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Kobe Bryant’s wife releases Bryant’s final book

Kobe Bryant’s final project, the young adult novel “The Wizenard Series: Season One,” was released March 31, leaving fans emotional and nostalgic. Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, announced the first teaser of the book release on her Instagram, leaving fans eager to read the final words of the former Los Angeles Lakers player. Bryant collaborated on […]

Phillip Ndowu | The Banner | A group of mourners pay their respects Jan. 26 to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at L.A. Live outside the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fans mourn basketball legend

Basketball fans around the world and the greater Los Angeles community continue to mourn the loss of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others after a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, Calif., Jan. 26, killing all on board.  His wife Vanessa Bryant recently announced via Instagram that […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Milan Acquaah, junior business administration major, strikes his way towards the hoop were makes his shoot, he finishes the night with 30 points

Men’s basketball team succeeds

The California Baptist University’s men’s basketball team is new and improved this 2020 season with a current record  of 17-7. Head coach Rick Croy discussed how ready and focused the team needs to be throughout the mid-season. He said they need to continue to battle and fight to have an edge in its second season […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Michelle Gust, sophomore mechanical engineering major, Kevin Springer, sophomore chemical engineering major, and Victor Becerra, sophomore electrical and computer engineering major, enjoy the Clippers vs Kings basketball game during the Community Life event.

Students attend LA Clippers game

At California Baptist University, there are endless opportunities for students to engage in sporting events, which this year included access to tickets to a Los Angeles Clipper’s game through Community Life. The Los Angeles Clippers went head-to-head with the Sacramento Kings on the basketball court Jan. 30. Community Life gave students the opportunity to witness […]

Reagan Lee | Banner Sydney Palma, redshirt freshman communications major, dribbles the ball around her opponent during a game against CSU Bakersfield.

Women’s basketball improves over break

The women’s basketball team went 1-6 over the semester break, snagging a win Dec. 16 in an upset against Idaho State University. The Lancers’ current overall record is 8-10, but the women’s basketball team is known for gaining momentum as the season unfolds. Head coach Jarrod Olson said, “Typically, our teams have finished the year […]

Cullen’s Column: Top Storylines For New School Year

Lancer fans who thought the transition process from Division II to Division I would be a long, fruitless waiting period were in for a great surprise last year.  The 2018-19 sports season was chock-full of success and delightful storylines that went well beyond DI “firsts.” Now, it appears the 2019-20 school year will be kind […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Britney Thomas, junior psychology major, leads California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team to victory against Fresno Pacific University’s Sunbirds.

Thomas earns third WAC award

Britney Thomas, junior psychology major and forward, has been named three-time Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team. Thomas transferred from Mt. San Jacinto College and joined the women’s basketball team this season. At Mt. San Jacinto College, she was named the South Region Most Valu- able Player […]

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Cullen’s Column: Dixie State rivalry to be renewed in 2020

California Baptist Uni- versity’s transition to NCAA Division I competi- tion has been an exciting time for the university’s athletic. However, the move meant giving up some old and familiar rivalries. Gone are the days of facing o against rival Azu- sa Pacific University and other PacWest Conference foes in critical matchups across multiple sports. […]

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WAC play crucial for CBU to establish DI presence

The first season of the NCAA Division I competition for California Baptist men’s basketball has had its fair share of exciting story lines. The season started with a statement from Lancer fans when they broke an attendance record at the team’s season opener. In the team’s first true DI match up, Milan Acquaah, sophomore business […]