Never let it be said that the newspaper prints nothing but bad news. Allow me to empty my notebook to tackle a number of feel-good items.

The Baylor football team will open preseason practice earlier than usual on July 27 in preparation for its Sept. 2 season opener against Liberty at McLane Stadium.

When you first learn to swing a baseball bat, coaches provide all manner of helpful tips. Keep your hands back. Maintain a strong, upward plane, so the ball hits the sweet spot. Choke up with two strikes. Go with the pitch.

These are troubling times in college football.

Baylor has been hammered in the media for almost two years as the fallout from the university’s sexual assault scandal continues to unfold.

Lincoln Riley is replacing a legend, Tom Herman is trying to resurrect a legendary program and Matt Rhule has a chance to create his own legend by rebuilding the Baylor football program in a classy manner.