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Bears in the NFL: Week 11
4:36 P.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010

Special teams veterans Matt Bryant and Daniel Sepulveda continue have strong campaigns for their respective teams through 11 weeks of the 2010 NFL season. Bryant was a perfect 4-of-4 on field goal attempts in Atlanta's 34-17 over fellow Baylor alumnus Jason Smith and the St. Louis Rams. Bryant is 22-of-25 on FGs this season, including a season-long 51-yarder in week 10. Sepulveda is averaging 45.8 yards per punt for the Pittsburgh Steelers and has booted 15 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line this season.

NFL rookie David Gettis hauled in an 88-yard touchdown reception in the Carolina Panthers' home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Gettis ranks second on the Panthers in receptions (25) and receiving yards (400) and first in receiving touchdowns (3). Fellow rookie J.D. Walton has started all 10 games at center for the Denver Broncos in 2010.

  Player
Week 11 Update
Season Update

Colin Allred, LB
Tennessee Titans
(5-5)
NFL Experience:
3rd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2001-05

DID NOT PLAY

Injured Reserve
5 GP; 5 tackles

Josh Bell, DB
Green Bay Packers
(7-3)
NFL Experience:
3rd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2005-07

DID NOT PLAY

HAS NOT PLAYED
Injured Reserve

Matt Bryant, PK
Atlanta Falcons
(8-2)
NFL Experience:
8th season
Lettered at Baylor:
1997-98

Played
W, 34-17 at STL
4/4 FG
2/2 PAT
Long 42


10 GP
22/25 FG
24/24 PAT
Long 51

 

David Gettis, WR
Carolina Panthers
(1-9)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor:
2006-09

Started
L, 13-37 vs. BAL
2 rec., 92 yards
1 TD (88 yards)

9 GS
25 rec., 400 yards
3 TD

Daniel Sepulveda, P
Pittsburgh Steelers
(7-3)
NFL Experience:
4th season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
Played
W, 35-3 vs. OAK
7 punts
45.0 Avg
Long 54
10 GP
49 punts
45.8 Avg
Long 62
15 Inside 20

Jason Smith, RT
St. Louis Rams
(4-6)
NFL Experience:
2nd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2005-08
Started
L, 17-34 vs. ATL
No stats
9 GS
No stats

Justin Snow, LS
Indianapolis Colts
(6-4)
NFL Experience:
11th season
Lettered at Baylor:
1996-99
Played
L, 28-31 at NE
No stats
10 GP
No stats

J.D. Walton, C
Denver Broncos
(3-7)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor
: 2007-09
Started
L, 14-35 at SD
No stats
10 GS
No stats

Jonathan Weeks, LS
Houston Texans
(4-6)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor:
2004-07
Played
L, 27-30 at NYJ
No stats
10 GP
No stats

C.J. Wilson, DB
Carolina Panthers
(1-9)
NFL Experience:
4th season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
Played
L, 13-37 vs. BAL
2 tackles
2 GP
2 tackles

Dominique Zeigler, WR
San Francisco 49ers
(3-7)
NFL Experience:
2nd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
Played
L, 0-21 vs. TB
No stats
10 GP
8 rec., 88 yards
1 blocked punt

Monday Morning Bowl Projections
10:53 A.M., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
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With the 2010 regular season officially in the books, the Baylor Bears, which finished their schedule with a 7-5 record, can now focus on the new season: BOWL SEASON. With a Big 12-era best seven victories, the Bears are bowl eligible for the first time since 1995 and will make their first bowl appearance since the 1994 Alamo Bowl.

And now, with some of the bowl picture sorted out, it appears this week's projections all point to the Bears staying close to home...

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CFN/Scout.com, SI.com's Stewart Mandel, CBSSports.com and ESPN.com college football analysts Mark Schlabach and Andrea Adelson all have Baylor going to Houston to play in the Texas Bowl. All but one (Mandel) project the Bears will play the Illinois Fighting Illini in Houston. Mandel projects the Northwestern Wildcats to face the Bears at Reliant Stadium.


Baylor-Oklahoma Game Available on ESPN3
2:28 P.M., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
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Not only will the game be televised live nationally on ESPN2, Saturday's game between Baylor and No. 16/14 Oklahoma will also be available on ESPN3.com (formerly ESPN360.com). Click here to find a provider that carries ESPN3 in your area. For more information on ESPN3, visit ESPN3.com.

Baylor's 19 Seniors to Play Final Home Game Saturday
10:55 A.M., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
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Prior to Saturday's regular-season finale vs. No. 16/14 Oklahoma, Baylor will recognize its 19 seniors during 'Senior Day' festivities. Baylor, which is 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12, is bowl-eligible for the first time since 1995 and will make its first bowl appearance since 1994. Here's a look at Baylor's 19 seniors, courtesy of Jerry Hill:

TIM ATCHISON, 6-1, 200, FS, Copperas Cove: A third-year starter in the secondary, Atchison moved from left cornerback to free safety this season and has responded with 60 tackles, a team-high eight pass breakups, one interception and one tackle for loss. He's tied for the team lead with 25 consecutive starts and second-most on the team with 46 career games played. For his career, he's made 140 tackles with two interceptions and 17 pass breakups.

MIKAIL BAKER, 6-0, 200, CB/KR, Dallas (Skyline): After receiving a sixth-year waiver from the NCAA, Baker has made the most of his opportunity with seven starts this season at cornerback. He ranks ninth on the team and fourth among defensive backs with 36 tackles and has added one interception, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles. Baker has also averaged 19.9 yards on kickoff returns and broke the career records for returns (80) and kick return yards (1,908).

ANTAREIS BRYAN, 6-2, 190, CB Dallas (Carter): Nicknamed "The Locksmith" for his ability to lock down on receivers, Bryan's been hampered by injuries each of the last two years. He missed six games last year with a broken foot and has sat out five this season with a pulled hamstring. Bryan ranks third on the team with four pass breakups, including two against Oklahoma State, and forced a fumble in last week's game against A&M that led to a touchdown. For his career, he's picked off two passes and broken up 15.

KRYS BUERCK, 5-10, 190, IR/PR, Mesquite (North Mesquite): After suffering a hamstring injury in the season opener, Buerck missed four games before returning against Texas Tech. Over the last four seasons, he's made 16 starts at either inside receiver or cornerback. The Bears' primary punt returner the last two years, he's averaged 6.8 yards per return for his career. His best year at receiver came as a freshman, when Buerck hauled in 23 passes for 280 yards and two TDs.

CHRIS BUFORD, 6-3, 275, DT, Arlington (Bowie): Fifth-year d-lineman has provided experienced depth at a position that's been decimated at times this season by injuries. He's played in seven of the 11 games and been credited with two tackles and half a sack. One of six graduates on the team, he earned his diploma in May.

DEREK EPPERSON, 6-3, 240, P, Keller: Already a two-time All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-America pick, Epperson ranks third in the Big 12 and 12th nationally with a 45.28-yard average. He ranks third all-time with a 43.0-yard career average and second in punts over 50 yards with 49. A Ray Guy Award semifinalist in 2008, Epperson is rated the nation's No. 4 senior punter by ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper. He earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Nov. 1 after booming two 60-yarders in a win over Texas.

JAY FINLEY, 5-11, 205, RB, Corsicana: Need 115 yards to break Walter Abercrombie's 30-year-old single-season school record of 1,187 rushing yards. He is only the seventh player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards a single season. He ran for a school-record 250 yards and two TDs in a Homecoming win vs. Kansas State. He ranks third all-time in school history with 2,515 career rushing yards.

CHRIS FRANCIS, 6-0, 235, LB, Cedar Hill: Had a string of 10 consecutive starts snapped when he missed the Texas A&M game with a lacerated liver. The son of former Baylor All-American and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Francis, Chris is second on the team this season with 61 tackles. He had a career-high 11 stops against TCU and matched that in a road win at Colorado. For his career, Francis has had 148 tackles, two interceptions, three pass breakups, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

COURTNEY GREEN, 6-3, 270, DT, Corsicana: A consensus state top 100 recruit coming out of high school, Green was switched from offensive to defensive line two years ago. After earning Co-Defensive Bear Squad honors last season for his work on the scout team, he's made two tackles this season as a back-up d-tackle.

AHMAD JENKINS, 5-11, 190, CB, Trinidad, Texas: A former six-man football player on the high school level, Jenkins led Trinidad to the state quarterfinals in 2006. His brothers, Quincy and Desmond Jenkins, also played for the Bears. He made a splash in this year's season opener, when he had three tackles and a pass breakup.

ANTONIO JOHNSON, 6-0, 215, LB, Waco: Three-year starter at outside linebacker (team-high 33 starts), Johnson ranks fourth on the team with 57 tackles, second with three sacks and third in tackles for losses (4.5). He had a 20-yard interception return and two QB hurries in the win at Texas. Against Kansas State, he had a sack and forced and recovered a fumble in the homecoming win. For his career, Johnson has 222 tackles with six sacks, 15.5 stops behind the line, six fumble recoveries, three fumbles forced, three interceptions and six breakups.

BYRON LANDOR, 6-0, 210, SS, Lake Charles, La. (Blinn College): Nicknamed "Crash" for his big hits, Landor earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors twice in a three-week span. He had seven tackles, an interception and a forced fumble at Colorado and followed that up with a career-high 16 tackles vs. Kansas State and 15 tackles, nine solo stops and two pass breakups in road win at Texas. Landor ranks third in the Big 12 and first nationally among defensive backs with 105 tackles. He's also had five pass breakups and three fumble recoveries.

CLIFTON ODOM, 5-11, 195, CB, Arlington (Martin): After suffering an ankle injury on the first series against Buffalo in the second week, Odom sat out three games and saw limited action in the other games before making seven tackles the last two weeks. As a junior, he played in all 12 games and started four, returning an interception 45 yards for a TD against Nebraska. For his career, he's made 56 tackles, three stops behind the line, six pass breakups and one forced fumble.

EARL PATIN, 6-1, 235, LB, Baton Rouge, La. (Southern Lab): One of the highest-ranked defensive recruits Baylor's ever signed, the 4-star linebacker made his first career start in last week's game against A&M and had four tackles and a fumble recovery. He ranks 10th on the team this season with 34 tackles, including 15 in the last three weeks. For his career, Patin has played in 45 games and made 153 tackles with four sacks, eight stops behind the line, two forced fumbles and two recoveries.

ANDREW SUMPTER, 6-2, 200, WR, Flower Mound: Former walk-on receiver has spent most of his career as a valuable scout team performer, but suffered an injury earlier this year that wiped out his senior season. Off the field, he's made two mission trips to Kenya, Africa.

BRAD TAYLOR, 6-3, 240, TE, Madisonville: A former high school quarterback, Taylor missed most of the spring drills following knee surgery related to tendonitis from the end of the 2009 season. He caught a 68-yard TD pass for Baylor's first score of the 2010 season and has hauled in 13 passes for 178 yards (13.1-yard average). Taylor put up his best numbers as a redshirt freshman in '07, when he had 35 catches for 465 yards and two TDs. For his career, he has made 69 catches for 902 yards and five touchdowns.

PHIL TAYLOR, 6-4, 340, NT, Clinton, Md. (Penn State): Nicknamed "Cousin Phil," Taylor has lived up to the hype of last season, when he was named the preseason Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year after transferring from Penn State. After an up-and-down junior season, Taylor ranks first among Baylor down linemen with 45 tackles and has added two sacks, seven stops behind the line, three QB hurries, one pass breakup and a forced fumble. He's ranked among the top draft prospects in the country at defensive line.

DANNY WATKINS, 6-4, 310, OT, Kelowna, BC, Canada (Butte College): Two-year starter at left tackle, Watkins had to follow in the footsteps of Jason Smith, taken with the No. 2 pick overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. The former firefighter and hockey player is playing just his fourth year of football. Named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, Watkins was picked for midseason All-Big 12 teams by Phil Steele and the Columbia Tribune. He is ranked among the top 10 draft prospects in the country at offensive tackle.

STACY WILLIAMS, 5-11, 190, WR, Houston (Yates): In 2006, Williams was named the District 20-4A Offensive MVP, when he played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and cornerback for a 10-3 team. He's spent the bulk of his time on scout team, but has also helped out this year as a blocker on kickoff returns.


RG3 on Cover of NCAA Champion Magazine
10:45 A.M., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
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Baylor sophomore quarterback Robert Griffin III is featured on the cover of the fall 2010 edition of NCAA Champion Magazine under the heading "Quick Study ... Robert Griffin is blazing fast, both athletically and academically." The profile of RG3 is featured on pages 36 and 37 of the magazine.

The online version of the magazine features a 16-photo slideshow of Griffin III. RG3 is scheduled to graduate next month, just three years after graduating from high school and enrolling at Baylor a semester early.

Griffin III has continued to pile up accolades on the field. He was named one of 15 "Players to Watch" for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award on Wednesday.

For more on the Bears' record-breaking quarterback, visit RG3's AWARD PAGE.


Dallas Radio Update vs. Oklahoma
9:45 A.M., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
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Due to scheduling conflicts in the Dallas area, audio for Saturday's football game vs. Oklahoma will be available on 1540 AM (KZMP) instead of the usual station, ESPN 103.3.

Pregame will start at 5 p.m., with kickoff at 7 p.m. CST.

The matchup vs. the No. 16/14 Oklahoma Sooners will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and and can be heard online at BaylorBears.com or on any other radio affiliate for Baylor Athletics.


Updating the Channel Guide: Saturday TV Listings
10:45 A.M., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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Baylor and No. 25 Texas A&M will renew their long-standing rivalry Saturday with the 107th edition of the "Battle of the Brazos" series at Floyd Casey Stadium. Saturday's game will be televised live nationally on FSN beginning at 6 p.m. CST. Bill Land (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Emily Jones (sideline reporter) will serve as the talent for the telecast.

The national and Waco-area listings are listed below. For cable listings outside Central Texas, contact your local cable or satellite provider.

FSN/FSN HD LISTINGS
National Satellite: DirecTV
(635-636, 654, 659, 660, 663, 665, 667, 679, 692, 696);
        Dish Network
(413, 415, 416, 417, 419, 423, 425, 428, 429, 430)
Cable (in Central Texas):
Grande (27), Time Warner Cable (26)
Cable HD (in Central Texas):
Grande (448), Time Warner Cable (1016)
For cable listings outside Central Texas, contact your local provider.

Below is a complete list of clearances (Live, Delay and Repeat) for Saturday's game:

Network
Date Time (TZ)
L, R, D
FOX SPORTS ARIZONA (Plus)
Sat., Nov. 13
5 p.m. (MT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS DETROIT (Plus) Sat., Nov. 13 7 p.m. (ET)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS FLORIDA (Non-Panthers) Sat., Nov. 13 7 p.m. (ET) LIVE
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Sat., Nov. 13 6 p.m. (CT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST (Non-St. Louis & IL)
Alternative Distribution for St. Louis & IL
Sat., Nov. 13 6 p.m. (CT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS NORTH
Sat., Nov. 13 6 p.m. (CT) LIVE
FSN NORTHWEST Sat., Nov. 13 4 p.m. (PT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS OHIO (Non-Cavaliers) Sat., Nov. 13 7 p.m. (ET) LIVE
FSN ROCKY MOUNTAIN Sat., Nov. 13 5 p.m. (MT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS SOUTH (Non-NHL) Sat., Nov. 13 7 p.m. (ET) LIVE
SPORTSOUTH (Non-NBA) Sat., Nov. 13 7 p.m. (ET) LIVE
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST Sat., Nov. 13 6 p.m. (CT) LIVE
PRIME TICKET
Sat., Nov. 13 4 p.m. (PT) LIVE
COMCAST BAY AREA (Non-Warriors)
Sat., Nov. 13 4 p.m. (PT)
LIVE
COMCAST CHICAGO (Plus)
Sat., Nov. 13 6 p.m. (CT) LIVE
MSG NETWORK Sat., Nov. 13 7 p.m. (ET) LIVE
COMCAST PHILADELPHIA
Sat., Nov. 13
10:30 p.m. (ET) Delay
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN
Sat., Nov. 13 10:30 p.m. (CT) Delay
FOX SPORTS ARIZONA
Sun., Nov. 14 12 a.m. (MT) Repeat
COMCAST CHICAGO
Sun., Nov. 14
12:30 a.m. (CT)
Repeat
COMCAST MID ATLANTIC
Sun., Nov. 14 1:30 a.m. (ET)
Repeat
FSN PITTSBURGH
Sun., Nov. 14 2 a.m. (ET) Delay
SPORTSOUTH
Sun., Nov. 14 2 a.m. (ET) Repeat
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON
Mon., Nov. 15 2 a.m. (CT)
Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST Mon., Nov. 15 2 a.m. (CT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON
Wed., Nov. 17
12 p.m. (CT)
Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST (Non-Blues)
Wed., Nov. 17 6 p.m. (CT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST (Louisiana) Wed., Nov. 17 6 p.m. (CT) Repeat
FSN ROCKY MOUNTAIN Wed., Nov. 17 7 p.m. (MT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS FLORIDA (Non-Panthers) Wed., Nov. 17 7 p.m. (ET) Repeat
FOX SPORTS OHIO Wed., Nov. 17 7 p.m. (ET) Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTH (Non-Hurricanes) Wed., Nov. 17 7 p.m. (ET) Repeat
SUN SPORTS (Non-Pro) Wed., Nov. 17 7 p.m. (ET) Repeat
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST (Non-Blues) Thu., Nov. 18 1 a.m. (CT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST Thu., Nov. 18 12 p.m. (CT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON (Eastern LA) Thu., Nov. 18 12 p.m. (CT) Repeat

FOX SPORTS MIDWEST ALTERNATE DISTRIBUTION (St. Louis & Illinois)
DIRECTV: Channel 675, 675-1 (HD)
DISH NETWORKChannel 444, 9514 (HD)
AT&T U-VERSE: AT&T 692 (SD), 1692 (HD)
CHARTER CABLE (St. Louis, Mo.): Channel 3, 8 or 21
HomeTel (St. Jacob, Ill.): Channel 3
MADISON (Madison County, Ill.): Channel 8
NEW WAVE (Dexter, Mo., and Sparta, Ill.): Channel 21
CABLE AMERICA: Channel 12
FIDELITY: Channel 95
CONSOLIDATED (Ill.): Channel 181


RG3: 2010 Heisman Trophy Contender
3:54 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

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RG3's AWARD PAGE

On Wednesday, Baylor sophomore QB Robert Griffin III received the above letter from the Heisman Trophy Trust. His "weekly on-field performances are gaining the attention of many of the 926 National Electors" and he is "considered a Heisman Memorial Trophy Contender" in 2010. The ballots will be mailed to electors Nov. 15 and finalists will be announced on Mon., Dec. 6. The 76th annual Heisman Trophy Presentation will be held Sat., Dec. 11, in New York City.

For notes, stats, videos and what they're saying about RG3, click here.


What's Not in the Game Notes...Texas A&M
10:45 A.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

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No Xs and Os here. Every Wednesday during the 2010 football season, "This is Bear Country" Blog will take an unconventional (and somewhat random) look at Baylor's opposition that week. After the Bears started the season 7-3, "What's Not in the Game Notes" previews this weekend's 107th renewal of the "Battle of the Brazos" with Texas A&M:

Saturday is the 107th "Battle of the Brazos" series between Baylor and Texas A&M in football, the most-played series in Baylor football history. The Aggies hold a 66-31-9 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to a 33-0 A&M victory in 1899. Texas A&M also leads the series 33-20-6 in games played in Waco. Baylor and Texas A&M have played every season since 1931 save the 1943 and 1944 seasons when Baylor did not field a team due to World War II. 

Baylor and A&M are bowl-eligible at the time of their series meeting for the first time since 1995. Now, after finishing with a .500 conference record away from Waco, Baylor will vie for its first 5-0 home start since 1985, when Baylor finished 15th and 17th in the final AP and UPI polls, respectively, with a 9-3 record. That season, Baylor defeated LSU, 21-7, in the Liberty Bowl.

Saturday's game will be televised live nationally on FSN at 6 p.m. CST; Bill Land (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Emily Jones (sideline reporter) will serve as the talent for the broadcast.

GET YOUR TICKETS
The Baylor Athletic Department is offering a season-ending two-game ticket package to its fans for the Bears' upcoming nationally televised home games against No. 23 Texas A&M and No. 16 Oklahoma.

This special package, which includes the Bears' games this Saturday at 6:10 p.m. against Texas A&M in the 107th Battle of the Brazos, and the regular-season finale at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 against Oklahoma, is priced at $80 for adults and $50 for youth (age 2-18)--a $30 savings off the single-game price. This discounted package will be available to fans on-line only at BaylorBears.com beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, with sales closing Thursday, Nov. 11, at noon.

WHAT'S IN A NAME, PART I
The nickname "Aggie" is common at agriculture ("Ag") schools. In fact, Texas A&M is one of five NCAA Division I schools that currently use the nickname "Aggies." New Mexico State, North Carolina A&T, UC Davis and Utah State are the others. Four other active Division I schools were once called the Aggies, but are now known by other nicknames - Colorado State Rams (Aggies until 1955), Michigan State Spartans (Aggies until 1925), Oklahoma State Cowboys (Aggies until 1957), Connecticut Huskies (Aggies until 1933), Masschusetts Minutemen (Aggies until 1931).

WHAT'S IN A NAME, PART II
In the early 1900s, A&M students were referred to as "Farmers." The term 'Aggie' began to be used in the 1920s and in 1949, when the yearbook changed its name to Aggieland, 'Aggie' became the official student body nickname.

THE 12TH MAN
The Texas A&M tradition of "The 12th Man" was born on Jan. 2, 1922, when the Aggies defeated defending national champion Centre College, 22-14, in the Dixie Classic (forerunner to the Cottom Bowl Classic). It was inspired by E. King Gill.

THE JUNCTION BOYS
The Junction Boys is the name given to the "survivors" of legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's 10-day summer football camp in Junction, Texas, in 1954. The football camp became the subject of a 2001 book The Junction Boys by Jim Dent and a made-for-TV movie produced by ESPN. One of the Junction Boys - Gene Stallings - would later become Texas A&M head coach and later led Alabama to the 1992 national title. Another - Jack Pardee - would go on to become a head coach in the NFL with the Houston Oilers.

REVEILLE
Reveille
is the official mascot of Texas A&M. She is the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets and is a Five-Star General. Reveille I, who was named after the military morning bugle call, came to Texas A&M in January 1931.

NOTABLE ALUMNI
Texas A&M alumni prefer to call themselves "former students." Some notable former students include: actor Rip Torn, New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President Rita Benson LeBlanc, former MLB player and manager Davey Johnson (1997 AL Manager of the Year), 1991 MLB Rookie of the Year Chuck Knoblauch, San Antonio Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford, Texas Governor Rick Perry, 1998 Lombari and Bednarik Award winner Dat Nguyen, former Houston Oilers head coach Jack Pardee, former Texas A&M and Alabama head coach Gene Stallings and professional golfer Jeff Maggert to name a few.


Bears in the NFL: Week 9
11:05 A.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010

The second half of the 2010 NFL season has officially started. Atlanta PK Matt Bryant continues to have a strong season, connecting on 16-of-19 FG attempts this year, while Carolina WR David Gettis has 20 catches for 266 yards in his rookie campaign. Here's a detailed look at how the former Baylor Bears fared in week nine of the 2010 NFL season:

  Player
Week 9 Update
Season Update

Colin Allred, LB
Tennessee Titans
(5-3)
NFL Experience:
3rd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2001-05

DID NOT PLAY

Injured Reserve
5 GP; 5 tackles

Josh Bell, DB
Green Bay Packers
(6-3)
NFL Experience:
3rd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2005-07

DID NOT PLAY

HAS NOT PLAYED
Injured Reserve

Matt Bryant, PK
Atlanta Falcons
(6-2)
NFL Experience:
8th season
Lettered at Baylor:
1997-98

Played
W, 27-21 vs. TB
2/2 FG
3/3 PAT
Long 41


8 GP
16/19 FG
20/20 PAT
Long 49

 

David Gettis, WR
Carolina Panthers
(1-7)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor:
2006-09

Started
L, 3-34 vs. NO
2 rec., 22 yards

7 GS
20 rec., 266 yards
2 TD

Daniel Sepulveda, P
Pittsburgh Steelers
(6-2)
NFL Experience:
4th season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
Played
W, 27-21 at CIN
5 punts
40.6 avg
Long 48
8 GP
37 punts
46.1 avg
Long 62

Jason Smith, RT
St. Louis Rams
(4-4)
NFL Experience:
2nd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2005-08
BYE WEEK 8 GS
No stats

Justin Snow, LS
Indianapolis Colts
(5-3)
NFL Experience:
11th season
Lettered at Baylor:
1996-99
Played
L, 24-26 at PHI
No stats
8 GP
No stats

J.D. Walton, C
Denver Broncos
(2-6)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor
: 2007-09
BYE WEEK
8 GS
No stats

Jonathan Weeks, LS
Houston Texans
(4-4)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor:
2004-07
Played
L, 23-29 vs. SD
No stats
8 GP
No stats

C.J. Wilson, DB
Carolina Panthers
(1-7)
NFL Experience:
4th season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
DID NOT PLAY
L, 3-34 vs. NO
1 GP
No stats

Dominique Zeigler, WR
San Francisco 49ers
(2-6)
NFL Experience:
2nd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
BYE WEEK
8 GP
8 rec., 88 yards
1 blocked punt

Monday Bowl Projections
3:35 P.M., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010

Which one will it be? Well, according to this week's bowl projections, it's one of three options.

With a 7-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in Big 12 play, Baylor is in prime position to make its first bowl appearance since 1994. And with the Bears bowl-eligible for the first time since 1995, here's a look at the latest bowl projections for the 2010 bowl season. For a complete 2010-11 bowl schedule, click here.

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BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION HOLIDAY BOWL
Dec. 30, 2010 | San Diego, Calif.

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NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL
Dec. 30, 2010 | New York, N.Y.

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TEXAS BOWL
Dec. 29, 2010 | Houston, Texas

Don't forget, there are still two more chances to watch the Bears play at Floyd Casey Stadium this season. No. 22 Baylor hosts rival Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on Nov. 13, and the Bears take on No. 9 Oklahoma at a time to be determined on Nov. 20. To purchase tickets, call the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at (254) 710-1000 or order online at BaylorBears.com.

Friday Afternoon Headlines
2:12 P.M., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010

Since posting its seventh win of the season with a 30-22 road victory at Texas last weekend, the Baylor football team has been in national spotlight all week...Now, the 22nd-ranked Bears will aim for their eighth win of the season Saturday at No. 19 Oklahoma State. With kickoff less than 24 hours away, here's a look at some of this week's headlines:


Updating the Channel Guide: Saturday TV Listings
1:47 P.M., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010

No. 22 Baylor and No. 19 Oklahoma State will meet for the 29th time this weekend when the teams square off in Stillwater, Okla. Saturday's game will be televised nationally on FSN beginning at 11:30 a.m. CDT. Bill Land (play-by-play), Dave Lapham (analyst) and Emily Jones (sideline reporter) will serve as the talent for the telecast.

The national and Waco-area listings are listed below. For cable listings outside Central Texas, contact your local cable or satellite provider.

FSN/FSN HD LISTINGS
National Satellite: DirecTV
(635-636, 654, 659, 660, 663, 665, 667, 679, 692, 696);
        Dish Network
(413, 415, 416, 417, 419, 423, 425, 428, 429, 430)
Cable (in Central Texas):
Grande (27), Time Warner Cable (26)
Cable HD (in Central Texas):
Grande (448), Time Warner Cable (1016)
For cable listings outside Central Texas, contact your local provider.

Below is a complete list of clearances (Live, Delay and Repeat) for Saturday's game:

Network
Date Time (TZ)
L, R, D
FOX SPORTS ARIZONA
Sat., Nov. 6
9:30 a.m. (PT) LIVE
FOX SPORTS DETROIT
Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET) LIVE
FOX SPORTS FLORIDA Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET) LIVE
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Sat., Nov. 6 11:30 a.m. (CT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Sat., Nov. 6 11:30 a.m. (CT) LIVE
FOX SPORTS NORTH Sat., Nov. 6 11:30 a.m. (CT) LIVE
FSN NORTHWEST Sat., Nov. 6 9:30 a.m. (PT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS OHIO
Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET)
LIVE
FSN PITTSBURGH Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET) LIVE
FSN ROCKY MOUNTAIN Sat., Nov. 6 10:30 a.m. (MT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS SOUTH
Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST Sat., Nov. 6 11:30 a.m. (CT) LIVE
FOX SPORTS WEST Sat., Nov. 6 9:30 a.m. (PT)
LIVE
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN
Sat., Nov. 6 11:30 a.m. (CT) LIVE
COMCAST BAY AREA
Sat., Nov. 6
9:30 a.m. (PT) LIVE
COMCAST CHICAGO
Sat., Nov. 6 11:30 a.m. (CT) LIVE
COMCAST MID ATLANTIC (Plus)
Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET)
LIVE
COMCAST PHILADELPHIA
Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET) LIVE
MSG PLUS Sat., Nov. 6 12:30 p.m. (ET) LIVE
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON
Sun., Nov. 7
2 a.m. (CT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST
Sun., Nov. 7 2 a.m. (CT) Repeat
COMCAST NEW ENGLAND Sun., Nov. 7 3 a.m. (ET) Delay
FSN ROCKY MOUNTAIN
Mon., Nov. 8
11 a.m. (MT)
Repeat
COMCAST BAY AREA (Non-Warriors) Mon., Nov. 8 4 p.m. (PT)
Repeat
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST (OK) Mon., Nov. 8 6 p.m. (CT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS DETROIT
Mon., Nov. 8 7 p.m. (ET) Repeat
FOX SPORTS FLORIDA
Mon., Nov. 8 7 p.m. (ET) Repeat
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Mon., Nov. 8 7 p.m. (CT) Repeat
FOX SPORTS OHIO
Mon., Nov. 8 8 p.m. (ET/JIP)
Repeat
FOX SPORTS ARIZONA Tue., Nov. 9
7 p.m. (MT) Repeat


Vote RG3 for Davey O'Brien Award
10:05 A.M., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @BUFootball, @BaylorAthletics | Facebook: Baylor Athletics

Midterm elections may be over, but that doesn't mean voting has ended. The Fan Vote for the Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award is still open, and fans can vote once a day until Nov. 21.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin III finished third in the opening round of voting with 9,320 votes. However, totals were reset when the field was narrowed to 16 semi-finalists, and RG3 currently sits in second place with more than 5,600 votes.

Visit VoteOBrien.org to cast your ballot, and don't forget to return every day through Nov. 21. If you want to do even more to help RG3, the VoteOBrien.org web site allows you to post links to Facebook and Twitter encouraging your friends to vote for RG3.

Don't forget, there are still two more chances to watch the Bears play at Floyd Casey Stadium this season. No. 22 Baylor hosts rival Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on Nov. 13, and the Bears take on No. 9 Oklahoma at a time to be determined on Nov. 20. To purchase tickets, call the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at (254) 710-1000 or order online at BaylorBears.com.


What's Not in the Game Notes...Oklahoma State
5:27 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @BUFootball, @BaylorAthletics | Facebook: Baylor Athletics

No Xs and Os here. Every Wednesday during the 2010 football season, "This is Bear Country" Blog will take an unconventional (and somewhat random) look at Baylor's opposition that week. After the Bears picked up win number 7 last week, "What's Not in the Game Notes" previews Baylor's upcoming road game at Oklahoma State:

First place will be on the line in the Big 12 South when No. 22/22 Baylor (7-2, 4-1) travels to Stillwater, Okla., to face No. 19/18 Oklahoma State. Saturday's game will kick at 11:30 a.m. CDT and will be televised live nationally on FSN.

Baylor is ranked in the AP poll in back-to-back weeks for the first time since 1991 when the Bears were ranked for eight consecutive weeks. The Bears are also ranked in the coaches' poll in back-to-back weeks for the first time since 1995 when they spent three consecutive weeks in the top 25. With bowl-eligibility in hand, Baylor is seeking its first eight-win season since 1991.

With last week's 30-22 road win at Texas on Oct. 30, the Bears defeated a Big 12 South opponent for only the fifth time in conference history; Baylor is 5-67 all-time against the Big 12 South and hasn't beaten the Cowboys since 2005.

WHAT'S IN A NAME
Long before they were Oklahoma State, the Cowboys - as we know them - were called the Oklahoma A&M Aggies. Prior to 1957, OSU was known as Oklahoma A&M and, in those days, it was common for most land-grant schools to use the nickname 'Aggies'. However, in 1923, A&M was looking for a new mascot to replace its pet tiger (the inspiration behind the school's orange and black color scheme).

Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, who was leading the Armistice Day parade in the Stillwater, was asked to be the model of the new mascot. The caricature that was drawn that year is almost the same one used to this day.

By 1924, the mascot became so popular that Oklahoma City Times sports editor Charles Saulsberry began calling Oklahoma A&M's teams the Cowboys. "Aggies" and "Cowboys" were used interchangeably until A&M was elevated to university status in 1957.

(OLD, OLD) OLD SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE RIVALS
Before Baylor and Oklahoma State joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996, the two schools were members of the Southwest Conference. After being an independent from 1901-14, Oklahoma State spent the next 10 years (1914-24) in the Southwest Conference before joining the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) in 1924. Baylor won the SWC-series with Oklahoma State, 5-1.

THE 'LEWIS FIELD LEAP'
Green Bay has the 'Lambeau Leap'...Stillwater has the...'Lewis Field Leap.' The Lewis Field Leap - the name is derived from the original name of Boone Pickens Stadium - started as an impromptu celebration by Cowboy football players who would jump into the OSU student section after home victories.

BACK-TO-BACK
This isn't football-related, but it's relative to this week's opponent...In recent years, Oklahoma State has made the NCAA men's basketball Final Four in 1995 and 2004. Oklahoma State, when it was known as Oklahoma A&M, was the first NCAA Division I basketball program to win back-to-back national championships in 1945 and 1946. In fact, in 1946, Oklahoma A&M defeated Baylor (44-29) in the NCAA West Regional Semifinal in Kansas City, Mo.

BULLET AND THE SPIRIT RIDER
Bullet is the name of the horse ridden by the "Spirit Rider" at Oklahoma State football games. Bullet was introduced as an Oklahoma State tradition in 1984 by the late Dr. Eddy Finley, who was a graduate of Texas Tech. Finley was said to have been inspired by Texas Tech's Masked Rider when he created the Spirit Rider Program.

NOTABLE ALUMNI
Prominent Oklahoma State alumni include: oil tycoon, billionaire philanthropist and stadium namesake T. Boone Pickens, country singer Garth Brooks, former New York Knicks guard John Starks, NFL running back greats Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas, ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb, current PGA TOUR golfer Bob Tway, former MLB catcher Mickey Tettleton and former MLB baseball player Robin Ventura.


Media, Media and More Media (Interviews)
4:33 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010

As Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer Dwain Price mentioned in his column on Tuesday, the rest of the nation has taken notice of Baylor Bears football. If you were around a radio (or a computer) Wednesday, head coach Art Briles was on the Scott Van Pelt Show and later taped an interview with ESPN's Mike Tirico. Also on the media agenda? Coach Briles will appeared on ESPN's College Football Live with John Saunders and was interviewed Wednesday by Yahoo! Sports' Jason King.

Sophomore QB Robert Griffin III appeared on the Doug Gottlieb Show on ESPN Radio earlier this week. USA Today and Yahoo! Sports also did stories on Baylor last week, while Sports Illustrated also interviewed Briles this past Sunday.

Tickets for Baylor's final home games against Texas A&M (Nov. 13) and Oklahoma (Nov. 20) are still available. To purchase tickets, call the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at (254) 710-1000 or order online at BaylorBears.com.


Bears in the NFL: Week 8
7:49 A.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010

St. Louis Rams RT Jason Smith and Denver Broncos C J.D. Walton made their eighth consecutive starts to open the 2010 regular season last Sunday. Here's a detailed look at how the former Baylor Bears fared in week eight of the 2010 NFL season:

  Player
Week 8 Update
Season Update

Colin Allred, LB
Tennessee Titans
(5-2)
NFL Experience:
3rd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2001-05

DID NOT PLAY

Injured Reserve
5 GP; 5 tackles

Josh Bell, DB
Green Bay Packers
(4-3)
NFL Experience:
3rd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2005-07

DID NOT PLAY

HAS NOT PLAYED
Injured Reserve

Matt Bryant, PK
Atlanta Falcons
(5-2)
NFL Experience:
8th season
Lettered at Baylor:
1997-98

BYE WEEK


7 GP
14/17 FG
17/17 PAT
Long 49

 

David Gettis, WR
Carolina Panthers
(1-6)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor:
2006-09

Started
L, 10-20 at STL
1 rush, -11 yds

7 GS
18 rec., 244 yards
2 TD

Daniel Sepulveda, P
Pittsburgh Steelers
(5-2)
NFL Experience:
4th season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
Played
L, 10-20 at NO
4 punts
48.0 avg
Long 54
7 GP
32 punts
46.9 avg
Long 62

Jason Smith, RT
St. Louis Rams
(4-4)
NFL Experience:
2nd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2005-08
Started
W, 20-10 vs. CAR
No stats
8 GS
No stats

Justin Snow, LS
Indianapolis Colts
(5-2)
NFL Experience:
11th season
Lettered at Baylor:
1996-99
Played
W, 30-17 vs. HOU
No stats
7 GP
No stats

J.D. Walton, C
Denver Broncos
(2-6)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor
: 2007-09
Started
L, 16-24 at SF
No stats
8 GS
No stats

Jonathan Weeks, LS
Houston Texans
(4-3)
NFL Experience:
Rookie
Lettered at Baylor:
2004-07
Played
L, 17-30 at IND
No stats
7 GP
No stats

C.J. Wilson, DB
Carolina Panthers
(1-6)
NFL Experience:
4th season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
DID NOT PLAY
L, 10-20 at STL
1 GP
No stats

Dominique Zeigler, WR
San Francisco 49ers
(2-6)
NFL Experience:
2nd season
Lettered at Baylor:
2003-06
Played
W, 24-16
No stats
8 GP
8 rec., 88 yards
1 blocked punt

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