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5.6.2013 Daily Bears Report: Baseball gets swept, track falls short, and the ACC is planning a network

With exams upon us and young Kate Morrison still a student at our fine University, you may be getting more of me in the DBRs than you bargained for over the next two weeks. Of course, we didn't actually bargain, so any would be either much more or much less. Whatever.

Chris Graythen

Let's start with this:

So, to recap things a bit: The Big 12 now stands to be the only of the five major conferences with fewer than 12 members, no conference championship game, and no conference television network. The "fall ridiculously far behind" strategy is a bold one, indeed. Moving on...

Ed O'Bannon vs. the NCAA: Explaining the major decision coming in June -
College athletics could be turned upside down by a federal judge on June 20. Here's why.

You should read this, if only because it could be a really huge deal for the NCAA. The O'Bannon case is no joke.

Brittney Griner, Proudly Part of a Mission to Help Others Live in Truth -
The W.N.B.A. player Brittney Griner writes, "Just as basketball doesn’t define who I am, neither does being gay."

You should also read this. Now for the rest of the stuff I thought was interesting:

Athletic Communications Staff Honored by FWAA - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
Baylor University's office of athletic communications was named to the Football Writers Association of America Super 11 field of sports information departments, which recognizes the best in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision during the 2012 season, the organization announced Friday.

Track & Field Women Finish Third, Men Seventh At Big 12 Championships - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
On the final day of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Baylor track and field teams used a bevy of runner-up finishes and one Big 12 event title to record a third-place finish in the women's team competition and a seventh-place showing in the men's team race.

Baylor student reaches "Jeopardy" goal despite brain tumor - Local
Two years ago, doctors told Taylor Roth she would likely be dead within 10 months from an inoperable brain tumor.

Holland, Baylor women finish third at Big 12 track meet - Baylor Track And Field
Christina Holland could see the sand in the hourglass running out. She opted to make the most of her time.

For Rutgers, Baylor's scandal survival guide is mandatory reading |
Baylor was mostly known for losing. Now the name was associated with something far worse, one of the ugliest scandals in the history of college sports.

Baylor Baseball Drops Another Heartbreaker at Kansas
Baylor swept by Kansas for first time in Big 12 play.

Ben McLemore's AAU coach admits to taking money from agent -
McLemore's amateur status would be violated if a report holds true of his AAU coach accepting more than $10,000 in cash benefits to pay for hotels, tickets and trips to Los Angeles.

Big Ten football's new divisional power balance: Lessons from the SEC and Big XII -
The SEC and Big XII both had periods in which one division was significantly stronger than the other. Were those periods of dominance predictable and what does that track record say for the new Big Ten divisions?

And finally............

Spring breakout stars | National Football Post
These players are primed for productive seasons.

(Bryce Petty makes the list.)