4.6.10 | Football
Former Avila head coach Bruce Young returns to Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football staff is pleased to announce the addition of former Baker assistant coach and Avila head coach Bruce Young to the coaching staff.
Young returns to Baker after serving as head coach at Avila University for the past five years. During his tenure at Avila, Young graduated 50 of 52 seniors, raised the team grade-point average from 2.2 to 2.8 and coached 10 academic All-Americans.
A member of the Missouri High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Young enjoyed success at Norborne, Marceline and Ray-Pec high schools. Young was an assistant coach at Baker University for five seasons before taking over Avila’s program.
4th Annual Victory Sports Network First Down Classic Features a Battle of Gridiron Rivals as Baker University Meets Ottawa University Saturday, Aug. 28th in Ottawa, Kansas
Grand Island, Neb. – Victory Sports Network, the world's largest online college sports community launched by ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen, today announced that the Ottawa University Braves will host the Baker University Wildcats in the fourth annual Victory Sports First Down Classic. The football game is tentatively set to kick-off on Saturday, August 28th at 6 p.m. Central Time at People's Bank Field in Ottawa, Kan.
3.1.10 | Football
Wildcats release spring schedule
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker football team has announced three upcoming events for the spring season. The Wildcats will hold scrimmages at 10 a.m. on April 17 and at 4 p.m. on April 23. Also, the alumni game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 1 with senior awards being presented at halftime.
1.12.10 | Football
Wildcats finish 23rd in final top-25 poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Wildcats' No. 23 ranking in the final NAIA top-25 poll marks the Wildcats' first back-to-back final top-25 ranking since the 1993-1994 seasons.
The Wildcats capped a 7-3 season with a 33-7 victory over No. 24 Central Methodist University on Nov. 14.
In 2008 the Wildcats finished 8-4 and were ranked No. 12 nationally in the final NAIA top-25 poll.
1.5.10 | Football
2009 Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes Announced
Rome, Ga. - Nine Baker University players to have been named 2009 Daktronics NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.
With the nine selections on the 212-member squad, Baker had the most representatives of the 11 Heart of America Athletic Conference programs and ranked No. 1 nationally.
11.24.09 | Football
All-Conference selections announced
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Five Baker University football players were named to the all-HAAC first team on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior running back Richie Bryant (pictured), Louisiana, Mo., led the HAAC in rushing in 2009, averaging 127.4 yards per game and was one of five players selected to the first team.
Other members selected to the first team include:
Clint Benge, senior offensive linemen, Lenexa, Kan.
Andrew Patch, senior defensive end, Overland Park, Kan. Patch ranked No. 4 nationally in 2009, averaging one sack per game.
Levi Calhoun, senior defensive linemen, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Colton Miller, junior defensive back, Largo, Fla.
11.14.09 | Football
No. 24 Baker takes down Central Methodist on Senior Day
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker seniors went out in style Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium, and the day ended with a Gatorade bath for head coach Mike Grossner, as the Wildcats won 33-7.
The offense and defense can both take credit for the win this week. Senior Richie Bryant rushed for 144 yards on 35 attempts, one of which came when he broke free for a 50-yard score to give Baker a 16-0 lead early in the second quarter. Senior Mack Brown passed for 207 yards with three touchdowns.
Defensively, the Wildcats were stellar. The Wildcat defense held Central Methodist to just five yards rushing on the day while forcing three turnovers. Matt Brock recorded 10 tackles. Calvin Pearce recorded six with two forced fumbles.