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BAYLOR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Scandal will define Baylor's season to outsiders

According to Mac Engel of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, the recent scandal in the football program will define Baylor's season to outsiders. Here's a snippet of what he had to say:No team in America wants to play a football game more than the Baylor Bears, whose 2015 motto is "Baylor Football: Can We Change the Subject?"On Monday, coach Art Briles met the media for the first time...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The national scene: Baylor, TCU look to leave no doubt

Baylor coach Art Briles knows of one way to clear up the college football playoff picture.“If we’d have 12-0, there’s no doubt,” he said. “If we line up and we win 12 games this year, we’re going to be in the final four. I think you can put that in ink.”Baylor and TCU, Big 12 co-champions, both went 11-1 last season, but were on the outside looking in when the four...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bears' Blanchard believes he has talent to thrive at nickelback

Travon Blanchard believes he has the talent and savvy to make Baylor’s nickelback position his own.After watching Ahmad Dixon, Sam Holl and Collin Brence play there the last few years, Blanchard wants to up the ante.“I don’t want to be like them, I want to be better than them,” Blanchard said. “They set a good example for me and I just have to step out there and produce...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #5 Baylor

The college football staff at SQ have put together a ranking of the top-25 teams heading into 2015. To get our readers prepared for the upcoming season, the staff has created a preview for each one of these teams. Auburn came in at #6, but today’s focus is on #5 Baylor.Team: BaylorSQ Ranking: 52014 Record: 11-2Finish in AP Poll: 7thHead Coach: Art Briles (8th year)Key Arrivals...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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Baylor could face legal fallout over rape case

As speculation mounts on just how much Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles knew about former player Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past, the university itself could soon be in hot water over its handling of the matter. Per a report by Matthew Watkins of The Texas Tribune, legal experts say that Baylor could find itself questioned by both lawyers and federal investigators regarding its...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

McGowan no longer allowed to block in practice

It's no secret that LaQuan McGowan is a large human being. But just how large?More than one-fifth of a ton.McGowan is no longer allowed to block in practice after devastating things happened to his teammates when he was allowed to.Yes, you read that right. But when the games begin, opposing defensive backs aren't tackling dummies. Look for some big things to happen on the field...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor utilizing new technology for athletic performance

The Baylor Bears have gone all the way to Europe and Slovenia to find a company that provides muscle diagnostic tools recently being used to help deter injury and catalog muscle development. Andrew Althoff, Director of Applied Performance, says, “Coach Briles is always pushing them to go out and about and finding the latest piece of technology that nobody else is using.” The...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boykin, Drango, Oakman make another All-American team

Add another preseason All-American award for Trevone Boykin. The TCU quarterback was named to the ESPN All-American team released earlier today. Boykin, Baylor offensive lineman Spencer Drango and Baylor defensive lineman Shawn Oakman were picked on the first team. Check out the entire list here. (H/T ESPN.com)  
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles must come forward now to avoid epic downfall

Over the past 24 hours, rumors have been swirling about whether or not Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles knew about the violent past of defensive lineman and former Boise State Broncos player Sam Ukwuachu. If he did, he simply needs to resign now to avoid a complete and utter PR nightmare for both himself and the Bears program. Earlier this week, Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Art Briles ignore Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past?

Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles is in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons today. Following news that defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of raping a former Baylor soccer player, Briles decided to come out and defend his decision to allow the troubled player on his team despite a checkered past that led to his dismissal from Boise State. Art Briles emphatically...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Coach Defends School Accepting Player Later Convicted Of Sexual Assault

It’s a case of he said, he said involving two coaches in major college football. After former Baylor Bears player Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of a sexual assault involving a soccer player at the school, coach Art Briles is defending the university in saying he didn’t know about past issues Ukwuachu had at Boise State, his first college: Ukwuachu transferred in to Baylor in...
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Plays, 1 Point, And 2 Very Different Conversations About Baylor

It’s an inconvenient part about these games people play: The score is tallied. No matter what outside events might shape the final score, those numbers acquire a permanence which unavoidably affects the way events are remembered… and how history is written. After the 2013 college football regular season, the Baylor Bears — as champions of the Big 12 — got blown off the field...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 6 — Baylor

Baylor Bears 2014 Record: 11-2 overall, 8-1 Big 12 (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Will the Bears Win Their Third Straight Big 12 Title? Baylor is quietly emerging as one of the top programs in college football. With very little fanfare, the Bears have captured the last two Big 12 championships, finishing 7th in the final Coaches Poll last year. This begs the question: ...
Via The Student Section
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Freshman Quarterback Jarrett Stidham Has Added Over 20 Pounds Of Muscle Since Enrolling In January

Jarrett Stidham was one of the top recruits in Baylor’s 2015 class. The five-star quarterback, who 247Sports ranked No. 1 among dual-threat players, has apparently made some serious gains since arriving in Waco in January. According to USA Today’s Paul Myerberg, Stidham has put on between 20-30 pounds since January. Baylor 5* freshman QB Jarrett Stidham has put on 20-30 lbs...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Baylor Player Snaps Ball Into Trash Can From Top Of The Stadium

I’m still calling bogus on this video, and I don’t care that there are two cameras shooting it. On Sunday, Baylor Bears long snapper Jimmy Landes posted onto Twitter a video of himself doing a “trick snap” from the top of the team’s stadium in Waco. Here’s the video … judge for yourself: From the top of the stadium @SportsCenter @BUFootball pic.twitter.com/shoZR7V5Lc...
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Baylor Linebacker Trolls TCU Waitress

Last season’s showdown between Baylor and TCU was one of the greatest college games in recent memory. The Bears erased a 21-point deficit in the final 11 minutes to stun TCU in a 61-58 victory. It’s no secret that anyone affiliated with Baylor is going to want to trump that to any Frog fans out there. Former Baylor linebacker Eddie Lackey is definitely one of those people. ...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Baylor LB Trolls TCU Alumna Waitress With Tip

The Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs saw their rivalry reach a new level last year when both teams finished 8-1 in their conference games and tied for the Big 12 title. The funny thing is, though, that Baylor edged out TCU when they matched up 61-58. So when former Baylor linebacker Eddie Lackey went out to eat and discovered his waitress had graduated from TCU, he just knew he...
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Baylor Bears Trolling TCU With Team Picture?

Folks from Baylor say it was just a coincidence. They say that they did not intentionally place No. 61 and No. 58 next to each other. They say that they were not trying to troll the TCU Horned Frogs by placing the score of Baylor's epic comeback over TCU front and center.If they had though...it would have been a pretty good idea.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor guard’s career in jeopardy after HCM diagnosis

Baylor Bears sophomore guard King McClure’s basketball career is in jeopardy following a diagnosis of hydrotrophic cardiomyopathay, a condition that enlarges the muscles of the heart. Speaking to Jason King of Bleacher Report, Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Michael Ackerman detailed McClure’s condition. Ackerman told the McClures that HCM can affect patients in seven different ways...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Baylor Basketball Star Isaiah Austin Was Inspirational Guest Speasker For Clemson Football Team

College football coaches are always scrambling to find inspirational guest speakers to help get players focused before the season starts, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney had a good one on Tuesday.  Former Baylor basketball star Isaiah Austin, once considered a first round pick in the NBA Draft before being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, stopped by to talk to the Tigers. Austin...
Via College Spun
27 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
July 09, 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

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 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
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