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April 6, 2005 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The little Louisiana Tech spitfire point guard who was on the first NCAA women's basketball tournament championship team in 1982 was back in the winner's circle last night. This time, however, she was there as Baylor's coach. Kim Mulkey-Robertson guided the Bears to their first NCAA title with an 84-62 win over Michigan State in front of a sellout crowd of 28,937 at the RCA Dome. That made Mulkey-Robertson the first woman to win the NCAA basketball title as a player and a coach.
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June 22, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
All athletes transferring to Baylor should undergo criminal background checks and allow access to disciplinary records at previous colleges, a university task force recommended yesterday. Several recruiting-policy recommendations were made by the task force, which was formed by the school to address NCAA violations and other problems discovered last summer after basketball player Patrick Dennehy was killed. His former teammate, Carlton Dotson, was charged with murder and is jailed in Waco, Texas, awaiting an August trial.
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February 27, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Baylor coach Dave Bliss made payments to players, allowed major NCAA infractions and then tried to cover up the improprieties, the school president said yesterday. In summing up a 7-month internal investigation, president Robert Sloan said Baylor "failed to exercise appropriate institutional control" and missed clues that could have stopped wrongdoing by Bliss. The school will send its report next week to the NCAA, which could impose even harsher sanctions or accept Baylor's self-imposed penalties of reduced scholarships, an additional year of probation and a 1-year ban on postseason play.
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September 9, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Ian McCaw was hired yesterday as athletic director at Baylor, a school shaken by scandal and the slaying of one of its basketball players. McCaw left the same job at Massachusetts; previously he ran the athletic departments at Northeastern and Tulane. "Baylor represents a pinnacle personal and professional position for me," he said at a news conference. He replaces Tom Stanton, who resigned exactly 1 month earlier as the fallout began from the death of Patrick Dennehy.
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March 4, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Chelsea Whitaker had 16 points and eight assists, many at key times for Baylor, and the seventh-ranked Bears (24-3, 14-2 Big Twelve) clinched their first Big Twelve regular season title outright with a 79-69 win over No. 13 Texas Tech (21-6, 12-4) last night in Waco, Texas. Gonzaga 77, Portland 42 - Ashley Burke scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half and No. 24 Gonzaga (26-2) extended its winning streak to 22 games by beating Portland (6-22) in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament in Santa Clara, Calif.
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March 21, 2010 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
With its first NCAA tournament victory in 60 years out of the way, Baylor has now earned an extended stay. LaceDarius Dunn scored 26 points as the third-seeded Bears beat 11th-seeded Old Dominion, 76-68, yesterday in New Orleans in the second round of the South Regional. The Bears squandered a 14-point first-half lead but went on a late 8-1 run to pull away. Baylor (27-7) now heads back to its home state to play No. 10 seed St. Mary's in Houston in a Sweet 16 game. Baylor struggled to beat Sam Houston State in the first round for its first NCAA tournament win since 1950, but the Bears arrived loose and confident vs. ODU, using a barrage of early three-pointers and alley-oops to take a double-digit lead.
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April 4, 2012 | Associated Press
DENVER - Fueled by the best big player in women's college basketball, Baylor decisively defeated Notre Dame, 80-61, in Tuesday night's NCAA championship. The Bears got 26 points from 6-foot-8 junior center Brittney Griner and became the first college team to finish a season 40-0. It was Baylor's second national title, both under coach Kim Mulkey. The first came in 2003. Griner, the AP player of the year, also grabbed 13 rebounds. A year ago, Notre Dame (35-4)
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February 13, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Coach Roy Williams knew No. 6 Kansas was looking past Baylor, so he told his Jayhawks to snap out of it before tipoff. Williams told them again when the Bears scored the game's first 10 points, and again when his team was down by 25 at halftime. Kansas eventually got the message and rallied, but it wasn't enough as the Bears beat the Jayhawks, 85-77, last night for their first win over a Top 10 team in 11 years. "I don't know that I've ever been part of a more complete breakdown," Williams said.
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January 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
PERRY JONES III had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Pierre Jackson added 16 points and No. 6 Baylor bounced back after its first two losses of the season to beat host Oklahoma, 77-65, last night. The Bears (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) led throughout but needed a strong finish to put away the Sooners, who were within 62-60 in the final 5 minutes. Quincy Acy contributed 13 points and three blocks for Baylor, which shot 54 percent to get back on the winning track after losses to Kansas and Missouri, both Top 10 teams.
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April 2, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NOTRE DAME is back in the national championship thanks to Skylar Diggins' steady leadership and Brittany Mallory's clutch shooting. Diggins scored 19 points, Mallory hit two big three-pointers in overtime and the Irish beat Connecticut, 83-75, on Sunday night in Denver. The two hooked up for a game-turning play in overtime when Diggins stood her ground on a fastbreak, blocked the shot to prevent the Huskies from retaking the lead, then fed Mallory at the other end for her second important three.
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May 30, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Chris Mondics, STAFF WRITERS
The two Philadelphia lawyers whose investigation led to the ouster of former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr as president of Baylor University are former veteran sex-crimes prosecutors who have built a practice helping institutions respond to allegations of sexual abuse. After a 10-month probe and 65 interviews, Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez produced a damning report that said the university did not take seriously the complaints of women who had been assaulted by university football players - and even actively discouraged victims from filing complaints.
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May 22, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The 76ers held pre-draft workouts Friday for six players, the highest regarded being Baylor forward Taurean Prince, but their biggest task remains whom to select at No. 1, where forwards Ben Simmons of LSU and Brandon Ingram of Duke are competing for the top spot. Leading up to the June 23 draft, Sixers coach Brett Brown assured that the team would do the proper homework, a time-consuming task. "It will be the man hours and time required that people would expect and deserve," Brown said Friday after the workouts at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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November 15, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two weeks of polls compiled by the College Football Playoff selection committee, the prevailing thought is: Those folks really don't like the Big 12 very much, do they? The number of unbeaten teams in the conference dropped from three to two last week after Oklahoma State's thrashing of Texas Christian, but neither Baylor nor the Cowboys moved into one of those coveted top-four spots. The Bears stayed at No. 6 this week, and Oklahoma State moved up six spots to No. 8. Baylor will face a ranked team for the first time this season when it hosts No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday night.
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March 4, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seven players from Texas and No. 14 Baylor were ejected for leaving the bench in the Longhorns' 61-59 overtime win Monday after a brief skirmish between Texas' Isaiah Taylor and Baylor's Royce O'Neal. Taylor scored the winner with 4.8 seconds left in the Big 12 game. Virginia 59, Syracuse 47 - Anthony Gill scored 17 points as the second-ranked Cavaliers beat the host Orange to win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. Mike Tobey, Malcolm Brogdon, and London Perrantes, playing with a broken nose, all scored 10 points for Virginia.
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January 15, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THEY'RE GENIUSES, those guys. No, not Ohio State's Urban Meyer or Oregon's Mark Helfrich, or even our own Chip Kelly, who turned one of them into a sports science guru and the other into a successful head coach and then watched his influence play against itself in a wonderfully entertaining and surprising national championship game Monday night. (Wonder what that Widener football coach thought about that!) No, the geniuses were those 12 people who picked the right four teams back on Dec. 7, shaking off the shaking heads of many, myself included, who had drank the Kool-Aid about the Southeastern Conference's superiority and the relative strength of the two Big 12 teams and bought lock, stock and barrel that the Big Ten was a conference filled with pinky toes.
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December 9, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THERE REALLY wasn't any wrong answer to the question of who should be the fourth and final team in the first FBS playoff. You could have made a case for Ohio State, Baylor or TCU. The Selection Committee, not shockingly, went with Ohio State, which was fifth in last week's College Football Playoff poll. That was before the Buckeyes and their new quarterback - the second Urban Meyer has had to go with since Braxton Miller went down in August - gutted Wisconsin (10-3) in Saturday's Big Ten title game, 59-0.
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June 24, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THIS WAS supposed to be an exciting week for Baylor's Isaiah Austin. The 7-1 center, who played despite being blind in one eye, was looking forward to hearing his name announced at Thursday's NBA draft. But yesterday, the school announced devastating news: The 20-year-old has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, the life-threatening genetic disorder from which professional volleyball player Flo Hyman died in January 1986. "They told me that my arteries in my heart are enlarged and that if I overwork myself or push too hard that my heart could rupture," Austin told ESPN yesterday while fighting back tears.
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January 2, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
WACO, Texas - Maybe it was fate that drew Shawn Oakman to Baylor, a school built on the promise of redemption, one whose athletic program itself has undergone a conversion as dramatic as any sinner's. "When I got here," said Oakman, gazing at the endless Central Texas horizon, "I had a lot of growing up to do. " Twenty-one months ago, the Penn Wood High graduate, a large and highly touted freshman lineman, was booted off Penn State's football team. His GPA was low, his penchant for trouble high.
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December 8, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and No. 5 Kentucky beat No. 9 Baylor, 133-130, on Friday night in Arlington, Texas, in the highest-scoring Division I women's game in history. The previous high for a Division I women's game was 254 points in Southern Methdist's 127-125 win over Texas Christian, also in four OTs, on Jan. 25, 1997. Louisville star out. Louisville starting guard Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after she was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.
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November 22, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
ONLY TWICE in the first 15 seasons of the BCS has a team from one of the six major conferences finished unbeaten and not made it to the national-title game: Auburn (SEC) in 2004 and Cincinnati (Big East) in 2009. This year, two more could get left out. Which, for many, might be a fitting way for the BCS to go out. But there are still 3 weeks to go. Whenever most folks begin to think they have it all figured out, it often turns out that they don't. If this were next year and the four major unbeatens all remained that way, it obviously would make for a perfect debut for that new playoff scenario.
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