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Where and when the last 25 Heisman Trophy winners were drafted

Where and when the last 25 Heisman Trophy winners were drafted. 
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor ignored Oakman's history of domestic violence

Shawn Oakman, one of the top athletes entering the 2016 NFL Draft, already had some serious red flags regarding an alleged sexual assault in 2016. However, a new report, courtesy of Alex Dunlap of Rivals.com, shows a history of violence towards women that dates back to 2013. And the worst part is that Baylor reportedly knew about this history and did nothing about it. Source who...
Via Sportsnaut
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Shawn Oakman Accused Of Assault By Ex-Girlfriend In 2013 According To Police Report

Earlier this month, Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after meeting her at a bar. Now, according to a police report obtained by Orangebloods writer Alex Dunlap, it appears that it isn’t the first case of domestic violence that Oakman has been involved in since joining the Bears program. In 2013, an ex-girlfriend accused Oakman of shoving...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

5 years after Penn State, what’s different — especially at Baylor?

The stories emerging about Baylor football are the latest in a series of reports. That dry statement is intended to convey the following point: Stories might be released in the present moment, but the actual events they point to cover the past few years. In other words, it’s not as though this most recent story is the latest alleged assault or the latest episode of potential negligence...
Via The Student Section
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Columnist Tells Paul Finebaum That Baylor Source “Wouldn’t Be Suprised” If Art Briles Is Fired

On the field, Art Briles has turned Baylor from a laughing stock into a national power and potential contender for a national title. Off the field, over the last few years things have gone extremely poorly. Earlier this month, star defensive end Shawn Oakman was accused of sexual assault, and this week, it was discovered that he had previously been accused of domestic violence by...
Via College Spun
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Five Reasons An NFL Team Should Draft Rico Gathers

Shortly after Yale knocked off Baylor in one of this past NCAA tournament's best and most exciting upsets, the story of the Baylor Bears men's basketball then became all about Rico Gathers. Because Gathers was now in the exclusive fraternity of student athletes who had to choose between two pro sports. But Gathers never picked up a football or strapped on a helmet for Art Briles...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Corey Coleman will buy his mom a house after being drafted

Corey Coleman cashing in on his NFL future also means that his mom gets to cash in. Coleman shared on NFL Network’s pre-draft show that he promised his mom, Cassandra Jones, a house upon reaching the league. “I did promise her a house. I said, ‘when I go to the NFL, I’m going to get you a house, and you get to pick it out.’ It’s just a blessing that I get an opportunity...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Ole Miss and Baylor, sittin’ in a tree… F-A-I-L-I-N-G

Ole Miss and Baylor endured hard times on the gridiron for decades. When you live in places that care about being good at football — Ole Miss used to be a superpower under Johnny Vaught in the 1950s and 1960s; the state of Texas will never not care about football, and Baylor tasted some Cotton Bowl glory many years ago under Grant Teaff — a long period of starvation makes the...
Via The Student Section
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Baylor’s Historic Floyd Casey Stadium Imploded

Historic Floyd Casey Stadium, home of the Baylor Bears from 1950-2013, was officially demolished this morning.  The final remaining piece of the venerable structure was imploded earlier today.  WATCH: Multiple angles of Waco’s Floyd Casey Stadium demolition: https://t.co/xaCC6zNi6U pic.twitter.com/xiTNsyOH0B — KWTX News 10 (@kwtx) May 14, 2016 Baylor moved into McLane Stadium...
Via College Spun
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

More violent allegations emerge regarding Baylor football players

As Baylor University continues reviewing findings and facing backlash in regards to its handling of sexual violence allegations against its football players, it appears that the school has shown even more preferential treatment to its athletes in recent years. ESPN’s Outside the Lines recently acquired documents that list even more allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence...
Via The Comeback
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Did Baylor Prioritize Accused Football Players Over Victims In Assault Cases?

Baylor University is in hot water after allegedly shielding football players accused of sexual assault and domestic violence. An ESPN “Outside the Lines” report released Wednesday reveals a growing number of assault allegations against football players — and goes further to suggest coaches and various Baylor officials knew about the incidents and failed to discipline the...
Via NESN.com
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: Baylor Board of Regents haven’t taken firing Art Briles off the table

Art Briles is the public face of the Baylor Bears football program, and the head coach of a team that has risen to levels rarely seen in Waco, Texas. However, his program has come under a hailstorm of ugly reports and accusations as of late. It has all culminated in a really tough decision for the University of Baylor Board of Regents, and apparently some are seriously considering...
Via The Comeback
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor president Ken Starr expected to be fired by board of regents

In the wake of the sexual assault scandal surrounding the Baylor Bears football program, university president Ken Starr could find himself on the outs. According to a report from HornsDigest.com, the Baylor board of regents are planning to fire Starr. Rather than holding head football coach Art Briles responsible for the gross negligence regarding the serious sexual assault...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor fires president amid ongoing sexual assault scandal

Earlier today, the Baylor Board of Regents fired six-year school president and chancellor Ken Starr. According to Scout.com, Starr was fired on Tuesday after three dozen members of the Baylor board blamed the former president for poor leadership throughout the ongoing scandal involving the football program and the rape and assault allegations against five players. Two players...
Via The Comeback
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor Players React On Twitter To News Of Art Briles’ Dismissal

Multiple reports have emerged reporting the dismissal of head football coach Art Briles in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. Baylor is expected to confirm the news shortly, but Briles already broke the news to his players via text, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. The players then took to Twitter to express their feelings at the decision.  Linebacker Taylor Young:  Will...
Via College Spun
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor fires head coach Art Briles

Amid a controversy that’s so damning it’s almost hard to believe, Baylor University has reportedly fired head football coach Art Briles. BREAKING: Baylor dismisses head football coach Art Briles, source tells @McMurphyESPN. pic.twitter.com/n9K8y1UnVW — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 26, 2016 It’s not a shocking culmination to what has been a long-term controversy...
Via Sportsnaut
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor names Phil Bennett interim head coach

The biggest news in the college football world today was when the Baylor Bears announced that eight-yeah head coach Art Briles had been fired amidst sexual assault allegations running rampant through the team. It did not take long for the team to replace him as they moved defensive coordinator Phil Bennett into the head coaching position. Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde reported that...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor LB Taylor Young: Art Briles is only responsible for football

Upon firing head football coach Art Briles on Thursday, Baylor University released the findings of an independent review that concluded there were numerous allegations of sexual assault that were covered up by the program. That hasn’t stopped some players from going to bat for Briles on social media. Baylor linebacker Taylor Young went beyond defending his former coach. Simply...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor LB Taylor Young says he won’t play until Art Briles is back

On Thursday, it was announced that Baylor would fire head coach Art Briles. Briles reportedly let his players know through a text and linebacker Taylor Young did not take it too well. Young took to Twitter about the coach’s firing and went on a rant full of since-deleted tweets. He said that he was not going to play until they bring Briles back as the head coach. Young is probably...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Here is the text Art Briles sent his players about firing

Former Baylor head coach Art Briles was relieved of his duties Thursday afternoon and as would be expected, his players were the first to know. He let players, both current and former, know of the school’s decision to fire him through a text message and that has now surfaced. KCEN reporter Jessica Morrey shared a screenshot of the text message Briles sent out to his players early...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Shawn Oakman, Baylor Player Charged With Sexual Assault, Getting Trashed On Twitter After Briles-Related Tweet

Last month, Baylor football player Shawn Oakman, one of the most physically imposing defensive ends in college football, was arrested and charged with sexual assault following an incident that allegedly took place with a fellow student on April 3. It was later revealed, in a report by Orangebloods, that Oakman had also been accused of domestic violence back in 2013. Thursday, Baylor...
Via College Spun
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Gridiron glory will no longer be the legacy of Art Briles era at Baylor

On the night of Dec. 6, 2014, Art Briles literally stood at the center of college football.Standing at midfield of a brand-new stadium that never would have been built without him, surrounded by students celebrating a Big 12 championship-clinching win over Kansas State, Baylor's coach looked into the television cameras and made his case for why the Bears should be selected for the...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Former & current Baylor football players respond to Art Briles’ dismissal

The college football landscape was rocked on Thursday when it was announced that Baylor fired head coach Art Briles amid cases of sexual assault allegations against his players that allegedly go back as far as 2009. The Pepper Hamilton report reportedly found that the Baylor football program instituted little to no disciplinary punishments towards its players while also covering...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Art Briles’ daughter calls firing ‘outrageous’ and ‘disgusting’

On Thursday, the Baylor Bears announced the firing of head coach Art Briles. It was a move that everyone knew had to come in the midst of a sexual assault scandal, but there are some who have spoken up to defend the former coach. One of his biggest supporters, naturally, is his daughter. Staley Lebby, the daughter of Art Briles and wife of running backs coach Jeff Lebby, took to...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

KD Cannon, Terence Williams sticking around at Baylor

The Baylor Bears have had a bad couple of days since head coach Art Briles was fired from his position with the team. A number of recruits have jumped ship along the way, but veteran players KD Cannon and Terence Williams announced they are going to be sticking around with the team. A number of 2017 recruits, including four-star quarterback Kellen Moud and four-star tight end Kedrick...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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