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Photo: Baylor Football Hangs Another Big 12 Champions Sign Inside Team Meeting Room

Due to re-alignment, the Big 12 Conference hasn’t had a championship game since 2010, meaning the regular season winner has been the sole league champion the past four seasons. The Baylor Bears won the Big 12 regular season crown outright in 2013, and tied with TCU for it this season. Baylor had the tiebreaker over the Horned Frogs this year by virtue of its 61-58 victory. The...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Jay Lee Praises QB Seth Russell, Would Take Him Over Shawn Oakman In Pick-Up Basketball

While nothing is set in stone, it appears that rising junior Seth Russell will be tasked with replacing Bryce Petty at quarterback for the Baylor Bears. Are his teammates worried about his ability to lead the team through a full season? Not particularly. Russell and other Baylor players are very confident in his ability to take the reins from the prolific Petty. “It’s a huge...
Via College Spun
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor DL Shawn Oakman Defends Dismissed Teammate, Criticizes NCAA Policy

Coming off an 11-2 Big 12 championship season, Baylor opened spring practice yesterday. This morning, the Bears’ star defensive lineman Shawn Oakman took to Twitter to air a grievance against NCAA regulations.  According to Oakman, a member of the Baylor squad was dismissed from the team because he accepted a place to live and violated NCAA rules.  Yesterday,the first day of...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Silas Nacita Addresses NCAA Ineligibility: “I’m Just A Kid Who Wanted To Go To School And Play Football”

Earlier today, Baylor star Shawn Oakman lashed out against the NCAA on Twitter about one of his teammates, Silas Nacita, being released from the program due to ineligibility. Nacita had been one of the more inspirational stories in college football, walking on to the Bears after being homeless and forced to sleep on friends’ floors and couches. Now, Nacita has addressed the situation...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Briles On Silas Nacita Situation: “If He’s Eligible, He’ll Be Back, This Is Out Of Our Control”

Baylor head coach Art Briles has spoken about the strange situation surrounding walk-on Silas Nacita’s eligibility. Earlier, Nacita tweeted that he had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for accepting housing from a family friend. The NCAA responded to the situation, claiming that it had never made a ruling on Nacita’s eligibility, and that Baylor had never applied for a waiver...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Powerful Fast Break Windmill Dunk

Not every 280-pound forward can throw down an athletic windmill dunk during a live game. Baylor’s Rico Gathers isn’t every 280-pound forward. During today’s game against West Virginia, the big junior found himself alone, on the receiving end of a long Taurean Prince outlet pass, and went up for a powerful windmill dunk on the uncontested fast break. Rico F. Gathers. https...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Bears Forward Rico Gathers With An Awesome Windmill Dunk Against West Virginia

The Baylor Bears are hoping to make a deep run in the Tournament this year and hope to have the team firing on all cylinders when it starts. With three wins in a row heading in to Saturday's game against West Virginia everything appears to be on the right track and with three minutes remaining and a 19-point lead it appears that they will stay on track.Rico Gathers was one of four...
Via FatManWriting
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Is The Third Best QB Prospect In The 2015 NFL Draft?

I’ve recently been tasked with scouting and grading the three quarterbacks that seem to be in the “second tier” at the position for the 2015 NFL draft. These 3 QBs are Bryce Petty from Baylor, Brett Hundley from UCLA, and Garrett Grayson from Colorado State. Let’s take a look at who is the best of the trio… I’ve decided the best approach to handling this task is to...
Via Turn On The Jets
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears got that bling, as in their championship rings

Lost in the haze of the College Football Playoff committee leaving the Big 12 out of the inaugural four-team bracket, was the fact that the Baylor Bears claimed back-to-back conference championships. That they had to share the title with the TCU Horned Frogs is of little consequence, especially now that the Bears have their 2014 championship rings.As everybody knows, the bling is...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Manu LeComte Leaves The U, Transfers to Baylor

Once again, the Baylor Bears continue to be a staple in Big 12 college basketball. Per ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, guard Manu LeComte will transfer from the University of Miami to Baylor. Miami transfer Manu Lecomte has committed to Baylor, source told ESPN. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 21, 2015 Hailing from Belgium, the 5-foot-11, 170 pound LeComte averaged 7.9 points...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

B&B: Baylor and Briles producing big wins, big money for each other

The Baylor Bears were the laughingstock of the Big 12 for years and years and years.And then Art Briles walked through that door and changed everything. Along with TCU's Gary Patterson, the Bears and Frogs now rule the conference, stepping over traditional powers Texas and Oklahoma.And Briles and Patterson are reaping the rewards. According to federal tax records obtained by USA...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Bears get an Ironhorse workout

Spring practice might be over and the summer might be around the corner. That doesn't mean the work stops. In their quest to win an unprecedented third consecutive Big 12 championship next season, the Baylor Bears are taking their workouts extremely seriously.Earlier this week they got in a special workout with some very special people, hooking up with the Ironhorse Brigade, the...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor nabs No. 7 spot in early preseason top 25 poll

Preseason top 25 football polls will be popping up soon and, in fact, one is making the Internet rounds already. The cover of the 2015 Sporting News' college football edition has leaked and it lists the top 10 teams on its preseason poll.The two-time Big 12 champion Baylor Bears come in at No. 7. Most college football analysts project the Bears as a top-10 team to start the 2015...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Shawn Oakman takes the box jump to another level

You can alwways count on Shawn Oakman to give you your weekly dose of “beast.” A video of the Baylor defensive end turned Internet sensation slaughtering a workout at Athletic Gaines training center in Las Vegas surfaced and it will leave your mind blown, via Bleacher Report. The footage shows big man Oakman do a 40-inch box jump while holding 70-pound dumbbells. Let me repeat...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Shawn Oakman Does Crazy Box Jump With 70-Pound Dumbbells (Video)

Shawn Oakman just did the best box jump in football. Care to disagree? If you remember the meme that made the Baylor defensive end famous, we’re guessing you won’t. Chipotle: Guac is extra Shawn Oakman: It's not extra Chipotle: nvm you right http://t.co/51ASFKexSv— Ridiculousness (@WeLoveRobDyrdek) January 02, 2015 But if you have to audacity to defy Oakman and ask for...
Via NESN.com
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears 2015 Preview and Prediction

Art Briles has transformed Baylor into an annual Big 12 title contender, and the Bears are Athlon Sports’ pick to win the conference title and...
Via Athlon Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor Has A Picture Of The College Football Playoff Trophy On Its Weight Room Doors

Baylor narrowly missed clinching a spot in last year’s College Football Playoff, but the Bears still have their eyes on the ultimate prize. The BUFootball Instagram account posted a picture from the team’s weight room, which has double doors that are dressed up with pictures of Baylor’s back-to-back Big 12 Championship trophies, as well as the CFP trophy. Be The Standard...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor displays photo of CFB Playoff trophy in locker room

The Baylor Bears narrowly missed out on the inaugural College Football Playoff, despite many fans and analysts believing they deserved a crack at the nation’s final four. Baylor is using that snub as some inspiration leading up to the 2015-16 college football season. On Wednesday, the Baylor football Instagram account shared a picture of the door leading in to the team’s weight...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor Unveils Flashy New Uniforms For 2015 Season

The Baylor Bears, who finished just one spot out of the inaugural College Football Playoff last year, have become the “it” program in the Big 12, despite a lack of historical success. Uniforms are a big part of the reason why. Friday, Baylor head coach Art Briles unveiled a new set of threads that the Bears will presumably be wearing in 2015. They’re green, gold, with a whole...
Via College Spun
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor unveils new uniforms

The Baylor Bears have become more and more known for their flashy uniforms and their willingness to go outside of the box for their looks on the field. On Friday, head coach Art Briles revealed the teams latest look which is just as flashy as anything we have seen from the school in the past. The uniforms feature the signature green and gold that we have grown used to with Baylor...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor expects Sam Ukwuachu to play in 2015

The Baylor Bears have been waiting for Sam Ukwuachu to take the field for the past couple of years and it looks like that time will finally come in 2015. After transferring from Boise State before the 2013 season, Ukwuachu was forced to sit out the year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. The defensive end was then ruled ineligible for all of 2014 for an issue that was never made public...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Sign Former Baylor Bears Standout Lache Seastrunk

Running back has been a position of concern for the Dallas Cowboys since the team let DeMarco Murray walk in free agency. So far all they have done is sign former Oakland Raider Darren McFadden, but the often injured McFadden is already nursing an injury suffered in OTAs (strained hamstring).With Ryan Williams also having injury issues the team needed some help just to get through...
Via FatManWriting
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rico Gathers arrested for stealing from Walmart

Baylor Bears forward Rico Gathers was arrested yesterday for stealing from a local Walmart. A staff report from the Waco Tribune reported Gathers’ arrest. On June 1, as a store employee told police, a man he “recognized as Gathers” stole various household items and placed them in a shopping cart before going on his merry way and heading to the parking lot without paying for...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears WR Corey Coleman Named Most Freakish Athlete in College Football

It wasn't that long ago that the Baylor Bears were one of college football's doormats, but over the last few seasons the Bears have emerged as a real contender. The team is attracting some real talent on the recruiting trail and it shows on the field in the form of some real entertaining football games. It is all because head coach Art Briles has some really good athletes to work...
Via FatManWriting
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor Football: 400-Pound TE LaQuan McGowan Threw Out The 1st Pitch At Last Night’s Rangers Game

Baylor’s 400-pound tight end LaQuan McGowan created quite a stir when he caught a touchdown in the team’s bowl game against Michigan State last season. He worked at tight end and H-back this spring, and judging by his first pitch effort at last night’s Texas Rangers’ game, he may want to see if Art Briles will let him throw a pass this fall. Mound presence? Baylor’s 400...
Via College Spun
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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