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Wildcats defeat Graceland

Wildcats defeat Graceland

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

After a tough loss to Grandview last week, the Wildcats got back on track with a big win over the Graceland University Yellow Jackets. The Wildcats went ahead on the first drive after a 77-yard run for a touchdown by running back JD Woods. On Graceland’s first offense drive Mikeice Adams picked...

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The no. 8 ranked Baker University Wildcats football team hosted the no. 12 ranked Grandview University Vikings in the home opener at Liston Stadium this past Saturday on September 7, 2019. The Vikings offense started off hot as they received the ball to open the game and marched down the field to the...

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...

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...

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Assistant Photo Editor

November 7, 2018

The Wildcats run through the Missouri Valley Vikings Nov. 3 at Liston Stadium with a 73-14 victory. Sophomore JD Woods ran for 284 yards and four touchdowns and sophomore Marco Aquinaga collected 219 total yards and two touchdowns. The 'Cats defense was led by seniors Indie Allen and Kegan Schumann,...

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Story by Alex Fortuna and Jenna Black

October 1, 2018

The No. 11 Wildcats took on No. 16 Benedictine College for the homecoming game Sept. 29. Baker fell short to the Benedictine Ravens 23-12. The Ravens beat the ‘Cats on the ground as two different running backs carried for over 100 yards. Sophomore JD Woods tried to keep the ‘Cats in the game wi...

Football ends season in first round

Football ends season in first round

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017

The Baker football team ended Saturday in an NAIA-FCS first round 36-33 loss to Georgetown College. The Baker Wildcats end their season with a 10-2 record, while Georgetown improves to 10-1 and moves on to the NAIA-FCS quarterfinals. Georgetown proved to be Baker’s hardest opponent this season in a game that saw seve...

‘Cats capture third conference title

‘Cats capture third conference title

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017

The Baker football team defeated Evangel 26-6 Saturday, earning the team’s third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division title. Freshman JD Woods was the first to put Baker in motion with a 31-yard touchdown run two minutes into the game. The extra-point from senior Clarence...

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017

The Missouri Valley Vikings handed Baker its first loss of the season, breaking its Heart of America Athletic Conference winning streak as well. Before the 27-22 loss, the Wildcats were unbeaten in the last 26 Heart games since Sept. 26, 2015, at Benedictine. This puts the ‘Cats at 9-1 overall and...

Woods breaks record in 49-0 CMU shutout

Woods breaks record in 49-0 CMU shutout

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017

The No. 2 ranked Baker Wildcats celebrated senior day with a 49-0 shutout victory against Central Methodist last Saturday at Liston Stadium. While the day was focused on the seniors' accomplishments over their time on the team, eyes were on freshman JD Woods, who had 313 yards on 28 attempts, breaking...

Football defeats Peru State, breaks records

Football defeats Peru State, breaks records

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017

The Baker football team had another record-setting game this past Saturday, when the team defeated Peru State 65-42. Senior quarterback Logan Brettell broke the school record for all-time passing yards set by Mack Brown on Sept. 30. Senior Clarence Clark was able to connect on a 99-yard touchdown pass fro...