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.
11.9.09 | Football
Baker football receives Top 25 ranking
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker football team jumped back into the national rankings on Monday at No. 24 nationally. The Wildcats received 51 votes in the poll. Central Methodist University, Baker’s opponent this weekend received three votes in the poll.
Other HAAC teams in the poll include No. 12 Missouri Valley College, No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene, and No. 3 Lindenwood University.
11.7.09 | Football
Baker football takes down Evangel 24-17
SPRINGFIELD, MO. - Baker football kept their 2009 postseason hopes alive on Saturday afternoon when they defeated Evangel University 24-17.
Senior running back Richie Bryant got the Wildcats on the scoreboard first when he took a touchdown in just four minutes into the game. Bryant finished the day with 114-yards rushing and 1 touchdown.
Senior Derek Doerfler put the Wildcats ahead 10-0 when he nailed a 32-yard field goal with 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Evangel didn't get on the scoreboard until late in the 2nd quarter when they returned a Danny Ohmes punt 66-yards for a touchdown.
10.31.09 | Football
Baker takes down William Jewell 26-6
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon when they took on conference rival William Jewell College. Richie Bryant led the way for the Baker offense amassing 228 yards of total offense, 151 yards on the ground and 77 receiving.
Baker broke the game open in the 3rd quarter when senior quarterback Mack Brown threw a 77 yard touchdown pass to Bryant to put the Wildcats ahead 19-6.
Quarterback Mack Brown continues to close in on the 8,000 yard mark for his career. With his 130 yards of passing today he now sits at 7,910 yards in his career ranking No. 1 all-time on the Baker charts.
10.24.09 | Football
Baker rolls Graceland 44-7
Mack Brown (pictured) led the way Saturday scoring three touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground. The Baker offense racked up 388 yards, 188 of which came from senior running back Richie Bryant.
Matt Brock led the way defensively with 10 tackles and one interception for a touchdown. Andrew Patch also grabbed an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Graceland finally got on the scoreboard Saturday thanks to a 26 yard run by Jerome Messam with 5 minutes remaining in regulation.
10.24.09 | Football
Baker at Graceland preview
399 yards of total offense and a 41-3 victory capped off the 2008 match-up between Graceland and Baker.
Look for things to be a little more evenly matched on Saturday. The Wildcats come into play 3-3, while the Yellowjackets sit at 2-4. Graceland has lost four straight games by an average of 27 points during the streak.