Courtesy of Athletics | Erica Wang, senior business administration major, was one of five Lancers who took home first place at the USA Inter- collegiate Sept. 17. The Lancers compete Oct. 8 at the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational.

CBU golf tees off season in style

California Baptist University’s golf teams picked up its first win of the season and are look- ing to put its best foot forward. The women’s golf team started its season with a win in the USA Intercollegiate Tournament in Mobile, Ala. The team exceeded its goals and was able to show it is worthy of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sage Zbinden | Tommy Lotero, sophomore undeclared, reaches his arms out before the ball bounces off the surface of the water and enters the goal.

Men’s water polo looks to make waves and wins

California Baptist University men’s water polo team is done with their summer preparations and is now ready to take on the new season. For the team, the season started on Sept. 1. Before their first game, players went through two weeks consisting of six-hour practices every day. “It’s a time where there’s no school and […]

Men’s volleyball cut, women’s beach volleyball added

Last May, CBU’s Athletics Department publicly announced that as the entire program transitions to the Western Athletic Conference and NCAA Division I status, it would be discontinuing the men’s volleyball team starting immediately and that it will also integrate women’s beach volleyball as an intercollegiate sport in the near future. In the original press release […]

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Athletics moves to NCAA Division I, joins Western Athletic Conference

California Baptist University athletics announced Jan. 13 the acceptance of the invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference as part of a move to NCAA Division I. Dr. Ronald Ellis, president of CBU, Dr. Micah Parker, director of Athletics, Kent Dacus, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services, and Jeff Hurd, commissioner of the Western […]

NAIA Champs Challenge Division I Opponents

As they wear their national championship rings proudly, the California Baptist University Men’s Volleyball team is getting ready to hit the courts once again for another impressive season. With practices in the early hours of the morning, the Lancers prepare for a challenging season against schools like Princeton University, Harvard University and Stanford University. This […]