Baylor Rumors & News

  • Police report shows former Baylor DE Shawn Oakman accused of assault in 2013

    CBS Sports "According to a report from Rivals' Alex Dunlap, former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was accused of assault by an ex-girlfriend in 2013. The police report of the alleged incident states that Oakman was accused of grabbing the alleged victim and shoving her into a wall. The fight continued..." April 25

  • Baylor's Briles concerned with sexual assault allegations surrounding program

    The Statesman "Baylor coach Art Briles, whose program has been rocked by sexual assault allegations, addressed the situation Tuesday during the Big 12 teleconference. He didn’t go into detail, but said “It’s a situation where it’s a concern and it’s something we’re dealing with on a daily basis” Briles..." April 19

  • Waco police arrest former Baylor football player Oakman on sexual assault charge

    Waco Trib "Waco police on Wednesday arrested former Baylor University football player Shawn Oakman on charges he sexually assaulted a fellow student after leaving a Waco nightclub with her early Sunday morning. Oakman, 24, who graduated from Baylor in December, declined comment to the Tribune-Herald when..." April 14

  • Baylor didn't investigate sex assault claim against players for two years

    ESPN "Baylor University did not investigate a sexual assault report made against two football players for more than two years, despite the school's obligation under federal law to immediately address allegations of sexual violence involving students, Outside the Lines has learned. In 2013, the Waco..." April 14

  • If NFL doesn't work out, 400-pound Baylor TE says he'll try wrestling

    CBS Sports "If this NFL thing doesn't work out for former Baylor tight end LaQuan McGowan, who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs north of 400 pounds, he has a backup plan: professional wrestler. "I've watched [wrestling] on TV," McGowan told SBNation's Alex Kirshner. "I've thought about, 'What would be something..." April 11

  • Baylor's Shawn Oakman under investigation for alleged sexual assault

    Houston Chronicle "Former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman is under investigation by Waco police for an alleged sexual assault against a woman. An outgoing senior and NFL draft prospect, Oakman hasn't been arrested or charged with a crime as Waco police continue to investigate the incident. According to an..." April 08

  • Student sues Baylor for alleged mishandling of sexual assault by football player

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A former Baylor student has filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming university officials were "indifferent" and "negligent" to her report that she was sexually assaulted by former Baylor football player Tevin Elliot. The woman said her attorneys have scheduled a news conference for..." March 31

  • Baylor hoops' Rico Gathers to delay NFL entry, play TE for Bears

    CBS Sports "Baylor power forward Rico Gathers was considering testing the NFL market this offseason as he announced the end of his basketball career following the Bears' 2015-16 campaign, but he has instead decided to get on the field with Art Briles and Baylor football this fall, according to John McClain of..." March 01

  • Baylor QB Seth Russell says he can do anything this spring, except get tackled

    Statesman "Baylor quarterback Seth Russell was back on the field practicing with his teammates, Thursday, for the first time since suffering a career threatening neck injury four months ago. He has only one order. “I can’t get tackled,” Russell said. “That’s the No. 1 thing and that’s pretty much it. I..." February 28

  • 5* 2017 LB Baron Browning Decommits from Baylor

    Our Daily Bears "The Bears' stellar 2017 class saw its first real setback as the 5* linebacker announced via Twitter that he was decommitting from Baylor. That stinks. Browning committed to Baylor on July 19, 2015, during our big run of commitments for the 2017 class, and held that commitment for nearly six..." February 16

  • Baylor QB Seth Russell says he's cleared to return to field

    USA Today "Baylor quarterback Seth Russell, a leading contender for the 2015 Heisman Trophy before breaking bones in his neck in October, announced Monday he has been medically cleared to return to the practice field. Russell was the nation's pass efficiency leader prior to the injury, which occurred in..." February 01

  • Baylor faces accusations of ignoring sex assault victims

    ESPN "During the first rape, Tanya was shoved into the muddy ground before her pants were pulled down. After it was over, the Baylor football player allowed her to get up and walk away, but then he pushed her, face forward, into a metal fence and raped her again. He disappeared after handing Tanya..." January 31

  • Baylor DT Andrew Billings intends to enter 2016 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings announced on Tuesday that he intends to enter the 2016 NFL Draft as an underclassman. Billings, a 6-foot-2, 310-pound junior, is among the most highly regarded interior defensive line prospects in college football. He led the Bears this season with 15..." January 12

  • Baylor CB Xavien Howard declares for 2016 NFL Draft

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard will forego his senior season and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, Howard announced Monday on his Twitter account. Howard was an All-Big 12 selection in 2015 after leading the Bears with 15 passes defended and five interceptions. The Houston Wheatley product was..." January 04

  • Baylor's Corey Coleman undergoes sports-hernia surgery

    NFL.com "Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt confirmed. Coleman, who intends to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, posted a post-surgery photo to his Instagram account. " December 23

  • Baylor to play bowl without star WR Coleman, starting QB and RB

    CBS Sports "When the matchup for the Russell Athletic Bowl was first announced, I was pretty excited about it. Sure, a game between Baylor and North Carolina could last nearly five hours, but think of all the points that would be scored! Sadly, the excitement I felt was dampened a bit Saturday when it was..." December 19

  • QB Chris Johnson to start for Baylor in Russell Athletic Bowl

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando may not have been where many envisioned the Baylor Bears spending their holidays this season. Optimists pictured Baylor competing not only for the Big 12 championship, but a spot in the second College Football Playoff semifinals. And for a brief period this season, the Bears appeared to..." December 15

  • A lot of things went down during the Texas-Baylor fight

    CBS Sports "The first half of Texas and Baylor was stopped on Saturday by a bench-clearing brawl between the two in-state rivals, stemming from a Bears player getting roughed up on the sidline. The Longhorns, at 4-7, are likely playing in their last game of the season and showed up ready to cause some..." December 06

  • Baylor WR Corey Coleman confirms he is bound for the 2016 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "Baylor lost more than a football game on Saturday when it was upset by Texas. It lost one of its top underclassmen, as well. Wide receiver Corey Coleman indicated he intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft, per The Statesman. Baylor coach Art Briles made mention of the..." December 06

  • Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham out for season with broken ankle

    USA Today "No. 7 Baylor is down to its third-string quarterback after freshman Jarrett Stidham was declared out for the season with a broken ankle, according to multiple news outlets. Stidham was making his third start as a replacement for Seth Russell when he was injured Saturday against Oklahoma State. " November 25

  • Briles on Stidham's back: He's 'not as far along' as I'd like him to be

    Dallas Morning News "Quarterback Jarrett Stidham is being bothered by a bruised back, coach Art Briles told reporters before practice Wednesday. The injury occurred early in Baylor's 44-34 loss to Oklahoma. "Honestly, not as far along as what I'd like for him to be," Briles said. "We'll see in the next day or..." November 19

  • Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham (back) to start against Oklahoma State

    ESPN "Baylor coach Art Briles said freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham will be fine and will start this week against Oklahoma State after injuring his back in the Bears' 44-34 loss to Oklahoma. Stidham played through the back injury, which he suffered in the first quarter of his second career start,..." November 17

  • Kirk Herbstreit apologizes for saying Baylor’s Terrell Burt faked injury

    SI - College Football "ABC analyst Kirk Hebrstreit apologized to Baylor defensive back Terrell Burt on Sunday. Herbstreit accused Burt of faking an injury during the Bears’ game against Oklahoma on Saturday. Burt appeared to lay down on the field to slow down the Sooners’ offense, but the senior actually sustained an..." November 16

  • 4-Star WR Tren'Davian Dickson Flips Commitment from Texas Back to Baylor

    Bleacher Report "The Baylor Bears regained a crucial in-state commitment Monday evening, flipping record-setting wide receiver Tren'Davian Dickson from the Texas Longhorns. Dickson, a senior at Navasota High School, cancelled plans to play in Austin four months after joining the class, according to Gerry..." November 12

  • Baylor expects ‘full and healthy recovery’ for QB Seth Russell

    SI - College Football "Baylor coach Art Briles said quarterback Seth Russell is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a fractured bone in his neck. “Expect a full and healthy recovery,” Briles said Monday, according to KWTX. “He’s a fighter. We're anxious for him to get..." November 03

  • Baylor QB Seth Russell to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

    Baylor Lariat "Baylor quarterback Seth Russell will undergo surgery to his neck and miss the remainder of the 2015 season. The decision comes after Russell visited a specialist Monday who recommended surgery, which has a typical recovery period of six months. “Seth exemplifies the spirit and will of our..." October 26

  • Baylor quarterback Seth Russell suffers fractured bone in neck

    Washington Post "The way No. 2 Baylor has been rolling this season, Saturday’s win over Iowa State qualifies as disappointing because it came by a score of “only” 45-27. However, the Bears did get some potentially very bad news after the game, when it was revealed that quarterback Seth Russell had suffered a..." October 25

  • Robert Griffin III's Statue At Baylor Vandalized, Rival Fans Suspected

    Complex "Robert Griffin III's no good, very bad year continues. Washington's third-string quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from his days at Baylor had a statue at his alma mater vandalized Thursday. Erected in Grffin's honor back in 2014 outside McLane Stadium, the bronze statue was smeared..." October 09

  • Baylor safety J.W Ketchum tweets he is no longer with program

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor safety and former 2015 recruit J.W Ketchum is no longer with the program, according to a tweet from Ketchum earlier today. Ketchum was suspended a week ago after an unspecified violation of team rules. Baylor declined comment on the rule, but Ketchum was arrested in August for..." October 06

  • Report: Baylor freshman safety J.W Ketchum suspended

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor freshman safety J.W. Ketchum has been suspended from the roster for an unspecified violation of team rules, according to a report from the Waco Tribune-Herald. Though Ketchum has been removed from Baylor's official roster, he is able to count this season as a redshirt year and continue..." September 29

  • Sam Ukwuachu asks for new trial in sexual assault case

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu has asked for a new trial after he was convicted of sexual assault in August, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported. Ukwuachu's attorney, William Bratton III, alleges that state prosecutors "repeatedly intimidated" Ukwuachu’s roommate, Ratu Peni Tagive, to..." September 26

  • Baylor suspends assistant Jeff Lebby for first half of game against Oklahoma

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Baylor assistant Jeff Lebby will miss the first half of the Nov. 14 contest between Baylor and Oklahoma as a result of his appearance on the Tulsa sideline during last week’s Tulsa-Oklahoma contest. The suspension was imposed by Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw and accepted by Big 12..." September 24

  • Did Baylor benefit from RBs coach on Tulsa's sideline vs. Oklahoma?

    Football Scoop "A little bit of a developing situation has broken out in Norman, where Baylor running backs coach Jeff Lebby was reportedly spotted on Tulsa’s sideline during the Golden Hurricane’s game with Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday. Asked Monday about Lebby being spotted on the sideline (Baylor was off..." September 21

  • Tre'Von Armstead out at Baylor

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor tight end Tre'Von Armstead was dismissed from Baylor's program for a team rules violation, the university announced Friday afternoon. Armstead was held out of Baylor's game against Lamar last Saturday for unspecified reasons. Armstead was the starter at tight end heading into the season..." September 19

  • Baylor assistants Kendal Briles, Tate Wallis to miss game for NCAA penalty

    SI - College Football "Baylor offensive coordinator Kendal Briles and receivers coach Tate Wallis will miss the fourth-ranked Bears' game Saturday against Lamar because of self-imposed NCAA penalties, according to a person familiar with the matter. NCAA investigators interviewed high school coaches in the Dallas-area..." September 12

  • Baylor's Shawn Oakman, Orion Stewart to start against Lamar

    The Score "Baylor head coach Art Briles confirmed the expected Wednesday, announcing that defensive end Shawn Oakman and defensive back Orion Stewart will start for the Bears on Saturday against Lamar, reports John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald. Oakman and Stewart, two of Baylor's standout players on..." September 10

  • Baylor star DE Shawn Oakman, DB Orion Stewart suspended for opener

    CBS Sports "Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman will miss the team's season opener at SMU because of a suspension for a violation of team rules. Bleacher Report's Jason King first reported the news, which was later confirmed by Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, who added that starting defensive back Orion Stewart..." September 04

  • Lawyer for Jameis Winston’s accuser hired by Baylor rape victim

    College Football Talk "The high-profile Baylor rape case has added a prominent new character, the Dallas Morning News is reporting. According to the paper, nationally-known Title IX attorney John Clune of Colorado has been hired by the victim and her family to “investigate a number of issues surrounding the case,”..." August 28

  • Report: Baylor QB Chris Johnson will move to wide receiver, clearing way for Jarrett Stidham

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor’s quarterback battle has been hotly talked about. Seth Russell is poised to easily capture the starting job, but the backup position might have just been decided as well. According to a report from ESPN Central Texas’ David Smoak, backup quarterback Chris Johnson will transition from..." August 26

  • Report: Will Muschamp “wouldn’t touch” Sam Ukwuachu in 2013

    College Football Talk "Baylor made the decision to shut down media availability today and until next week when the Bears begin preparing for the first game of the season. Perhaps that was a good idea as Sports Illustrated has reported one coach from the SEC made the decision to steer clear of Sam Ukwuachu back in 2013..." August 25

  • Emails show Chris Petersen knew vivid details of Ukwuachu incident

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Emails show that the Boise State athletic department knew vivid details of Sam Ukwuachu's violent incident with his former girlfriend, per Texas Monthly. The emails indicate Boise State assistant athletic director Marc Paul had informed former Boise State coach Chris Petersen of those..." August 23

  • Baylor DE Sam Ukwuachu guilty of sexual assault, sentenced Friday

    CBS Sports "On Friday, Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced to 10 years of felony probation and placed in the county jail for 180 days. He will also have to serve 400 hours of community service. Ukwuachu was facing up to 20 years in prison, according to Tommy Withserspoon of the Waco Tribune-Herald. Baylor also..." August 22

  • Baylor coach Art Briles: No knowledge about Sam Ukwuachu's violent past

    ESPN "Baylor coach Art Briles denied having any knowledge about the violent past of defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, who on Thursday was found guilty of sexual assault of a then-Baylor soccer player in 2013. Briles said Friday that he spoke with then-Boise State coach Chris Petersen personally and was..." August 21

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    The jury found Ukwuachu, 22, guilty of sexual assault in an October 2013 incident involving a former Baylor soccer player.

  • Accuser Testifies In Baylor Football Player's Sexual Assault Trial

    Deadspin "The trial for Baylor’s Sam Ukwuachu began today in a Waco courthouse. Ukwuachu, who transferred to Baylor from Boise State but never played a down, was indicted on two counts of sexual assault stemming from what happened in the early hours of Oct. 20, 2013. Very little about what happened that..." August 19

  • Baylor football player to stand trial for sexual assault

    Waco Trib "Baylor University defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, formerly a freshman All-American at Boise State University, is set to stand trial this month on charges he sexually assaulted a Baylor student in 2013. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court has set Ukwuachu’s trial on two counts of..." August 06

  • Baylor AD hopes College Football Playoff will expand to 8 'within 5 years'

    SB Nation "Ohio State was the last team into the first College Football Playoff, and Baylor was the first team out. People yelled about that, but it was fine. Now, Baylor AD Ian McCaw is the latest to predict the Playoff will expand to eight teams at some point, hopefully "within five years." Baylor rival..." August 06

  • Report: Baylor-Cal game in Australia no longer in the works

    CBS Sports "Turns out maybe -- just maybe -- you shouldn't go ahead and book that thousand-dollar flight to Australia, Baylor fan. ESPN reported Friday the Bears' proposed meeting with Cal in the Land Down Under "is off." Reports first surfaced last month that Baylor was exploring the possibility of..." July 03

  • Former Baylor RB Silas Nacita says NAIA ruled him ineligible to play

    The Score "Silas Nacita has experienced yet another setback in his mission to get back out onto the field. After being ruled ineligible to play by Baylor, the former running back has announced that he was also ruled ineligible to play football at Southwestern Assemblies of God University by the..." June 23

  • Baylor could wear different uniform combo in every game for 10 years

    CBS Sports "For the last two seasons, Baylor has managed to lead all of college football in scoring, averaging just around 50 points per game in that span. That's obviously an incredible statistic, but there's another statistic that belongs to Baylor that might be equally impressive. While there's no way to..." June 23