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BYU forward Lohner transferring to Baylor in his home state

May. 02, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — BYU forward Caleb Lohner is transferring to Baylor, a return to his home state after two seasons with the Cougars. Baylor coach Scott Drew said Monday that the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward had signed a financial-aid contract with the Big 12 Conference school....

Today in History: April 19, Revolutionary War begins

Apr. 19, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 19, the 109th day of 2022. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. ...

2 killed in crash of small plane near Central Texas airport

Apr. 05, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MARLIN, Texas (AP) — Two people were killed Tuesday when the small plane they were flying in crashed near a Central Texas airport, officials said. Those aboard the single-engine Cessna TU206H were a man and a woman, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. No identities...

Baylor, AD Mack Rhoades agree on 10-year contract extension

Apr. 04, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor announced a 10-year contract extension for athletic director Mack Rhoades on Monday, saying the deal would allow him to “complete his career” at the Big 12 school. Rhoades joined Baylor in 2016 after Ian McCaw resigned following an investigation that...

Baylor starters Brown, Akinjo entering names into NBA draft

Mar. 30, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor standout freshman Kendall Brown and point guard James Akinjo both announced Wednesday they are entering their names into the NBA draft. The players revealed their decisions individually on their social media accounts. Akinjo still had...

Baylor makes basketball staff changes after Tang to K-State

Mar. 29, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor basketball player Tweety Carter has been named the team's director of player development, a position that opened when Bears head coach Scott Drew made other adjustments to his staff following the departure of Jerome Tang to become Kansas State's head coach. ...

TIPPING OFF: Coach K win away from record 13th Final Four

Mar. 25, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday: GAME OF THE DAY ARKANSAS VS. DUKE Mike Krzyzewski would pass John Wooden for most Final Four appearances if No. 2 seed Duke can beat fourth-seeded Arkansas in the West Region final in San...

K-State hires Baylor assistant Jerome Tang as hoops coach

Mar. 21, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Jerome Tang to be its next basketball coach Monday, entrusting a program that's had plenty of recent success but fallen on hard times to one of the architects of Baylor's rise to national prominence. The Wildcats hired Tang to replace...

South Dakota women shock Baylor 61-47 at No. 2 seed's home

Mar. 21, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Chloe Lamb, Hannah Sjerven and Liv Korngable are super-seniors at South Dakota who came back together hoping for a special season. They have something really sweet — and are still playing, even as a No. 10 seed in the women's NCAA Tournament. Sjerven scored 16...

South Dakota women finally move on, get Baylor in 2nd round

Mar. 19, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — South Dakota is moving on in the women's NCAA Tournament for the first time. The reward is a matchup with Baylor on the second-seeded Bears' home court, where they've won 17 consecutive tournament games. “I think they’re a really, really good basketball...