Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Fans flock to downtown Los Angeles in droves to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant early last year.

Sports icons impact fans and athletes

California Baptist University’s student-athletes and sports fans are often devoted to or inspired by their favorite professional players and teams. Dr. Ed Garret, associate professor of kinesiology, described how young athletes looking up to professional athletes act as a “personal GPS to life.” “The people you look up to have traveled that road before, so […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Grayson Logan, junior international relations major, and Jacob Klarke, junior business administration major, support the Lancers during a previous year's basketball game.

CBU Crazies wait for competition to begin again

As a result of the pandemic, the Western Athletic Conference has postponed all fall athletic competitions. This means that school spirit boosters like the California Baptist University “Crazies” have had no competitions or games to cheer. Jacob Klarke, junior business administration major and member of the CBU Crazies, explained what the organization is all about […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Students cheer at a CBU basketball game last year, a reality that is no longer available as a result of COVID-19.

Virtual fans become reality

To limit crowds, professional sports have implemented the use of “virtual fans” in their official games. These limitations will potentially affect college sports as spectators to not be allowed to watch the team’s games. Virtual fans would help in keeping the crowd atmosphere in games, but some argue it cannot completely replace live spectators. “Fans […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Robert Moseley, sophomore computer science major, may not swim any competitions in 2020.

Fall and winter athletics delayed

Due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Western Athletic Conference has announced that all fall season sports, and any athletic competitions for winter season sports, have been canceled, with a pending potential reschedule of athletic activities for the new year. This has had major effects on the fall season sports athletes, coaches, […]

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Tokyo Olympic athletes utilize postponement to further train

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted sporting events across the world. The uncertainty certainty surrounding conditions in different countries and concerns over the safety of athletes, coaches and fans led the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Summer 2020 Olympic Games until 2021. Now slated to begin in July 2021, the Tokyo games were rescheduled amid fears […]

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 […]

Courtesy of the Prado Family Orlando Prado, sophomore pre-mechanical engineering major, enjoyed playing soccer and coached in a youth program.

CBU community mourns loss of student

California Baptist University student Orlando Prado died Friday, Nov. 8, at the age of 20, and is fondly remembered by his family, friends and the campus community. Prado, sophomore pre-mechanical engineering major, was described by those close to him as someone who continually showed kindness and cared for everyone around him. He is remembered for […]

Regan Lee | Banner | Rebecca Romero, senior radiologic sciences major, and Rola Badawiya, junior communication studies major, celebrate a goal scored against the Holy Cross Crusaders by hugging fellow Lancer Amy Aquino, junior kinesiology major.

Soccer begins in right direction

California Baptist University’s women’s soccer team went 12-5-1 in its inaugural Division I season, notching the highest win total for the program since 2013. This season, the Lancers are headed in the right direction once again. At 5-2-1, CBU is testing itself with a challenging nonconference schedule as it prepares for the Western Athletic Conference […]