Baseball. 2014 Hall of Fame Profile: Jon Topolski

Jon Topolski was so far off the recruiting radar that Notre Dame wouldn't even promise him a baseball locker as an invited walk-on.

Football. Roth Tabbed As Ray Guy Award Candidate

For the second straight season, Baylor senior punter Spencer Roth was named one of 80 candidates for the 2014 Ray Guy Award, the Augusta Sports Council announced on Friday. The Ray Guy Award honors the nation's top collegiate punter.

Cross Country. Cross Country Set For Big 12 Championships

The Baylor men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the 19th-annual Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan.

W. Tennis. Doubles Duo Advances At Jack Kramer Intercollegiate

The Baylor women's tennis doubles pairing of Kiah Generette and Rachael James-Baker picked up an 8-5 win on Thursday to highlight the first day of action at the Jack Kramer Intercollegiate. Frisco Residents Jay and Jenny Allison Honored as 2014 Baylor Parents of the Year

Oct. 29, 2014
Jay, B.B.A. ’78, M.S. ’80, J.D. ’81, and Jenny, B.S.Ed. ’78, M.S.Ed. ’80, Allison of Frisco, Texas, have been named Baylor’s 2014 Parents of the Year for their loyalty and service to Baylor and for their faithfulness and support of the Parents Network. “My parents taught us humility and gratefulness, and to enjoy the smallest moments in life. They taught me to enjoy every new day, as it truly is a gift from God,” said Aubrey Allison, a junior majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship.

KXXV: Baylor Athletics Leads Big 12 Conference In NCAA's Graduate Success Rate For First Time Since 2008

Oct. 29, 2014
For the first time since 2008 and the fourth time overall, Baylor University has produced the Big 12 Conference's top Graduate Success Rate score, according to data released today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. “We are honored to once again lead the Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate," said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. Baylor has finished either first or second in the federal graduation rate report nine times in the league's 18-year history, produced the league's top mark in 2012, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1998 and 1996, and has graduated at least 60 percent of its student-athletes in 15 of the Big 12's first 18 years.

Providence Journal: Eugene J. McKenna: Newport casino a losing proposition

Oct. 30, 2014
Editorial about the possibility of introducing casinos in Newport, Rhode Island, in order to create jobs and boost the economy references Earl L. Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, whose research on the costs and benefits of casino gambling has shown that for every dollar of casino revenue gained for the state, there are social costs of three dollars.

SodaHead: Fewer Than 1 in 5 Colleges Require a US History Course

Oct. 26, 2014
For the fifth consecutive year, Baylor University received an “A” for its core curriculum requirements in the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s sixth annual “What Will They Learn?” report. Of the 1,098 American colleges and universities studied, Baylor was among only 23 universities nationwide – and one of only three in Texas – on the “A List” for requiring six out of seven core courses, including composition, literature, foreign language, U.S. government or history, math, and natural or physical science.

2014-15 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award winners to be honored at Homecoming

Baylor’s Meritorious Achievement Award winners annually demonstrate the wide reach of alumni across virtually every field; this year’s honorees cover industries from Hollywood to healthcare, Scripture translation to track and field, and with graduation dates spanning from the 1950s up to 2008. Names like Packard and Hart are instantly recognized across the Baylor family; other names are less […]

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Baylor’s 1974 SWC champs

When the 1974 college football season began, the Bears were a popular choice to finish last in the Southwest Conference. But 40 years (and one miracle) later, the 1974 team has anchored its place among the best in Baylor history. In just the third year of head coach Grant Teaff’s 21-year tenure at Baylor, the Bears won eight […]

10 most popular McLane Stadium brick inscriptions

More than 6,000 Baylor fans participated in the Stadium Bricks Campaign between December 2012 and March 2014, raising upwards of $1.6 million for the project and accounting for more than 7,200 bricks. So what did Bear fans inscribe on all those bricks? Click through the photo gallery below to see the top-10 most common subjects. Sic ’em, […]

It’s #BaylorHomecoming Week!

105 years ago, Baylor hosted the first collegiate homecoming celebration in the nation. This weekend, we again renew that tradition, as thousands of alumni return to campus to “catch that Baylor spirit again,” as President Samuel Palmer Brooks famously wrote so long ago. The festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Freshman Mass Meeting and […]

Regents Celebrate Significant Naming Gift from William and Mary Jo Robbins for Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced a significant gift from William K. and Mary Jo Robbins of Houston that will name the University’s newest academic unit focused on health-related education and research – the <i>Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University</i>.

University of London Professor to Illuminate the Connecting Power of Ancient Religious Texts

WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – Some have heard the expression, “the Irish saved civilization.” So, did they?

Baylor Again Named to “A” List for Core Curriculum

WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) – Baylor University is one of only 23 institutions nationwide to earn an “A” for its high-quality core curriculum, according to a report on the state of general education at the nation’s colleges and universities from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). Baylor also is showcased as a “Hidden Gem” university for its additional required core classes in religion and fine arts.

Judah & The Lion to Perform During Baylor’s Homecoming Parade and Feel Good Fest

WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) — Nashville-based bluegrass folk group Judah & the Lion will perform twice during Baylor University’s Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1. The group will perform during the Homecoming parade from downtown Waco to the Baylor campus and then at Uproar Records inaugural Feel Good Fest at 11 a.m. in the SUB Bowl.