowboys camp, Former Baylor Bear basketball player and Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers suffered a concussion in training camp.

Cowboys Rico Gathers Is Not Surprised By Strong Preseason, Dallas Cowboys rookie tight end Rico Gathers says he is not surprised by his impressive preseason performance thus far...

Peak at Cowboys’ roster favors former Baylor hoops star Gathers, There are still three preseason games to be played by the Cowboys, and the NFL-mandated cut deadline...

Spirit Squad

Who Runs This State?

What university has the 'most successful football team' in Texas?, Try to think of the most successful NCAA football program in Texas. Who comes to mind? Texas? Texas A&M? Baylor? Texas Tech? TCU? If you guessed any of these, you would be wrong.

Big XII

Big 12 players feature heavily on Earl Campbell watch list, The Big 12 Conference leads the nation with 11 players from seven schools on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award preseason watch list.

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty won the inaugural award in 2013. . . .

Scandal Fallout

Lawyer: Baylor settles with woman who said rape was ignored - LA Times
The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday.

Hernandez's Title IX suit against Baylor, Briles, McCaw settled | Higher Education | wacotrib.com, Jasmin Hernandez, a plaintiff in a Title IX lawsuit filed last year against Baylor University, requested in a filing Tuesday to remove former head football coach Art Briles and former . . .

Former Baylor football players dispute report that athletics avoided random drug testing, Some former Baylor football players are disputing a report that the athletic program didn't perform random drug tests on student-athletes.