Thursday, April 14, 2016

Baker Football Ranked Number 5 in NAIA Spring Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The defending 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division champion Baker University football team came in ranked No. 5 in the spring version of the latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll.

Baker finished last season, 11-2 overall and captured its second conference championship in the last three years and appeared in its third NAIA Football Championship Series in four seasons.
The ‘Cats also featured 10 First Team All-Conference award winners including Co-Defensive Players of the Year Tucker Pauley and Josh Kock.

The 2015 Heart South Coach of the Year award went to Mike Grossner for the second time in three seasons and Assistant Coach of the Year, was awarded to Baker’s defensive coordinator Jason Thoren.

Three other teams from the Heart were featured in the spring poll, including No. 6 Grand View, No. 20 Benedictine and No. 25 William Penn.

Baker will open the 2016 season hosting Grand View on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

2016 Football Schedule
DateOpponent/EventLocationTime/ResultBuy Tickets
8/27/16Grand View* (Orange Out)Baldwin City, Kansas1 p.m.
9/3/16Culver-Stockton*Baldwin City, Kansas1 p.m. 
9/10/16at William Penn*Oskaloosa, Iowa12 p.m. 
9/17/16at Graceland*Lamoni, Iowa6 p.m. 
9/24/16Benedictine* (Homecoming)Baldwin City, Kansas2 p.m. 
10/1/16at Peru State*Peru, Neb.2 p.m. 
10/15/16Avila* (Maple Leaf Festival)Baldwin City, Kansas1 p.m. 
10/22/16at MNU*Olathe, Kansas2 p.m. 
10/29/16at Central Methodist*Fayette, Missouri1 p.m. 
11/5/16Missouri Valley* (Family Day)Baldwin City, Kansas1 p.m. 
11/12/16Evangel* (Senior Day)Baldwin City, Kansas1 p.m. 
*denotes Heart conference game
2016 JV Football Schedule
10/3/16at OttawaOttawa, Kansas6 p.m.
10/17/16OttawaBaldwin City, Kansas6 p.m.
10/24/16MNUBaldwin City, Kansas6 p.m.
10/31/16Central MethodistFayette, Missouri 6 p.m.

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