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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...

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...

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...

Baker buys old Phi Mu building

Baker buys old Phi Mu building

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

For nearly 10 years, The Alumni Center has been a feature of Baker University. Now, it will become a permanent feature as Baker University enters a two-year lease-to-own agreement. Danielle Jones Rease, vice president of advancement for Baker University, said the university has been finalizing its’...

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...

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...

Cross Country claims first and second place at Gary Stoner Invite

Cross Country claims first and second place at Gary Stoner Invite

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

The Baker University cross country teams traveled to Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri to compete in the Gary Stoner Invite. The Wildcat’s men’s team continued their successful season as the team took first place in the invitational. The Wildcats were led by Senior Greg Flores...

Volleyball splits over weekend

Volleyball splits over weekend

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

The Baker University volleyball team had a busy weekend as the Wildcats traveled to take to Lamoni, Iowa to take on the Graceland University Yellowjackets on Friday. On Saturday the Wildcats traveled to Peru State to take on the Bobcats. The Wildcats came away with a victory against Graceland after...

Bishop Quayle Bible Collection: A history

Bishop Quayle Bible Collection: A history

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

The Quayle Bible Collection is a collection of Bibles and religious manuscripts that were donated to Baker University by Bishop Quayle in his will in 1925. Kim Quayle, Baker University alumna and great-great granddaughter of Bishop Quayle, said she remembers stories from her childhood about Bishop Quayle. “I’ve...

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The no. 8 ranked Baker University Wildcats football team hosted the no. 12 ranked Grandview University Vikings in the home opener at Liston Stadium this past Saturday on September 7, 2019. The Vikings offense started off hot as they received the ball to open the game and marched down the field to the...