November 28, 2007: Former University of Houston coach Art Briles is hired as Baylor University’s 25th football coach.
July 24, 2008: Baylor’s board of regents fired university president John M. Lilley, saying he was unable to unite the school’s students, faculty, and administrators. David E. Garland is named interim president.
February 4, 2009: Tevin Elliott, an outside linebacker from Mount Pleasant, Texas, signs a national letter of intent with Baylor as part of its 2009 recruiting class.
October 31, 2009: Olivia*, a Baylor female student-athlete, accused Elliott of sexually assaulting her while she was passed out in her bed after a Halloween party. She never contacted police or university officials about the incident.
February 15, 2010: Pepperdine University law professor Kenneth Starr, a former U.S. Solicitor General and federal circuit judge, is named Baylor University’s 14th president. He officially took office on June 1, 2010.
March 23, 2010: Bears cornerback Antareis Bryan is arrested for physically assaulting his girlfriend. Police officers observed she had a bloody lip and red marks on her arms. Bryan played in eight games in 2010, and the criminal case was dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program.
March 19, 2011: Leslie*, a TCU student who was visiting Waco, Texas, during spring break, told police and a sexual assault nurse that Baylor football player Tevin Elliott sexually assaulted her in the bathroom of a nightclub. Two days later, Leslie told Waco police that she didn’t want to pursue criminal charges because the incident was a “he said she said” situation and her actions might be considered “implied consent.”
April 4, 2011: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issues the “Dear Colleague” letter to more than 7,000 colleges that receive federal money, dictating the specific procedures that colleges must use to adjudicate allegations of sexual assault by students.
September 28, 2011: Phoebe*, a McLennan County Community College student, told Waco police that Elliott inappropriately touched her and locked her in her bedroom. Waco police detective Fabian Klecka informed Baylor police detective Brent Howell about the incident.
f Washington 67-56 in the Alamo Bowl to win their first bowl game since 1992. Their 11 victories tied a school record for most wins in a single season.
March 27, 2012: Baylor football player Tevin Elliott is accused of raping Samantha*, another student-athlete, at her off-campus apartment in Waco, Texas. Four days later, she called police after Elliott blocked her car in a parking lot.
March 29, 2012: Baylor officials sanctioned Elliott and placed him on disciplinary probation for misconduct and improperly touching Phoebe during the November 2011 incident at her apartment.
April 3, 2012: The Baylor women’s basketball team defeated Notre Dame 80-61 in the NCAA tournament championship game to finish the season with a perfect 40-0 record. Junior Brittney Griner was named national player of the year.
April 15, 2012: Elliott raped Baylor student Jasmin Hernandez outside an off-campus party in Waco, Texas. Hernandez reported the incident to police and a sexual assault nurse later that morning. Jennifer*, another Baylor female student, alleged being gang raped by 10 to 15 other football players at what has been described as the same party.
April 27, 2012: Briles suspended Elliott from the Baylor football team for an “unspecified violation” of team rules. Waco police arrested Elliott three days later for sexually assaulting Hernandez.
June 6, 2012: Upon hearing news of Elliott’s arrest, Olivia reports her alleged assault from 2009 to Waco police.
July 2, 2012: Former Penn State football player Shawn Oakman transferred to Baylor, after Nittany Lions coach Bill O’Brien dismissed him from the team following an incident in which he allegedly grabbed a woman’s wrist during an altercation at an on-campus eatery.
January 10, 2013: Baylor football player Shawn Oakman’s girlfriend accused him of physically assaulting her. A police report indicated the woman told police he shoved her face into brick walls and a cabinet and clutter on her bed, hurting her lip, which an officer said was swollen. The woman didn’t want to pursue the case and no criminal charges were filed.
March 2, 2013: Baylor football player Shamycheal Chatman allegedly sexually assaulted a female student athletic trainer with the football team. No criminal charges are filed. Baylor officials outside the athletic department handle the incident internally and the female student switches to a different sport. Around the same time Chatman is kicked off the team for an unrelated marijuana violation.
April 2013: Erica*, a Baylor volleyball player told then-volleyball coach Jim Barnes that five football players had raped her at an off-campus party a year earlier. Barnes shared the players’ names with McCaw and Briles. McCaw told Barnes to tell Erica to call the university’s legal affairs office.
April 18, 2013: Baylor football players Tre’Von Armstead and Chatman allegedly sexually assault Mary*, a Baylor student and member of the Baylor Bruins recruiting hostess program, at her apartment following a party for the school’s annual Diadeloso celebration. After initially telling police that “nothing happened,” Mary reported the incident and had a sexual assault exam two days later.