The Baker Orange

Weekend full of competition for dance and cheer

The Wildcats dance team placed first in two competitions this weekend.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

The Baker University Dance and Cheer teams had a very busy weekend with three competitions over three days. Dance and Cheer started their weekend in Olathe, Kan. on Fri. Jan. 31 with a competition at MidAmerica Nazarene University in the MNU Invitational. The Wildcat dance team came away from the...

Men’s Wrestling sweeps rival Benedictine

Senior and reigning NAIA Nation Champion Lucas Lovvorn controlling his opponent in the 174 pound class. Lovvorn added to Baker's clean sheet by tech-fall.

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

After a tough loss last week at the hands of Missouri Valley in Canton, Mo. the No. 6 ranked Baker Wildcats dominated the Benedictine Ravens to get back on the winning track inside Collins Center on Fri. Jan. 31. It was pure domination from the very start as Emmanuel Brown started the night off i...

Baker basketball teams fall to Evangel

Freshman Turner Mattingly prepares to bring the ball to the hoop. The men's and women's games where sponsored by Student Activities Counsel as a part of spring Wildcat Welcome Week.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

In their sixteenth conference game of the season, the Baker University Wildcat basketball teams competed at home against the Evangel University Crusaders on Thurs. Jan. 30. Both games were battles, but the Crusaders ultimately rose above to secure wins in both the women’s and men's games. The...

Women’s tennis undefeated after fall season

Kayelee Smith and Morgan Francis stand ready as they prepare for a serve in a doubles match against Ottawa University.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

The Baker University Women’s Tennis team finished up their fall season undefeated with a 3-0 record while facing tough competition. In their first matchup of the year, the Wildcats faced the William Jewell Cardinals. The Wildcats and Cardinals have a history of matchups. The Cardinals have historically...

Football falls to end season

Junior Marco Aguinaga under center to receive the snap from center and junior Tyrus Bergeron. Aguinaga completes 15 of 21 attempts for 186 yards against MNU.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

After finishing first in the south division of the Heart of America Conference for the fifth straight season, the Wildcats were seeded to play Kansas Wesleyan in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Coyotes were ranked no. 3 coming into the game while the Wildcats ranked no....

Men’s soccer advances to the national tournament’s second round

The Wildcats win their first two games to move to the round of 16 and travel to Irvine, Cal to play on Dec. 3 against no. 2 Columbia College. Alumni are in support for the Wildcats fifth trip in the past seven seasons.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 24, 2019

The Baker University men’s soccer team used their home field advantage to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in Irvine, Calif. The Wildcats were selected to be a host site in the opening round of the NAIA Mens Soccer Playoffs hosting Eastern Oregon University and Tennessee Wesleyan. The Wildcats to...

Basketball team battles Benedictine

Basketball team battles Benedictine

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

The Baker University Wildcat basketball teams traveled to Atchison, Kan. to take on the Benedictine College Ravens on Wed. Nov. 20. Both the men’s and women’s teams put up a good fight, but the Ravens eventually came out on top to take both games against the Wildcats. The women were undefeated...

Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Senior Adam Preston embraces coach Tim Byers after his 12th place finish. Preston left it all on the course and finished fourth on the team, earning him a spot on the men's national squad of seven runners.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats men’s cross-country team placed first at the Heart of America Conference Championship held in Fayette, MO. while the women's team took second place. The Wildcats were led by Greg Flores as he finished third place overall. Jackson Caldwell, Jacob Cofer and Adam Preston...

Esports team looks to add new recruits

An over the shoulder of Justin Toumberlin playing in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Rocket League Fall Championship.

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Esports is rapidly growing in popularity. According to CNN, 380 million people worldwide are watching Esports this year. Additionally, by 2020, Esports broadcasts will be the second most popular sport for Americans to watch; second only to football. CNN states that more than 50 colleges have var...