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Daily Bears Report 5/17/2018 - Baylor Football Positioned To Be Big Riser

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Baseball opens series in Morgantown.

NCAA Football: Baylor at Texas Christian Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Event

Baseball, at West Virginia, 5:30 PM CT, Listen

Future Bear Legend

Chaps win ninth golf title, roll to victory at 6A state tournament, Statesman, Lake Travis sophomore Trey Bosco shot a four-under 68 to finish with a two-day score of 141. Committed to Baylor, he said a “different attitude” on Tuesday helped him with a five-birdie, one-bogey round.

“Today I played with more joy, more happiness,” said Bosco, who competed with his Cavaliers teammates at state last spring.

Athletics

Baylor Sports Earn APR Public Recognition Awards - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Four Baylor University athletics programs received National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Academic Performance Program awards Wednesday afternoon. Baylor baseball, men’s basketball, softball and soccer teams scored in the Top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rate (APR) in their respective sports.

Football

Baylor among programs best positioned for major improvement in 2018, per 247Sports, DieHards, Baylor is ready to improve significantly in 2018 after a disappointing campaign in Matt Rhule's first season as head coach. 247Sports' Chris Hummer tabbed the Bears as one of the five programs in college football best positioned to be one of the sports "big risers" this season. Between Baylor's returning starters and

College Sports: Five reasons for Baylor fans to be optimistic heading into the fall, SportsDayDMN, Baylor had a rough 2017 season, going 1-11 under first year head coach Matt Rhule. The Bears are hoping for a quick turnaround following their...

Baseball

Bears took long way around to 30-win season, BearsExtra, At the time, 30 wins seemed like a pipe dream.

Baseball Ranked No. 27 by Collegiate Baseball - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball was ranked No. 27 in Monday’s Collegiate Baseball top 30 poll. The ranking marks the first time the Bears (30-18, 11-10) have been ranked since 2017.

No. 27 Baseball Closes Regular Season at West Virginia - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, No. 27 Baylor baseball finishes its regular season and Big 12 play with a three-game series at West Virginia this weekend. Games are slated for 5:30 p.m. CT Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday and 12 p.m. Saturday.

WVU roundup: Baylor visits for 3 baseball games, DominionPost, The WVU baseball team concludes its regular season at home with a three-game series against Baylor, May 17-19, at Monongalia County Ballpark. First pitch today and Friday is set for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s Senior Day contest will commence at 1 p.m.

Baylor Baseball hits Their Magic Number, with Time to Spare, CenTexProud, Baylor Baseball has won 16 of their last 18 games to put themselves squarely in the regional conversation.

Baseball Leads League with 17 Academic All-Big 12 Choices - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball led the conference with 17 Academic All-Big 12 choices, including a league-best 13 first team honorees, the league announced Tuesday. The Bears set a new program record for total choices for a second straight year (15 in 2017) as they’ve now had 10 or more honorees in seven straight seasons.

Tower of strength: Baylor's Bradford used offseason weightlifting to build to breakout season, BearsExtra, In a completely unexpected way, Cody Bradford made his mind up about where he wanted to attend college in the parking lot of a Buffalo Wild Wings in Downtown Houston.

Softball

Baylor's Wallace to miss regional with concussion,BearsExtra, Baylor senior catcher Carlee Wallace has suffered a concussion and will miss this weekend’s NCAA regional softball tournament in College Station.

Battle Tested Lady Bears, Ready for College Station, CenTexProud, The Baylor softball team is coming off a runners up finish at the Big 12 Tournament falling to top-seeded Oklahoma in the final.

Golf

Men's Golf Earns Third Straight NCAA Championship Berth - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, For a school-record third consecutive season, the Baylor men's golf team is headed to the NCAA Championship. The Bears earned one of five bids awarded at the NCAA Bryan Regional by claiming third place in a 13-team field with a 54-hole total of 7-under-par 857.

Acrobatics & Tumbling

A&T Inks Two More to Talented Signing Class - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor acrobatics & tumbling signed top/base Kourtney Coven (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and top Aundria Crittenden (Cumming, Georgia) to its 2019 recruiting class on Monday. Fourth-year head coach Felecia Mulkey’s first four signing classes helped produce national championships in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the hope is to continue the excellence that Mulkey has brought to the program.

Basketball

Mens Basketball Inks Devonte Bandoo - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men’s basketball has signed junior college transfer guard Devonte Bandoo, head coach Scott Drew announced Monday.

Baylor Basketball adds JUCO G Devonte Bandoo to 2018 Class - Our Daily Bears, Scott Drew has added another key piece to the Baylor Bears basketball roster, with JUCO shooting guard Devonte Bandoo signing with the Bears today. Bandoo played JUCO ball at Hutchinson Community...

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