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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, […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | Antonio Saldate(right), freshman film studies major, wrestles Brakan Mead in a match against Ohio State University. The Lancers fell to the Buckeyes 42-0.

Wrestling to face new style of competition in D1 era

With seven competitions left in the season, the California Baptist University wrestling team is focusing on applying a new game-plan and competing with all it has left. Coming out of a loss against Fresno State University, Lennie Zalesky, head coach of men’s wrestling, said he believes losses can give the team motivation in learning and […]

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Student-athletes find balance of faith and sport

Finding balance between faith and sports can be a difficult challenge for many, but California Baptist University athletes conquer it in a variety of ways. Ryan Williams, CBU alumnus and former Lancer baseball player, said he was able to successfully maintain his faith. Throughout Williams’ four years he said he kept God  his No. 1 […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | Zach Schrader, a sophomore marketing major, competes in a match against Ohio State University on Nov. 16. The Lancers fell to the no. 2 ranked Buckeyes.

Wrestlers tested in first year of Division I

Two opponents circle the mat, looking for an opportunity to take the other down. Gauging their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses is only part of this battle. One wrong move can find him tossed to the ground, flat on his back, his opponent prepared to go in for the win. The California Baptist University wrestling team […]

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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 […]

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Wrestling to host Ohio State in home opener

Wrestling fans who remember California Baptist University’s “Take It Outside” events, featuring Stanford University and California State University, Bakersfield, are no strangers to prestigious wrestling programs coming to Riverside. The Lancers will open their first Division I home season Nov. 16 by hosting Ohio State University, who finished as national runners-up in DI last season. […]

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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 […]