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Daily Bears Report 9/30/2017 - Baylor Bears @ Kansas State Wildcats

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Its game day for football, volleyball, softball & tennis.

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

Today’s Events

Softball, vs. Navarro College, 1:00 PM CT

Women's Volleyball, vs. Oklahoma, 2:00 PM CT, Gametracker, Listen, Watch

Football, @ Kansas State, 2:30 PM CT, Gametracker, Listen Free, Watch ESPN2

Men's Tennis, ITA All-American Championships, All Day, Tulsa, Okla.

Cross Country

Cross Country Women Place 10th at Joe Piane Invitational - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The Baylor cross country women's team notched a top-10 finish for the second consecutive year while the men placed 19th at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational Friday afternoon at the Burke Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.

Basketball

Welcome Back Supper Set for Oct. 5 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The Lady Bear Tipoff Club (TOC) invites all members and prospective members to the 18th Annual Welcome Back Supper on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. There will be a theme this year, Welcome Back Y'all, and all attendees are encouraged to wear western clothing. Concourse doors open for the event at 5:30 p.m., and floor seating begins at 6 p.m.

MBB Announces Tip Times and TV Schedule - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor basketball announced tipoff times and television network designations for its entire 2017-18 schedule on Thursday. All Baylor games will be televised for a sixth consecutive season.

Soccer

SOC Draws with Oklahoma in Overtime - BaylorBears.com - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor soccer (7-2-2, 1-1-1) had a strong shot output, but couldnt find the net, locking in a 0-0 scoreless draw after two overtime periods with the Oklahoma Sooners (2-8-2, 0-1-1) on Friday evening at John Crain Field.

SOC Downs Iowa State in Overtime - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, WACO, Texas -- Baylor soccer (7-2-1, 1-1-0) picked up its first Big 12 victory in 2017, knocking off Iowa State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

SOC Alum Named to Mexico Womens National Team - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, WACO, Texas – Former Baylor soccer standout Bri Campos was selected to join the Mexico Women’s National Team as a forward, announced Tuesday by La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol.

Volleyball

Preview: Volleyball Takes On Oklahoma in Saturday Matchup - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, After dropping its first Big 12 match on Wednesday, Baylor volleyball (12-4, 2-1 Big 12) looks for its third-straight win over Oklahoma (3-12, 0-2) Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

Undersized Hitter Can Do It All... And Then Some - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Aniah Philo has heard it all. At 5-foot-8 in a game dominated by 6-footers, she could fill a book with all the “short” jokes thrown her way since she was old enough to remember.

Volleyball Drops Three-Set Loss to No. 5 Texas - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball (12-4, 2-1 Big 12) had their seven-match winning streak come to an end with a 3-0 loss to No. 5 Texas at Gregory Gymnasium in Austin Wednesday evening, 25-19, 28-26, 25-17.

VBs Staiger and Lockin Claim Big 12 Weekly Honors - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball’s Katie Staiger and Hannah Lockin were named the Big 12’s Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, announced by the conference office Tuesday morning.

Volleyball Wraps Road Swing at Baylor - The Official Site of Oklahoma Sooner Sports
The University of Oklahoma volleyball team jumps back into Big 12 play beginning Saturday against Baylor in Waco at 2 p.m. from the Ferrell Center.

Football

Big News: Football plays the Kansas State Wildcats today. ODB’s “sic ‘em” predicts a Baylor win of 27-21 (see comments section below) and has been promoted to “DBR’s Official Prognosticator.”

Football Heads to Manhattan to Face K-State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor heads to Manhattan, Kansas to face K-State in the Big 12 road opener. The Bears had a four-game winning streak in the series snapped last season with a 42-21 defeat by Kansas State in Waco.

The Baylor defense has allowed only five touchdowns (38.5%/18th FBS) in 13 redzone trips.

Thirteen of Baylor's 14 touchdown scoring drives and 16 of 20 scoring drives on the season have lasted 2:30 or less. The Bears are averaging 1:43 per scoring drive in 2017.

Baylor leads the Big 12 in both tackles for loss (32.0, 14th NCAA) and sacks (11.0, 23rd NCAA).

Underclassmen account for 62% (186 of 298) of Baylor's tackles through four games.

Manning Star of the Week honoree Zach Smith has thrown for 200+ yards & at least 2 TDs in all 6 career starts. He was also named to the Davey O'Brien Great 8 after setting a career high with 463 yards & 4 TDs.

The Bears' 21 first-time starters, including eight freshmen, thus far in 2017 are the most in FBS.

More news releases from the Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site:

Five Keys to #SicKSU

Newman Breaks Into Offensive Lineup at Left Guard

Receivers Look to Take it to Another Level

Meet the Press: #SicKSU

Bears in the NFL Week Three Update

From the Web:

Bold predictions for college football in Week 5, USAToday, Baylor wins on the road at Kansas State.

Baylor will get its first win this weekend, pulling an upset at Kansas State. The Bears were never as bad as those losses to Liberty and Texas-San Antonio, but it's a fragile program right now and there were going to be some major growing pains with a new staff and new system. It appears Baylor turned a bit of a corner in the second half last weekend at Oklahoma, showing some explosiveness on offense that wasn't there before.

Baylor football game a family affair for K-State guard Amaad Wainright | The Kansas City Star, Amaad Wainright plays basketball at Kansas State. His older brother, Ishmail, plays tight end at Baylor. Their worlds collide on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Baylor wideout Denzel Mims ready to take leadership role | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Denzel Mims was a four-sport athlete at Daingerfield High School, and most of the skills that made him exceptional were on full display in his breakout performance for Baylor last

Bears vs. Wildcats: How Baylor matches up with Kansas State | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Baylor’s offensive line made considerable strides against Oklahoma as it gave quarterback Zach Smith good protection, but the Bears are still struggling to run the ball.

Kansas State’s defense has been the best in the Big 12. The run defense has allowed 132.7 yards per game and 3.5 yards per carry, so it could be difficult for the Bears to establish a consistent ground game. That would put the pressure on Smith to carry much of the load like he did against the Sooners.

Baylor prepares for big road test at Kansas State | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, It’s a rare occurrence when Baylor plays a game in a stadium named after the man standing on the sideline coaching the team.

Running backs ready to bust loose, SalinaJournal, Bill Snyder is proud of Kansas State’s running backs.

He thinks the combination of Alex Barnes, Justin Silmon and Dalvin Warmack provides the Wildcats with a little bit of everything at the position — size, power, speed and depth.So why aren’t they rushing for more yardage?Some expected Barnes to be the focal point of the offense this season, with Silmon and Warmack providing change-of-pace options, yet none of K-State’s running backs are . . .

Kicking the Tires: Baylor Bears - Bring On The Cats, After a bye week to regroup, K-State begins conference play at home. The winless Baylor Bears await.

Jim Grobe: That’s Not What I Saw

Jim Grobe: Culture at Baylor was that of 'people trying to get it right'
Former Baylor coach Jim Grobe said the public's beliefs about the university's culture were not what he saw during his year as coach.

WVU's Dana Holgorsen touches on smelly visitors' locker rooms | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
MORGANTOWN — When WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen and the media meet during a Mountaineer off week, the topics can swing wildly. And this past week, one topic was a

College Sports: Could FBI bust shake up the power structure of the Big 12? | SportsDay, Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered your questions Friday.

Could you see the FBI bust shaking up the power structure on the Big 12? Say, could any blueblood schools who just happen to have deal with Adidas in place be biting their nails for the coming months?

Mosley: Of course the Adidas schools are worried.