Baylor Rumors & News

  • Baylor to pay Grobe $1.25M for 2016 season

    The Score "The salary for Jim Grobe's stint as Baylor interim coach will be $1.25 million, an industry source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy on Monday. Grobe's eight-month salary will rank as the third-lowest in the Big 12, ahead of Iowa State's Matt Campbell and Kansas' David Beaty." July 25

  • Houston’s Tom Herman blasts media over reports he met with Baylor

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston football coach Tom Herman's vacation last week was met with a bit of turbulence and he wasn't pleased. A report linked Herman to the Baylor job currently occupied by interim coach Jim Grobe. Herman denied the rumor last week. In front of reporters at the Texas High..." July 21

  • Ex-Baylor star Shawn Oakman indicted for sexual assault

    ESPN "Former Baylor All-America defensive end Shawn Oakman, the school's all-time sack leader, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree felony sexual assault in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday. Police in Waco arrested Oakman in April after a Baylor graduate student accused him of sexually..." July 20

  • Baylor will play 2016 season with just 70 scholarship players

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The cold, hard numbers facing Baylor football this season will ripple beyond 2016. Interim Bears head coach Jim Grobe, speaking at Big 12 Media Days, revealed that his team will play with around 70 scholarship players. "That's an issue for us right now. I think one of our biggest challenges..." July 19

  • Big 12 Commissioner on Baylor : "It's unrealistic to think these kinds of things are never going to happen"

    OU Daily "Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby got things started at Big 12 Media Days on Monday morning. His opening press conference touched on a myriad of topics, including Baylor's sexual assault scandal. Bowlsby contended Baylor has been "very forthcoming" throughout this process. "Suffice to say as..." July 18

  • It's a Fine Line Between Alabama and Baylor

    The Big Lead "Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested on drug and weapons charges in May. The district attorney, with odd reasoning, declined to pursue charges in June. Coach Nick Saban, in July, confirmed that Robinson and Jones would not be suspended, as long as they don’t play..." July 14

  • Art Briles will return to coaching by 2017, so he says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Art Briles’ new business card must read: Former Football Coach, Eternal Optimist. KCEN News in Waco, Texas, reported Wednesday that Briles said he’ll have another head coaching job either in the NFL or NCAA by 2017. Briles was fired by Baylor in May amid controversy surrounding the Bears'..." July 14

  • Baylor WR KD Cannon to have arthroscopic knee surgery

    ESPN "KD Cannon, Baylor's top-returning wide receiver from last season, is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee Tuesday. A Baylor spokesman called the procedure "minor," but Cannon's timetable to return to the field is unknown. If Cannon has to miss time during the season, it..." July 12

  • Jarrett Stidham confirms he'll transfer from Baylor

    USA Today "Jarrett Stidham, who started three games as a true freshman last season, has joined the exodus from Baylor, which now includes much of the most recent recruiting class. In a statement posted on Twitter, Stidham thanked his coaches, but that he felt he wanted to move on: "This has been a..." July 08

  • QB Jarrett Stidham Leaving Baylor, Will Not Play 2016 Season

    Our Daily Bears "Over the past few months, Baylor has lost, either to transfer, release from LOI, or being kicked off the team, at least thirteen football players that we thought would be a part of the 2016/17 Bears. That number includes eight 4* or better members of the 2016 recruiting class, two JUCO DTs that..." July 07

  • Art Briles asks court to remove him from lawsuit against Baylor

    Houston Chronicle "Former Baylor football coach Art Briles filed a motion Wednesday to have Jasmin Hernandez's lawsuit against him dismissed. In March, Hernandez, who was raped by former Baylor football player Tevin Elliott, sued the Baylor board of regents, Briles and former athletic director Ian McCaw, stating..." July 07

  • Texas pounces on recruits in wake of Baylor scandal

    The Score "Texas continued its pillage of former Baylor signees in the wake of Art Briles' dismissal, landing its fourth former Bear in offensive guard Patrick Hudson on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder represented the latest win for Charlie Strong on the recruiting trail, as the embattled coach has..." June 29

  • OL Patrick Hudson, an ex-Baylor recruit, signs with Texas

    ESPN "The recruitment of Patrick Hudson, the No. 56-ranked prospect in the class of 2016, has come to a conclusion. After making an official visit to Oklahoma last weekend, the Under Armour All-America Game offensive lineman ended his recruitment Wednesday committing and signing a financial aid..." June 29

  • Four-star RB Kameron Martin joins Auburn after release from Baylor

    SI - College Football "Former Baylor signee Kameron Martin will join Auburn as an incoming freshman after Baylor released him from his national letter of intent last week, he announced on Twitter. Scout.com ranks the four-star running back as the No. 112 player in the recruiting class of 2016, the No. 6 player at..." June 28

  • Texas adds four-star OT, former Baylor signee JP Urquidez

    247 Sports "Texas’ 2016 class continues to grow. Former Baylor Bears signee JP Urquidez committed to the Longhorns on Saturday in wake of Baylor releasing him from his National Letter of Intent on Thursday. "Texas is the Flagship University and Coach (Charlie) Strong's Values align with the Urquidez..." June 26

  • Baylor, Briles officially part ways, admit 'serious shortcomings'

    The Score "It's finally over. After days, weeks, and months of twists and turns in the saga involving Baylor and coach Art Briles, the two parties officially went their separate ways on Friday. "Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective..." June 25

  • Baylor, coach Jim Grobe release five 2016 signees from Letter of Intent

    CBS Sports "Baylor announced Thursday that it is releasing five players from the 2016 signing class from their National Letter of Intent. According to the school, all five players formally requested out before May 31. Acting coach Jim Grobe said, via a school release, that he wanted to a chance to speak to..." June 23

  • Big 12 Requests Full Baylor Information

    Big 12 Conference "The Big 12 Board of Directors is gravely and deeply concerned by media reports about activities involving the athletics program at Baylor University. On May 24, 2016, the Big 12 Board requested a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the sexual assaults at the University. At this time..." June 22

  • Ex-Baylor commit, WR prospect Devin Duvernay chooses Texas

    ESPN "The recruiting journey of Devin Duvernay has come to a conclusion ... again. Duvernay, the No. 42-ranked prospect in the Class of 2016, committed to Texas over TCU on Wednesday ending one of the most bizarre recruitments after Baylor failed to submit his National Letter of Intent paperwork to..." June 22

  • Attorney: Art Briles broke promise to apologize to Baylor sexual assault victim

    USA Today "The controversy surrounding Art Briles and Baylor keeps on swirling. The former Bears’ football coach reportedly promised a woman who was sexually assaulted by one of his players that he would support and apologize to her and her family at a mediation session in Dallas on Friday. But according..." June 22

  • Tren'Davian Dickson latest Baylor defection, transferring to Houston

    ESPN "Baylor freshman receiver Tren'Davian Dickson plans to transfer to Houston, he confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. Dickson, an ESPN 300 recruit who had enrolled at Baylor in January, was granted permission to pursue a transfer earlier this month. He visited Houston and Oregon before reaching his..." June 19

  • Baylor to settle with Art Briles

    UPI "Art Briles will not be brought back as Baylor coach in 2017, according to a report Wednesday. After USA Today reported Monday that some Baylor donors wanted Briles to serve a one-year suspension and then return to coaching, sources told HornsDigest.com on Wednesday that contract settlement..." June 17

  • Briles cries “foul”

    CBS Houston "An attorney for fired Baylor head football coach Art Briles filed an emergency motion Thursday in federal court in Waco, claiming that the lawyers who represent the school and Briles jointly in a suit filed by a woman who was raped by a football player are in violation of State Bar rules because..." June 16

  • Baylor football player accused of sexual assault in new lawsuit

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Three women have filed a federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleging they were sexually assaulted on or near campus while students. One of the assaults alleged in the suit involved a Bears football player. The plaintiff identified in the lawsuit as "Jane Doe 1" alleges she was assaulted..." June 16

  • Sources: Briles Not Returning As Baylor's Coach, Contract Settlement Talks Under Way

    Scout "Two sources close to the situation told HornsDigest.com Wednesday a push by an influential group of big-money donors to bring Art Briles back as Baylor's football coach after a one-year suspension is dead and that contract settlement talks between Briles and the school are under way. Briles,..." June 15

  • Interim Baylor president: 'This is not an institution of football'

    The Score "David Garland has a very daunting mess at Baylor to work through as interim president, and one element of that mess is the case of dismissed head coach Art Briles. Reports of boosters calling for a one-year suspension for the disgraced coach have surfaced and according to ESPN.com, that idea..." June 14

  • Baylor brass considering one-year suspension for Art Briles

    CBS Sports "Baylor's administration is reportedly considering a reversal of last month's decision to dismiss football coach Art Briles in the wake of the Pepper Hamilton report, which revealed the mishandling of sexual assault allegations in the football program and alleged major issues with the culture..." June 13

  • As Baylor reviews transfer athletes, ex-football player cites unfairness

    ESPN "A Baylor spokeswoman told Outside the Lines the university is reviewing the backgrounds of all incoming athletes who have transferred to the school from other athletic programs. At least one player is no longer part of the football team and university in part because of the review. Defensive..." June 10

  • Woman claims current Baylor player raped her in 2014

    kcentv.com "As details continue to unravel about Baylor University’s mishandling of sexual assault cases, more victims are coming forward. Encouraged by the recent public outcry over how the university has treated victims, two sexual assault victims came forward to KCEN. With names like "Art Briles” and..." June 10

  • Baylor QB Seth Russell says neck 'healed perfectly,' cleared for 2016 return

    Sports Day "It seems as though Baylor quarterback Seth Russell is (fully) good to go. Russell, the senior who fractured a vertebra in his neck during Baylor's 45-27 win over Iowa State on Oct. 24, 2015, and underwent surgery before November, offered this encouraging update via Instagram on Thursday." June 09

  • Baylor freshman WR Tren'Davian Dickson requests transfer

    ESPN "Baylor freshman wide receiver Tren'Davian Dickson has requested his release from the program and intends to transfer, he confirmed to ESPN. Dickson, an ESPN 300 recruit in the 2016 class, enrolled at Baylor in January and went through spring practice with the team. He met with the staff last..." June 08

  • Baylor Issues Statement on Accusations That Coaches Knew of Assault

    Campus Sports "The Baylor Bears have lost a number of recruits and signees while firing head coach Art Briles in the midst of a serious sexual assault scandal surrounding the university. One of the more serious accusations was that the coaching staff knew about the assault incident involving former running back..." June 08

  • Former Baylor student details alleged assault cover-up

    Larry Brown Sports "A former Baylor student came forward on Tuesday claiming that she was assaulted by a former Baylor football player and was ultimately ignored when she informed the team. Dolores Lozano told ESPN’s Joe Schad that former Baylor running back Devin Chafin assaulted her three times. She claims she..." June 07

  • Baylor Won't Release Full Report On Sexual Assault Scandal, Remains Full Of Shit

    Deadspin "This morning, Baylor University interim president David Garland released a very long and very hollow statement that is supposed to make everyone who reads it feel good about the direction the university is headed in, and believe that the days of administrators and coaches actively making life hell..." June 06

  • Grobe would feel blessed to coach Baylor beyond 2016

    The Score "Jim Grobe signed a one-year contract to serve as Baylor's interim head coach, but the 64-year-old wouldn't mind sticking around a while longer. "I can see myself being here," Grobe told reporters at his introductory news conference Friday. "I love all the people at Baylor, the people in our..." June 04

  • Florida AD uses Baylor scandal to remind coaches of their roles

    Orlando Sentinel "Even though it happened 1,000 miles away and in another conference, Baylor University’s fall from grace hit home with UF athletics director Jeremy Foley. On Thursday, Foley e-mailed his coaches to remind them of their duties when sexual assault/harassment claims are reported to them. In the..." June 04

  • Former Baylor president Ken Starr gets coached through TV interview

    The Score "Former Baylor president Ken Starr is in the news again, this time for his conduct during a recent television interview. During the interview with KWTX-TV out of Waco, TX, Starr was questioned on his knowledge of an email sent to him by a woman who alleges to have been raped during her senior..." June 03

  • Parents who want son released from Baylor team: 'This isn't about football'

    SB Nation "When JP Urquidez committed to Baylor in April of 2015, he was all in. The four-star, 6'7, 300-pound offensive tackle asked his high school coach at Copperas Cove (Texas), about an hour from Waco, not to pull him out of classes when coaches from other universities came to visit. He would visit no..." June 02

  • Report: Baylor isn't releasing incoming freshmen who signed

    The Comeback "Baylor University’s sexual assault scandal has cost plenty across campus. Everyone from the president to the athletic director and the coach is now gone for his role in covering up and poorly responding to alleged criminal activity of players on the football team. Now one more group is being..." June 02

  • Baylor failed to submit Devin Duvernay's LOI

    Waco Trib "Sache receiver Devin Duvernay has been released from his Baylor scholarship and is free to be recruited by other schools, an official in the university’s athletic department confirmed Thursday. Duvernay was expected to be a key member of Baylor’s 2016 class, but the university never submitted..." June 02

  • Kenneth Starr's gaffe-filled resignation interview shows depth of Baylor's issues

    Yahoo! Sports "Kenneth Starr sat for an interview with ESPN on Wednesday where he announced his resignation as Baylor’s chancellor (he was removed as president last week). Presumably he was trying to save whatever was left of his reputation. Instead, via equal parts clumsy and clueless, he pulled the curtains..." June 02

  • Briles speaks out: 'I have certainly made mistakes'

    Yahoo! Sports "A week after he was removed from his position as Baylor head coach, Art Briles has spoken publicly for the first time. In a statement released to News 10 in Waco, Briles expressed sympathy for the victims of sexual assault and admitted he “would have done certain things differently.” Baylor..." June 02

  • 4-Star QB Kellen Mond Decommits From Baylor

    College Spun "Baylor’s 2017 recruiting class is disappearing by the second, with four-star dual-threat quarterback Kellen Mond becoming the latest to decommit following the firing of head coach Art Briles. Mond, rated as the No. 4 player at his position in the country by 247 Sports, announced his decision..." June 01

  • Report: Parrish Cobb asks out of Baylor commitment

    The Score "The list of players leaving Baylor in the wake of Art Briles' dismissal continues to grow, as KCEN's Jessica Morrey is reporting that 2016 signee Parrish Cobb has asked out of his National Letter of Intent. The 5-foot-11, 179-pound cornerback was ranked 31st at his position by ESPN, and was the..." June 01

  • Baylor dismisses RB Devin Chafin

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Baylor running back Devin Chafin has been dismissed. Chafin was arrested in March when he and a female student were caught in Oklahoma allegedly bringing back marijuana from Colorado on a spring break trip. He was suspended after the arrest. Chafin was also mentioned in an ESPN Outside the..." June 01

  • Mike Singletary: I'm Interested In Baylor Coaching Job

    TMZ "Mike Singletary tells TMZ Sports ... he's "absolutely" interested in the head coaching job at Baylor University ... and has even had some casual conversations with the powers that be. We spoke to the NFL legend (and ex-49ers head coach) moments ago ... who says he's still passionate about his..." June 01

  • Kenneth Starr stepping down as Baylor chancellor

    ESPN "Kenneth Starr is resigning as chancellor at Baylor in the wake of a huge shakeup at the university, but he will continue to teach in the law school, the former school president told ESPN's Joe Schad on Wednesday. Starr said in an interview with Outside the Lines that he was resigning effective..." June 01

  • Jarrett Stidham announces he'll remain at Baylor

    The Score "Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham announced via social media Monday that he'll remain with the Bears for the remainder of his collegiate career. Stidham followed the social-media lead of senior quarterback Seth Russell, who took to Instagram last week to comment on the program's situation." May 31

  • Ian McCaw resigns as Baylor athletic director

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Baylor is looking for a new athletic director, less than a week after firing head football coach Art Briles. Athletic director Ian McCaw announced his resignation Monday evening, which was first reported by 247Sports. Baylor announced last Thursday that it had sanctioned McCaw and placed him on..." May 31

  • Baylor to hire Jim Grobe as interim football coach

    NFL.com "Baylor will name Jim Grobe as its interim football coach, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt. Grobe will replace Art Briles, who four days earlier was suspended by the school indefinitely with the intent of firing him. Baylor's board of regents made the decision in wake of the findings from the..." May 30

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