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Daily Bears Report 05.16.2013

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Ronald Martinez

Before we do anything else, I want to know whether you think this is real or fake. I (MCM) have been arguing with my wife over this since we first saw it. I say real.


Former Denver guard Royce O'Neale is set to commit to transfer to Baylor this next school year. The Bears have lost two guards this week to transfer, but with O'Neale and the incoming class those holes will soon be filled. O'Neale averaged 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds a game this past season for Denver, and will join Brady Heslip and incoming freshman Al Freeman. O'Neale could be allowed to play as early as this season.

Baylor Baseball will finish their Big 12 slate starting today at Texas Tech, looking to take the series from a team that has spent most of the season in the bottom of the Big 12 standings. The Bears will need a sweep to have more of a chance to make the NCAA tournament, as well as a good showing in the Big 12 Tournament. Max Garner is the projected starter for tonight's game.

Baylor Softball will head down to College Station for NCAA Regional competition this weekend, starting with a nationally televised game Friday against eight-time national champion Arizona at 4:30 PM on ESPN2. The Lady Bears could face an old conference rival, A&M, in this regional, depending on results.

Baylor Men's Tennis will face fourth-ranked USC in Illinois this afternoon, looking to advance from the Round of 16 for the 11th time, and for the fourth time as an "upsetting" team. The Bears are led by Patrick Pradella and Julian Lenz, the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and the ITA Texas Region Newcomer of the Year, respectively.

Men's Golf will head to the Pullman Regional in Washington today, making their 16th consecutive postseason appearance. The Bears are the 8-seed in a 14 team field, and and will face 7 other teams ranked in the GolfStat top 50.

According to ESPN's Big 12 blog, two Baylor defenders, Bryce Hager and Ahmad Dixon, made the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. Baylor is the only school in the Big 12 with two players so-honored.