Baylor Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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 "Baylor will name Jim Grobe as its interim football coach, according to'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

  • Baylor 4-Star OT Signee JP Urquidez Announces He Won’t Be Enrolling With The Bears

    College Spun "Baylor has lost another top recruit in the wake of the Art Briles’ firing. This afternoon, four-star offensive tackle signee JP Urquidez announced he will not be enrolling with the Bears tomorrow morning. " May 29

  • Hezekiah Jones, Donovan Stiner latest to decommit from Baylor

    ESPN "Baylor suffered a double dose of decommitments Saturday evening, when ESPN 300 receiver Hezekiah Jones of Stafford (Texas) High School and three-star safety Donovan Stiner of Houston Bellaire announced on Twitter that they were no longer part of the Bears' 2017 recruiting class. " May 29

  • Texas reportedly interested in Baylor OL signee Patrick Hudson and CB signee Parrish Cobb

    Burnt Orange Nation "As the fallout of the Baylor Bears scandal continues, the 2016 signing class could suffer significant attrition in the coming days, with multiple reports now circulating that Silbsee offensive lineman Patrick Hudson will not enroll in Waco on Monday. And, according to the Football Brainiacs, the..." May 28

  • Top Baylor Football Recruit Plans to Leave School After Getting Giant Baylor Tattoo

    Complex "Kameron Martin, one of the top-rated recruits in Texas high school football, is planning to leave the Baylor Bears following yesterday's announcement that Baylor head coach Art Briles would be fired, per a report from ESPN. Martin had been committed to the school since July 2014, and he got a..." May 28

  • Phil Bennett expected to accept Baylor interim job

    ESPN "Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett was offered the team's interim head coaching position Thursday and is expected to accept the job Friday, multiple sources told ESPN's Jeannine Edwards. The move would follow Thursday's announcement that Baylor will fire head coach Art Briles after the..." May 27

  • Art Briles' daughter blames media, calls father a scapegoat in Facebook rant

    CBS Sports "It's been a tumultuous Thursday in Waco, Texas, for Baylor football. The Pepper Hamilton report, referenced in a Finding of Facts release from the Baylor Board of Regents earlier in the day, said that football personnel willfully chose not to report sexual assault of multiple football players. The..." May 27

  • Former Baylor player charged with sexual assault responds to Art Briles firing

    Fox Sports "Baylor fired head coach Art Briles on Thursday amid sexual assault allegations against his program that reportedly date back to 2009. Three Baylor football players have been arrested on a sexual assault charge in the past four years. Shawn Oakman, the school's all-time sack leader, was one of..." May 26

  • Four-star tight end Kedrick James becomes first Baylor decommit after Briles firing

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor football coach Art Briles was officially fired this morning after issues with multiple Title IX violations in his program. Hours later, the first evidence of its effect on the program has broken. Four-star Waco La Vega tight end Kedrick James became the first recruit to officially..." May 26

  • Replacing Art Briles: Baylor will reportedly look to Phil Bennett as interim coach

    Sports Day "Baylor is firing head football coach Art Briles, according to multiple reports. Yahoo's Pat Forde is reporting that Phil Bennett will be the interim head coach. Forde also reports that Briles' son Kendall is expected to remain on staff. Bennett was the head coach at SMU from 2002-2007. He..." May 26

  • Baylor 'will not respond' to reports of president Ken Starr's dismissal

    The Score "Baylor isn't quite ready to say goodbye to president Ken Starr. The university released a statement Tuesday after reports emerged that the board of regents had made the decision to let go the embattled president in the wake of a series of sexual assault scandals that have rocked the..." May 24

  • BU Regents Remove Starr As President

    Scout "The three dozen members of the Baylor regents board are ousting Starr - not football coach Art Briles - for failed leadership during the ongoing scandal over how the school handled reports of rape and assault made against five BU football players - two of whom (Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu) were..." May 24

  • Briles posts odd tweet amid mounting allegations against Baylor

    The Score "Few can question what Art Briles has done for Baylor on the football field, but many are questioning what he's done for the school away from it. Reports continue to pile up suggesting that Briles and Baylor's athletic department turned a blind eye to numerous allegations of sexual assault and..." May 20

  • Firing Art Briles must be on the table for Baylor

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY There are now but two solutions for Baylor and its Board of Regents. 1. Hunker down with head football coach Art Briles and be prepared to ride this hurricane of negative publicity and hope that nothing else..." May 19

  • Art Briles expects Baylor QB Seth Russell to be cleared for contact next month

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor football coach Art Briles expects quarterback Seth Russell will be cleared for contact next month after undergoing neck surgery in October. Briles shared the news before Tuesday's Big 12 coaches meetings in Phoenix. Russell was cleared to return to preliminary workouts in February...." May 03

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