Rico Gathers Named to Naismith Trophy Midseason 30


Baylor junior forward Rico Gathers was named to the Naismith Trophy's Midseason 30, recognizing the top players in the country for men's college basketball. The Naismith Trophy is college hoops' version of the Heisman so even being mentioned is an extremely high honor. Rico has been unbelievable on the glass for Baylor in conference, averaging 13.5 rebounds in Big 12 games to go along with 11.2 points per game. Gathers is the first Baylor player named to the Midseason 30 since Perry Jones in 2012, and was one of five Big 12 players in this year's group along with Buddy Hield (OU), LeBryan Nash (OSU), Georges Niang (ISU) and Juwan Staten (WVU). Sic 'Em Rico!

Coaches' Poll: Favorite Big 12 Recruits


3 Bears made the cut in Riley Daniel, Blake Lynch, and Jordan Williams. The bit about Williams was particularly intriguing. Also, I would bet money that the snippet about John Humphrey, Jr. came from a Baylor coach.

Gosselin: Jarrett Stidham has Art Briles giddy for good reason


Though the article's title and first few paragraphs make it sound like Jarrett Stidham has a very good shot at landing the starting QB job, reading between the lines of the entirety of the article makes it sound like Seth Russell is the frontrunner heading into Spring ball. Check out the full article for some good Briles quotes. Good stuff.

Rico Gathers named Big 12 Player of the Week Again


That's the second time in the last three weeks that Rico got his due.

ESPN's FPI has Baylor Football at #4


If you click the link in the tweet, you'll see that Baylor's got the #2 offense and #25 defense, according to the Preseason FPI ratings.

Rico Gathers posterizes West Virginia



Baylor picks up walk-on QB Zack Bennema


(h/t to BearyPunny for seeing this). He's from Aurora, Illinois, and you can view his HUDL film here.

Carlton: Bowlsby Still Likes Co-Champs Idea


Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News is reporting on the Big 12 Meetings occurring yesterday and today and talks about Bowlsby's thoughts on current plans for the Conference's "One True Champion" situation. Hit the link for the full report, but Bowlsby still likes the idea, because it's all warm and fuzzy like a blanket that helps him feel better after a pretty rough day.

We could see an announcement on the league's policies as early as next week.

Kendall Rogers picks BU baseball to finish 7th in the Big 12


However, he says if we can find some offense we could surprise some folks.

Baylor / Art Briles Signing Day Press Conference


Coming up at 11. Hit the link above.