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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
17 hours 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.

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
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince scores 18 as No. 16 Baylor beats No. 18 WVU in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In an era of freshman superstars, of one-and-done players stopping through college for a moment, Baylor relied on its upperclassmen when things got tight against West Virginia. Naturally, a handful of juniors and seniors held up under the pressure. Taurean Prince scored 18 points off the bench, Royce O'Neale added 16 and the No. 16 Bears pulled away late for an...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor beats West Virginia in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Taurean Prince scored 18 points off the bench, Royce O'Neale added 16 and No. 16 Baylor pulled away late to beat No. 18 West Virginia 80-70 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. Rico Gathers added 14 points and eight rebounds for the fourth-seeded Bears (24-8), who advanced to play the winner of top-seeded Kansas and No. 9 seed TCU in...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 16 Baylor beats No. 18 WVU 80-70 in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Taurean Prince scored 18 points off the bench, Royce O'Neale added 16 and No. 16 Baylor pulled away late to beat No. 18 West Virginia 80-70 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. Rico Gathers added 14 points and eight rebounds for the fourth-seeded Bears (24-8), who advanced to play the winner of top-seeded Kansas and No. 9 seed TCU in the...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston College Classic: Game by Game

Game 1: Hawaii downs Baylor Bears HOUSTON, Tex.—The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-8) beat the Baylor Bears (6-6) 2-1 in game one of the Houston College Classic behind a strong start from LJ Brewster. Brewster (3-1) had the strikeout pitch working early and often throughout his 6 1/3 innings pitched. He gave up just one run on two hits with 4 walks before giving way to the bullpen...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s 410-Pound Tight End Is Going To Be The Best Part Of College Football Next Season

Spring is just around the corner, which means college football teams are starting to get a first look at their squads for next season. One interesting development out of Baylor’s camp is the fact that LaQuan McGowan has been taking snaps at tight end and halfback.  Why is that interesting? Well, he’s 6’7, listed at 410 pounds, and typically Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor to Make 390 Pound Offensive Lineman LaQuan McGowan a Tight End

During the Cotton Bowl college football fans went nuts when the Baylor Bears lined up a 390-pound offensive lineman, LaQuan McGowan, at tight end and then when Bryce Petty actually threw to him and he caught it? And ran it in for a touchdown? Fans everywhere pretty much went wild, but after they calmed down many pondered one question.Why not do that more often? Read more »
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wide Receiver Ishmael Zamora Baylor's Next Break Out Offensive Weapon?

The Baylor Bears have turned in to one of the most exciting and dynamic offenses in college football under the direction of Art Briles. The long time cellar dweller has become the toast of the Big 12 conference having one it the last two seasons and should be right in the mix this coming season as well.While folks have come to know the Bears best as the proving ground for Robert...
Via FatManWriting
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles On Silas Nacita Situation: “If He’s Eligible, He’ll Be Back, This Is Out Of Our Control”

Baylor head coach Art Briles has spoken about the strange situation surrounding walk-on Silas Nacita’s eligibility. Earlier, Nacita tweeted that he had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for accepting housing from a family friend. The NCAA responded to the situation, claiming that it had never made a ruling on Nacita’s eligibility, and that Baylor had never applied for a waiver...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurean Prince Sinks Unlikely Shot Against Oklahoma State

Baylor Bears forward Taurean Prince sunk a very weird shot on Monday night thanks to the assistance of a Cowboys defender.
Via Gamedayr
February 09, 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
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