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Photo: Baylor Football Hangs Another Big 12 Champions Sign Inside Team Meeting Room

Due to re-alignment, the Big 12 Conference hasn’t had a championship game since 2010, meaning the regular season winner has been the sole league champion the past four seasons. The Baylor Bears won the Big 12 regular season crown outright in 2013, and tied with TCU for it this season. Baylor had the tiebreaker over the Horned Frogs this year by virtue of its 61-58 victory. The...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 Baylor's late run fuels win over No. 19 Oklahoma

  Lester Medford had 17 points, Rico Gathers provided the rim-rocking highlight in a game-clinching run and No. 21 Baylor went on to a 69-58 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Saturday night. Medford hit a 3-pointer in a late 10-0 run that finally put the Bears (15-4, 3-3 Big 12) ahead to stay. Then came a long defensive rebound by Kenny Chery and a pass ahead to Royce O'Neale, who...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 Baylor late run for win over No. 19 Oklahoma

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Lester Medford had 17 points, Rico Gathers provided the rim-rocking highlight in a game-clinching run and No. 21 Baylor went on to a 69-58 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Saturday night. Medford hit a 3-pointer in a late 10-0 run that finally put the Bears (15-4, 3-3 Big 12) ahead to stay. Then came a long defensive rebound by Kenny Chery and a pass ahead to Royce...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 Baylor late run for 69-58 win over No. 19 Oklahoma

WACO, Texas (AP) Lester Medford had 17 points, Rico Gathers provided the rim-rocking highlight in a game-clinching run and No. 21 Baylor went on to a 69-58 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Saturday night. Medford hit a 3-pointer in a late 10-0 run that finally put the Bears (15-4, 3-3 Big 12) ahead to stay. Then came a long defensive rebound by Kenny Chery and a pass ahead to Royce...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma-Baylor Preview

In a bizarre set of circumstances, Baylor took a break from Big 12 play to beat up a much weaker opponent last time out. The No. 21 Bears could find themselves back in grind-it-out-mode with 19th-ranked Oklahoma coming to town Saturday. Baylor's last four conference contests have come down to the wire. The Bears (14-4, 2-3) went 2-2 over that stretch, with three of those games decided...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor Unveils Awesome New Gray Helmets

The Baylor Bears won’t be suiting up for another football game for another eight months or so, but when they do, they’ll apparently have at least one new option when it comes to their headgear. Jeff Barlow, the school’s Director of Equipment Services, tweeted out a photo of a new gray lid that he claims is a “new addition to the family.” We’re assuming that means it...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UTN News: 1/22 Hump Day Heroes

Happy hump day ya’ll. If you don’t work retail, this week only has one more work day. If you are the type that has built your life around watching football on the weekends, this particular weekend may not bring you much joy as the only game of note is the Pro-Bowl (eeew). There should be some good basketball on, the football season as we know it, is just about over. On a less...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rico Gathers has 28 rebounds to lead No. 21 Baylor over NAIA school

  Rico Gathers set career highs with 25 points and a Big 12-record 28 rebounds, and No. 21 Baylor finally pulled away in the second half for an 81-61 win over NAIA school Huston-Tillotson on Wednesday night. With their two senior starters both getting a night off, the Bears (14-4) trailed by as many as nine points early. They led 37-36 at halftime only after Taurean Prince's buzzer...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gathers has 25 points, 28 rebounds in No. 21 Baylor's win

WACO, Texas (AP) Rico Gathers set career highs with 25 points and a Big 12-record 28 rebounds, and No. 21 Baylor finally pulled away in the second half for an 81-61 win over NAIA school Huston-Tillotson on Wednesday night. With their two senior starters both getting a night off, the Bears (14-4) trailed by as many as nine points early. They led 37-36 at halftime only after Taurean...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor QB Commit J.W. Ketchum Had An Awesome BU Birthday Cake

J.W. Ketchum III from Houston is one of two quarterbacks committed to Baylor in the 2015 class, and based on the birthday cake that he posted to Twitter this morning, he is a very solid verbal.  my birthday cake was live #BU19 SIC’EM BEARS !! pic.twitter.com/es1CVVyhWH — KING✨ (@official_jk3) January 18, 2015 Ketchum is a three-star recruit ranked as the my birthday cake...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chery's late jumper lifts No. 22 Baylor over No. 11 Iowa State

  Kenny Chery made a jumper with 4.7 seconds left and No. 22 Baylor pulled out a 74-73 win over No. 11 Iowa State after blowing a 14-point lead. Rico Gathers had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Bears (13-3, 2-2 Big 12), who had led throughout until Georges Niang made a jumper with 1:54 left for a 68-67 lead. Baylor had started the game with a 16-1 run, and was up 62-48 on a layup...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: Baylor W, Carlton Bragg, and I’m Frank Mason!

Have you heard @IAmRedhead‘s rap inspired by Frank Mason? If not, listen here. (Language – wear headphones around children) It’s been a great week for the Kansas Jayhawks, who defeated the Baylor Bears in Waco to open their Big 12 conference slate. The ugly win marked the 24th straight season that KU has opened conference play with a victory, and Ryan Landreth, Daniel Cunningham...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor-TCU Preview

Baylor is off to another slow start in Big 12 play, but junior forward Rico Gathers is hoping his team has a better response than last season. What would ultimately brighten the 21st-ranked Bears' outlook is getting their first league win, which they'll try to claim Saturday while adding to TCU's Big 12 woes. Baylor (11-3, 0-2) came up empty against two ranked teams to open conference...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor’s Already Added 2014 To The McLane Stadium “Big 12 Champions” Wall

This college football season is not even over yet, but Baylor is already showing off its latest Big 12 Championship at McLane Stadium. The athletic department has added 2014 to the stadium’s northwest wall to go with the 2013 title. Unfortunately, Baylor can’t add any signage signifying itself as the “one true champion.” Maybe next year, Bears fans. McLane Stadium’s NW...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin to be honored

Former Baylor forward Isaiah Austin will be honored at Wednesday’s game on “Dream Again Night” at the Ferrell Center.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Basketball
23 days ago

The best and worst of the Big 12's bowl season

For the last time this year, let's hand out the hardware for the Big 12's underwhelming bowl season.  Best offensive performance: Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor. Michigan State was not going to allow Baylor to run the ball and Petty carried the Bears' offense against a stout, experienced Spartans defense. The Bears didn't get the win, but Petty finished with 550 yards passing and completed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Four NFL players that Baylor monster Shawn Oakman could eat in one sitting

If you haven’t heard of Shawn Oakman by now odds are you haven’t been anywhere near the internet over the last couple of days. Oakman plays defensive end for Baylor and clocks in at 6’9″ and 280 pounds. He became a viral sensation online this week when this photo became the most meme-able thing on the planet: Twitter Discovered That Shawn Oakman Can Do Whatever He Wants...
Via cover32
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Monster Baylor DE an internet sensation after Cotton Bowl

Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman is a monster.  If you don't know who the 6-foot-9, 280-pounder is, just look him up on Twitter.  After the cameras caught him on the big screen at AT&T Stadium during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on Thursday, Oakman became a social media sensation.  Here's just a sample of what's being said: MORE FROM FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST:  - Highest paid coaches...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Shawn Oakman Jokes From Twitter

Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman became a national star during yesterday’s loss to Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl, simply for being one of the scariest looking people we’ve ever seen. The internet being the internet, people immediately started cracking jokes on Twitter. At one point today, Shawn Oakman was the #3 trending topic on Twitter–simply because of the jokes...
Via COED
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s 390-Pound Lineman Scores Fantastic Fat Guy Touchdown (Video)

There were plenty of awesome plays in college football on New Year’s Day. But nothing beats a fat guy touchdown. In the third quarter of the Cotton Bowl between No. 5 Baylor and No. 8 Michigan State, quarterback Bryce Petty dropped back to pass. As you might expect, the Spartans didn’t think to cover the massive 390-pound man who waddled down the middle of the field. So Petty...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartans complete improbable comeback over Baylor for Cotton Bowl crown

In one of the greatest games in Michigan State football history the resilient Spartans managed to erase a 20 point Baylor lead to beat the Bears 42-41 at the Cotton Bowl. WHAT A COMEBACK WIN! The Spartans defeat the Baylor Bears in comeback fashion, scoring the go ahead TD with 17… http://t.co/WhxzvAGSVb — The Majors E.Lansing (@TMSNXELansing) January 1, 2015 Like any 20...
Via The Majors Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook to Mumphery TD wins Cotton Bowl: Video

The Michigan State Spartans had a touch of luck as they scored 21 points unanswered in the 4th quarter to knock off the Baylor Bears in the Cotton Bowl. The Spartans blocked a Chris Callahan kick and a few minutes later Conner Cook hit Keith Mumphery for a  10 yard touchdown to seal the 42-41 victory. Check out the blocked field goal and touchdown below. I wrote Michigan State off...
Via The Front Office News
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Petty On Twitter: “It Has Been An Absolute Honor And Privilege To Have Been Baylor’s QB”

Bryce Petty had a fabulous statistical performance against Michigan State, throwing for 550 yards and three touchdowns in his final collegiate game. Unfortunately for Petty and his Bears teammates, Michigan State put together a wild comeback to steal a 42-41 Cotton Bowl win. However, Petty appears to be keeping his head held high, and sent out a nice message to fans on Twitter. ...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor shocked and silent in locker room after Cotton Bowl meltdown

ARLINGTON, Texas --There were two white boards that took up an entire wall in Baylor's locker room at AT&T Stadium.  Both read, in big, black capital letters: "BE A FINISHER!"  The last word was underlined.  It greeted Baylor's players when they filed through the locker room doors with a 10-point halftime lead. It greeted them again when they retreated from the field -- many...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor 400-pound lineman outruns 'small and fast' to the end zone

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Talk about your "big" plays: Baylor behemoth LaQuan McGowan provided inspiration for every out-of-shape guy watching games from his couch with his touchdown catch in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl. McGowan, listed as a 6-7, 390-pound backup offensive guard, was wide open when he caught the 18-yard pass in the third quarter. He appeared to be running a seam route, or...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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