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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

3-star WR Cameron Stewart commits to UCF Knights

After finishing with a 12-1 record and defeating the Baylor Bears in the Fiesta Bowl, the Central Florida Knights expect to take their recruiting to another level. On Tuesday, they landed their first commitment in the class of 2015 when 3-star wide receiver Cameron Stewart gave his pledge to the Knights. He announced the decision via his twitter account. The 6’3,185-pound Stewart...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Speedy ATH John Humphrey commits to the Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears have added another potential playmaker to the fold on Tuesday with the commitment of League City (Texas) Clear Falls athlete John Humphrey, who announced his commitment via Twitter: The official declaration came just minutes after Humphrey spoke with head coach Art Briles: Humphrey last visited Baylor in late March and had a top three ($) of Baylor, Ole Miss, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

3-star OT Sam Tecklenburg commits to Baylor Bears

On Tuesday, the Baylor Bears got a commitment from one of the fastest players in the country when 3-star wide receiver John Humphrey gave his pledge to the Bears. Just a day later, the Bears got someone to open holes and protect the quarterback so players like Humphrey can make plays. 3-star offensive tackle Sam Tecklenburg gave his pledge to the Bears on Wednesday. “Yes sir...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s new tailgating area will make you jealous

In 2013, the Baylor Bears said goodbye to Floyd Casey Stadium after 64 years. McLane Stadium is in the process of being built with hope that it will be ready for the 2014 season opener. So what happens to Floyd Casey? According to this tweet from Baylor football, they taking some of the turf and making it into a tailgating area. The Floyd Casey Stadium turf has found a new home in...
Via Crystal Ball Run
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s new tailgating area will make you jealous

In 2013, the Baylor Bears said goodbye to Floyd Casey Stadium after 64 years. McLane Stadium is in the process of being built with hope that it will be ready for the 2014 season opener. So what happens to Floyd Casey? According to this tweet from Baylor football, they taking some of the turf and making it into a tailgating area. The Floyd Casey Stadium turf has found a new home in...
Via Bloguin Best
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s all on the line today for WVU baseball

After the disappointing loss to TCU yesterday by a score of 6-2 the Mountaineers are faced with an elimination game this evening against the Baylor Bears. WVU swept the two game regular season series against the Bears in Charleston, WV early in the season. Today’s game obviously has more dire consequences though. The Mountaineers currently sit at #31 in the latest NCAA baseball...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU BSB – Exit Stage Sloppy- Bears win 9-4

Moore, OK (May 23rd, 2014) – Starters Ross Vance (WVU) and Nick Lewis (BU) pitched excellent games into the 7th inning with the score tied 2-2 before what seemed like an easy double play had the throw sail into the outfield scoring two runs; that opened a comedy of errors in the top of the 7th for the Mountaineers that saw three errors, a walk with the bases loaded by reliever...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Baylor Head Coach Art Briles is Ready to Lay the Smack Down

After being the doormat of the Big 12 for years the Baylor Bears appear to have established a new position among the conference's elite. How can we tell? Well--for the first time since 1975 Baylor is featured on the cover of Doak Campbell's Texas Football.Texas? Yeah, they got a small pic in the corner.@ShehanJeyarajahGood pic, but this one with a WWE-style championship...
Via FatManWriting
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor coach Art Briles on cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine

Coach Art Briles and his Baylor Bears were featured on the cover of the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, 2014 Summer edition.  Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is a popular Texas amateur football magazine and is more evidence of a national program on the rise.  The Bears want more than contending for Big 12 Championships.  They want to be in the National Playoff...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top NBA Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin Diagnosed with Career-Ending Condition

In a shocking turn of events, BaylorBears.com is reporting that star center and potential top NBA Draft prospect, Isaiah Austin, has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. “This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him...
Via Thacover2
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Center Isaiah Austin has Marfan Syndrome; Ends NBA Career

Baylor center Isaiah Austin has defied the odds to this point to become a legitimate NBA player, but his pro career has ended before it could even begin. According to BaylorBears.com, Austin has been diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition known as Marfan syndrome. Genetic testing as part of preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft revealed that Austin suffers from the disease...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA prospect diagnosed with career-ending condition

Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. "This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him," head coach Scott Drew said. "His health is the most important thing, and while it's extremely sad...
Via RealGM
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor C Isaiah Austin’s career ended due to Marfan Syndrome

Heartbreaking news for a player who was projected as a first-round pick in Thursday’s 2014 NBA Draft. Former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin’s basketball career is over, according to a statement made on the Baylor website, as Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. The condition is career-ending, and only one-in-5,000 people suffer from the condition. […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Prospect Has Career-Ending Condition

credit: ncaa.com Well, you can file this under the category of stories that you always hate to see. Isaiah Austin, a big man from Baylor, was hoping to hear his name somewhere in the NBA Draft. While he wasn’t a top prospect, he was an intriguing second round option. He was very productive at Baylor, despite only being able to see out of one eye. Now, his career is over. Austin...
Via Pass The Pill
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin Diagnosed with Career-Ending Condition

In a shocking turn of events, BaylorBears.com is reporting that star center and potential top NBA Draft prospect, Isaiah Austin, has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. “This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin has Marfan syndrome

Former Baylor star Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a serious medial condition and will not be able to pursue a career in the NBA, it was announced Sunday. Austin, who had been projected as a late first-round pick, underwent a standard physical at the NBA combine where his EKG test revealed an abnormality. After additional genetic tests, results came back positive for Marfan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Posts Inspirational Message On Instagram After News That His Basketball Career Is Over

No one would blame Isaiah Austin if he decided to stay out of the public eye for a while. Earlier today, news came out that Austin, the former Baylor star, has been diagnosed with rare Marfan syndrome, and that his basketball career cannot continue, incredibly heartbreaking news for the NBA hopeful just days before the draft. Instead, Austin posted a message to Instagram, and it...
Via College Spun
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star out of NBA

Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career. The disorder was discovered during genetic testing in preparation for next week's NBA Draft, where he was likely to be selected. Austin left Baylor after his sophomore year, but coach Scott Drew said he's hopeful the 7-1 Arlington, Texas native will return to campus...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Invites Baylor's Isaiah Austin to the Draft

Thursday was going to be a big day for Baylor big man Isaiah Austin. He probably wasn't going to be a first rounder in the NBA draft, but someone was going to take the 7'1" center. During his time at Baylor he proved to be a solid player and with the right mentor/coach who knows what could have happened.Yes, could have. Since he's been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome...
Via FatManWriting
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin Diagnosed With Career Ending Genetic Disorder

Sunday it was announced that one NBA prospect’s dreams of going to the league and come to an abrupt end. Baylor’s Isaiah Austin will be forced into medical retirement from playing competitive basketball. During normal pre-draft procedures, Austin went through a series of medical tests and it was discovered that he’s suffering from a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome,...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

We Could All Learn From NBA Prospect Isaiah Austin And How He’s Dealing With Career-Ending Diagnosis

On Sunday, as the NBA Draft is nearing closer and closer, former Baylor star and NBA prospect Isaiah Austin delivered some terrible news. He would be unable to have a career in the NBA due to a rare genetic disorder. Austin was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a disorder which affects a person’s connective tissue. It can affect many parts of the body, including the heart, bones...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor, WR Robbie Rhodes part ways

Baylor and receiver Robbie Rhodes have "parted ways for undisclosed reasons" according to a report from ESPN Radio in Central Texas. Rhodes, a 6-foot, 190-pound native of Fort Worth, Texas came to Baylor as the No. 2 overall receiver in the class of 2012. He earned rave reviews for his performance as a true freshman in preseason camp a year ago, but battled injuries and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Kicks Former 4/5 Star Recruit WR Robbie Rhodes Off Team For Second Failed Drug Test

The story of Baylor wide receiver--or rather former Baylor wide receiver--Robbie Rhodes is a sad one. A four or five star recruit (depending on which site you looked at) he was in the perfect place to show case his talent for the NFL--the pass happy attack of the Big 12's newest powerhouse, the Baylor Bears.He was going to take on a big role in the offense next season--yes,...
Via FatManWriting
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Baylor C Austin has $1M insurance policy

Former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin, who saw his dreams of playing in the NBA abruptly come to a halt this week, has an insurance policy worth at least $1 million, his agent, Dwon Clifton, confirmed to ESPN.com. "We will get through this week, and then we'll file the claim and get the ball rolling," Clifton said. The 7-foot-1 Austin took out the insurance policy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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