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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

Photo: Isaiah Austin Selling “Dream Again” Shirts In Support Of The Marfan Foundation

On Sunday, we learned the deeply unfortunate news that Baylor’s Isaiah Austin would not be able to pursue a professional basketball career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Austin seems to be keeping his head up and taking the entire situation in stride, and is now a valuable spokesman for the Marfan foundation. The former Baylor Bear posted a new shirt design on his...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Releases Dream Again Shirts to Benefit the Marfan Foundation

The of story of Baylor big-man Isaiah Austin and his dream of playing in the NBA that was derailed after is was discovered he had a career ending genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome, saddened the world over the weekend. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, Austin will use his platform to bring awareness to the syndrome. Become a part of my story and support the @NMF_Marfan...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Marcus Smart And Aaron Gordon Support Isaiah Austin’s ‘Dream Again’ Campaign At NBA Draft

On Tuesday, former Baylor player Isaiah Austin announced that he would be selling shirts featuring the phrase Dream Again in support of the Marfan Foundation, which leads in the fight against Marfan syndrome, the disorder that cut Austin’s basketball career short just days before the NBA Draft. Despite the fact that he won’t be playing in the NBA, Austin is still attending the...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA’s Gesture Toward Isaiah Austin Might Be Draft’s Highlight (Video)

Isaiah Austin learned last week that his NBA career was over before it started. He still was selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft, though. Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a disorder that harms the connective tissue in the body. Austin, a projected mid- to late-first-round pick, was forced to retire from basketball because of the severity of the illness. But Austin...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears Off-Season Training Video Will Get You Pumped for the Coming Season

We are still a month away from actual practice starting and two from a real football game being played. Yes--depressing news. I know. Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles knows this too and recently decided to do something to appease the fans for at least a moment or two.So he gave us a little something to watch.@SportsDayDFWBriles sent this tweet out in to the world prior to the Fourth...
Via FatManWriting
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Bryce Petty Posts Hilarious Golf Simulator Mishap On Instagram

Bryce Petty is a Heisman hopeful quarterback and leader of the one college football’s most potent offenses, and by all accounts he’s a really impressive person. One thing he is not, is someone to go golfing with if you don’t want to be hit by flying balls or clubs, apparently.  This video is about a month old, but it’s too good to pass on sharing. Petty went to a golf simulator...
Via College Spun
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Posts Transcript Of Heartbreaking Conversation He Had With A Random Woman

Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been nothing but courageous and inspirational since learning that he’d no longer be able to continue his basketball career due to a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome. But the former NBA hopeful apparently ran into a situation that was a bit tough to handle today. Austin posted the transcript of a conversation that he claims to have had...
Via College Spun
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New stadium changing everything at Baylor

WACO, Texas --Two years ago, Art Briles had just stepped outside Baylor's football facility when a carload of fans from an out-of-state in-conference school stopped him in the parking lot. They were driving through Texas and stopped to see Baylor's campus but had a problem. "Where's the football stadium?" they asked. Briles drew them a map and showed them how...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears Head Coach Art Briles Sees More to Coaching Than Just Winning

Winning is important to every coach at every level of whatever game they are involved with. At the high school, college, and NFL level it is usually the difference between keeping one's job and updating their resume. More often than not you tend to get paid more if you win as well.So it would come as no surprise if  a coach were to saying winning is what matters most, but Baylor...
Via FatManWriting
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Invites Isaiah Austin To The ESPY Awards

Ever since his basketball career was cut short by Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of human connective tissue, different organizations have honored former Baylor center Isaiah Austin. He was “drafted” by the NBA at the 2014 Draft, where Austin was a projected second round pick, and now ESPN has decided to invite Austin to the ESPY Awards. According to a tweet by Bears...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor O-lineman arrested on aggravated assault charge

The latest incident to trigger a resetting of the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker is a rather serious one. According to the Waco Tribune, Baylor offensive lineman Jacob Kyle was one of three men arrested and charged following an incident this past May at a place in Waco called BSR Cable Park. As for Kyle, the 19-year-old lineman was charged with aggravated assault causing serious...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor QB Bryce Petty poised for another monster season

DALLAS -- The numbers were good enough for Baylor's Bryce Petty last season that head coach Art Briles thought his quarterback deserved a trip to the Heisman Trophy ceremony last December. It didn't happen though as Petty's rise from an unknown commodity to one of the top QBs in the country for one of the top teams didn't merit a trip to New York. That won't be...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Offers Isaiah Austin A Job After Graduation

After being diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, Baylor star Isaiah Austin, dream of becoming a professional NBA player was suddenly out of his grasp.  When the NBA found out the news of Austin, NBA commissioner Adam Silver did something very admirable, he drafted Austin and helped him live at least part of his dream; but it doesn’t end there. While Austin may not be able to play on...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s New McLane Stadium From A Drone’s View

The Baylor Bears are ready to open their sparkling new football venue. Here's video of the finished McLane Stadium from a drone.
Via Gamedayr
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Kyle Fuller Injures Ankle Early 1st Quarter

Early in the 1st Quarter in the start of the Bears vs Jaguars preseason game, Kyle Fuller was running to make a tackle and had his ankle stepped on.  He left the game and it was just announced that he will not return to the game. Watch his back ankle in the video. Kyle Fuller exits Bears' preseason game with injury: Bears rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller injured his ankl… http...
Via Sports Mockery
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor University Announces App For In-Game Replays On Mobile Devices

The Baylor Bears are getting ready for the new McLane Stadium and they unveiled a new app for fans to use during games to get replays and stats on their Mobile Devices. They used Extreme Networks to outfit their stadium with the capability of allowing fans better cell phone service. It’s a ground-breaking experience for […] The post Baylor University Announces App For In-Game...
Via Diehardsport
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s New McLane Stadium Is Amazing, Has A Ridiculous Recruit Lounge

It looks like the Baylor Bears put the $260 million for a new stadium to good use. The new McLane Stadium is simply phenomenal and is complete with a ridiculous recruit lounge that allows you to see the field from it. Here’s the hallway recruits walk in: The new recruiting lounge: The view from the […] The post Baylor’s New McLane Stadium Is Amazing, Has A Ridiculous Recruit...
Via Diehardsport
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Bryce Petty Should Be a Heisman Trophy Candidate

Bryce Petty of the Baylor Bears may be the best quarterback in all of college football, but he doesn’t garner enough national attention. Despite his play on the field and video game like stats Petty is rarely brought up in comparison to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Petty helped the Bears to an 11-2 record under his first season as a starter. In his first season Petty was...
Via The Front Office News
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears 2014 Betting Odds And Predictions

Betting odds and predictions for the 2014 Baylor Bears.
Via Gamedayr
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears 2014 Betting Odds

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Via Next Impulse Sports
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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