Cross Country. Johnson Tallies Big 12 Runner of the Week Honor

Baylor women's cross country runner Rachel Johnson earned her fifth Big 12 Runner of the Week honor of her career, the league's office announced on Tuesday. She is the first Big 12 women's athlete to receive the honor five times.

Football. Can't Make The Trip To Austin?

Can't make it to Austin for Baylor football's game vs. Texas? Find out how to get your fix of BU football with our fan connection central.

W. Basketball. WBB Adds a Record Eight TV Telecasts

As part of its largest third tier television programming package, Baylor women's basketball has added eight televised home games, bringing the team's season total to 15 broadcasts.

W. Volleyball. VB Looks for 2-0 Big 12 Start at Home vs. TTU

The Baylor volleyball team (10-5, 1-0) opens its home Big 12 schedule Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center vs. Texas Tech (13-1, 1-1).

BBC News: Do the NFL's problems start in college - or earlier?

Sept. 26, 2014
VIDEO: Story about the popularity of high school and college football in America focuses on the recent successes of the Baylor football team and how that affects all aspects of campus from admissions to campus pride. However, as high-profile scandals in the ranks of professional football are making headlines, players and coaches have made sure they are aware of the potential for problems on their level and teach their players accordingly. Interviewed for the story are Baylor football student-athletes Jason Osei, a sophomore from London, England, and Troy Baker, who earned his B.B.A. in 2012 and currently is working on an MBA, and John Cunningham, senior lecturer in communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

The American Conservative: Saddam’s Strategy Against ISIS

Sept. 29, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, questions why the United States would intervene in Syria and Iraq conflict when another “undignified American withdrawal in 2016 or 2012” seems likely. He writes that while American or other Western forces could easily prevail, doing so would require terrorist tactics. “No U.S. government would ever introduce such a policy, and if it did, it would cease to be anything like a democratic society . . . Why are they engaging in this combat in the first place?” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

The Killeen (TX) Daily Herald: Professor: Survey shows religion not declining

Sept. 27, 2014
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, asserts that headlines about the decline of religion in America are “misleading, inaccurate and biased” after analyzing data from major social and religion surveys, including the General Social Survey and the Baylor Religion Survey. Young people are not abandoning church, although they may be switching churches and denominations; and the percentage of atheists has not increased, but rather held steady for decades, Johnson writes in The Heritage Foundation’s recently published “2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity: The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR faculty and research. Goodrich wrote and placed this story.)

The New York Times: Some Judicial Opinions Require Only 140 Characters

Sept. 29, 2014
Feature on Texas Supreme Court Justice and Baylor alumnus Don Willett, one of the most avid judicial tweeters in America. The main reason for his online presence, he said, is a practical one: staying connected to voters. Justice Willett earned his B.B.A. in finance, economics and public administration from Baylor in 1988.

Peers honor Briles as college football’s best offensive head coach

ESPN asked 128 current head football coaches this question: “Who is the nation’s best offensive head coach?” The clear winner? Baylor’s Art Briles, with 22% of the vote. And it really shouldn’t be any surprise, looking at the numbers the Bears have put up during Briles’ tenure: Through four games this season, Baylor leads the nation in points and yards per […]

Bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to speak today at Baylor

Amy Tan has been a fixture on The New York Times bestseller list over the last 25 years, with five bestselling novels to her credit, plus a hit movie, a memoir and two children’s novels. Today, she’s sharing her story on campus with the Baylor community. “An Afternoon with Amy Tan” is the featured lecture of Baylor’s […]

‘Believe Me': Alum’s thought-provoking film now in theaters

One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully […]

Baylor alum to represent U.S. on golf's biggest stage

Many golfers will tell you that the Ryder Cup is the biggest event out there. Not the Masters, not the U.S. Open, not the PGA Championship, but the every-other-year match that pits America's best against Europe's best in an unusual team format. This year, "America's best" includes a Baylor Bear: Jimmy Walker. The former Baylor All-American turned pro [...]

Baylor Academy for Leadership Development Welcomes Suzii Paynter

WACO, Texas (Sept.30, 2014) – Baylor’s Academy for Leadership Development will host Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Miller Chapel. Paynter will be speaking on “Advocating for the Least of These.”

U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit’ Oct. 1-3 at Baylor

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.

U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit’ Oct. 1-3 at Baylor

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.

Celebrated Baylor Professor to Cover Homer to the Hunger Games at W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2014) – Acclaimed by BBC Radio as one of America’s leading authorities on religion and culture, Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor in department of English in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as this year’s W.C. Dobbs endowed lecturer. Garrett will expound on the topic "From Homer to The Hunger Games: Imaginative Reading for Preaching, Teaching, and Formation” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary, 1100 S Third St # 97126, in Waco, Texas 76798.