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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...

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...

Baker Football beats MNU

Baker Football beats MNU

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

The no. 24 Baker University Wildcats opened up play in the Heart of America South Division by facing no.23 ranked MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats controlled every facet of the game to come away with a 49-20 victory over the conference foe. The Wildcats did not waste any...

Football Homecoming v. Clarke University

Football Homecoming v. Clarke University

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

October 6, 2019

The no. 24 ranked Baker University Wildcats easily handled the Clarke University Pride as the Wildcats defeated the Pride 60-6 on Homecoming Weekend. The Pride received the ball to start the game, but the Wildcats held the Pride to a three and out. Ethan Barnard gave the Wildcats a 3-0 lead to...

Baker Football falls to William Penn University

Baker Football falls to William Penn University

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 22, 2019

The Wildcats football team hosted William Penn University Statesmen at Liston Stadium during Baker University’s Family Weekend. The Wildcats started off strong, scoring midway through the first quarter with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Marco Aguinaga to Sam Huckabee. However, that would be the...

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...