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Football survives Sterling rally, 31-30

Football survives Sterling rally, 31-30

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
September 15, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University football team earned another close victory on Saturday, holding off a comeback attempt by the Sterling College Warriors to win, 31-30. With just 1:17 left, Sterling pulled within one point after coming back from a 24-7 halftime deficit. The potential game-tying extra point was...

BU claims County Line Clash

BU claims County Line Clash

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

The BU football team started off its season with a victory over No. 14 Ottawa University Braves, winning 20-12 in what may be the final County Line Clash due to conference re-alignment. “I think every game is a big game, but I know that this week was a big game, and I’m kind of sad that we won’t...

Football prepares for County Line Clash

Football prepares for County Line Clash

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
September 4, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

For BU football head coach Mike Grossner, coming into the season ranked No. 5 is a sign of the progress his team has made the last few seasons. “Winning games is cool, making the playoffs is fine, but we’re ready to take that next step,” Grossner said. Starting this season strong will be...

2014 Football Preview

2014 Football Preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 24, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

The Wildcats finished as HAAC champions as well as number five nationally last fall with a record of 8-1 in the conference and 11-2 overall. After their only regular season loss at Benedictine in week three, the Wildcats rattled off nine wins in a row to seal a conference championship and earn a win...

Baker football to face Benedictine Oct. 11 at Arrowhead Stadium

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
June 26, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker Wildcat football team is set to play Benedictine College in the inaugural NAIA Gridiron Challenge at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 11. The NAIA Gridiron Challenge will be a doubleheader that features three of the teams that tied for the Heart of America Athletic Conference...

Former BU football players seek pro careers

Former BU football players seek pro careers

Story by Tera Lyons
June 26, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

The journey for a college football player to become a pro is usually challenging, but three former Baker University players have accepted that challenge. Dillon Baxter: Life after the draft Waiting for the phone call during the 2014 draft was a stressful experience for former Wildcats running back Dil...

BU alumnus catches for Johnny Football

BU alumnus catches for Johnny Football

Story by Lauren Bechard
April 3, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

Former Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel shocked sports fans when he came out for his pro day workout wearing shoulder pads and a helmet, with a song by Drake blasting in the background. NFL head coaches, general managers and various scouts attended Manziel’s pro day on March 27. A former U.S....

Wildcats advance in NAIA playoffs

Wildcats advance in NAIA playoffs

Story by Sara Bell, Editor
November 26, 2013
Filed under Football, Men's Soccer, Sports

Football 1 p.m. | Nov. 30 | Baldwin City The No. 4 Baker University football team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA playoffs Saturday after defeating Sterling College 10-7 on a last-minute field goal. With the win, the Wildcats improved to 11-1 on the season and will look to add one ...

Late field goal pushes BU past Sterling

Story by Chad Mullens
November 24, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University football team will advance to the second round of the NAIA playoffs after defeating the Sterling College Warriors 10-7 on a last-second field goal by freshman Clarence Clark. Even after Clark missed his first three field goal attempts, head coach Mike Grossner had enough confidence...

Football grabs share of conference crown

Story by Chad Mullens
November 17, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 4 Baker University football team will host No. 13 Sterling College at 1 p.m. Saturday at Liston Stadium for the opening round of the NAIA playoffs. With his family watching in the stands, senior running back and San Diego native Dillon Baxter knew he couldn’t disappoint. “With my son...

Football team searches for conference title

Story by Chad Mullens
November 11, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

At 9-1 on the season and 7-1 in conference play, the Baker University football team has a chance to win its first Heart of America Athletic Conference championship in 20 years. The program’s last banner dates back to 1993, and after Saturday’s 40-16 win over Graceland University, the Wildcats’...

Football team improves to 8-1

Story by Chad Mullens
November 3, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

With a revolving door of offensive lineman lining up for the Baker University football team, the Wildcats were still able to rush for a season-high 378 yards in a 54-10 victory over Evangel University on Saturday. One lineman in particular, junior Justin McCandless, made a switch from left tackle...