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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Wrestling prepares for RMAC championship

The wrestling team at California Baptist University is preparing to take its first step towards the playoffs by competing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo. Feb. 3. Lancers wrestling earned second place with a total of 100.5 points in last season’s RMAC Championship, Feb. 4, 2017. Returning Lancer standouts, such […]