BAYLOR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Baylor's nonconference tilt at Rice rescheduled for national broadcast

Baylor football's nonconference road matchup with the Rice Owls has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Sept. 16, Conference USA announced Wednesday. The move frees up the game for a national Friday broadcast on ESPN. These two teams were originally scheduled to face off on Sept. 17 at Rice Stadium in Houston. With the formidable football reputation Baylor has built up the past few years...
Via SportsDay
10 hours ago

Carlton: Art Briles being tone deaf about what's going on at Baylor won't fly starting at Big 12 media days

Regardless of whether Ken Starr is gone now or by Baylor's self-imposed deadline of June 3, the image of an out-of-control football program will remain.Removing one employee, even if that person is Baylor's president and chancellor, doesn't address the root problem of sexual assault and violence that has plagued the university.Football players Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu were...
Via SportsDay
23 hours ago

Sherrington: If Baylor boots Starr, don't expect cash cow Briles to follow him to the exit

Ken Starr may not be leading a brigade of students onto the field at Baylor football games anymore, the only charge he could muster when it came to the university's football program. If he'd been as easily routed on Whitewater, we'd have never heard of Monica Lewinsky.The scandal he’s presided over as Baylor's president isn’t as big as the one involving the nation’s chief...
Via SportsDay
1 day ago

Timeline: Baylor contends with series of sex-assault reports

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor University, the largest Baptist school in the U.S., has been contending for the past year with cascading reports of sexual assaults committed by football players and, more broadly, complaints by students, alumni and others that officials at the university in Texas for years failed to adequately investigate rape claims. The following is a chronology of events...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor fires president amid ongoing sexual assault scandal

Earlier today, the Baylor Board of Regents fired six-year school president and chancellor Ken Starr. According to Scout.com, Starr was fired on Tuesday after three dozen members of the Baylor board blamed the former president for poor leadership throughout the ongoing scandal involving the football program and the rape and assault allegations against five players. Two players...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor president Ken Starr expected to be fired by board of regents

In the wake of the sexual assault scandal surrounding the Baylor Bears football program, university president Ken Starr could find himself on the outs. According to a report from HornsDigest.com, the Baylor board of regents are planning to fire Starr. Rather than holding head football coach Art Briles responsible for the gross negligence regarding the serious sexual assault...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why running the line at Baylor is Texas's best college football tradition

Baylor football does not exactly have a particularly storied history on the field. But what the university lacks in historical prowess, it makes up for with one of the coolest traditions in college football: running the line.Before games, Baylor freshmen (or seniors on senior day) gather in their bright gold line jerseys in the southwest entrance to the stadium. After the marching...
Via SportsDay
1 day ago

Report: Baylor basketball schedules home-and-home series with Xavier

Baylor basketball will play a home-and-home series with Xavier over the next two seasons, according to a report from CBS Sports. The series starts in Waco next season and will move to the Cintas Center in Cincinnati in 2017-18.Xavier has been one of the elite programs in college basketball the last few years. The Musketeers have made the NCAA tournament in 13 of the last 15 seasons...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

REPORT: Baylor Board of Regents haven’t taken firing Art Briles off the table

Art Briles is the public face of the Baylor Bears football program, and the head coach of a team that has risen to levels rarely seen in Waco, Texas. However, his program has come under a hailstorm of ugly reports and accusations as of late. It has all culminated in a really tough decision for the University of Baylor Board of Regents, and apparently some are seriously considering...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Baylor Prioritize Accused Football Players Over Victims In Assault Cases?

Baylor University is in hot water after allegedly shielding football players accused of sexual assault and domestic violence. An ESPN “Outside the Lines” report released Wednesday reveals a growing number of assault allegations against football players — and goes further to suggest coaches and various Baylor officials knew about the incidents and failed to discipline the...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Police records show more violent incidents at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) -- An examination of Waco police records over a five-year period found more allegations of violent incidents involving Baylor football players who were not charged, appeared to face little or no discipline from the team even though coaches and administrators knew about the allegations and that some documents were shielded from public view by officers, ESPN reported...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

More violent allegations emerge regarding Baylor football players

As Baylor University continues reviewing findings and facing backlash in regards to its handling of sexual violence allegations against its football players, it appears that the school has shown even more preferential treatment to its athletes in recent years. ESPN’s Outside the Lines recently acquired documents that list even more allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ole Miss and Baylor, sittin’ in a tree… F-A-I-L-I-N-G

Ole Miss and Baylor endured hard times on the gridiron for decades. When you live in places that care about being good at football — Ole Miss used to be a superpower under Johnny Vaught in the 1950s and 1960s; the state of Texas will never not care about football, and Baylor tasted some Cotton Bowl glory many years ago under Grant Teaff — a long period of starvation makes the...
Via The Student Section
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons An NFL Team Should Draft Rico Gathers

Shortly after Yale knocked off Baylor in one of this past NCAA tournament's best and most exciting upsets, the story of the Baylor Bears men's basketball then became all about Rico Gathers. Because Gathers was now in the exclusive fraternity of student athletes who had to choose between two pro sports. But Gathers never picked up a football or strapped on a helmet for Art Briles...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Columnist Tells Paul Finebaum That Baylor Source “Wouldn’t Be Suprised” If Art Briles Is Fired

On the field, Art Briles has turned Baylor from a laughing stock into a national power and potential contender for a national title. Off the field, over the last few years things have gone extremely poorly. Earlier this month, star defensive end Shawn Oakman was accused of sexual assault, and this week, it was discovered that he had previously been accused of domestic violence by...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Shawn Oakman Accused Of Assault By Ex-Girlfriend In 2013 According To Police Report

Earlier this month, Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after meeting her at a bar. Now, according to a police report obtained by Orangebloods writer Alex Dunlap, it appears that it isn’t the first case of domestic violence that Oakman has been involved in since joining the Bears program. In 2013, an ex-girlfriend accused Oakman of shoving...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor ignored Oakman's history of domestic violence

Shawn Oakman, one of the top athletes entering the 2016 NFL Draft, already had some serious red flags regarding an alleged sexual assault in 2016. However, a new report, courtesy of Alex Dunlap of Rivals.com, shows a history of violence towards women that dates back to 2013. And the worst part is that Baylor reportedly knew about this history and did nothing about it. Source who...
Via Sportsnaut
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft prospect Shawn Oakman charged with sexual assault

Once considered a sure-fire first-round pick in the NFL draft, former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman has other things to worry about in the lead up to the annual draft. The former top prospect was arrested on sexual assault charges Wednesday in Waco, Texas. The arrest comes after Oakman was interview by investigators from the police department, at which point he was served...
Via Sportsnaut
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

400-pound Baylor TE wants WWE career after football

While LaQuan McGowan, Baylor’s 400-pound tight end, wants an NFL career, he realizes that it probably will not be a long one. He’s also thought about what to do after his football career is over. Alex Kirshner of SB Nation quoted McGowan, saying that the WWE may be in his future. “I’ve watched it on TV. I’ve thought about, ‘What would be something good or something...
Via Sportsnaut
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Shawn Oakman investigated for sexual assault

NFL Draft prospect Shawn Oakman is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, according to multiple reports. Oakman, who played defensive end at Baylor and recorded 4.5 sacks last season, is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Baylor student early Sunday morning, the Waco Tribune reports. According to the Tribune, a police affidavit states that the woman says she met...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh to join Art Briles at Baylor summer football camp

Baylor football coach Art Briles recently spent time with Jim Harbaugh as a part of Michigan’s coaches clinic in Ann Arbor, where he was the keynote speaker. Briles was the only active major college coach at the event, joining Jim’s father Jack and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh at the event. While Briles appearing at a Michigan coaches clinic might have seemed curious...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Taurean Prince hilariously explains how Yale outrebounded Baylor

Taurean Prince was pretty decimated after his Baylor Bears lost to the Yale Bulldogs 79-75 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. After the game, he answered questions from reporters, but one didn’t go over too well. Baylor was outrebounded 36-32 and had a funny, sarcastic answer to one question about that margin. Solid explanation. pic.twitter.com/nxbXR2lEeo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Yale upsets Baylor for first tourney win ever

The Yale Bulldogs hadn’t been to the NCAA tournament in 54 years. John F. Kennedy was President of the United States. The Super Bowl hadn’t even been invented. John Wooden was days away from making his first Final Four at UCLA when Yale last took the court in the Big Dance. If those Dancing shoes were out of use, the Elis certainly slipped back into them without too much trouble...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor hoops star Rico Gathers to play football for Bears this fall

Baylor forward Rico Gathers is looking to make the same move that turned former basketball players like Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates into football stars, but rather than making an immediate move to the NFL, he’ll reportedly play for Art Briles this fall.  As it stands now, Baylor forward Rico Gathers plans to play TE at Baylor next season rather than try NFL. Smart move...
Via College Spun
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rico Gathers beats buzzer on first career three-pointer

Entering Tuesday night’s game, Baylor forward Rico Gathers had never attempted a three-pointer. At 6-foot-8, 275 pounds, that’s not really his game. With just 1.9 seconds left in the first half against Kansas, Gathers caught a pass in the corner, and drilled a contested fadeaway three. Welp, this is one way to get your first career three-pointer if you're @BaylorMBB's Rico...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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