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Baylor's Oakman isn't making friends and he's good with that

Last season, Baylor's Shawn Oakman knocked Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight out of the game. Wednesday, Oakman, the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year, wasn't exactly issuing any apologies. "It's rivalry schools," Oakman said to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Best of luck to him, but that's part of the game." Oakman isn't interested in making friends. He wasn't engaging...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: 400-pound Baylor TE does pull-ups better than you

When I was in high school and playing football, I was about seventy pounds lighter than I am now. Even then, it was damn near impossible for me to do pull-ups. Never in my life would I think I be able to pull-ups at over 400 pounds, but Baylor’s tight end phenom can certainly do them. The Dallas Morning News shared a video of LaQuan McGowan at a team workout with the Bears. He...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles throws shade at College Football Playoff Committee

Art Briles wants some damn respect and he wants it now. During Big 12 Media Days, the Baylor Bears head coah was obviously still stinging from being left out of the College Football Playoff a season ago. When he then appeared on ESPN, it was clear that Briles is still unhappy about a perceived lack of respect to his team. With programs like Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor coach Briles has confidence new QB

DALLAS -- When Baylor showed up at Big 12 media days last year quarterback Bryce Petty had cameras following him everywhere as one of the early favorites for the Heisman Trophy. Petty's replacement Seth Russell wasn't part of the caravan Tuesday but head coach Art Briles has plenty of confidence in the junior from Garland, even if he isn't quite sure what to expect yet. "I felt like...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor big man LaQuan McGowan is ‘slimming down’

We can all remember Baylor Bears tight end LaQuan McGowan, who tips the scales at more than 400 pounds. McGowan is the man responsible for this gem — which was the best fat guy touchdown in recent memory. Well, now we should all shed a tear… kind of. Because, as it turns out, McGowan is starting to lose some weight as he gears up for the season. Don’t worry, though, his ...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12: Art Briles takes shot at Media for not picking Baylor

You better respect the Baylor Bears football program; At least head coach Art Briles seems to believe the media should provide more respect than they have been giving this offseason. Baylor won the Big 12 in 2013 and received a share of the conference championship a season ago. So, when the media members picked Baylor to finish in second-place behind the TCU Horned Frogs, Briles...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles: 'There's a chance' Baylor, Arkansas play in Houston in 2019

Talk about the ultimate matchup of size and strength against flash and speed, if the Baylor Bears and Arkansas Razorbacks do schedule a future matchup against each other we could see the most contrasting game of football outside of Oregon vs. Stanford in the country. Art Briles hinted at the possible neutral site matchup recently:This comes after Bret Bielema has gone on record...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor's 400 LB Tight End LaQuan McGowan Doing Pull-ups Like a Skinny Guy

Pull-ups are no joke. Whenever you hear about someone doing repetitions of pull-ups it is usually some skinny guy with huge arms that wants to show off his guns. You next to never hear about a big guy doing a pull-up let alone multiple because they would have to be incredibly strong in order to pull himself up.Someone like Baylor's new tight end, 400+ lb tight end LaQuan McGowan...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears release 2015 hype video

The college football season will be here before we know it and programs around the nation are hoping to get their fans excited for what is to come. The latest football program to release a hype video for their 2015 campaign is the Baylor Bears. Baylor released a video titled, “Right Now,” which includes highlights from last year’s impressive run and tweets from players and...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Kicker Spencer Evans Kicks 70-Yard Field Goal

Playing for the Baylor Bears has to be a lot of fun for most of the squad. The high-octane offense has to be a blast to be a part of and since the team often gets out to big leagues the defense can just pin its ears back and come after the quarterback. However, it is probably not too much fun for one guy--kicker Spencer Evans. Yeah, he gets to kick a ton of extra points, but where...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Baylor Bears Football Schedule

The 2015 Baylor football schedule kicks off in Dallas, where the Bears take on the SMU Mustangs. Viewers can watch the game at 6:00 p.m. CT on ESPN...
Via Athlon Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect primer: Shawn Oakman | DL | Baylor

Baylor defensive lineman Shawn Oakman started gaining notoriety with his play in 2014 but it was how he looked in the Cotton Bowl versus Michigan State that saw him become a near household name. No, it wasn’t how he looked playing the actual game. It was how chiseled, yolked up, and intimidating he looked in a picture that led him to become a popular internet meme for weeks following...
Via EndZoneScore
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears WR Corey Coleman Named Most Freakish Athlete in College Football

It wasn't that long ago that the Baylor Bears were one of college football's doormats, but over the last few seasons the Bears have emerged as a real contender. The team is attracting some real talent on the recruiting trail and it shows on the field in the form of some real entertaining football games. It is all because head coach Art Briles has some really good athletes to work...
Via FatManWriting
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor Unveils Flashy New Uniforms For 2015 Season

The Baylor Bears, who finished just one spot out of the inaugural College Football Playoff last year, have become the “it” program in the Big 12, despite a lack of historical success. Uniforms are a big part of the reason why. Friday, Baylor head coach Art Briles unveiled a new set of threads that the Bears will presumably be wearing in 2015. They’re green, gold, with a whole...
Via College Spun
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor Has A Picture Of The College Football Playoff Trophy On Its Weight Room Doors

Baylor narrowly missed clinching a spot in last year’s College Football Playoff, but the Bears still have their eyes on the ultimate prize. The BUFootball Instagram account posted a picture from the team’s weight room, which has double doors that are dressed up with pictures of Baylor’s back-to-back Big 12 Championship trophies, as well as the CFP trophy. Be The Standard...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears 2015 Preview and Prediction

Art Briles has transformed Baylor into an annual Big 12 title contender, and the Bears are Athlon Sports’ pick to win the conference title and...
Via Athlon Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Shawn Oakman Does Crazy Box Jump With 70-Pound Dumbbells (Video)

Shawn Oakman just did the best box jump in football. Care to disagree? If you remember the meme that made the Baylor defensive end famous, we’re guessing you won’t. Chipotle: Guac is extra Shawn Oakman: It's not extra Chipotle: nvm you right— Ridiculousness (@WeLoveRobDyrdek) January 02, 2015 But if you have to audacity to defy Oakman and ask for...
May 20, 2015  |  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
April 28, 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

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

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

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