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Introducing the new Baylor Bears: 2015 signing class

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Baylor winning games on field, and winning over top recruits

Baylor has become a consistent winner on the field, with 50 victories the past five seasons along with the Bears' first two Big 12 championships. That is translating into more and more wins in recruiting. Coach Art Briles signed 22 players Wednesday to national letters of intent, including exceptional wide receivers Tren'Davian Dickson and Devin Duvernay for a big-play offense...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor QB Seth Russell cleared to return to action

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell has been cleared to return to the field after breaking a bone in his neck during the 2015 season. Russell announced the good news on his Instagram. To God be the glory! Prayers have been answered. Thanks to Doctor Emory, Doctor Russell and the entire West Virginia spine center for keeping my dream alive! Had one of my last check ups today and...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor DL Shawn Oakman Smashes Stanford QB Kevin Hogan For A Sack

Baylor defensive lineman Shawn Oakman had a quieter season this year so to make sure that NFL scouts remember that he is a beast and worth drafting he decided to play in the Senior Bowl so he could showcase his talents one more time. He likely made a few scouts take notice when he sacked Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan.He did have some help since one of his teammates forced Hogan...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Oakman not nearly as tall as Baylor listed

The legend of Shawn Oakman was more bark than bite this past year at Baylor, all the way down to how tall the freak athlete actually is. Oakman is in Mobile, Ala. this week with dozens of other top prospects to compete in the Senior Bowl — an NFL scouting paradise in which opinions that sometimes last until draft day are formed. During Tuesday’s physical, it was discovered that...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ole Miss Confirms Talks With Baylor For Future Football Game

In recent years, the Baylor Bears football team has come under fire for a less than stellar football schedule outside of the Big XII conference. The Bears have been stubborn in saying they will continue to schedule things the way they want, in spite of the fact that it may have cost them a spot in the playoff system during the 2014 season. As it turns out, Baylor is speaking with...
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ole Miss discussing 2020 game with Baylor?

The Ole Miss Rebels break the mold of most SEC teams, what with having strong offense on top of solid defense, so a matchup with the Big 12’s Baylor Bears would certainly be interesting. As AD Ross Bjork told SEC Country, a game between both teams is actually being discussed for the 2020 season. “We are speaking to Baylor about a game in 2020, but nothing is finalized,” Bjork...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Defensive Tackle Andrew Billings Will Enter NFL Draft

Baylor will be without one of its top defensive players next season, as defensive tackle Andrew Billings will enter the upcoming NFL Draft. The news was first broken by ESPN 1660′s David Smoak. Baylor DT Andrew Billings Declares for 2016 NFL Draft. Read his statement here. https://t.co/uoiRwYXQ5K — David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) January 12, 2016 Billings was highly productive for...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowl coaching case studies: Art Briles

If Tom Herman is number one in a ranking of all 80 bowl coaches from all 40 games, Art Briles of Baylor checks in at number two. What Briles achieved in the Russell Athletic Bowl against North Carolina doesn’t require a lot of explanation, but it’s worth briefly underscoring just how impressive Baylor’s boss was against an 11-2 North Carolina team whose defense was guided by...
Via The Student Section
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina, Baylor, and a year of championships

As the North Carolina Tar Heels and Baylor Bears prepare to meet in the Russell Athletic Bowl — one of the more attractive matchups of the bowl season — it’s worth recalling a time when both schools stood tall. * The previous two seasons, Baylor won the Big 12 Conference, but North Carolina had not yet emerged from its slumber to become a force in the ACC. In the 1970s, North...
Via The Student Section
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor wins first-ever regular season game played at Fort Hood

Dec 16, 2015; Fort Hood, TX, USA; Baylor Bears forward Rico Gathers (2) goes up for the dunk against the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys during the second half at Abrams Gym. Baylor won 104-59. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports Ray Carlin-USA TODAY SportsFORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- This was more than a basketball game for No. 16 Baylor.With a huge American flag as a backdrop behind...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Johnson to start for Baylor in bowl

No high-profile college football team battled through more injuries than Baylor, but head coach Art Briles won’t need to prepare a fourth-string receiver to start at quarterback in the bowl game. According to Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel, Briles confirmed backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham is likely out for the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. North Carolina. However, the...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

New Big 12 scheduling requirements will prevent Baylor from having a terrible non-conference schedule

We are beginning to see the effects that the College Football Playoff is having on the college football world, and the Big 12 altered its scheduling rules Tuesday to better position their teams for the future. The conference announced that it will require its members to annually play at least one non-conference game against a Power 5 school (ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC), or...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor WR Corey Coleman declares for NFL draft

Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman ran out of the tunnel with his team’s seniors Saturday. After the Bears’ game against Texas, he confirmed that he is leaving Waco early to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. Corey Coleman: "I really love this place. I just thank Coach Briles for believing in me."#SicEm — Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) December 5, 2015   Corey Coleman...
Via The Comeback
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fans storm field, taunt Art Briles after TCU beats Baylor

    The heated rivalry between Baylor and TCU took another turn Friday night when the Horned Frogs won in overtime, and TCU fans got in Art Briles’s face about it. After Baylor was stopped on 4th down in the second overtime, clinching a Horned Frogs victory, the home fans stormed the field and let Baylor’s coach have it.     Briles looks none too pleased by the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Herbstreit calls out Baylor defender for 'bush league' flop

We’ve got some flopping going on in Baylor-Oklahoma.  Midway through the fourth quarter, Bears’ safety Terrell Burt went down with an apparent leg injury. Was he really hurt, though? He was told to flop to the ground by a teammate to stop the Sooners’ offense from calling a play. Here’s what happened.  YO, BE HURT ALREADY pic.twitter.com/GIVZXRc7py — Will Brinson...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Briles: Big 12 champ should be in CFB Playoff no matter what

Baylor head coach Art Briles is just plain wrong. Appearing on ESPNU on Monday, he said that an undefeated or one-loss Big 12 team should get into the College Football Playoff, per Brett McMurphy. Baylor’s Art Briles on ESPNU says undefeated or 1-loss Big 12 champ should get in @CFBPlayoff — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 9, 2015   If Baylor or Oklahoma State...
Via Sportsnaut
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor stays unbeaten, holds off Kansas State behind new QB

One of the remaining unbeaten teams in college football was on the field Thursday night with a huge question about their most important position. The Baylor Bears went into action with their new quarterback … true freshman Jarrett Stidham, who now is in charge of getting the Bears a Big XII title and a spot in the college football playoff. No pressure at all, right? Stidham didn’t...
Via Gamedayr
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s problems go beyond Its freshman QB

The undefeated Baylor Bears, ranked No. 2 in both major polls, are dealing with a huge problem as they vie for a bid to the College Football Playoff. It’s not the one you’re thinking of. With junior quarterback Seth Russell now shelved for the rest of the season, the focus around Waco has turned to the ability of talented freshman Jarrett Stidham to keep Art Briles’ high...
Via The Student Section
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

CFB committee did not factor Russell's injury into Baylor's ranking

When the College Football Playoff Committee debuted its rankings tonight, undefeated Baylor checked in at No. 6. Many fans and media members criticized the Bears’ out-of-conference schedule or speculated that quarterback Seth Russell’s season-ending neck injury would cause the team to drop in the rankings. However, CFP Committee Chairman Jeff Long said Russell’s health did...
Via College Spun
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor QB Seth Russell does 'Bear Claw' hand signal from hospital bed

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell had neck surgery on Friday. The surgery was successful.  Russell, who’d led the Bears to a No. 2 national ranking, will miss the rest of the 2015 season but he’s expected to make a full recovery.  He was apparently in high spirits after the surgery, too.    Prayers were answered..surgery couldn’t have gone any better! God is always...
Via College Spun
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor QB Seth Russell out for season with neck injury

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell suffered a fractured neck in Saturday’s game against Iowa State, an injury that will cost him the rest of his season. Baylor announced season ending surgery for the prolific passer this afternoon.  #Baylor QB Seth Russell needs surgery and six months to recover pic.twitter.com/ttT7kMzZGt — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) October 26, 2015...
Via College Spun
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Seth Russell has a fractured bone in his neck

Baylor has started the season 6-0 and is currently the No. 2 team in the country behind one of college football most potent offenses. However, they will be without the most important component of that unit for the foreseeable future. During the fourth quarter, Seth Russell scrambled in an attempt to gain a first down. He did not get the first down, but did pick up an injury on the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor quarterback suffers neck injury in Saturday’s win

If there was one bad thing to come out of Saturday’s blowout win by the Baylor Bears over the Iowa State Cyclones, it’s that they may be without their starting quarterback for an unknown period of time. During the third quarter of Saturday’s win, Seth Russell injured himself when running for a four-yard gain in the fourth quarter. Reports following the game say that he will...
Via Gamedayr
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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