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FORT HOOD ­— The first half didn’t go quite as Baylor planned Saturday night at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center, but the second made up for it. 

FORT HOOD — For the second consecutive year, the Baylor men’s basketball team will play a regular season game at Fort Hood. 

FORT HOOD — For most Baylor players, Wednesday was the smallest crowd and the smallest venue they had played in since high school.

WACO — Unlike its opponent Saturday, there was no New Year’s Day bowl, or any bowl for that matter, on the line for visiting Texas.

WACO — In each of the last two seasons, Baylor bolstered its national title case with resounding November wins against traditional power Oklahoma.

The Baylor Bears continued their hot start thanks in part to some former area stars.

WACO — At one point, No. 2 Baylor was up 35 in just a quarter and a half of action, and the atmosphere at McLane Stadium resembled that of a rain-soaked party.

Cory Jefferson had the best game of his career against the Phoenix Suns. Now he hopes to establish himself with them.

WACO — West Virginia did everything it needed to stay close to No. 2 Baylor for a half Saturday. 

WACO — For two years — including a full season in which he watched Baylor win its first Big 12 title from the sidelines — Johnny Jefferson waited for his chance to contribute in an expanded role for the Bear offense.

WACO — Lamar did everything in its power to hang with No. 4 Baylor — and in a way, so did the Bears with turnover after turnover — but in the end, Corey Coleman was not to be stopped on a historic Saturday night. 

Baylor sophomore Cion Hicks still has two full seasons of NCAA eligibility ahead of her, but she does not want to put up with any talk of her not having pressure or looking forward to next year.

Like many college seniors, Derwin Graham is in the middle of a busy May.

For the second consecutive season, former Harker Heights star Royce O’Neale and the Baylor Bears will head west.

WACO — Saturday’s Big 12 men’s basketball contest at the Ferrell Center may have featured schools based in Waco and Norman, Okla., but two of the stars that played a big part in the game had their beginnings in Harker Heights and Killeen. 

After the Big 12 Conference was officially informed last week that it was persona non grata in the inaugural College Football Playoff, league commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he’d “go back to the drawing board,” do some reviewing, on how his 10-school fraternity should move forward.

WACO — After the on-field celebration had ceased and the last fan had exited McLane Stadium — and Baylor head coach Art Briles had finished making his case for the No. 4 Bears to be a part of the College Football Playoff — a sense of inevitability fell over the press box.

WACO — Baylor fans stormed the field again Saturday and its players hoisted the Big 12 trophy amidst “one true champ” chants from the Bear faithful.

The recurring storylines are impossible to ignore.

In the second paragraph of the About page on Kevin Sullivan Communications’ website, the page reads, “founded in February 2009, we provide message development and strategic communications counsel; media and presentation coaching; and crisis planning and response services that deliver results.”

WACO — Nearly a year to the day after Baylor saw its national title hopes vanish into the Stillwater air against Oklahoma State, the No. 6 Bears avoided the same fate on a rainy evening Saturday in Waco.

WACO — Saturday may not have been ideal weather for the typically high-flying Baylor offense. 

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