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Christopher Duderstadt

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Women's golf wins conference tournament, advances to nationals

The Baker University women's golf team won its first Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament in school history Monday and Tuesday at Spring Lake Country Club in Quincy, Ill.

Softball season ends with HAAC semifinal loss to MNU

The Baker University softball team defeated Benedictine College 7-0 in the opening round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Sunday before falling to MidAmerica Nazarene University 2-1 in a semifinal matchup at the Blue Valley Recreation Complex in Overland Park.

Duderstadt looks back on past four years at Baker

Senior Chris Duderstadt reflects on his decision to go to college at Baker University and how his life has changed during his time as a Wildcat.

Men's golf finishes second at HAAC Tournament

The Baker University men's golf team finished as the runner-up in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Tournament Monday and Tuesday at Mozingo Lake Golf Course in Maryville, Mo. The women's team will play its conference tournament Monday and Tuesday at Spring Lake Country Club in Quincy, III.

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Former BU pitcher makes MLB debut

Former Baker University baseball player Vidal Nuno was promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make his first appearance in the major leagues with the New York Yankees.

Golf teams win home invitational

After earning third-place finishes at the CMU Invite April 15-16 in Boonville, Mo., the Baker University men's and women's golf teams came back Wednesday and Thursday to win the Baker University Spring Invitational Tournament on their home course of Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence.

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Six former Wildcats chase NFL dreams

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Six former Baker University football players have worked out for NFL teams over the past month to try to help the chances of being drafted or signing a contract with a professional team as an undrafted free agent.

AGB search consultant outlines presidential search process

Julie Tea, a consultant of the Association of Governing Boards, visited the Baldwin City campus from March 25-28 to speak to Baker students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and community leaders about the process of finding the university’s next president.

Softball splits with Benedictine, William Penn

After sweeping Graceland University and Culver-Stockton College in its first two conference doubleheaders, the Baker University softball team split a doubleheader with Benedictine College Tuesday by winning game one 5-4 and dropping the nightcap 3-1.

Faculty senate votes to eliminate QS 112 linked course

Altering the Quest general education program for the second time in two weeks, the Baker University Faculty Senate voted Tuesday to completely remove the requirement to take a linked course to accompany QS 112.

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Mellinger set to leave BU for Xavier University


Gwyn Mellinger, department chair of mass media and visual arts, will be leaving Baker University after the spring semester to take a similar position at Xavier University in Cincinnati. After the semester concludes, Mellinger will have spent 16 years at Baker.

Greenwood's perfect game sparks 4-0 start in HAAC play

Junior Erin Greenwood threw a perfect game in the Baker University softball team's conference opener against Graceland University Friday. The Wildcats went on to sweep the doubleheader against the Yellowjackets in Lamoni, Iowa, and then returned home Saturday to take two games from Culver-Stockton College at Cavaness Field.

Purdum signs two-year extension with New York Jets

Former Baker University football player Tanner Purdum signed a two-year contract extension and signing bonus Monday to remain with the New York Jets of the National Football League.

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Softball team goes 7-3 in Tucson

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The Baker University softball team had not played a game in over a month due to inclement weather in the Midwest region, but the Wildcats got the opportunity enjoy the warm weather of Arizona over spring break for the Tucson Invitational. The Wildcats played 10 games spanning from March 11-15 and finished the tournament with a record of 7-3.

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Gala raises more than $300,000

The Baker University Scholarship Gala and Auction took place Saturday, March 2, at the Sheraton Hotel in Overland Park. More than $300,000 in funding was raised at the event, which was the highest dollar amount collected in the Gala's history.

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MNU outlasts Wildcats in HAAC semifinal

The Baker University women's basketball team lost to No. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene University 59-55 in the semifinals of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Saturday, March 2, in Olathe.

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Men's basketball season ends after loss at the buzzer to MNU


The Baker University men's basketball team's season came to an end in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament with a 69-68 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene University. Senior Jordan Honore gave the Wildcats the lead on a midrange jumper with 6.3 seconds left, but MNU's Jacob French hit a shot at the buzzer to push the Pioneers to the second round.

Seniors lead late surge past Ravens for 54-50 victory

The Baker University men's basketball team entered its regular season finale against Benedictine College on a five-game losing streak, but the seven senior Wildcats were not about to lose the final game on their home court to one of their biggest rivals. Seniors Corey Anderson and Jordan Honore made key field goals down the stretch to help the Wildcats defeat Benedictine College 54-50 Monday in Collins Center on Senior Night.

Schmidtlein, Campbell lead bowling team at Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic

The No. 10 Baker University bowling team came away with a 10th-place finish out of 55 teams in the Blackhaul Direct Hoosier Classic Saturday and Sunday in Indianapolis.

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Two juveniles confess to campus vandalism

Two juveniles admitted to vandalizing the outside of Collins Library, the inside of the Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education and other areas of Baldwin City on Feb. 8.

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Men's basketball falls to MNU 76-66

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The Baker University men's basketball team could not overcome a 20-point deficit with eight minutes to go as the Wildcats lost to MidAmerica Nazarene University 76-66 Thursday in Olathe.

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Softball loses leads late against Ottawa

The Baker University softball team was in control for the majority of both games of its season-opening doubleheader against Ottawa University, but the Wildcats were swept by the Braves, falling by the scores of 8-7 and 7-4.

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Collins Library, Boyd Center vandalized with graffiti

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The outside of Collins Library and the inside of the Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education were vandalized with graffiti Friday.

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University President Pat Long announces retirement for June 2014

Baker University President Pat Long announced at the Faculty Appreciation Dinner Friday at the DoubleTree hotel in Overland Park that she will step down from her position, effective June 30, 2014.

Performance-enhancing drugs have no place in sports

Editor Chris Duderstadt discusses how the use of performance-enhancing drugs by prominent athletes has recently impacted the sports world.

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President Long shares union renovation vision

Baker University President Pat Long is excited to present a conceptual design of a newly-renovated Harter Union and Allen Dining Hall to the Board of Trustees Friday. The timeline of construction for the project will be broken down into a number of phases.

Grossner inks 30 players on national signing day

While head football coach Mike Grossner has 92 players returning from last year’s NAIA Championship-qualifying team, he added 30 athletes on national signing day Wednesday to try to take the Wildcats to the next level.

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Seniors shine on wrestling senior night

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The No. 11 Baker University wrestling team honored its first class of seniors who have been with the program since its inaugural season in 2009, and the senior Wildcats came through in a big way to defeat Bethany College in Collins Center. Seniors Alan Callahan, Nathan Sommer, Parker Owen, Jarid Price and Brandon Gebhardt all won their matches to score 18 of the team's 24 points.

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Evangel ends Wildcats' four-game win streak

The Baker University men's basketball team entered Saturday's matchup against No. 21 Evangel University on a four-game win streak, but could not knock off the top team in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, losing 76-69 in Collins Center.

Men's basketball records third straight win with 62-56 victory over Vikings

The Baker University men's basketball team won its third straight contest after defeating Missouri Valley College 62-56 Saturday in Marshall, Mo. The win put the Wildcats over .500 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference for the first time this season as it improved their record to 13-8 overall and 6-5 in conference play.

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Wildcats drain 14 3-pointers in 78-71 win

The Baker University men’s basketball team improved to 12-8 on the season Thursday after knocking down 14 3-pointers in a 78-71 win over Avila University in Collins Center.

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Men's basketball clips Eagles 65-55

The Baker University men's basketball team held its opponent to 60 points or less for the third game in a row as it defeated Central Methodist University 65-55 Saturday in Collins Center.

Men's basketball defeats Graceland 63-58

The Baker University men's basketball team picked up its third victory in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Saturday as the Wildcats defeated Graceland University 63-58 in Lamoni, Iowa.

Mills' 3-pointer forces overtime before MNU outlasts men's basketball 92-87

As MidAmerica Nazarene University missed five of six free throws down the stretch Thursday, the Pioneers gave the Baker University men's basketball team a chance to capitalize and send the game to overtime. However, the Pioneers kept the Wildcats from seizing momentum and defeated BU 92-87 in overtime.

Culver-Stockton forces overtime, defeats Baker men's basketball 88-75

The Baker University men's basketball team came within seconds of handing Culver-Stockton College its first loss in conference play, but James Johnson nailed a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in regulation and C-SC prevailed 88-75 in overtime.

Men's basketball overcomes 12-point deficit to defeat Peru State 65-61

The Baker University men's basketball team overcame a 12-point margin with 10 minutes left to upend Peru State College 65-61 to move to 9-5 overall and 2-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Women's basketball improves to 3-0 in HAAC with 76-69 win over Bobcats

The Baker University women's basketball team bounced back from an overtime loss to McPherson College Saturday to defeat Peru State College 76-69 Thursday in Collins Center.

Steinlage lifts Wildcats past Harris-Stowe State 82-73

The Baker University men's basketball team earned a 82-73 win against Harris-Stowe State University to improve to 8-5 on the season.

Women's basketball falls in overtime to McPherson 81-75

The Baker University women's basketball team came up short against McPherson College as it lost to the Bulldogs 81-75 in overtime Saturday in Collins Center.

Men's basketball drops exhibition matchup to former HAAC rival

In the first matchup against William Jewell College since the Cardinals left the Heart of America Athletic Conference, the Baker University men's basketball team fell to the Cardinals 80-51 Saturday in Liberty, Mo. in an exhibition game.

Thanksgiving has turned into Black Thursday

Editor Chris Duderstadt discusses how Black Friday festivities have affected Thanksgiving.

Men's basketball loses twice in St. Gregory's Thanksgiving Classic

The Baker men's basketball team dropped both of its games in the St. Gregory's Thanksgiving Classic Friday and Saturday to fall to 6-3 on the season.

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Wildcats upend Braves for second time of season

The Baker University men's basketball team pushed its winning streak to six games after defeating Ottawa University 83-77 Tuesday in Collins Center.

Gebhardt earns third-place finish to lead 'Cats in Kearney

After facing the University of Missouri for its first dual of the season, the No. 4 Baker University wrestling team went up against a number of other NCAA Division I and II teams in the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open Saturday.

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Penalties cost Wildcats in 22-17 playoff loss

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In its first appearance in the NAIA playoffs since 2008, the No. 11 Baker University football team fell to No. 6 University of Saint Francis 22-17 Saturday at D’Arcy Stadium in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Men's basketball earns two wins in KCAC/HAAC Classic

The Baker University men's basketball team represented the Heart of America Athletic Conference in a positive manner as it collected wins against the University of St. Mary and Ottawa University Friday and Saturday in the KCAC/HAAC Classic in Ottawa.

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Football wins regular season finale 40-7 over Graceland

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The seniors on the No. 12 Baker University football team earned a 40-7 victory over Graceland University Saturday in what was likely their final game at Liston Stadium.

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'Cats drop HAAC semifinal in penalty kicks

After defeating Missouri Valley College 2-1 in overtime Oct. 30, lightning did not strike twice for the Baker University men's soccer team Wednesday against the Vikings as it lost to MVC in the conference tournament semifinals after seven rounds of penalty kicks.

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Dooley records first victory as Wildcats coach

Baker University men's basketball coach Sean Dooley earned his first win as a Wildcat Tuesday after a 65-50 victory against Haskell Indian Nations University.

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Ehm, Fanshier lead women's basketball to win versus Haskell

The Baker University women's basketball team won its second consecutive game after defeating Haskell Indian Nations University 82-70 Tuesday in Collins Center.