11.19.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 3 Baker men set to host Oklahoma Wesleyan in NAIA National Championship Opening Round
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s soccer team will host Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the 2011 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Nov. 19.
Baker (17-1-1) and the No. 3 overall seed in the tournament was the first at-large selection in the field of 31. Oklahoma Wesleyan (14-4-2), qualified with an automatic berth after winning the 2011 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
11.19.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 18 Baker powers past No. 22 Bellevue in NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – A persistent and steady attack paced No. 18 Baker University past No. 22 Bellevue University (Neb.) Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. With the victory, Baker earned its second straight trip Decatur, Ala., for the final round site of the 2011 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championships.
Skylar Baker put the Wildcats on the board first with a goal in the 35th minute when Bellevue goalkeeper Caitlin Stier gave up a short rebound on Jordan Dolbin’s blast from 35-yards out.
11.19.11 | Men's Cross Country
Men’s cross country grabs Top 25 finish at NAIA National Championships
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.
11.19.11 | Men's Soccer
Baker advances to round of 16 with 2-0 victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed back to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championships final round of 16 after knocking off Oklahoma Wesleyan 2-0 Saturday evening.
Donny George put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 20th minute off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes to give the Wildcats and early edge.
“Getting that first goal for us was huge,” said head coach Nate Houser. “We hadn’t had a lead early like that in a few games and I think we got back to who we are and what we’re about.”
11.21.11 | Men's Basketball
Wildcats survive overtime scare at Ottawa with 79-77 victory
OTTAWA, Kan. – The Baker men’s basketball team improved to 7-2 on the season with another cardiac victory on Monday evening at Ottawa University.
Baker (7-2) had a seven-point lead heading into the break, but Ottawa managed to slowly battle back in the second half to even the score at 69-69.
With 10.2 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Baker held a 79-77 advantage, but committed a costly turnover, giving the ball back to the Braves.
11.22.11 | Wrestling
Baker wrestlers kick-off grueling weekend against top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Baker head wrestling coach Jimmy May emphasized pride, honor and tradition with his team this past week in practice. The reason? The Baker University wrestling team, in just its third season of existence will face one of the top programs in the history of NCAA Division I sports on Friday afternoon: The Iowa Hawkeyes.
The Iowa City Wrestling Duals are one of the most elite competitions the young Wildcat wrestling team will participate in this season according to coach May.
11.27.11 | Women's Soccer
Baker women set for final site rematch with Martin Methodist
DECATUR, Ala. – A familiar foe awaits the Baker women’s soccer team as they prepare to face fourth-seeded Martin Methodist (Tenn.) for the second consecutive season at the final site of the 2011 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championships.
No. 13 Baker (14-3-1) defeated unseeded Bellevue (Neb.) 2-1 in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on the campus of Baker University Nov. 19.
11.27.11 | Men's Soccer
Baker men face Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) in first final site game since 2008
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker University men’s soccer team returns to the final round site of 16 teams for the first time since 2008. Third-ranked Baker (18-1-1) will square off with unseeded Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) at 5 p.m., CST Nov. 28 from the Orange Beach Sportsplex.
“We’ve got a chance to showcase what we’re all about now on the national stage,” said head coach Nate Houser. “This is something the guys have been striving to get back to since our last appearance in 2008.”