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Bears incredible run at heart of changing perception of Texas football

When the Southwest Conference died and the Big 12 emerged, the lowly Baylor Bears weren't exactly a welcomed entity. It took a little political muscle from the late governor of Texas Ann Richards, a Baylor alum.   In the first 14 seasons in the Big 12, the Bears won 14 games. Coaches with grand plans came and went and nothing changed. Then Art Briles, born in Rule, Texas, played...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

How 400-pound LaQuan McGowan will scare the dickens out of defenders

How will Baylor Bears coach Art Briles use 400-pound tight end LaQuan McGowan?   Let us count the ways. And each one should scare the dickens out of the poor defensive backs tasked with bringing the big man down.   First picture McGowan as a run blocker. Care to get in the way? Then see him as a brick wall in pass protection. Think you can overpower him? And as Michigan State saw...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taking over as Baylor's quarterback these days can make your head spin

The gap between Robert Griffin III bringing Heisman Trophy glory to Baylor and Bryce Petty winning consecutive Big 12 championships for the former laughingstock can easily be forgotten.Nick Florence only threw for 4,309 yards, more than Griffin or Petty ever did.Now comes Seth Russell to add to the growing lore of what it is to be a Baylor quarterback."Some days," Russell told to...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bears loaded with vets, but still a few position battles remain unsettled

Technically, quarterback remains an unsettled position battle. But that just seems like semantics with Seth Russell in total control.So which positions remain up for grabs on a team with the majority of its starters returning?Middle linebacker is a big one. Bryce Hager, one of the all-time blue-collar linebackers in Baylor's history will take his shot at the NFL, leaving a big-time...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manu LeComte Leaves The U, Transfers to Baylor

Once again, the Baylor Bears continue to be a staple in Big 12 college basketball. Per ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, guard Manu LeComte will transfer from the University of Miami to Baylor. Miami transfer Manu Lecomte has committed to Baylor, source told ESPN. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 21, 2015 Hailing from Belgium, the 5-foot-11, 170 pound LeComte averaged 7.9 points...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears got that bling, as in their championship rings

Lost in the haze of the College Football Playoff committee leaving the Big 12 out of the inaugural four-team bracket, was the fact that the Baylor Bears claimed back-to-back conference championships. That they had to share the title with the TCU Horned Frogs is of little consequence, especially now that the Bears have their 2014 championship rings.As everybody knows, the bling is...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears are built for success in the trenches

Even the most casual football fan knows that everything starts in the trenches. If the offensive line can't block, forget it. If the defensive line gets flattened, see you next year.The Baylor Bears recently wrapped up their spring practices and while they will break in new quarterback Seth Russell, they at least know they'll have his back. Literally.The offensive line is loaded...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

TCU hero Chris Callahan back to kick, but who will punt?

For most Baylor fans, Chris Callahan might forever go down in Baylor lore as the kicker who finally gave TCU the boot in the Bears' thrilling 61-58 victory, an instant classic if there ever was one.As for Callahan, he's got 2015 to worry about. Overall, Callahan nailed all four of his field-goal attempts against the Horned Frogs, but overall he wasn't nearly as effective throughout...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

You will watch Baylor's Royce O'Neale oop to Taurean Prince at an indoor trampoline park many times

Baylor Basketball's Royce O'Neale alley-oops to teammate Taurean Prince...at an indoor trampoline park -- and it is hypnotic. Royce to TP for the oop. #SicEm pic.twitter.com/jY4pLiOfhl— Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB) April 20, 2015Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor is officially ready to destroy Big 12 with 405-pound tight end

Editor's note: Stewart Mandel's college football mailbag returns Wednesday. Send questions to stewart.mandel@fox.com. *** WACO, Texas -- It was one of those moments that set the Internet ablaze. On New Year's Day, football fans couldn't stop watching clips of massive Baylor offensive lineman LaQuan McGowan catching a 21-yard touchdown against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl....
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is The Third Best QB Prospect In The 2015 NFL Draft?

I’ve recently been tasked with scouting and grading the three quarterbacks that seem to be in the “second tier” at the position for the 2015 NFL draft. These 3 QBs are Bryce Petty from Baylor, Brett Hundley from UCLA, and Garrett Grayson from Colorado State. Let’s take a look at who is the best of the trio… I’ve decided the best approach to handling this task is to...
Via Turn On The Jets
7 days ago  |  Discuss

410-pound TE LaQuan McGowan listed as Baylor co-starter

The Baylor Bears have listed LaQuan McGowan as a co-starter on the team’s post-spring depth chart. If the name rings a bell, that is because McGowan is the 410-pound tight end that captured America’s hearts. Everyone loves to see a “fat man touchdown” and the internet often loses their mind when those occur, so Baylor could be setting themselves to be a must-watch team week...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football’s Biggest Receiver Will Scare You And Every DB In America

Baylor tight end LaQuan McGowan is a monster dude, and he has incredible hands to go with. Here's video of him catching passes one-handed.
Via Gamedayr
29 days ago  |  Discuss

BU cornerbacks to be deeper, more experienced

Baylor cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Ryan Reid got most of the snaps last year but that wasn’t exactly the blueprint.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
March 25, 2015

WATCH: Baylor TE LaQuan McGowan Making One-Handed Catches in Warm-Ups

The Baylor Bears have a not-so-secret weapon that is starting to look like he could be rather dangerous should the team opt to use him during the season. I am talking about 400+ lb. offensive tackle turned tight end LaQuan McGowan. He certainly looked capable of playing the part of offensive weapon when he caught a touchdown pass against Michigan State. Baylor has been having him...
Via FatManWriting
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor's 410-pound tight end is looking great this spring

When 410-pound lineman LaQuan McGowan caught a touchdown pass against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl last season, who knew Baylor coach Art Briles was previewing something more permanent than a mischievous bowl game wrinkle? A few weeks ago, Briles broke the news to reporters that McGowan would be working at tight end and H-back during spring practice to see how the Bears could...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Fat Guy Tight End Is Crushing It In Spring Games

In case you missed the important news earlier this year, Baylor is attempting to convert a 410-pound lineman into the world’s most fun to watch tight end. The experiment actually seems to be going quite well. LaQuan McGowan, a 6’7, 410 lbs. senior who has primarily lined up at guard in the past, has switched over to TE Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor's 410-Pound OL LaQuan McGowan Catches Pass in Spring Game

Baylor’s LaQuan McGowan is a very large man. According to the school’s official roster, the Texas native is 6-foot-7 and 410 pounds....
Via Athlon Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crowd Goes Wild When 410-lb 'Tight End' LaQuan McGowan Catches a Pass During Baylor Spring Game

Earlier this offseason the world was made privy to some of the inner workings of Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles and his coaching staff. They let it slip that 410-lb offensive tackle LaQuan McGowan would get some more time lined up as a tight end in the future. The big man looked pretty good when he caught his touchdown pass against Michigan State so why not, right?Sure enough...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect look ahead: Rico Gathers

Many considered the Big 12 the best conference in the country this season. I wouldn’t disagree. While previewing the conference for USA Today Sports this fall, I looked at team after team — Iowa State to Oklahoma State to West Virginia — and thought “Wow, the Big 12 may get eight teams in the Big Dance this year.” Missing on Kansas State, I was off by just one. Considering...
Via Bloguin Best
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect look ahead: Rico Gathers

Many considered the Big 12 the best conference in the country this season. I wouldn’t disagree. While previewing the conference for USA Today Sports this fall, I looked at team after team — Iowa State to Oklahoma State to West Virginia — and thought “Wow, the Big 12 may get eight teams in the Big Dance this year.” Missing on Kansas State, I was off by just one. Considering...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Georgia State Coach Fall Off Stool Celebrating Buzzer Beater

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter fell out off his courtside stool after his own son hit the game winning 3-point shot to beat Baylor. Minus the fact that I’m a Baylor Bears fan, everything about this story is amazing. But first, watch the shot fall and then the coach fall. [lead image via Getty Sports / Mike Ehrmann] So why was Ron Hunter sitting in a stool? Because he tore...
Via COED
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

March Madness: RJ Hunter’s three upsets Baylor

Man RJ Hunter cashed out to lead an 14 over 3 seed upset. Georgia State Bulldogs beat the Baylor Bears 57-56, because of the clutch Hunter three. Check out the play, man I was yelling like I was playing.
Via The Front Office News
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: RGIII Is At Baylor Pro Day

Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy in 2011 and is one of the most accomplished players in BU history. He’s had some rough sledding in the NFL the past two seasons, but this morning he returned to where he played his best football.  Griffin is back at Baylor for the Bears’ Pro Day today, and he got a workout in beforehand with one of his former...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor vs. Georgia State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@official_jk3 The Baylor Bears, who finished tied for fourth place in the ultra-tough Big 12 this season, will take on the Georgia State Panthers, winners of both the Sun Belt regular season title and the conference title. The Bears are one of the most athletic teams in the country. The Panthers feature Ryan Harrow and Kevin Ware – two transfers who have helped propel...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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