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Daily Bears Report -- Saturday, January 2, 2016

The first DBR of 2016 takes a look at the first Saturday of 2016 for Baylor Athletics.

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So we haven't really had a need to do a DBR recently, but today, we do.  Here's what's on the docket:

Under Armour All-American Game (11 AM, ESPN):

This one already started (sorry, I thought it was at noon), and Baylor commits Devin Duvernay and Patrick Hudson are both playing.  I don't think we have any targets announcing during the game, but Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones is playing, too.   Duvernay is on Team Highlight (the white team), while Hudson is on Team Armour (the black team).  Brandon Jones is on Team Highlight, too.

Baylor vs. Kansas MBB (3:00 PM, CBS):

No. 23/21 Baylor (10-2) at No. 2/3 Kansas (11-1)
Jan. 2, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan. | Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)


Radio: ESPN Central Texas

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Pretty tough Big 12 opener for the Bears, going to the Phog in Kansas to take on the #2 team in the country.  Baylor is an 11-point underdog in this game and probably for good reason.  As much as I love Scott Drew and co., we're 0-13 in Lawrence all-time, and ... yeah.  Check the front page for a more detailed preview of that game.

Big 12 Bowl Games:

Aside from Baylor, the Big 12's bowl schedule hasn't exactly gone swimmingly.  In case you've been living under a rock, Texas Tech led things off with a 56-27 loss to LSU in the Texas Bowl, OU followed with a 37-17 loss to #1 Clemson in the Orange Bowl (part of the CFB Playoff), and last night, OSU got their butt handed to them by Ole Miss 48-20 in the Sugar Bowl.

Thankfully, the conference gets a chance to right the ship somewhat today with three games on the schedule:

2:20 CT, ESPN -- Kansas State vs. Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl
5:45 CT, ESPN -- TCU vs. Oregon in the Alamo Bowl
9:15 CT, ESPN -- West Virginia vs. Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl

With Trevone Boykin out, I'm not sure which of these games is our best chance.  Probably WVU vs. ASU, but I can't be sure.

Have a good one, everybody!