Baylor Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Baylor in talks for 2016 opener in Australia vs. Pac-12 team

    CBS Sports "Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said the school has made a proposal to play its 2016 football opener overseas earlier this week. McCaw's radio interview included very little in terms of specifics, but has confirmed that the Bears are in talks to play the game in Australia,..." June 17

  • Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu is “expected” to be eligible in Fall 2015

    Dallas Morning News "Defensive end Sam Ukwuachu transferred to Baylor in Summer 2013 after a freshman All-American season at Boise State in 2012. However, the Pearland native was ruled ineligible last season for undisclosed reasons. During an event where he was the guest speaker, defensive coordinator Phil Bennett..." June 08

  • Report: Baylor DT Suleiman Masumbuko to transfer to Tulsa

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor defensive tackle Suleiman Masumbuko will leave the program and transfer to Tulsa according to multiple reports. The Trinity Euless alum will graduate from Baylor and be immediately eligible next season. Masumbuko contributed as a reserve defensive lineman each of the past three seasons..." May 14

  • NCAA rules ex-homeless Baylor RB Silas Nacita permanently ineligible

    Bleacher Report "Editor's note: According to former Baylor running back Silas Nacita, a school compliance official met with him on February 24 and informed the formerly homeless walk-on that he would no longer be a part of the Baylor football program, pending a full investigation, because he accepted improper..." April 08

  • Top-100 DT Jordan Elliott decommits from Baylor

    SB Nation "One of the top defensive tackles in a strong Texas class is back on the market. One of the hottest prospects in the state of Texas is officially available once again after Houston Westside defensive tackle Jordan Elliott decommitted from the Baylor Bears on Monday evening. The 6'4, 305-pound..." April 07

  • Heavy duty: Baylor to try 410-pounder at TE

    ESPN "It's hard enough trying to get around the guy to reach the quarterback, but how do you stop somebody who's 6-foot-7 and 410 pounds from catching passes? That might be the task for opponents of the Baylor Bears next season, as they have LaQuan McGowan practicing at tight end and at H-back during..." March 06

  • Booted Baylor RB Silas Nacita apologizes for misleading comments

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Baylor walk-on running back Silas Nacita caused a nationwide stir on Wednesday when he tweeted that he was wrongfully kicked off the team for accepting housing from "close family friends" while he was homeless. He apologized on Thursday. "The bottom line is that I broke the rules," he..." February 27

  • Ineligible Baylor walk-on: ‘Bottom line is I broke the rules’

    College Football Talk "Now we have a little further clarity to a situation that blew-up Wednesday afternoon. Earlier that day, Baylor walk-on Silas Nacita tweeted that he had been declared ineligible by the NCAA for receiving impermissible benefits in the form of housing “instead of choosing to be homeless” as he put..." February 26

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    The NCAA did not declare Silas Nacita ineligible and Baylor has not requested a waiver for him.

  • Once-homeless Baylor RB ineligible

    ESPN "Baylor walk-on running back Silas Nacita announced that the NCAA ruled him ineligible because he accepted impermissible benefits while he was homeless last summer. Nacita, a backup who rushed for three touchdowns last season, walked on to the Baylor program in the summer of 2014 after being..." February 25

  • Coach Briles bent on building dynasty at Baylor

    Fox Sports Southwest "Baylor football coach Art Briles is more Steve Jobs than Darth Vader. Why build off someone else's empire when you can find a new way to do something and just create your own? It's tougher than it sounds, but Briles is doing it. Like Jobs, he's done it all in a long-sleeve mock turtleneck, too...." February 24

  • SMU, Baylor QBs transfer to Sacramento State

    College Football Talk "For the first time since Chad Morris took over as head coach last month, a player has left the SMU football program. And, as it turns out, another player from a fellow Texas FBS program is following. In a press release Friday, Sacramento State announced that Kolney Cassel is one of three..." January 26

  • Art Briles says Baylor lost out on final playoff spot by 8-4 vote

    CBS Sports "Apparently the Baylor Bears were three votes shy of the first College Football Playoff. According to Baylor coach Art Briles, the fourth and final playoff spot came down to the Bears and Ohio State, and Baylor lost out to the Buckeyes in an 8-4 vote. "We've really only been nationally close..." January 21

  • Baylor OT Spencer Drango to return for senior season

    CBS Sports "The good news keeps coming for Baylor. A day after potential top-10 draft pick Shawn Oakman announced his intention to return for his senior season at defensive end, the Bears' three-year starter at left tackle, Spencer Drango, did the same. "I petitioned the [NFL] advisory committe," Drango..." December 30

  • Baylor’s Shawn Oakman says he is returning for his senior year; goal is to be No. 1 pick of 2016 draft

    Dallas Morning News "Shawn Oakman, Baylor’s 6-foot-9, 280-pound junior defensive end, said Monday that he has decided not to enter the upcoming NFL Draft. “It’s not my time,” Oakman said. “I’ve got unfinished business.” On ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper’s 2015 draft “Big Board,” Oakman is No. 8. Most other..." December 30

  • Bryce Petty good to go for Baylor

    ESPN "Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is set to play against Kansas State on Saturday night, one week after suffering a concussion. School officials said Friday that Petty has been medically cleared for the No. 6 Bears when they play the ninth-ranked Wildcats. The winner is guaranteed at least a..." December 06

  • Baylor QB Bryce Petty awaiting results of final concussion test before Saturday’s game

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor is waiting for the results of a final concussion test on quarterback Bryce Petty. Coach Art Briles said Petty was scheduled to take his second standard concussion test Thursday during an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike. No. 7 Baylor hosts No. 9 Kansas State with a share of the Big..." December 05

  • Baylor loses another starting offensive lineman to season-ending injury

    College Football Talk "Baylor’s loss on the road at West Virginia came with a hefty penalty, and now one of the 18 penalties for a Big 12 record 215 penalty yards either. Troy Baker, a starting right tackle on the Baylor offensive line, tore his ACL according to head coach Art Briles. The injury brings an end to the..." October 20

  • Report: Baylor Starting DE Jamal Palmer Tears ACL, Out for the Season

    Our Daily Bears "The news Baylor fans didn't want to hear after yesterday's game has come in, and the Bears will be without starting DE Jamal Palmer for the rest of the year after he injured his knee in yesterday's win over Texas. I don't recall exactly when it happened in the course of the game, but several..." October 06

  • Breckyn Hager switches football commit from Baylor to Texas

    Waco Trib "Austin Westlake High School senior linebacker Breckyn Hager has switched his verbal commitment from Baylor to Texas. Hager is the younger brother of Baylor senior linebacker Bryce Hager, who also played high school football at Austin Westlake. Their father is Britt Hager who was an..." September 25

  • Baylor expected to get three WRs back for ISU game

    College Football Talk "Not that it actually needed them, but Baylor was down all four of its leading returning wide receivers from 2013 for last Friday’s 63-12 romp over Buffalo. For the Bears’ next game, they should be back to near full-strength in the receiving corps. On his teleconference Monday, head coach Art..." September 15

  • Report: Baylor wide receiver Levi Norwood out three weeks

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor inside receiver Levi Norwood will reportedly undergo surgery on his wrist and will miss three weeks per a report from the Waco Tribune-Herald’s John Werner. The senior receiver injured his wrist during Baylor’s season opener against SMU on Sunday, and was limited to only four receptions..." September 04

  • Baylor QB Bryce Petty plans to play despite cracked bones near his spine

    SB Nation "The quarterback kept playing with a spinal injury Sunday night and now expects to keep going. An MRI showed Baylor QB Bryce Petty has two cracks in his transverse processes, bones near his spine, according to CBS Sports. He's reportedly expecting to play anyway in Week 2 against FCS..." September 02

  • A&M transfer eligible to play for Baylor this season

    Dallas Morning News "Ishmael Wilson, a transfer offensive lineman from Texas A&M, will be eligible this season after receiving a waiver from the NCAA." August 27

  • Texas OL Rami Hammad is transferring to Baylor

    Our Daily Bears "A little over 20 months after decommitting from Baylor's 2013 recruiting class, OL Rami Hammad is coming home. Last week, we started hearing rumors that OL Rami Hammad, once a Baylor commit in the class of 2013, was leaving Texas for greener pastures elsewhere. I never really considered the..." August 25

  • Bryce Petty's unlikely journey to becoming Baylor's star

    SI - College Football "Neither one has the number quite right, but the point is the same. “He waited so long to play,” Baylor offensive tackle Spencer Drango says of quarterback Bryce Petty. “Seventeen hundred and 56 days.” Says Petty of his return for a second season as the Bears' starter: “I didn’t wait 1,786 days to..." August 18

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Baylor flips highly rated Texas A&M OL commit

    College Football Talk "Baylor got one over on in-state recruiting power Texas A&M. Within days of Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin explaining how Texas A&M’s recruiting efforts have been so successful since joining the SEC, the Aggies lost one of the nation’s top offensive linemen in the Class of 2015 to..." July 19

  • Baylor O-lineman arrested on aggravated assault charge

    College Football Talk "The latest incident to trigger a resetting of the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker is a rather serious one. According to the Waco Tribune, Baylor offensive lineman Jacob Kyle was one of three men arrested and charged following an incident this past May at a place in Waco called BSR Cable Park...." July 15

  • Four-star 2016 running back Kameron Martin commits to Baylor

    SI - College Football "Four-star class of 2016 running back Kameron Martin has committed to Baylor. Martin tweeted the decision Tuesday morning. A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Martin chose the Bears over offers from Florida State, Tennessee, Florida, Clemson and others. He's rated the No. 1 all-purpose back and the..." July 15

  • Baylor installing RG3 statue at new stadium

    Fox Sports Southwest "Baylor fans will be able to see Robert Griffin III at McLane Stadium for years to come. The program will be honoring its most famous face with a statue at the new stadium, which opens this fall. Midland, Texas native Tom White of Tom White Studios in Prescott Valley, Ariz., completed the..." July 08

  • Aggie OL Ishmael Wilson transferring to Baylor

    Waco Trib "With his mother suffering in Dallas with kidney failure, Ishmael Wilson wanted to get closer to home. The redshirt freshman offensive tackle is transferring from Texas A&M to Baylor, and plans to arrive on campus next week in time for the second summer session. “College Station is just too..." July 02

  • Report: Former top recruit Robbie Rhodes no longer with Baylor football program

    Dallas Morning News "Sophomore wide receiver Robbie Rhodes is no longer with the Baylor football program, according to a social media report. David Smoak of KRZI-AM 1660 first reported the news Monday evening. Rhodes, who had 10 catches for 157 yards during his freshman season in 2013, was expected to play a..." June 24

  • Baylor AD McCaw: Briles' hiring brought death threats

    Fox Sports Southwest "Art Briles has turned Baylor from a laughingstock into a Big 12 champion. Not everybody around Waco was a believer from the start. When Bears athletic director Ian McCaw hired him from Houston instead of then-49ers assistant Mike Singletary, he met plenty of pushback. A sizeable portion of..." June 24

  • DA will not pursue drug charges against BU receiver

    Waco Trib "The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office will not pursue misdemeanor marijuana possession charges against Baylor University wide receiver Robbie Rhodes. Rhodes was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence May 2 after a routine traffic stop in..." June 04

  • Clay Johnston commits to Baylor over Texas Tech, SMU, and Duke

    Our Daily Bears "The 325 area code is that of Abilene, Texas, home to one Clay Johnston, the latest commit in Baylor's 2015 recruiting class. Johnston committed to Baylor after a recruitment process that included visits to the Bears, Texas Tech, and Texas. Tech ended up offering Johnston a week or two ago before..." June 04

  • Baylor WR Robbie Rhodes arrested, faces pot charge

    CBS Sports "Baylor wide receiver Robbie Rhodes was arrested late last week after a traffic stop resulted in a marijuana possession charge. Rhodes, a rising sophomore and former five-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite, was stopped for changing lanes without signaling early Friday when police..." May 05

  • Baylor WR Robbie Rhodes popped on pot-related charges

    College Football Talk "The time of year a head coach and his staff truly dreads, the period between the end of spring practice and the start of summer camp, has claimed yet another legal casualty. The latest FBS program forced to deal with an off-field issue is Baylor, with the Waco Tribune reporting that wide..." May 03

  • Big 12 reprimands Texas' Steve Edmond for Baylor trash talk

    CBS Sports "Texas linebacker Steve Edmond found himself on the receiving end of a public reprimand from Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby Friday. Bowlsby was responding to comments Edmond made about Baylor following Texas' spring game last week. “Mr. Edmond violated the Conference rule that prohibit coaches,..." April 26

  • Baylor 'trash?' Briles not bothered

    Fox Sports Southwest "Art Briles doesn't sound too bothered by Texas linebacker Steve Edmond calling his Baylor program "trash." After Saturday's spring game, Edmond referred to Baylor's program as "trash" and argued that Texas was a better team, despite dropping a 30-10 decision in the season finale with the Big 12..." April 22

  • Texas LB Steve Edmond: 'I really don't like Baylor; I still think they're trash'

    Dallas Morning News "More than five months later, Texas middle linebacker Steve Edmond remains upset over a loss to Baylor that cost the Longhorns the Big 12 title last season. “We could have won the conference. Even though I didn’t get a chance to play in the Baylor game, I really feel like we should have beat..." April 21

  • Speedy ATH John Humphrey commits to the Baylor Bears

    SB Nation "The Baylor Bears have added another potential playmaker to the fold on Tuesday with the commitment of League City (Texas) Clear Falls athlete John Humphrey, who announced his commitment via Twitter: The official declaration came just minutes after Humphrey spoke with head coach Art..." April 16

  • Petty, Goodley eyeing encore performance

    ESPN "It sure seemed like they came out of nowhere. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty and wide receiver Antwan Goodley patiently waited for their time until they were ready to burst onto the college landscape. At this time a year ago both players knew it was finally their time to shine even though few..." March 25

  • Report: Baylor's Kendal Briles under investigation for recruiting violations

    San Antonio Express-News "Big 12 Recruiter of the Year and Baylor assistant coach Kendal Briles is under investigation by the NCAA for possible recruiting violations regarding four-star quarterback prospect J.W. Ketchum of Missouri City. Sports Illustrated reported that Briles allegedly contacted Ketchum during the..." March 06

  • Baylor won’t have star LB Bryce Hager this spring

    College Football Talk "An injury that first cropped up last season will linger into Baylor’s preparations for the upcoming season, defensive coordinator Phil Bennett has confirmed. Linebacker Bryce Hager originally suffered a groin injury in the Oct. 12 win over Kansas State and, after playing through it the next..." March 02

  • OL Maurice Porter commits to Baylor; replaces recruit lost to Texas

    Dallas Morning News "Maurice Porter is once again a Baylor pledge. Porter committed to Baylor last February after switching from Texas Tech but did not qualify academically and was forced to go the JUCO route. Porter landed at Navarro and improved over the last year. He gave a verbal pledge to Baylor on..." March 01

  • Sexual assault charges against former Baylor 2014 commit dropped

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor’s 2014 class took a hit when T’Kevian Rockwell and James David, both defensive players, didn’t sign due to academic complications. They weren’t the only defensive players to not sign with the Bears. Cordell Dorsey had troubles of his own. He had previously in September been arrested for..." February 21

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