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Wildcats win opening-round playoff game

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 19, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

For the third time in the last four seasons, the Baker Wildcats have won their opening-round game of the NAIA FCS Playoffs and will now advance into the quarterfinals. No. 2 Baker beat No. 13 Sterling College 44-21 on Saturday at Liston Stadium. “I like our football team and I’ve been saying it...

Nurse Ruth still one of BU’s most passionate fans

Nurse Ruth still one of BU’s most passionate fans

Story by Riley Swickard, Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

After the Baker football team emerged victorious against Missouri Valley on Nov. 5, the BU players made their way to the center of the field for a post-game talk. Missouri Valley handed Baker its only conference loss during the 2015 season, but this year's win meant the Wildcats had clinched at least...

After perfect regular season, No. 2 Wildcats ready for playoffs

After perfect regular season, No. 2 Wildcats ready for playoffs

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Head coach Mike Grossner was splashed with Gatorade as the Wildcats celebrated their 46-13 win over Evangel on Saturday afternoon. Grossner is getting used to celebrations, but this one still held special significance. “How many times are you going to get to celebrate an undefeated season?” Grossner...

Second-ranked Wildcats score late for 10th-straight win

Second-ranked Wildcats score late for 10th-straight win

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Wildcats trailed No. 9 Missouri Valley 28-24, and their perfect season was on the line when the Baker offense marched out onto the field with 1:54 to play on Saturday. Junior quarterback Logan Brettell then led Baker 68 yards down the field in only six plays, and junior running back Cornell...

Football rolls CMU, ready for No. 9 Missouri Valley

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

After blowing out Central Methodist 73-26 on Saturday in Fayette, Missouri, the No. 2 Baker Wildcats are 9-0 and in prime position to win the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s South Division. The Wildcats have won 15 consecutive conference games and 19 of their last 20 in Heart play, dating back...

Wildcats win at MNU for first time since 1996

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 22, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker Wildcats went into the locker room on Saturday afternoon in Olathe trailing for the first time this season. MNU led Baker 17-14 at the end of the first half, and the Pioneers were looking for their 15th win in their last 17 football games against Baker. But the Wildcats exploded in the...

Wildcats win big on Maple Leaf weekend

Wildcats win big on Maple Leaf weekend

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 16, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker football team is off to a 7-0 start for the second time since 2014. The Wildcats beat the Avila Eagles 52-7 on Saturday night at Liston Stadium and improved to 15-0 all time against the Eagles. Even though the Wildcats scored 52 points and accumulated 429 yards of offense, Baker didn’t...

No. 3 Wildcats reach halfway point undefeated

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 2, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Baker enters its bye week with an unblemished record after beating No. 22 Peru State 42-21 on Saturday in Peru, Nebraska. For the second time in the last three years, the Baker Wildcats are 6-0 to begin the season. “I love the mentality of our football team,” head football coach Mike Grossner...

No. 4 Wildcats roll Ravens, improve to 5-0

No. 4 Wildcats roll Ravens, improve to 5-0

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 4 Baker Wildcats avenged their only regular season loss of the 2015 season with a 60-7 win over the No. 12 Benedictine College Ravens on Saturday at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats outscored the Ravens 51-0 after the first quarter and kept their perfect 5-0 record intact. “That was a good football...

Big win at Graceland sets up homecoming showdown

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 4 Baker Wildcats picked up their fourth win in four games with a 44-15 victory at Graceland in Lamoni, Iowa , on Saturday. After leading only 16-3 at halftime, the Wildcats scored 28 second-half points to win their second-straight road game. After leading the NAIA in passing offense through...

Wildcats start 3-0 for third straight season

Wildcats start 3-0 for third straight season

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 4 Baker Wildcats have opened the season with three wins and no losses for the third consecutive year. Baker dominated No. 6 Grand View 36-13 in the season opener, dismantled Culver-Stockton 89-27 in its second game and shut down William Penn’s triple option on Saturday, 41-7. “I love this...

Johnson, offense explode in win at William Penn

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 11, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 5 Baker Wildcat football team picked up its first road win of the 2016 season with a dominant 41-7 win over William Penn on Saturday in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Senior wide receiver Quanzee Jonson’s four receiving touchdowns helped power the Wildcats to a 3-0 start this fall. Johnson scored Baker’s...