Bears host Oregon in home opener

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After claiming its first national title last season, the No. 1-ranked Baylor acrobatics and tumbling team will meet for the first time at home in 2016. The Bears (1-0) host No. 2 Oregon at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Ferrell Center.

Head coach Felicia Mulkey, formerly the head coach of Oregon’s Acrobatics & Tumbling team, leads the defending NCATA champion Bears.

The Bears opened their season on the road against Quinnipiac University Connecticut to open the 2016 season.

Baylor won that meeting by a decisive 286.960-278.775 score, in Hamden, Conn., on Sunday.

“The team performed okay, but we are not satisfied,” Mulkey said in a press release after the meet. “We have some room for improvement. We will work this week to clean some things and increase our start values before next Sunday.”

Baylor has high hopes for the season. The Bears will host the NCATA National Championships later this season at the Ferrell Center.

The Ducks (2-0) enter their matchup with the Bears coming off a tight 267.555-265.665 win over Hawaii Pacific.

Oregon went 7-4 last season, only falling to Baylor and Hawaii Pacific. Three of those losses came at the hands of Baylor.

The Bears overcame the Ducks both away and at home last season. The third win came in the national championship on April 25, giving Baylor a clean sweep against Oregon.

On Sunday, the Ducks will look to hand the Bears their first home loss in over a year. Baylor last fell on April 12, 2014 to Azusa Pacific.

The meet will be aired on the Pac-12 Network.