Baylor Rumors & News

  • Four-star 2017 power forward Tristan Clark commits to Baylor

    Scout "Scott Drew and Baylor got on the board in 2017 by picking up a commitment from power forward Tristan Clark. 2017 power forward Tristan Clark verbally committed to Scott Drew and Baylor on Friday, he told Scout. “The first time I walked on the campus it just felt right,” Clark said. “I liked..." October 19

  • Baylor men land power forward Clark, 1st of 2017 class

    Waco Trib "Tristan Clark has watched Baylor make the NCAA basketball tournament the last two years and envisions the day when he can lead the Bears there. The 6-8 Clark became the Bears’ first verbal commitment in the 2017 class Friday night. Clark will play at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., as a..." October 19

  • Kobie Eubanks Considering Three Schools

    Zagsblog "When Kobie Eubanks‘ long, topsy-turvy recruiting saga is finally over, the electrifying 6-foot-5 wing might just preface his decision announcement with “at long last…” Texas A & M, Baylor, and Georgetown are currently the frontrunners for the 20-year-old Eubanks, out of Fort Lauderdale,..." October 19

  • Baylor center Acuil sidelined 8 weeks with potential heart issues

    Waco Trib "Baylor junior center Jo Acuil will be held out of basketball practice and game competition the next eight weeks while undergoing medical testing for potential heart issues. Baylor officials had no further comment on why the testing is needed for the 7-foot Acuil. “Jo’s health is of first and..." October 19

  • Report: King McClure diagnosed with heart condition, but pushes forward to join Baylor basketball team

    Dallas Morning News "Great story this morning from Bleacher Report’s Jason King about former Triple A Academy star King McClure, who was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) when getting a heart screen before joining Baylor’s basketball program. In June, a doctor told McClure – a three-time selection to..." August 13

  • Baylor basketball forward Deng Deng will not return next season

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor has confirmed forward Deng Deng will not be with the team next season due to exhausted eligibility. The issue surrounds Deng’s timeline when graduating from Box Hill Secondary in Australia. Deng is currently 23 and will be 24 before he graduates from Baylor. Based on a typical timeline,..." August 04

  • Baylor basketball forward Gathers arrested on theft charge

    Waco Trib "Baylor University basketball forward Rico Gathers was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing various household items from the Wal-Mart on Franklin Avenue. The incident happened on June 1. A store employee told police that a man he recognized as Gathers placed two pillows, a tote bag, a..." June 10

  • Henson, Konkol, among those in play to replace White at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma assistant Steve Henson, Miami assistant Eric Konkol, Baylor assistant Jerome Tang and North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll are among the candidates in discussions about Louisiana Tech's opening, sources told on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is in the process of replacing..." May 17

  • Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis lists Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon as finalists

    The Champaign Room "According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Villanova graduate transfer Dylan Ennis has narrowed his list to Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon; the news comes after an extended face-to-face meeting with John Groce back on April 9th. The former Lake Forest Academy standout averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and..." April 23

  • Manu Lecomte transferring to Baylor

    ESPN "Miami transfer Manu Lecomte has committed to Baylor. Lecomte, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Belgium, will be eligible for the 2016-17 season after sitting out the upcoming campaign. He will have two years remaining with the Bears. Lecomte will bring outside shooting to Waco, as he knocked..." April 21

  • Many paths lead former walk-ons to Baylor basketball

    Baylor Lariat "On Jan. 23, Baylor head coach Scott Drew pulled walk-ons John Heard and Austin Mills to the front of the room during a film session. “I thought it was to go over some plays,” Mills said. “I had no idea what was going on.” Baylor was in a unique position to offer both players scholarships, as..." March 18

  • 7 tossed from Baylor-UT for sideline skirmish

    ESPN "Seven players were ejected in overtime of Texas' 61-59 win over No. 14 Baylor on Monday night, after they left their respective benches to join a shoving match between two opposing players. Baylor players John Heard, Ishmail Wainright and Johnathan Motley and Texas players Kendal Yancy, Connor..." March 03

  • Baylor is playing a 3-13 NAIA in January because of … Coach Carter?

    College Basketball Talk "Baylor plays in the toughest conference in college basketball, the Big 12. They’re just 2-3 in the league through five games, but they’re also currently ranked in the Top 25; that’s what happens when three of those league games were against top 20 teams and a fourth came against a potential..." January 22

  • 2014/5 SG Kobie Eubanks Decommits from Baylor

    Our Daily Bears "After being ruled academically ineligible for the 2014-2015 season, SG Kobie Eubanks reopens his recruitment. Eubanks decommitment doesn't come as a huge surprise. Baylor already has two young shooting guards on the roster in redshirt freshman Al Freeman and freshman Dee Durham. Eubanks has..." November 25

  • Baylor unveils new men's basketball uniforms

    SI "Baylor's new uniforms that the men's basketball team wear this season won't cause you to adjust your television set, as the team went back to lighter tone of their school colors. The school revealed the new uniforms that the Bears will wear this season, a stark departure from the "hi-lighter"..." October 15

  • Former Baylor commit Kobe Eubanks suing former high school for alleged grade manipulation

    Miami Herald "Kobe Eubanks, a three- to four-star-rated shooting guard, and his father Clayton Eubanks filed a lawsuit against Plantation American Heritage School on Sept.19 for at least $75,000 alleging grade manipulation cost Eubanks a scholarship to Baylor University. The 6-5 Eubanks committed to Baylor,..." October 01

  • Baylor commit finds new home

    College Basketball Talk "The Baylor perimeter took a hit last week when it was reported that three-star guard Kobe Eubanks would not be enrolling in the school this fall. Instead, the 6-foot-5 scoring guard will head to prep school for a postgraduate season. According to Adam Finkelstein of ESPN, Eubanks will attend..." September 24

  • Baylor incoming recruit will not play in 2014-15

    College Basketball Talk "Baylor will be without freshman wing Kobie Eubanks for the 2014-15 season, according to a report from CBS Sports‘ Jon Rothstein. Rothstein states that Eubanks wasn’t cleared by the NCAA. A 6-foot-5 wing guard and three-star prospect, Eubanks committed to Baylor and head coach Scott Drew on..." September 18

  • 2015 PG Jake Lindsey reportedly commits to Baylor

    Our Daily Bears "B/R's Jason King is reporting that Baylor swung the commitment of Salt Lake City PG Jake Lindsey this morning. Lindsey is the son of Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, a former BU player. Every now and then, something happens that completely catches people off-guard, especially in recruiting. Such..." August 25

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

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

    TMZ "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..." July 22

  • Ex-Baylor C Austin has $1M insurance policy

    ESPN "Former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin, who saw his dreams of playing in the NBA abruptly come to a halt this week, has an insurance policy worth at least $1 million, his agent, Dwon Clifton, confirmed to "We will get through this week, and then we'll file the claim and get the ball..." June 24

  • Baylor, Texas A&M schedule home-and-home series

    Our Daily Bears "The somewhat peaceful calm of the last two years sans-Aggie will be but a dream, as Baylor and Texas A&M have agreed to a home-and-home series in men's basketball starting this year. Well, it was only a matter of time, in all likelihood, before we saw one of our major men's sports schedule the..." June 10

  • King McClure of Triple A Academy announces commitment to Baylor

    Dallas Morning News "King McClure, one of the top point guards in the class of 2015, announced his commitment to Baylor during a ceremony at Triple A Academy on April 29. McClure averaged 21.6 points and 5 rebounds per game his junior year." April 29

  • Baylor center Isaiah Austin enters NBA draft

    Dallas Morning News "Isaiah Austin, Baylor’s 7-foot center and perennial shot blocker, announced that he is entering the 2014 NBA draft earlier this afternoon. The decision comes exactly a week later after Austin took to Twitter to dispel rumors that he had made his decision to enter the draft. Whenever Austin..." April 22

  • St. John’s running out of players as Chris Obekpa transfers

    New York Post "Thus far, St John’s regular season was a smashing success compared to its offseason. Following a disappointing one-and-done NIT appearance, the deep and talented roster has fractured. Chris Obekpa, the shot-blocking sophomore dynamo, has received his release to transfer, which is a major blow..." April 04

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • Wisconsin dominates Baylor with confidence, mental toughness

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "A standard narrative has hovered over Wisconsin's basketball program for years based, in part, on worn ideas about overachieving while being under-athletic. So it wasn't a surprise that such talk once again permeated through the Honda Center before the Badgers' Sweet 16 matchup Thursday night..." March 28

  • Wisconsin mauls Baylor 69-52 to advance to Elite Eight

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Unlike last week at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Wisconsin didn't have 18,000 red-clad backers roaring in support every move made by Bo Ryan's players. UW, which had won big games away from home all season, didn't need the home-court feel. The No. 2-seeded Badgers turned the Honda Center..." March 28

  • NCAA tournament breakdown: Previewing Thursday's Sweet 16 games

    USA Today "WEST REGIONAL (ANAHEIM) Stanford (23-12) vs. Dayton (25-10) | Time, TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, CBS Why Dayton will win: Rolling in the deep. The Flyers' rotation includes 11 players averaging double-digit minutes. "There's not much difference between No. 3 and No. 8," coach Archie Miller said...." March 27

  • Badgers will give Baylor tough challange

    Dallas Morning News "The gritty point guard maneuvered around three taller defenders for a putback and a three-point play. A backup forward drew a turning-point charging call that riled up the bench. It's the little things that helped carry Wisconsin into the program's third trip to the Sweet 16 in four seasons...." March 25

  • Onward to Anaheim

    Baylor Lariat "When Baylor sat at 2-8 in conference play in January, even the National Invitational Tournament started to look like a fading possibility. But the Bears defied the odds and booked their tickets to the Sweet 16 in Anaheim, Calif., after wins over Nebraska and Creighton on opening..." March 25

  • Wisconsin knows skilled, athletic Baylor squad awaits in Anaheim

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Members of Bo Ryan's family stopped by his house Sunday night to see which team, Baylor or Creighton, would ultimately play Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament the following week. But it didn't take long for the watch party to create a slight feeling of anxiety. Baylor — which..." March 25

  • UW focuses on Baylor's zone defense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With their spot in the Sweet 16 secured one day earlier, many of the Wisconsin players gathered Sunday night to learn which team they would face Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif. What they saw was No. 6-seeded Baylor routing No. 3-seeded Creighton, 85-55. That was impressive, considering the..." March 25

  • Baylor blows out Creighton 85-55, advances to Sweet 16

    Dallas Morning News "The Baylor Bears completed their transformation from all-but-done to Anaheim-bound on Sunday in an 85-55 victory in which they crushed No. 3 seed Creighton from the tip. The Bears, on the NCAA Tournament bubble not long ago, advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five seasons. No. 2..." March 24

  • Baylor soars past Nebraska 74-60, faces winner of Creighton-UL Lafeyette

    Dallas Morning News "Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and No. 6 seed Baylor kept 11th-seeded Nebraska winless in its NCAA tournament history with a 74-60 second-round victory Friday. The Bears (25-11) kept up a two-month tear and will play either No. 3 seed Creighton or No. 14 seed Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday...." March 21

  • Baylor's chip on their shoulder makes them dangerous team to face

    Dallas Morning News "Question: Who's your pick to win the tourney? Sherrington: I'm saying Florida, but I don't feel good about it. Question: Think SFA can pull the upset over VCU? I'm thinking Sweet 16. Sherrington: I'm a big Shaka Smart fan, so this is going to be tough for SFA. Question: Do you think..." March 20

  • Position by position scouting report of No. 6 Baylor, No. 11 Nebraska

    Dallas Morning News "Here’s a quick scouting report of the likely starters for each team along with other tidbits of information on Baylor and Nebraska. Guard Kenny Cherry vs Tai Webster/Benny Parker Nebraska’s Tai Webster has started a large majority of Nebraska’s games this season, but may see more time on the..." March 19

  • Nebraska beating Baylor is second likeliest upset in West region

    Dallas Morning News "Does Nebraska have what it takes to pull the first round upset against the sixth seeded Baylor Bears? Peter Keating at ESPN, who has predicted big upsets in the past, says that a Cornhuskers’s upset has the second best odds of happening in the West region. Keating’s detailed prediction model..." March 19

  • Baylor earns No. 6 seed in NCAA Tournament, faces Nebraska on Friday

    Baylor Lariat "Baylor started 2-8 in Big 12 Conference play, but ended the season winning 10 of the last 12 games and making a run to the Big 12 Championship game. “I think having our backs against the wall [has helped],” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “It’s basically been do-or-die and playoff basketball for..." March 19

  • Iowa St. 74, Baylor 65

    ProSportsDaily "DeAndre Kane had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Georges Niang added 13 points and nine rebounds as the Cyclones defeated the Bears to win the Big 12 tournament title in Kansas City. Dustin Hogue and Naz Long scored 12 points apiece as fourth-seeded Iowa State (26-7) shot 69.6..." March 16

  • Iowa St. Cyclones are Big 12 Tournament champions!

    Des Moines Register "They snipped the Sprint Center nets Saturday night, this gritty band of Iowa State basketball players who roared into town with a chip on their shoulder. Now, they’re Big 12 Conference tournament champs, once they finally rediscovered the fine art of making baskets and once they got the pace to..." March 16

  • Baylor 86, Texas 69

    ProSportsDaily "Brady Heslip scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers and Cory Jefferson had 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Bears rolled over the Longhorns to reach the Big 12 title game in Kansas City. Isaiah Austin added 10 points, seven blocked shots and five rebounds for seventh-seeded Baylor (24-10),..." March 15

  • Baylor 78, Oklahoma 73

    ProSportsDaily "Isaiah Austin had 18 points, five rebounds and five blocked shots and the Bears never trailed while eliminating the Sooners in the Big 12 quarterfinals in Kansas City. Cory Jefferson contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds and Royce O’Neale added 12 points and 10 rebounds as seventh-seeded Baylor..." March 14

  • Austin's 18 points help Baylor from embarrassing blown lead as Bears upset Oklahoma

    Dallas Morning News "The first two times that Baylor played Oklahoma this season, the Bears struggled through the opening minutes and failed to get on track until it was a bit too late. This time, they delivered the opening blow. The Bears roared to a 21-point lead early in the second half Thursday night, and..." March 14

  • Baylor 76, Texas Christian 68

    ProSportsDaily "Cory Jefferson had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Bears knocked off the Horned Frogs in the first round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City. Isaiah Austin had 18 points and five blocked shots as seventh-seeded Baylor (22-10) advances to play second-seeded Oklahoma (23-8) in Thursday’s..." March 13

  • Baylor 76, Kansas St. 74

    ProSportsDaily "Kenny Chery scored a career-high 29 points and also had six rebounds, six assists and three steals as the visiting Bears overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to slay the Wildcats in Big 12 play. Cory Jefferson added 16 points for Baylor (21-10, 9-9), which has won seven of its last eight..." March 09

  • Off the bubble and into the dance? Baylor certainly hopes so

    Dallas Morning News "Maybe, just maybe Baylor punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament on Tuesday. From the smiles of Baylor’s seniors to the optimistic giddiness of coach Scott Drew, the Bears certainly believed their 74-61 win over No. 16 Iowa State will put them over the top on Selection Sunday. “Absolutely...." March 06

  • Baylor upsets No. 16 Iowa St. on Senior Night 74-61

    Baylor Lariat "The Baylor men’s basketball team was dead in the water only a few weeks ago. Even head coach Scott Drew, the eternal optimist, could not find a team that managed to make the NCAA Tournament after that poor a start. But after Baylor’s (20-10, 8-9) big time 74-61 win against No. 16 Iowa State..." March 05

  • Baylor 59, Texas Tech 49

    ProSportsDaily "Royce O'Neale had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the host Bears held off the Red Raiders' late rally. Brady Heslip hit four 3-pointers for 14 points for Baylor (19-10, 7-9 Big 12), which didn't make a field goal during the final eight minutes. Kenny Chery went 0-of-6 from the floor but finished..." March 02

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