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Friday DBR: A New Recruit for the Dark Side

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There's basketball today, and football tomorrow. Oh yes, it's a good time to be alive.

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Apparently I wrote something in yesterday's report that led readers to believe that I thought it was Friday. I read back over everything and couldn't find the mistake, so either Peter is a quick and effective editor, or you guys are joshing with me. Both are options that make me happy. Let's get to this.

Basketball vs. Prairie View A&M Tonight

Baylor Basketball has already outperformed many fans' and observers' expectations this season with strong play from young bigs and new, raw scoring threats. This is a team without an apparent star, which is just fine according to Jon Rothstein:

The Big 12 looks like the strongest conference top-to-bottom in MBB again this year, so it will be tough for even a strong Bears team to win a title, but we've come to expect excellence from Scott Drew teams- even the less consistent ones.

The Bears take on Prairie View A&M tonight at 6 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Students support for the home opener against McNeese State was the highest I've seen in two years. Hopefully it continues.

Equestrian in Delaware

Undisputed No. 1 Baylor Equestrian is taking its first road trip of the season, traveling to the Northeast to take on Delaware State. DSU is 1-1 on the season and lost to Baylor in Waco last year by a margin of 13-4. Baylor's résumé in Equestrian is fantastic, with decisive wins over Georgia, TCU, and Kansas State.

Drango Named Outland Semifinalist

Like Cyril Richardson before him, Spencer Drango has been named a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy, the award for college football's best lineman. Last year, Richardson was a finalist but the award went to Pitt's Aaron Donald.

Grayland Arnold Commits!

Just before the blackout, Baylor Nation has turned another young talent to the dark side. Grayland Arnold, an athlete out of Kountze High School, has played quarterback, cornerback, and wide receiver at the high school level and is from the same area code as our boy Kameron Martin, who welcomed him to the class on Twitter this morning.

Grayland has his Twitter security settings set up in such a way that I can't embed any of his tweets, but his feed confirmed the commitment. Welcome!

To see his junior film, click here. Spoiler alert: he's fast.