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Football beats Evangel to claim division title

Football beats Evangel to claim division title

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

The No.15 ranked Baker University Wildcats faced No. 17 ranked Evangel University in NAIA game of the week as it was a match up for first place in the Heart of America Conference South Division at Liston Stadium on Sat. Nov. 16. The Wildcats won the coin toss but deferred to the second half, giving...

Wrestling dominates at Dan Harris Open

Wrestling dominates at Dan Harris Open

Story by Justin Toumberlin and Makenzie Musgrove

November 12, 2019

After putting in a lot of hard work throughout the off season, the Baker University Wildcat wrestling team opened up their season at the Dan Harris Open held at Baker University in the Collins Center. The Wildcats went into the meet ranked no. 8 in the nation and lived up to expectations as they had...

Football wins fifth straight

Football wins fifth straight

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The Baker University Wildcat football team went into Fayette, Mo. on a four-game winning streak and extended it to five after defeating the Central Methodist University Eagles 41-14. After being forced to punt on their first offensive drive, the Wildcats came out strong on the second offensive drive...

Womens basketball opens up season at KCAC Classic

Womens basketball opens up season at KCAC Classic

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats women’s basketball teams opened up their season on the road in the KCAC Classic hosted at University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. The Wildcats played two games in the tournament. On Fri. Nov. 1 the Wildcats took on the host team, University of St. Mary Spires and...

Men’s Basketball secures first win against Baptist Bible College

Men’s Basketball secures first win against Baptist Bible College

Story by Peyton Maulbeck and Makenzie Musgrove

November 4, 2019

After coming off a loss to the Ottawa University Braves, the Baker University Wildcats got their first win of the season against Baptist Bible College. The beginning of the first half was a back and forth affair as Patriots led 8-7, coming back from a 7-2 deficit to the Wildcats. The teams then traded...

Bowling competes against national seeds

Bowling competes against national seeds

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 3, 2019

On the weekend of Oct. 12 and 13 the bowling team traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to compete in the SWIBC I and II. On day one of the SWIBC the men’ team took third place out of 15 after scoring 6,835 as a team behind nationally recognized teams such as Wichita State and Newman University. The men would...

Esports has successful week of matches

Esports has successful week of matches

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

The Baker University Wildcat Esports team is coming off an exciting week after facing Boise State, Full Sail Armada and Wichita State. The Esports team started the week off by playing Boise State on Monday in round nine of the NACE Esports Fall Tournament. The best of five match went to the dec...

Ravens top Wildcats on dig pink night

Ravens top Wildcats on dig pink night

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats fell to the Benedictine College Ravens in three sets during Dig Pink Night on Tuesday evening in Collins Center. The Ravens opened up the first set with a 9-4 lead and never looked back as they went on to win 25-14. The Wildcats came out with a lot of fight in the second...

Baker Football beats MNU

Baker Football beats MNU

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

The no. 24 Baker University Wildcats opened up play in the Heart of America South Division by facing no.23 ranked MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats controlled every facet of the game to come away with a 49-20 victory over the conference foe. The Wildcats did not waste any...

Men’s Soccer vs. Benedictine College

Men’s Soccer vs. Benedictine College

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

The no. 16 ranked Baker University men’s soccer team needed a strong performance against Benedictine College after two losses and a tie in conference play the past two weeks. The Wildcats did just that as they defeated the Ravens 6-1. Steeve Pounga got the scoring going quick scoring for the Wildcats...