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Daily Bears Report 8/9/2018 Baylor Football Physicality, Depth and Competitiveness

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Lady Bears win, again. Soccer & volleyball ranked 15th & 16th. Rico Gathers eager to log NFL game time.

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Day
Baylor Head Coach Matt Rhule using his Jedi powers.
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Lady Bears Basketball

Guards Take Limelight in WBB’s Exhibition Win Over TK Hannover - Baylor University, PONTE BUGGIANESE, Italy – Two nights after the Baylor women's post players helped the Lady Bears dominate in victory, Wednesday the guards took front stage as the trio of Chloe Jackson, Alexis Morris and Moon Ursin combined for 39 points in Baylor's 77-46 win over TK Hannover (Germany) at the Sandro Pertini Sport Center.

Lady Bear recruit wins gold with Under-18 National Team, TheEagle, NaLyssa Smith and the U18 U.S. National Team brought home the gold Tuesday night in Mexico City with an 84-60 victory over Canada in the FIBA U18 Americas Women’s Championship.

Nalyssa Smith and Team USA Bring Home the Gold from Mexico City - Our Daily Bears, Team USA defeats Canada 84-60. Smith led Team USA with 18 points against our neighbors to the north. Nalyssa is a member of Baylor’s 2018 Fab Five recruiting class that begins play with Baylor this season. The other four 5* recruits are already with the team in Italy.

Lady Bears win 1st game of European tour | Baylor | theeagle.com, The Lady Bears got off to a superb start on their foreign tour of Italy with a 101-59 victory over Bosnia/Herzegovina national team Monday at the Stella Azzurra Sport Center

Lady Bears take Italy by storm in their own preseason August camp, BearsIllustrated, The Lady Bears basketball team begins their 2018-19 season with a trip to Italy and a dominant victory over the Bosnia/Herzegovina national team.

Lady Bears post players shine against Bosnia/Herzegovina - KXXV Central Texas News Now, The Baylor women’s basketball team shot 54.1 percent from the field and four Lady Bears post players scored in double figures on the way to a 101-59 exhibition win over the Bosnia/Herzegovina natio...

Meet The Bears

Meet The Bears Set For August 18 - Baylor University, Baylor fans can visit with all of their favorite Bears at the annual "Meet the Bears" fan appreciation event, which will be held from 3-5 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 18 at McLane Stadium.

For the first time, student-athletes from winter and spring BU sports along with the Baylor Spirit Squads will be in attendance to interact with fans and sign autographs. Fans will receive exclusive "Meet the Bears" posters for autographs.

Free fan parking is located by using the Lot 2 entrance, and attendees can enter the stadium through Gate C starting at 3 p.m. Bruiser's Locker Room (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and the Sideline Shop Bookstore (3 – 5 p.m.) will be open with official Baylor merchandise available for purchase.

Coach Rhule will be at the top of section 115 to sign the exclusive "Meet the Bears" poster or one personal item.

Football student-athlete autograph lines will be separated by positions with the defense located on the east concourse and the offense on the west concourse. Student-athletes from all other sports will sign autographs throughout the 100 concourse level. Student-athletes will only sign the exclusive "Meet the Bears" poster.

Fan Fest activities for children to enjoy include inflatable games, face painting and photo opportunities. Concession stands will be open with food and beverages available for purchase.

For questions about "Meet the Bears," please contact Baylor Athletics Fan Engagement at (254) 710-8110.

Football

Baylor running back trio seeking more production, news-graphic, Baylor running backs JaMycal Hasty, Trestan Ebner and John Lovett know the nature of their position is to take a lot of blows and dish out some punishment of their

Baylor's Hurd one of the key transfers this season, FOXSports, The former Tennessee Volunteer running back's transition to receiver is as notable as his school switch. Hurd was 440 yards shy of Tennessee's career rushing record when he left midway through his junior season in 2016. He's eligible for the Bears this season, when he'll play wideout.

Hurd Brings Experience and Explosiveness to Baylor Offense, CenTexProud, Jalen Hurd brings 26 games of playing experience from his time at Tennessee, to add to an experienced group of skill players from last season.

Baylor Looking to get More Physical in 2018, CenTexProud, Baylor Coach Matt Rhule was a former linebacker at Penn State, so it should be no surprise that he wants to hang his hat on physicality.

Depth should be a strength in Baylor secondary, BearsExtra, When Fran Brown sees the abundance of defensive backs filling Baylor’s roster, a smile spreads across his face because he knows the kind of potential they possess.

Baylor running backs embracing their competition, The Baylor football team has a depth at the skill spots offensively this year including at running back.

Baylor Boasts Deep Running Back Room, The Baylor football team will boast a deep backfield this season with a diverse group of running backs.

Benitez won't join Bears | Baylor | theeagle.com, Ricardo Benitez, the Plano West player who was born without femurs in both legs, said he won’t be walking on to the Baylor football team this fall due to the. . .

Soccer

Baylor soccer duo preseason all-Big 12, TheEagle, Baylor seniors Julie James and Sarah King were named to the preseason all-Big 12 soccer team selected by the league's coaches.

Baylor soccer ranked 15th, BearsExtra, After reaching the Elite Eight last year, Baylor is ranked 15th in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll.

Baylor soccer ranked #15 in preseason national poll, kwtx, The Baylor Lady Bears start the soccer season in the national poll, ranked #15 in the nation.

Volleyball

Baylor volleyball claims highest-ever preseason ranking at No. 16, BearsExtra, Baylor’s volleyball team landed at No. 16 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s preseason Top 25 poll, its highest preseason ranking in program history.

Baylor volleyball ranked 16th in preseason poll, kxxv, Baylor volleyball checked in at a program-best No. 16 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Preseason Poll, released Wednesday by the organization.

Cross Country

Baylor cross country reveals eight-meet slate for 2018, BearsExtra, Baylor cross country revealed its eight-meet schedule for the 2018 season on Tuesday, a slate that the Bears hope end with multiple qualifiers for the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wis.

Legends

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers eager to log game experience in '18 - NFL.com, Rico Gathers is entering his third season with the Dallas Cowboys, but the tight end has yet to see game action in a regular season tilt. Gathers is ready for that to change this year.

Rico Gathers Happy He Chose to Follow NFL Path, CenTexProud, Former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers is in a close battle to be one of the tight ends on the Dallas Cowboys' 53-man roster.

Bills counting on ex-Bear Corey Coleman to leave baggage behind | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Before making the five-hour drive from Cleveland to Buffalo’s training camp, receiver Corey Coleman was advised to leave behind the baggage of his two seasons with the Browns.

Scandal

Baylor Denies Report of Lawyers Recommending Self-Imposed 1-Year Bowl Ban, BleacherReport, Baylor University officials denied a report Tuesday that university lawyers recommended a one-year, self-imposed bowl ban in relation to the NCAA's investigation into sexual assault allegations made against former Baylor football players...

Baylor refutes report of football bowl ban, WacoTrib, Baylor refuted a report that it is considering a bowl ban for the 2018 football season for potential NCAA violations in the wake of the sexual assault scandal.

BU advised to self-impose sanctions, bowl ban, newspaper reports, kwtx, Baylor may be talking publicly about shooting for a bowl game this season, but privately the university is considering self-imposed sanctions that could include a bowl ban, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday evening.