Cheerleaders earn honors through excellence

Becoming an All-American in any sport takes diligence, consistency and experience. Earning that honor four years in a row is rare and exemplifies those qualities even more. Alexis Humphery, senior criminal justice major, and Taylor Contratto, senior kinesiology major, have both been All-American selections every year since they have joined California Baptist University’s cheer squad. […]

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Facilities give athletes edge

To keep California Baptist University athletes performing at their best, the university does its part by providing athletic facilities that suit the needs of every sports team on campus. The newest facility on campus is the Events Center, which opened its doors in May 2017. The Events Center caters to home basketball games and can […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Summer Avery, kinesiology graduate student and outside hitter, sports one of the Lancers’ new Adidas jerseys.

Lancers debut new look

As California Baptist University Athletics transitions into Division I, Athletics also announced the beginning of a new multiyear partnership with Adidas over the summer. The new sponsor brings sharp, new uniforms for the Lancers. Mike Minyard, associate athletic director for External Relations, was in charge of brand enforcement including the approval of uniform designs. “The […]

Lancers set for new era of crosstown rivalry

It may not have an official name yet but a rivalry is starting to heat up. The two universities may not compete in the same conference but California Baptist and the University of California, Riverside, are ready to battle in a fight for Riverside sports supremacy. Out of the 13 sports in which both universities […]

Athletics faces challenges in DI transition

With California Baptist University’s move from NCAA Division II to Division I, gone are the days of playoff appearances, conference championships and national awards, right? Not so fast. Less than a month into Division-I competition, the Lancer fall teams have already proven they belong. Riding a 29-1 campaign in 2017, CBU volleyball found instant success […]

CBU cheer Blue Crew gets ready for competition season

Competition season for cheerleading is just around the corner and the competitive cheerleading team, known as the Blue Crew at California Baptist University, is preparing to show off their stunts, athleticism and talent against other universities. The upcoming season will contain five traditional cheer competitions as well as four  STUNT competitions. STUNT competitions give the […]