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Daily Bears Report 9/8/2017 - Sports, Fashion & Recruiting

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Baylor Golf ranked No. 2 nationally. Football looks to bounce back. Soccer hopes to stay undefeated. Volleyball wins.

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

Sic ’em Fashion

Shop until the bears come home! Waco boutiques gear up for game day | The Baylor Lariat, Football season presents a challenge for non-freshman ladies:

How do you find the most comfortable and chic gameday outfit? If you are a freshman, you have the option of just slipping on that bright Baylor Line jersey and focusing on how not to fall while running the field. With so many green and gold color combinations and different ways to style up a button-down mini skirt, you need have a few Waco boutiques (listed here) saved into your maps for when you make that last-minute shopping trip the day of the game.

Today’s Events

Golf

Volleyball

Volleyball Grits Out Four-Set Win Over Nevada - Baylor Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball (5-2) held off the possibility of a fifth set as it grinded out a four-set victory over Nevada (2-5) Thursday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center, 25-10, 25-13, 23-25, 29-27.

Katie Staiger's 19 Kills Guide Baylor to 3-1 Win Over Nevada, VolleyMob, Baylor All-American Katie Staiger led both teams with 19 kills en route to a double-double and a 3-1 win over Nevada.

Soccer

Soccer Takes Pacific Northwest Road Swing - Baylor Official Athletic Site
Baylor soccer (4-0-1) crosses the Texas border for the first time in 2017, trekking to Oregon to take part in the Nike Portland Invitational, hosted by the University of Portland, on Sept. 8-10.

Back From Mexico, Crowther Taking Bigger Role, The Official Athletic Site of Baylor University - Paul Jobson couldn’t really count on Jackie Crowther to play a primary role last year for the Baylor soccer team, mainly because she wasn’t around.

University of Portland - Pilots Return Home to Host the 2017 Nike Invitational, After two straight weekends on the road, the Pilots return home to host the 2017 Nike Portland Invitational at Merlo Field, which will feature the Baylor Bears, Boise State Broncos, and Washington Huskies.

The Pilots entered the season with 14 returning letterwinners and seven starters.

Portland returned the majority of its offense from a year ago as seven of the Pilots' eight leading goal scorers from last season are back.

Washington Huskies | University of Washington Athletics, After winning the Husky Nike Invitational this last weekend, the Washington Huskies head to Portland for two games in the Nike Portland Invitational this week. The Huskies will take on Boise State on Friday, September 8 at 4:00 pm PT. After that, Washington faces off against the Baylor Bears on Sunday, September 10 at 12:00 pm PT.

Washington and Baylor last played in 2013 as well, with Baylor winning 1-0 in that game. So far in 2017, Baylor is undefeated, going 4-0-1. The Bears have allowed just one goal this season, coming in a 2-1 OT win over Wyoming. Jennifer Wandt and Hannah Parrish have split time in goal, with two shutouts each.

Football

Link —-> #SicUTSA Gameday Central

Bears vs. Roadrunners: How Baylor matches up with UTSA | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Key matchup: Baylor running game vs. UTSA defensive line

Baylor offense vs. UTSA defense - Edge: Baylor

Baylor defense vs. UTSA offense - Edge: UTSA

Football seeks win against UTSA | The Baylor Lariat, The Baylor Bears will take on the UTSA Roadrunners at 7 p.m. tomorrow at McLane Stadium. The Bears (0-1) will look for a better result than last week’s season opener, where they fell to the Liberty Flames, 45-48.

Rhule said that the Bears will rely yet again on younger players to bring them victory, getting them even more field time than the 10 that played versus Liberty.

John Werner's college picks: Expect Bears to rebound against UTSA | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, Matt Rhule certainly didn’t get the jump-start his program wanted when Liberty pulled off a 48-45 stunner over Baylor in last weekend’s season opener at McLane Stadium.

Baylor looking to learn lessons after losing Rhule's debut, USA Today, There were also setbacks for new Baylor coach Matt Rhule at Temple before consecutive 10-win seasons and an AAC title.

Soon after a loss to Liberty in his debut with the Big 12 Bears, Rhule got a text from his former Owls quarterback Phillip Walker, now a rookie on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. The message read, "Remember a loss isn't a loss, it's a blessing."

"Those kids, after winning the championship, when we went to dinner, don't talk about winning the championship, they talk about losing to Fordham, and it was just a bunch of freshmen out there," Rhule said. "We were able to learn from the lessons of losing to Fordham. We were able to learn from the lessons of losing to Idaho."

The Bears certainly hope to learn from a loss to a team just starting the two-year transition from FCS to the FBS level.

CBS Sports puts Baylor on upset alert against UTSA, DieHards, Just days after a stunning loss to Liberty at home, Baylor still isn't guaranteed to enter the win column for the first time this season in week 2.

Big XII

Big 12 Week 2 Preview - Our Daily Bears, ODB's FieldinOfDreams takes a look at each Big XII football matchup for this weekend.

Peterson: Does Iowa State have enough advantages to upset the Hawkeyes?, Iowa State has the better quarterback and receivers, but is that enough to offset Iowa's advantage in the trenches?

A Brief History of Big 12 Football - Our Daily Bears FanPost, Stephen Hawking wrote a book entitled "A Brief History of Time," which detailed the history of the universe and probably quantum physics and string theory and concepts which are far above my...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 1 | The Collegian, Baylor’s offseason troubles continued into the season as the Baylor Bears fell at home to a team not even in the BCS. They will look to rebound against the University of Texas at San Antonio this weekend in Waco, Texas.

BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT: Big wins needed now to show playoff worthy | FOX23, That Big 12 championship game in December might not have any playoff implications if there aren't some notable wins outside the conference in September.

Legends

Spotlight on Collegiate Sexual Assault

Football glory shouldn't mean moral bankruptcy, USA Today, Pressure to win still too much for many coaches and university presidents, even at Christian schools like Baylor.

By one journalist’s count, there have been roughly 110 college football sexual assault investigations and cases the past 40 years. Jessica Luther’s list begins with an alleged gang-rape at Notre Dame in the mid-1970s and ends with a slate of cases from 2016, at campuses including North Carolina, USC, and Tennessee, in addition to Baylor. How many 2017 entries will she be adding?

Mission Baylor

President Livingstone finishes first 100 days | The Baylor Lariat, If you enjoy hot green tea and the original NCIS, you just might find your new best friend in Baylor President Dr. Linda Livingstone.

Today marks Livingstone’s 100th day as Baylor’s first female president. In her short time at Baylor so far, Livingstone has actively worked to engage members of the community and emphasize Baylor’s mission and calling.

Recruiting