• July 30, 2016

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Baylor, Hardin-Simmons compete at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD — For most Baylor players, Wednesday was the smallest crowd and the smallest venue they had played in since high school.

Longhorns block Baylor’s bid for Sugar Bowl, 23-17

WACO — Unlike its opponent Saturday, there was no New Year’s Day bowl, or any bowl for that matter, on the line for visiting Texas.

Baylor falls to OU, playoff hopes take hit

WACO — In each of the last two seasons, Baylor bolstered its national title case with resounding November wins against traditional power Oklahoma.

COLLEGE STANDOUTS: Thomas has eight tackles vs. K-State

The Baylor Bears continued their hot start thanks in part to some former area stars.

BEAR-LY PLEASED: No. 2 Bears get 'W' but players not satisfied

WACO — At one point, No. 2 Baylor was up 35 in just a quarter and a half of action, and the atmosphere at McLane Stadium resembled that of a rain-soaked party.

Former Roo Jefferson makes Suns

Cory Jefferson had the best game of his career against the Phoenix Suns. Now he hopes to establish himself with them.

WR Coleman sets more school marks in Bears' rout of Mountaineers

WACO — West Virginia did everything it needed to stay close to No. 2 Baylor for a half Saturday. 

Baylor has high expectations for SHS ex Jefferson

WACO — For two years — including a full season in which he watched Baylor win its first Big 12 title from the sidelines — Johnny Jefferson waited for his chance to contribute in an expanded role for the Bear offense.

Coleman sets Baylor receiving record in rout of Lamar

WACO — Lamar did everything in its power to hang with No. 4 Baylor — and in a way, so did the Bears with turnover after turnover — but in the end, Corey Coleman was not to be stopped on a historic Saturday night. 

Shoemaker grad Hicks begins quest for NCAA crown today

Baylor sophomore Cion Hicks still has two full seasons of NCAA eligibility ahead of her, but she does not want to put up with any talk of her not having pressure or looking forward to next year.

Cove grad Graham earns All-Big 12 honor

Like many college seniors, Derwin Graham is in the middle of a busy May.

Former Back for Seconds: Heights star Royce O’Neale and the Baylor Bears return to the NCAA Tournament determined and hungry

For the second consecutive season, former Harker Heights star Royce O’Neale and the Baylor Bears will head west.

BIG 12: Ex-KISD stars go head-to-head in Waco

WACO — Saturday’s Big 12 men’s basketball contest at the Ferrell Center may have featured schools based in Waco and Norman, Okla., but two of the stars that played a big part in the game had their beginnings in Harker Heights and Killeen. 

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.