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 […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Milan Acquaah, sophomore business administration major, celebrates victory in the Lancers first conference game.

Acquaah makes it look easy

For the second time this sea- son, Milan Acquaah, sophomore business administration major and guard, was named Western Athletic Conference men’s bas- ketball Player of the Week for his e orts from Dec. 31 through Jan. 6. Acquaah attributes his success this season to his time on and o the court with peers, professors and […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Zach Pirog, junior criminal justice major, dunks the ball leading the Lancers to a win in California Baptist University’s opening game as a division I team.

Slam-dunk start for hoops

New to Division-I basketball, both men and women’s basketball have both started their seasons, with men starting the year at a 2-4 record and women starting at a 1-5 record. With early season struggles behind them, both teams look to turn their season around before conference games begin. De’jon Davis, junior art major and power […]

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Cullen’s Column: DI hoops set to entertain

Keep a close eye on the CBU Events Center during the coming basketball season. Aside from the publicized transition to Division I, both the Lancer men’s and women’s basketball seasons have many intriguing storylines. One look at the teams’ schedules is enough to excite local basketball fans as the Lancers challenge themselves with matchups against […]

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Flavors headlines CBU basketball transfers

As basketball season approaches, the California Baptist University men’s basketball team is gearing up by recruit- ing Division I-caliber athletes, including Fairfield University transfer Ferron Flavors Jr., a junior business management major and guard. To help prepare and elevate their game, men’s basketball recruited players who have already played at the Division I level over […]

Sage Zbinden | Matt Hubbard, graduate student kinesiology major, try’s his best to boost himself into the air to block the ball, but slips and loses his balance.

Despite transition CBU basketball hopes for postseason play

During the four-year transition to Division I, California Baptist University athletics will be ineligible for NCAA postseason play. However, Lancer basketball has options to play beyond the regular season. An immediate opportunity for CBU basketball to potentially add to its trophy case will be the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship. Although the Lancers will not […]

Austin Romito | The Banner | Jason Todd, a senior finance major, breaks through the APU Cougar’s defense.

Lancer hoops ready for new competition in DI season

A new look, schedule, conference and some new faces are just a few of the things California Baptist University basketball fans can look forward to in the 2018-19 season. “There is a lot of unknown going into the season,” said Jarrod Olson, women’s head basketball coach, “but we are pretty excited for the challenge and […]