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Baker University Football wins season opener

Offensive lineman Evan Bishop runs with the Baker football team in their iconic entrance through an inflated helmet.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 27, 2020

The Baker University Wildcats football team opened their season against the Peru State College Bobcats at Liston Stadium after their first two games had been postponed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The heavily anticipated season debut for the Wildcats football team did not disappoint as the...

Baker University Football to allow spectators at home opener

The Baker Wildcat football team looks to open the season against Peru State College on Sept. 26 at Liston Stadium in front of fans.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

After previously announcing that no spectators would be allowed to attend sporting events on campus, Baker University  President Lynne Murray sent an email updating the protocol for upcoming sporting events, starting this weekend. As the Baker University campus has managed to maintain and decrease...

Volleyball falls in season opener

Sophomore Taylor Kile contributed with seven kills for the Wildcats against the Crusaders to open the season.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

The Baker University Women’s Volleyball team opened their season in Springfield, Mo. at Evangel University against the Crusaders. The undefeated Crusaders were too much to handle for the Wildcats as the Crusaders swept the Wildcats 3-0 in three straight sets. The Crusaders opened the first set...

Baker University alters sports spectator policies

Fans will not be able to attend games at Liston Stadium through the month of September until conditions can be re-evaluated.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

Baker University Athletics has announced new policies regarding spectators for athletic events hosted by Baker University due to COVID-19 safety concerns. As a preventative measure in response to the pandemic, there will be no fans permitted to attend games or athletic events on Baker University's...

Baker University Football follows guidelines while beginning preseason workouts

Baker Wildcat football players have returned to workouts hosted at Liston Stadium in order to promote social distancing during strength and conditioning exercises.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

July 10, 2020

The Baker Wildcat football team returned to the Baldwin City campus on June 22 to begin their preseason workouts after months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the student athletes are welcome back on campus for workouts, there are guidelines being followed to ensure health and safety...

Esports continues to practice amid pandemic

Esports continues to practice amid pandemic

Story by Jeremiah Edwards and Makenzie Musgrove

April 23, 2020

The sports world has gone dark and its return has been left in an uncertain limbo with no solid timetable for a return. So, for the foreseeable future there will be no crack of the bat, the bouncing of a basketball or even the monotonous sounds of engines revving up as NASCAR drivers race around in circles. This...

NAIA shows support for name, image and likeness legislation

The NAIA now allows student athletes to use their likeness for monetary gains. Student athletes can seek out endorsements for new equipment.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

College athletes receiving payment outside of scholarship money has been widely debated for a long time in the United States. Student-athletes are currently not permitted to make money off of their athletic careers through outside entities, but a new bill has the ability to change that. The proposed...

Student-athletes find ways to cope after seasons end

Baker University Baseball players, senior Martin Radosevic (left) and junior Donovan Sutti (right) play catch in their free time despite the impact that COVID-19 has had on their season.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Much of a Baker student-athlete's time outside of class is dedicated to sport-related activities. Teammates spend time together and form close relationships with not only those within their sport, but the entire athletic department. Having such a big part of their lives unexpectedly taken away would...

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Emma Howard

March 13, 2020

On the afternoon of  March 12 the Heart of America announced that effective immediately all winter championship events, and championships currently underway, are to be canceled. This affects many of the remaining spring sports' seasons including bowling, softball, baseball, dance and track and field. The...

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

This is the largest group of All-American dancers the Baker dance team has ever had in a single year in Baker history.

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

March 10, 2020

The competition season for Baker dance team has been a memorable one so far, as the team won both their conference and regionals. They have been working towards these achievements since October and will have competed in eight competitions by the end of the season. When asked about the team’s success, Coach...

Concordia sweeps Baker baseball in doubleheader

Senior Bailey Pattin sliding into home plate to score at Baker's double header against Concordia. Baker falls to Concordia 8-11 in game one and 3-14 in game two.

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The Baker baseball team lost both games in the non-conference doubleheader against the Concordia University Bulldogs. The Wildcats are now 5-14 overall and 0-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Game one was a back and forth contest that saw the game go into extra innings. Concordia...