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10.11.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Fall Break Edition

A podcast emergency, Lache Seastrunk's Heisman hopes, and the ramping up of two highly-anticipated basketball seasons provide all the action Baylor fans could ever need.

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First and foremost, check out this week's OurDailyPodcast, recorded last night after a technical snafu of epic proportions threatened this week's entire endeavor.  The abbreviated time frame prompted a call to the twitterverse for help, and ODB's own Kirobaito answered, filling in ably for Prashanth on extremely short notice.  Thanks, Kirobaito!

Also... a post will go live shortly with this week's viewing guide, so be on the lookout!

Now, to the news...

Lache Seastrunk predicted during the summer that he would win the Heisman Trophy, or at least come very close, and while so far he has yet to play a full four quarters, his numbers are making a convincing statement. Art Briles told CBS Sports "I can't see myself anywhere else" in another statement that Baylor fans hope is convincing. His goal for this year is "one more point than our opponent, every time," as he told Fox Sports 1 College Football last night. Tomorrow's game will be televised on FOX at 2:30 p.m.

Kansas and OSU were picked to tie for the Big 12 title by league coaches, with Baylor coming in 3rd, followed by Iowa State. The Bears have one of the nations's most experienced frontcourts, and a return to form by outside shooter Brady Heslip could make this a very dangerous team very quickly.

The Lady Bears were not picked to finish at the top of the Big 12 by the coaches' for the first time in five years, ending up second in the pre-season poll to Oklahoma. Baylor's roster-flip most likely influenced the poll, as the Lady Bears will have nine underclassmen on the 13-person roster. They will have the leadership of senior point guard Odyssey Sims, a National Player of the Year candidate. The Lady Bears' pre-season kicked off yesterday with the annual "Welcome Back Supper" in the Ferrell Center, where fans got to meet the team and hear Kim Mulkey's pre-season talk.

No. 22 soccer returns to the road for a game against Texas in Austin, hoping to not add to the two consecutive losses to West Virginia and BYU. The Bears have not lost three straight matches since 2008. On Sunday, Baylor returns to Betty Lou Mays Field to host No. 15 Texas Tech.

Women's golf will play in the 38th-annual Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational, hosted by the University of North Carolina this weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C. BU is ranked 48th in the latest GolfStat poll, and will face 11 top-25 teams in Chapel Hill, including No. 5 Oklahoma.

There is no Brian Nance news.



The Red River Shootout: A history of the game that has truly been a Red River Shootout -
Saturday afternoon, Oklahoma and Texas will meet in the Red River Shootout. It promises to be a real Red River Shootout. Let's take a look back at the history of this centuries-old tradition.

Q&A with Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk -- Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk sat down with FOX Sports Southwest this week to talk about a variety of subjects.

Big 12 football predictions: Week 7 - ESPN -- It was mass panic this week on the Big 12 blog. I had a guest picker lined up: Tyler, a K-State fan in California who is getting married

Baylor Bears' defense may finally be good enough - College Football - ESPN -- Travis Haney examines whether Baylor's defense is finally good enough for the Bears to contend for titles.

Baylor's offense putting up crazy numbers at record pace - NCAA Football - Sporting News -- NCAA college football news, standings, trade rumors, scores, schedules and more 2012-13 coverage on Sporting News.

S11 Baylor vs KSU Preview 2013 -- Baylor and KSU meet this Saturday in Manhattan and we break down this matchup from every angle!

Hairopoulos: Why Baylor's improved defense has something to prove but nothing to fear | - News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW

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