April 11, 2012 |
The NCAA put Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday after an investigation turned up hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent to prep recruits by coaches and assistants on the basketball teams. The violations were considered to be major infractions, and they were announced less than a week after the Bears women's team won the national championship with the first 40-0 season in NCAA history. Still, it could have been much worse for Baylor. All of the penalties were proposed by the school and accepted by the NCAA after a review of nearly 900,000 phone and text message records found that 738 texts and 528 calls were against the rules.
December 17, 2012 |
UCLA fans can only hope EA Sports is spot-on with its video games. The Bruins handled Baylor, 34-26, in an EA Sports simulation of the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. Quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 453 yards and three touchdowns, two to receiver Jerry Johnson. How far-fetched is the video game? Well, Baylor is 119th out of 120 teams nationally in total defense. The two teams are scheduled to play for real on Dec. 27. ALSO: UCLA trying to ditch over-the-wall tradition Linebacker Anthony Barr likely to return next season Will Adrian Peterson beat Eric Dickerson's rushing record?
February 27, 2012
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and his stock continues to rise after an impressive showing at the NFL scouting combine. With Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck likely to go to the Indianapolis Colts as the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft, a question remains as to which team will end up taking Griffin. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and join the discussion with a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Robert Griffin III had an excellent combine even though he didn't throw, and the Rams are the huge beneficiaries of that because their No. 2 pick is all the more valuable.
September 20, 1997
Am I the only one who finds Don Baylor hypocritical about saying Mike Piazza should not win the MVP award because he is a one-dimensional player? Perhaps Mr. "One-Dimensional" Baylor has forgotten who won the 1979 American League MVP and why. Hint: It was not for his defensive prowess. JEFF STENGER, Trabuco Canyon Don Baylor played more than 1,250 games as a designated hitter. In his MVP year of 1979, he played only 97 games in the field and DH'd the rest. When I look up the phrase "one-dimensional ballplayer" in the dictionary, there's a picture of Don Baylor.
June 24, 2005 |
The Baylor men's basketball team was banned from playing nonconference games for one season and was put on five years' probation by the NCAA on Thursday for rules violations found after a former player murdered a teammate in 2003. Baylor was considered a repeat offender because the tennis program received sanctions in 2000 for improper financial aid and extra benefits.
April 4, 2012 |
Baylor became the first basketball team in NCAA history to finish a season at 40-0, defeating Notre Dame, 80-61, in the women's championship game Tuesday night. But this might just be only the beginning for Coach Kim Mulkey's squad. Though the Bears aren't yet halfway to Connecticut's all-time Division I record of 90 straight wins, that mark already appears within their reach. The Huskies reached their mark with a pair of undefeated seasons in 2008-09 and 2009-10 followed by 12 more victories the next season before losing to Stanford on Dec. 30, 2010.