WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor University President Ken Starr said Tuesday that he raised money on behalf of a former Baylor football player who was recently acquitted of sexual...
Woman killed by rock dropped from Central Texas overpass
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas woman has died after someone dropped a rock from a railroad overpass through the windshield of the car in which she was riding.
WACO, Texas (AP) — The superintendent of a major Central Texas public school system has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Waco Independent School District Superintendent A....
WACO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State got a glimpse of its future with a pair of freshmen that helped ruin Baylor's senior night.
Isaac Likekele had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and...
Baylor looks to extend streak vs Oklahoma St.
Oklahoma State (10-19, 3-13) vs. Baylor (19-10, 10-6)
Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Baylor looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head...
WACO, Texas (AP) — The stars of TV's "Fixer Upper" show joined a relocated Texas congregation for church on the lawn of the couple's Magnolia Market at the Silos amid expansion of nearby...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown was getting frustrated during her final regular season home game for top-ranked Baylor when missing some point-blank shots.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman says he wants to try to enter the NFL after being acquitted of sexual assault.
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked...
The Latest: Texas jury acquits ex-Baylor football player
WACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the rape trial of a former Baylor University football player (all times local):
A Texas jury has found a former Baylor University football...
Prosecutors rest in rape trial of ex-Baylor football player
WACO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a former Baylor University football player accused of raping a fellow student in 2016.
Kegler, Baylor rally from 19-point deficit, beat Texas in OT
WACO, Texas (AP) — Mario Kegler didn't get to answer when asked if he wanted the ball with Baylor trailing Texas by one in the final seconds Wednesday.
Texas looks to sweep Baylor
Texas (15-12, 7-7) vs. Baylor (18-9, 9-5)
Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Baylor seeks revenge on Texas after dropping the first matchup in Austin. The...
No. 1 Baylor routs 18th-ranked Texas 64-35
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown and No. 1 Baylor aren't letting up even though they have already locked up another Big 12 regular season title.
‘Fixer Upper’ couple buys historic castle in Texas
WACO, Texas (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper.
The Texas couple made famous by HGTV's "Fixer Upper" home improvement show closed last week on the...
Kegler, Baylor turn back West Virginia 82-75
WACO, Texas (AP) — The first time Baylor played West Virginia, it barely had to sweat in the final few minutes of a comfortable Big 12 road win.
WVU looks to end streak vs Baylor
West Virginia (10-16, 2-11) vs. Baylor (17-9, 8-5)
Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Baylor looks to extend West Virginia's conference losing streak to...
No. 1 Baylor women clinch share of 9th Big 12 title in row
WACO, Texas (AP) — This kind of celebration never gets old for No. 1 Baylor, even with bigger goals the Lady Bears want to reach.
Confetti and balloons fell from the rafters, "We Are The...
Jackson leads No. 1 Baylor women in 87-53 win over Oklahoma
WACO, Texas (AP) — When Chloe Jackson scored the last of her 24 points, she was responsible for half of top-ranked Baylor's scoring — and was still single-handily outscoring Oklahoma.
Jackson's last basket came midway through the third quarter and the Lady Bears rolled to their 36th consecutive Big 12 Conference victory, 87-53 on Saturday night.
Iowa State seeks to stay in Big 12 chase vs K-State
A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.
Bandoo leads Baylor past Oklahoma to end two-game skid
WACO, Texas (AP) — Devonte Bandoo scored 19 points and Baylor ended a two-game losing streak with a 59-53 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night.
Bandoo was 5 for 7 from 3-point range to lead a Baylor bench that outscored Oklahoma's reserves 24-7 to sweep the season series. The Bears won the first meeting 77-47 on Jan. 28 in Norman, Oklahoma.
Big 12-leading K-State big run late to beat Baylor 70-63
WACO, Texas (AP) — Cartier Diarra had just hit a 3-pointer to put Kansas State back ahead at Baylor when coach Bruce Weber called a timeout.
Weber wanted to get his team reorganized defensively, telling them to get some stops and finish the last six minutes of the game right.
The Wildcats got the message and are now alone atop the Big 12 standings.
No. 1 Baylor women beat TCU 89-71 for 34th Big 12 win in row
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown had some key stretches for No. 1 Baylor while scoring a season-high 32 points.
Brown finished 11-of-12 shooting and made all 10 of her free throws, including two quick five-point efforts as the Lady Bears stretched their Big 12 winning streak to 34 in a row with an 89-71 victory over TCU on Saturday.
"When I get an and-one, it sparks a lot of energy," Brown said. "Just trying to change the momentum back on our side. I think I did a good job on that."
K-State-Baylor matchup highlights Big 12 action
A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas State at Baylor. The Wildcats vaulted into first place in the league with a 74-67 win over Kansas in Manhattan on Tuesday night, and a win in Waco would make them a clear favorite to win the conference. Baylor had won six straight heading into Wednesday's game at Texas. The Longhorns gave No. 17 Iowa State a major scare before falling 65-60 in Ames last weekend.
Texas officer shot in gunfire exchange with robbery suspect
HEWITT, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Central Texas say a police officer was shot after exchanging gunfire with a 25-year-old man who had robbed a bank.
Dallas Scott Bohanan of Waco was being held Wednesday in the McLennan County jail on charges that include aggravated assault against a public servant.
Officials say Bohanan exchanged gunfire with Hewitt police officer Clint Brandon as Bohanan exited the bank Tuesday.
Mason 40 points as Baylor beats TCU 90-64 for 6th win in row
WACO, Texas (AP) — Makai Mason got the ball right back from a teammate after passing it away, and hit a 3-pointer. There was a blocked shot that led to another 3, and then Baylor's guard drew a charge that he immediately followed by making yet another long-range shot.
Mason made nine 3-pointers, the most by a Big 12 player this season, and scored a career-high 40 points as the Bears stretched their winning streak to six games with a 90-64 victory over rival TCU on Saturday night.
No. 1 Baylor women dominate inside to beat Texas Tech 96-37
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown and Moon Ursin set the tone early for Baylor in its first home game in nearly six years as the No. 1 team. The five freshmen for the Lady Bears showed late how they are improving for coach Kim Mulkey.
Baylor investigates 3 allegations of rape at student dorm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University is investigating three allegations of rape at a residence hall involving the same individuals.
The string of sexual assaults reported on Monday all occurred at the Waco campus' South Russell Hall since December, according to campus police crime logs.
Jackson’s unusual path to point guard for No. 1 Baylor women
WACO, Texas (AP) — Chloe Jackson took an unusual path to being the starting point guard for top-ranked Baylor and coach Kim Mulkey.
Jackson was a graduate transfer last summer after two seasons as a shooting guard at LSU. She was a standout soccer player who also loved basketball in high school, and if not for a rare earthquake affecting her home state of Maryland then, she might now be kicking balls somewhere instead running the floor for the nation's top women's basketball team.
Kegler, Mason help Baylor top Alabama 73-68 in SEC/Big 12
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor forward Mario Kegler woke up ready to face Alabama after sitting out a season following his transfer from Mississippi State.
This ending was better than the three he remembers from his freshman year.
Kegler scored 17 points and Makai Mason had 13 along with the bucket that put the Bears ahead for good in a 73-68 victory over the Crimson Tide in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday.
No. 2 Baylor women roll to 84-69 win over No. 20 Iowa State
WACO, Texas (AP) — Lauren Cox ended the first half for second-ranked Baylor with a 3-pointer from the right corner, part of spurt that put the Lady Bears ahead to stay against Iowa State.
Baylor kept pulling away after the break, quickly pushing to a double-digit lead when the 6-foot-4 Cox made a strong inside move for a reverse layup less than two minutes into second half.
Brown leads as No. 2 Baylor women roll past W Virginia 79-47
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown turned the ball over once and missed a couple easy shots in the first few minutes Sunday.
That earned Baylor's senior All-America center a seat on coach Kim Mulkey's bench. But when Brown returned to the game less than a minute later, she did so with a different mentality, started making shots and the Lady Bears fed off that.
Baylor wins 73-62 to hand No. 8 Texas Tech 2nd loss in row
WACO, Texas (AP) — Freshman guard Jared Butler was a late arrival at Baylor. The top recruit originally chose Alabama and began last summer there, before he got his release, and a waiver to play somewhere else this season.
Butler is now starting and getting comfortable in the Big 12.
"He was fearless, played with courage, looked like he was having a lot of fun out there," Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said.
Vick 6 3s on birthday for No. 7 Kansas to beat Baylor 73-68
WACO, Texas (AP) — Lagerald Vick did on his 22nd birthday for No. 7 Kansas what he also does in so many other games. He made some big 3-pointers, even if the ending was a bit shaky.
Vick scored 18 points with six 3-pointers before a couple of late turnovers as the Jayhawks held on for a 73-68 win at Baylor on Saturday.
Baylor F Clark will miss rest of season after knee surgery
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor forward Tristan Clark, the national leader shooting 74 percent from the field, will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his left knee.
The Bears made the announcement about the 6-foot-9 sophomore before Saturday's home game against No. 7 Kansas. It came four days after Clark scored 16 points while playing 34 minutes in a home win over No. 20 Iowa State.
No. 4 Baylor women surge late to beat Kansas State 65-50
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor showed a bit of fatigue when playing its third game in a seven-day stretch that coach Kim Mulkey described as an emotional and physical roller-coaster.
The fourth-ranked Lady Bears still turned up the defensive pressure in time to win their Big 12 home opener and wrap up a span that began with a win over then-No. 1 UConn.
Mason 25 points as Baylor beats No. 20 Iowa State 73-70
WACO, Texas (AP) — Makai Mason is getting more aggressive on the floor for Baylor, wanting to take shots and chasing after loose balls.
Mason scored a season-high 25 points, including five free throws in the final 38 seconds, and the Bears held on for a 73-70 victory over No. 20 Iowa State on Tuesday night.
Baylor women turn to Big 12 play after win over No. 1 UConn
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown knows No. 8 Baylor can't get complacent after ending top-ranked UConn's 126-game regular-season winning streak.
That big win, though, gave a glimpse of what is possible if the Lady Bears keep playing that way.
"The energy we had was crazy," said Brown, the 6-foot-7 senior post player who had 22 points and 17 rebounds against the Huskies. "If we play every game like that, there's no telling where we may end up."
No. 1 UConn coming off 1st regular-season loss for 2 seniors
WACO, Texas (AP) — UConn All-America players Katie Lou Samuelson and Naphessa Collier won a national title and went to two other Final Fours before experiencing this. The team's only seniors are coming off a loss in the regular season for the first time.
The top-ranked Huskies' 126-game regular-season winning streak that stretched over five seasons ended with a 68-57 loss at No. 8 Baylor on Thursday night.
No. 1 UConn’s 126-game win streak ends 68-57 at No. 8 Baylor
WACO, Texas (AP) — Geno Auriemma knew that top-ranked UConn couldn't keep winning every regular-season game it played, even though the Huskies had won 126 in a row.
That winning streak of more than four years ended with a 68-57 loss Thursday night at No. 8 Baylor, which won against a No. 1 team for the first time.
Top-ranked UConn women lose to No. 8 Baylor 68-57, ending regular-season winning streak at 126 games
WACO, Texas (AP) — Top-ranked UConn women lose to No. 8 Baylor 68-57, ending regular-season winning streak at 126 games.
No. 8 Baylor women roll past Texas-Rio Grande Valley 98-37
WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 8 Baylor could have easily overlooked Texas-Rio Grande Valley with a looming showdown against top-ranked Connecticut.
The Lady Bears, playing for the first time since losing their last game two weeks ago, made it clear within the first few minutes of their New Year's Eve matinee that wasn't going to happen.
Clark sparks Baylor’s runaway win over New Orleans, 84-44
WACO, Texas (AP) — Tristan Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Baylor built on its momentum from a win over Oregon by walloping New Orleans, 84-44 Saturday night in its final tune-up before opening Big 12 play.
The Bears struggled against another Southland Conference team 11 days ago, turning the ball over 18 times in a 59-58 loss to Stephen F. Austin. Facing New Orleans, which plays a similar, aggressive-style defense, Baylor thrived.
Waco sees hotel boom as more developers invest in area
WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco's hotel market is booming as developers plan hundreds of new lodging rooms in the city, but some question whether the area is being overbuilt.
Baylor wins 57-47 after holding off big comeback by Oregon
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor beat its second Pac-12 opponent in a week, helping erase the disappointment that came between those quality wins.
Makai Mason had 14 points with some key second-half baskets as the Bears beat Oregon 57-47 after holding off a big comeback by the Ducks on Friday — six nights after Baylor's impressive win at Arizona and three nights after losing at home on Stephen F. Austin's game-ending layup.
Baylor bulks up defensively in early signing period
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor got defensive on the first day of the early signing period with 11 defenders among the 19 players who signed Wednesday.
The defenders included six linemen, four backs and a linebacker.
Niadre Zouzoua is a 6-foot-4, 245-pound transfer from Monroe College in New York, where the defensive lineman had five sacks in nine games.
Bogues, Stephen F. Austin beat Baylor 59-58
WACO, Texas (AP) — Shannon Bogues had quite a homecoming for Stephen F. Austin against a Baylor team coming off an impressive road victory.
Bogues made a driving layup at the buzzer for the last of his 21 points Tuesday night as the Lumberjacks won 59-58 at Baylor, which only three nights earlier won by nine points at Arizona to end the Wildcats' 52-game home nonconference winning streak.
"As exciting as our last game was is as disappointing as this game was," Baylor coach Scott Drew said.