The Baylor Bears remain in the Big XII after months of turmoil in the conference. Nebrasaka and Coloroda have both chosen to flee the conference, leaving the conference with ten schools. The Bears are expected to remain strong in several sports over the next few years, despite playing tough schools in the Big XII such as Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.
An Inside Peak at Baylor Sports:
The Baylor Men's Basketball team is set to make another run in the 2010-2011 season. They will look to star guard LaceDarius Dunn to put up big numbers this year. Quincy Acy, the 6' 7" Junior, will have a big impact down low and on the boards for the Bears. J'mison Morgan, the UCLA transfer, will replace big man Josh Lomers. The Bears landed two ESPN 100 players in the offseason, Perry Jones III and Stargell Love. Both players will gain plenty of playing time and will be instrumental in the Bears run this year.
The 2nd ranked Lady Bears Basketball team will look to 6' 8" phenom Brittney Griner to have another huge season. Griner lead the Bears in points, blocks and rebounds last season. Guard Melissa Jones will see plenty of playing time in her senior season. She is great at passing the ball as well as shooting from all angles of the court. The head coach Kim Mulkey is confident her team can make a deep run in the tournament this year with the talent on the team.
The Baylor Football squad had their first winning season since joining the Big XII conference. The Bears have earned themselves a bowl game after going 7-5 on the season. The biggest vicotry came against Texas, as the Bears went on to win 30-22. Quarterback Robert Griffin III held the team together and has been mentioned in several awards selctions, including the Heisman Trophy. This season will have a huge impact on the Bears future, as they are in great position to land top recruits and compete in the future.
The Baylor track and field team will likely build on past success over the next few years. The Bears have had several athletes turn professional. most recently is David Gettis who now plays in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers. Jeremy Wariner is an olympic athlete who won three gold medals in the most recent olympics. He ran the 400 meter dash for the Bears.
The Tennis team is also set to continue its dominance in the Big XII conference. The bears have world class facilities that have allowed them to attract top talent over the past several years. There are currently three former Baylor tennis players who have turned pro. The Bears will begin their season on January 14th at the Sherwood Cup.
The men's Baseball team looks to remain competitive in the Conference and the Nation. The Bears have had several star athletes over the years who are now in the MLB. The baseball team has recently signed six star athletes for the 2012 season. The Bears have been a powerhouse in recent years, but schools like TCU and Texas have passed them up recently. The Bears hope to get back on track to make it to the College World Series, which they have failed to do so since 2005.