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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
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
Head Coach Mike Grossner
Head Coach Mike Grossner speaks at HAAC Media Day

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.

8.15.10 | Volleyball

The sky is the limit for Baker Volleyball in 2010
Baker Volleyball 2010

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - A roster relatively intact from last year¹s record-setting 32-4 season has Baker University volleyball coach Kathy Allen beaming with enthusiasm for 2010.

8.19.10 | Men's Soccer

Baker men ranked No. 24 in preseason NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Steven Stewart

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

Women's Soccer Preview

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

2009 Maple Leaf Champions
2009 Maple Leaf Invite Champions

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.


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