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Isaiah Austin has job with NBA waiting once he earns degree

The NBA Draft is a time guys who have been dribbling a basketball for as long as they can remember realize the dream of hearing their name called by the commissioner as being selected by a team. In the weeks leading up to the draft, it appeared Baylor’s Isaiah Austin would be among those set […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Offers Isaiah Austin A Job After Graduation

After being diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, Baylor star Isaiah Austin, dream of becoming a professional NBA player was suddenly out of his grasp.  When the NBA found out the news of Austin, NBA commissioner Adam Silver did something very admirable, he drafted Austin and helped him live at least part of his dream; but it doesn’t end there. While Austin may not be able to play on...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin's NBA Job Offer -- Work Lined Up ... AFTER He Finishes His Degree

Isaiah Austin -- the projected 1st rounder who's dream to play in the NBA was dashed when he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome -- tells TMZ Sports he's got an NBA job lined up ... just as soon as he gets his college degree. The 20-year-old former college superstar was in D.C. yesterday and told us he's even more motivated to go back to Baylor University in August to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baylor O-lineman arrested on aggravated assault charge

The latest incident to trigger a resetting of the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker is a rather serious one. According to the Waco Tribune, Baylor offensive lineman Jacob Kyle was one of three men arrested and charged following an incident this past May at a place in Waco called BSR Cable Park. As for Kyle, the 19-year-old lineman was charged with aggravated assault causing serious...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Invites Isaiah Austin To The ESPY Awards

Ever since his basketball career was cut short by Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of human connective tissue, different organizations have honored former Baylor center Isaiah Austin. He was “drafted” by the NBA at the 2014 Draft, where Austin was a projected second round pick, and now ESPN has decided to invite Austin to the ESPY Awards. According to a tweet by Bears...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears: Finding a Replenished Running Game

How can you not like the Baylor Bears offense for the upcoming 2104 college football season? With Bryce Petty back in charge of an offense that was made to score points in bushels and running game that might not lose a step – despite the loss of Lache Sistrunk to the NFL, there is plenty to be happy about with this team, head coach Art Briles and his brake neck pace and the maturity...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears Head Coach Art Briles Sees More to Coaching Than Just Winning

Winning is important to every coach at every level of whatever game they are involved with. At the high school, college, and NFL level it is usually the difference between keeping one's job and updating their resume. More often than not you tend to get paid more if you win as well.So it would come as no surprise if  a coach were to saying winning is what matters most, but Baylor...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Posts Transcript Of Heartbreaking Conversation He Had With A Random Woman

Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been nothing but courageous and inspirational since learning that he’d no longer be able to continue his basketball career due to a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome. But the former NBA hopeful apparently ran into a situation that was a bit tough to handle today. Austin posted the transcript of a conversation that he claims to have had...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bryce Petty Posts Hilarious Golf Simulator Mishap On Instagram

Bryce Petty is a Heisman hopeful quarterback and leader of the one college football’s most potent offenses, and by all accounts he’s a really impressive person. One thing he is not, is someone to go golfing with if you don’t want to be hit by flying balls or clubs, apparently.  This video is about a month old, but it’s too good to pass on sharing. Petty went to a golf simulator...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears Off-Season Training Video Will Get You Pumped for the Coming Season

We are still a month away from actual practice starting and two from a real football game being played. Yes--depressing news. I know. Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles knows this too and recently decided to do something to appease the fans for at least a moment or two.So he gave us a little something to watch.@SportsDayDFWBriles sent this tweet out in to the world prior to the Fourth...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Releases Dream Again Shirts to Benefit the Marfan Foundation

The of story of Baylor big-man Isaiah Austin and his dream of playing in the NBA that was derailed after is was discovered he had a career ending genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome, saddened the world over the weekend. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, Austin will use his platform to bring awareness to the syndrome. Become a part of my story and support the @NMF_Marfan...
Via BlackSportsOnline
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Kicks Former 4/5 Star Recruit WR Robbie Rhodes Off Team For Second Failed Drug Test

The story of Baylor wide receiver--or rather former Baylor wide receiver--Robbie Rhodes is a sad one. A four or five star recruit (depending on which site you looked at) he was in the perfect place to show case his talent for the NFL--the pass happy attack of the Big 12's newest powerhouse, the Baylor Bears.He was going to take on a big role in the offense next season--yes,...
Via FatManWriting
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor, WR Robbie Rhodes part ways

Baylor and receiver Robbie Rhodes have "parted ways for undisclosed reasons" according to a report from ESPN Radio in Central Texas. Rhodes, a 6-foot, 190-pound native of Fort Worth, Texas came to Baylor as the No. 2 overall receiver in the class of 2012. He earned rave reviews for his performance as a true freshman in preseason camp a year ago, but battled injuries and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star out of NBA

Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career. The disorder was discovered during genetic testing in preparation for next week's NBA Draft, where he was likely to be selected. Austin left Baylor after his sophomore year, but coach Scott Drew said he's hopeful the 7-1 Arlington, Texas native will return to campus...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA prospect diagnosed with career-ending condition

Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. "This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him," head coach Scott Drew said. "His health is the most important thing, and while it's extremely sad...
Via RealGM
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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