Athletics Misc (985)
Collins Gymnasium - Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling
The home of Baker's indoor athletic teams was completed in 1985 just in time for basketball season. The Collins Center can seat up to 1,800 spectators and is home to the Wildcat volleyball team, spirit squad, men's and women's basketball teams and wrestling team. It also houses coaching offices for football, women's soccer, volleyball and men's basketball, four racquetball courts, Markham Conference Room, a jogging track and the Baker Athletic Hall of Fame. It hosts several University and community events, including Baker's commencement ceremonies.
Cavaness Field - Softball
A.B. Cavaness, one of Kansas' outstanding poets and a member of the school's first graduating class in 1866, presented the ground where Liston Stadium and the softball field now sits in Baldwin City between First and Second streets and High and Grove streets. The softball stadium is now known as Cavaness Field. The left-field wall borders Liston Stadium and part of Liston's historic stone wall extends down Cavaness Field's left fence.
Alvamar Golf Course - Men's & Women's Golf
Located in scenic Lawrence, Kansas, Alvamar features two acclaimed golf courses. The private Members Course consists of the Hidden Valley and Sunflower nines; the public Championship Course consists of the Jayhawk and Quail Creek nines. The Championship Course was named one of America’s top 75 public courses by Golf Digest and the Members Course was included in the “Best in State” ranking by the Kansas Golf Association. Both are considered among the most popular courses – public or private – in the greater Topeka and Kansas City area.
Liston Stadium - Football, Soccer, Track & Field
Just a few blocks east of Baker's Baldwin City campus lies Liston Stadium, home for Wildcat football, track and field, and soccer. The eight-lane track has a rubber all-weather surface. The Field Turf infield simulates the playing conditions of real grass.
Liston Stadium was built during the mid-1930s by a group of 30 young men trading labor for tuition money. The University planned to build a stadium in memory of 13 Baker alumni who lost their lives in World War I, but no funds were available. Legendary athletic figure Emil Liston came up with the plan to offer a college education for labor. Though many of the workers were inexperienced, they compensated with pride and the finished product was described in the Kansas City Star as one of the finest stadiums in the Midwest. Plaques honoring the 13 fallen soldiers adorn the pillars on the west side of the stadium's stone wall.
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