As a converted running back and redshirt freshman, Aiavion Edwards was thrown into the fire last season when starting middle linebacker Bryce Hager went out early in the Texas Tech game with a pulled groin.
Seeing offensive-minded players like Mike Hicks and Chance Casey make smooth transitions to college defensive backs, Baylor coach Art Briles doesn't put a lot of stock into what position guys play in high school.
Even a month ago, Todd Patulski, Baylor Deputy Athletics Director, was still having some sleepless nights, maybe fretting just a little bit about putting the final touches on the new $260 million, riverfront McLane Stadium.
Art Briles' dreams weren't big enough to see the magnificence that is McLane Stadium.
Bryce Petty knows all about waiting. Not only did he go five years between starts, he threw just 14 passes in his first three seasons at Baylor.
Everywhere he turns, Orion Stewart hears it or reads it. No matter how fast he runs, the Baylor sophomore safety can't get away from the doubters.
In the week leading up to last year's Fiesta Bowl, the Baylor head coach said McGowan was 20 years ahead of his time. "It's 2034 with him. He's a guy that just doesn't exist anywhere."
Even without some of its top players, the Baylor volleyball team won eight of 10 matches during the non-traditional spring season and was able to do it with a lot of different lineups on the floor.
Whether it was shining on the field or signing countless autographs until their hands started cramping up, the Baylor Bears definitely did not disappoint during Saturday's "Meet the Bears" showcase at the Highers Athletic Complex.
Few Baylor recruits, if any, have come in with more stars and hype than freshman receivers KD Cannon and Davion Hall.
With Troy Baker admittedly not all the way back from a torn ACL and Spencer Drango having surgery on a ruptured disc, Baylor's offensive line was a patchwork mess, at best, by the end of last season.
With a 13-game season that stretched from August to January, followed by off-season workouts, spring training and summer conditioning, Baylor football never really went away.
As defending Big 12 champions for the first time in school history, even if they wanted to, the Baylor Bears couldn't find a rock big enough to hide under.
Involved with the USA Junior Volleyball program since eighth grade, Andie Malloy got rid of the nerves and jitters of the big stage a long time ago.
Jon Capron believes TJ Holmes still has "more tricks up his sleeves" in becoming one of the top 400-meter hurdlers in the world.
With the U.S. flag draped proudly around his shoulders, Baylor freshman Trayvon Bromell waved to a Hayward Field crowd that got to know him pretty well over the last five weeks. He looked like every other gold medalist.
Not even a Big 12 championship and school-record 11-win season could knock that chip off Baylor's shoulder.
We are excited to announce a limited number of single-game tickets for the defending Big 12 champion Baylor Bears inaugural season at McLane Stadium will go on sale next month, based on return of a portion of the visiting team ticket allotment. Baylor Bear Foundation members will be given the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets before the general public.
Going into the spring sports, Baylor was stuck in 51st place in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup Division I standings and lagging behind the likes of Harvard, Providence, Dartmouth and Denver.
Five or 10 years from now, few people will remember that Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embid were taken with the first three picks of the 2014 NBA Draft.
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