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Wide Receiver Ishmael Zamora Baylor's Next Break Out Offensive Weapon?

The Baylor Bears have turned in to one of the most exciting and dynamic offenses in college football under the direction of Art Briles. The long time cellar dweller has become the toast of the Big 12 conference having one it the last two seasons and should be right in the mix this coming season as well.While folks have come to know the Bears best as the proving ground for Robert...
Via FatManWriting
55 minutes ago  |  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
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nacita apologizes for accepting impermissible benefits

Former Baylor sophomore walk-on running back Silas Nacita apologized Thursday for accepting impermissible benefits that led to him being declared ineligible to play football for the Bears.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
2 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-homeless Baylor RB sidelined by NCAA rule violation

Baylor running back Silas Nacita, a once-homeless backup, is no longer a member of the Bears program after accepting impermissible benefits last summer, a violation of NCAA rules.  "Silas Nacita will not be a part of the football program moving forward due to rules violations that impact his eligibility," Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said. "We appreciate his contributions...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Briles bent on building dynasty at Baylor

Art Briles is more Steve Jobs than Darth Vader. Why build off someone else's empire when you can find a new way to do something and just create your own? It's tougher than it sounds, but Briles is doing it. Like Jobs, he's done it all in a long-sleeve mock turtleneck, too.  So far, Briles has fulfilled a little more than 16 percent of his grand vision for Baylor. Two consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince, No. 20 Baylor top K-State 69-42 for 20-win season

WACO, Texas (AP) Taurean Prince scored 14 points, Rico Gathers had 13 points and 10 rebounds and No. 20 Baylor secured another 20-win season under coach Scott Drew, beating Kansas State 69-42 Saturday. Prince also had five steals and five assists for the Bears, who have seven of the school's 10 seasons with 20 wins since Drew arrived in 2003. With consecutive wins since a two-game...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor tops K-State for 20-win season

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Taurean Prince scored 14 points, Rico Gathers had 13 points and 10 rebounds and No. 20 Baylor secured another 20-win season under coach Scott Drew, beating Kansas State 69-42 Saturday. Prince also had five steals and five assists for the Bears, who have seven of the school's 10 seasons with 20 wins since Drew arrived in 2003. With consecutive wins since a two...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor tops K-State for 20-win season

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Taurean Prince scored 14 points, Rico Gathers had 13 points and 10 rebounds and No. 20 Baylor secured another 20-win season under coach Scott Drew, beating Kansas State 69-42 Saturday. Prince also had five steals and five assists for the Bears, who have seven of the school's 10 seasons with 20 wins since Drew arrived in 2003. With consecutive wins since a two...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football 2015: Who Will Be The Best In The Big 12?

The Big 12 has seen it's two smaller private schools rise above the rest.  It wasn't long ago that the likes of Oklahoma and Texas were always the favorites to win the Big 12.  Those two former powerhouses still have some work in front of them to catch TCU and Baylor.Baylor finished 2014 with a record of 11-2.  The Bears return 18 starters from last year.  Both sides of the ball...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 Baylor hangs on to beat Texas Tech with help from bench

  Taurean Prince is used to being the spark off the bench for No. 20 Baylor. Tuesday night was no different as he scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and the Bears held off Texas Tech 54-49. The Bears came out flat and weren't moving the ball well but started to improve a couple of minutes before he entered the game, Prince said. ''I just came in and kept things going...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 Baylor hangs on to beat Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Taurean Prince scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and No. 20 Baylor held off Texas Tech 54-49 on Tuesday night Prince was 9 for 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers. He didn't score in the second half until 8:32 remained. Lester Medford scored 10 points for the Bears (19-7, 7-6 Big 12). Royce O'Neale hit a 3-pointer with 4:08 to go to put...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 Baylor hangs on to beat Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Taurean Prince scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and No. 20 Baylor held off Texas Tech 54-49 on Tuesday night Prince was 9 for 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers. He didn't score in the second half until 8:32 remained. Lester Medford scored 10 points for the Bears (19-7, 7-6 Big 12). Royce O'Neale hit a 3-pointer with 4:08 to go to put...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 Baylor hangs on to beat Texas Tech 54-49

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Taurean Prince scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and No. 20 Baylor held off Texas Tech 54-49 on Tuesday night Prince was 9 for 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers. He didn't score in the second half until 8:32 remained. Lester Medford scored 10 points for the Bears (19-7, 7-6 Big 12). Royce O'Neale hit a 3-pointer with 4:08 to go to put...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor-Texas Tech Preview

Baylor's last trip to Texas Tech resulted in an embarrassing loss. This time, the No. 20 Bears are seeking to avoid their first three-game slide of the season Tuesday night when they visit the last-place Red Raiders. Baylor (18-7, 6-6 Big 12) fell 74-65 to then-No. 21 Oklahoma State on Monday and 74-64 at No. 8 Kansas on Saturday. Coach Scott Drew is counting on the senior leadership...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: Baylor Comeback, Big Monday, and WVU Prop Bets

Death, taxes, and Daniel screwing up college basketball predictions. Oh, and also, KU beat Baylor at home, Cliff Alexander didn’t play very much, and Kentucky won. It had to have been the most predictable weekend in the history of the sport. Kansas survived a tougher-than-most-expected-it-to-be game against the Baylor Bears to pick up their 10th win of the conference season. Cliff...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor's Gathers has 4 consecutive 15-rebound games

WACO, Texas (AP) Off the court, Baylor post player Rico Gathers Sr. is a relaxed family man with a wife and 7-month-old son. At game time for the 16th-ranked Bears, the 6-foot-8, 275-pound junior takes on a much different persona. He is going to do whatever is necessary to get every possible rebound. ''I'm really gritty and grimy,'' Gathers said, chuckling about his on-court transformation...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 Oklahoma St. wins 3rd in row, 74-65 at No. 16 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Le'Bryan Nash scored 22 points and Phil Forte had 16 of his 18 after halftime as No. 21 Oklahoma State rallied for a 74-65 win at No. 16 Baylor on Monday night, the Cowboys' third consecutive win over a Top 25 team. It's the first time Oklahoma State (17-7, 7-5 Big 12) has won three straight games against ranked teams during a regular season. Taurean Prince had...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurean Prince Sinks Unlikely Shot Against Oklahoma State

Baylor Bears forward Taurean Prince sunk a very weird shot on Monday night thanks to the assistance of a Cowboys defender.
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St.-Baylor Preview

After upsetting Big 12 leader Kansas, Oklahoma State would like to continue its resurgence with a historic third straight victory over a ranked opponent and its first sweep of Baylor in nine years. The 19th-ranked Bears get their shot at the Jayhawks next weekend, but first they'll try to keep pace with their 18th win in 19 home games and ninth in a row there over Oklahoma State...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 Baylor routs No. 15 West Virginia 87-69

Rico Gathers had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 19 Baylor used a strong start to beat No. 15 West Virginia 87-69 on Saturday. The Bears (18-5, 6-4 Big 12) went ahead by 22 points midway through the first half and cruised from there, leading by as many as 26 points after halftime. Only a late 9-0 run helped the Mountaineers avoid the worst home loss in Bob Huggins' eight seasons...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gathers scores 17 as No. 19 Baylor routs No. 15 West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Rico Gathers had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 19 Baylor used a strong start to beat No. 15 West Virginia 87-69 on Saturday. Gathers earned his 12th double-double of the season. Royce O'Neale and Taurean Prince added 15 points apiece for Baylor (18-5, 6-4 Big 12). The Bears jumped ahead by 22 points in the first half and cruised from there, leading by as...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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