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    Baylor looks forward to conference title defense at Big 12 media day

Baylor looks forward to conference title defense at Big 12 media day

For the first time in program history, the Bears showed up with the target on their back as defending Big 12 Champions. Despite the success, Baylor coach Art Briles has not budged an inch on his underdog mentality.

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    Briles delivers Bears talented recruiting class

Briles delivers Bears talented recruiting class

Baylor football announced Wednesday its high school Class of 2014 football signing class. Nineteen freshmen and four junior college transfers signed their National Letter of Intent to play at Baylor.

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    Bears ready for 2014 after first Big 12 title

Bears ready for 2014 after first Big 12 title

After a tough loss on New Year’s Day in the Fiesta Bowl, it can become easy to forget the significance of Baylor football’s season.

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    Briles delivers new stadium, Big 12 title

Briles delivers new stadium, Big 12 title

It has been a season to remember for Baylor head coach Art Briles as he saw his hard work and commitment to Baylor University pay off with the university’s first Big 12 title and first trip to a BCS Bowl.

Through a season of ups and downs, Briles came out on top, building a program that was once ridiculed into a national powerhouse. For Briles, winning the Big 12 is much more than just a title. It’s about building a legacy at Baylor.

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Lariat Letter: An ode to Floyd Casey Stadium

We had some good times, some bad times and some times that felt like the aftereffects of a Gut Pak.

You were merciless, Floyd — beyond merciless. In my lifetime, you ate former Baylor coach Kevin Steele, skin and bone, as Baylor went 1-31 in the Big 12 conference during his tenure. You then, like the Sirens of ancient Greece, coaxed Guy Morriss, the deemed “savior” on his motorcycle, into your depths, only to devour his very soul and sabotage what had been an up-and-coming coaching career (If anyone can get a hold of Guy Morriss’ motorcycle, we should burn it in the final game).

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    Briles offered new 10-year contract

Briles offered new 10-year contract

Baylor football is off to a historic 8-0 start and it doesn’t look like Baylor is ready to slow down anytime soon.

Despite the uncertainty around the Big 12, Baylor Head Coach Art Briles’ position at Baylor is cemented with a 10-year contract extension, which was approved by the regents Wednesday night.

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    Baylor, K-State share similar coaching success

Baylor, K-State share similar coaching success

With many people focusing on how to stop Baylor, or wondering how Baylor will adjust on the road, the coaching duel that will take place in Manhattan, Kan., seems to be overlooked. Both Baylor head coach Art Briles and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder have rejuvenated programs that were at one point bottom feeders of the Big 12.

Snyder’s first tenure at K-State was from 1989 to 2005, in which he led the Wildcats to three Big 12 titles, six 11-win seasons, and helped turn Kansas State into a contending, winning program on an annual basis.

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Lariat Letter: Briles too nice to opponents

For the fourth time this season, our starters were pulled before the third quarter was over. The first three times were against Wofford, Buffalo and ULM, and we had halftime leads of 38-0, 56-13 and 49-7 respectively, so sportsmanship there was all well and good. Last Saturday, we had a halftime lead of 56-14 and pulled the starters very early yet again.

The difference? West Virginia is a Big 12 foe.

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    Dixon leads Baylor D

Dixon leads Baylor D

When he was coming out of Midway High School in nearby Hewitt, Baylor junior nickel back Ahmad Dixon could have chosen to go to pretty much any school in the nation. He was ranked as the No. 15 national recruit by ESPNU 150 and had scholarship offers from Alabama, Texas, USC and pretty much everywhere else in between. Instead of bolting for a glamorous, prestigious program, Dixon decided to stay home and head to Baylor, who was just coming off of a 4-8 season.

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Football’s loss serves as motivation to host No. 1 on Saturday

Despite losing 42-34 to the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners in Norman on Saturday, the Baylor football team is certainly showing signs of improvement.

The offense is displaying multiple facets within the passing and rushing attack.

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