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Baker adds two sports

Baker adds two sports

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Bowling, Sports, Wrestling

Baker University announced Thursday the addition of two new athletics programs to the Baldwin City campus. Women’s wrestling and men’s bowling will be the 21st and 22nd sports added to Baker in the fall of 2018. The last sports to be added to Baker were women’s bowling and men’s wrestling...

Wrestling goes 2-0 in Graceland and Benedictine duals

Wrestling goes 2-0 in Graceland and Benedictine duals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Baker University wrestling team earned two first-place victories in hosting both the Graceland Dual and Benedictine Dual inside the Collins Center this past week. The Wildcats first opened their season by defeating the Yellowjackets 24-20. Baker started the dual with three straight losses in the...

‘Cats defeat Eagles in 85-65 win

‘Cats defeat Eagles in 85-65 win

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team earned its first conference win of the season against Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent Avila University Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The Wildcats defeated the Eagles 85-65, outscoring Avila 41-25 in the first half and 44-40 in the second. De...

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team opened up Heart of America Athletic Conference play with a 68-61 win over Avila Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The game got off to a slow start with the score tied at 2-2 after three minutes of play.  After trading the lead back and forth, the Wildcats trailed the Eag...

Men’s soccer ends season in Delray Beach

Men’s soccer ends season in Delray Beach

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Baker men’s soccer team’s season came to a close Monday after a 1-0 loss to Columbia College in Delray Beach, Florida. With the loss, the Wildcats end their season with a 16-5-1 record, while the Cougars improve to 19-2-2 and advance to the National Quarterfinals to take on Wayland Baptist (Te...

Three ‘Cats Compete at NAIA Championship

Three ‘Cats Compete at NAIA Championship

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Three Wildcats from the men’s cross country team competed in the 2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, Washington, on Nov. 18. The Baker runners competed in the 8K race, which featured 328 runners from the NAIA. In his second year at nationals, sophomore Greg Flores l...

Men’s soccer ends tournament run in second round

Men’s soccer ends tournament run in second round

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Baker men’s soccer team’s season came to a close Monday after a 1-0 loss to Columbia College in Delray Beach, Florida. With the loss, the Wildcats end their season with a 16-5-1 record, while the Cougars improve to 19-2-2 and advance to the National Quarterfinals to take on Wayland Baptist...

Football ends season in first round

Football ends season in first round

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team ended Saturday in an NAIA-FCS first round 36-33 loss to Georgetown College. The Baker Wildcats end their season with a 10-2 record, while Georgetown improves to 10-1 and moves on to the NAIA-FCS quarterfinals. Georgetown proved to be Baker’s hardest opponent this season in a game that saw seve...

Men’s soccer punches ticket to Florida

Men’s soccer punches ticket to Florida

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Baker University men’s soccer team punched its ticket to Delray Beach, Florida, Saturday night with a 2-1 win against Grace College. The Wildcats will now travel to the final site of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship to face Columbia College in the second round on Nov. 27. The...

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over weekend

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 10 Baker Wildcats played two games at the Benedictine Classic over the weekend, posting a 1-1 record. The ‘Cats earned a 78-63 victory over Park University on Friday, before losing to No. 24 Lindenwood-Belleville University 90-89, on Saturday. In the team’s first game on the road, the...