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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Kellye Springstead, senior undeclared major, helped lead the California Baptist Universiy Lancers to an 8-0 victory against the Fresno State University Bulldogs during their first division I home game.

Softball swings into DI

California Baptist University women’s softball traveled to Texas over the weekend of Feb. 8-10 to compete in the Aggie Classic tournament. This was the team’s first time being eligible to compete in the tournament, as well as its first time playing as a Division I team. CBU left the tournament with one win and four […]

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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, […]

Spring sports preview

California Baptist University’s women’s water polo, softball and men’s baseball are all gearing up for their upcoming seasons. The three teams have prepared for the university’s transition into NCAA Division I, joining the Western Athletic Conference. These Lancers say they are looking forward to traveling to new places and facing new teams. Women’s Water Polo […]

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Sports make most of WAC championships

While transitioning to NCAA Division I status, California Baptist University athletics teams are not eligible for postseason competition. However, sports that the Western Athletic Conference champion does not receive an automatic berth to the NCAA championships are eligible for conference postseason. This means golf, cross country, track and swim and dive can compete for WAC […]

Courtesy of Athletics Ramirez talks with Ciara Stapp, sophomore communications studies major and pitcher, during a game last season.

Ramirez adjusts to new role after eight years of coaching

Women’s softball has chosen assistant coach Amy Ramirez as the new directo of Softball Operations. She is a former Lancers pitching star, 2016 CBU Hall of Fame inductee, two-time NAIA Pitcher of the Year winner and two-time NAIA All-American. Ramirez is stepping off the diamond and into her new role where she is still an […]