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BU bowling team places ninth in Dallas

March 23, 2011


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For the Baker University bowling team, this season has been a long, yet rewarding road. On March 12 and 13, head coach Cheryl Keslar and eight members of the team journeyed to Dallas, where the Wildcats finished ninth out of 12 teams competing in the region from a national pool of 64. Keslar said freshman...

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

Story by Kyle Davis

March 10, 2011


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If the line of media personnel standing in the back of Brett Ballard's introductory press conference in March 2010 gave any indication, expectations were high. Ballard, Baker University's men's basketball coach, had not coached a game in his career, and was taking over a team that won three games in the...

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

BU men’s basketball team takes step ‘in right direction’ under new coach

Story by Kyle Davis

March 10, 2011


Filed under Sports

If the line of media personnel standing in the back of Brett Ballard's introductory press conference in March 2010 gave any indication, expectations were high. Ballard, Baker University's men's basketball coach, had not coached a game in his career, and was taking over a team that won three games in the...

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Story by Cassie

March 3, 2011


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It was a win-or-go-home situation for the Baker University women's basketball against Lindenwood University Wednesday, and the Wildcats came up short in their 65-59 loss to the Lions. Baker entered the game as the No. 7 seed in the conference tournament, and traveled to St. Charles, Mo., to take on the...

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Baker women’s basketball eliminated from playoffs

Story by Cassie

March 3, 2011


Filed under Sports

It was a win-or-go-home situation for the Baker University women's basketball against Lindenwood University Wednesday, and the Wildcats came up short in their 65-59 loss to the Lions. Baker entered the game as the No. 7 seed in the conference tournament, and traveled to St. Charles, Mo., to take on the...

BU men’s basketball improved over season

Story by Christopher

March 3, 2011


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It doesn't seem like it was four months ago that the Baker University men's basketball team began its 2010-2011 campaign. On Nov. 4, head coach Brett Ballard coached his first game for BU, as Sam Kenney turned into a YouTube sensation by stealing the ball and heaving up a half-court buzzer-beater to def...

Men’s basketball team surprised after tiebreaker

Story by Christopher

March 3, 2011


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The season could not have ended in a much more disappointing fashion for the Baker University men's basketball team. Head coach Brett Ballard thought the team had clinched a spot in the HAAC Tournament with a win against Missouri Valley College Feb. 19, but after losing its final two games, the Wildca...

Men’s basketball team clinches spot in playoffs

Men’s basketball team clinches spot in playoffs

Story by Christopher

February 24, 2011


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After missing out on the HAAC postseason tournament last year, the Baker University men's basketball team has qualified for the tournament with Saturday's 61-53 win over Missouri Valley College. "It was a huge win for us, especially coming off of last year, since we didn't get into the playoffs," sophom...

Women’s basketball team snaps four-game skid

Women’s basketball team snaps four-game skid

Story by Meagan

February 24, 2011


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The Baker University women's basketball team defeated Missouri Valley College 66-57 Saturday in Collins Center, pulling the Wildcats out of a four-game losing streak. The 'Cats lost 62-39 to William Jewell College on Feb. 17, where no one on the team scored in double figures, and the team had a tota...

Wrestling team places third at central regional

Story by Christopher

February 24, 2011


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Baker University head wrestling coach Jimmy May has had high expectations all year for the Baker University wrestling team, but the Wildcats exceeded his expectations at the NAIA Central Regional Tournament Saturday. May went into the regional tournament expecting his team had the chance to place in the...

Men’s basketball team clinches spot in playoffs

Men’s basketball team clinches spot in playoffs

Story by Christopher

February 24, 2011


Filed under Sports

After missing out on the HAAC postseason tournament last year, the Baker University men's basketball team has qualified for the tournament with Saturday's 61-53 win over Missouri Valley College. "It was a huge win for us, especially coming off of last year, since we didn't get into the playoffs," sophom...

Wrestling team prevails over Newman, remains undefeated in duals

Story by Christopher

February 17, 2011


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The Baker University wrestling team is heading into the NAIA Central Regional Championships Saturday in Marshall, Mo., full of confidence after finishing its season undefeated in duals for the second consecutive year. Baker defeated Newman University 34-12 Sunday in Wichita to end the season 7-0 in...