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Super Bowl LVIII 2024 Sunday – When, Where & More

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The showdown features two NFL Super Bowl 2024 teams, one from the AFC and another from the NFC, Super Bowl LVIII 2024 Live.

Football National Signing Day Central

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The Texas Football program will officially welcome the first wave of its 2024 signing class on Wednesday, the first day that prospective student-athletes are allowed to sign their National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Signings will be announced here as they become official, as well as on Texas Football's social media channels. Fans can get the latest information by following @TexasFootball on Twitter and Instagram.

Mizzou secures former Georgia edge rusher Darris Smith in transfer portal

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Even on the day dedicated to locking down high school recruits, Missouri football dipped into the transfer portal. The Tigers landed former Georgia edge rusher Darris Smith on Wednesday, securing a portal commitment from an in-conference transfer. Smith spent two seasons with the Bulldogs before deciding to leave. He played sparingly this year but recorded two tackles in Mizzou's 30-21 loss to Georgia on Nov. 4. Tabbed as 6-foot-5 and weighing 240 pounds, Smith brings length to the edge, where he's listed as an outside linebacker. His size and skillset will create an interesting weapon for defensive coordinator Blake Baker and edge rushers coach Kevin Peoples.

Former Georgia Linebacker Announces Transfer Destination

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Former Georgia Linebacker Announces Transfer Destination

Iowa State Returns to Action Against Baylor After Bye Week

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After a well-deserved bye week, the Iowa State Cyclones are hitting the road once again for a Saturday afternoon showdown against Baylor. The game, scheduled for 2:30 p.m., will be televised on Big 12 on ESPN+. The Cyclones, boasting a 4-3 overall record and a 3-1 record in the Big 12 Conference, used their recent bye week to recharge. They come into this game with momentum from winning three of their last four conference matches, including notable victories over Oklahoma State, TCU, and Cincinnati. Iowa State is eyeing a potential bowl game as they enter the final stretch of the season. In contrast, Baylor has faced challenges throughout the season. The Bears, with a 3-4 overall record and a 2-2 conference record, have secured two road wins but have struggled at home, posting a 1-4 record in front of their home crowd. nfr las vegas

Iowa State Eyes Third Straight Conference Win in Big 12 Race

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The Iowa State Cyclones find themselves in a competitive position within the Big 12, currently tied with three other teams for second place, just half a game behind the leading Oklahoma. They are aiming to secure their third consecutive conference victory, a feat they haven't accomplished in two years. On the other side, the Baylor Bears are in the midst of an extraordinary home game stretch, playing their sixth contest out of a record eight scheduled at McLane Stadium. However, they have struggled on their home turf, posting a 1-4 record so far. The Bears have faced some tough challenges, being outscored by a combined total of 77-20 in their last two home games against Texas and Texas Tech. The upcoming matchup between these two teams will be a pivotal one in the Big 12 race, with the Cyclones looking to extend their winning streak and the Bears eager to improve their home record. nfr live

Baylor University Found Negligent in Title IX Lawsuit

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In a significant legal development, a federal jury rendered a verdict on Tuesday, finding Baylor University negligent in a Title IX lawsuit and awarding $270,000 in damages to a former student who alleged she was physically abused by a football player in 2014. This lawsuit was brought during a period of extensive scandal at the nation's largest Baptist university.

The jury, presiding in a Waco courtroom, ruled in favor of the former student, Dolores Lozano, asserting that Baylor had "maintained a policy of deliberate indifference to reports of sexual harassment," putting her at risk. The damages awarded were for negligence by Baylor, but not for a Title IX violation.

This verdict comes just a month after Baylor reached a settlement in a separate federal lawsuit, brought by 15 women who claimed they were sexually assaulted while attending the university. This case was the largest associated with a scandal that ultimately resulted in the removal of the university's president and football coach, Art Briles. Cowboy Channel

Mets injuries and roster moves

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Oct. 10: Francisco Lindor undergoes elbow operation Lindor is "expected to be fully ready for Spring Training" after having surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, the Mets announced. Lindor, who will turn 30 on Nov. 14, is coming off his strongest season since being acquired by the Mets in January 2021. The four-time All-Star shortstop finished 2023 with 31 homers, 31 steals and 33 doubles while posting 6 Outs Above Average in 160 games.

Baylor Draws Criticism from Fans Following Unexpected Defeat to Texas State in Season Opener

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The Texas State Bobcats made their presence known in Waco, Texas, facing the Baylor Bears, and they were far from accommodating guests, securing a surprising 43-31 victory against their Power-Five opponent. The Bobcats' offensive display was impressive, with quarterback T.J. Finley completing 22 of 30 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns, while receiver Joey Hobert hauled in six receptions for 105 yards, including a standout catch that could contend for "Catch of the Year." This triumph marks a significant turnaround for the Bobcats, who have faced numerous challenges since joining the FBS in 2012. With an overall FBS record of 40 wins and 92 losses, they had yet to secure a victory against the Bears, with a historical 0-6 record against them.