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Women’s tennis undefeated after fall season

Women’s tennis undefeated after fall season

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

The Baker University Women’s Tennis team finished up their fall season undefeated with a 3-0 record while facing tough competition. In their first matchup of the year, the Wildcats faced the William Jewell Cardinals. The Wildcats and Cardinals have a history of matchups with the Cardinals. The Cardinals...

Football falls to end season

Football falls to end season

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

After finishing first in the south division of the Heart of America Conference for the fifth straight season, the Wildcats were seeded to play Kansas Wesleyan in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Coyotes were ranked no. 3 coming into the game while the Wildcats ranked no....

Men’s soccer advances to the national tournament’s second round

Men’s soccer advances to the national tournament’s second round

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 24, 2019

The Baker University men’s soccer team used their home field advantage to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in Irvine, Calif. The Wildcats were selected to be a host site in the opening round of the NAIA Mens Soccer Playoffs hosting Eastern Oregon University and Tennessee Wesleyan. The Wildcats to...

Basketball team battles Benedictine

Basketball team battles Benedictine

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

The Baker University Wildcat basketball teams traveled to Atchison, Kan. to take on the Benedictine College Ravens on Wed. Nov. 20. Both the men’s and women’s teams put up a good fight, but the Ravens eventually came out on top to take both games against the Wildcats. The women were undefeated...

Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats men’s cross-country team placed first at the Heart of America Conference Championship held in Fayette, MO. while the women's team took second place. The Wildcats were led by Greg Flores as he finished third place overall. Jackson Caldwell, Jacob Cofer and Adam Preston...

Esports team looks to add new recruits

Esports team looks to add new recruits

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Esports is rapidly growing in popularity. According to CNN, 380 million people worldwide are watching Esports this year. Additionally, by 2020, Esports broadcasts will be the second most popular sport for Americans to watch; second only to football. CNN states that more than 50 colleges have var...

Football beats Evangel to claim division title

Football beats Evangel to claim division title

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

The No.15 ranked Baker University Wildcats faced No. 17 ranked Evangel University in NAIA game of the week as it was a match up for first place in the Heart of America Conference South Division at Liston Stadium on Sat. Nov. 16. The Wildcats won the coin toss but deferred to the second half, giving...

Wrestling dominates at Dan Harris Open

Wrestling dominates at Dan Harris Open

Story by Justin Toumberlin and Makenzie Musgrove

November 12, 2019

After putting in a lot of hard work throughout the off season, the Baker University Wildcat wrestling team opened up their season at the Dan Harris Open held at Baker University in the Collins Center. The Wildcats went into the meet ranked no. 8 in the nation and lived up to expectations as they had...

Football wins fifth straight

Football wins fifth straight

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The Baker University Wildcat football team went into Fayette, Mo. on a four-game winning streak and extended it to five after defeating the Central Methodist University Eagles 41-14. After being forced to punt on their first offensive drive, the Wildcats came out strong on the second offensive drive...

Womens basketball opens up season at KCAC Classic

Womens basketball opens up season at KCAC Classic

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats women’s basketball teams opened up their season on the road in the KCAC Classic hosted at University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. The Wildcats played two games in the tournament. On Fri. Nov. 1 the Wildcats took on the host team, University of St. Mary Spires and...