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Wildcats fall to Saint Francis in national title game

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.

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Championship trip serves as homecoming for three Baker players

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.

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Baker community prepares for national championship trip

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.

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Baker-Saint Francis national championship preview

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.

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Clark serves as dual-threat for football team

Junior Clarence Clark is the football team's dual-threat weapon and has been for three seasons. Clark was a first-team All-Heart South wide receiver and kicker in 2016, and an All-American wide receiver in 2015.

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Late rally sends Wildcats to title game

The Baker Wildcats beat Eastern Oregon 45-41 on Saturday to advance to the NAIA-FCS title game for the first time in 30 years. The Wildcats will take on No. 4 Saint Francis on Dec. 17 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Wildcats reach NAIA semifinals for first time since 1993

After losing in 2013 and 2015 in the NAIA FCS quarterfinals, the No. 2 Wildcats finally crossed the bridge into the semifinals with a 42-27 win over No. 8 Lindsey Wilson on Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. Baker is into the semifinals for the first time since 1993 and the first time under head coach Mike Grossner.

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Wildcats win opening-round playoff game

For the third time in the last four seasons, the Baker Wildcats have won their opening round game of the NAIA FCS Playoffs and will now advance into the quarterfinals. No. 2 Baker beat No. 13 Sterling College 44-21 on Saturday at Liston Stadium.

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Nurse Ruth still one of BU's most passionate fans

Ruth Sarna—better known as “Nurse Ruth” around Baker University—served as the campus nurse for 25 years until her retirement in 2013. She remains Baker football's most avid fans, attending every game.

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After perfect regular season, No. 2 Wildcats ready for playoffs

The No. 2 Baker Wildcats are perfect through their first 11 games of the season and are the first team in program history to start a season 11-0. The Wildcats will now play in the NAIA FCS Playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years after capturing the Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division title. The Wildcats host Sterling College on Nov. 19 at Liston Stadium.

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2016 SCHEDULE

2016 Overall record 14-0
2016 South Division record 5-0

Aug. 27 - Home
vs. Grand View, W 36-13
Baldwin City

Sept. 3 - Home
vs Culver-Stockton, W 89-27
Baldwin City

Sept. 10 - Away
at William Penn University, W 41-7
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Sept. 17 - Away
at Graceland, W 44-15
Lamoni, Iowa

Sept. 24 - Home
vs Benedictine, W 60-7
Baldwin City

Oct. 1 - Away
at Peru State, W 42-21
Peru, Nebraska

Oct. 8- BYE

Oct. 15 - Home
vs Avila, W 52-7
Baldwin City

Oct. 22 - Away
at MidAmerica Nazarene, W 55-34
Olathe

Oct. 29- Away
at Central Methodist, W 73-26
Fayette, Missouri

Nov. 5 - Home
vs Missouri Valley, W 31-28
Baldwin City

Nov. 12 - Home
vs Evangel, W 46-13
Baldwin City

Nov. 19 - Home
vs Sterling, W 44-21
Baldwin City
NAIA-FCS First Round

Nov. 26 - Home
vs Lindsey Wilson, W 42-27
Baldwin City
NAIA-FCS Quarterfinals

Dec. 3 - Home
vs Eastern Oregon, W 45-41
Baldwin City
NAIA-FCS Semifinals

Dec. 17 - Away
vs Saint Francis, 5 p.m.
Daytona Beach, Florida
NAIA-FCS Finals