Baylor Rumors & News

  • Rhule texts Baylor players almost weekly to respect women

    ESPN "Nearly every weekend, Baylor football players receive a text message from Bears coach Matt Rhule, who reminds them to be respectful toward women and how he expects his team to act off the field. The players typically receive the text messages Thursday or Friday starting around 7 p.m. Then..." May 27

  • Baylor must end its football team and put morality over money, goodness over glory

    CBS Sports "Let's cut to the chase. Within the horror and evil revealed in the latest lawsuit involving Baylor University and its disgraced football program is a hard truth: It's time for the immediate and permanent dismantling of Baylor football. Shutter it. Banish it from existence. Right..." May 23

  • Baylor Football Title IX Lawsuit Alleges Women Were Drugged, Gang Raped on Video

    Bleacher Report "A former Baylor volleyball player who said she was gang raped by Baylor football players filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school Wednesday. According to ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach, the woman said she was raped by at least four and as many as eight Baylor football players. Per Jim Vertuno..." May 17

  • Former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd headed to Baylor

    247 Sports "Former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd appears to be transferring to Baylor after he sent out a tweet on Saturday of him wearing a Baylor shirt with the words "Next Chapter." Hurd also visited Ohio State, Cal and Louisville this offseason, but it appears he is heading to the Big 12..." April 22

  • Another ex-Baylor player arrested in connection to 2013 rape

    Dallas Morning News "A second former Baylor football player has been arrested in connection with the 2013 sexual assault of a female student who says two players accompanied her home after she got drunk at a party and gang-raped her. Shamycheal "Myke" Chatman, 23, was taken into custody by Houston-area U.S...." March 24

  • Appeals court overturns Sam Ukwuachu's conviction on sexual assault charges

    ESPN "A Texas appeals court ruled late Wednesday to overturn the sexual assault conviction of former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu and grant him a new trial. A three-judge panel determined that the trial court should have allowed into evidence a series of text messages between the accuser and a..." March 23

  • Tre'Von Armstead arrested on sexual assault warrant in Texas

    ESPN "Former Baylor tight end Tre'Von Armstead was arrested Wednesday for the second time in over a week and is facing sexual assault allegations for an alleged incident that occurred in Waco, Texas, in 2013. A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office official told ESPN that Armstead is being held at the..." March 23

  • DeMarkco Butler fired by Baylor, allegedly sent inappropriate texts to teenager

    Larry Brown Sports "Baylor football can’t seem to escape horrible publicity, and the dismissal of its associate director of football operations is the latest stain on the program. KWTX reported on Monday that DeMarkco Butler, who was just hired by Baylor a month ago, has been fired after the school learned that he..." March 14

  • Ex-Baylor Football Player Attacks Woman ... Goes Berserk on Cops

    TMZ "An ex-Baylor football player was arrested in Vegas this morning after cops say he roughed up a woman and then went CRAZY on police ... kicking out the back window of a squad car. The man facing the allegations is 22-year-old Tre'Von Armstead -- who was infamously linked to the Baylor..." March 13

  • Former Baylor Football Coach Art Briles Breaks Silence, Says He Did Not Cover Up Sexual Violence

    Complex "The Baylor football program has been under national scrutiny for nearly a year, since allegations of the program covering up sexual violence surfaced. Former head football coach Art Briles, who was fired in May 2016, has been at the center of the investigation. After months of silence, Briles..." March 03

  • Baylor suspends DB Travon Blanchard following domestic violence accusation

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Baylor defensive back Travon Blanchard has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into domestic violence accusations against him. Waco, Texas, television station KWTX obtained an affidavit that called for a protective order issued against Blanchard and filed Feb. 4. The order,..." March 01

  • Legislator files resolution seeking Baylor investigation by Texas Rangers

    USA Today "A Texas legislator filed a resolution on Friday calling upon Governor Greg Abbott to direct the Texas Rangers to investigate Baylor University’s administration and police department following the school’s sexual assault scandal. Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) filed HR 664 in the Texas..." February 25

  • Big 12 Board Action Announced Against Baylor

    Big 12 Conference "The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors voted unanimously to withhold one-quarter (25 percent) of future revenue distribution payments to Baylor University, pending the outcome of third-party verification review of required changes to Baylor’s athletics procedures and to institutional governance..." February 08

  • Baylor assistant strength coach Brandon Washington fired after solicitation charge

    ESPN "Baylor has fired newly hired assistant strength coach Brandon Washington after he was arrested in a Waco prostitution sting. McLennan County (Texas) Sheriff Parnell McNamara says deputies arrested the 33-year-old coach at a Waco-area hotel on a prostitution solicitation charge, a Class B..." February 07

  • Baylor Football Scandal: Art Briles' Alleged Text Messages Exposed

    TMZ "Newly uncovered text messages allegedly sent by ex-Baylor coach Art Briles show how poorly he handled situations where his football players were involved with drugs, guns and even an incident where a player exposed himself to a woman at a spa. The texts are part of a lawsuit involving..." February 03

  • Art Briles drops Baylor lawsuit, citing legal fatigue: 'A man can only carry so much'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Art Briles has decided not to follow through with his lawsuit against his old employer, Baylor. The former Bears coach has grown tired of the legal process, according to Ernest Cannon, Briles’s attorney, and no longer wishes to move forward with charges against the school. “I’m sorry we..." February 02

  • Lawsuit alleges 52 rapes by Baylor players during 4-year span

    SI "A new lawsuit filed by a victim against Baylor University alleges 52 rapes by 31 different football players over a four year period, the Dallas Morning News reports. A women identified as Elizabeth Doe reported being gang raped by former Baylor players Tre’Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman in..." January 28

  • Baylor's Zamora declares for NFL draft

    Waco Trib "Baylor sophomore receiver Ishmael Zamora indicated that he plans to declare for the NFL draft on his Twitter account late Saturday night. EXOS announced that it is accepting Zamora into its NFL Combine training program and Zamora followed with a tweet: “I made this decision for a lot of..." January 16

  • Longtime college coordinator Phil Bennett to take over Arizona State defense

    Scout "Arizona State head coach Todd Graham has agreed to turn over the program's defensive coordinating and play calling duties to longtime college coach Phil Bennett according to multiple sources. After meeting with coaches in Nashville earlier in the week at the American Football Coaches..." January 11

  • Anu Solomon transferring to Baylor, sources say

    247 Sports "Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon is expected to join Baylor as a graduate transfer for the 2017 season, sources told 247Sports' Tom Loy and Steve Wiltfong. Solomon was in and out of the Wildcats' lineup in 2016 after suffering a knee injury in practice following a season-opening loss to BYU and..." January 10

  • 4-star WR R.J. Sneed flips commitment from Ole Miss to Baylor

    SEC Country "Ole Miss already had one of smallest recruiting classes in the SEC with just 15 commits. And now it is tied with Vanderbilt for the fewest commits in the SEC with just 14. On Saturday night, 3-star wide receiver RJ Sneed announced that he would be decommitting from the Rebels and committing to..." January 08

  • Ex-Oregon OC Matt Lubick won’t join Ole Miss after all, will become Baylor OC instead

    Fox Sports "Matt Lubick’s stay at Ole Miss will be brief. The former Oregon offensive coordinator, who had accepted the job as the Rebels’ wide receivers coach two weeks ago, is leaving to become the OC at Baylor, a source told FOX Sports Monday morning. Lubick will be receiving a two-year deal to join..." January 02

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