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Traditions Rally

Baylor to host annual Traditions Rally | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor’s Traditions Rally is a cherished event among students and faculty across campus, as well as loyal fans of the community. The beginning of the year is a special time on campus, where students are eager to be reunited with their friends, first day of class nerves set in and of course, the most exciting thing to some: football returns.

Cross Country

Ready or not, here they come: Baylor runners seldom stop moving | Baylor Cross Country | wacotrib.com, When you’re running long distances, you seldom get a chance to catch your breath.

That’s a regular sensation for the Baylor cross country team. The track and field season ended in June, workouts for cross country started several weeks later. Now, on the first day of September, it’s time for the first meet.

The Bears kind of feel like they haven’t had any time to exhale.

Cross Country hosts Bear Twilight Invitational | The Baylor Lariat, The Baylor men’s and women’s cross country teams are set and ready to start the 2017-2018 season. The team enters the season with high hopes, with the men ranked at No. 5 and the women No. 4 in the South Central regional rankings.

The season begins today with Baylor hosting the Bear Twilight Invitational. Baylor assistant cross country coach Jon Capron is excited to host the invitational and is looking forward to having the athletes start their season in Waco.

“It’s nice because I get to control the variables,” Capron said. “Mostly it’s a chance for all of my athletes to get a chance to compete and get some work done.”

Soccer

Baylor Soccer Hosts Weekend Slate with UTSA, Ball State, Baylor soccer (2-0-1) returns to its home pitch for a weekend slate, featuring UTSA (1-2-0) on Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. and Ball State (1-2-1) on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 11:30 a.m., with both matches at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

Basketball

Baylor men get another strong non-conference schedule | Baylor Men's Basketball | wacotrib.com, Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew saw the benefit of playing a strong nonconference schedule last season and will do it again in the upcoming season.

MBB Announces Complete 2017-18 Schedule, Baylor basketball head coach Scott Drew announced the Bears’ 31-game 2017-18 schedule on Thursday afternoon. All BU games will be televised for a sixth consecutive season, including at least 21 games on ESPN networks.

WBB Finalizes 2017-18 Slate, Baylor women’s basketball finalized its 2017-18 slate on Thursday morning following the Big 12 Conference schedule release. The seven-time defending regular season league champion Lady Bears will host 18 home games, including two exhibition contests, inside the Ferrell Center.

Football

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Daily Bears Report 8/31/2017 - Our Daily Bears, Baylor football, soccer & volleyball. Around the Big XII in football. Harvey gives Baylor a full Friday night.

Coaching connections abound in first meeting between Liberty and Baylor | Damien Sordelett's Blog | newsadvance.com, Matt Rhule is no stranger to Turner Gill and his coaching staff.

Inexperienced Secondary Doesnt Concern Rhule, Where others might look and see inexperience, Baylor coach Matt Rhule sees talent above all else.

Baylor's Nance making most of last chance | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com
Brian Nance’s reality is much different than most of his Baylor teammates.

He’s 23 years old and is raising two children. The senior defensive end is like a big brother to his Baylor teammates since the freshmen on this year’s team were in seventh grade when he signed with the Bears in February 2012.

That was just two months after former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy. Nance is the last remaining member of his 23-player signing class still with the Baylor football program.

John Werner's college picks: Rhule looking to impress in Baylor debut | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Following the turbulence of the last two seasons, Matt Rhule hopes to bring some stability and hope for the future to the Baylor football program.

Liberty Flames talk about Saturday's opener at Baylor | WSET, LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The Liberty Flames open their season Saturday night at 7 at FBS opponent Baylor.Last year, the Flames opened at Virginia Tech and two years ago played West Virginia in game two.Turner Gill, 6TH-YEAR LIBERTY HEAD COACH, said Everybody . . .

KNOW YOUR ENEMY 2017: VS. LIBERTY FLAMES - Our Daily Bears
Welcome, Bears and Lady Bears to KNOW YOUR ENEMY, a new series of less-than-serious FanPosts I've been planning for the 2017 football season! Each week, I'll be taking a satirical look at our...

Waco-area news briefs: Sept. 1, 2017 | Briefly | wacotrib.com
There will be a new downtown pickup location for the city’s shuttle service to and from McLane Stadium for Baylor University football games. The shuttle will pick up at Third . . .

Volleyball

#25 Baylor Hands Washington State (RV) First Loss in 5-Set Thriller | VolleyMob, Baylor's Katie Staiger had 17 kills and 13 digs for the Bears in their five-set victory over Washington State.

Volleyball Falls to Baylor in Five Sets - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics, WSU Head Coach Jen Greeny said, "Baylor is definitely a fantastic team and this is a team like we will see in the Pac-12 Conference. So a lot of experience was gained tonight. Some good things and of course a lot of things to work on. But I thought the overall experience of a tight match and going five will pay dividends later on in the season."

Family

Fixer Upper Diner

The Elite Cafe to reopen as Magnolia Table | The Baylor Lariat, “Fixer Upper” fans can now have their cake and eat it too, as the famous Waco couple begin to put the finishing touches on their restaurant, Magnolia Table, formerly known as the Elite Cafe.

SHSU vs. Richmond

Sam Houston happy to call McLane Stadium home for a night | Sports | wacotrib.com, It’s not really a home game, considering it’s not the usual home stadium. But to K.C. Keeler and the Sam Houston State football team, it might as well be.

After Harvey's devastation, Sam Houston State ready to focus on Richmond - Houston Chronicle, Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe and his Sam Houston State teammates are in Waco to try and win a football game, and the former Stratford High standout said they've been able to separate their sport from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast.

"Football and life are two totally different things," Briscoe told the Bearkat Sports Network this week while standing in Baylor's McLane Stadium. "You have to know you're here to play football, and that's what we're here for right now. It's your job."

The Bearkats, many of whom are from the Houston area, will try and focus on their job starting at 6 p.m. Friday against Richmond. The season opener was scheduled for last Sunday night but Harvey forced a postponement and relocation. Baylor offered to play host and make the game free for fans.

"We can't thank Baylor and (coach) Matt Rhule enough," Sam Houston coach K.C. Keeler said. "Everything from using the practice fields to the game field, the cold tubs … basically it's been like being back at Sam Houston - we've gotten all of the comforts."

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection - Update | Response to Harvey | Baylor University, When called to action, the Baylor Family responds with open hearts, and your response to the collection of supplies for Hurricane Relief during this weekend’s Baylor events has been tremendous. In order to accommodate the collection of water and supplies, additional drop-off locations have been added. Drop-off locations include:

Friday, September 1 beginning at 5pm – drop off on 5th Street near the Bill Daniel Student Center

Saturday, September 2 beginning at 2pm – drop off at any of 3 locations including 5th Street near the Bill Daniel Student Center (drive-through drop off), in the Ferrell Center parking lot, or near Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium

Among the items most needed in the affected areas are:

  • Bottled water
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Diapers
  • Powdered baby formula
  • Baby wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Dog food
  • Complete Hygiene Kits that include washcloth, soap, razor, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant

For more information about Baylor's response to Harvey, please visit www.baylor.edu/response.

OBF original knock off knock knock joke: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Dwain. Dwain who? Please dwain Houston, we’re dwowning.

Scandal Continues . . . !

Intervention is not enough | The Baylor Lariat, As a survivor of sexual assault, I have become quite jaded with life inside the Baylor bubble.

Most people are shocked when I reveal that the boy who assaulted me has an “It’s On Us” shirt hanging in his closet. I, too, have sat through the countless meetings with hip, relatable college students drinking Dr Pepper and distracting the would-be rapist with a smooth intervention. And yet, I was still assaulted.

Lawyer: Former Baylor acrobatics coach intends to file Title IX suit next week | Courts And Trials | wacotrib.com, A former Baylor University acrobatics and tumbling coach intends to file a Title IX lawsuit against the school next week, her lawyer told the Tribune-Herald on Thursday.

College Sports: Ian McCaw's career resurrection brings him back to Baylor for a matchup he helped set up | SportsDay, Back in the fall of 2011 as the Art Briles-coached Baylor football team, led by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, was putting the pedal to...