BAYLOR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Art Briles officially out at Baylor after scandal

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players which led school regents to suspend the coach "with intent to terminate."A statement released by the university Friday night said Baylor and Briles "agreed to terminate...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles, Baylor officially part ways in wake of sexual assault scandal

Any questions about Art Briles' return to Baylor's sideline have been silenced for good. The school and the former football coach issued a joint statement Friday night stating the two parties mutually agreed to "terminate their employment relationship." Briles was suspended with the intent to terminate in May following the football program's role in failure to implement Title IX...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Baylor grants release of five 2016 signees

The biggest story of the college football offseason so far is the development that has been going on with the Baylor Bears. They recently fired head coach Art Briles and that led to a number of 2016 signees requesting releases from their National Letters of Intent. On Friday, the Bears finally gave in to their requests and granted releases to five signees for the 2016 season, which...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor releases five football players from national letters of intent

Five Baylor incoming freshmen will be looking for a new place to play football, the university announced Thursday evening. The Baylor athletic department has released five 2016 recruits from their national letters of intent, the school said in a statement. The players, who were not named by the university, will be able to find another place to play football without losing a year...
Via SportsDay
4 days ago

Big 12 requests 'all documents associated' with Baylor sexual assault scandal

It is unclear whether or not the NCAA will take any action against Baylor after the sexual assault scandal that led to the ouster of head coach Art Briles last month. It appears that the Big 12 is interested in looking further into the issues. In a statement released this afternoon, the Big 12 announced that is has requested all available documents from the investigations into the...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Art Briles reaches contract settlement with Baylor

Baylor and coach Art Briles are reportedly set to part ways without a protracted fight after all. According to Jason King of Bleacher Report, Briles and Baylor have reportedly agreed to a contract settlement to square away the remaining eight years and $40 million on his deal. Baylor has reached a contract settlement with former football coach Art Briles, sources tell B/R. Details...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles accuses Baylor of wrongful termination

The situation between Art Briles and Baylor could get a lot uglier in the near future, as the former coach is accusing the school of wrongful termination. In a motion filed Thursday as part of a lawsuit against Briles and Baylor from a woman who claims she was raped by a football player, Briles said he is not interested in settling with the accuser and has asked a judge to assign...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Art Briles, Baylor talking settlement after reinstatement movement fails

Art Briles will not be returning to Baylor after all and he is discussing settlement terms with the school, according to a report. According to Chip Brown of Scout.com, a donor-fueled push to let Briles off with a yearlong suspension failed, and Briles and Baylor are now trying to reach a settlement. Briles has about $40 million owed to him over the last eight years of his deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Briles leak confusing and damaging to recovery

If you want to get technical about it, Art Briles has not been fired. Such is the world of red tape, even at green and gold Baylor. Briles was officially “suspended with intent to terminate,” which is the college football version of your girlfriend saying, “I think we need some time away.” It’s a ham-handed way of saying, “I just need a little more time to officially...
Via The Student Section
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans start petition to kick Baylor out of Big 12

While many fans of Big 12 teams believe the conference should be looking to add teams to its roster, there is one group that thinks the league should instead go in the other direction. A college football fan who goes by AJ Hooper has started a petition on change.org to kick Baylor out of the Big 12 after the football program’s ugly sexual assault scandal.  The petition calls...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor reportedly considering one-year suspension for Briles

Believe it or not, Art Briles has not been fired by Baylor just yet. According to a report from Chip Brown of Scout.com, Baylor officials are set to meet on Monday to decide if the university should move on from Briles or only ban him from the program for a year. Some of Baylor’s big-money donors who helped fund the new $300 million football stadium are reportedly pushing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Baylor player says he didn't get chance to clear name in case

The Baylor athletics scandal continues to take new twists and turns, with a former player who was accused of sexual assault stating that he was pushed out of the university without being given the opportunity to defend himself, even after coaches had told him he was in the clear. Jeremy Faulk, a transfer from Florida Atlantic, recently left the team, apparently as part of Baylor’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor will not release full findings of investigation

Baylor University will not release the full report by law firm Pepper Hamilton on how the school handled sexual assault allegations which led to the firing of university president Ken Starr and football head coach Art Briles. Interim president David Garland wrote in a statement on Friday that while the report didn’t “hold back in their assessment,” the full findings of the...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles releases first statement since Baylor firing

Last week, Baylor fired head coach Art Briles following the release of the Pepper Hamilton Report, which detailed the school’s failure to address the multiple instances of sexual assault within the Bears football program. According to the report, Baylor coaches failed to establish a “culture of accountability for misconduct,” and denied complainants true investigations into...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor isn't releasing incoming freshmen who signed

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 punished for the stupidity of others — incoming freshmen football players. According...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 commissioner: Baylor scandal hasn’t made them ‘any less popular’

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is obviously aware of the ongoing sexual assault scandal going on at Baylor University which has led to a complete overhaul at the university. His take on the scandal, however, seems a bit out of place. "It doesn't seem to have made us any less popular." -- Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on the recent Baylor scandal. pic.twitter.com/E14YykrePg...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Singletary 'absolutely' interested in Baylor job

Baylor’s football program has its interim head coach in former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe, but that is not expected to be a long-term solution for the Bears.  Could that long-term solution be a former NFL head coach? Possibly.  Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, a Baylor alumnus, told TMZ Sports that he is “absolutely” interested in the position. ...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor hires Jim Grobe for stability amid sexual assault scandal

The Baylor Bears fired head coach Art Briles after the school’s failure to deal with many sexual assault claims on campus that surrounded the football program. On Monday, 247Sports reported that the Bears will hire Jim Grobe as their interim head coach for the 2016 season. This came as a surprise, as defensive coordinator Phil Bennett was believed to have been the person to...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor to name Jim Grobe interim head coach

Following Art Briles’ firing, it was reported by many that Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett would be given the title of interim head coach. It looks like there’s been a change of plans. According to multiple reports, Baylor will name former Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe to the position. Grobe resigned from his former position back in December of 2013. Grobe coached...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor fires head coach Art Briles

Amid a controversy that’s so damning it’s almost hard to believe, Baylor University has reportedly fired head football coach Art Briles. BREAKING: Baylor dismisses head football coach Art Briles, source tells @McMurphyESPN. pic.twitter.com/n9K8y1UnVW — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 26, 2016 It’s not a shocking culmination to what has been a long-term controversy...
Via Sportsnaut
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor fires president amid ongoing sexual assault scandal

Earlier today, the Baylor Board of Regents fired six-year school president and chancellor Ken Starr. According to Scout.com, Starr was fired on Tuesday after three dozen members of the Baylor board blamed the former president for poor leadership throughout the ongoing scandal involving the football program and the rape and assault allegations against five players. Two players...
Via The Comeback
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

More violent allegations emerge regarding Baylor football players

As Baylor University continues reviewing findings and facing backlash in regards to its handling of sexual violence allegations against its football players, it appears that the school has shown even more preferential treatment to its athletes in recent years. ESPN’s Outside the Lines recently acquired documents that list even more allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence...
Via The Comeback
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Baylor ignored Oakman's history of domestic violence

Shawn Oakman, one of the top athletes entering the 2016 NFL Draft, already had some serious red flags regarding an alleged sexual assault in 2016. However, a new report, courtesy of Alex Dunlap of Rivals.com, shows a history of violence towards women that dates back to 2013. And the worst part is that Baylor reportedly knew about this history and did nothing about it. Source who...
Via Sportsnaut
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft prospect Shawn Oakman charged with sexual assault

Once considered a sure-fire first-round pick in the NFL draft, former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman has other things to worry about in the lead up to the annual draft. The former top prospect was arrested on sexual assault charges Wednesday in Waco, Texas. The arrest comes after Oakman was interview by investigators from the police department, at which point he was served...
Via Sportsnaut
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

400-pound Baylor TE wants WWE career after football

While LaQuan McGowan, Baylor’s 400-pound tight end, wants an NFL career, he realizes that it probably will not be a long one. He’s also thought about what to do after his football career is over. Alex Kirshner of SB Nation quoted McGowan, saying that the WWE may be in his future. “I’ve watched it on TV. I’ve thought about, ‘What would be something good or something...
Via Sportsnaut
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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