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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...

Football beats Evangel to claim division title

(Left) Junior Brandon Lehnherr and senior Brennen Kellog run the team out of the inflatable helmet to begin the match up with no. 17 Evangel University.

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

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

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 will be able to use the old Phi Mu building to create new memories for current and future staff, students and alumnae.

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

(Left) Freshman Savannah Nott and sophomore Claire Chapman attempt to block the kill by a Ravens player. The Wildcats drop the series 0-3 to Benedictine.

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

The Wildcats prepare for the second half with a  lead of 6-0. A total of 11 different players scored with Senior Jordan Lake the only player to score two goals.

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...