7.30.10 | Wrestling
Off the Mat with Greg Warren set to lead fundraiser for Baker Wrestling
Greg Warren will be performing at Baker University on August, 30th.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University wrestling program is pleased to invite you to an exciting event – Off the Mat with Greg Warren. Professional comedian Greg Warren will perform at Rice Auditorium on the Baker University campus on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. All proceeds will support the Baker University Wrestling Program.
Greg wrestled at the University of Missouri and has now made his mark as an accomplished comedian. You will find his act hilarious, entertaining, and especially fitting as he uses wrestling in many of his skits. Greg has agreed to donate his time to help a new wrestling program as long as we pay his travel costs. This is a huge gift to the program and says a lot about Greg. Check-out his website at www.gregwarrencomedy.com.
7.30.10 | Women's Bowling
Keslar named new bowling coach at Baker University
Keslar brings over 30 years of experience to Baker University.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University has tapped the professional ranks for its new head women's bowling coach. Theresa Yetmar, Associate Director of Athletics , has announced the appointment of Cheryl Keslar to lead the university's bowling program. "To have a renowned professional bowler join our program should give us some immediate local and national attention," said Yetmar. "Cheryl Keslar is an individual with great charisma, style and grace. Coach Wilson will be greatly missed, but we certainly understand the valuable time she is going to gain being with her family. I wish her the best in her future endeavors."
Coach Kristal Wilson announced she would step down as head coach to spend more time with her family and pursue other personal goals.
8.3.10 | Men's Basketball
Coach Ballard announces signing of two new recruits
Curvonte McGown (left) and Samer Jassar (right).
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - New Baker University men's basketball coach Brett Ballard has been busy recruiting.
Ballard announced on Tuesday the signings of transfers Curvonte McGown and Samer Jassar to play basketball in 2010-11 for the Wildcats.
"I am very excited about the two transfers we are bringing in for the year," Ballard said. "I believe both will address some immediate needs that we had coming into this season. I got a chance to recruit these guys last spring/summer. They are individuals who come from solid backgrounds and they will be good representatives of Baker University.”
8.6.10 | Football
Victory Sports Network set to broadcast HAAC Media Day
The Baker football team looks to enter 2010 in the preseason Top 25.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker football head coach Mike Grossner will take the podium to discuss the upcoming season with members of the local media at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Football Media Day on Monday, August 9th. The conference event will take place at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals.
The Victory Sports Network has announced it will broadcast the event live beginning at 12:30 p.m. CT.
Wildcats not surprised by No. 24 ranking
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Expectations for a strong football season are nothing new in the Mike Grossner era at Baker University. But as far as other coaches are concerned, the Wildcats aren't one of the top programs to fear.
The Wildcats are ranked No. 24 in the NAIA Football Preseason Coaches' Poll, and were picked fifth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll.
8.19.10 | Men's Soccer
Baker men ranked No. 24 in preseason NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The expectations are where they thought they would be coming into the 2010-11 campaign.
A strong core of returners should have Baker University’s men’s soccer team ready to challenge for another conference crown.
The Heart of America Athletic Conference champions in 2008, the Wildcats’ record was spoiled by five ties during their 11-3-5 season in 2009, a year after reaching the NAIA Sweet 16.
“We need to learn the lessons from our numerous ties we had and have a little more of a killer instinct,” Wildcat coach Nate Houser said. “I think we can be just as dangerous as we were before. Last year we tried to attack everybody. This year we will be more disciplined and do what we did two years ago.”
8.19.10 | Women's Soccer
Baker women earn No. 17 preseason ranking
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's soccer team will enter this season as the No. 17 team in the country according to the 2010 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll. This is the highest preseason ranking the women have ever had and it marks the first time they have garnered top-20 honors in the preseason.