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Wildcats score 89 in win over Culver-Stockton

Wildcats score 89 in win over Culver-Stockton

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 4, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 5 Baker Wildcats put together a record-breaking day in an 89-27 beatdown of Culver-Stockton College on Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. Baker improved to 2-0 with the win and broke a 96-year old school record in the process. “I think we have the best defense in the country, and I believe...

No. 5 Wildcats make a statement with opening win

No. 5 Wildcats make a statement with opening win

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 27, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

For the second straight season, the No. 5 Baker Wildcats opened up their season with a win over the No. 6 Grand View Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. Unlike last season, Baker dominated Grand View from start to finish and picked up a 36-13 win. “I think we wore them out,” head...

No. 5 BU football team set for 2016 season

No. 5 BU football team set for 2016 season

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team begins its 2016 campaign as the No. 5 team in the NAIA after winning the Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division in 2015 and reaching the second round of the playoffs. The Wildcats have many tools back and look to continue their surge toward the top of the NAIA in...

Dual threat: Tennis standout Rahachou also plays football

Dual threat: Tennis standout Rahachou also plays football

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

January 29, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports, Tennis

From Minsk, Belarus, to the football field and tennis courts of Baldwin City, senior Spartak Rahachou is no stranger to change. However, this did not stop the dual-sport athlete from becoming the first tennis national qualifier in Baker history last September at the 2015 NAIA Central-South/Southwest...

Wildcats fall in football quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football season came to an end Saturday when the Wildcats were defeated by Southern Oregon University 24-19 at Liston Stadium in the second round of the NAIA playoffs. Although the Wildcats fell short of winning, head coach Mike Grossner was proud of their effort. “I thought we played...

Morse coaches quarterbacks in return to Baker

Morse coaches quarterbacks in return to Baker

Story by Richard Alexander

November 23, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

For the 2015 football season, the Wildcats welcomed back former quarterback Jake Morse, who now teaches his former position as a member of the coaching staff. Morse spent the 2014 football season as a graduate assistant with Texas Tech, and his experience there seems to have paid off for the Wildcats’...

Football team reaches national quarterfinals

Football team reaches national quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 22, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Through the cold and wind, Baker’s offense was effective against the warm-weather Point University’s defense in a 68-21 win on Saturday at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats put up a season-high 605 yards of total offense and are now one step closer to the NAIA Championship Game in Daytona Beach. “You...

Football captures South Division title in wild finish

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker Wildcats came into Saturday’s game at Evangel University ranked No. 2 in the NAIA with a 9-1 record. They outgained the Crusaders 486-253, forced four turnovers and held a 31-7 lead at halftime. Yet with 2:28 to go in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats found themselves down 35-31 to a team...

Football team one win away from an outright Heart South Division title

Football team one win away from an outright Heart South Division title

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

The clock ticked down on the scoreboard at Volney C. Ashford Stadium in Marshall, Missouri, on Saturday, and the No. 2 Baker Wildcats knew that they had just accomplished something huge. With a 26-0 win against the Missouri Valley College Vikings, the Wildcats clinched at least a share of the Heart of...

Wildcats roll past Missouri Valley 26-0

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 8, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 3 Baker Wildcat football team overcame its lowest offensive output of the season with great defense and special teams to shut out the Missouri Valley College Vikings, 26-0. “It was hard to watch, but we played real well in two out of three phases, and we came away with a victory on their...

No. 3 Wildcats win on senior day

No. 3 Wildcats win on senior day

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

When junior quarterback Nick Marra went down in the first quarter with an injury, the last thing sophomore Logan Brettell expected was to complete 22 of his first 23 passes. “It all happened so quick, that I didn’t really have time to think about things or get nervous at all,” Brettell said....

Cornell Brown goes from Baldwin High to Baker U

Cornell Brown goes from Baldwin High to Baker U

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

When the Baker football team plays at Liston Stadium, a familiar name echoes through the speakers and into the residential areas of Baldwin City. Whether it’s a handoff, a reception or a kick return, Baldwin residents have often heard the name “Cornell Brown." Brown has been one of the breakout...