Daily Bears Report 1/19/2018 Baylor Interested in Kahlan Griffin, RGIII’s Cousin

Football

Report: Baylor interested in cousin of Robert Griffin III, DieHards, Who better to recruit to Baylor than the cousin of Baylor legend Robert Griffin III?

CFB News bizarrely ranks Baylor coach Matt Rhule No. 129 in football, DieHards, Baylor coach Matt Rhule didn’t have a standout first season, but one national college football writer has shockingly low reviews of his performance.

SB Nation: Baylor among biggest underachievers in 2017, DieHards, Following a 1-11 finish in 2017, Baylor was among the biggest underperforms in college football in 2017.

Basketball

Early Brackets Bring Good and Bad News to Baylor Basketball Teams, DieHards, With the Lady Bears firmly in the NCAA tournament and fighting for a #1 seed, the men have work to do to get back into the NCAA tournament hunt.

Men’s Basketball

No. 10 Kansas riding high after big win (Jan 20, 2018), FOXSports, Toughness was an issue for Kansas early in the basketball season. So much so that during nonconference play, Bill Self labeled the team the softest he had coached in 15 seasons with the Jayhawks.

John Werner: Kansas still on top of tough Big 12, WacoTrib
Fans can argue whether Villanova, Virginia or Purdue is the best team in college basketball, but there seems to be no doubt which conference stands above the rest.

Apparently, the reports of KU’s Big 12 demise were greatly exaggerated, Statesman
As sure as the wheat fields rising every spring and the Chiefs losing home playoff games, Kansas Jay…

Kansas basketball looks ahead to Baylor, ksn
The Jayhawks will look to win their fifth straight game of the season, and 11th straight against Baylor.

Jayhawks’ outside-shooting, four-guard lineup is here to stay, FOXSports
Kansas coach Bill Self says he will not change the unusual four-guard lineup the Jayhawks have been using this season.

Lady Bears Basketball

Women’s basketball will face challenge in No. 4 Baylor, kstateCollegian, After starting Big 12 conference play off with a 3-4 record, the Kansas State women’s basketball team will be looking to even out its record with an upset win on the road against No. 4 Baylor on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Wildcats are 11-7 overall this season, and they recently fell at home to the University of Oklahoma 76-71. The team has picked up two wins against ranked teams in conference play with a victory on the road against No. 12 West Virginia University and a win at home against No. 20 Oklahoma State.

Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Baylor Bears have been nearly perfect this year. The team’s only loss in its 16-1 record came on the road against No. 8 UCLA, 82-68. K-State played UCLA earlier in the year and lost as well, 64-55.

Junior guard Kayla Goth has been a catalyst for the Wildcat offense. Goth currently leads the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game. She also leads the Wildcats in assists, averaging 6.5 per game.

Baylor lands three seed, NCAA rankings reveal, Lariat. The Lady Bears have work to do if they want to find their way back on the top line of the bracket come Selection Sunday.

Lady Bears ranked 9th in NCAA selection committee’s viewpoint, WacoTrib, Ranked fourth in the country in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls, along with being projected as a No. 1 seed by ESPN’s bracketologist Charlie Creme Thursday afternoon,

NCAA inexplicably projects Baylor Lady Bears as No. 3 seed, DieHards, The Baylor Lady Bears lead the nation in margin of victory (35.7 points per game) and have one loss this year. The NCAA has them as a No. 3 seed. Huh?

Baylor Lady Bears’ No. 3 seed is biggest shocker in NCAA’s first reveal, ESPN, Including Oregon as a No. 1 seed isn’t a hard sell, but Baylor falling off the top line and all the way to a No. 3 seed was the lone shocker as the NCAA revealed its top 16 teams Thursday, Charlie Creme writes.

No. 4 Lady Bears hold Cyclones to chilly shooting in 79-50 romp, BearsExtra, It was 20 degrees outside in Ames, Iowa when No. 4 Baylor tipped off against Iowa State inside Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones didn’t shoot above the external

Cox, Brown Power No. 4 Lady Bears Past Iowa State – Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Lauren Cox was one block short of a triple double (21 points, 15 rebounds, 9 blocks) as the No. 4 Baylor Lady Bears defeated Iowa Satte, 79-50, Wednesday night in Ames.

Brown, Cox help No. 4 Baylor roll past Iowa State, 79-50, tylerpaper, Just 20 seconds into her first career start, Baylor freshman Didi Richards scored on a putback.

Women’s basketball: Bears dominate Cyclones again, AmesTribune
The Iowa State women’s basketball team was dominated by Baylor in a 79-50 beatdown Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.Nearly everything that could have gone wrong for the Cyclones did early, as Baylor dominated from the opening tip to the final whistle.The first quarter, especially, put the Cyclones (8-10, 2-5) in a hole, though Wednesday, all around, was bad news, via the Bears, for the Cyclones.“They’re a monster; we had no answer for them inside,” ISU coach Bill

No. 4 Baylor dominates Iowa State women 79-50, DesMoinesRegister
Iowa State digs itself in early hole against Baylor and never can recover.

Cox, Brown spark road win over Cyclones, Lariat, The No. 4 Baylor women’s basketball team picked up a 79-50 road win over Iowa State Wednesday night in Ames, Iowa.

Sophomore forward Lauren Cox posted a near triple-double, tallying 21 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high nine blocks in the win.

Freshman guard Didi Richards, making her first career start, cleaned up a miss by junior center Kalani Brown and put it back in to get the Lady Bears on the board first. Baylor jumped out to a 13-2 lead before the first media timeout.

Freshman guard Alexis Morris drained a corner 3-pointer to bring the Baylor lead to 19-2 at the end of the first quarter. Two points in the first quarter is the lowest in school history for Iowa State.

Lady Bears hammer Iowa State for a second time this season, KWTX, The Baylor Lady Bears hammered Iowa State Wednesday night in Iowa, 79-50.

Baylor runs Iowa State out of Hilton Coliseum, iowastatedaily, No. 4 Baylor handled Iowa State with ease.

No. 4 Baylor slaughters Cyclones after ISU’s embarrassing start, SwishAppeal, Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox were unstoppable as their combined 46 points, 24 rebounds, and 10 blocks led No. 4 Baylor in a rout of Iowa State.

No. 4 Baylor concludes three-game road trip with 29-point win over Cyclones, BearsIllustrated, The No. 4 Baylor Lady Bears (16-1, 6-0 Big XII) played with their hair on fire in their 79-50 thrashing of the Iowa State Cyclones (8-10, 2-5 Big XII).

Tennis

Women’s tennis hits the court this weekend, Lariat, Baylor women’s tennis opens the season at 11 a.m. Sunday as they travel to Houston to take on Rice.

The Lady Bears are ranked No. 20 in the preseason national poll and were picked to finish fifth in the preseason Big 12 poll.

Baylor boasts a young lineup with five freshmen, three sophomores, one senior and a total of three returning players.

Senior Theresa Van Zyl and sophomores Angelina Shakhraichuk and Jessica Hinojosa return after lettering last year.

Freshmen Livia Kraus, Katelyn Parker, Kristina Sorokolet, Dominika Sujova, Giorgia Testa and Italian transfer sophomore Camilla Abbate join the Baylor program.

Head coach Joey Scrivano said he hasn’t coached a team this young in almost 10 years, but that Baylor team was one of the best in school history.

“Its been a long time since we’ve had a team this young,” Scrivano said. “This team has a lot of the characteristics of that 2008 team- young, but a lot of potential.”

Legends

Acrobatics & Tumbling All-American becomes MMA champ | The Baylor Lariat, Hailey Cowan, a former Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling team member and two-time All-American, is now an amateur world champion on a different mat.

“If you knew me in acro, I was very confident and a lot of people thought I was arrogant and a little cocky, but I wasn’t. I was just very confident in what I did,” Cowan said. “I knew that I was very athletic and fast and very strong from all the years of gymnastics and all the years in acro, so I kind of came into MMA with that same mindset.”

When Cowan walked into the mixed martial arts gym, she thought she was going kill everyone based on how they looked. However, after a girl triangle chocked her about seventeen times in five minutes, she learned not judge a book by its cover. She said she was completely humbled after that.

After hard work and training every single day, she is 2-0 as a mixed martial arts fighter.

“[With] gymnastics, I was good at a state level. Acrobatics and tumbling, I was good at a national level. I want to be the best in the entire world,” Cowan said.

Track & Field

Track & Field Continues Indoor Season at Texas A&M Quadrangular – Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor’s track and field team will make the short trip to compete at the Texas A&M Quadrangular on Saturday inside the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium at the McFerrin Athletic Center in College Station, Texas.

Aggies host Arizona State, Baylor and Texas in Quadrangular on Saturday, KBTX, In hosting the Texas A&M Quadrangular on Saturday the Aggies will compete against Arizona State, Baylor and Texas in a scored meet, utilizing a dual-meet scoring system.

Baseball

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