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Former BU player now studies video for Phoenix Suns

Former BU player now studies video for Phoenix Suns

Story by Trevor Lininger

February 22, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

From the start of their playing days, most athletes aspire to make it big. For baseball players, it’s MLB; for football players, it’s the NFL; for basketball players, it’s the NBA. For Julian Mills, he’s made it to the NBA, but differently than he may have expected. Mills, who last played...

No. 8 women’s basketball defeats Peru State

No. 8 women’s basketball defeats Peru State

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 8 Baker women’s basketball team stretched its winning streak to 11 games on Saturday, with all five starters finishing in double digits in a 97-77 victory over Peru State College. The Wildcats led 46-33 at halftime, but the Bobcats had a hot third quarter, outscoring Baker 26-18 to pull...

Men’s basketball falls to Peru State in overtime

Men’s basketball falls to Peru State in overtime

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team fell in overtime to Peru State College, 98-95, on Saturday in the Collins Center, dropping the Wildcats to 14-14 on the season. The Wildcats forced overtime by coming back from an 11-point deficit with just 3:28 to go in regulation. Tyrome Parker tied his career high...

Baker wrestling qualifies four for nationals

Baker wrestling qualifies four for nationals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Four Wildcats will compete in the 2017 NAIA Wrestling National Championship after qualifying on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Among the Wildcats who qualified was defending NAIA national champion Victor Hughes in the 149-pound weight class. Hughes now has a chance to become the first athlete in the...

Softball looks to improve after 0-4 opening weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team traveled to Conway, Arkansas over the weekend to open its season in the Central Baptist tournament. The weekend proved to be difficult for the Wildcats, who posted an 0-4 record to start the 2017 campaign. The Wildcats stayed close in all games, and freshman Riley Swickard...

Women’s basketball wins 10th-straight Heart game

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 8 Baker women’s basketball team won its 10th-straight conference game Wednesday night. The visiting Wildcats defeated MidAmerica Nazarene, 72-60, moving to 23-4 overall and 21-2 in conference play. Senior Kelsey Larson led the ‘Cats with 15 points, followed by sophomore Jessie Zweifel...

Men’s basketball falls after late MNU run

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

A late 10-0 run for MidAmerica Nazarene gave the host Pioneers a 75-72 win over Baker on Wednesday night. The Wildcats fell to 14-13 overall and 11-12 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. In seven of their last eight losses, the Wildcats have lost by three or fewer points. Senior Javeion...

Softball team set to begin season in Arkansas

Softball team set to begin season in Arkansas

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After an up-and-down 2016 season, the Baker softball team will look to improve on last years’ record of 26-29. The Wildcats started strong in 2016 but fell short in the last month of play, recording only two wins in the entire month of April. Junior catcher Savannah Bellem believes that injury and...

Baseball splits home series with William Woods

Baseball splits home series with William Woods

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team went 2-2 against William Woods over the weekend. Baker fell in the first game 6-3 and then won the next two games 6-3 and 6-4 before William Woods took the final game of the series 3-2. William Woods started game one off strong with three runs in the first inning off of Baker’s...

Track and field teams compete at Heart Indoor Championships

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Baker University’s men’s track and field team finished third and women placed seventh in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championship meet in Jacksonville, Illinois, last weekend. The Wildcat men finished 62.5 points behind champion MidAmerica Nazarene University, breaking a five-year...

Bowling team prepares for sectionals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Bowling, Sports

After a less than ideal placement in the 48th Annual Hoosier Classic, the Baker bowling team must now focus on making a statement during Sectionals. The Wildcats placed 31st out of 68 teams that competed in Indianapolis, Indiana, in what senior bowler Allyson Ware calls “one of the hardest tournaments”...

Men’s basketball bounces back with two wins

Men’s basketball bounces back with two wins

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team bounced back from two straight losses with two victories on Thursday and Saturday. The Wildcats took on a struggling Culver-Stockton College Thursday, winning 82-74. Two players had season-high scoring outputs in the game, with Dan Young leading the team with 18,...