Fame and fortune hasn't changed Art Briles, and that's probably part of the reason he'll continue to find fame and fortune. His Bears are knocking on the door of the BCS top-5 leading up to a now top-10 Nov. 7 matchup with Oklahoma.
The OU game is the start of the Bears' second half of the season, with No. 15 Texas Tech, at No. 18 Oklahoma State, and a resurgent Texas all further down the road. The Bears have looked every bit the part of world-beaters so far, but those games will be the ones to truly define this Baylor team. Though the game against TCU is a few weeks away, Gary Patterson is already fielding questions about how he'll try to stop the explosive Baylor offense. The Bears graded out well in last week's rout of Kansas, thankfully erasing the thought of a 2011 repeat around the end of the first quarter.
Baylor soccer ended this season's home slate with a win, defeating Oklahoma State 1-0 on Friday evening. Ashley York scored the only goal the Bears would need in the fourth minute off a Larissa Campos free kick, the first score for Baylor in nearly 300 minutes of play. The Bears head to TCU next Friday to play their last regular season game.
Volleyball earned their second-straight win, rallying from a dropped first set to take down Texas Tech, 3-1. Adrien Richberg made no attacking errors in her 12-kill performance, making this her third game with at least 9 kills and no errors.
Baylor men's golf joins SMU to host the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas today and tomorrow at the Royal Oaks Country Club. The Bears will send six athletes to compete in the tournament, including four golfers who helped Baylor tie for second at the Rod Myers Invitational.
Women's golf is currently in 15th place at the Alamo Invitational after shooting a 9-over-par 297 in Sunday's round. Laura Lonadi and Natalia Perez lead the team with scores of even par.
No. 4 Baylor equestrian defeated No. 7 Oklahoma State 12-8 on Saturday, improving to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in conference. The Bears will have almost a month off before facing current No. 2 Auburn on Nov. 22.