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Daily Bears Report 4/28/2018 Baylor Baseball Win Streak Improves to 8 With 18-0 Shutout

A&T Advances to National Finals, Football Commissioners Laugh at Playoff Expansion, 24 Hits Sets Baylor Baseball Record

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Football Spotlight

Incoming freshman BU player has something to prove, KWTX, An incoming Baylor football player has a lot to prove next season. He was born without femurs but he's not letting that get in the way of him becoming great.

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Baylor acrobatics leap into finals | Baylor Acrobatics Tumbling, BearsExtra, ERIE, Pa. – One more.

That’s all Baylor’s No. 1-ranked acrobatics and tumbling team needs to claim its fourth consecutive national title, as the Bears picked up their third win over Oregon this year in Friday’s NCATA semifinals, 281.410 to 277.725.

Baylor (10-0) moves on to play third-seeded Quinnipiac (7-2) for the national championship at 3 p.m. Central Saturday. The win over Oregon (5-4) improves Baylor to 11-0 at the NCATA National Championships under fourth-year coach Felecia Mulkey.

Baylor killed it in tumbling for a second straight day, setting a new season high in scoring with 58.25 points.

No. 1 A&T Tops No. 4 Oregon, Moves to NCATA Finals - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team (10-0) topped No. 4 Oregon (5-4) in the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships semifinals. The Bears won 281.410-277.725 on Friday night at the Hammermill Center.

Baseball

Baylor's Cody Bradford Throws 2nd Connsecutive Shutout for 8-Game Win Streak, Fox44, The Bears have an eight game win streak going, after defeating Kansas State 18-0. Cody Bradford took the mound for Baylor, exactly one week after his complete game, one hit shutout against...

Baseball Crushes Kansas State, 18-0 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball won an 18-0 game vs. Kansas State on Friday night at Tointon Family Stadium. The Bears (24-17, 7-9) used great hitting and pitching to take the series opener over the Wildcats (18-24, 3-13).

Downey, Bears go batty in 18-0 win; Bradford records second straight shutout, WacoTrib, MANHATTAN, Kan. – Davion Downey was locked in, and he wasn’t the only one.

Tennis

Upset Victory Advances WT - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, With an upset victory over fourth-seeded and 18th-ranked Kansas on Friday morning, 4-2, Baylor advances to Big 12 Championship semifinal action for the 15th time in program history. The fifth-seeded and 26th-ranked Bears move on to meet top-seeded and sixth-ranked Texas at 3 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, April 28 at Texas Tennis Center.

Women's tennis advances to semifinals, TheEagle, Fifth-seeded Baylor topped No. 4-seed Kansas, 4-2, Friday morning at Texas Tennis Center in the Big 12 Championship. The Bears advance to the conference tournament’s semifinal round for the 15th

Cowboys Fall to Baylor at Big 12 Championships, OKState, Oklahoma State's 17th-ranked men's tennis team fell, 4-0, to 27th-ranked Baylor at the Big 12 Men's Tennis Championships in Austin, Texas, on Friday at the Texas Tennis Center.

Baylor captured the doubles points courtesy of wins on courts one and three. Johannes Schretter and Akos Kotorman Stalder of Baylor came away with a 6-2 decision over No. 67 Artur Dubinski and Eleftherios Theodorou, while Will Little and Constantin Frantzen of Baylor notched a 6-3 victory over Tristan Meraur and Mathieu Scaglia.

Softball

Softball: Cyclones falter in middle innings in loss to Baylor, AmesTribune, While the Iowa State softball team didn't fall behind on the scoreboard until the fourth inning of Friday evening's game against No. 19 Baylor, the Cyclones seemed to be playing catch-up from the very beginning.

The Bears racked up four hits, all singles, in the first two innings but couldn't make a dent in the run column. Despite ISU (22-26, 3-10 Big 12) leading by a run through three innings, it seemed inevitable Baylor would break through.

In the fourth inning, they did, and the Cyclones

Track & Field

Baylor women's sprint medley runs to school record, The Eagle, FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Baylor had some strong showings on the opening day of the National Relays Championship on Friday, including a new school-record performance.

Sprint Medley Relay Breaks School Record in Fayetteville - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor track & field's women's sprint medley relay highlighted a busy day at the inaugural National Relays Championships Friday at John McDonnell Field.

Golf

Westlake graduate Matthew Perrine earns collegiate golf honor, Statesman, Matthew Perrine, a senior golfer for Baylor and a former state champion at Westlake, has received the prestigious Byron Nelson Award, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced earlier this week.

College Football Playoff Discussions

Expansion talk draws laughs from commissioners at annual CFP meeting, College athletic commissioners gathered recently in Irving, Texas for the annual College Football Playoff meeting. Any fans hoping for expansion to eight teams probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby still approves of College Football Playoff format despite past controversies, DieHards, The Big 12 Conference hasn't always had the College Football Playoff work in its favor, but commissioner Bob Bowlsby and his Power 5 counterparts seem content with the current format.

The College Football Playoff will expand to 8 teams eventually. What will it take to get there?, TheComeBaclk, Everyone in charge is happy with the four-team system... until they're not.

No expansion yet, says College Football Playoff director, 247Sports, Bill Hancock says the current CFB Playoff system is working to an impressive degree.

Legends

Atlanta Hawks 2017-18 player review: Taurean Prince, SBNation Peachtree Hoops, Prince’s second year was nothing like his first.