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.
8.20.10 | Cross Country
Kindler and company will look to make a splash in the HAAC
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University cross country coach Zach Kindler is thrilled the 2010 roster resembles the 2009 list of Wildcat runners.
The Wildcats return their top five runners from the men's and women's squad. Kindler, entering his fourth season at Baker, hopes the experience of placing fourth in the women's Heart of America Athletic Conference meet and fifth in the men's HAAC meet carries over this fall.
8.23.10 | Football
Tickets are now on sale for the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Advance tickets for the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic went on sale today. No. 9 Ottawa and No. 24 Baker are set to kick off at 6 p.m. CST at People's Bank Field on the campus of Ottawa on Saturday.
Join Baker University and Kansas State Bank for a free pregame tailgate as we renew the rivalry before the 2010 season opener. A Baker tent will be set-up at the corner of 11th and Mulberry Streets. All alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff are welcome under the tent on the Ottawa campus.
8.25.10 | Athletics
University set to release 100 free student tickets for VSN First Down Classic
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University athletic department is pleased to announce that 100 free tickets will be released at 8:30 a.m. CST on Thursday morning, courtesy of the Student Development Office.
Students will need to visit Dean Cassy Bailey's office in the Harter Union between 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, or 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST on Friday to pick up the free student ticket.
Students must show their Baker ID to pick up their ticket. Students will also need their ID at the gate with the ticket at People's Bank Field on the campus at Ottawa.
8.26.10 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball opens 2010 season at Seaside Invitational
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - 2009 HAAC Player of the Year Brooke Pryor, and 2009 HAAC Libero of the Year Brooke Allen will be looked upon to lead the Baker volleyball team into their 2010 debut this weekend at the Seaside Invitational in Point Loma, Calif., this weekend, Aug. 27-28.
The Wildcats, who welcome back eight letter winners and five starters, open the tournament versus No. 3 California Baptist University, which went 29-6 overall last season, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. PST. Friday evening the Wildcats will take on host No. 14 Point Loma Nazarene at 8:00 p.m. PST before closing out Saturday against San Diego Christian University at 11:00 a.m. PST and No. 2 Concordia University (Calif.) at 3:00 p.m. PST.
8.26.10 | Soccer
Soccer teams open on the road Friday afternoon
BETHANY, Okla. - The 2010 soccer season officially gets underway on Friday afternoon when the No. 17 Baker women travel to Southern Nazarene University for a 1:00 p.m., matinee.
The Wildcats 13-7 in 2009, return three first-team all-HAAC performers — Christine Janssens, Chelsea Dunn and Alix Schiraldi — will lead the Baker women into their first game with the highest preseason ranking in program history.
Dunn, a defender, was the conference defensive player of the year and received honorable mention for the All-American team.
8.26.10 | Football
Rivalry renewed, No. 24 Baker and No. 9 Ottawa set for gridiron battle
OTTAWA, Kan. – Storied history, past glory, and winning tradition are all things that come to mind when you think about the Baker and Ottawa rivalry.
Both teams have trophy cases showcasing past victories against each other, yet the teams have not faced off with each other since 1993. It only seems fitting in a season celebrating 120 years of Baker football, that the two teams meet again in the Victory Sports Network First Down Classic.
8.27.10 | Volleyball
Baker falls to No. 3 Cal Baptist, bounces back and sweeps No. 14 host Point Loma Nazarene
POINT LOMA, Calif. - The Baker women's volleyball team showed just how deep and talented they might really be today. In the matinee game this afternoon the Wildcats fell in four sets to No. 3 California Baptist University in a match that could've gone in either direction.
The Wildcats swiftly took game one 25-18, before dropping the next three sets (20-25, 22-25, 23-25).
"I think we played really well regardless of the outcome," said assistant coach Matt Windle. "We really hung in there for a while, but these guys are a really good team, and their No. 3 ranking shows it," Windle said.