Created: 19 October Baylor vs. Public Betting Trends According to the baylor baseball live score oddsmakers, Oklahoma State is the slight favorite at home, as the Cowboys are getting odds of -4 points against Baylor. The public betting currently has 80 percent going on Oklahoma State as the home favorite.
The opening of McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,, returned Baylor football games to the campus for the first time since The Bears played their previous 64 seasons at Floyd Casey Stadium known as Baylor Stadium until , a 50,seat venue located a few miles away from campus. The Bears compete in the Big 12 Conference are currently playing their th year of college football competition during the season.
Over the program's history, the Bears have won or tied for nine conference titles, and have played in 24 bowl games, garnering a record of 13— The football program experienced a period of success lasting from the s to the mids during the tenure of head coach Grant Teaff.
Since becoming a founding member of the Big 12 in , Baylor had its best season coming in when they finished with an 8—1 conference record and 11—1 overall.
Also despite a disappointing 4—8 record in , the Bears swept the Big 12 North portion of its conference schedule and won 3 conference games in a season for the first time since joining the Big 12 in On November 18, , Baylor fired football coach Guy Morriss and announced on November 28, that former University of Houston head coach Art Briles as the new coach.
During the season, Briles led Baylor to finish with a 7—5 regular season record. Baylor earned an invitation to the Texas Bowl in Houston after finishing the regular season with a 7—5 record.
The Bears subsequently lost the Texas Bowl to Illinois, however. In the regular season the Bears victories included Big 12 conference wins over Kansas and Kansas St, as well as road wins over Colorado and Texas.
Building on their winning season, the Baylor Bears went on to a 9—3 6—3 Big XII regular season, finishing with five straight wins including wins against 5 Oklahoma , 25 Texas Tech , and 22 Texas.
These wins helped place Robert Griffin III at the top of the Heisman Trophy voting; he became the first Baylor player to win the award and the first Baylor player since Don Trull in to factor significantly in the voting. The Bears celebrated their successful season with a 2nd consecutive bowl appearance by being selected for the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
During the season , Baylor shocked the college football world by soundly beating 1 Kansas State 52—24 in Waco. Kansas State had dropped its two previous meetings in Waco 47—42 in and 17—3 in A yard Florence touchdown rush in the first quarter gave Baylor a 14—7 lead which was never relinquished.
The Baylor defense highlighted the game with a stout goal-line stand in the 4th quarter and intercepted Heisman hopeful Collin Klein three times, the last in the endzone to set up an yard touchdown run by Lache Seastrunk.
The victory over Kansas State represented the program's first and only win to date over a 1 ranked team and sparked a 3-game win streak for Baylor with a 52—45 overtime victory over Texas Tech in Cowboys Stadium and a 41—34 victory in Waco over 23 Oklahoma State.
On December 2, Baylor accepted a berth in the Holiday Bowl , sending the Bears to a third consecutive bowl for the first time in program history. Baylor easily defeated the ranked UCLA Bruins in the Holiday Bowl on December 27, by a final margin of 49—19 after jumping out to a 21—0 lead early in the 2nd quarter.
Coach Art Briles has led the Bears to a record of 11—1 in November and December the past 2 seasons which includes 2 bowl wins. In December former Temple coach Matt Rhule , was hired as the head Baylor football coach and given a 7-year contract.
Coincidentally, Sullivan and Smith both coached for exactly 21 seasons. Led by Steve Smith, Baylor's baseball team achieved success rarely seen before his arrival. In the 14 seasons from to , Coach Smith led the team to 12 NCAA Regional appearances , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 NCAA Super Regional appearances , , , , 3 regular season conference titles , , and a College World Series appearance In May , Steve Smith was not retained as head coach, he ended his tenure at Baylor with a record.
Mulkey became the first women's coach and only the third coach in history to win an NCAA Division I basketball championship as both a player and a coach, joining Dean Smith and Bob Knight.
In , they finished a perfect 40—0, became the first men's or women's college basketball team to finish 40—0, and won their second national NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship. In , the Lady Bears won both the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles and made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament before falling to Louisville in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the women's tournament.
Baylor Bears basketball[ edit ] Main article: Baylor Bears basketball The men's basketball program was plagued by a scandal in Patrick Dennehy, a player for the team, was murdered by Carlton Dotson, a former Baylor player who had been kicked off the team.
Then-coach Dave Bliss was forced to resign amidst allegations that he had made financial payments to four players while also making public statements that had characterized Dennehy as a drug dealer.
The school placed itself on probation, limited itself to 7 scholarships for two years, and imposed a post-season ban for the —05 academic year. Additionally, the NCAA further punished the team by initiating a non-conference ban for the — season and extending the probationary period during which the school would have limited recruiting privileges.
The Bears were hindered by only having 7 scholarship players and recorded only one win in conference play. In spite of these challenges, head coach Scott Drew was able to put together a signing class ranked No.
Baylor would make another trip to the Elite Eight in before losing to eventual national champion Kentucky.
Baylor men's teams won five conference championships in the former Southwest Conference , , , , Both the men and women call the Ferrell Center home, which was built in Previously they played in the Heart of Texas Coliseum.
The team has won 11 conference regular season titles in the past 13 years, including 9 straight conference regular season championships dating from to The team has won the conference tournament title 8 times in the past 9 years.
The Baylor tennis team has the most conference titles and best winning percentage of any Big 12 tennis team. Track and field[ edit ] Main article: Baylor Bears Track and Field Baylor's most notable sports program is undoubtedly its track and field team, producing nine Olympic gold medals, 36 NCAA championships, and All-Americas performances.
A majority of the All-Americans coming under the year tenure of head coach Clyde Hart. Baylor grads won gold in the meter dash at three consecutive Olympics Johnson in '96 and '00, then Wariner in '