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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...

Wildcats cruise past MNU, 38-19

Wildcats cruise past MNU, 38-19

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
October 25, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The Wildcats, who now have a 7-1 record, will take on the 3-5 Central Methodist University Eagles at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Liston Stadium. It will be senior day, the team’s final home game of the season. The Baker Wildcats turned what was anticipated to be a competitive rivalry game into...

Football team ready for emotional showdown with MNU

Football team ready for emotional showdown with MNU

Story by Chad
October 20, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

For every team, there is usually one game per year that seems to matter the most. Junior quarterback Nick Marra does not mince words when talking about Saturday's home game against the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers. “I don’t like them," Marra said. "I want them to come into Liston Stadiu...

No. 4 Wildcats pound Avila, 42-14

No. 4 Wildcats pound Avila, 42-14

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
October 18, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Any worries about the Baker football team looking past Avila University were wiped away early Saturday, as the No. 4 Wildcats stormed ahead in the first half to defeat the Eagles 42-14. “You can never look at somebody’s record in college football, because you’re going to get their best play,...

BU becoming Wide Receiver U

BU becoming Wide Receiver U

Story by Jim
October 7, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

One great wide receiver can change a team’s offensive strategy entirely, and a championship team needs at least one receiver capable of changing a game in one play. Baker has five high-impact receivers, not only on the same team, but on the field at the same time in every five-wide situation. Ba...

Clarence Clark returns to All-American form

Clarence Clark returns to All-American form

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
October 6, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Through six games, sophomore wide receiver Clarence Clark has emerged as the top wideout for the No. 6 Baker Wildcat football team. After missing the 2014 season due to injury Clark has come back, almost better than ever. “It’s the little things with him,” junior quarterback Nick Marra said....