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Baylor's athletic department is dominant in every sport, but often underappreciated. The Daily Bears Report is responsible for all of these "minor" sports- and they're winning!

Some key news came out of Baylor Football's weekly press conference yesterday, most of which was regarding QB Bryce Petty, who cracked two transverse processes in his back versus SMU on Sunday. The injury, which is minor and will heal on its own, is a painful one. Briles says Petty will not play on Saturday against Northwestern State unless he is 100% healthy. I hope we sit him.

If Seth Russell gets the start, we will basically be looking at the 2015 offense plus Levi Norwood. Shock Linwood, Devin Chafin, Johnny Jefferson, Jay Lee, KD Cannon, Davion Hall, and Corey Coleman all return next year, though there will be some changes along the line with RT Troy Bake lost to graduation and LT Spencer Drango possibly heading to the NFL draft a year early.

Petty said he will be ready to go on Saturday. Of course, the coaching staff still makes the final call.

Baylor faces Northwestern State on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in McLane Stadium.

Soccer

Soccer's Precious Akanyirige Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week - Baylor soccer forward Precious Akanyirige was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Akanyarige, a member of every all-name team ever assembled, leads the Bears in a game against Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Volleyball

The Baylor volleyball team is greatly improved this year after offseason acquisitions and injury recovery time.

Baylor is 3-1 with a loss to Portland in tournament play. They are in San Marcos today, where they will play Texas State at 6:30 p.m.

Misc. Links

College Football: Baylor, A&M and the New Progressivism of Texas | Rolling Stone
College football: How Baylor and Texas A&M are ushering in a new era of Progressivism down south. The fact that Baylor and Texas A&M are portrayed in a positive light in a publication like Rolling Stone is amazing, but the piece is actually extremely complimentary of both schools.

Bryce Petty of Baylor Bears says back injury OK, plans to start vs. Northwestern State Demons - ESPN
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty says he plans to play for the 10th-ranked Bears in Saturday's night game against Northwestern State despite two cracked small bones in his back. Blech. I hope he sits.

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