Dan Akin, graduate student, goes for a dunk against UT Rio Grande Valley. Elijah Hickman

Basket case: How athletes stay calm amid competition, pressure to perform

California Baptist University had its last home game for men’s basketball on March 2. Our team took victory over Chicago State University with a closing score of 62-53. It was a victorious night celebrating seniors Elijah Thomas, Tobin Kund, Ty Rowell and Dan Akin. As of March 2, CBU men’s basketball stands 10th in the […]

Ane Olaeta, graduate student, passes to her teammate Britney Thomas to help them win against Chicago State. Elijah Hickman

Women’s basketball jumps through hoops to finish season

The California Baptist University women’s basketball team has been continuing to build on its unprecedented 2020-21 season, with a strong showing against conference and non-conference foes all season. The Lancers opened the season with a game Nov. 9 against their cross-town rivals, the University of California, Riverside, Highlanders. They played hard and finished the game […]

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ACU 6-game win streak Abilene Christian University men’s basketball beat Tarleton State 77-76 on Feb. 12. Starting halftime at 13-1 (ACU), several players including Coryon Mason, Cameron Steele, Tobias Cameron, Reggie Miller and Airion Simmons increased the lead through foul shots, three pointers and scoring inside. On top of that, closer to the nine-minute mark, […]

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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 […]