5 Biggest (Football) Keys/Issues for Baylor Football Going into 2016

With Baylor's 2016 season opener only a week away, it's about time for me to get off my butt and actually write about this season. Whether you care about the outcome of the Cal-Hawaii game tonight (that could have been Cal-Baylor, but whatever) in Sydney (kickoff is set for 9 PM Central) or not, its existence means one thing is certain: college football is back.  And in more or...
Via Our Daily Bears
22 hours ago

No. 23 Baylor trying to win, "keep everybody out of trouble"

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor senior cornerback Ryan Reid sometimes texts teammates out of the blue to ask what they're doing. After a fraught offseason when the 23rd-ranked Bears lost their head coach, the outreach is part of an effort to build chemistry - and prevent more missteps off the field. ''One thing we do, we try to keep everybody out of trouble,'' Reid said. ''I think we take...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor running back Jefferson out injured, Linwood solid

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor running back Johnny Jefferson has sore ribs from a car accident after already being out of practice because of a foot injury. Acting head coach Jim Grobe said Monday that Jefferson will ''be out for a while.'' The coach said the biggest issue was Jefferson's foot, which was stepped on early in preseason practice, and did not specify whether the running back...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Briles gone, but Baylor hopes a lot looks the same on field

With senior quarterback Seth Russell throwing passes during a high-tempo Baylor practice, and the same assistant coaches on the field, so much looks familiar as the Bears get ready for a new season. That is what acting head coach Jim Grobe has wanted since being put into a difficult situation. ''A key for us is for the kids to start making headlines for touchdowns and tackles...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis gains size, adds Baylor graduate transfer Rykhoek

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis has added 6-foot-11 center Chad Rykhoek, a Baylor graduate transfer who never played at his original school because of injuries. Tigers coach Tubby Smith announced the addition of Rykhoek (RYE'-cook) in a news release Thursday. Rykhoek was rated as a top-150 recruit by Rivals when he enrolled at Baylor in 2012, but a series of injuries prevented him...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones supports Art Briles

Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys hosted former Baylor head coach Art Briles at practice on Tuesday. Art Briles and Stephen Jones talking football at Cowboys practice today — Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 9, 2016 Jones was naturally asked about the ousted Bears coach’s presence after practice and was very complimentary of him, going as far to...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Volleyball: Preseason Camp Begins

John Morris chats with head volleyball coach Ryan McGuyre on the opening day of preseason camp for the 2016 Baylor Bears.
Via Baylor Bears Athletics
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Athletics: Bear Pit Feature

You are the Bear Pit. Show up for each home game at the Ferrell Center and cheer on the Baylor Bears and Lady Bears Basketball to victory!
Via Baylor Bears Athletics
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Soccer: Bears Begin Practice

The Baylor soccer team opened the 2016 season on Wednesday with its first practice of the fall.
Via Baylor Bears Athletics
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham observes Auburn practice

Auburn played host Wednesday to former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham. Stidham, a four-star recruit in the 2015 class, announced earlier this summer that he was transferring out of the Bears’ program as a result of their sexual assault scandal. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback was reportedly in street clothes at the Tigers’ fall camp practice, going over plays with Auburn...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor’s Rami Hammard arrested for felony stalking

An awful offseason for Baylor’s football program has somehow managed to get worse. On Monday, Bears’ offensive lineman Rami Hammad was arrested on a felony stalking charge. “A Baylor professor called 911 and reported Hammad had waited for his ex-girlfriend before the professor’s class the woman was starting July 7, then continued to attempt to contact her, according to...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No Baylor assistant coaches will do interviews this season

Baylor’s football program announced the following media policy for the 2016 season today: Interim head coach Jim Grobe will be the only member of the Bears’ staff to do interviews. No Baylor assistant will be made available to the media this fall. The Bears’ program is currently being investigated for a sexual assault scandal that led to head coach Art Briles being fired...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor victims were threatened when reporting assaults

The toxic environment at Baylor University continues to get worse and worse as more information comes out about the culture at the school, with the latest revelations particularly damning. According to Jim Vertuno of the Associated Press, the conservative, faith-based school used its code of conduct to try to silence those who made sexual assault accusations, and it served as a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Stidham, Baylor make the right call on transfer decision

Whatever road there is back to normalcy for Baylor, be it long or be it short, will be done sans quarterback Jarrett Stidham in what may prove to be one of the seminal moments in Bear football futures as he was officially released from the school on Monday after declaring his intention to transfer earlier this month. The conditions are what you’d expect at this point, whether you...
Via The Student Section
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Lawsuit: Baylor players gang raped student, school knew

The allegations against Baylor University and its football program continue to get uglier by the day. Most recently, a woman who has filed a lawsuit against the school is claiming several players gang raped a fellow student in 2011. Jasmin Hernandez, a former Baylor student who was raped by a football player in 2012, filed a lawsuit in March against the university, former athletic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL backup quarterbacks

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July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 12 requests 'all documents associated' with Baylor sexual assault scandal

It is unclear whether or not the NCAA will take any action against Baylor after the sexual assault scandal that led to the ouster of head coach Art Briles last month. It appears that the Big 12 is interested in looking further into the issues. In a statement released this afternoon, the Big 12 announced that is has requested all available documents from the investigations into the...
Via College Spun
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Art Briles reaches contract settlement with Baylor

Baylor and coach Art Briles are reportedly set to part ways without a protracted fight after all. According to Jason King of Bleacher Report, Briles and Baylor have reportedly agreed to a contract settlement to square away the remaining eight years and $40 million on his deal. Baylor has reached a contract settlement with former football coach Art Briles, sources tell B/R. Details...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor Briles leak confusing and damaging to recovery

If you want to get technical about it, Art Briles has not been fired. Such is the world of red tape, even at green and gold Baylor. Briles was officially “suspended with intent to terminate,” which is the college football version of your girlfriend saying, “I think we need some time away.” It’s a ham-handed way of saying, “I just need a little more time to officially...
Via The Student Section
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Fans start petition to kick Baylor out of Big 12

While many fans of Big 12 teams believe the conference should be looking to add teams to its roster, there is one group that thinks the league should instead go in the other direction. A college football fan who goes by AJ Hooper has started a petition on to kick Baylor out of the Big 12 after the football program’s ugly sexual assault scandal.  The petition calls...
Via College Spun
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor reportedly considering one-year suspension for Briles

Believe it or not, Art Briles has not been fired by Baylor just yet. According to a report from Chip Brown of, Baylor officials are set to meet on Monday to decide if the university should move on from Briles or only ban him from the program for a year. Some of Baylor’s big-money donors who helped fund the new $300 million football stadium are reportedly pushing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Baylor student details alleged assault cover-up

A former Baylor student came forward on Tuesday claiming that she was assaulted by a former Baylor football player and was ultimately ignored when she informed the team. Dolores Lozano told ESPN’s Joe Schad that former Baylor running back Devin Chafin assaulted her three times. She claims she exchanged text messages about the incident with Bears assistant coach Jeff Lebby while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor will not release full findings of investigation

Baylor University will not release the full report by law firm Pepper Hamilton on how the school handled sexual assault allegations which led to the firing of university president Ken Starr and football head coach Art Briles. Interim president David Garland wrote in a statement on Friday that while the report didn’t “hold back in their assessment,” the full findings of the...
Via The Comeback
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor isn't releasing incoming freshmen who signed

Baylor University’s sexual assault scandal has cost plenty across campus. Everyone from the president to the athletic director and the coach is now gone for his role in covering up and poorly responding to alleged criminal activity of players on the football team. Now one more group is being punished for the stupidity of others — incoming freshmen football players. According...
Via The Comeback
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 12 commissioner: Baylor scandal hasn’t made them ‘any less popular’

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is obviously aware of the ongoing sexual assault scandal going on at Baylor University which has led to a complete overhaul at the university. His take on the scandal, however, seems a bit out of place. "It doesn't seem to have made us any less popular." -- Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on the recent Baylor scandal.
Via Sportsnaut
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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