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Back in the fall of 2011 as the Art Briles-coached Baylor football team, led by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, was putting the pedal to the metal en route to the school’s first double-digit-victory season, athletic director Ian McCaw was working on ensuring wins down the road.

One fortuitous day, McCaw took a call from a lower-level school looking for a game and a payday.

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Former Baylor safety Travon Blanchard tweeted Saturday that he will be walking on to Texas A&M University-Commerce for this season.

Baylor suspended Blanchard in February after a woman who accused him of multiple acts of violence against her requested a protective order from a judge.

Blanchard was arrested in July on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from the allegations that led to his suspension.

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No matter the age, the class, or whether they’re scholarship players or walk-ons, “I’ll always play the best player, no matter who they are or what age,” he said.

Putting his words into action, the first-year Baylor head coach has a freshman starting at center (Ryan Miller), at least two others competing for starting positions (wide receiver R.J. Sneed and cornerback Harrison Hand) and about a dozen true freshmen who could play this season.

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Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and, answered your questions recently. Here are some highlights:

If things go south for Kevin Sumlin this season, who do you see Texas A&M going after? And who would be the best fit in College Station?

Scruggs: The Aggies will try to land a big fish if they move on from Kevin Sumlin. Chip Kelly seems to be the kind of head coach the big money boosters the Aggies can make a headline splash with.

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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon 2017 – Fundraising for Welfare of Climbing Sherpa/Climbers

After successfull summit attempt to the world highest mountain Mt Everest (8848m) by the Gurkha Everest Expedition 2017, six climbing members are going back to the Everest Base Camp to participate on the world’s highest Marathon – Tenzing Hillary Marathon 2017 in support of Welfare of Climbing Sherpa/Porters.

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ASHBURN, Va. — When Phil Taylor wanted to call it a career, his wife and son pushed back.

Taylor’s wife, Dajana, told him he needed to get back on the football field, and son Phil Jr. didn’t want to see his father give up on the dream of playing in the NFL.

“They kept my will in it, and I kept going at it,” Taylor said. “I might not have been in a place I wanted to be mentally, but at the same time I kept fighting to get back out here.”

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BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon’s return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain.

The former Pro Bowl wide receiver hasn’t played in the regular season since 2014. He was due to return from a four-game suspension at the start of last season before being banned indefinitely last year for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

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You know the big names but here are five guys who are about to burst on the scene for Baylor:

Blake Lynch, SO, WR

The Baylor Bears offense is going to see a few new faces this upcoming season. Sophomore Blake Lynch will receive more playing time this season due to the departure of last year’s starters, KD Cannon and Ishmael Zamora. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver flashed signs of his ability during his freshman campaign and with strong training camp, the Sophomore is ready to leave his mark on opposing defense across the Big-12. Lynch’s main competition for targets this season in Matt Rhule’s offense will be with fellow wide receiver Chris Platt, both of whom crack the Baylor breakout players list.

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Florida Atlantic Owls head football coach Lane Kiffin and offensive coordinator Kendal Briles said Sunday that they are both in communication with former Baylor head coach Art Briles regarding offensive principles.

According to Matthew DeFranks of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Kiffin and Briles said they have reached out informally to the elder Briles because of his knowledge and experience running the uptempo offense they are employing at FAU.


A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that Baylor University must release underlying documents in its investigation into the school’s handling of sexual violence that led to the ouster of president Ken Starr and firing of head football coach Art Briles last year.

The ruling came in a Title IX gender equity lawsuit filed against the school on behalf of 10 women who attended Baylor and claimed that school officials failed to properly respond to and investigate their reports of assault.

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