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RG3 Feature to Air on ESPN's College GameDay
10:40 A.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

ESPN's College GameDay was in town earlier this week filming a feature piece to air on the Saturday morning show this coming weekend. Here's a quick peek at what to expect from the feature, but the full segment will air during College GameDay on Saturday around the 9:44 a.m. CT mark of the show.

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III: An early Heisman Trophy candidate, Griffin has thrown more touchdown passes than incompletions. While leading the No. 15 Bears to an 3-0 record heading into this weekend's game at Kansas State, it's what Griffin does, and has done, off-the-field that make him even more remarkable. Engaged? Check. Graduated? Check. Wacky Socks? Check.

"Some cookie monster socks, angry birds socks, ninja turtle socks, Scooby doo socks...There is a story behind every single sock." - Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III on socks that he owns

"The story behind the cookie monster socks is we were playing TCU, I used the analogy that we are all at the dinner table, and a little hungry. The cookie monster is known for having a great appetite so we are willing to eat anything anybody throws at us." - Griffin on his cookie monster socks

"The angry bird socks... The point of the game is to be destructive, and the more destructive you are the better your birds get and the better they can do. So, I say it's our job as Baylor football players to be destructive, the most destructive angry birds that we can when we go on the road to play K-State." - Griffin on this weekend's matchup against Kansas State.


Vote Coach Briles for Coach of the Year
9:53 A.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

It's never too early to start thinking about Coach of the Year candidates. After a 3-0 start and Baylor soaring to No. 15 in the nation, Baylor head coach Art Briles is an early contender for the 2011 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.

Click here to vote for Coach Briles for the Division I FBS Coach of the Year.

For the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, winning is only part of the equation. Created in 2006, the award recognizes one college football coach from each division (FBS, FCS, II and III), rewarding them for their sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence. Winners will receive $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a $20,000 grant to each school's alumni association and the Coach of the Year trophy.

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


McShay, Kuiper Discuss Robert Griffin III
2:25 P.M., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011


ABC Coverage Map for Kansas State Game
12:57 P.M., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Baylor (3-0) puts its No. 15 national ranking on the line Saturday when the Bears open Big 12 Conference play at undefeated Kansas State (3-0) in Manhattan. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CDT on ABC. ESPN released its national coverage maps today and the Baylor/Kansas State game will be televised in 17% of the country (green area). Those not in the Baylor/Kansas State coverage area can watch the game on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3.com.

Bob Wischusen (play-by-play) and Bob Davie (analyst) will have the call on Saturday. Of course, you can always listen to John Morris, J.J. Joe and Ricky Thompson on the Baylor IMG College Radio Network.

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Bears in the NFL: Week 3
10:26 A.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

Rookie DT Phil Taylor had another big game for the Cleveland Browns, posting a career-best seven tackles and recording his career-first sack in a 17-14 home win vs. Miami. Rookie DB Tim Atchison became the third former Baylor player in 2011 to be placed on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring strain in his NFL debut.

Through three games, Pittsburgh P Daniel Sepulveda ranks fifth in the NFL witha 49.8 yard-per-punt average. Atlanta PK Matt Bryant is still percent on FG (4-4) and PAT (6-6) tries this season. RT Jason Smith (St. Louis) and C J.D. Walton (Denver) have started all three games this season, while rookie OG Danny Watkins (Philadelphia) has yet to make his NFL debut.

Player, Position
Week 3
Season Update
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Tim Atchison, DB
 St. Louis Rams
(0-3)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2007-10
DID NOT PLAY
L, 7-37 vs. BAL

INJURED
RESERVE

1 GP, 0 GS

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Mikail Baker, DB
 St. Louis Rams
(0-3)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2006-10
DID NOT PLAY
L, 7-37 vs. BAL
INJURED
RESERVE
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Matt Bryant, PK
 Atlanta Falcons
(1-2)
 NFL Experience: 9th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 1997-98
PLAYED
2/2 FG
1/1 PAT
L, 13-16 at TB
3 GP
4/4 FG (LG 48)
6/6 PAT
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  David Gettis, WR
 Carolina Panthers
(0-2)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2006-09
DID NOT PLAY
L, 23-30 vs. GB
INJURED
RESERVE
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Daniel Sepulveda, P
 Pittsburgh Steelers
(2-1)
 NFL Experience: 5th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2003-06
PLAYED
3 Punts
37.3 avg
Long: 45
In 20: 1
W, 23-20 at IND
3 GP
10 punts
49.8 avg
Long: 66
In 20: 3
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Jason Smith, RT
 St. Louis Rams
(0-3)
 NFL Experience: 3rd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2005-08
STARTED
No Stats
L, 7-37 vs. BAL

3 GP, 3 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Justin Snow, LS
 Indianapolis Colts
(0-3)
 NFL Experience: 12th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 1996-99
PLAYED
No Stats
L, 20-23 vs. PIT
3 GP, 0 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Phil Taylor, DT
 Cleveland Browns
(2-1)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2009-10
STARTED
7 tackles (4 UA)
1.0 sack
W, 17-16 vs. MIA
3 GP, 3 GS
18 TT (11 UA)
1.0 sack
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  J.D. Walton, C
 Denver Broncos
(1-2)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2007-09
STARTED
No Stats
L, 14-17 at TEN
3 GP, 3 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Danny Watkins, OG
 Philadelphia Eagles
(1-2)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2009-10
DID NOT PLAY
L, 16-29 vs. NYG
0 GP, 0 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Jonathan Weeks, LS
 Houston Texans
(2-1)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2004-07
PLAYED
No Stats
L, 33-40 at NO
3 GP, 0 GS

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Family 4-Pack Available for Rice Game
6:36 P.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

The Family 4-Pack is available for Saturday's game against old Southwest Conference rival Rice. Families can purchase the Family 4-Pack, which includes four tickets, four hotdogs and four drinks for $89.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Baylor Athletics Ticket Office located in the Ferrell Center (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), Floyd Casey Stadium (north end zone complex) on Saturday beginning at Noon or by calling the Ticket Office at 710-1000.


Football to Participate in 'Coach to Cure MD'
4:45 P.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

During Baylor's game vs. Rice on Saturday (6 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Southwest), the BU coaching staff will be wearing Coach to Cure MD patches on their shirts to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.

Baylor is one of more than 100 FBS schools participating in the initiative, which is now in its fourth year. The goal of the program is to raise money and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is the most common fatal genetic disorder among boys worldwide.

By wearing armbands, mentioning Coach To Cure MD during on and off-field interviews, and in some instances doing even more extensive media relations around the date, coaches are rolling up their sleeves and proudly getting involved.

The program, partnered by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the American Football Coaches Association, is on track to surpass the one million dollar mark for donations this year. Fans can help in the effort by texting the word CURE to 90999 to donate $5 to Duchenne MD research. The charge will be shown on the phone bill. Fans can also donate online.

Last year, more than 9,400 college coaches at 373 different institutions participated in the Coach to Cure MD event. The three year fundraising total is just shy of $875,000.

For more information, visit CoachtoCureMD.org.


Baylor/Rice Game Moved to FOX Sports Southwest
12:26 P.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Saturday's clash between old Southwest Conference rivals Baylor and Rice has been moved from FOX Sports Southwest Plus to FOX Sports Southwest. The move comes after the Texas Rangers/Seattle Mariners game was moved to 3 p.m. CT for a national broadcast as the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK. Joel Meyers (play-by-play), Gary Reasons (analyst) and Jim Knox (sideline reporter) will serve as the talent for the telecast.

Baylor/Rice will now be available in Central Texas on FOX Sports Southwest (Grande 27, Time Warner 26). Here are the rest of the TV listings for Saturday's broadcast:

FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST LISTINGS
National Satellite: DirecTV (671, 676, 679), Dish Network (416, 418, 5416, 5418)
Cable (in Central Texas): Grande (27, 226, 827), Time Warner (26, 431, 1016)
Internet Protocal TV (IPTV): Verizon FiOS (76), AT&T U-Verse (647

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Baylor to Participate in Reagan Centennial Coin Toss
7:39 A.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

This weekend, Baylor joins thousands of football teams across America by participating in the Reagan Centennial National Football Coin Toss. In honor of President Reagan's 100th birthday, nearly 5,000 high school, college, and NFL teams will "flip one for the Gipper" by tossing a special Reagan Centennial Commemorative Coin at the start of each game played this weekend.

This national movement, driven by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, is part of a historic year-long Centennial Celebration honoring the life and legacy of a legendary football player and fan. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is co-chaired by four football legends:

College Football Hall of Famer Lou Holtz, Boston College and NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, four-time Super Bowl champion Lynn Swann and Oklahoma great and former U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts.

More than 80 major universities have signed up to participate. Schools from coast to coast and nearly every state will toss the Reagan Centennial Coin this weekend.

President Reagan played high school football in Illinois, started his career as a radio college football broadcaster, and played a number of iconic football roles in the movies such as Knute Rockne: All American, where he uttered the famous line, "Win one for the Gipper!" In 1985, via live video feed from the Oval Office, he also flipped the coin to start Super Bowl XIX.

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


WFAA: RG3 Creating Heisman Buzz in Waco
2:00 P.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

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Bears in the NFL: Week 2
10:35 A.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

Rookie Phil Taylor added five tackles in Cleveland's 27-19 win over Indianapolis. Taylor, St. Louis Rams RT Jason Smith and Denver Broncos C J.D. Walton each have started their team's first two games in 2011.

DB Tim Atchison, recently signed off the St. Louis Rams practice squad, also made his NFL debut against the New York Giants, but did not record any stats.

PK Matt Bryant is a perfect 2-for-2 on field goals and 5-for-5 on point-after attempts through two games for the 1-1 Atlanta Falcons. P Daniel Sepulveda posted another 60-plus-yard booming punt in week two, boosting his punting average to 55.1 yards-per-punt on seven kicks.

Player, Position
Week 2
Season Update
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Tim Atchison, DB
 St. Louis Rams
(0-2)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2007-10
PLAYED
No Stats
L, 16-28 at NYG
1 GP, 0 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Mikail Baker, DB
 St. Louis Rams
(0-2)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2006-10
DID NOT PLAY
L, 16-28 at NYG
INJURED
RESERVE
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Matt Bryant, PK
 Atlanta Falcons
(1-1)
 NFL Experience: 9th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 1997-98
PLAYED
5/5 PAT
W, 35-31 vs. PHI
2 GP
2/2 FG (LG 48)
5/5 PAT
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  David Gettis, WR
 Carolina Panthers
(0-2)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2006-09
DID NOT PLAY
L, 23-30 vs. GB
INJURED
RESERVE
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Daniel Sepulveda, P
 Pittsburgh Steelers
(1-1)
 NFL Experience: 5th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2003-06
PLAYED
3 Punts
45.0 avg
Long: 66
In 20: 0
W, 24-0 vs. SEA
2 GP
7 punts
55.1 avg
Long: 66
In 20: 2
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Jason Smith, RT
 St. Louis Rams
(0-2)
 NFL Experience: 3rd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2005-08
STARTED
No Stats
L, 16-28 at NYG

2 GP, 2 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Justin Snow, LS
 Indianapolis Colts
(0-2)
 NFL Experience: 12th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 1996-99
PLAYED
No Stats
L, 19-27 vs. CLE
2 GP, 0 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Phil Taylor, DT
 Cleveland Browns
(1-1)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2009-10
STARTED
5 tackles (2 UA)
L, 27-19 vs. IND
2 GP, 2 GS
11 TT (7 UA)
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  J.D. Walton, C
 Denver Broncos
(1-1)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2007-09
STARTED
No Stats
W, 24-22 vs. CIN
2 GP, 2 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Danny Watkins, OG
 Philadelphia Eagles
(1-1)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2009-10
DID NOT PLAY
L, 31-35 at ATL
0 GP, 0 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Jonathan Weeks, LS
 Houston Texans
(2-0)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2004-07
PLAYED
No Stats
W, 23-13 at MIA
2 GP, 0 GS

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Some Baylor Rankings History
11:49 A.M., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

Baylor made its biggest ranking jump in the history of the USA TODAY Coaches Top 25 Sunday, moving from No. 24 to No. 19 following a 48-0 lightning-shortened shutout win over Stephen F. Austin. It is Baylor's first appearance in the top-20 of the Coaches poll since the week of Oct. 10, 1994, when it was also No. 19.

The Coaches poll hasn't been around very long. Since the poll's inception in 1991, Baylor has been ranked for 25 weeks by the panel of coaches. Nearly half (12) of those weeks occurred during the 1991 season; that year, Baylor finished 8-4 and lost to Indiana in the Copper Bowl.

Since the AP Poll debuted in 1936, Baylor has been ranked more than 113 weeks, including three straight this season. Baylor's current No. 17 ranking is its highest in the AP since the week of Oct. 14, 1991, when it was ranked 16th overall.

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Baylor, CFL Hall of Famer Tinsley Passes Away
7:58 A.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011


Baylor and CFL Hall of Fame member Buddy Tinsley (Photo courtesy of BlueBombers.com)

Robert "Buddy" Tinsley, who captained Baylor to the program's first bowl game and enjoyed a Hall of Fame career in the CFL, passed away Wednesday at the age of 87. Tinsley, a two-year letterwinner in 1947 and 1948 at Baylor, was an all-conference lineman and helped the Bears to a third-place tie in the 1948 Southwest Conference race (6-3-2 overall). Baylor would receive its first-ever bowl invitation and beat Wake Forest, 20-7, in the 1949 Dixie Bowl.

Tinsley was one of two tackles named to Baylor's All-Decade Team for 1941-50. He was later drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 1948 NFL Draft. After spending one season with the Los Angeles Dons of the AAFC in 1949, Tinsley enjoyed a very successful 11-year career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1950-1960) of the Canadian Football League.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of this city's past heroes," Winnipeg team president Jim Bell said in a statement released by the organization. "Buddy was a tremendous player on the football field and was an important member of this organization's rich history. He will be remembered as not only a great football player, but as a great individual."

He played in five Grey Cup championships, winning two (1958, 1959). The seven-time Western All-Star was named team captain for 10 of his 11 seasons and was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 1984. Tinsley was later inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988.

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


WFAA: Briles Has Baylor on Comeback Trail
8:06 A.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

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Bears in the NFL: Week 1
10:22 A.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

Seven former Bears played during the NFL's 2011 opening weekend, including Cleveland Browns rookie DT Phil Taylor, who made his career-first start in his NFL debut. "Cousin Phil" tallied six tackles (five unassisted) in his debut, a 27-17 home loss to in-state rival Cincinnati.

In addition to Taylor, three former Bears started during opening weekend. Former All-Americans Jason Smith (St. Louis) and J.D. Walton (Denver) also started on the offensive line Sunday. Rookie OG Danny Watkins (Philadelphia Eagles) did not play, while second-year WR David Gettis (Carolina Panthers) is on injured reserve, recovering from a torn ACL.

Player, Position
Week 1
Season Update
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Matt Bryant, PK
 Atlanta Falcons
(0-1)
 NFL Experience: 9th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 1997-98
PLAYED
2/2 FG
Long: 48
L, 12-30 at CHI
1 GP
2/2 FG (LG 48)
0/0 PAT
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  David Gettis, WR
 Carolina Panthers
(0-1)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2006-09
DID NOT PLAY
L, 21-28 at ARI
INJURED
RESERVE
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Daniel Sepulveda, P
 Pittsburgh Steelers
(0-1)
 NFL Experience: 5th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2003-06
PLAYED
4 punts
52.8 avg
Long: 64
In 20: 2
L, 7-35 at BAL
1 GP
4 punts
52.8 avg
Long: 64
In 20: 2
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Jason Smith, RT
 St. Louis Rams
(0-1)
 NFL Experience: 3rd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2005-08
STARTED
No Stats
L, 13-31 vs. PHI

1 GP, 1 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Justin Snow, LS
 Indianapolis Colts
(0-1)
 NFL Experience: 12th season
 Lettered at Baylor: 1996-99
PLAYED
No Stats
L, 7-34 at IND
1 GP, 0 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Phil Taylor, DT
 Cleveland Browns
(0-1)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2009-10
STARTED
6 tackles (5 UA)
L, 17-27 vs. CIN
1 GP, 1 GS
6 TT (5 UA)
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  J.D. Walton, C
 Denver Broncos
(0-1)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2007-09
STARTED
No Stats
L, 20-23 vs. OAK
1 GP, 1 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Danny Watkins, OG
 Philadelphia Eagles
(1-0)
 NFL Experience: Rookie
 Lettered at Baylor: 2009-10
DID NOT PLAY
W, 31-13 at STL
0 GP, 0 GS
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/headshot/B/R/Y/BRY500226.jpg  Jonathan Weeks, LS
 Houston Texans
(1-0)
 NFL Experience: 2nd season
 Lettered at Baylor: 2004-07
PLAYED
No Stats
W, 34-7 vs. IND
1 GP, 0 GS

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


RG3 Named Capital One Impact Performer of the Week
2:24 P.M., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

Junior QB Robert Griffin III keeps adding to his impressive stack of accolades. RG3 was selected as the Capital One Impact Performer of the Week, thanks in large part to the support he received from Baylor Nation in the fan voting.

Add this honor to an already extensive list, and it has been one awesome week for Griffin III. He was previously named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and National Offensive Player of the Week by Rivals.com, HeismanPundit.com and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. His performance (359 yards, 5 TD) led Baylor to a 50-48 upset win over No. 14 TCU on national television, resulting in the Bears being named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week and breaking into the AP Top 25 for the first time this season.

There's still time for RG3 to pick up another honor with the help of Baylor Nation. Griffin III is one of four nominees for the AT&T All-America performer of the week. You can vote by visiting www.espnallamerica.com or by texting the word "vote" to 55862.

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Maxwell Football Club Spotlights Griffin III
4:44 P.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011

What a week it has been for junior QB Robert Griffin III. The Maxwell Award nominee was named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and National Offensive Player of the Week by Rivals.com and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. His performance (359 yards, 5 TD) led Baylor to a 50-48 upset win over No. 14 TCU on national television, resulting in the Bears being named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week and breaking into the AP Top 25 for the first time this season.

On Wednesday, RG3 was the focal point of a Q&A as part of the Maxwell College Edition of Beyond the Trophies from The Robert W. Maxwell Football Club.

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Baylor on ESPN Classic, "College Football Confidential"
10:47 A.M., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

Missed last Friday's upset win over defending Rose Bowl champion TCU? Or want to relive the impressive individual performances of Robert Griffin III, Kendall Wright, Terrance Williams and Mike Hicks' win-clinching interception? The Baylor/TCU game is an "Instant Classic" and will re-air Monday on ESPN Classic at 4 p.m. CDT. ESPN Classic is available in Central Texas on Time Warner (channel 124), Grande (channel 25), DirecTV (channel 614) and Dish Network (channel 143). Baylor students can watch the replay on channel 91 (on-campus residence halls).

The conclusion of CBS Sports Network's all-access series "College Football Confidential" featuring Baylor will air Monday at 7 p.m. CDT, followed by last week's CFC debut episode at 7:30 p.m. CDT. In case you missed either episode, below is this week's TV listings for both "College Football Confidential" episodes:

BAYLOR ON "COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFIDENTIAL"
All Times Central
Mon., Sept. 5 - 7 p.m. (Part 2), 7:30 p.m. (Part 1), 8 p.m. (2), 8:30 p.m. (1)
Tue., Sept. 6 - 1 a.m. (2), 1:30 a.m. (1), 8 a.m. (1), 8:30 a.m. (2), 6 p.m. (1), 6:30 p.m. (2)
Wed., Sept. 7 - 6 p.m. (1), 6:30 p.m. (2)
Fri., Sept. 9 - 10 p.m. (1), 10:30 p.m. (2)
Sat., Sept. 10 - 3 a.m. (1), 3:30 a.m. (2), 8 a.m. (1), 8:30 a.m. (2)
Sun., Sept. 11 - 3 p.m. (1), 3 p.m. (2), 10 p.m. (1), 10:30 p.m. (2)
Mon., Sept. 12 - 8 a.m. (1), 8:30 a.m. (2), 6 p.m. (1), 6:30 p.m. (2)

CBS Sports Network (formerly CBS College Sports and CSTV), is available locally in Central Texas on Time Warner digital channel 435 (1642 HD), Grande digital channel 223 and via satellite on DirecTV (channel 613) and Dish Network (channel 152).

For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).


Vote for RG3
9:49 A.M., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

Even three days later, the nation is still abuzz after Robert Griffin III and Baylor upset No. 14 TCU, 50-48, on ESPN. RG3 completed 21-of-27 passes for 359 yards, rushed 10 times for 38 yards and also caught a 15-yard pass on third-and-10 to extend the game-winning drive. His performance solidified his Heisman trophy candidacy and earned him a helmet sticker on ESPN's College Football Final. On Saturday, RG3 was named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

Now, Baylor Nation can vote for RG3, who is one of four finalists for both the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week and AT&T All-America Player of the Week. Griffin III owns a slim lead over Boise State's Kellen Moore for Capital One Impact Performance of the Week. Fans can vote for RG3 as AT&T All-America Player of the Week online or via text (text word 'VOTE' to 55862).

Time is running out, so vote often...

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Former Bears Waived as Team Trim Rosters to 53
8:26 A.M., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

With opening kickoff of the 2011 NFL season quickly approaching, teams have trimmed their rosters to the 53-man limit. And with that, several former Bears who signed free-agent deals prior to training camp have been waived. Among those players not making a 53-man roster:

DB Tim Atchison (waived by St. Louis; signed to practice squad), DB Mikail Baker (waived by St. Louis), DB Antareis Bryan (waived by Chicago), P Derek Epperson (waived by Arizona), RB Jay Finley (waived by Cincinnati), LB Chris Francis (waived by Oakland), OL Dan Gay IV (waived by New Orleans), S Byron Landor (waived by N.Y. Jets), TE Brad Taylor (signed to San Diego practice squad), DB C.J. Wilson (released by Carolina) and WR Dominique Zeigler (released by San Francisco). Second-year WR David Gettis (Carolina Panthers) is on injured reserve after tearing his ACL during training camp.

Landor and Finley are likely to join the practice squad if they clear waivers this week. LB Colin Allred (last with Tennessee) and CB Josh Bell (last with Green Bay) remain unrestricted free agents.

Eight former Bears made an active 53-man roster: PK Matt Bryant (Atlanta), P Daniel Sepulveda (Pittsburgh), OL Jason Smith (St. Louis), LS Justin Snow (Indianapolis), DT Phil Taylor (Cleveland), C J.D. Walton (Denver), OL Danny Watkins (Philadelphia) and LS Jonathan Weeks (Houston).

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Griffin III Makes an Appearance on College Gameday
9:35 P.M., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

College GameDay Photo Gallery

After his 359 yards and five touchdown performance in a 50-48 win over TCU in front of a national TV audience, Robert Griffin III took the short trip North Saturday morning to join the College Gameday crew in Arlington. Check out the above behind-the-scenes video only at BaylorBears.com.


Day-After Reaction: Baylor Upsets No. 14 TCU
12:43 P.M., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

BEYOND THE NUMBERS: RECAPPING FRIDAY'S WIN
Box Score | Quotes | Notes | Photo Gallery  | Highlights

Baylor opened its most anticipated season in recent memory with arguably one of the biggest wins in program history, knocking off defending Rose Bowl champion and 14th-ranked TCU, 50-48, at Floyd Casey Stadium on Friday night. More than 43,000 fans were on hand to witness Baylor's first win over a ranked opponent since 2004 (a 35-34 2OT win over No. 16 Texas A&M). Friday's attendance of 43,753 was the second-largest season-opening crowd in the 62-year history of "The Case."

Not only was Friday's win a major statement for the 2010 Texas Bowl participants, but it also solidified QB Robert Griffin III as a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender and IR Kendall Wright as one of the nation's premier receivers. RG3 threw for 359 yards on 21-of-27 passing and a career-high five TDs, while Wright tied his own school record with 12 receptions for a career-best 189 yards and two scores. K-Dub also was a perfect 2-of-2 passing with a 40-yard TD to fellow receiver Terrance Williams, who also posted a 100-yard receiving game.

Not to be outdone, senior RB Terrance Ganaway rushed for a career-high 120 yards and added a score on the ground to give Baylor its first 300-100-100-100 foursome since Oct. 23, 2010, vs. Kansas State.

Baylor was the center of the college football world Friday night and into the early morning hours of Saturday. RG3 made an appearance on ESPN's College GameDay, which was originating live from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. He followed it up with a live interview on SportsCenter.

Here's a look at some of the national headlines following Baylor's 50-48 win over No. 14 TCU:

Baylor earned a pair of spots on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays Friday night. Baylor, Robert Griffin III and Kendall Wright were all trending topics worldwide on Twitter Friday night, too.

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RG3 Making Rounds on ESPN's SportsCenter
11:20 A.M., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

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Screen-Capping Friday Night's Upset Win
10:44 A.M., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

What a night for Baylor Nation on national television as Baylor knocked off defending Rose Bowl champion and 14th-ranked TCU, 50-48, in front of the second-largest opening-day crowd in Floyd Casey Stadium history. For Baylor, it was its first win over a ranked opponent since Oct. 30, 2004, against then-No. 16 Texas A&M and its first over a top-15 opponent since Sept. 14, 1991, against then-No. 12 (and defending national champion) Colorado.

Several national writers were on hand in the Dave Campbell Media Center of Floyd Casey Stadium, including CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd, SI.com's Stewart Mandel, The New York Times' Pete Thamel, Sporting News' Matt Hayes and Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel among others.

We'll have more day-after media headlines, notes and reactions later, but for now, let's recap Friday night's upset win over TCU in screen caps:

Baylor's 50-48 win over No. 14 TCU was ESPN SportsCenter's "Highlight of the Night" and front page on ESPN.com:

Here are two separate screen captures from CBSSports.com:

Students rushed the field to swarm QB Robert Griffin III and Co. after the big win:

SI.com called Friday a "Texas Shootout" and it was as Baylor and TCU combined for 98 points:

PK Aaron Jones provided the eventual game-winning score with a 37-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter:

Track-star-turned-star-QB Robert Griffin III on the front page of Yahoo! Sports:

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Baylor/TCU Regional Watch Parties
3:17 P.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

For those Baylor fans and alumni that are unable to attend Friday's 2011 season opener against No. 14 TCU at Floyd Casey Stadium, there are several regional watch parties across the country. These are the listings we have, courtesy of the Baylor Sports Network:

  • Boston (Sports Grille Boston)
  • Washington, D.C. (Crystal City Sports, Arlington)
  • Indianapolis (Buffalo Wild Wings, Indianapolis)
  • New York City (The Central Bar and Grill, NYC)
  • Tulsa, Okla. (Buffalo Wild Wings, Tulsa)
  • Amarillo (Beef 'O' Brady's, Amarillo)
  • Minnesota (Home of Krisanne and Ted Hogan, Edina)
  • Denver (Braun's, Denver)
  • San Diego (Home of Lisa and Jim Baer, Ponway)

Of course, these aren't all of the watch parties, but we hope Baylor fans everywhere are able to watch the Bears tonight on ESPN, ESPNHD and ESPN3.com. Kickoff is set for 7:06 p.m. CDT.

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