• December 21, 2014


ALLAN MANDELL: Big 12 not safe from Big Ten, SEC raid

After the Big 12 Conference was officially informed last week that it was persona non grata in the inaugural College Football Playoff, league commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he’d “go back to the drawing board,” do some reviewing, on how his 10-school fraternity should move forward.

ANALYSIS: Names on the jerseys, not schedules, doomed Big 12's Baylor and TCU

WACO — After the on-field celebration had ceased and the last fan had exited McLane Stadium — and Baylor head coach Art Briles had finished making his case for the No. 4 Bears to be a part of the College Football Playoff — a sense of inevitability fell over the press box.

Bears win share of Big 12, wait for CFP committee's decision

WACO — Baylor fans stormed the field again Saturday and its players hoisted the Big 12 trophy amidst “one true champ” chants from the Bear faithful.

ANALYSIS: Baylor hoping to burnish playoff credentials with win over Kansas State in season finale

The recurring storylines are impossible to ignore.

ANALYSIS: Hiring of PR firm is acknowledgement Baylor has image problem with playoff committee

In the second paragraph of the About page on Kevin Sullivan Communications’ website, the page reads, “founded in February 2009, we provide message development and strategic communications counsel; media and presentation coaching; and crisis planning and response services that deliver results.”

Bears stay upright in race for playoff berth

WACO — Nearly a year to the day after Baylor saw its national title hopes vanish into the Stillwater air against Oklahoma State, the No. 6 Bears avoided the same fate on a rainy evening Saturday in Waco.

No. 6 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 49-28

WACO — Saturday may not have been ideal weather for the typically high-flying Baylor offense. 

Jefferson finally gets a win over Cummings

WACO — For a stretch Saturday, the field at McLane Stadium resembled one at Leo Buckley Stadium from 2010-2011.

Baylor crushes Kansas

WACO — Two weeks after giving up 41 points and 456 total yards in a loss to West Virginia, Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman said the Bears wanted to bring the “Gang Green” defense back.

Former Roo great Cummings will start vs. Baylor

Redshirt junior quarterback Michael Cummings got his second chance and he’s making the best of it.

Baylor finds a way to stay in playoff conversation

WACO — In one of his final questions for the evening, Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty was asked to imagine if his team hadn’t erased a 21-point deficit with less than 12 minutes to Saturday against then-No. 9 TCU.

No. 5 Baylor rallies from 21 down to escape No. 9 TCU 61-58 in wild Big 12 showdown

WACO — TCU chants rained down from the top of McLane Stadium and a portion of the home crowd began to head for the exits as it appeared a Top 10 showdown had finally gotten away from No. 5 Baylor. 

It's still Baylor, 28-7

AUSTIN — Baylor did everything it could to help its conference rival, but in the end, the Bears still produced a blowout victory.

Area standouts help garner NCAA Week 1 wins

The college football season kicked off at grand NCAA Division I stadiums from Austin to Waco to Minneapolis, and the area had its hand in making the opening weekend memorable. Former area stars showcased their skills as the 2014 season got started.

Petty injures back in Baylor’s win

One day after the Baylor offense left McLane Stadium with more questions than answers, the Bears got a few Monday regarding the health of stars Bryce Petty and Antwan Goodley.

SHS ex Jefferson makes solid debut for Baylor

Johnny Jefferson admitted after the game Sunday his nerves were running high when he first entered the game for Baylor in its season opener against SMU.

No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU

WACO — For at least one night, the Baylor defense answered the questions of whether or not it could continue the turnaround of last year against SMU on Sunday.

Cove’s RG3 honored with statue as Baylor’s McLane Stadium makes debut

WACO — When asked how humbling it was to have a statue of himself unveiled at age 24 — just seven years removed from leading Copperas Cove to the Class 4A Division I state final — Robert Griffin III didn’t miss a beat despite the fact that the reality left him at a loss for words.

Baylor’s softball season ends with loss to Florida in College World Series

The Baylor softball season ended on Sunday with a loss. But a day earlier, the Bears gave their fans a glimpse of what is to come in 2015.

Former Knight transitions to starting role at Baylor

WACO — Baylor forward Royce O’Neale and the Baylor Bears find themselves in the middle of a rough patch after a 66-64 home loss to West Virginia on Tuesday.

Jefferson, O’Neale bridge gap between Killeen, Waco

Killeen and Waco may be separated by an hourlong car trip, but two former hoops stars helped bridge the gap this season.

Texas freshman leads Longhorns in 74-60 win over reeling Baylor

WACO — The Texas Longhorns won only 16 games last season but on Saturday Isaiah Taylor made sure UT would at least match that total.

Ex-Roo Jefferson’s strong second half not enough to snap Bears out of funk

Cory Jefferson’s first two points of the game couldn’t have come at a better time.

Moore is ASC Player of the Week

Mary Hardin-Baylor junior Macy Moore earned American Southwest Conference Player of the Week honors for helping lead the Lady Crusaders to three wins Jan. 7-11.