Bears Sign Arena League Speedster A.J. Cruz

The Chicago Bears have signed former Arena Football League football star A.J. Cruz of the Arizona Rattlers, completing the team’s 90-man roster two days before heading into training camp. Cruz is the 35th Arizona Rattler in the past six years to be signed to a NFL contract.While Cruz is currently listed as the 12th wide receiver on the Bears depth chart, he will be primarily competing...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Scouting The 2014 Big 12 “Championship” Game

While there may not be a “championship” game per se in the Big 12, tomorrow’s game between Kansas State has large-scale, playoff implications. If Baylor wins this Saturday versus Kansas State, they will technically be Co-Big 12 champions with TCU. With that said, the Big 12 Conference has already made it clear that Baylor would be submitted as the champion to the College Football...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Baylor-WVU game features talented receivers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Picking a standout wide receiver in the Baylor-West Virginia matchup is like putting a basket of candy in front of trick-or-treaters and telling them to choose one. Only one. Not going to happen. On Saturday, No. 4 Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) will bring a talented receiving corps against a group from West Virginia (4-2, 2-1) that boasts the nation's leader pass...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Texas Preview Capsule

No. 7 BAYLOR (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) at TEXAS (2-2, 1-0), 3:30 (ABC) Line: Baylor by 16 1/2. Series Record: Texas leads 74-25-4 WHAT'S AT STAKE Baylor is out to prove its early-season schedule full of patsies was just a tune-up for big things the Big 12. And the Bears can keep putting the pressure on Texas, which has lost three of the last four in a rivalry that has historically been...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Texas Preview

Baylor has risen to the Big 12's upper echelon after struggling at the bottom for more than a decade. Some Texas players still don't see it that way. The seventh-ranked Bears will look to continue their impressive start and command more respect from the rival Longhorns on Saturday in Austin. Baylor (4-0, 1-0) went 43-117 overall in its first 14 seasons in the Big 12. The Bears turned...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Banged-up Baylor: WR Norwood out 3 weeks due to wrist surgery

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty was in pain every time he threw a pass while playing only the first half of the season opener. Top receiver Antwan Goodley was bothered early by a thigh issue and failed to catch a pass for the first time in 18 games. No wonder coach Art Briles described his offense as "hit and miss." While the 10th-ranked Bears (1-0) were out of sync based on their...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor WR Norwood to have wrist surgery, miss at least three weeks

Baylor senior wide receiver Levi Norwood will have wrist surgery and is expected to miss at least three weeks, according to a Waco Tribune-Herald report. Norwood was injured during the Bears' season opener against Southern Methodist Sunday. He had four receptions for 26 yards during Baylor's 45-0, Week 1 win. Norwood ranked third in receiving yards (733) and touchdowns (8) last...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor WR Levi Norwood To Undergo Surgery On Wrist, Out At Least 3 Weeks

The hits keep coming for the Baylor football team.  The Bears, who started the season with a victory against Southern Methodist, are dealing with a back injury to its starting quarterback, Bryce Petty, and now will be without one of their leading wide receivers in Levi Norwood. The Baylor senior wideout injured his wrist against SMU and injury requires surgery. He’ll be out at...
Via College Spun
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor football back on campus after 8 decades

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor football is back on campus for the first time in nearly eight decades. When the 10th-ranked and Big 12 champion Bears open sparkling new McLane Stadium on Sunday night against SMU, they will play their first game on the Waco campus since Nov. 9, 1935. ''Going across the bridge and the river and seeing the stadium get a little bigger was awesome,'' receiver...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 College Football Preview: Big 12′s Top 10 Seniors for the 2015 NFL Draft

  The Big 12 has long been a “power conference” thanks to Texas and Oklahoma’s elite dominance, Oklahoma State and Kansas State having big years consistently, and Texas Tech and Baylor having surprisingly impressive talents on offense. But in terms of NFL talent, at least on the senior level, it’s a very lackluster crop for the Big 12, with Baylor carrying the top senior...
Via Optimum Scouting
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 15 Baylor Bears season preview

The Baylor Bears and head coach Art Briles aim to recapture the success of last season after winning the Big 12 title for the first time. The Baylor program has been elevated to new heights since Briles took over the coaching duties. The high-powered offense, led by senior quarterback Bryce Petty, still has plenty of weapons from last year, which saw the team score an average of...
Via College Football Universe
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears are Fiesta Bowl Bound after 30-10 win over Longhorns

Wac0, TX— After 64 years, the final game was played in Floyd Casey stadium, with the Bears winning in 30-10 over in-state rival Texas Longhorns for the outright Big 12 Championship. “Everybody knew it was there, whether it was outright or a share, we wanted to be Big 12 champs,” said Baylor receiver Levi Norwood. Although kickoff was 24 degrees, fans […]
Via Full Scale Sports
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Big-play backups boost for No. 3 Baylor offense

(Eds: Updates.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The high-powered offense for No. 3 Baylor hasn't missed a beat with some big-play backups. When the top two running backs both got hurt early in the same game, Shock Linwood stepped in and ran for 182 yards. He topped that in his first start last week. The Bears also lost a 100-yard-a-game receiver to injury. Insert Levi Norwood...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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