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Daily Bears Report 3/31/2018 - De Lima To Play in World Cup, Olympics Qualifier

Rhule Likes 'Mentality, Toughness And Brand Guys Are Building. Singletary to present Award of Excellence Honor to China Spring’s Malori Brown.

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Today’s Events

Soccer

SOC's De Lima to Play in World Cup, Olympics Qualifier for Brazil - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, RIO DE JANEIRO – Baylor soccer senior midfielder Aline De Lima was called back to the full Brazilian Women’s National Team, Confederação Brasileira De Futebol (CBF), landing a spot on her native country’s roster for the Copa Amèrica de Chile, running April 4-22, 2018.

Legends

Gold Jacket Mike Singletary Accepts New Coaching Role | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site, Gold Jacket Mike Singletary will be putting on his coaching hat again.

The Hall of Fame linebacker was named the head coach of Trinity Christian-Addison football in Texas.

Singletary was head coach with the San Francisco 49ers and also coached the Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams.

He will return to his roots in Texas. He was born in Houston and attended Houston Worthing High School and Baylor.

Before training camp begins, Singletary will host the U.S. Army Award for Excellence program in April. He will attend Silo High School on April 25 in Durant, OK to honor Jessen Pratt and China Spring High School on April 26 in China Spring, Texas to honor Malori Brown. The award honors 25 students who excel in academics, athletics and volunteer in the community.

Equestrian

EQ Ready for Big 12 Title Defense at Weekend Championship - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, WACO, Texas - Baylor equestrian (5-6, 2-2 Big 12) is prepped and ready for the 2018 Big 12 Equestrian Championship, running March 30-31 at Turning Point Ranch in Springtown, Texas.

EQs Conte Named Big 12 Rider of the Month - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, IRVING, Texas – Baylor equestrian senior hunt seat rider Gabby Conte was named the Big 12 Conference Rider of the Month in Equitation over Fences for the month of March, announced Thursday by the conference office.

Oklahoma State Takes Early Lead at Big 12 Equestrian, BigXII, Cowgirls ride out 11-9 win over TCU in first round

Lady Bears Basketball

Kalani Brown Selected to WBCA All-America Team - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, At a Thursday evening press conference at Nationwide Arena prior to the NCAA Women’s Final Four, Baylor women’s basketball junior Kalani Brown was named to the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.

NCAA women's basketball: Mississippi State and Notre Dame to meet in national championship game Sunday, NCAA, The final game is set — Mississippi State will face Notre Dame in the Division I Women's Basketball Championship Sunday, April 1.

Teaira McCowan has been dominant in the post all season and there was no difference in the Bulldogs' overtime win over Louisville. McCowan set a Women's Final Four record, grabbing 25 rebounds in Mississippi State's win. Victoria Vivians also gave a stellar performance in the win despite foul trouble, leading the team in scoring with 25.

Notre Dame came to play, going back and forth with UConn all night to force the second overtime game of the night — the first time both semifinal games have needed extra time in NCAA women's history. Irish standout Arike Ogunbowale delivered the dagger, knocking down a jumper with one second left to hand UConn its second Final Four loss in two years.

Football

Rhule Likes 'Mentality, Toughness And Brand Guys Are Building' - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Right at the halfway point of Baylor football’s spring drills, second-year head coach Matt Rhule said he likes the “mentality and the toughness and the brand that the guys are building.”

Bears establishing tougher attitude in drills, WacoTrib, Near the end of Baylor’s spring practice Thursday afternoon, running back John Lovett and safety Chris Miller had a collision that caught the attention of everyone.

Baseball

Baseball Falls 5-4 in 10 Innings at Oklahoma - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball lost 5-4 to Oklahoma in 10 innings at Mitchell Park on Friday night. The Bears (13-11, 3-5) had an early lead, and bounced back to tie the game twice, but were unable to get over the hump against the Sooners (19-10, 5-0).

Baseball Falls 4-2 at Oklahoma in Opener - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball lost a 4-2 series opener at Oklahoma on Thursday night at Mitchell Park. The Bears (13-10, 3-4) were no-hit through 5.2 innings, and battled to get chances to win late, but came up short against the Sooners (18-10, 4-0).

Track & Field

Distance Runners Scratch Record Books at Stanford Invitational - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor track and field had two Bears post top-10 program times Friday evening at the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Stanford, Calif.

Sprint Medley Relay Shatters School Record at Texas Relays - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor track and field had a school record fall on day two of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Friday at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Track & Field Opens Day One of Texas Relays - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor track and field had seven Bears open competition at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Thursday afternoon at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Baylor sprint medley relay blazes to new school record, WacoTrib, AUSTIN — The sprint medley relay is one of those races that shows a track team’s versatility.

Texas Relays notebook: Burnet’s Carter set for showdown in hurdles, Statesman, Ian Carter continues to make memories at Myers Stadium.

Tennis

No. 24 Men's Tennis Records Doubleheader Sweep Over Incarnate Word - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, 24th-ranked Baylor men's tennis (17-4) recorded a doubleheader sweep against Incarnate Word to close out nonconference play with a 13-0 home record Thursday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Softball

15/15 SB Slips in Game Two, Drops Series to No. 2/3 Oklahoma - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, WACO, Texas – No. 15/15 Baylor softball (20-8, 0-2 Big 12) took a 9-0 (5) loss to No. 2/3 Oklahoma (30-2, 5-0 Big 12), losing the opening series of Big 12 play to the two-time defending national champs on Friday evening at Getterman Stadium.

No. 15/15 SB Drops Big 12 Opener to No. 2/3 Oklahoma - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, WACO, Texas -- No. 15/15 Baylor softball (20-7) couldn't match a late surge by No. 2/3 Oklahoma (29-2), dropping a 5-0 decision to open the three-game series on Thursday evening at Getterman Stadium.

Sexual Assault Scandal

Sexual assault policy with teeth eludes NCAA, SantaFeNewMexican, A one-size fits all NCAA policy that bans athletes with past transgressions would be difficult to craft and possibly vulnerable to legal challenges.

Why NCAA sexual assault policy stops short of punishment, DailyHampshireGazette, SAN ANTONIO — In October of 2016, not long after a sexual assault scandal at Baylor swept out the football coach, athletic director and president of the university, the NCAA convened a commission to combat campus sexual violence. The commission crafted...

Art Briles was paid $15.1 million by Baylor a month after firing, NBCSports, At the time of his dismissal in 2016, Briles was owed nearly $40 million.

Baylor paid Art Briles and Ken Starr sexual assault scandal, StarTelegram, After Baylor's sexual assault scandal with the football team, coach Art Briles (fired), President Ken Starr and AD Ian McCaw (both resigned) were paid millions of dollars after they exited the university.

Baylor paid Briles $15.1 million, Starr $4.5 million after removal amid sexual assault scandal, WacoTrib, Baylor University paid former football coach Art Briles $15.1 million and former university President Ken Starr $4.5 million after both were fired in 2016.