Baker wrestling defeated No. 8 Missouri Valley 22-18 in a home dual in the Collins Center Jan. 16.
After Heart victories against MidAmerica Nazarene and Graceland, the Wildcats sit in first in the conference standings.
The Baker men's basketball team, despite leading for much of each game, fell to MidAmerica Nazarene on a late three-pointer on Monday and then could not withstand a late Graceland rally on Thursday. Both games were played in the Collins Center.
Baker’s run at its first national championship in program history ended on Saturday night in the NAIA-FCS championship game. The Saint Francis Cougars beat Baker 38-17 for their first national championship in program history after three failed trips in the title game from 2004 to 2006.
When Baker punched its ticket to the NAIA-FCS national championship game in Daytona Beach, Florida, it was a chance for most of the players to take a trip to a new place with an ocean view. For linebackers Akim Francis and Mikeice Adams and running back Naz Brown, it was a chance to return to their home state of Florida.
With finals, a national championship football game and graduation all in one a week's time, faculty, students, athletes and fans are adjusting their schedules.
For the first time in 30 years, the Baker football team will be playing in the NAIA-FCS title game. Baker will face Saint Francis University at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The Baker men’s basketball team had another impressive showing against a ranked opponent Saturday but fell victim to a last-second shot and lost to No. 23 Benedictine College 66-64.
In their first meeting since the 2016 NAIA Fab Four, the No. 12 Baker Wildcats used a big fourth quarter to defeat the No. 14 Benedictine College Ravens 69-56 on Saturday in the Collins Center. The Wildcats have won six of their last nine against the Ravens and Baker improved to 9-2, 7-1 on the season.