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09.30.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

Everything that happened this weekend.

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It's not a bye-week, anymore!

Baylor moved up in the polls despite sitting idle this weekend, and is now ranked No. 17 in the AP poll and No. 16 in the Coaches' Poll. The Nov. 7 game between Baylor and Oklahoma may end up as a de facto Big 12 Championship, as Oklahoma State's loss to West Virginia throws doubt on their offensive prowess. If you've missed Baylor football, then here's a  neat video from SESP with GoPro footage of a Baylor practice.

EDIT: Courtesy of PoppyBear: The official commercial for the game against WVU. I don't know about you, but I'm ready for it to be Saturday, now.

After defeating Oklahoma 1-0 on Friday night, Baylor soccer fell 4-3 to defending Big 12 Tournament champion West Virginia. The Bears outscored the Moutaineers 3-2 in the second half, but could not overcome the deficit created by two first-half goals allowed. Baylor will face out-of-conference BYU at 7 p.m. Friday at Betty Lou Mays Field.

No. 25 Iowa State swept Baylor volleyball in their Big 12 opener Saturday, winning their 8th straight over the Bears. Baylor comes home this week to face Texas on Wednesday in a televised match at 7 p.m.

Women's tennis' senior Jordaan Sanford fell in the final round of the pre-qualifying draw for the ITA Tennis Championships this weekend, while men's tennis' freshman Vince Schneider fell in the second round of the event. The Bears will send a combined six players to compete in the main draws of the championships, including No. 6-ranked Ema Burgic.

Senior cross-country runner Brad Miles won the North Texas Invitational on Saturday, helping the men's team to a second place finish. The women's team finished third in their race, led by ninth-place Sarah Guhl. Miles' title is the third individual title the combined teams have won this season, following Rachel Johnson's two victories.

Equestrian won three straight matches to take their sixth consecutive Willis Invitational Title. The No. 7 Bears defeated New Mexico State, Tennessee-Martin, and South Dakota State at the Willis Family Equestrian Center this weekend to open their season with a perfect record and a confident start before heading to Fort Worth to open conference competition against TCU.

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