Bears show inconsistency, but promise

Baylor started its 2013-14 campaign as one of the best teams in college basketball. Despite playing a difficult non-conference schedule that included four teams that were ranked at some point in non-conference play, Baylor emerged with a sturdy record of 12-1, including a convincing win over No. 3 Kentucky. Baylor’s only loss was to Syracuse, who is now the No. 2 team in the nation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Will Give Out Free “Cory Jefferson Arm Sleeves” To First 1,500 Students For West Virginia Game

Giveaways are a good way to galvanize any fanbase, and Baylor basketball has a very cool one coming up for its students. In an effort to get students out to tonight’s home game against West Virginia, Baylor is giving out the arm sleeves made famous by Bears forward and leading scorer Cory Jefferson: GAMEDAY!!! Students we NEED you tonight! FREE Cory Jefferson sleeves for the first...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Staten layup gives WVU 66-64 win at Baylor

Juwan Staten made a reverse layup with 3.1 seconds left and West Virginia held on to beat Baylor 66-64 on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (12-9, 4-4 Big 12) had gone nearly 5 minutes without scoring, blowing an eight-point lead in the process, before Staten drove the baseline and under the basket before making the game-winning shot. He finished with a game-high 15 points and nine...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Heslip leads Baylor past No. 8 Oklahoma St.

Brady Heslip scored a season-high 20 points to help Baylor beat No. 8 Oklahoma State 76-70 on Saturday and end a five-game losing streak. Rico Gathers scored 14 points, Gary Franklin scored all 11 of his points in the second half and Cory Jefferson had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Baylor (14-7, 2-6 Big 12), which greatly improved its fading NCAA tournament hopes. The Bears had...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blind eye no excuse for Baylor's Isaiah Austin

Isaiah Austin came to the stark realization as a teenager that he'd never again see out of his right eye. Multiple operations couldn't fix the detached retina and save his vision after a previous injury was aggravated doing a routine dunk before a middle school game. ''It was real hard. ... I'm losing sight, like I'm half-blind now,'' recalled Austin...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wildcats lose to Baylor in double OT, 87-73

WACO, Texas -- Kenny Chery had a triple-double, Brady Heslip hit a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation and Baylor rallied to beat Kansas State 87-73 in two overtimes Saturday night, snapping a four-game home losing streak. The Bears (16-9, 4-8 Big 12) trailed by 10 with 9 minutes left before rallying to end their longest home skid in nine years. Baylor's Taurean Prince...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gathers epitomizes grit on the court for Bears

When Rico Gathers steps on a basketball court, everyone takes notice. Even on the biggest stage of college basketball, the sophomore is physically a man-among-boys at 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds. “Every football coach in the area wanted me to come and play football for them back in high school,” Gathers said. “It was actually a big controversy in my area. When I chose a school...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of 5 Baylor Basketball Players Getting Baptized This Week

The below video may not directly involve college basketball, but it’s still interesting nonetheless. Bears sophomore center Isaiah Austin posted an Instagram video of five of his Baylor teammates getting baptized at the university earlier this week. Baylor, for those unaware, is a Baptist university. Austin also wrote the below message about the event: We’ll see if their newfound...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

JUCO OT Maurice Porter commits to Baylor Bears

On National Signing Day on February 6, 2013, offensive tackle Maurice Porter signed with the Baylor Bears after flipping his commitment from the Texas Tech Red Raiders to Baylor two days earlier. Porter, however, did not qualify and had to attend junior college. On Friday, Porter again committed to Baylor. E.J. Holland of the Dallas Morning News has the scoop. “I was always...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor won’t have star LB Bryce Hager this spring

An injury that first cropped up last season will linger into Baylor’s preparations for the upcoming season, defensive coordinator Phil Bennett has confirmed. Linebacker Bryce Hager originally suffered a groin injury in the Oct. 12 win over Kansas State and, after playing through it the next four games, ultimately missed the last four games of the season. After visiting with a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

First Look: Baylor’s adidas ‘Sic’ Em Bears’ March Madness uniforms

The Baylor Bears unveiled adidas "Sic' Em Bears" March Madness uniforms on Thursday. Here's a first look at the "Made In March" threads.
Via Gamedayr
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

RGIII models new Baylor basketball jerseys on Twitter

The Baylor Bears' new jerseys for the postseason have gotten mixed reviews from fans, but at least one alumni, Robert Griffin III, seems to be a huge fan of the "Sic 'em" look if you judge by his recent post on Twitter. With a look at could make Dr. J and Andre 3000's character on Semi-Pro jealous, RGIII models in four pictures with the neon version of the jersey...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

K-State's home winning streak ends in 76-74 loss to Baylor

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kenny Chery had 10 of Baylor's 17 consecutive made free throws down the stretch, finishing with a career-high 29 points and leading the Bears to a 76-74 victory over Kansas State on Saturday. Cory Jefferson added 16 points for the Bears (21-10, 9-9 Big 12), who erased a 12-point second-half deficit to win for the seventh time in their last eight games. They...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA won't allow RG3's favorite new Baylor basketball uniforms

It turns out Baylor won't get to wear their fancy new uniforms to the big dance. The Bears have sported the neon highlighter jerseys for a few years now, but this season they added "Sic 'em Bears" on the front. That even got former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III excited about the new-look Bears. But Baylor said that the NCAA won't allow it in the postseason...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA bans “Sic ‘Em Bears” Baylor Uniforms

The NCAA ruled that the Baylor Bears can’t wear the above jerseys in the postseason, doing the Baylor Bears a big time favor. These are horrible. The post NCAA bans “Sic ‘Em Bears” Baylor Uniforms appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor’s “Sic ‘Em Bears” Jerseys Banned By The NCAA

It was just last week that we got our first look at what the Baylor Bears would be wearing for the postseason – presumably the NCAA Tournament. When Adidas unveiled new “Made in March” uniforms for 10 of its banner schools, Baylor was the only to not go with either the school name or its mascot on the front of the jerseys. Apparently that was a bad decision. Baylor will not...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor holds on to down No. 17 Oklahoma, 78-73

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first two times that Baylor played Oklahoma this season, the Bears struggled through the opening minutes and failed to get on track until it was a bit too late. This time, they delivered the opening blow. The Bears roared to a 21-point lead early in the second half Thursday night, and then held off a frantic rally by the Sooners for a 78-73 victory in the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

The Bears were pretty good last season. An 11-2 record overall and 8-1 in the Big 12 was pretty impressive when this was a school that was expected to be a middle of the pack team with Oklahoma, Texas and Oklahoma State supposedly better than the Bears, its head coach Art Briles and its all-everything quarterback Bryce Petty. The end of the season did not happen the way the team...
Via Football Nation
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor's 'extraordinary' season has left lives changed

WACO, Texas - Baylor coach Scott Drew stood outside the media interview room at the Ferrell Center collecting his thoughts. It was Feb. 4 and his team had just suffered its seventh loss in eight games, this one by 17 points to Kansas as part of a 2-8 start in Big 12 play. Before Drew entered the room to answer questions about what wasn't working, why and what he could do to fix...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska beating Baylor is second likeliest upset in West region

Does Nebraska have what it takes to pull the first round upset against the sixth seeded Baylor Bears? Peter Keating at ESPN, who has predicted big upsets in the past, says that a Cornhuskers’s upset has the second best odds of happening in the West region. Keating’s detailed prediction model has the likeliest upset being No. 12 North Dakota State against No. 5 Oklahoma. ESPN’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

3-star SG Kobie Eubanks commits to Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears have been red-shot, advancing all the way to the Big 12 Championship Game before falling to the Iowa State Cyclones. The Bears earned a sixth seed and will take on the 11th seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday at 12:40 pm EST in the West Region. Now, the Bears are red hot on the recruiting trail as well. They earned a commitment from 3-star shooting guard Kobie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor players celebrate, mess up Craig Sager's hair

Baylor Bears players celebrated their win over Creighton and Sweet 16 bid by messing up Craig Sager's hair, which is awesome.
Via Gamedayr
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Tries to Mess Up Craig Sager's Hair After 30-Point Win Over Creighton

The Baylor Bears didn't always look like as stud team during the regular season, but they are certainly playing the part now after destroying Creighton Sunday. Rather than do like other teams and drop that Nae Nae or do some other dance they opted to celebrate in another manner.They jacked up Craig Sager's hair.@SBNationGIF/Twitter Loading...
Via FatManWriting
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Baylor fan is such a bro

Bros love the NCAA Tournament. You know what else bros love? Bros also love backward hats, arm sleeves, jersey popping, and anything worth celebrating.On Sunday, there was one Baylor Bears fan who fit this description incredibly perfectly. And he is featured in the GIF embedded above.He's the odds-on favorite for biggest bro of March Madness.Via Bleacher Report
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mater Dei alum Gary Franklin has found a home at Baylor

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Baylor guard Gary Franklin was so happy to be back home in Southern California ... he slept. Franklin was in a "food coma" thanks to the team meal he and his mates had at a Southern California staple, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles upon arrival Tuesday night in preparation for their NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup with Wisconsin on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports West
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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