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Daily Bears Report 1/31/2018 Advanced Stats Say Baylor Football Could be Poised for Bounce Back Season, Lady Bears Enter Game 3 of 8 Game Top 25 Gauntlet

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WBB takes on Oklahoma State at 6:30 PM CT inside the Ferrell Center. Baseball’s Langeliers gets pre-season attention. MBB falls to Oklohoma. Football recruiting.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Texas at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Events

Women’s Basketball, vs. Oklahoma State, 6:30 PM CT, Ferrell Center, Gametracker, Listen, Watch Baylor All Access, Watch FSSW

Men’s Basketball

Baylor Falls to Oklahoma, via ODB’s Kendall Kaut:

Sometimes it’s not your year. Baylor started 2-8 in Big 12 play in 2014, then the Bears won 10 of their next 11 games before making the Sweet 16. Life can change fast. Hopefully it will for the Bears.

Young’s 44 help No. 12 Oklahoma top Baylor 98-96 - The Washington Post, Only one thing was going to slow Oklahoma point guard Trae Young’s offensive onslaught Tuesday night.

MBB Falls Short at Oklahoma - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Manu Lecomte scored 29 while Nuni Omot added 23 points for the Bears, but Baylor men's basketball fell on the road to Oklahoma, 98-96, Tuesday night in Norman.

Lady Bears Basketball

Wallace leading the Lady Bears into showdown with Cowboys, KWTX, The Baylor Lady Bears host Oklahoma State Wednesday night hoping to stay perfect in Big 12 play.

A red hot Kristy Wallace could be the key to making that happen for the Lady Bears.

Wallace is the national player of the week after scoring over 27 points per game in Baylor's two wins last week. She was really good against Texas and then played great again on the road in a win over West Virginia.

Talking hoops: Q&A with Baylor President Linda Livingstone, WacoTrib, Linda Livingstone grew up going to Oklahoma State basketball practices with her brothers. Her father, Doyle Parrack, who was one of the biggest names in the state of Oklahoma’s basketball

'I control it — it doesn’t control me,' Lauren Cox says of diabetes, USAToday, Cox monitors her blood sugar throughout the day and during games. "It doesn’t have to be debilitating," she says.

WBB Meets Oklahoma State Midweek - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The No. 3/3 Baylor Lady Bears (19-1, 9-0) will meet its third consecutive ranked opponent in No. 19/22 Oklahoma State (15-5, 6-3) inside the Ferrell Center at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Oklahoma State University Athletics - No. 23 Cowgirls Set For Road Tilt With No. 3 Baylor, Oklahoma State's women's basketball team will take on its sixth Top 25 foe this season when it travels to Waco, Texas to face No. 3 Baylor on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Kaylee Jensen is averaging 21.8 points and 12.3 rebounds in conference play. She has logged double-doubles in eight of OSU's nine Big 12 contests.

Jensen has 39 double-doubles as a Cowgirl, which rank eighth nationally among active career leaders.

Wallace Tabbed espnW Player of the Week, KCEN, Baylor women’s basketball senior Kristy Wallace was selected espnW National Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after playing a leading role in the Lady Bears’ 2-0 week. Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel each vote to determine the honor, which is awarded every week of the women’s basketball season.

Wallace Tabbed espnW Player of the Week - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor women’s basketball senior Kristy Wallace was selected espnW National Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after playing a leading role in the Lady Bears’ 2-0 week. Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel each vote to determine the honor, which is awarded every week of the women’s basketball season.

Lady Bears are dominating conference play — and have the numbers to prove it, BearsExtra, These impressive numbers tell the story for the Lady Bears midway through Big 12 play.

OSU vs. Baylor women's basketball lineups, broadcast info, what to watch | News OK, The Oklahoma State women's basketball team takes on third-ranked Baylor at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Tennis

Baylor's Little named Big 12 tennis player of the week, WacoTrib, Will Little was named the Big 12 Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon after the Baylor men’s tennis redshirt junior provided both a doubles and a singles point in the

Little Named Big 12 Player of the Week - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men's tennis redshirt junior Will Little was selected as the Big 12 Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

BU Tennis's Little named Big 12 POTW, KXXV, Little provided both a doubles and singles point in the Bears’ 4-1 win over No. 21 Florida State last Sunday to clinch a spot at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.

Golf

Men’s Golf Takes Third at Arizona Intercollegiate - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men’s golf finished in third place with a 54-hole total of 14-over-par 866 at the Arizona Intercollegiate. The Bears shot 2-under-par 282 in Tuesday’s final round at Sewailo Golf Club, finishing four shots back of the lead.

Baylor men finish 3rd at Arizona Intercollegiate, WacoTrib, Fifth-ranked Baylor men’s golf took third place at the Arizona Intercollegiate, which wrapped up Tuesday at the Sewailo Golf Club.

Baseball

College Baseball Countdown: 17 Days to Go- Shea Langeliers, CollegeBaseballCentral, If the Baylor Bears continue down the path that they began to forge by getting back into the postseason in 2017, and the story is written several years down the road about how head coach Steve Rodriguez got the program turned around, Shea Langeliers will likely be a central part of that story.

Baylor Baseball’s Langeliers Named Baseball America Preseason All-American, KCEN, Baylor baseball sophomore catcher Shea Langeliers was named a second-team preseason All-American by Baseball America, the publication announced Monday.

Already a D1Baseball.com first-team and Perfect Game/Rawlings second-team preseason All-American, Langeliers added a third honor in the month of January. The trio of accolades makes Langeliers the first BU player to earn three or more in a single preseason since at least 1998. The program also has back-to-back years with preseason All-Americans (Troy Montemayor, 2017) for the first time since 2004 and 2005.

Baseball to Host Annual Alumni Leadoff Day Feb. 10 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball's annual Alumni Leadoff Day is set for Saturday, Feb. 10 to bring in the 2018 season. The event will feature an alumni game at Baylor Ballpark where fans can meet and greet with current and former players along with the coaching staff.

Baylor baseball team to stage alumni game next week, WacoTrib, Baylor baseball will hold its annual Alumni Leadoff Day on Feb. 10 at Baylor Ballpark, which includes an alumni game pitting teams of former and current players.

Softball

SB No. 10 in Preseason Coaches, No. 12 in USA Softball Polls - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor softball will open the season as the No. 10 team in the nation in the 2018 USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced Tuesday by the organization.

SB Announces 2018 TV Dates - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor softball will have 12 home games televised on the FOX Sports and ESPN families of networks, announced Tuesday by the program.

Northwestern State rounding into form with season-opener at Baylor less than two weeks away, KALB, Northwestern State softball is less than two weeks away from starting its season at Baylor, and a young-ish Lady Demons team is rounding into regular-season form.

Volleyball

Football

Baylor could be poised for bounce-back season, advanced stats say, DieHards, Baylor football will be one of college football's leaders in returning production in 2018, and that could mean a rebound season. The Bears rank No. 2 in overall returning production, an advanced statistic developed by SB Nation’s Bill Connelly. They return 88 percent of their total production from 2017: 93 percent on offense (No. 2 in the country), and 82 percent on defense (No. 17 overall).

Baylor's recruiting class No. 16 in the nation in ESPN rankings, DieHards, Baylor's recruiting class is ranked no. 16 in the nation by ESPN.

Recruiting Class Rankings: TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Baylor, StarTelegram, Find out where your school’s recruiting class ranks with National Signing Day next week.

Baylor will host a key group of 2019 recruits this Weekend, looking to gain more traction in the 2019 football class, BearsIllustrated, The Baylor Bears will host a small group of 2019 and 2020 recruits on campus on February 3rd, bringing in some of their top targets for the next few classes.

Baylor spring game set for April on 'Green and Gold Weekend', DieHards, Fans of Baylor Bears football will get their first look at what to expect next season at the Baylor spring game on Saturday, April 21.

WR Atkinson leaving Baylor this spring, plans to return, WacoTrib, Baylor junior receiver Jared Atkinson announced that he's leaving school for the spring semester to deal with family issues, but plans to return to the university at an unspecified date.

Scandal

Former Baylor AD Ian McCaw subpoenaed in federal lawsuit, DieHards via DaytonDaily, Former Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw and two other former school officials have been subpoenaed...

Michigan State still has to answer for Larry Nassar - Vox, The university is now facing multiple investigations. What’s next?

Commentary: Michigan State is the new Baylor representing a broken system, MacEngel, The system is shattered beyond recognition, and there should not be a parent alive who is not afraid of the checks and balances that exist in name only.

How do you trust a system that is shared by virtually every major college and university in this country?

Because this is not just a Penn State issue. Nor is it just specific to Baylor. Or USA Gymnastics. And it’s not just Michigan State. Or the NCAA.

The problem is the deliberate efforts of covering up sexual assaults by the people in charge who long ago forgot their mission and made wealth preservation their priority, and placed protecting the image of the brand ahead of protecting the student.

“That’s exactly it,” UTA athletic director Jim Baker said. “There is a process here (in the University of Texas system) that works for us, and I would hope the majority of colleges have it. I do believe the process works.”

The business of colleges, of higher education and that of Division I athletics has overrun the mission statement of preparing, and at least trying to protect, young adults as they prepare to enter “the real world.”