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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...

Clark displays multidimensional talents

Clark displays multidimensional talents

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

October 30, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

Playing for Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix, Clarence Clark earned East Valley Tribune Player of the Year in soccer. As a defender and team captain his senior year, Clark led his team to an Arizona state championship. Clark received multiple offers to play soccer at the Division I level. However,...

Football improves to 6-1 with win over CMU

Football improves to 6-1 with win over CMU

Story by Chad Mullens

October 20, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University football team scored 39 unanswered points to defeat Central Methodist University 46-12 on Saturday at Liston Stadium. Baker’s offense struggled in the first half, running a number of wildcat formation plays with senior Dillon Baxter. Later in the game, the tailback even threw...

BU defense silences CS-C

Story by Chad Mullens

October 14, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

Baker University linebacker Darrick Smith grabbed a school-record four interceptions in the No. 11 BU football team's first shutout victory of the season. Smith’s performance helped BU defeat Culver-Stockton College 39-0 on Saturday. The first half did not hint at a blowout, as Baker held a 13-0...

Win over MNU breaks 13-year streak

Win over MNU breaks 13-year streak

Story by Chad Mullens

October 6, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

The phrase “We own Baker” rang through the minds of the 12th-ranked Baker University football team all week leading up to its homecoming game against MidAmerica Nazarene University. T-shirts with the slogan were brought to the team’s attention after being posted on social media by MNU students. “Those...

BU soars past Eagles in 63-17 victory

Story by Chad Mullens

September 29, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

Senior quarterback Jake Morse threw for 340 yards and a career-high six touchdowns Saturday as the No. 13 Baker University football team defeated the Avila University Eagles 63-17 at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats approached an insurmountable lead as early as the first quarter, as BU took a 28-0 advantage...

Former BU punter puts best foot forward

Story by Lauren Bechard

September 27, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

When it comes to punting, former Baker University football player Garrett Chumley is in the minority. One might not think there’s much of a difference between the left and the right foot; anatomically, they look similar and they seem to serve the same purpose, but for NFL punt returners, there’s...

Benedictine upsets No. 8 Baker 42-28

Story by Chad Mullens

September 23, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University football team's streak of late-game heroics came to an end on Saturday, as the No. 8 Wildcats fell to No. 14 Benedictine College 42-28. The Wildcats' offense was running on all cylinders, with senior quarterback Jake Morse throwing for 311 yards and three touchdowns. The team...