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Daily Bears Report 5/26/2018 - SLAM Magazine Loves Our WBB Croots; Baseball Ready to Keep Run Going

Women’s Basketball recruits honored by SLAM magazine. Big XII dominates best coaches against the spread. Also, Baseball, track, and golf & news.

NCAA Baseball - Baylor vs  Long Beach State - March 5, 2006
Yes, I know this photo is from 2006.
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Today’s Events

  • Baseball, #5 Baylor v #4 Oklahoma, Big XII Championship, 9:00 AM, Listen
  • Track & Field, NCAA West Preliminary Championships, Sacramento, Calif., 6:30 PM
  • Men’s Golf, NCAA Championship - Stroke Play, Stillwater, All Day

Athletics

Nine Baylor Teams Raise NCAA APR Scores - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
Nine of 15 Baylor University athletics programs tracked by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) matched or improved upon their Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores from the previous year, the governing body announced Wednesday.

Baseball

Four Remain in Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
Baylor-Oklahoma and TCU-West Virginia will battle for a spot in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball

Strong Starting Pitching Earns Baylor an Off Day, CenTexProud
The Baylor Bears took advantage of a well-earned off-day thanks to deep starts by Cody Bradford and Hayden Kettler in their first two games.

Grin and Bear it: Baylor baseball enjoying itself in Oklahoma City, BearsExtra
It’s a pretty safe bet to assume that the Baylor baseball team has enjoyed itself thus far in Oklahoma City.

Track & Field

T&F Sends Four to NCAA Outdoor Championships - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
The Baylor track & field team had four runners qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on day two of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships Friday at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.

London, Horton punch their tickets to NCAA meet in 400 meters, BearsExtra
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A couple of weeks ago, Baylor’s Wil London and Kiana Horton distanced themselves as the best 400-meter runners in the Big 12.

Golf

Baylor men's golf trails in suspended 1st round of NCAA Championship, BearsExtra
Baylor men’s golf stood in a tie for 22nd after the first day of the NCAA Men’s Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma, when play was suspended.

Men's Golf Tied for 22nd Place at NCAA Championship - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
Baylor men's golf is in 22nd place at 6-over-par with play suspended due to darkness during Friday's first round of the 2018 NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club. All five Bears got through 10 holes, and two made it through 14 holes before play was suspended at 8:38 p.m. CT. The first round is scheduled to resume at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Colin Kober Named NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
Baylor men’s golf sophomore Colin Kober has been selected as the 2018 NCAA Elite 90 Award winner for Division I men’s golf, the organization announced Thursday.

Basketball

BaylorBears.com SLAM Magazine Honors WBB Recruits - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
Baylor women’s basketball recruits Aquira DeCosta and NaLyssa Smith have been named SLAM Magazine 2018 Girls’ High School All-Americans, the magazine announced Thursday.

Big XII Football

Longhorns the richest program in Big 12 football; WVU last on the list, BluefieldDailyTelegraph
It should come as no surprise that Texas football is the most lucrative program in the Big 12.

Big 12 dominates college football's best coaches against the spread rankings, DieHards
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell and Baylor coach Matt Rhule are two of the best in the country when it comes to records against the spread.

Baylor Football

Five unresolved position battles heading into camp: Who will be Baylor's top rusher next season?, SportsDayDMN, With spring ball already finished, Baylor players and staff are ready to begin summer camp. Although the spring time is used to see what players...

Baylor recruiting: 2019 linebacker withdraws commitment from Bears, DieHards, Baylor football lost one of its 2019 commitments — Beaumont (Texas) United linebacker Tyrone Brown — on Friday.

Baylor works to recover from scandal, is No. 93 in 2018 preseason college football rankings - Orlando Sentinel, Baylor continues to work to recover from a sexual assault scandal during former coach Art Briles' tenure. The Bears are No. 93 in the Orlando Sentinel 2018 preseason college football rankings.

There’s no denying Matt Rhule was wading into uncertain waters when he took over the Baylor program last season.

The Bears struggled through one of its worst seasons in close to two decades as the team managed just one win.

Baylor returns most of its production from last season, making it one of the most experienced teams heading into 2018.

The Bears, however, still have many hurdles to clear and are No. 93 in Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel’s preseason 2018 college football rankings. Murschel ranked all 129 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 129 to our projected No. 1 team.

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