Baylor Rumors & News

  • Baylor players need to be separated during a timeout after shoving

    CBS Sports "Baylor is in the midst of trying not to become a victim of one of trendiest first-round upset picks. And it seems the Bears are coming unglued." March 17

  • Report: Arkansas State hires Baylor assistant Grant McCasland as coach

    SI "Arkansas State has hired Baylor assistant coach Grant McCasland as head coach, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. McCasland, who played at Baylor, has worked at the school as an assistant since 2011. Prior to joining the Bears staff, he was a successful head coach at the junior college and..." March 15

  • No. 1 Kansas hangs on to defeat Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas head coach Bill Self was not happy with his team's play in the first half, but he was confident they would respond when it counted. The No. 1-ranked Jayhawks trailed No. 22 Baylor 23-21 at halftime, but defeated the Bears 70-66 to advance to the finals of the Big 12..." March 11

  • Board work helps No. 22 Baylor advance past No. 23 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No. 22 Baylor "rebounded" from a rough end of the season with a resounding 75-61 victory over No. 23 Texas in Thursday's quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center. The Bears held a 46-27 advantage on the boards in the victory. "You have to give credit..." March 10

  • No. 10 Mountaineers finish off No. 19 Bears

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- It can be difficult to tell if stone-faced West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is pleased or ticked off. But the West Virginia players could fly home from their final regular season game knowing their coach was at least smiling on the inside. The 10th-ranked Mountaineers finished..." March 05

  • No. 6 Oklahoma escapes with win over No. 19 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- On a night when Oklahoma's last national player of the year was honored, Buddy Hield made yet another case for this year's award. Hield started off hot, then disappeared a bit before coming on strong near the end, helping the No. 6 Sooners escape Lloyd Noble Center with a..." March 01

  • Baylor basketball forward Rico Gathers will play football next season

    Houston Chronicle "Baylor forward Rico Gathers is going to play tight end for the Baylor football team next season. After the Bears' basketball season ends, Gathers was planning to work out with football conditioning guru George Whitfield in San Diego and try to make an NFL roster next season." March 01

  • No. 19 Baylor cruises past TCU

    The Sports Xchange "FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU coach Trent Johnson had a simple explanation for Baylor's 86-71 victory on Saturday night. "As hard as it is for me to talk about and say, they're better than we are," Johnson said. "They're a better basketball team. It's just the way it is right now." There's..." February 27

  • No. 2 Kansas grinds out win over Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Kansas' performance wasn't pretty against No. 19 Baylor, but the No. 2 Jayhawks still scraped together the kind of road win they have been using to sustain their reign as Big 12 champions for more than a decade. Kansas got the key rebounds and baskets it needed in the last..." February 23

  • Motley stars as No. 25 Baylor cruises past No. 24 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN - No. 25 Baylor took 51 shots from the floor and made 32 of them Saturday in a 78-64 win against 24th-ranked Texas but even that blazing-hot statistic line paled in comparison to the performance of Bears' forward Johnathan Motley. Motley scored 24 points and made his first 11..." February 20

  • No. 25 Baylor gets much-needed win vs. No. 12 Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Baylor forward Taurean Prince said the 25th-ranked Bears needed a win for themselves. Not for the Big 12 standings or the NCAA Tournament selection committee, just for Baylor. Forward Johnathan Motley scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Prince added 14 points..." February 17

  • Evans helps Texas Tech knock off No. 21 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith said his team is getting better, but he's not predicting how far the Red Raiders will go. The Red Raiders took a step toward the NCAA Tournament as they went on the road to defeat No. 21 Baylor, 84-66, on Saturday night at the Ferrell Center...." February 13

  • 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 CBSSports.com 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 ESPN.com. "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