M Football http://www.bakeru.edu Wed, 06 May 2015 16:20:55 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Baker One of Six Teams from HAAC Ranked in Spring Top 25 Poll http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11119-baker-one-of-six-teams-from-haac-ranked-in-spring-top-25-poll http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11119-baker-one-of-six-teams-from-haac-ranked-in-spring-top-25-poll Tucker Pauley and the Wildcats are ranked No. 16 in the 2015 NAIA Coaches' Spring Poll

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The 2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 poll has been announced and the Baker University football team comes in ranked No. 16 after an 8-3 record in 2014.

The Wildcats are one of six teams from the Heart of America Athletic Conference ranked in the Spring poll which includes new HAAC members Grand View and William Penn.

The six HAAC schools ranked include, No. 6 Grand View, No. 8 Missouri Valley, No. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene, No. 16 Baker, No. 18 William Penn and No. 25 Benedictine.

The Wildcats will open up the 2015 season at No. 6 Grand View on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 12 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa. Baker will open up the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, Sept. 12 against No. 18 William Penn at 6 p.m.

For a look at the entire Top 25 poll, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:48:42 -0500
Football Alumni Game Set for May 2 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10989-football-alumni-game-set-for-may-2 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10989-football-alumni-game-set-for-may-2 Football Alumni Game Set for May 2

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team will host its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

All of those interested are invited to bring their families to the event, there will be a $25 fee to play and includes a social gathering at The Lodge in Baldwin City and for just $6 per person you can purchase tickets for the social only. The Lodge is located at 502 Ames St. – Baldwin City, KS 66006.

The day will begin with checking out of equipment from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Liston Stadium, taping up and practice will begin at 11 a.m., with pre-game and warm up set for 12:15.

Kickoff will begin at 1 p.m. with four 15-minute quarters, there will be no live kicking and when a punt occurs only fair catch will be in play.

The football will be spotted on the 35-yard line after a score and to begin the second half. Alumni will play with the current Baker JV squad.

At halftime, there will be a 25-minute break for an awards ceremony and will honor our 2014 seniors, NAIA scholar-athletes and hand out team awards.

If you would like to join, please fill out the attached (PDF) and return to Baker University Quarterback Club, P.O. Box 65 Baldwin City, KS 66006. Please make all checks payable to BU Quarterback Club.

REGISTRATION

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Baker Announces 2015 Football Schedule http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10821-baker-announces-2015-football-schedule http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10821-baker-announces-2015-football-schedule Baker Announces 2015 Football Schedule

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team will embark on its 125th year in program history in 2015, as the squad announced its 2015 schedule on Tuesday afternoon.

No. 17 ranked Baker will begin the season against 2013 NAIA Football National Champion No. 6 ranked Grand View University on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 12 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa.

It will mark the first-ever Heart of America Athletic Conference football game for the Vikings, as they and William Penn University will join the HAAC officially in 2015.

In week two, the Wildcats will again hit the road to face Culver-Stockton on Sept. 5 at 12 p.m. in Canton, Mo., the CSC Wildcats defeated Baker, 38-24, last season inside Liston Stadium.

Baker will open up the home slate on Saturday, Sept. 12, as they host HAAC newcomer No. 19 ranked William Penn at 6 p.m. Baker is 0-2 all-time against WPU. The game will also feature Baker’s annual ‘Family Day’.

Graceland will face Baker at Liston Stadium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Wildcats shut out Graceland last year, 41-0, in Baldwin City.

The Wildcats will hit the road to take on No. 25 ranked Benedictine on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. in Atchison, Kan. Baker defeated BC, 27-21, at Arrowhead Stadium the home of the Kansas City Chiefs last season as part of the NAIA Gridiron Challenge.

2015 Homecoming will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 against Peru State. Baker and Peru St. will square off at 2 p.m.

Baker’s bye will occur on Saturday, Oct. 10 and then play will resume on Saturday, Oct. 17 when Baker travels to Avila University to face the Eagles at 1 p.m.

Rival No. 9 ranked MidAmerica Nazarene comes back to Baldwin City on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. for the annual ‘Black Out’ game.

The last time the Pioneers and Wildcats faced off at Liston Stadium, Baker snapped a 14-game losing streak beating MNU, 37-20, on Oct. 5, 2013 on Homecoming.

Baker will also play on Halloween in 2015, as they face Central Methodist on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. That game will also feature ‘Senior Day’ before kickoff.

The final two games of the year will be played on the road, as Baker travels to No. 8 ranked Missouri Valley on Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. and Evangel on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

For a look at the entire 2015 Baker University football schedule, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Football Program Lands 26 on National Signing Day http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10746-football-program-lands-22-on-national-signing-day http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10746-football-program-lands-22-on-national-signing-day Football Program Lands 26 on National Signing Day

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner and his coaching staff is pleased to announce the signing of 26 new Wildcats on the official 2015 National Signing Day.

“We are excited about this group of young men,” said Grossner. “We feel like we've addressed some needs on both sides of the football and have 96 returning players from last year's football team.

“Some of these guys will make an immediate impact for us, while others will develop into great football players. There will be a few of additions in the near future, otherwise we are ready to go for 2015. Rock and Roll BU.”

For a look at the full list of athletes along profiles and video highlights of each, please see below.

NyQuel Alexander – OL – 6-6 – 420 – Lakewood HS – St. Petersburg, Fla.

“Nyquell is the biggest human being I have ever signed,” said Grossner. “He has a lot of upside.”

Video Highlight

Darrain Winston – DB - 6-0 – 192 - Arkansas Baptist College - Midwest City, Okla.

“Darrain had six interceptions as a redshirt freshman and provides much needed help in our secondary,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Camden Wheatley – QB - 6-1 – 175 - Shawnee Heights HS - Topeka, Kan.

All-Topeka selection and Topeka HS Newcomer of the Year

“Camden will be a solid QB within our system,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Dillon Triplet – RB - 5-8 – 160 - Graceland University - Trenton, Mo.

“Dillon is a transfer from within our conference,” said Grossner. “He brings a nice skill set to our backfield.”

Video Highlight

David Taylor – WR - 5-10 – 175 - Park Hill HS - Kansas City, Mo.

“David is a nice WR that can play inside and outside,” said Grossner. “David catches everything!

Video Highlight

Angus Sprenkle – DL - 5-11 – 275 - Lamar HS - Lamar, Mo.

Earned All-Conference selection at both DL and OL

“Angus is a high motor guy and will be a good player in the near future and is a winner, earning a State Championship at Lamar HS,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Kegan Schumann – LB - 5-11 – 190 - Sabetha HS - Fairview, Kan.

1st Team All State LB

“Kegan will develop into a good linebacker,” said Grossner. “His father played for Baker under Charlie Richard.

Devin Price – OL - 6-3 – 265 - Shawnee Mission East HS – Prairie Village, Kan.

All-Sunflower League selection

“Devin will play early in his career and has great upside,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Akim Francis – LB - 6-2 – 235 - Hutchinson CC - Kissimmee, Fla.

All-State LB selection and Osceola County Player of the Year

“Akim will be an impact type of player for us,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Damon Nolan – WR - 5-7 – 155 - Palomar College - Murrieta, Calif.

“Damon is exciting with the ball in his hands,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Andrae McGaughy – QB - 6-1 – 170 - Riverside HS - Elwood, Kan.

“Andrae will begin his career at QB for us and is a good track athlete that could make an impact for the track squad,” said Grossner

Video Highlight

Caleb Lee – QB - 6-1 – 175 – Central Oklahoma - Edmond, Okla.

Lee played one season for the Baker baseball and football team in 2012-13 before transferring to Central Oklahoma University. He rejoins the BU football team in the Fall.

“Caleb returns to us after pursuing a baseball career,” said Grossner. “He brings some past experience to the position.”

Roosevelt Johnson – WR - 6-1 – 180 - Steele Canyon HS - El Cajon, Calif.

“Roosevelt is a real polished wide receiver and he has fast track speed,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Asaph Jewsome – DB - 6-0 – 190 - Highland CC - Lawrence, Kan.

“Asaph is a good athlete that we are going to play at safety,” said Grossner “He is a natural linebacker.

Video Highlight

Zach Hipsher – TE - 6-5 – 200 - Oak Grove HS - Oak Grove, Mo.

“Zach was a big part of Oak Grove high school’s state title run,” said Grossner. “He was a solid player for Baker alum Pat Richard’ team.”

Seth Hassenplug – LB - 5-11 – 225 - Berryhill HS - Tulsa, Okla.

“Seth is an old school middle linebacker and can play on both sides of the ball,” said Grossner.

An All-USA Today Oklahoma selection

Video Highlight

Dalton Brinegar – DE - 5-9 – 195 - Oak Grove HS - Oak Grove, Mo.

All-State defensive end selection and was as a finalist for the Kansas City area based Bobby Bell award.

“Dalton is a high motor guy who will put on weight in college that will help him develop and he is a great wrestler,” said Grossner.

Carson Bowen – DB - 6-0 – 175 - Free State HS - Lawrence, Kan.

Honorable Mention All-State selection

“Carson is a good football player that can really run,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Walker Borghardt - WR/RB - 5-9 – 172 - California HS - California, Mo.

“Walker is a real good athlete that can be utilized a couple of ways,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Jason Bell – DL - 6-1 – 265 - Raymore-Peculiar HS - Peculiar, Mo.

“Jason is a young player that we look forward to developing into a fine defensive lineman,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Indie Allen – LB - 6-1 – 195 - Holton HS - Holton, Kan.

All-League selection at running back and linebacker

“Another tough guy player from a great high school program,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Cooper Allen - OL/DL - 6-0 - 270 - Holton HS - Holton, Kan.

First Team All-State

“Cooper earned a spot on the Kansas Shrine Bowl team and will be a tough player for us up front,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Landon Decker - LB - 6-2 - 200 - Neosho HS - Neosho, Mo.

“Landon is a high motor player and his father played at Baker for legendary head coach Charlie Richard,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Clay Drouillard - WR - 6-1 - 180 - Shawnee Mission Northwest HS - Shawnee, Kan.

“Clay will also be a track athlete at Baker and will be making a position change for us at wide receiver,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Vanuupo Papali'i-Jaeger - RB - 5'11 - 215 - West Jordan HS - West Jordan, Utah

“Physical and tough runner that can play in a one running back offense,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Vanuupo Papali'i-Jaeger - RB - 5'11 - 215 - West Jordan HS - West Jordan, Utah

“Physical and tough runner that can play in a one running back offense,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

Marc Saffle - OL - 6-2 - 270 - Hutchinson CC - Hutchinson, Kan.

“Marc is a good player that will provide instant depth and experience,” said Grossner.

Video Highlight

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Kansas City Sports Commission Names Coach Grossner Sprint Community Champion http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10682-kansas-city-sports-commission-names-baker-s-mike-grossner-sprint-community-champion http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10682-kansas-city-sports-commission-names-baker-s-mike-grossner-sprint-community-champion Kansas City Sports Commission Names Coach Grossner Sprint Community Champion

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner will be awarded the 2015 Sprint Community Champion award by the Kansas City Sports Commission at its annual banquet on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott-Muehlebach Towers, announced on Monday.

Each year the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation honors outstanding individuals for their commitment and achievement in sports. The benefits of sport are long-standing and this awards banquet celebrates all the positive aspects of sports.

This year, Coach Grossner will be joined with Nicholas Hibbeler in receiving the Sprint Community Champion award.

The award is given to an individual sports fan, volunteer or advocate that has made a public and longstanding commitment to sports in the Kansas City community and is committed to bettering Kansas City through sports.

In 2014, the Shawnee Mission West Football team was awarded the Sprint Community Champion honor.
Eight days after the passing of longtime Baker University head cross country and track and field coach Zach Kindler, Grossner was diagnosed with a stage 4 tumor in his throat.

Then in October, sophomore football player Sione Maumau of the Wildcat football team committed suicide. Throughout all the tragedy, Coach Grossner worked to bring the Baker community together through football in an effort to allow the campus to heal.

In 2014, the Wildcats went 8-3 and were ranked as high as No. 2 in the NAIA Coaches Top 25 poll, tied for the highest ranking in school history. Under Grossner's leadership, Baker was also awarded with 12 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, the most ever in the history of the football program.

In his 11 seasons, Baker has posted a record of, 73-47, good for a winning percentage of .608, ranking him eighth in school history. Grossner's 73 wins place him fourth all-time at BU.

"Mike has been an absolute warrior for us through so much adversity," said Baker University Director of Athletic Theresa Yetmar. "Mike chose to utilize his heath issues as an opportunity to teach our student-athletes that you are not invincible. That it takes a stronger person to look this kind of life threatening challenge straight in the eye and not admit defeat. His message was clear that we would not waver, but rather be resilient and persevere as a Baker family.

"Throughout his tenure as our head football coach, Mike has always established high expectations for performance in all aspects of our student-athlete's lives. The academic piece of the collegiate experience for our student-athletes has been most important to him. He takes an active and supportive role in the pursuit of life after football for each member of our team. We are proud of Mike's ability to remain strong, and so grateful that the cancer is in remission. This award is truly well-deserved recognition."

Please see below the list of other award winners that will be honored on that special night on April 15.

Waddell & Reed Executive of the Year: Dayton Moore
Dayton Moore is the Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager of the Kansas City Royals. Dayton and his staff have worked to build a consistently strong farm system that was rated by Baseball America, MLB.com and ESPN.com as the best in baseball in 2011. In 2014, the Kansas City Royals made won the American League Championship and lost the World Series in the seventh game. This Wichita native, along with his wife Marianne are very involved with the Kansas City community serving on multiple boards.

Kansas City Downtown Marriott Sportsman of the Year: Shane Ray
The SEC's Defensive Player of the Year is a powerhouse on the field for the University of Missouri. Shane leads the SEC in sacks per game and TFLs per game. Shane has used his athletic skills to steer him in the right direction with his life and he uses the discipline and dedication off the field working with local youths at the Boys and Girls Club. Shane also gives back to the Columbia community by volunteering at the local food pantry.

Kansas City Life Sportswoman of the Year: Bobbi Walden
Bobbi is the Drug Free National Powerlifting Champion and has rewritten the Kansas State record book for her weight class. She is also a Second Lieutenant in the Army. Over the past two years Bobbie has ranked #23, #27 and #28 for best lifting totals of all women in the USA. She also coached a lifter who won both the National Championship and World Championship in Powerlifting.

Burns and McDonnell Coach of the Year: Mike Talamantes
Mike is Park University's head men's and women's volleyball coach. He is the winningest coach in Park history for all sports. In 2014, both the men and women volleyball teams won their respective NAIA National Volleyball Championship, both beating the 2013 national champions. The women were the only undefeated team in all of college volleyball with a 40-0 record and a 120-6 record in sets. On and off the court he teaches the student-athletes hard work and how to plan for life.

Sprint Community Champion: Nicholas Hibbeler and Mike Grossner
Nick Hibbeler has been an inspiration to the Park Hill School District Community. In 2013 he was diagnosed with Stage 2 testicular cancer, has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy and five surgeries yet he still played soccer for his high school, club and state ODP team. Nick was selected as a finalist in USA Today's Most Inspirational High School Athlete Contest and gave up his spot to Dom Cooks, a terminally ill basketball player from Washington.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Football Program Earns School Record 12 NAIA Scholar-Athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10582-baker-football-program-earns-school-record-12-naia-scholar-athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10582-baker-football-program-earns-school-record-12-naia-scholar-athletes Connor Stremel was one of 12 Baker Wildcats to earn the 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football program earned a school record 12 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes announced this week at the NAIA Football National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The 12 Baker Scholar-Athletes awarded were Alex Baird, Tanner Clark, Logan DeGraeve, Jake Heller, Sheldon Jacks, Micheal Lisher, Justin McCandless, Gunnar McKenna, Colter Schacher, Connor Stremel, Daniel Sumler and Micheal Thomason.

The Wildcats tied for second-most scholar-athletes in the country with Grand View (Iowa) and Taylor University (Ind.), led all schools with 14 Scholar-Athletes.

There were 319 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award winners and in order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

For a look at the entire list of football Scholar-Athletes, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker’s Sheldon Jacks Named NAIA All-American http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10566-baker-s-sheldon-jacks-named-naia-all-american http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10566-baker-s-sheldon-jacks-named-naia-all-american Sheldon Jacks is the first NAIA All-American from Baker since Andre Jolly in 2012

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University junior offensive lineman Sheldon Jacks became the first Wildcat offensive lineman since 1989 to be named to the AFCA NAIA Coaches' All-America Second Team, announced on Tuesday.

The last to be named to the NAIA Second Team All-America was Brian Ponzer in 1989. Jacks is also the first Wildcat to be named to the AFCA NAIA All-America team since Andre Jolly was a First-Team All-American in 2012.

The Lakeside, Ariz., native will also be named a two-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete later this week and helped lead Baker to an 8-3 record in 2014 and a final No. 18 ranking in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll.

Jacks was also named to the 2013 Beyond Sports Network (BSN) NAIA All-America Honorable Mention Team.

He was also a key part to the Wildcats 2013 Heart of America Athletic Conference championship, its first since 1993 and playoff victory over Sterling, also the teams first since 1993.

The Baker offense averaged 168 rushing yards per game and 206 yards passing per game and scored an average of 28.6 points per game.

For a look at the entire 2014 AFCA NAIA All-Americans, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Sims, Stevenson Invited to National Bowl All-Star Game http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10496-sims-stevenson-invited-to-national-bowl-all-star-game http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10496-sims-stevenson-invited-to-national-bowl-all-star-game Mike Stevenson (No. 21) and teammate Duane Sims have been invited to play in the 5th Annual National Bowl All-Star Game

MIAMI, Fla. – Baker University senior defensive back's Duane Sims and Mike Stevenson have been invited to play in the 5th Annual National Bowl Game, a showcase of the country's best NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA football players.

The game will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at Ocean Bank Field inside the Florida International University Stadium in Miami, Fla.

The National Bowl is the elite and only current postseason all-star game to focus on players below the NCAA FBS and FCS level. The bowl is presented by East Preps LLC and was founded by Michael Quartey. For a look at the bowl game website, please click here.

The game will also be coached by professional coaches and will be split up by the Red Nation and Blue Nation teams.

Both Sims and Stevenson will be playing for the Red Nation team and will be coached by Arena Football League coach Kevin O'Hanlon of the Trenton Freedom, while the Blue Nation will be led by Brian Ferguson of the AFL's Jacksonville Sharks.

The contest already has scouts from several NFL confirmed to attend including the Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.

"This is a nice opportunity for both Mike and Duane to open some eyes for the next level," said Baker head football coach Mike Grossner. "They both have potential to further their careers in the Canadian Football League, or the Arena Football League, or overseas football. This is a great way to finish their college careers."

The game will also be streamed live online, by clicking here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Football Earns 21 HAAC All-Conference Selections http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10485-football-earns-21-haac-all-conference-selections http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10485-football-earns-21-haac-all-conference-selections Mike Stevenson had six interceptions for the Wildcats in 2014

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 18 ranked Baker University football team earned 21 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference selections announced on Monday.

Highlighting the selections were four Wildcats who earned spots on the HAAC First Team including senior running back Camren Torneden who was one of three running backs selected to the HAAC First Team and he was honored with First Team All-HAAC defense as a kick returner.

For the second-straight season junior offensive lineman Sheldon Jacks was named to the All-HAAC Offensive First Team and for the first time in their career's senior defensive backs Mike Stevenson and Duane Sims earned spots on the All-HAAC Defensive First Team.

Torneden finished the year sixth in the NAIA in total punt return yards with 283 and averaged 12.9 yards per punt return good for eighth in the nation.

He also led Baker with 875 yards rushing along with eight touchdowns and 5.1 yards per carry.

Stevenson led all Wildcats with six interceptions and recovered a fumble, while Sims was fourth on the team in tackles with 60 and was second on the squad in interceptions with three.

Four members of the Baker defense were voted onto the Second Team All-Conference as, senior defensive end Andre Jolly, freshman defensive tackle Josh Kock, junior linebacker Tucker Pauley and freshman linebacker Keith Loneker Jr. were awarded the honor.

Two Wildcat offensive linemen were named to the Third Team All-Conference including senior Micheal Lisher and sophomore Ryan Powe.

Landing on the Third Team All-HAAC defensive team was again Torneden as a punt returner and safety Gunnar McKenna.

Baker filled up the HAAC Honorable Mention All-Conference Offensive team with five players freshman wide receiver Ladai Shawn Boose, running back Adonis Powell, full back Alex Stebbins, quarter back Nick Marra and kicker/quarter back Logan Brettell.

The final two 'Cats earning spots on the All-HAAC Honorable Mention Defensive team were sophomore defensive lineman Adam Novak and sophomore defensive back Avery Parker.

2014 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Ends Football Season Ranked No. 18 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10457-baker-ends-football-season-ranked-no-18 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/10457-baker-ends-football-season-ranked-no-18 Baker Ends Football Season Ranked No. 18

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team just narrowly missed out on its third-straight trip to the NAIA-FCS Playoffs this season, ending the 2014 season ranked No. 18 in the final NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Wildcats end 2014 with an 8-3 mark and 6-3 record in the HAAC good for second-place in the conference.

The HAAC ends the year with four teams ranked, including No. 5 Missouri Valley, No. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene, Baker and No. 25 Benedictine.

For a look at the entire poll, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600