M. Tennis. Rios Claims Second Victory at ITA All-American Championships

Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios continued his run at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships with a dominant 6-4, 6-1 victory at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Tuesday.

Cross Country. Women's Cross Country Enters USTFCCCA Poll at No. 24

Following four strong performances to start the 2014 season, the Baylor women's cross country team debuted at No. 24 in the week three edition of the National Coaches Poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Football. 2014 Hall of Fame Profile: Adrian Robinson

As a part of Grant Teaff's final recruiting class in 1992, Adrian Robinson was a two-way all-state pick out of Edna, Texas, who was brought in to be Baylor's quarterback for the future.

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.

American School & University: Baylor refurbishes one residence hall, prepares for others

Sept. 30, 2014
Baylor’s renovation of South Russell Hall marks the completion of one out of eight residence hall project the university plans to complete over the next eight years. The $8.5 million project was finished in August, resulting in a 222-bed dorm equipped with new foyer, furniture, a full kitchen, game room, fitness room, classroom, seminar room and front desk area. “We have kept our focus (on) creating a transformational student experience, rooted in opportunities for positive peer leader, faculty, and staff influence,” said Jeff Doyle, Baylor University dean of student learning and engagement. Beginning next school year, South Russell will be the new home of Baylor’s Education Living Learning Center.

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.

Digiday: ESPN’S Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

Sept. 25, 2014
Article about reaction to the suspension of ESPN writer Bill Simmons after he criticized NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during a podcast about the league's response to domestic violence. Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. “Clearly a lot of people do follow Simmons and agree with his position. So he has the credibility and following that allows him to say those things.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

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.)

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.”

Baylor Honors College Presents Fifth Annual Drumwright Family Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College and Honors Residential College will sponsor the fifth annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alexander Reading Room. The lecture will feature Ken Myers, host and producer of MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, a bimonthly audio magazine that examines issues in contemporary culture from a framework shaped by Christian conviction.

Oxford Scholar to Speak on the Relevancy of Oral Learning

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor University Department of Classics presents Stanley P. Rosenburg, Ph.D., on the topic of “Besides books: the Bible, Augustine’s preaching, pedagogy, and oral culture in Late Antiquity.” Rosenburg will present his lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 1, in the Mayborn Museum Complex’s Community Room, 1300 S University Parks Drive in Waco.

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.