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  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "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.com "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.com "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

  • 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

  • NCAA Tournament projections (3/1): Baylor, Oklahoma State have work to do

    Dallas Morning News "Most teams are winding down the regular season and hoping to lock up an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament before the conference tournaments begin in about a week. Some area teams, like Texas and SMU, are sitting pretty heading down the stretch. For others, like Oklahoma State and Baylor,..." March 01

  • Texas 74, Baylor 69

    ProSportsDaily "Javan Felix made 7-of-9 from 3-point range en route to 21 points as the Longhorns held off a late rally from the visiting Bears. Cameron Ridley added 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Texas (21-7, 10-5 Big 12) and Jonathan Holmes had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Isaiah..." February 27

  • Bears eye NCAA after four-game win streak

    Baylor Lariat "After seemingly being on pace to fall out of even the National Invitational Tournament conversation, let alone the NCAA Tournament, Baylor basketball has raced back into the postseason picture after a four-game Big 12 Conference winning streak. Baylor (18-9, 6-8) capped off the streak by..." February 25

  • SMU's big win has Mustangs looking good; Baylor, OSU on the bubble

    Dallas Morning News "It's the part of the year where ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is updating his projections almost nightly, so you can bet tensions are high in gyms across the nation. While some teams, like Baylor, have played their way back into the NCAA Tournament picture, others, like Oklahoma State,..." February 25

  • Baylor 88, West Virginia 75

    ProSportsDaily "Royce O'Neale rode a perfect shooting performance to a career high-tying 22 points as the visiting Bears pulled ahead late and held on to beat the Mountaineers. O'Neale, who came into the game averaging just six points per contest, went 8-for-8 from the floor - including 4-of-4 from beyond the..." February 23

  • Gathers epitomizes grit on the court for Bears

    Baylor Lariat "When Rico Gathers steps on a basketball court, everyone takes notice. Even on the biggest stage of college basketball, the sophomore is physically a man-among-boys at 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds. “Every football coach in the area wanted me to come and play football for them back in high school,”..." February 21

  • NCAA Tournament projections: Longhorns looks good; Baylor back in picture; how much did loss hurt SMU?

    Dallas Morning News "It's the part of the year where ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is updating his projections almost nightly, so you can bet tensions are high in gyms across the nation. While some teams, like Baylor, have played their way back into the NCAA Tournament picture, others, like Oklahoma State, have..." February 20

  • Coach Drew keeps talent coming to BU

    Baylor Lariat "From the time basketball coach Scott Drew first arrived on campus, Baylor’s basketball program has increased exponentially. Since his arrival, Baylor won its first tournament game since 1950, has reached the NCAA Tournament three times and made two Elite Eight appearances. Drew’s 197 wins as..." February 19

  • Bears survive Oklahoma State 70-64 in OT thriller

    Baylor Lariat "For the second game in a row at the Ferrell Center, the Bears won in a comeback effort in overtime. This time, it came against Oklahoma State, beating the Cowboys 70-64 on Monday at the Ferrell Center. Baylor had the game in its hands with 3.5 seconds left in the second half with an inbounds..." February 18

  • Baylor flattens TCU by 33 on 3-point barrage

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Two teams were trying to find themselves and salvage their seasons Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Baylor might have done it. But for TCU, it was the most discouraging of nights in a season filled with them. Baylor hit a season-high 16 3-pointers, including a season-best eight from..." February 13

  • Isaiah Cousins scores career-high 21 points in No. 21 Sooners' win over Baylor

    The Oklahoman "Buddy Hield has had nights like this. For Isaiah Cousins, it was a new experience. Hield scored from the outside and Cousins found his way inside after Baylor adjusted defensively to give No. 21 Oklahoma an 88-72 win in front of an estimated 9,189 at Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday..." February 09

  • No. 8 Kansas shakes off sluggish start, beats Baylor 69-52

    Kansas City Star "He had gone scoreless for 19 minutes, 59 seconds, another lost half for Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins. Maybe it was Baylor’s zone, or Kansas’ desire to play inside-out. Maybe it was just a general hangover after the eighth-ranked Jayhawks had suffered their first Big 12 loss at Texas on..." February 05

  • KU heads to Baylor with new attitude after first Big 12 loss

    Kansas City Star "One year later, Bill Self knows it was a mistake. It was last February, in the moments after Kansas’ loss to Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse, and Self had slipped into Rip Mode during his postgame news conference. He groused about not having a point guard. He called his players soft. In the..." February 04

  • Baylor wins biggest game of the season 76-70 at No. 8 Oklahoma State

    Dallas Morning News "On paper, No. 8 Oklahoma State should have dominated Baylor. The Bears had lost five straight games, they had trouble even getting to the stadium, they were without their best player in Kenny Chery and Baylor hadn’t won a road Big 12 game this year. That’s why you play the game. Baylor..." February 02

  • Will Baylor make the NCAA tournament or be forced to defend its NIT title?

    Dallas Morning News "The days where Baylor was a top-10 team seem very, very distant. The Bears are on a five-game skid and their current conference record is 1-6. They’ve yet to play Oklahoma State (a top-10 team) and will have to do so twice within a two-week span. If they were to lose to Oklahoma State tomorrow,..." February 01

  • Austin overcomes blind eye on court

    Baylor Lariat "Fans knew there was something different about Isaiah Austin’s eyes. You could see it when he played. It was hard to place exactly what, but it was obvious. On Jan. 18, Austin made everything clear in a feature that aired on ESPN’s College Gameday. Isaiah Austin, former five-star prospect,..." February 01

  • After being ranked as high as No. 7 in nation, Baylor receives no votes in latest AP poll

    Dallas Morning News "For the first time this season, the Baylor Bears men’s basketball team isn’t ranked in the AP poll. Unlike their Big 12 counterpart Kansas State, a team that fell from No. 22 to unranked, the Bears didn’t even receive a single vote from the voters. The Wildcats finished this week with five..." January 28

  • Texas knocks off No. 24 Baylor, makes program history with victory

    Dallas Morning News "For the first time in Texas basketball history, the Longhorns have beaten a ranked opponent in three-straight games after their 74-60 win over No. 24 Baylor. Texas (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) won with decided advantage inside, punishing the Bears with aggressive drives to the basket and dogged effort..." January 25

  • Big 12 could be set for record-tying number of teams in NCAA tournament

    Dallas Morning News "Big 12 teams can find some consolation even as they take turns giving and receiving body blows in the college basketball version of a steel cage match. The NCAA Tournament men’s selection committee is acutely aware of the conference and is already taking notes. Committee chairman Ron Wellman..." January 24

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