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Oakman, Drango, top NFL prospects in 2016, boost Bears' 3-peat chances

The Baylor Bears' quest for an unprecedented third consecutive Big 12 title received a huge boost when sack man Shawn Oakman and superior left tackle Spencer Drango each decided to put off the NFL.   Now each will be looked upon as top prospects for the 2016 NFL draft.   Once the doormat of the league, the Bears had never won a Big 12 championship until 2013. They did it again...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Eagles, Falcons, & Titans

Draft Iowa DT Carl Davis took pre-draft visits with the Cowboys, Dolphins, Lions, 49ers, Bills, and Bears. (Josh Katzenstein) Bills Peter Schrager reports that “multiple members” of the Bills front office are in Dallas to have dinner with Baylor QB Bryce Petty. Eagles Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports mentions that it will be difficult for ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bears get an Ironhorse workout

Spring practice might be over and the summer might be around the corner. That doesn't mean the work stops. In their quest to win an unprecedented third consecutive Big 12 championship next season, the Baylor Bears are taking their workouts extremely seriously.Earlier this week they got in a special workout with some very special people, hooking up with the Ironhorse Brigade, the...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

B&B: Baylor and Briles producing big wins, big money for each other

The Baylor Bears were the laughingstock of the Big 12 for years and years and years.And then Art Briles walked through that door and changed everything. Along with TCU's Gary Patterson, the Bears and Frogs now rule the conference, stepping over traditional powers Texas and Oklahoma.And Briles and Patterson are reaping the rewards. According to federal tax records obtained by USA...
Via Fox Sports
8 days 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...
Via Fox Sports
13 days 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
15 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
15 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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: 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 Crossover Chronicles
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Bears Forward Rico Gathers With An Awesome Windmill Dunk Against West Virginia

The Baylor Bears are hoping to make a deep run in the Tournament this year and hope to have the team firing on all cylinders when it starts. With three wins in a row heading in to Saturday's game against West Virginia everything appears to be on the right track and with three minutes remaining and a 19-point lead it appears that they will stay on track.Rico Gathers was one of four...
Via FatManWriting
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Powerful Fast Break Windmill Dunk

Not every 280-pound forward can throw down an athletic windmill dunk during a live game. Baylor’s Rico Gathers isn’t every 280-pound forward. During today’s game against West Virginia, the big junior found himself alone, on the receiving end of a long Taurean Prince outlet pass, and went up for a powerful windmill dunk on the uncontested fast break. Rico F. Gathers. https...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Silas Nacita Addresses NCAA Ineligibility: “I’m Just A Kid Who Wanted To Go To School And Play Football”

Earlier today, Baylor star Shawn Oakman lashed out against the NCAA on Twitter about one of his teammates, Silas Nacita, being released from the program due to ineligibility. Nacita had been one of the more inspirational stories in college football, walking on to the Bears after being homeless and forced to sleep on friends’ floors and couches. Now, Nacita has addressed the situation...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor DL Shawn Oakman Defends Dismissed Teammate, Criticizes NCAA Policy

Coming off an 11-2 Big 12 championship season, Baylor opened spring practice yesterday. This morning, the Bears’ star defensive lineman Shawn Oakman took to Twitter to air a grievance against NCAA regulations.  According to Oakman, a member of the Baylor squad was dismissed from the team because he accepted a place to live and violated NCAA rules.  Yesterday,the first day of...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 28, 2015  |  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
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cotton Bowl: Baylor Feels TCU’s Pain, Blowing A Fourth-Quarter Lead Of At Least 20 Points

The years come and go — a reality never more present than on New Year’s Day — and sports continue to amaze us. The new year of 2015 didn’t waste much time causing our mouths to drop, our brains to explode, our hearts to thump-thump-thump away. Like a slow-motion train wreck, one calamity after another visited the Baylor Bears at a point in time when 143 different negative...
Via The Student Section
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s LaQuon McGowan scores ultimate fat guy touchdown

It’s tough to beat fat guy touchdowns for entertainment value. This one ranks right up there. Check out the TD reception by 6 foot 7, 390-pound Baylor Bears guard LaQuon McGowan. This one had all the elements. Big man. A real pop pass pattern. And to a GUARD! Splendid. Really nice. Unfortunately, Baylor, they of the gold chrome helmets, would eventually blow a big lead to Michigan...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
January 01, 2015  |  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
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears Have a Very Important Friend in the State of Texas

The Baylor Bears are on the outside looking in when it comes to the inaugural college football playoffs. Many think they should be in since they defeated No. 3 TCU, but it seems that the penalty-filled loss to West Virginia may be costing Art Briles a shot at the title.Not everyone sees it that way though. In fact there is one very important 'friend' that thinks the Bears should...
Via FatManWriting
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor, TCU Setting Frenzied Pace in Big 12

After the Baylor Bears finished dragging his unit up and down the field Saturday afternoon, Oklahoma Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops made a telling comment in the postgame press conference regarding his attitude going into the game: “Well there is so much stress on your defense when you play Baylor. It is not only the scheme; it is the players who make the schemes. The...
Via The Student Section
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Trashes Oklahoma, Vaults into College Football Playoff Discussion

Thanks to its 48-14 thrashing of Oklahoma, it’s time to put Baylor back in the national championship conversation. Make no mistake about it: the Bears beat a very good Sooner team. Sure, OU has two losses, but both of those came against teams currently ranked in the top 10. More importantly, the Sooners could have easily earned a “W” in both of those contests if they had come...
Via The Student Section
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Come on, Baylor, You’re Ruining It for the Big 12

Every team in the Big 12 this year played a non-conference game against a Power 5 opponent, save for one. Baylor, the defending conference champ, played Northwestern State and SMU in Waco. The Bears’ toughest test? A Friday night game at Buffalo. Baylor’s preseason diet of cupcakes helped the Bears fatten up on easy Ws. Art Briles’ team won all three games by a combined score...
Via The Student Section
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Bears Commit Drew Galitz Kicks 71-Yard Field Goal

Baylor Bears kicker Chris Callahan was the hero of the day last week when he kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Bears a 61-58 win over TCU. After a kick like that it's hard to imagine the team would even consider using someone else, but--well, let's just say it's a good thing the kick was only from 28 yards out (he's 0-5 from 30+). To be fair, the Bears...
Via FatManWriting
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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