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Cotton Bowl Classic 2014: Baylor vs. Michigan State Preview

When: Jan. 1, 12:30pm ESTWhere: Arlington, TX; AT&T StadiumTV: ESPNSpread: Baylor -3 (via VegasInsider.com)All-Time Series: Michigan State leads 1-0Last Meeting: Michigan State W, 28-10 (1968) Gift Bag: no information disclosed by bowl committee (courtesy sportsbusinessdaily.com) Statistical Breakdown: Offense:   Defense: Preview: This is the one game the Big Ten needs, no...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan St.-Baylor Preview

Bryce Petty and Connor Cook aren't fraternity brothers, but their cavalier references to each other show the bond the two forged while working out together over the summer. They also happen to quarterback two of the most productive offenses in the country for programs that failed to fulfill aspirations of reaching the inaugural College Football Playoff. Neither is bitter about having...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baylor lands 5-star QB Stidham after he decommits from Texas Tech

Five-star recruit Jarrett Stidham, Scout.com's second-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2015, committed to Baylor on Friday, according to multiple reports. Stidham had decommitted from Texas Tech earlier this month. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder out of Stephenville, Texas, is No. 17 recruit in the country. But is he ready to fill the shoes of senior Bryce Petty, who'll be off to the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor football’s Hager to play in East-West Shrine Game

Baylor senior linebacker Bryce Hager has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
6 days ago

Motley scores 16, leads Baylor over New Mexico State 66-55

WACO, Texas (AP) Johnathan Motley scored 16 points, and Al Freeman and Lester Medford added 10 each to lead Baylor past New Mexico State 66-55 on Wednesday night. Rico Gathers had 12 rebounds for Baylor (9-1). Remi Barry scored 14 and Pascal Siakam had 12 points to lead New Mexico State (4-7). New Mexico State opened the second half strong, hitting back-to-back 3s from Barry and...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Motley scores 16, leads Baylor over New Mexico State 66-55

WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Scott Drew has a remedy for his team's poor free-throw shooting performance Wednesday night. ''We always shoot free throws. Maybe we shouldn't shoot free throws. It would save us a lot of practice time. We can't do worse,'' he said. Baylor hit 52 percent of its free throws - its worst free throw shooting performance of the season - but still beat New Mexico...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Added To NBA 2K15’s Player List

By now, you’ve probably already heard the story of Isaiah Austin, the former Baylor star and NBA prospect who had his dreams of playing in the NBA crushed when he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome just prior to this summer’s draft. Though the genetic disorder ended Austin’s competitive playing days, there have been plenty of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor QB Bryce Petty On Last Season’s Fiesta Bowl Loss: “I Don’t Want That Feeling Ever Again”

Don’t expect Baylor to take things lightly in this year’s Cotton Bowl against Michigan State. Even though the Bears are likely disappointed about narrowly missing this season’s College Football Playoff, they remember what it felt like to lose last year’s Fiesta Bowl to a Blake Bortles-led UCF team. Quarterback Bryce Petty says that last year’s loss still stings. Bryce...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin is now a player in 2K15

2K is a great company and now one that people will really connect with as they’ve done something incredibly awesome. They’ve made former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin a playable character in their newest game — 2K15. As announced by @kingjames, 2K is proud to have Isaiah Austin join #NBA2K15 in free agency pool & as first MyTEAM Emerald card A video posted by ...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin is now a player in 2K15

2K is a great company and now one that people will really connect with as they’ve done something incredibly awesome. They’ve made former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin a playable character in their newest game — 2K15. As announced by @kingjames, 2K is proud to have Isaiah Austin join #NBA2K15 in free agency pool & as first MyTEAM Emerald card A video posted by ...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Petty On Instagram: “Might Have To Split The Trophy, But Can’t Ever Split This Feeling

Despite the Big 12 launching a “One True Champion” marketing campaign, two teams wound up being crowned conference winners in 2014. Baylor, which posted an 8-1 league record, was forced to split the title with TCU, a team it beat. The decision upset many in Waco, who believed that the conference should have been boasting Baylor as its true champion. Wednesday night, Bears quarterback...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans, Baylor Bears Can Make Statements In Intriguing Cotton Bowl Match-Up

Michigan State and Baylor will face off in the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 2015 at Cowboys Stadium, pictured here. (Dan Huntley, Flickr) If there were two teams that needed each other more this bowl season than the Michigan State Spartans and Baylor Bears, it certainly isn’t obvious who they are. Most of the 2014 year, the Bears, despite maintaining one of college football’s best...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

After playoff shutout, Big 12 admits 'it's back to the drawing board'

  Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff. After weeks of talk about whether Baylor or TCU deserved to be in the playoff, neither made it Sunday, and the Big 12 may be reconsidering how to declare its champion. "That will cause us to go back to the drawing board a little bit and talk about whether...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

TCU, Baylor Players Were Not Happy After College Football Playoff Snubs

College football’s new four-team playoff system was supposed to eliminate the controversy surrounding who deserved to be the best team in the nation. Try telling that to TCU and Baylor. The two Big 12 schools felt the wrath of the selection committee Sunday, as both found themselves outside the Top Four in the commitee’s final rankings. The Bears...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor QB Bryce Petty Tweets That He Is Proud Of His Team Even Though It Missed The Playoff

Despite going 11-1 and being named the Big 12 co-champions, Baylor will not play in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Bears were the first team to miss out, as they were ranked No. 5 in the most recent rankings. Baylor QB Bryce Petty sent out a tweet after learning about his team’s fate. The squad’s senior signal caller said that no matter what, he is proud of his team...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football’s Final Pre-Playoff Selection AP Poll is out

The final AP Poll is out prior to the College Football Playoff selection. Coming in at No. 4 were the Baylor Bears, just ahead of No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 TCU. Here is the full poll: AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Alabama (27) 12-1 1452 2 Florida State (25) 13-0 […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Petty leads No. 6 Baylor past Kansas State, to share of Big 12 title

WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Art Briles accepted another Big 12 championship trophy and stated his case that the fifth-ranked Bears should be considered the league's "One True Champion." Now the Bears have to wait and see on what seems like a long shot for a spot in the College Football Playoff. After Baylor grabbed a share of its second conference title in a row with a 38-27 victory...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

TCU, Baylor have strong playoff cases but Big 12 still might be toast

FORT WORTH AND WACO, Texas -- On the final night of the regular season, roughly 13 hours before the selection committee will render its final verdict, the head coach of one of the contenders got into a tiff with his conference commissioner during the middle of a purportedly celebratory moment. Welcome to the first-ever College Football Playoff. On a hastily erected stage where No...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor QB Bryce Petty Has Perfect Response to College Football Playoff Question

Baylor Bears quarterback Bryce Petty had a heck of a day for the last game he will ever play in front of the home crowd in Waco: 34-40, 412 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception along with another touchdown on the ground. After beating the No. 9 Kansas State Wildcats 38-27 his Bears had secured a share of the Big 12 Conference Championship and made a pretty good statement for the...
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget The Playoff For A Moment: Baylor Is The Big 12 Champion… If History is Any Measure

The Baylor Bears defeated the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday night in Waco, Texas, to finish with an 8-1 Big 12 record, atop the conference standings alongside the TCU Horned Frogs. You might have heard this at some point in the past week: Baylor beat TCU head-to-head. The score was 61-58. Just wanted to make sure you knew, because really, there was a dearth of information circulating...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget The Playoff For A Moment: Baylor Is The Big 12 Champion… If History is Any Measure

The Baylor Bears defeated the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday night in Waco, Texas, to finish with an 8-1 Big 12 record, atop the conference standings alongside the TCU Horned Frogs. You might have heard this at some point in the past week: Baylor beat TCU head-to-head. The score was 61-58. Just wanted to make sure you knew, because really, there was a dearth of information circulating...
Via The Student Section
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Great win, but was it enough?

Never has a championship trophy been cloaked in more mystery than the one the Baylor Bears captured Saturday night.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
18 days ago

K-State lost game and its share of Big 12 -- but might have done Baylor even more damage

Sure, they lost the game. And a share of the Big 12 title. But if there's any comfort for Kansas State fans, it's that they probably took Baylor's College Football Playoff hopes right down Desolation Road right them. Kansas State needed to win, and whatever happened, happened. Simple. Baylor didn't just need to win. Baylor needed to shame the Wildcats -- or shame them enough that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Petty helps No. 5 Baylor past No. 9 Kansas St

WACO, Texas (AP) -- No. 5 Baylor did what it had to do keep alive its chance for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Bryce Petty and company grabbed a share of a second consecutive Big 12 title. Up next for the Bears is wait and see. Petty threw for 412 yards, Johnny Jefferson had two touchdown runs and Baylor beat No. 9 Kansas State 38-27 on Saturday night. Baylor (11-1, 8-1...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Petty helps No. 5 Baylor past No. 9 Kansas St

WACO, Texas (AP) Bryce Petty threw for 412 yards, Johnny Jefferson had two touchdown runs and fifth-ranked Baylor claimed a share of its second consecutive Big 12 title with a 38-27 win over ninth-ranked Kansas State on Saturday night. The Bears (11-1, 8-1 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) now have to wait and see if they will get a chance to be in the four-team playoff. TCU, which also grabbed...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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