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Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe to replace Briles
Baylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to replace Art Briles and lead its football program through a tumultuous time....

New Bevo, ill Mike remind us how attached we are to mascots
Word about college mascots in Texas and Louisiana this week was a reminder of the strong emotional connection sports fans have with live animal mascots....

Former Texas Tech player arrested on felony burglary charge
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Jail records show one of three Texas Tech football players kicked off the team earlier this month has been charged with felony burglary....

Uncertainty leaves Baylor in danger of return to bad ol'days
Enveloped by uncertainty, Baylor football is facing the possibility of a lost season, NCAA sanctions and the program slipping back toward the losing ways that predated Art Briles' tenure as coach....

Mississippi self-imposes scholarship cuts in football
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations and is still investigating more allegations involving first-round NFL draft pick Laremy Tunsil....

Briles' daughter calls Baylor case a 'media witch hunt'
The daughter of outgoing Baylor football coach Art Briles called the circumstances that led to his ouster a "media witch hunt" and wrote that her father is a "man of incredible character" in a Facebook post....

Art Briles built Baylor brash, bold, leaves tarnished legacy
A brash Texan with a bold approach, Art Briles made Baylor football relevant after years of wallowing in the basement of the Big 12 Conference....