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Baylor hires ex-UNC coach Fedora as offensive coordinator

Jan. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has hired former North Carolina and Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for new head coach Dave Aranda. Fedora, an offensive analyst for Texas this past season, started his college coaching career at Baylor. He was a Bears...

Texas Tech guard Sydney Goodson, left, grabs a rebound over Baylor center Queen Egbo, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Waco Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 2 Baylor women beat Texas Tech for 50th home win in row

Jan. 25, 2020 6:54 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor keeps extending all of its winning streaks. The last two games have just been a little closer without their leading scorer. With NaLyssa Smith sidelined again because of a right high ankle sprain, Juicy Landrum scored 20 points and the Lady Bears beat Texas Tech 87-79 on...

Baylor guard DiDi Richards (2) drives to the basket against Texas Christian guard Kianna Ray (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Baylor won 66-57. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

No. 2 Baylor women beat TCU 66-57 for 46th straight B12 win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:01 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sometimes even No. 2 Baylor just has to find a way to win in the Big 12. The defending national champion Lady Bears, who have won the last nine league titles, overcame the absence of their leading scorer and a fourth-quarter deficit for a 66-57 victory over TCU on Wednesday night. ...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda hires one of his mentors as Bears DC

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — New Baylor coach Dave Aranda has hired one of his former bosses as the new defensive coordinator of the Bears. Ron Roberts spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, which ranked 18th nationally this season allowing only 19.7 points per game. That was...

Oklahoma forward Jalen Hill (1) Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) and Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle (21) reach for the loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP photo/ Jerry Larson)

Baylor up to No. 1, beats Oklahoma 61-57 for 15th win in row

Jan. 21, 2020 12:37 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Freddie Gillespie and the Baylor Bears can now say they have been No. 1 during the season. “Outside of that, guys have bigger goals," Gillespie said. “That's nice, thank God for it, but now just move forward.” MaCio Teague had 16 points, fellow transfer Davion...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda sensed something special with Bears

Jan. 20, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film...

Baylor forward Lauren Cox, right, pulls down a rebound over West Virginia center Blessing Ejiofor, center, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 2 Baylor women Big 12-record 45th straight league win

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Mulkey is getting plenty of chances to use them all, and the defending national champion has another record winning streak. Moon Ursin, one of the...

Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) passes the ball as TCU's Desmond Bane (1) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Manek lights it up in Oklahoma's 83-63 win over TCU

Jan. 18, 2020 5:21 PM EST

Brady Manek made his home in the corner. Oklahoma’s junior forward found plenty of opportunities for his favorite shot — the corner 3-pointer — on Saturday against TCU and took advantage. Manek scored a career-high 31 points to help the Sooners to an 83-63 home win over the Horned Frogs....

FILE - In this  Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda runs on the field against Arkansas in an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. Baylor is finalizing a deal to make LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda the new coach of the Bears, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school was not ready to make any official announcement on Matt Rhule's successor.(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)

Baylor hires LSU's Aranda as head coach

Jan. 17, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Baylor hired LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its new head coach Thursday, three days after the Tigers completed their undefeated national championship. Aranda, a head coach for the first time, takes over a Big 12 program in much better shape than it was when Matt Rhule got there more than three years...

AP source: Baylor finalizing deal to hire LSU's Dave Aranda as new football coach.

Jan. 16, 2020 5:37 PM EST
WACO, Texas (AP) — AP source: Baylor finalizing deal to hire LSU's Dave Aranda as new football coach.