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11.25.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

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Sadly, fellow students, classes are not cancelled. Be warm out there. Oh, and buy tickets to the TCU game!

These guys play in Hawaii tonight!
These guys play in Hawaii tonight!
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The Bears are two wins away from their best season ever despite the loss to OSU, with TCU and the last game in Floyd Casey against Texas left on the slate. Baylor will need to pick up, fix what went wrong, and move on in this final stretch of the regular season, especially with the normally invincible offense finally showing the effects of the injuries to Tevin Reese, Lache Seastrunk, and Glasco Martin. Luckily, the Bears are still in the top 10 in the polls, including the all-important BCS, and if Oklahoma defeats OSU in the Bedlam game, there's still a chance for a green and gold Fiesta Bowl. Though National Championship hopes are pretty much over, this is still an amazing season for Baylor, and it's not quite over yet.

Odyssey Sims was named the National Player of the Week by ESPNW, after scoring 113 points in 112 minutes across four games this weekend. Sims, the Lady Bears' senior point guard, also only needs two assists to break the school record held by Angela Tisdale (2004-2008). The Lady Bears defeated UTSA last Saturday 92-62, led by Sims' 28 points and Niya Johnson's eight assists.

No. 20/21 men's basketball will face Chaminade tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the first Hawaii round of the Maui Invitational, televised on ESPNU. The Bears are looking for their fifth 5-0 start in the last seven years, and to better their 4-10 record on Hawaiian soil.

Rachel Johnson finished 107th out of 253 runners at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships, running on a difficult, muddy, and wet course.

UPDATES:

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Mark's Musings: Here To Stay - Cowboys Ride For Free
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BCS Realpolitik: Sound and fury, signifying one step closer to Alabama-Florida State - Football Study Hall
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