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Isaiah Austin's Career Over After Marfan Diagnosis... A Team Should Draft Him Anyway

((HT: ESPN))Isaiah Austin has overcome a lot to be a tremendous college basketball player- losing the sight out of an eye at the age of 8 and having to deal with all the stigma that comes with it. But keeping the loss of sight out of the public discussion until only recently has reinforced the public opinion that the Baylor player really is someone that is to be admired.After his...
Via Online Sports Guys
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Posts Inspirational Message On Instagram After News That His Basketball Career Is Over

No one would blame Isaiah Austin if he decided to stay out of the public eye for a while. Earlier today, news came out that Austin, the former Baylor star, has been diagnosed with rare Marfan syndrome, and that his basketball career cannot continue, incredibly heartbreaking news for the NBA hopeful just days before the draft. Instead, Austin posted a message to Instagram, and it...
Via College Spun
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin has Marfan syndrome

Former Baylor star Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a serious medial condition and will not be able to pursue a career in the NBA, it was announced Sunday. Austin, who had been projected as a late first-round pick, underwent a standard physical at the NBA combine where his EKG test revealed an abnormality. After additional genetic tests, results came back positive for Marfan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Prospect Has Career-Ending Condition

credit: ncaa.com Well, you can file this under the category of stories that you always hate to see. Isaiah Austin, a big man from Baylor, was hoping to hear his name somewhere in the NBA Draft. While he wasn’t a top prospect, he was an intriguing second round option. He was very productive at Baylor, despite only being able to see out of one eye. Now, his career is over. Austin...
Via Pass The Pill
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor C Isaiah Austin’s career ended due to Marfan Syndrome

Heartbreaking news for a player who was projected as a first-round pick in Thursday’s 2014 NBA Draft. Former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin’s basketball career is over, according to a statement made on the Baylor website, as Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. The condition is career-ending, and only one-in-5,000 people suffer from the condition. […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Center Isaiah Austin has Marfan Syndrome; Ends NBA Career

Baylor center Isaiah Austin has defied the odds to this point to become a legitimate NBA player, but his pro career has ended before it could even begin. According to BaylorBears.com, Austin has been diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition known as Marfan syndrome. Genetic testing as part of preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft revealed that Austin suffers from the disease...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin Diagnosed with Career-Ending Condition

In a shocking turn of events, BaylorBears.com is reporting that star center and potential top NBA Draft prospect, Isaiah Austin, has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. “This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top NBA Draft Prospect Isaiah Austin Diagnosed with Career-Ending Condition

In a shocking turn of events, BaylorBears.com is reporting that star center and potential top NBA Draft prospect, Isaiah Austin, has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. “This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA prospect diagnosed with career-ending condition

Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. "This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him," head coach Scott Drew said. "His health is the most important thing, and while it's extremely sad...
Via RealGM
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin: The NBA Draft’s Biggest Sleeper

The biggest sleeper in the NBA Draft could be Baylor sophomore Isaiah Austin. The 20-year-old 7-footer with a 9’ 4.5” standing reach outstretched all of his competitor’s at the NBA Draft Combine by a wide margin. As a freshman, Austin was on some mock draft boards as a solid 2013 lottery pick. He is now fighting for a spot late in the second round and if he can get back...
Via Pro Bball Report
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor coach Art Briles on cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine

Coach Art Briles and his Baylor Bears were featured on the cover of the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, 2014 Summer edition.  Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is a popular Texas amateur football magazine and is more evidence of a national program on the rise.  The Bears want more than contending for Big 12 Championships.  They want to be in the National Playoff...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Baylor Head Coach Art Briles is Ready to Lay the Smack Down

After being the doormat of the Big 12 for years the Baylor Bears appear to have established a new position among the conference's elite. How can we tell? Well--for the first time since 1975 Baylor is featured on the cover of Doak Campbell's Texas Football.Texas? Yeah, they got a small pic in the corner.@ShehanJeyarajahGood pic, but this one with a WWE-style championship...
Via FatManWriting
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU BSB – Exit Stage Sloppy- Bears win 9-4

Moore, OK (May 23rd, 2014) – Starters Ross Vance (WVU) and Nick Lewis (BU) pitched excellent games into the 7th inning with the score tied 2-2 before what seemed like an easy double play had the throw sail into the outfield scoring two runs; that opened a comedy of errors in the top of the 7th for the Mountaineers that saw three errors, a walk with the bases loaded by reliever...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s all on the line today for WVU baseball

After the disappointing loss to TCU yesterday by a score of 6-2 the Mountaineers are faced with an elimination game this evening against the Baylor Bears. WVU swept the two game regular season series against the Bears in Charleston, WV early in the season. Today’s game obviously has more dire consequences though. The Mountaineers currently sit at #31 in the latest NCAA baseball...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s new tailgating area will make you jealous

In 2013, the Baylor Bears said goodbye to Floyd Casey Stadium after 64 years. McLane Stadium is in the process of being built with hope that it will be ready for the 2014 season opener. So what happens to Floyd Casey? According to this tweet from Baylor football, they taking some of the turf and making it into a tailgating area. The Floyd Casey Stadium turf has found a new home in...
Via Crystal Ball Run
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s new tailgating area will make you jealous

In 2013, the Baylor Bears said goodbye to Floyd Casey Stadium after 64 years. McLane Stadium is in the process of being built with hope that it will be ready for the 2014 season opener. So what happens to Floyd Casey? According to this tweet from Baylor football, they taking some of the turf and making it into a tailgating area. The Floyd Casey Stadium turf has found a new home in...
Via Bloguin Best
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor WR Robbie Rhodes popped on pot-related charges

The time of year a head coach and his staff truly dreads, the period between the end of spring practice and the start of summer camp, has claimed yet another legal casualty. The latest FBS program forced to deal with an off-field issue is Baylor, with the Waco Tribune reporting that wide receiver Robbie Rhodes was arrested early Friday morning on a pair of charges. Specifically...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Isaiah Austin Declares For NBA Draft

The 7-foot-1 sophomore Isaiah Austin is taking his talents to the next level. He declared for the NBA Draft after leading the Big 12 in blocks this past season. Baylor’s head coach Scott Drew had nothing but great things to say about Austin. “Our coaching staff really enjoyed working with Isaiah for his two years at Baylor University, and we want to thank him for his tremendous...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor center Isaiah Austin enters NBA draft

Isaiah Austin, Baylor’s 7-foot center and perennial shot blocker, announced that he is entering the 2014 NBA draft earlier this afternoon. The decision comes exactly a week later after Austin took to Twitter to dispel rumors that he had made his decision to enter the draft. Whenever Austin first got to Baylor, many NBA scouts and media analysts projected the big man to stay at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

3-star OT Sam Tecklenburg commits to Baylor Bears

On Tuesday, the Baylor Bears got a commitment from one of the fastest players in the country when 3-star wide receiver John Humphrey gave his pledge to the Bears. Just a day later, the Bears got someone to open holes and protect the quarterback so players like Humphrey can make plays. 3-star offensive tackle Sam Tecklenburg gave his pledge to the Bears on Wednesday. “Yes sir...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Speedy ATH John Humphrey commits to the Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears have added another potential playmaker to the fold on Tuesday with the commitment of League City (Texas) Clear Falls athlete John Humphrey, who announced his commitment via Twitter: The official declaration came just minutes after Humphrey spoke with head coach Art Briles: Humphrey last visited Baylor in late March and had a top three ($) of Baylor, Ole Miss, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

3-star WR Cameron Stewart commits to UCF Knights

After finishing with a 12-1 record and defeating the Baylor Bears in the Fiesta Bowl, the Central Florida Knights expect to take their recruiting to another level. On Tuesday, they landed their first commitment in the class of 2015 when 3-star wide receiver Cameron Stewart gave his pledge to the Knights. He announced the decision via his twitter account. The 6’3,185-pound Stewart...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Angela Kinsey From ‘The Office’ Bears Down For Baylor-Wisconsin Game

Unfortunately for actress Angela Kinsey from "The Office," the Baylor Bears fell to the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday night in the Sweet 16.
Via Gamedayr
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mater Dei alum Gary Franklin has found a home at Baylor

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Baylor guard Gary Franklin was so happy to be back home in Southern California ... he slept. Franklin was in a "food coma" thanks to the team meal he and his mates had at a Southern California staple, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles upon arrival Tuesday night in preparation for their NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup with Wisconsin on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports West
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Baylor fan is such a bro

Bros love the NCAA Tournament. You know what else bros love? Bros also love backward hats, arm sleeves, jersey popping, and anything worth celebrating.On Sunday, there was one Baylor Bears fan who fit this description incredibly perfectly. And he is featured in the GIF embedded above.He's the odds-on favorite for biggest bro of March Madness.Via Bleacher Report
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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