Monday, April 30, 2018

Baker Announces 2018 Schedule

Press Release by Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications  Baker University

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The three-time defending Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division champion Baker University football team announced its upcoming 2018 schedule on Friday.

The Wildcats will feature five home dates and hit the road for five games. The No. 9 ranked Baker Wildcats opens up its season on September 1 at William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa at 11 a.m. in a game that will be broadcast worldwide on the ESPN App and locally on KSMO-TV.

The home opener will pin Baker vs. No. 11 Grand View on September 8 at 1 p.m. The Wildcats are 3-0 against the Vikings, since they joined the Heart in 2015.

Next up is a home date against Culver-Stockton on September 15 with kick-off set for 1 p.m. Baker is 34-4 all-time against the CS-C Wildcats.

Baker will then make the trek up to Lamoni, Iowa to face the Yellowjackets at 6 p.m. on September 22. BU has won 10-straight over GU.

BU Homecoming is set for Saturday, September 29, when the ‘Cats host rival No. 12 ranked Benedictine College at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

Baker is 20-14-1 all-time against the Ravens and BU hasn’t lost at home to BC since September 3, 2005.

The Wildcats will then travel to Peru State on October 6 to take on the Bobcats at 2 p.m. Since the Bobcats arrived in the Heart, Baker is a perfect 7-0 over Peru State.

October 13, Baker travels to rival MNU to take on the Pioneers in Olathe, Kansas at 2 p.m. BU has won three-straight over MNU since 2014.

After a BYE week on October 20, BU travels to CMU on October 27 to take on the Eagles. Baker has won 11-straight against CMU.

Then Baker has back-to-back home games to finish off the regular season, as they host rival Missouri Valley on November 3 at 1 pm at Liston Stadium. This match-up pins the two winningest football programs in NAIA history.

In the regular season finale, the ‘Cats will host No. 25 Evangel on Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. in another match up that will be featured worldwide on the ESPN App and KSMO-TV.

Since 2012, the Wildcats have captured four Heart championships and have appeared in five of the last six NAIA-FCS Playoffs including the 2016 NAIA National Championship game in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Baker is 64-13 in that six-year span overall and an impressive 35-9 against Heart of America Athletic Conference opponents.

 @ OpponetLocation
111:00 AM @ William Penn UniversityOskaloosa, Iowa
81:00 PM vs. Grand View UniversityListon Stadium
151:00 PM vs. Culver-Stockton CollegeListon Stadium
226:00 PM @ Graceland UniversityLamoni, Iowa
291:00 PM vs. Benedictine CollegeListon Stadium
62:00 PM @ Peru State CollegePeru, Nebraska
132:00 PM @ MidAmerica Nazarene UniversityOlathe, Kansas
271:00 PM @ Central Methodist UniversityFayette, Missouri
31:00 PM vs. Missouri Valley CollegeListon Stadium
1011:00 AM vs. Evangel UniversityListon Stadium

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