Baylor Rumors & News

  • No. 11 Baylor overwhlems Kansas, 49-7

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- It's still uncertain whether Baylor is a legit contender for this season's College Football Playoff. But the 11th-ranked Bears left no doubt about their superiority over Kansas by pounding the Jayhawks, 49-7, on Saturday at McLane Stadium. Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12)..." October 15

  • Art Briles serving as guest coach for Cleveland Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "Art Briles has what appears to be his first coaching gig since parting ways with Baylor. Briles is serving as a guest coach for the Cleveland Browns, according to’s Mary Kay Cabot. The former Baylor coach was on the Browns’ practice field Wednesday and helping to coach the team’s..." October 12

  • Baylor's Jim Grobe disputes player's dismissal from program

    ESPN "Baylor acting head coach Jim Grobe has disputed the university's account of how Jeremy Faulk was kicked off the football team in June, saying the defensive lineman had been suspended by the team but not dismissed after he was accused of sexual assault. Faulk, a junior college transfer who..." October 11

  • Russell, Baylor storm back to shock Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "In Ames, Iowa, the Baylor Bears are no strangers to a shootout and they showed it in the fourth quarter against Iowa State. The 13th-ranked Bears erupted for 17 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Iowa State, 45-42, on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Baylor kicker Chris Callahan..." October 01

  • Russell leads No. 16 Baylor past Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Baylor quarterback Seth Russell served notice that the Bears' passing game is as potent as ever. Russell threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns to propel No. 16 Baylor past Oklahoma State 35-24 on Saturday night at McLane Stadium. When Oklahoma State tied the game at 21..." September 25

  • Rice marching band mocks Baylor sexual assault scandal with Art Briles in attendance

    USA Today "During the Rice-Baylor game on Friday night, Rice’s marching band, called the Marching Owl Band (MOB), referenced Baylor’s sexual assault scandal in their halftime performance with former coach Art Briles in attendance. They formed “IX” for Title IX, in reference to the lawsuits Baylor is..." September 17

  • Baylor's Johnny Jefferson won't return this season due to 'personal issues'

    Sports Day "Baylor running back Johnny Jefferson will miss the entire 2016 season due to 'personal issues,' interim head coach Jim Grobe said in a statement on Friday. Jefferson missed the season opener against Northwestern State last week with a foot injury from being stepped on at practice and sore ribs..." September 10

  • Art Briles apologizes amid questions about Baylor sex assault case investigation

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Baylor football coach Art Briles is out of a job because of a perceived lack of control or concern regarding a culture of sexual abuse in Waco. He told reporters in August he did nothing wrong. Now, in his first television interview since his dismissal, Briles is apologizing and vowing to..." September 08

  • Baylor blasts Northwestern State in opening win

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- The No. 23 Baylor Bears exorcised the Northwestern State Demons and perhaps some of their own to begin the 2016 season. The Baylor defense forced Northwestern State backward for most of the first half and its offense clicked with its usual precision on the way to a 55-7..." September 03

  • Baylor receiver suspended three games for abusing his dog

    Fox Sports "Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora will sit out the first three games of this upcoming season following the publication of a video that showed him abusing his dog earlier this summer. The team announced the suspension in a press release this week. In addition to the three-game ban, the..." August 31

  • Baylor suspends starting safety Chance Waz for first two games

    College Football Talk "Even as Baylor looks to put a tumultuous offseason in the rearview mirror, the football team simply can’t get away from the dark cloud hanging over the program. Interim head coach Jim Grobe announced Monday that Chance Waz has been suspended for the Bears’ first two games of the upcoming..." August 29

  • Report: Baylor’s Travon Blanchard to undergo knee surgery

    Today's U "Feared to have a torn meniscus, Baylor cornerback Travon Blanchard will undergo surgery to repair that injury on Wednesday morning, Jessica Morrey of KCEN tweets. David Smoak of ESPN 1660 places the junior corner’s timeline in a positive light considering the prospective surgery being set to..." August 26

  • PETA Demands Drug Tests For Baylor Player ... After Dog Abuse Vid

    TMZ "PETA has declared WAR on the scumbag Baylor football player who beat up his dog -- calling for an immediate steroids test, claiming increased testosterone may have contributed to his violent rage. Sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora has been under serious fire ever since footage surfaced..." August 23

  • Ex-Baylor President Ken Starr Resigns After Rape Scandal

    Black Sports Online "Ex-Baylor President, turned law professor Ken Starr has finally severed all ties with the embattled university, amid a plethora of disturbing rape accusations, involving student-athletes." August 19

  • Baylor to discipline WR Ishmael Zamora after dog abuse

    USA Today "Baylor coach Jim Grobe told the Waco Tribune-Herald that wide receiver Ishmael Zamora, captured on video whipping a dog in June, will be disciplined but will continue to practice with the Bears' football team. The video, obtained by KXXV NewsChannel 25 in Waco, shows Zamora hitting the dog with..." August 19

  • Art Briles: "I’ve Never Done Anything Illegal, Immoral, Unethical"

    Deadspin "Former Baylor head football coach Art Briles, who was fired in May after an investigation into a massive sexual assault scandal involving the program, has visited a couple of NFL teams’ training camps this summer. Today, he showed up at the Houston Texans’ facility and talked to reporters. While..." August 16

  • Baylor's Johnny Jefferson out for 'a while' following car accident

    The Score "Baylor interim head coach Jim Grobe announced that running back Johnny Jefferson would be out "a while" with sore ribs following a car accident he was involved in over the weekend, according to Max Olsen of ESPN. Jefferson, who has also been nursing a foot injury, posted a photo of the accident..." August 15

  • Art Briles visits Cowboys camp, says he expects to get another job

    Larry Brown Sports "Disgraced former Baylor football coach Art Briles turned up in Dallas Cowboys camp on Tuesday and spoke of his expectation that he’ll find a new job somewhere sooner rather than later. Briles told reporters in Oxnard, California on Tuesday that he expects to find a new job during the next cycle..." August 10

  • Shawn Oakman -- Ex-Baylor Star Pleads Not Guilty ... In Rape Case

    TMZ "Ex-Baylor football star Shawn Oakman is adamant he did not rape a woman in his apartment back in April ... and has formally entered a not guilty plea with the court. As we previously reported, the 24-year-old defensive end was charged with 2nd degree sexual assault after a woman said he forced..." August 05

  • Baylor University Has Allegedly Routinely "Threatened" Survivors of Rape With Sexual Conduct Violations

    Complex "A disturbing report published by the Associated Press early Sunday morning alleges that Baylor University coerced survivors of rape into not reporting their assaults by threatening to make public the details of their assaults to family members. The university also allegedly "pushed" rape survivors..." July 31

  • Fired staffer wants court to force Baylor to release Hamilton report

    ESPN "A Baylor athletic department employee who was fired in wake of the sexual assault scandal at the university has asked a Texas court to order the Baylor board of regents to produce the Pepper Hamilton report. Thomas Hill, a former assistant athletic director for community relations and special..." July 28

  • 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. 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 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 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, 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 "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

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