Cullen’s Column: Top Storylines For New School Year

Lancer fans who thought the transition process from Division II to Division I would be a long, fruitless waiting period were in for a great surprise last year.  The 2018-19 sports season was chock-full of success and delightful storylines that went well beyond DI “firsts.” Now, it appears the 2019-20 school year will be kind […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reagan Lee | Banner Jordan Heading, senior kinesiology major, keeps the ball away from guard Evan Leonard during a game against the University of California, Irvine. CBU men’s basketball is currently 15-11 overall and 6-6 in conference games.

Heading finishes strong for basketball

Guard Jordan Heading, senior kinesiology major, has contributed five years to the California Baptist University’s men’s basketball team. Over the week of Feb. 4–10, Heading was named Player of the Week of the Western Athletic Conference.  Heading said this was a great recognition, and getting two wins for the week over the University of the […]

Athletes improve their mental performance

It is 90 percent mental and 10  percent physical. Research shows that most athletes agree the mental aspect of the game is greater than the physical.  At California Baptist University, most teams are working to better understand and improve on the mental challenges with the help of Dr. Ed Garrett, certified mental performance consultant, more […]

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Community Life seeks new referees

Intramural sports teams at California Baptist University are in need of referees. Community Life is looking to hire people to join their community. Marnie Kavern, program coordinator of intramural sports, said being a referee for intramural sports is a great way to build relationships and enjoy hobbies with new friends. She said it is a […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Tim Clark, assistant athletic director for sports medicine and athletic training, wraps a cheerleader’s ankle for support.

Athletic trainers keep Lancers healthy

Constantly preventing and handling injuries and helping athletes recover, CBU’s athletic training team is a key component of the success the athletes achieve. The athletic training program has three main goals to help the athletes perform well in their sports. “Our first goal is we try and prevent injuries for our athletes,” said Collin Gustafson, […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Britney Thomas, junior psychology major, leads California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team to victory against Fresno Pacific University’s Sunbirds.

Thomas earns third WAC award

Britney Thomas, junior psychology major and forward, has been named three-time Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team. Thomas transferred from Mt. San Jacinto College and joined the women’s basketball team this season. At Mt. San Jacinto College, she was named the South Region Most Valu- able Player […]

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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. […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Milan Acquaah, sophomore business administration major, celebrates victory in the Lancers first conference game.

Acquaah makes it look easy

For the second time this sea- son, Milan Acquaah, sophomore business administration major and guard, was named Western Athletic Conference men’s bas- ketball Player of the Week for his e orts from Dec. 31 through Jan. 6. Acquaah attributes his success this season to his time on and o the court with peers, professors and […]