Cullen’s Column: Safe to call first DI season successful

When the California Baptist University Athletic Department announced the school’s transition from NCAA Division II to Division I in January 2017, it started a cycle of excitement and speculation.  When fall 2018 rolled around, the Lancers not only put all speculation to bed, but exceeded expectations and surprised a large number of fans in Riverside […]

Danielle Lutjens| Banner David Fouts, freshman majoring in photography and Nathan Sells junior majoring in business administration, are enjoying the free food after the hard work they put in as community Life interns.

Intramural soccer caps season in festive fashion

Each year, the intramural soccer season finishes with an event that goes well beyond a simple championship match. Food trucks, performers and other festivities help put an exclamation point on the season every spring. This year’s Lancer Cup event came with all the trimmings. Food trucks offered dinner and desserts, and there was a variety […]

Cullen’s Column: Winter sports wrap up with DI success

The winter sports seasons are winding down and hindsight is setting in on what has been a mainly successful first Division I winter for California Baptist University athletics. For Lancer basketball, it is hard to draw too many conclusions from inconsistently difficult schedules for both the men’s and women’s teams. However, there are a few […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner Matt Mogollon, graduate student and pitcher, delivers a pitch March 3 during the series finale against the University of California, Riverside.

Baseball, softball take on UCR in latest crosstown showdown

The Crosstown Showdown — the new, all-Division I edition of the rivalry between California Baptist University and the University of California, Riverside – started strong when the Lancers claimed a 3-2 victory in volleyball in October 2019.  Since then, both Lancer basketball teams defeated the Highlanders and CBU men’s soccer narrowly dropped a thrilling overtime […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major, attempts to score a goal against the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team during the California Baptist University Mini tournament on Jan. 26.

O’Donell becomes impact player for water polo team

After being named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American second team last season, California Baptist University women’s water polo’s Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major and attacker, is off to a strong start in 2019. In Week One of the season, O’Donell earned Gold Coast Conference Player of the Week honors with […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Alex Silva, senior criminal justice major, a pitcher for the Lil Bats intramural softball team, attempts to catch a ball during the game on Jan. 30.

Community Life brings new spring sports

For the Community Life office at California Baptist University, continually finding ways to enhance intramural sports is a regular challenge, and this spring semester is no exception. Currently, CBU students are competing in intramural basketball, with both competitive and coed leagues. This month, Community Life will hold championships to decide the intramural basketball winners at […]

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Cullen’s Column: Dixie State rivalry to be renewed in 2020

California Baptist Uni- versity’s transition to NCAA Division I competi- tion has been an exciting time for the university’s athletic. However, the move meant giving up some old and familiar rivalries. Gone are the days of facing o against rival Azu- sa Pacific University and other PacWest Conference foes in critical matchups across multiple sports. […]

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WAC play crucial for CBU to establish DI presence

The first season of the NCAA Division I competition for California Baptist men’s basketball has had its fair share of exciting story lines. The season started with a statement from Lancer fans when they broke an attendance record at the team’s season opener. In the team’s first true DI match up, Milan Acquaah, sophomore business […]

Cullen’s Column: National Invitational Volleyball Championships

For fans who enjoyed California Baptist University volleyball’s 20-10 season and fourth-place conference finish, an encore is in store with the Lancers’ trip to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships. After sitting out the Western Athletic Conference tournament because of their transition to NCAA Division I, the Lancers earned a berth in the NIVC. The national […]