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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...

NAIA announces spring sport cancellations

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Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NAIA announced  that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season has been canceled, effectively immediately. Previously, the Heart of America Athletic Conference made the decision to suspend competition through March 30. But the announcement from the NAI...

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...

Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

(Left) Junior Emily chambers, freshman Talisa Stone and sophomore Brittney Wesley have qualified in their respective events for the NAIA Indoor/Outdoor National Championship. Among the accomplishments, Stone breaks a school record in high jump as a freshman.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Even though it is still early in the season for the Wildcats Track and Field teams, there have been a multitude of athletes that have already qualified to compete at the 2020 NAIA Indoor National Championships in Brookings, S. D. on March 5-7. Freshman, Talisa Stone, qualified in the Wildcats first...