FORT WORTH — Both No. 7 Baylor and No. 15 TCU are banged up, with injuries to key players and coming off recent losses that kept their much-anticipated rematch from being the de facto Big 12 championship game many had expected.
WACO — While needing some help and probably about to use its third different starting quarterback, No. 7 Baylor still has a chance to win its third consecutive Big 12 title.
The shift at the top of the Big 12 Conference really started four years ago, when Robert Griffin III led a winning drive that pretty much clinched him a Heisman Trophy.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jarrett Stidham knew his lack of experience was probably a big reason Baylor was only ranked sixth in the initial College Football Playoff poll this week.
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WACO — Seth Russell and the No. 5 Baylor Bears have their edge back, just in time for the two-time Big 12 champions to start conference play.
TULSA, Okla. — Adam Toth hit a two-run homer to help give Baylor an early lead and the Bears held on to edge Texas Tech 5-4 in a pool play elimination game Friday in the Big 12 Tournament.
TULSA, Okla. — Sharyland High alum Tres Barrera hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending Texas to a 4-3 victory over Baylor on Thursday in the winners' bracket of the Big 12 Tournament.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Notre Dame star Jewell Loyd struggled with her shot for the second straight game. Lindsay Allen was there again to help the Fighting Irish advance.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Baylor was in complete control, and then it fell apart in the final three minutes. It was quite the surprise for coach Scott Drew.
DALLAS — Nina Davis made another strong move to the basket, converting the layup while being fouled. The Big 12 player of the year made the free throw and then went to the bench for good.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Baylor coach Scott Drew had been sick lately, and he could barely croak out a couple sentences by the time he settled behind the table Saturday for his postgame news conference.
WACO — Royce O’Neale caught the pass off balance, and in one motion got the ball to Rico Gathers for a rim-rocking end to No. 21 Baylor’s game-clinching run. The dunk by Gathers punctuated a late 10-0 spurt that finally put Baylor ahead to stay in a 69-58 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Sat…
WACO — While Baylor was honoring its first national championship team, coach Kim Mulkey just wanted to get into the locker room to fix her current team's problems.
WACO — After Baylor's starters missed their first four shots, coach Kim Mulkey pulled all five players out of the game. The next five proceeded to miss a pair of layups, and they, too, got sent to the bench after less than a minute of playing time.
WACO — No. 5 Baylor did what it had to do to keep alive its chance for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Bryce Petty and company grabbed a share of a second consecutive Big 12 title.
ARLINGTON — Bryce Petty and fifth-ranked Baylor are going home after a close call. The Bears are on the verge of another Big 12 title and still in contention for a spot in the new four-team playoff.