Athletics Misc (1069)
BAKER vs BENEDICTINE
Tickets for the NAIA Gridiron Challenge at Arrowhead, a football doubleheader to be played on Saturday, October 11 at Arrowhead Stadium are now on sale.
To order tickets through Baker University for a discounted rate of $18 for adults and $8 for ages 18 & under or college student with any valid student I.D., please click here.
All tickets are general admission, seating behind the Baker sideline is first-come, first-serve.
Fans will have the option of either picking up tickets on Baker's campus or having them mailed to their home. If you are having your tickets delivered through the mail, please expect 5-7 business days. If you are picking up your tickets on the Baldwin City Campus, please contact Tyler Price (
) or Andrew Patch (
) to schedule a time.
The 2014 matchups of two highly-anticipated NAIA contests are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Missouri Valley College will square off with MidAmerica Nazarene University in the opener, before Baker University faces off with Benedictine College in the nightcap.
Tickets can be purchased at Arrowhead on the day of the games for $20 for adults and $10 for students with valid I.D. or anyone under the age of 18. Tickets for suites can also be purchased for a minimum cost of $50 per person which includes a ticket and the suite must be filled. Those are available through Kellen Begnoche of the Chiefs at (816) 920-4894.
Three of the four teams involved in the games shared the 2013 Heart of America Athletic Conference championship. Baker, Benedictine and Missouri Valley all finished with a record of 8-1 in league play last season, while each team qualified for the 2013 NAIA Football Championship Series.
The four participating teams have combined to win or share a total of 38 conference championships and have totaled 46 NAIA postseason appearances.
Suites for the NAIA Gridiron Challenge will be available on October 11, 2014. Tickets for suites can be purchased for a minimum cost of $50 per person which includes a ticket and the suite must be filled. Those are available through Kellen Begnoche of the Chiefs at (816) 920-4894.
**All food and beverages including alcoholic beverages must be purchased separately.**
Accommodations for 18-25 guests
- Outdoor theatre-style premium seating and indoor barstool seating
- 4 high-definition TV monitors (3 interior, 1 exterior)
- Private restroom
- Average size - 725 sq. ft.
- Comfortable lounge space complete with furniture
- 42" fireplace (except for direct end zone locations)
- Access via private suite elevators and club escalators
- Granite surfaces
- Lockable Storage
The NAIA Gridiron Challenge will adhere to all of the same game day policies as an NFL game for the Kansas City Chiefs. One thing of note, alcohol will not be for sale before, during or after the games inside Arrowhead stadium for the Baker vs. Benedictine or Missouri Valley vs. MNU games. Alcohol can be purchased inside the Suites that are available for sale.
Please take a look below at the items that are ALLOWED into arrowhead stadium:
Clear Plastic Bag no larger than 12" x 6" x12", Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5"x 6.5", one gallon clear plastic zip-seal bag, small still camera under 6" without case, binoculars without case, hand-held radios and TV's, blankets, banners, signs and flags no larger than 3'x5', small compact umbrellas, water bottle that is factory sealed and 20oz or less, brest pump and supplies and seat cushions.
Please take a look below at the items that are PROHIBITED into arrowhead stadium:
All food and beverages excluding 20 oz or less factory sealed water bottles, glass, metal, plastic or thermos, cups or bottles, coolers, bags of any kinds except those listed in the "Allowed" listing, weapons: guns, knives etc., fireworks, flammable liquids, noisemakers: air horns, klaxon, bells, whistles etc., boom boxes, video cameras or professional cameras/lenses, laser pointers or any type, portable heaters, large strollers, floor mats, seat cushions with: pockets, zippers, compartments or covers or sports balls. Any other items deemed dangerous or unacceptable by security are strictly prohibited. Prior to exciting Arrowhead Stadium all beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic must be disposed of.
**Parking at Arrowhead for the Game will be: $15 per vehicle and $25 for RV/Bus and is cash only.
**For a look at the Kansas City Chiefs parking map, please click here.
Important Parking and Tailgating Information for Fans:
- One vehicle per parking space.
- All vehicles pulling a trailer of any kind will be charged for an extra parking space and must park in the grass.
- You must tailgate in front of or behind your vehicle.
- Saving spaces is not permitted.
- Roadways, aisles, and other parking spaces must be kept free of tailgating equipment so that vehicles may park or pass.
- If your vehicle is too large to fit in the 8’X16’ space in the lot, you must park in the back of the lot or in the grass.
- Parking lots close 90 minutes following games or stadium events.
- Overnight parking is not allowed.
Meghan came to Baker from Syracuse (Kan.) High School, where she played on the golf team, earning numerous school and conference honors while being named to the all-state team three of those years and placing second at the Class 4-1A tournament her senior year.
As the first official recruit for Coach Karen Exon’s women’s golf team at Baker, Meghan made an immediate and long-term impact playing at the No. 1 position and lettering all four years while serving as the team captain from 2000 to 2002. She went on to have a storied career, placing first or second in well over 20 individual tournaments and helping her team earn a school record for the lowest team score in a tournament with a 318 in 2001. Additionally, she was the conference/regional champion three years and was the runner-up in 2000. For her outstanding team, conference and regional play she earned the right to participate in four national NAIA tournaments, where she had finishes of 32nd, 2nd, 12th and 10th and was named an All-American her sophomore, junior and senior years.
Not only was Meghan an outstanding golfer, she was on the dean’s list for her consistent performance in the classroom. As a result of her academic success she was named two times as an NAIA Scholar-Athlete. She participated in a wide range of campus activities, including Alpha Chi Omega, Cardinal Key national honorary, Delta Mu Delta Business honorary, Phi Eta Sigma freshman honorary, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Baldwin Care Center volunteer and Spike-Out Domestic Violence. She also spent a semester at Harlaxton College and was named to the University of Evansville’s dean’s honor roll.
After receiving her degree from Baker she went on to graduate with honors with a law degree from the Washburn University School of Law, where she was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.
Apart from her wide variety of responsibilities, including being the staff attorney for Syracuse Dairy LLC, she has been named to several boards and has received honors for active volunteerism in her church, in associations and civic related organizations.
She is married to Jay and together they have two children, Alex and Ethan, and she also has two stepchildren, Juliana and Nic.
Johnie Seals, Jr.
Johnie was recruited and enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1976 after a highly successful high school career at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Okla., where he earned letters in basketball and baseball his senior year. He was an important member of the basketball team that went to the Oklahoma 3A State Championships.
At Baker, Johnie made an immediate contribution to the basketball team and lettered all four years. He showed his ability to adapt to differing coaching styles and offenses as he played for a different head basketball coach each year while at Baker. He started three years and ended up setting several individual and school records. During his four years he scored a total of 1,307 points, a school record that stood for several years.
He also set additional school records on the court for the Wildcats with 153 free throws in one season and he made the highest percentage of free throws in a season at 84.1%. He finished his four years with the highest percentage of free throws made during his career with a mark of 81.1%.
During his senior year, he also led the team in rebounding and in shot blocking where he averaged seven rebounds per game and had a total of 18 blocked shots. For his efforts, he was named to the first-team all-conference team. Not only was he a great basketball player, but he was well liked by fellow students on campus. He was voted the most outstanding senior male student at Baker at his graduation ceremony in the spring of 1980.
Following college, he returned to his home in Tulsa and began a career in business that has taken him from the field of accounting to the area of IT. He has spent the past 15 years working as an IT specialist for the Williams Companies and at IBM.
During his years following graduation he has volunteered hundreds of hours to coaching youth football, basketball and baseball teams in the Tulsa area. Several of the teams he has coached have earned the right to compete in national tournaments across the country.
He is a member of St. Luke Baptist Church in Tulsa and he is married to LeGina R. Seals. Together they have three children, LeLana, Anthony Jr. and Johnie III.
Bob graduated from Truman High School, Independence (MO) having lettered three years each in track and football. He earned all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors in football.
He enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1966 and proceeded to letter all four years in track while throwing the shot put, discus and high jumping. He also lettered one year in football, but track and field was his true love. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, served as the sophomore class president and majored in Art. He won several dual track/field meets in the shot put and finished 2nd in the NAIA regional meet his senior year in that event. But, in his own words, he always felt his college results were lackluster.
It was not until 1997, when he was convinced by a former fraternity brother from Baker to enter the Sunflower Games and won medals in both the shot put and discus that he began to truly develop in the sport. From that year, all the way to 2011 when he discontinued competition, he was one of the nation’s premier senior division shot putters. During those years he became an eleven time, USATF, All-American shot putter. In total he won forty six state shot put championships, broke thirty five state and local meet records and one national meet record. In 2002, 2004 and 2008 he was ranked fifth in the United States and in 2008 he was ranked #8 in the world in this event. At one time he was ranked among the top ten senior shot putters in the nation for nine consecutive years.
Professionally, following graduation from Baker, he taught for two years before deciding to return to college at U.M.K.C. to study biology. This then led him to admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri where he earned the Upjohn Leadership Award and Scholarship. Following graduation, he established a veterinary practice in the Kansas City area. His career in this field has extended for a total of thirty five years, the last fifteen of which have been dedicated to a Spay/Neuter program throughout the Kansas City area. His innovative approach has now served as a model for several humane societies across the country. In 2003 his clinic received the Spay/Neuter Organization of the Year Award.
He is married to Debra and together they share the following children from previous marriages: Ashley Peters, Laney Abraham, Megan Peters, Melette Thomas and Shelly Johnson.
Jerry graduated valedictorian at Vermillion (Kan.) Rural High School, where he earned four letters in football, basketball and baseball and two letters in track.
He enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1956 but his four years as a student-athlete at Baker were interrupted by service in the United States Marine Corps (1958-1962). While in the service, he participated in numerous competitive sports, including rifle team, volleyball, football and basketball. Several of the teams on which he was a member earned championships on the base, in the state of Hawaii and in USMC intra-service competition.
Upon discharge from the Marines he returned to Baker and continued participating in a wide range of sports. He earned varsity letters in football, basketball and golf and also participated in track. While participating in these several sports in high school, the Marines and at Baker, he was constantly observing the coaching styles of the many fine coaches for whom he had a chance to play. This in great part, helped determine his ultimate career and life’s work.
From Baker he moved into the field of high school teaching and coaching. Through his career he coached a myriad of athletic teams, including basketball, wrestling, track and golf. Several of his teams earned tournament, conference, state and regional championships.
His next move was into the collegiate coaching ranks with 17 total years as head basketball coach at Kansas Wesleyan University and an additional five years as head basketball coach at Indiana University South Bend. At Indiana South Bend he earned 100 victories, the most in school history. His final tally of victories at Kansas Wesleyan was 224, also a school record. His teams at KWU won conference championships in 1986 and 2000. He was honored with conference Coach of the Year awards those two years along with being named the national NSCAA Coach of the Year in 2000, as well as the Heart of America Sports Camps-NAIA College Basketball Coach of the Year.
He has received numerous other awards and honors for his professional achievements and for his outstanding community service. Included in these awards was a leadership acknowledgement for his work with Athletes Against Drugs in 2007. That same year his name was added to the Baker University School of Education Wall of Honor for his outstanding achievements in education and teaching.
He is married to Kathleen Barrett-Jones and together they have a daughter, Jessica.