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9.12.09 | Football

No. 12 Baker falls to No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene

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9.3.09 | Football

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The 2009 Baker University football team will be featured this Sunday at 10:00 PM on NBC Action News.  Sports reporter Lance Veeser will discuss the expectations of the upcoming season with senior starting quarterback Mack Brown, and head coach Mike Grossner.  Both Mack and coach Grossner discuss the steps it took to become one of the elite teams in the nation over the past four years.

Wildcats Ranked 12th Nationally in Spring Preseason Poll

For the first time under head coach Mike Grossner, Baker University football enters the fall with a top-25 ranking. The Wildcats were ranked 12th in the preseason poll.

"It says a lot about how we've progressed over the past five years," stated Mike Grossner, entering his sixth season with the Wildcats.

Baker joins three other Heart of America Athletic Conference teams in the poll (No. 3 Lindenwood, No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene and No. 16 Missouri Valley).

Baker begins its 2009 season with a trip to Missouri Valley on Sept. 5 and returns home to face MidAmerica Nazarene on Sept. 11.

View the full NAIA Spring Coaches Poll.

2008 Wildcats Have Record-Setting Year

View full list of records.

2009 Recruting Class Announced

Mack Brown Enters Senior Season With High Expectations

football gameEntering his fourth season as Baker's starting quarterback, Mack Brown owns nearly all of the Wildcats' passing records, including yards in a game (433), season (3,185) and career (6,342). A transfer from the University of Colorado, Brown threw for 22 touchdowns with seven interceptions in 2008.

"Mack really settled in and provides a calm over our football team," Head Coach Mike Grossner said. "We have a guy who can lead us through the tough times and make some big plays for us. He's pretty durable and has an elusiveness that is uncanny."


Wildcats Ranked Ninth Nationally in Preseason Pollfootball stronger than ever

College Fanz NAIA preview magazine has ranked Baker University at No. 9 in the preseason along with being named one of the dark horses in the national title picture.

"If you eliminated the top five teams from the postseason, I would lean toward someone like Baker or Shorter winning the national title," stated magazine contributor Jason Dannelly.

2.13.12 | Men's Cross Country

Blue Valley West standouts Justin and Jeremy Bryan sign with Baker

BVW Bryan Standouts

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Local cross country standouts Justin and Jeremy Bryan announced last week that they will attend Baker University in the fall of 2012.

The Bryans come to Baker University from Blue Valley West where the team is coming off a third-place finish in the 6A Boys State Finals. Justin Bryan took fifth place overall in the state finals.

“I’m very excited about the addition of Jeremy and Justin,” said head cross country coach Zach Kindler. “Both of them are outstanding runners that will add tremendous depth to our men’s team. Coming from the Blue Valley West Program, I know that they will be ready for the college level both athletically and academically. Blue Valley West’s teams have been outstanding over the past few years and that comes from great coaches as well as help from Jeremy and Justin.”

11.19.11 | Men's Cross Country

Men’s cross country grabs Top 25 finish at NAIA National Championships

Top 25 Finish

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Head cross country coach Zach Kindler has said it all season: He’s has a Top 25 squad.

Saturday afternoon the Baker men’s cross country team solidified that statement finishing 25th at the 2011 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships.

Junior Aaron Caldwell led the Baker squad in the men’s 8K with a time of 25:59, good enough for 128th place overall.

11.18.11 | Men's Cross Country

Baker men look to make a mark nationally at NAIA National Championships

Baker Men's Set

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The 56th Annual NAIA Men’s and 32nd Annual Women’s Cross Country National Championships will take place Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash. The men’s 8K championship race will start at 10:30 a.m. PST, followed by the women’s 5K at 11:45 a.m.

Baker, the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Champions will look to gain some respect on the national level this weekend. The Wildcats were on the verge of breaking into the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll on numerous occasions throughout the season, but were never able to receive enough votes. Saturday they will have the chance to prove their doubters wrong.


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