Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jan
17
2017

M. Basketball. Motley Leads No. 6 Men's Hoops Past Texas, 74-64

Johnathan Motley set career highs with 32 points and 20 rebounds for No. 6 Baylor, which went ahead to stay with a big run before halftime on the way to a 74-64 victory over Texas on Tuesday night.

Jan
17
2017

W. Basketball. No. 2/2 WBB Welcomes Iowa State Wednesday

The No. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears begin a two-game home stand with a matchup against Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. It is the first meeting of the conference season between Baylor and the Cyclones.

Jan
17
2017

General News. Dickey Named Associate Vice President For Athletics Operations

Jeramiah Dickey, Deputy Athletics Director at the University of Houston, will become Baylor University's Associate Vice President for Athletics Operations effective Feb. 13, Vice President and Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced today.

Jan
17
2017

M. Tennis. Benitez Wins Big 12 Tennis Player of the Week Honor

Baylor men's tennis sophomore Juan Benitez was named the Big 12 Player of the Week Tuesday, after going a combined 9-0 in singles and doubles play at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup.

Jan
17
2017

Acrobatics & Tumbling. April 2 A&T Meet vs. Oregon to Air on FOX Sports Plus

The Baylor acrobatics and tumbling meet vs. Oregon on April 2 will be broadcasted on TV, the program announced Tuesday.

Jan
17
2017

Baseball. Baseball Announces 2017 TV Dates

Baylor baseball will feature 16 home TV games during the upcoming 2017 season on the FOX Sports family of networks, the program announced Tuesday.

Jan
17
2017

Thank you, Baylor Police!

In a time of danger — say, a fire breaks out, or a crime is committed — most of us will run away; that’s just human nature. Thankfully, we have first responders — such as Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) officers — who run to the scene, even into harm’s way, to help keep us safe. We […]

Jan
17
2017

W. Basketball. Feature: Brown Blossoming into Premier Post Player

Kalani Brown has heard it her whole life, "You need to be meaner." When Kim Mulkey challenges the 6-foot-7 sophomore post in practice or during a game, and Brown "puts my anger out there," the Baylor coach shoots back, "You need to play like that all the time."

Jan
17
2017

KDFW-TV (Dallas, Fort Worth/FOX): Texas family to receive vet's remains 50 years after his death

Jan. 13, 2017
VIDEO: The remains of Air Force Capt. Robert Russell Barnett, M.A. ’55, a former Baylor football standout in the 1950s, have been returned to his family 50 years after his plane was shot down in Laos in 1966. Barnett was awarded the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and the Air Medal with Clusters, and his name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. “We are so appreciative and just so grateful and thankful to our country that they did this for us,” his youngest daughter Debra Coffey said. “We'll be at peace, and our dad will be at peace. Our dad will home. He's a Texan, and he needs to be brought back to Texas.”

Jan
17
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): REACH hosts volunteer training class for community

Jan. 15, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University senior psychology major Hanna Forbes was one of the volunteers working with a local therapeutic riding center with REACH, Riding Equines to Achieve Confidence and Health (REACH). "It helped so much getting to learn everything about this program," Forbes said. "I just love horses, and I have a heart for people with disabilities and I just think this is a great way to volunteer."

Jan
17
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Volunteers prepare for city-wide day of service

Jan. 14, 2017
VIDEO: Campus Kitchen at Baylor and Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition partnered for a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service that would eventually send more than 300 volunteers to urban garden sites across the city. Among those interviewed was Eric Pritt, an Americorps VISTA who serves as coordinator of Campus Kitchen at Baylor. "They're going to places where kids use those gardens to learn about nutrition from the roots up. And these churches have gardens that they feed community members fresh local grown produce where people don't have fresh local grown produce," Pritt said.

Jan
17
2017

National Review: William Peter Blatty, Between Time and Eternity

Jan. 14, 2017
Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture at Baylor, writes about his personal friendship with William Peter Blatty, best known as the author of “The Exorcist,” later made into an Academy Award-winning film. “Whatever one makes of the most visually offensive images in the film, it cannot be doubted that it embodies a desperate search for faith and sacrificial love in a world that has lost its ethical and metaphysical bearings, where modern science apparently has no need for God and where the pervasive suffering of the innocent casts doubt on the existence of a good and all-powerful God,” Hibbs wrote.

Jan
17
2017

Philadelphia Inquirer: Being dumbed down by smartphones

Jan. 15, 2017
This column by Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer cites 2014 research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that college men and women spend an average of eight and 10 hours per day on their smartphones, respectively.

Jan
17
2017

The American Conservative: Sexual Blackmail’s Long History

Jan. 14, 2017
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, writes that intimations about sexual practices are “a very common tactic used by intelligence agencies to discredit political figures at all levels.” For example, the Soviets wanted to discredit the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover because he was “a dedicated and lethally effective foe” of Soviet espionage, Jenkins writes.

Jan
17
2017

The Christian Post: How Christianity in America Changed During Obama's Presidency: Pew Report

Jan. 14, 2017
A report from the Pew Research Center says that when it comes to the nation's religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama's presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all, but researchers at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and elsewhere dispute that.

Jan
17
2017

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Jan
17
2017

Washington Examiner: 4 ways Trump will keep the inaugural traditions, and 4 ways he'll break them

Jan. 16, 2016
David Clinton, Ph.D., chair of Baylor’s political science department and an expert on presidential transitions, anticipates that incoming President Donald Trump will continue inaugural traditions of participating at some of the inaugural balls and spending some time watching the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Jan
16
2017

M. Basketball. No. 6 Men's Hoops Hosts Texas for Immortal Ten Game

No. 6-ranked Baylor Basketball hosts Texas at 6 p.m. CT Tuesday in the 90th-anniversary Immortal Ten Game. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN from the Ferrell Center.

Jan
16
2017

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Sweeps Singles, Doubles Crowns At Sherwood

Baylor men's tennis sophomore Juan Benitez beat senior teammate Max Tchoutakian to win the Sherwood Collegiate Cup singles title, after partnering with him to claim the doubles crown earlier Monday at the Sherwood Country Club.