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10.22.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

A certain tree gets noticed by the World Wide Leader, more tennis finals, and media days!

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Holly Anderson granted the Bears their own heading this week, which says more than the BCS to me.

Baylor heads into its second road game of the season ranked highly in all the polls, but the Bears are concentrating on wins, rather than other numbers. In the weekly press conference, Art Briles was quick to discredit the idea that the team might think too highly of themselves, or be less hungry after their undefeated start- "We've played six and been fortunate enough to win six and that's it."

Though both Baylor and Texas Tech sit undefeated atop a weird Big 12, the teams differ in their approach to the next weeks. Despite the shiny new uniforms, Baylor's still not well-dressed, at least in Briles' mind, because well-dressed implies respect. That's fine, though, because Baylor's "in the proving business," according to quarterback Bryce Petty.

Antwan Goodley was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for his 11 catch, 182 yard, two touchdown performance last Saturday against Iowa State. Goodley already has the sixth-most touchdown receptions in a season in program history, with eight in six games. Defensive end Shawn Oakman, a favorite around these parts, is Baylor's "unsung hero" this week, according to ESPN Dallas, along with the rest of the Baylor defense, for their near-shutout performance. Oakman made five tackles, two for loss, had a quarterback hurry, and a sack.

Men's basketball is in Kansas City today for the Big 12 Media Day with just under two weeks left until the Bears open the 2013-2014 season against Colorado. Follow @BaylorMBB for periodic updates and the chance to ask various team members questions over Twitter.

Men's tennis junior Diego Galeano earned two upset victories, including one over his own teammate, on his way to the final of the USTA/ITA Regional Championship yesterday. Galeano defeated No. 11 Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 for his first win of the day, then faced 60th-ranked teammate Mate Zsiga. Galeano and Zsiga played to a tiebreak, but Galeano advanced with a 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(4) victory. The junior will face 56th-ranked Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M today for the title.

Kiah Generette, women's tennis sophomore, was one win short of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships title, falling to 48th-ranked Cristina Stancu of Texas A&M 2-6, 1-6 yesterday.

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