M. Tennis. Doubles Duo Makes USTA/ITA Regional Final

The Baylor men's tennis doubles tandem of Tony Lupieri and Felipe Rios advanced to the USTA/ITA Regional Championships final with a 1-6, 6-2, 10-7 victory on Monday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Tied for Eighth at Tavistock

The Baylor men's golf team shot even-par 288 in Monday's second round of the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, placing the Bears in a tie for eighth place heading to Tuesday's final round at Lake Nona Golf Club.

Football. Football's Game Against Kansas Set For 3 p.m. Start

Baylor football's Homecoming game versus Kansas on Nov. 1 will be played at 3 p.m. CT and will be nationally televised on FOX Sports 1, the league office announced Monday.

SiliconHills: TEDxSanAntonio Sparks a City of Ideas

Oct. 19, 2014
TEDxSanAntonio, an annual event designed to spark and spread ideas within the city, opened on Saturday with a talk by Sarah-Jane Murray, Ph.D., associate professor of medieval literature and French in Baylor’s Honors College, who spoke about the power of storytelling and “we need stories that inspire us to greatness.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research, faculty and programs in Baylor's Honors College.)

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits: Baylor tops TCU on and off gridiron

Oct. 20, 2014
Baylor recently won the Young Alumni Challenge against TCU by raising $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The money raised supports numerous areas across the Baylor campus, including student scholarships and university missions. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for media communications, covers University Development and major gifts, and placed this story.)

The Dallas Morning News: Texas congressional races run rich, but few in re-election fight

Oct. 19, 2014
Although incumbents in Texas’ fall congressional elections are expected to cruise through re-elections, they are still raising campaign funds, which many use to donate to party committees or colleagues in tough races. Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, says the act “builds up party loyalty and allows [the lawmakers] to move up through the ranks.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers political science research and faculty at Baylor.)

The New York Times: If You Lead Fans to Water, They’ll Bring the Drinks

Oct. 18, 2014
Feature on Baylor’s McLane Stadium and the new tradition of sailgating, or tailgating on a boat, on the Brazos River before home games. “With the law school on the right and just after passing under the Umphrey Bridge, a curving pedestrian-only walkway providing access to the stadium, boaters turn left, head under a smaller pedestrian bridge that connects the stadium with a tailgating area and the track and field complex, and arrive in the cove.” Before the Baylor Bears’ Aug. 31 season opener at McLane Stadium, there were an estimated 200 boats participating in the sailgating festivities.

Homecoming at Baylor isn’t just about football; it’s a family reunion

Why is Homecoming such a big deal at Baylor? Because it’s not just a visit to campus for a football game; it’s a weekend-long family reunion. Here’s how Kathleen Elliott, BA ’95, described it in a note to the university last fall: “My husband and I met at Baylor in 1992. We dated until 1999 […]

Just how healthy is that pumpkin scone, latte or pie?

It’s everywhere during the fall, almost singlehandedly taking over the food industry. It’s in bread, pie, lattes, cookies, ice cream, coffee creamer – and tomorrow, Oct. 21, is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Pumpkin. With its numerous nutritional benefits – filling fiber, eyesight-improving nutrients, and immune system-boosting minerals – it could probably be considered a super fruit (yes, pumpkin is […]

What this year’s Reunion Classes experienced as seniors at Baylor

As part of Homecoming, Baylor’s Reunion Classes — those who graduated in years ending in 4 or 9 — will be honored in a series of events over Homecoming weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1). On Friday, the 50-Year Alumni Reunion (Class of 1964) will be honored with a dinner in Barfield Drawing Room from 4-7 p.m., while […]

Baylor Entrepreneurship entrenched among nation’s elite, ranked No. 3 nationally

It’s been five years since Baylor’s entrepreneurship program first ascended to a top-5 Princeton Review national ranking, and the Hankamer School of Business program that’s shaping the next generation of business visionaries, innovators and creators has never looked back. Each fall, Princeton Review releases its list of the top 25 colleges for entrepreneurship in Entrepreneur Magazine, and […]

Expert answers the question: ‘Why do we root for the underdog?’

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series (1985), Ronald Reagan was President and a gallon of gas cost less than a buck. So why are baseball fans picking the team to win the 2014 Fall Classic?

Combatting Memory Decline Among Menopausal Women Could Be the Next Research Frontier for Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Researchers Say

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) — Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women.

Rutgers University Professor to Present Lectures on Evangelical Christians in the Muslim World

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., professor of history at Rutgers University, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct., 23 in honor of the 37th Annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series under the topic of "Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel."

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Will Explore Faith and Film

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) -- "Faith and Film" will be the theme of the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning and the Institute for Studies of Religion, the conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25.