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 […]

Sage Zbinden | 1. Hunter Barnett, freshman business entrepreneurship major, holds his hand in the way of the ball entering the goal.

Freshmen succeed in DI

Transitioning from high school sports to college–level sports is no easy task. However, some freshmen found an easy transition and maintain a high  level of success. Playing in all of the men’s water polo games, Hunter Barnett, business administration major and attacker, has helped his team achieve  a 21-10 record while scoring 30 goals. Barnett […]

Courtesy of Athletics Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major, looks to pass the ball to her teammates during a game against the Fresno State University Bulldogs. The Lancers finished the 2018 season with a 17-17 overall record.

Women’s water polo readies for coming season

California Baptist University’s women’s water polo team is determined to reach the Western Athletic Conference championship this year through meticulous preparation for the upcoming season. Although official matches have not started yet, the athletes are working to lay the groundwork in preparation for a successful season. The team is looking to qual- ify for the […]

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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 […]

Sage Zbinden | Zack Lowery, sophomore engineering major, swims aggressively towards his opponent, trying his best to intimated the opposing UCLA player.

Cullen’s Corner: Water polo update

Lost amid the buzz surrounding California Baptist University’s transition to NCAA Division I competition, DI men’s water polo is already putting the Lancers on the map without the pomp and circumstance of a competition jump. At 17-9 overall, and 2-1 in the Western Water Polo Association, the 15th-ranked Lancers are finding ways to win big […]

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 […]

Danielle Lutjens | CBU’s head swim coach, Rick Rowland, is a 20-year swim coaching veteran and continues to push the lancers forward towards victory.

Two decades of aquatics

This year marks not only the 20th anniversary of the CBU aquatics swim and dive program, but also head swim and dive coach Rick Rowland’s 20th year of coaching at CBU. During the 1998-99 season, Rowland, who was hired as director of aquatics, started recruiting athletes to join the CBU family. Since then, Rowland built […]