Baylor Bears Football

Thursday 01/22/2015
Football just around the corner: Briles, Bears await bright, busy spring

Three weeks after a stunning 42-41 Cotton Bowl loss to Michigan State, Baylor coach Art Briles is still trying to cope with how it all unraveled.

Briles: Playoff committee vote had Ohio State 8-4

Baylor coach Art Briles said Ohio State notched the fourth playoff spot for the national championship by an 8-4 vote of the 12-person selection committee.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Bryce Petty lines up for NFL scrutiny at Senior Bowl showcase

MOBILE, Ala. — The 100-plus NFL prospects stripped down to their underwear and paraded across a stage to be measured and weighed before an auditorium packed with onlookers from the NFL.

How could the College Football Playoff change next year?

ARLINGTON — The first College Football Playoff was a success on almost every level — except maybe for fans of TCU and Baylor.

Sunday 01/18/2015
Recruiting: Small-school standouts have hill to climb to get noticed

College football recruiters flock to Texas’ major powerhouse high schools where athletes are big, fast and plentiful.

It's not pay for play, but: Power Five conferences pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins
Saturday 01/17/2015
Bears boost LB corps with 2 more pledges

For the second straight day, Baylor boosted its linebacker corps in its 2015 recruiting class.

Briles promotes RB coach Lebby, adds other new staff

Baylor has promoted running backs coach Jeff Lebby to passing game coordinator and offensive recruiting coordinator as part of several staff changes.

Friday 01/16/2015
Midway LB Lenoy Jones commits to Baylor

When Baylor offered Midway senior linebacker Lenoy Jones Jr. a scholarship Thursday morning, it didn’t take him long to accept.

Ex-Oiler Dishman brings experience to Baylor secondary

Cris Dishman played in the NFL for 13 seasons and spent several years as a defensive backs coach for the San Diego Chargers.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Baylor football’s KD Cannon and Taylor Young named freshmen All-Americans

Baylor receiver KD Cannon and linebacker Taylor Young were named to the freshman All-America team by the Football Writers Association of America.

Ex-Oiler Cris Dishman joins Baylor football coaching staff

Former Houston Oilers defensive back Cris Dishman has joined the Baylor football coaching staff as defensive backs coach.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Baylor #7 in AP, #8 in coaches’ final polls

Despite its 42-41 Cotton Bowl loss to Michigan State, the Baylor football team finished with its highest national rankings in school history.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Brice Cherry: Ohio State’s Jones proves the ultimate replacement

ARLINGTON — Even now, even after it all played out, it’s still hard to fathom the majestic rise of Cardale Jones.

Bears see another coach head to Tulsa

Baylor safeties coach Brian Norwood has joined the Tulsa coaching staff as co-defensive coordinator.

Elliott leads Ohio State to national title, 42-20

ARLINGTON – Ohio State was called an overrated, undeserving team that made the College Football Playoff on its pedigree.

Monday 01/12/2015
Petty earns QB award from FCA

Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty was named the 2014 Seminole Tribe of Florida Bobby Bowden Award winner, which was announced Sunday by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Sunday 01/11/2015
2015 football recruits wary of early commitments

There has been relatively little drama approaching the NCAA’s national signing day during recent years.

Saturday 01/10/2015
Tulsa coach hires another Bear

Justin Hill has joined the Tulsa football coaching staff as running backs coach after spending the last two seasons as an associate director of athletic performance at Baylor.

Friday 01/09/2015
Grading the Bears: Here’s how BU fared in 11-2 run

Not long ago, the idea that Baylor would win a Big 12 championship would have been laughable.

VIDEO: Baylor coach Briles talks playoff, RG3 on ESPN's 'First Take'

Coach Art Briles appeared on ESPN's "First Take" in Dallas on Thursday, Jan. 8. Watch what he had to say below.

Tuesday 01/06/2015
Bob Vickrey: How to cure Baylor’s bowl hangover

For the second consecutive year, avid Baylor football fans have been forced to deal with the disappointment of a bitter post-season bowl loss, but Thursday’s late-game Cotton Bowl collapse against Michigan State was a particularly tough pill to swallow.

Monday 01/05/2015
Romo TD pass to ex-Bear Terrance Williams rallies Cowboys past Lions, 24-20

ARLINGTON — Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child.

Saturday 01/03/2015
John Werner: Plenty of ‘ifs’ after Cotton Bowl collapse

During his seven seasons at Baylor, Art Briles has piled up a list of accomplishments that are unprecedented in school history.

Tulsa hires Baylor football assistant director

Calvin Lowry, who served the last two seasons as an assistant director of operations for the Baylor football team, will join Tulsa as a wide receivers coach.

Friday 01/02/2015
What if just one fourth-quarter mishap goes differently for Baylor?

Bear Blog

Bears let Cotton Bowl slip away, surrender 20-point lead to Michigan State, 42-41

ARLINGTON — Making its first Cotton Bowl appearance in 34 years, Baylor was relishing the moment and writing a book on offensive creativity.

Brice Cherry: Bitter end amplifies Bears’ issues

ARLINGTON — A tanker truck full of Listerine couldn’t wash away the bitter taste stuck in Baylor’s throats. All the ammonia swabs in the world aren’t going to soothe the sting.

Cotton Bowl notebook: Rare reward for OL McGowan

ARLINGTON — It rained intermittently outside AT&T Stadium on Thursday, but the biggest rumble played out indoors on LaQuan McGowan’s thunderous touchdown.

VIDEO: Baylor suffers stunning loss in Cotton Bowl
VIDEO: Baylor's 390-pound lineman scores TD
VIDEO: Baylor kicker takes huge hit, jokes about it on Twitter
Baylor vs. Michigan State: Complete stats, summary, boxscore
Thursday 01/01/2015
Cotton Bowl notebook: Art Briles joins exclusive Cotton club

DALLAS — When Baylor faces Michigan State, Art Briles will become just the third Cotton Bowl head coach who had played in the game.

Baylor seniors tote record 40-11 banner into Cotton Bowl finale

DALLAS — Before this year’s seniors signed at Baylor, recruiters weren’t beating down their doors to steal them away.

Wednesday 12/31/2014
Top Waco stories of 2014: McLane Stadium tops our list

The Trib staff picks the top 10 local stories of the year.

Cotton Bowl notebook: Drango staying, smooth transition for Kendal Briles

ARLINGTON — After Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman announced that he’s returning for his senior year on Monday, All-America offensive tackle Spencer Drango followed suit on Tuesday.

How the Bears match up vs. Michigan State

Baylor offense vs. Michigan State defense

John Werner’s picks: Spartans bring ‘new’ style of football to Big 12 country

It’s always a great accomplishment to reach a major New Year’s Day bowl, but the winners leave a lasting impression.

John Morris’ take: Cotton Bowl audition for Baylor’s playoff future

Naturally, Baylor felt some initial disappointment over not making the College Football Playoff.

Pop quiz: Q&A with Baylor coach Art Briles

Art Briles takes the business of running Baylor’s football program seriously.

Baylor's bowl game history

Thursday's Alamo Bowl will mark Baylor's 18th bowl appearance. Here's a look at the previous 17:

Baylor vs. Michigan State offenses: hare vs. tortoise

ARLINGTON — Baylor has a habit of ringing up points in a matter of seconds while Michigan State’s drives sometimes erase seven or eight minutes off the clock.

Haunted by Fiesta loss, determined Bears have pride on the line in Cotton Bowl

When Baylor lost to Central Florida in last year’s Fiesta Bowl, the bad feeling lingered for months.

Baylor’s conductor of success: Petty powers BU train around roadblocks, into new territory

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty looked like he was living a charmed life.

MSU’s Drummond commands ‘No Fly Zone’ to ground Bears’ attack

Before last season, Michigan State’s secondary dubbed itself the “No Fly Zone” and lived up to that billing with one of the top passing defenses in the country.

Tuesday 12/30/2014
McLane’s allegiances tested in Baylor-Michigan State matchup

In some ways, Drayton McLane can’t lose.

#OakmanIsSoBig: Baylor’s 6-foot-9 destroyer plans to return for 2015

DALLAS — With his statuesque 6-9, 280-pound frame, Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman is one of the most intimidating sights in college football.

Cotton Bowl notebook: Petty, Cook share quarterback kinship

DALLAS — When Baylor faces Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl, the quarterbacks won’t need to introduce themselves.

Monday 12/29/2014
Cotton Bowl tickets still up for grabs

Fans still looking to nab a ticket to the New Year’s Day matchup between the Baylor Bears and Michigan State University Spartans in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic won’t have much trouble.

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