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Sophomore Finn Krueger waiting to substitute in for a teammate.

Men’s Soccer takes on Central Methodist University

Story by Zach Reeder, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

The men’s soccer team met their match on Saturday night against the #1 ranked team in the NAIA in the Central Methodist University Eagles. The Wildcats came in winners of two straight matches, but the...

Tim Byers speaking at his last lecture, Sometimes you have to leave to be home.

Students reflect on Last Lecture message given by Tim Byers

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer October 18, 2020

With the title “Sometimes You Have to Leave to Be Home,” Cross Country Head Coach Tim Byers gave his speech as part of The Last Lecture Series at Baker on Oct. 5. The lecture was held in Rice Auditorium...

Senior Carson Fitzgerald, Senior Deven Peters, and Junior Will Cox are members of the Baker eSports Team. They are among the many NAIA athletes that will be able to use their name, image and likeness under the new rule change.

NAIA makes decision to compensate athletes for the name, image or likeness

Story by Zach Reeder, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

Last week, the NAIA finalized a landmark decision regarding their student-athletes. The NAIA announced they will now allow student-athletes the opportunity to be compensated for their name, image or likeness.  The...

Updated guidelines for October allow Baker Students, staff and faculty to attend home sporting events.

Wildcat Football defeats Peru State 41-2

Story by Skylar Grinnell, Photographer September 26, 2020

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

NAIA shows support for name, image and likeness legislation

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...

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.

Student-athletes find ways to cope after seasons end

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...

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NAIA announces spring sport cancellations

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...

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...

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

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

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...

(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.

Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

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...

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