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Athletic cancellations persist in uncertain spring season

This COVID-19 season has been a bizarre experience for most sports team, but the most prominent uncertainty is  in competition cancellations. California Baptist University’s swimming team has had six cancelled meets this season, not counting ones pushed back or postponed. Most of those meets were scheduled for the fall season. “It’s a completely different season,” […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Tiena Neale, sophomore communications science and disorder major, scores a point against Cal Poly's Broncos on December 19, 2020.

Women’s basketball wins 14 straight games

Defeating Chicago State on Jan. 23 raised California Baptist University women’s basketball overall record to 14-0 and 6-0 in Western Athletic Conference competition. This record puts the Lancers above the No. 1 ranked University of Louisville, who holds a record of 13-0 and second– and third-ranked North Carolina State and the University of Connecticut with […]

Courtesy of Zachary LaGuardia | Zachary LaGuardia, the creator of Kits with Kindness, stands with volunteers who work diligently to make kits for the homeless.

Athletics ticketing director starts community nonprofit

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged in early 2020, California Baptist University gave issued a work-from-home order. Having to work from home and with fewer sports games going on, Zack LaGuardia, director of ticketing and sales of CBU athletics, had more time on his hands to help the community. LaGuardia started a non profit called Kits […]

Courtesy of Wikimedia | A view of Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, in 2018.

MLB picks one stadium to host World Series championship

Another surprise has emerged on the sports scene as Major League Baseball decided that all World Series games of each league will be played in one stadium. The National League bracket games will be held in the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field and the Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park. While the American League games will […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Samantha Martirez, senior information technology management, practices her swing while staying in competition shape during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International students bond through athletics while learning new culture

California Baptist University athletics attracts many international students to study and compete in the United States, with some teams having more international athletes than American athletes. The cross country and women’s golf teams are  teams whose rosters are predominantly filled by international students. Jocelyn Chee, senior applied statistics major and captain of the women’s golf […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Students cheer at a CBU basketball game last year, a reality that is no longer available as a result of COVID-19.

Virtual fans become reality

To limit crowds, professional sports have implemented the use of “virtual fans” in their official games. These limitations will potentially affect college sports as spectators to not be allowed to watch the team’s games. Virtual fans would help in keeping the crowd atmosphere in games, but some argue it cannot completely replace live spectators. “Fans […]

Courtesy of Athletics | Tyson Miller, an alumni, gets into position to pitch a ball during one of his previous games.

Tyson Miller makes MLB debut

California Baptist University’s baseball has a history of having players drafted, and out of the 35 players that have been drafted over the course of 38 years, Tyson Miller is the second Lancer to debut in Major League Baseball. Miller was drafted in 2016 by the Chicago Cubs and spent his first professional season in […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | Brandon Schuster was one of the many athletes that was training for the Olympics.

Students adapt training due to Olympics postponement

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo was the most anticipated sports event of the year, and several student-athletes at California Baptist University had been preparing for the event. Unfortunately, the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers decided March 28 to postpone the Olympics as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, forcing athletes to extend […]