- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw has resigned.
“After much reflection and prayer, I have decided that a change in athletics department leadership is in Baylor University’s best interest in order to promote the unity, healing and restoration that must occur in order to move forward,” McCaw said in a statement.
“I have always sought to put the University’s needs ahead of my own. My time at Baylor has been an incredible journey filled with some of the most remarkable people I have ever known. I am grateful to Baylor Nation for its support and dedication, and to all who have done so much to advance the athletics program.”
Baylor also released a statement from its Board of Regents:
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
Baylor moved quickly to bring in a coach for the 2016 season
Four days after Art Briles was fired amid an investigation into the school’s handling of multiple sexual assault accusations, Baylor has hired Jim Grobe to run the show – for the time being – as "acting" head coach.
“Jim Grobe is the right leader at this time to move Baylor University and the football program forward,” Baylor Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw said in a release. “He has successfully led two FBS programs during his career,” McCaw added. “Coach Grobe enjoys an impeccable reputation within the intercollegiate athletics community and is a man of great integrity and faith.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Nebraska coach Mike Riley is fulfilling an offer he made to a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by two football players during his time at Oregon State.
Brenda Tracy said she will be speaking to the Cornhuskers on June 22. Riley was the Beavers’ coach in 1998 when Tracy said she was sexually assaulted by four men. The men allegedly involved were never officially prosecuted and the two football players were suspended for a game by Riley.
Tracy said she was at a gathering and woke up to find herself being sexually assaulted. The four men, including former running back Jason Dandridge and defensive back Calvin Carlyle, had the charges of sexual assault dropped against them after a prosecuting attorney cited a lack of full cooperation from Tracy. She said in 2014 that she wished she had done more.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Washington wide receiver Isaiah Renfro is leaving the program.
In a lengthy Twitter post, Renfro revealed Sunday he has been struggling with depression and anxiety, both of which caused his absence from spring practice.
“I missed spring practice because I was checked in the hospital. I was in a special program for people like me that taught me how to cope with my problems and what to do when I hit my lowest of lows,” Renfro wrote. “I didn’t know how bad I got until it was almost too late. But coming out of the hospital, I have a better outlook on life, I’m more and more happy each day I wake up, because I’m able to wake up.”
In his message, Renfro thanked UW’s coaches, his teammates and Huskie fans for their support.
Been debating on posting this but this is me taking steps in the right direction to becoming myself again.. pic.twitter.com/ptE1k9oKKJ
Renfro is not just leaving the program, he is leaving the university as well. But he made it clear that he is hopeful about what lies ahead.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
When the SEC holds its annual spring meetings this week, the league may expand on a rule instituted last year.
The league’s presidents passed a rule banning transfers with “serious misconduct” issues last May. Now, according to multiple reports, the transfer rules may become stricter.
The current rule bans student-athletes who were disciplined at a previous institution for “sexual assault, domestic violence or other forms of sexual violence” from transferring to an SEC school. This week, the SEC could redefine “serious misconduct” to include “dating violence or stalking and conduct that raises serious concerns about the safety of others,” according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The definition would reportedly also expand to include barring any transfer who “has been convicted, pled guilty or pled no contest to a felony involving serious misconduct.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
A pair of Big 12 quarterbacks made sure to get some work in over Memorial Day weekend – but it wasn’t your usual passing drill.
Both Texas’ Shane Buechele and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph delivered perfect passes to friends riding jet skis.
Here’s the toss from Buechele, a true freshman who is firmly in the hunt to start this fall for the Longhorns:
Rudolph’s was a bit more elaborate. It kind of resembles a flea flicker, except there is a diving board and a lake involved. Totally the same thing.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
A recently dismissed Texas Tech player was arrested on Friday.
According to the Lubbock Avalance-Journal, Robert Castaneda is facing a felony burglary charge and was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center. His second-degree felony burglary of a habitation charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Records show Castaneda was released on $5,000 bond. According to EverythingLubbock.com, Castaneda's name "is associated" with a police report number assigned to a burglary said to have occurred between Dec. 20 and Jan. 9.
A police report listed two victims, ages 23 and 24, who reside in the 4300 block of 43rd Street. EverythingLubbock.com chose not to publish their names at this time.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Dr. Saturday3 days ago
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Running back Kameron Martin may not enroll at Baylor.
Martin, a four-star running back, signed with Baylor in February. According to SicEmSports.com, "Martin is not expected to arrive at Baylor on Monday when the 2016 class does. However, the source said that Martin is still considering Baylor and would possibly arrive for the second summer session that begins July 7."
If Martin doesn't enroll at Baylor, he's going to have an awkward tattoo or he's going to have to get a redo. Look at the Baylor ink he has.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 days ago
The ACC had a large increase in revenue in 2015 and it has a former member to thank for it.
According to USA Today, the conference made $100 million more than it did in the 2014 fiscal year. 30 percent of that money was from the exit fee the conference negotiated with Maryland, which is now a member of the Big Ten.
The return — provided Friday in response to a request by USA TODAY Sports — shows the ACC had $403.1 million in total revenue during a fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. That figure that represents a nearly $100 million increase over what the conference reported receiving during its 2014 fiscal year, although $31.4 million came from the settlement with Maryland, which departed for the Big Ten Conference.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 days ago
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield could regain the year of eligibility he lost when he transferred.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Big 12 is set to vote next week on a rule that causes student-athletes to lose a year of eligibility for transferring within the conference. Mayfield began his career as a walk-on at Texas Tech and lost a year of eligibility when he transferred to Oklahoma.
Mayfield appealed his lost year of eligibility, saying the rule should not apply because he was not on scholarship at Tech. If the rule were changed as it relates to walk-ons, Mayfield would be a junior in 2016 instead of a senior.