The Heart of America Athletic Conference signed a television deal with Niles Media, Mediacom, and ESPN3 that will broadcast 13 games throughout the 2015 football season. Baker will have two of its games put out on the network in each state that the conference has teams represented, with the exception of Nebraska.
Sports writer Chad Mullen talks one-on-one with head football coach Mike Grossner about the spring football practices and scrimmages and what to look for in the fall for the No. 16 Wildcats.
Head football coach Mike Grossner was recently named as a recipient of the Kansas City Sports Commission’s Community Champion award. Grossner will receive this award on April 15 in Kansas City.
The Baker University football season officially ended when the Wildcats finished the final NAIA poll outside the top 16. The Wildcats lost 27-24 to Missouri Valley College on Nov. 16, losing three out of their last four games after starting the season 7-0.
The Baker University football team went back to its winning ways Nov. 8, defeating the Central Methodist University Eagles 28-14 following two consecutive losses.
The seventh ranked Baker University football team suffered its second straight setback on Nov. 1, losing to the Culver-Stockton College Wildcats 38-24.
Missed opportunities and unfortunate injuries spelled doom for the Baker University football team at the Olathe District Activity Center Oct. 25, as the Wildcats suffered their first loss at the hands of the MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers.
Despite being ranked second in the county, the Baker University football team has faced some adversity due to the injuries of at least two key players. All-American sophomore wide receiver and kicker Clarence Clark and sophomore quarterback Nick Marra have been watching recent games from the sideline.
The Baker University football team recorded its largest margin of victory of the season, defeating the Avila University Eagles 45-3.
Judging by the way he looks, you wouldn’t expect Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner to be in the final stages of radiation and chemotherapy treatment for stage-four cancer. But despite the sickness, Grossner has taken his team to a perfect 6-0 record and to the highest ranking in his 11 years of coaching.
2014 Overall record 8-3
2014 Conference record 6-3
Aug. 29 - Away
at Grand View University, 11 a.m.
Des Moines, Iowa
Sept. 5 - Away
at Culver-Stockton, 12 p.m.
Sept. 12 - Home
vs William Penn University, 6 p.m.
Sept. 19 - Home
vs Graceland, 6 p.m.
Sept. 26- Away
at Benedictine, 1 p.m.
Oct. 3 - Home
vs Peru State, 2 p.m.
Oct. 10 - BYE
Oct. 17 - Away
at Avila, 1 p.m.
Kansas City, Missouri
Oct. 24 - Home
vs MidAmerica Nazarene (Black Out), 11 a.m.
Baldwin City, Kansas
Oct. 31- Home
vs Central Methodist (Senior Day), 1 p.m.
Baldwin City, Kansas
Nov. 7 - Away
at Missouri Valley, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 - Away
at Evangel, 1:30 p.m.