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BU sports fans can now buy advance tickets

BU sports fans can now buy advance tickets

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
October 5, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Baker fans are now able to buy tickets to sporting events through the Baker athletics website. Some spectators are coming to games with tickets already in hand. “We’re trying to make it easier on fans,” Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Tyler Price said. “It’s nice you can print...

No. 8 BU football team rolls past No. 20 Peru State

No. 8 BU football team rolls past No. 20 Peru State

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
October 4, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 8 Wildcats bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 35-10 pounding of the No. 20 Peru State College Bobcats in the NAIA Game of the Week on Saturday. After giving up a season-high 35 points against Benedictine College last week, the defense was back in a rhythm on Saturday....

Football falls at Benedictine 35-31

Football falls at Benedictine 35-31

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
September 27, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The football team suffered its first loss of the season 35-31 Saturday at Benedictine College. The Ravens picked off Baker passes and utilized a nearly flawless passing attack while having a limited run game. The Wildcats, on the other hand, had their best rushing output of the season thanks to...

Football wins fourth straight, beats Graceland 52-21

Football wins fourth straight, beats Graceland 52-21

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
September 20, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 6 Baker University football team had its third straight blowout victory with a 52-21 win over Graceland University on Saturday night at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats remain undefeated at 4-0 overall. The defense was once again a turnover-creating machine, forcing three in the first 4:23 of...

Unbeaten Wildcats cruise past William Penn

Unbeaten Wildcats cruise past William Penn

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
September 13, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 15 Baker University football team has put the Heart of America Athletic Conference on notice after a second straight blowout victory, this one a 48-13 win over the No. 19 William Penn University Statesmen Saturday in the home opener at Liston Stadium. At 3-0, BU is the only remaining undefeated...

Football obliterates Culver-Stockton 58-0

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
September 7, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 15 Baker football team improved to 2-0 on the season after avenging last year’s loss to Culver-Stockton College, beating the other Wildcats of the Heart of America Athletic Conference 58-0 on Saturday. Junior quarterback Nick Marra was efficient throwing the ball, with six of his 13 completions...

Wildcats knock off No. 6 Grand View in football opener

Wildcats knock off No. 6 Grand View in football opener

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
August 30, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 15 Baker Wildcat football team found familiarity while preparing for a game with new faces, new jersey numbers for familiar faces, and new black-and-white BU uniforms -- all while facing a new conference opponent in Grand View University. With a 20-13 lead over the Vikings with nine seconds...

Football preview: defense

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 10, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Here's an in-depth look at the defense for the 2015 Wildcat football team. DEFENSIVE BACKS Baker’s defense has dominated the conference over the past two seasons. The front seven will return a lot of talent, but the main question mark is in the secondary. Related Stories Football preview: offense...

Football preview: offense

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 10, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Here's an in-depth look at the offense for the 2015 Wildcat football team. QUARTERBACKS Baker has been blessed with several candidates at quarterback. Head football coach Mike Grossner will have his pick from the litter with juniors Nick Marra and Adam Lomenick, sophomores Logan Brettell and Jam...

Football picked third in South Division

Football picked third in South Division

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 10, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 15 Baker football team went through one of the most eventful seasons for any college team in 2014. Related Stories Football preview: offense Football preview: defense The Wildcats jumped to No. 2 in the nation after a 7-0 start, even with the adversity of their head coach battling cancer. They overcame, what seemed like, endless injuries to all-c...

HAAC inks TV deal with ESPN

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

The Heart of America Athletic Conference signed a television deal with Niles Media, Mediacom, and ESPN3 that will broadcast 13 games throughout the 2015 football season. Baker will have two of its games put out on the network in each state that the conference has teams represented, with the exception...

Grossner honored with community award

Grossner honored with community award

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
February 22, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Mike Grossner, Baker University's head football coach, was recently named as a recipient of the Kansas City Sports Commission’s Community Champion award. Grossner is to receive this award on April 15 in Kansas City. Although the award will don his name, Grossner believes the entire program is responsible...