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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...

Football team sticks Spires with 41-40 loss

Story by Chad Mullens

September 17, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner was not pleased with how the referees called the most crucial play of Saturday’s game. “You don’t get involved in the game like that,” Grossner said in a post-game interview with KNBU-FM. “These two teams played their tails off the whole...

Football claims County Line Clash

Story by Chad Mullens

September 8, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

The third time the Ottawa University Braves lined up for a potential game-winning field goal, head coach Mike Grossner lost track of what was happening. “I was in tune for the 42-yarder, but I had a problem with the (roughing the kicker) call, so I walked down the sideline and it was the first time...

Rivals will collide in County Line Clash

Rivals will collide in County Line Clash

Story by Chad Mullens

September 5, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University football team will start its season Saturday with a familiar foe visiting Liston Stadium. The No. 15-ranked Wildcats are scheduled to host No. 18 Ottawa University for the fourth annual County Line Clash at 6 p.m. Related Stories County Line Clash connects Baldwin City community Ottawa, Baker battle in annual food drive “It’s a great rivalry,” head c...

Football cracks top 15 in preason poll

Football cracks top 15 in preason poll

Story by Chad Mullens

August 22, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

Mike Grossner is entering his 10th season as head coach of the Baker University football team, but it will perhaps be his first with such high expectations. If the Wildcats want to build on their eight-win campaign in 2012, they are on the right track. The team is ranked No. 15 in the NAIA preseason...

Alumni football game prepares players for fall

Alumni football game prepares players for fall

June 2, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker University football team faced off against former players at the alumni football game Saturday at Liston Stadium. "It was a good end to spring football," head coach Mike Grossner said. Grossner said alumni spanning from 1983 to 2010 played in the game. After the game, the past and present...

Football team suffers first loss of season

Football team suffers first loss of season

Story by Christopher

June 2, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

The first road test for the Baker University football team did not go as the Wildcats planned Saturday against Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. The Crusaders scored on their first drive to take an early 7-0 lead and never looked back as they went on to knock off the ‘Cats 34-27. Desp...