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Student Dialogos presentation: A discussion on athletes and risk

Student Dialogos presentation: A discussion on athletes and risk

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Athletes are put through a great deal of physical and emotional stress. Though participation in collegiate athletics is meant to be enjoyable, and is for many people, a student-athlete’s personal well-being can be put at risk. Among the many Baker Dialogos presentations was one that aimed to identify...

Brees seeks national championship

Brees seeks national championship

Story by Riley Swickard, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2019

If you follow the Baker Athletics headlines, you might have seen or heard the name Olivia Brees mentioned quite a few times over the last four years. Her successes on both the women’s volleyball and women’s softball team for Baker University has earned her over 20 awards and recognition throughout ...

Baker adds eSports team

Baker adds eSports team

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2019

The athletic department announced the addition of an eSports team to enter Baker’s Fall 2019 sports roster. eSports is a relatively new, up-and-coming sport where athletes compete against each other in video games. It will be offered as a co-ed varsity scholarship-eligible sport just like any other...

Track coach recruits California athletes

Track coach recruits California athletes

Story by Sydney Boaz, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Going into his fourth season as the head coach of Baker’s track and field team, Ryan Pitts continues to successfully build and develop the program. His California background has attracted a significant number of athletes, creating a pipeline between his home state and Baker University. With Baker being his...

Football alumni continue careers in UK

Football alumni continue careers in UK

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 15, 2019

Baker University is well known for its football team and several star players. For most, the journey ends after senior year. However, graduates Logan Brettell, Clarence Clark and Quanzee Johnson are continuing their football career in the United Kingdom (UK). The British American Football Association i...

Lovvorn becomes Baker’s first back-to-back wrestling national champion

Lovvorn becomes Baker’s first back-to-back wrestling national champion

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

March 19, 2019

Junior Lucas Lovvorn won, for the second year in a row, the NAIA wrestling national championship on March 3. Lovvorn is Baker’s first ever two-time national champion and first undefeated wrestler, with a 38-0 record. Lovvorn was named NWCA NAIA wrestler of the year. The 174-pound championship match ...

Watson becomes race walk national champion

Watson becomes race walk national champion

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2019

The indoor track and field team traveled to Brookings, South Dakota Feb. 28-March 1 where they competed in the 54th annual NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Junior Moses Watson became Baker’s third ever track national champion in the 3,000-meter race walk while also capturing the school...

Grossner terminated as head football coach: Thoren set to lead through interim role

Grossner terminated as head football coach: Thoren set to lead through interim role

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2019

Head Football Coach Mike Grossner will no longer serve as the leader of the Baker football program. President Lynne Murray and the athletic department announced the termination of Grossner on Jan. 22. Murray states the reasoning behind Grossner’s notice of termination is due to “violations of the Univer...

The championship fate of a coin flip

The championship fate of a coin flip

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

February 15, 2019

"Heads.” This one word was the deciding factor between the Kansas City Chiefs first AFC Championship title in 50 years. The Chiefs found themselves facing the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game Jan. 20 at Arrowhead Stadium. The game would ultimately come down to a coin flip that decided...

Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

The women’s basketball team is off to a 10-1 start under the new direction of first-year Head Coach Justin Rees. The ‘Cats are ranked No. 23 in the first NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll. The strengths of the squad rely on the highly experienced seniors according to Rees. The ...

Dance team welcomes only male member

Dance team welcomes only male member

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

Dance helps freshman Stephen Long express his sexuality and embrace his personality. Dance also gave him the confidence to try out for the dance team at Baker. The multiple-time, NAIA-National-Championship-qualifying dance team welcomed Long as its only male dancer. The dancers see him as just another...