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11.11.2013 Daily Bears Report: Happy Veteran's Day!

The Baylor Bears enter Week 12 of the CFB season at 8-0 and with a shiny new #5 ranking in the BCS. Life is good.

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Despite showing some shakiness in his biggest game of the year, Bryce Petty still moved up in ESPN's Heisman Watch. The upcoming game against Oklahoma State, in Stillwater, will probably be the make-or-break game for Petty, as well as for this Baylor team. The Bears need to just keep winning, and winning by a decent margin, to have a chance of jumping Ohio State and Stanford in the BCS, and impressing the human polls is a huge part of that.

Men's tennis' Patrick Pradella advanced to the final round of the consolation draw at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships this Sunday, before falling to UCLA’s sixth-ranked Marcus Giron 6-4, 6-3. Pradella ends his fall season with a 9-4 record in singles play.

Women's tennis went unbeaten on the final day of the Jack Kramer Intercollegiate, with Victoria Kisialeva, Blair Shankle, and Makenzie Croft all earning victories to close out the fall season. The doubles team of Shankle and Croft also won their match over Ohio State's Grainne O'Neil and Noelle Malley. The Lady Bears will return to competition when dual-match season starts in January.

Finally, on this Veteran's Day, a thank you to all who have served this country.

UPDATE -- A couple of things from our friends around SB Nation:

After An Embarrassingly Inept Performance Against Baylor, It's Time To Blow It Up On Offense - Crimson And Cream Machine
You can call this the irrational rantings of someone who is "just a fan." Lord knows the know-it-all members of the esteemed media will be all to anxious to do so. Probably a great many of whom...

BCS Realpolitik: Let the great Baylor–Ohio State (and Stanford?) debate begin - Football Study Hall
Oregon's flop at Stanford clarifies the pecking order at the top, but also lends new urgency to the crowded queue behind Alabama and Florida State. Breaking down the new BCS numbers, from a strictly practical point of view.

Week 12 BCS rankings reaction: Who's the next team up? -
Also, the current BCS bowl picture, what the College Football Playoff would look like right now, and Week 12's biggest games.


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