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Freshman Tristan Stafford wrestles first at 125 and gets the first Baker win of the night.

Wildcat Wrestling takes down Graceland

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 13, 2021

Baker University men's wrestling had a big night with a 43-0 shutout against Graceland on Nov. 12. Starting with 125 pounds, Freshman Tristan Stafford won in a majority decision of 11-3. Following...

Sophomore Braden Wiggs tries to find the basket against two Falcons players.

Men’s Basketball wins first game against Kansas Christian

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 3, 2021

Baker men's basketball started the season off with a win against Kansas Christian College with a final score of 87-80. The game lead alternated between teams, giving each team the lead on multiple...

Junior kicker, Mikolaj Stan kicks the field goal to add to the Baker lead.

Baker Football beats rival Benedictine

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 2, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Baker Wildcat football took on their rival, the Benedictine Ravens. The Wildcats took home the win with a final score of 28-23. With a dominating offense, Baker was able to...

Senior JD Woods broke the NAIA record for touchdowns while playing William Penn University where Baker won 47-21.

JD Woods sets two new NAIA rushing records

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer September 26, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 4 senior JD Woods set a new National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rushing touchdown record as Baker defeated William Penn 47-21. Woods finished the day with four rushing...

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...

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