California Baptist University gets ready to play against University of the Pacific

Christian athletes find their purpose

California Baptist University is an unapologetically Christian university devoted to spreading the good news about Jesus. The school emphasizes the text of Matthew 28:19-20, which reads in part, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The mens's corss- country team races competing teams to the finish line at the Ben Brown Innovational

Cross-country teams hit ground running

The California Baptist University men’s and women’s cross-country teams hit the ground running to open the fall 2021 season with a perfect win at the Anteater Opener, hosted by the University of California, Irvine. The CBU cross-country teams swept both team and individual titles, repeating their dramatic sweep of the 2020 Western Athletic Conference championships.  […]

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 […]