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Women’s soccer team has high hopes for the season

Women’s soccer team has high hopes for the season

Story by Meagan

August 25, 2011


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Expectations are high for the Baker University women’s soccer team after placing third nationally in the NAIA tournament last year. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll as well as No. 5 in the nation. “That was a great nod f...

BU football team excited for Ottawa rematch

BU football team excited for Ottawa rematch

Story by Christopher

August 25, 2011


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After a 24-14 loss to Ottawa University to begin the 2010 season, the Baker University football team has revenge on its mind going into the season opener against the Braves Saturday. “Our loss to them from last year is definitely still fresh on our minds,” senior Adam Steele said. “...

Incoming freshmen expected to add to experienced volleyball team

Incoming freshmen expected to add to experienced volleyball team

Story by Katie

August 25, 2011


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The Baker University volleyball team will bump start its season Friday when it travels to Northwestern University in Sioux City, Iowa for a two-day tournament. “We usually start out the season looking for some real strong competition so we can see how we fit in the national scene,” head v...

Ben Lister named head coach

Story by Christopher

May 23, 2011


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While the 2010-2011 school year is complete, the Baker University women's basketball team is beginning to prepare for the 2011-2012 season with the hiring of head coach Ben Lister. Lister was chosen from a field of 101 applicants to be Susan Decker's replacement. Decker stepped down as the head coac...

BU track and field team brings home conference title

Story by Sara

May 12, 2011


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Senior Aaron Hannon barely crossed the finish line of the 4x400-meter relay Saturday before he was tackled by his elated teammates. Prior to the final event of the HAAC Outdoor Championships, the Baker University men's track and field team knew it had won the conference title. "It was pandemonium,"...

Alumni football game prepares players for fall

Alumni football game prepares players for fall

May 11, 2011


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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...

BU track and field team brings home conference title

Story by Sara

May 11, 2011


Filed under Sports

Senior Aaron Hannon barely crossed the finish line of the 4x400-meter relay Saturday before he was tackled by his elated teammates. Prior to the final event of the HAAC Outdoor Championships, the Baker University men's track and field team knew it had won the conference title. "It was pandemonium,"...

Golf team looks toward next year

May 11, 2011


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Senior Adam Taylor ended his Baker University golf career with a spot on the All-HAAC team after the HAAC Championship May 9-10 in Hamilton, Ill. "We didn't play the course as well as expected," head coach Karen Exon said. "I was very pleased with senior Adam Taylor's performance." Baker was in sevent...

Track teams seek HAAC titles

Story by Kyle Davis

May 4, 2011


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Zach Kindler, Baker University head track and field coach, is excited about the opportunity for the men and women's track teams to potentially win their first HAAC Championships titles since he has been the coach. However, Kindler was not expected to be in Canton, Mo., Friday and Saturday to watch ...

Coach Jimmy May hauls in state champion

May 4, 2011


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The wrestling season is over for the year, but the Baker University wrestling program is gaining new recruits for next season. One of the newest signed recruits to take the mat for Baker next year is Justin Hughes from Duncan, Okla. While he began wrestling four years ago, throughout his high scho...

Three senior football players play last game

May 4, 2011


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In a game dominated by defensive plays, three Baker seniors were right at home playing defense on the football field in Victory Sports Network's fifth annual Senior Classic, hosted Saturday in Salina. Seniors from across the country, competing at the NAIA level, were nominated by coaches and then s...

Stacy Yowell leads women’s golf team to seventh place

Story by Chris Duderstadt

May 4, 2011


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The Baker University women's golf team ended its spring season by placing second in the HAAC Tournament Monday and Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. The Wildcats entered Tuesday's round in fourth place, behind Lindenwood University, Avila University and William Jewell College, but improved 18 str...