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‘Cats win at Arrowhead, remain undefeated

‘Cats win at Arrowhead, remain undefeated

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

October 12, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker University football team pulled off a 27-21 win over the Benedictine College Ravens on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in the NAIA Gridiron Challenge. Senior Camren Torneden relished the opportunity to play in an NFL stadium but refused to let the stage affect his play. “For a lot...

NAIA Gridiron Challenge Preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 9, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker University football team will take on the No. 19 Benedictine Ravens in the first NAIA Gridiron Challenge at 7 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Wildcats have won seven of their last eight games against the Ravens. “We’ve gotten to this point, exactly...

Football survives road test at Peru State

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

October 6, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker University football team spoiled the homecoming of the Peru State College Bobcats, scoring 24 unanswered points en route to a 24-10 victory. Despite losing starting quarterback Nick Marra in the first quarter, Baker picked up over 100 yards more than the Bobcats. Junior Jake Heller...

Football blanks Graceland at Homecoming

Football blanks Graceland at Homecoming

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University football team had a victorious Homecoming, winning on the ceremonial week for the eighth consecutive time by defeating the Graceland University Yellowjackets 41-0. Senior Camren Torneden took the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to take the lead 14 seconds into the game. “As...

Defense proves tough against Evangel

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

September 22, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University defense received heavy praise for its effort in a 24-14 conference victory over the Evangel University Crusaders on Saturday. “We had one too many three-and-outs and stalled on offense,” sophomore quarterback Nick Marra said. “The defense played a great game and really kept...

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....