The Intricate Process Behind NAIA College Athletic Scholarships

The scouting and recruiting process at MBU consists of so much more than meets the eye, yet when it all comes together smoothly as planned, the student’s academic degree is the final product.

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Iris Dixon, head women’s basketball coach and NAIA compliance athletic director, with Assistant Coach Samuel Pearson (far right), speak to recruit, Rose Wassef and parents.

Spartan Spotlight: Aliyah Reams

Missouri Baptist University beckons students of various backgrounds to engage in a well-rounded liberal arts education enhanced by a tight-knit community. Spartan Spotlight features incredible talent and stories that MBU offers.

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Differences Between American and Brazilian Soccer

It’s not only about 11 vs. 11 players on the field chasing the ball trying to score a goal, as many people think it is. Soccer is history, philosophy, indeed, a life-changing sport. Every country has its own way to build up their histories. Brazil and the United States have different backgrounds regarding this passionate sport and it can be explained based on how these countries deal with soccer in the past decades.

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Soccer, Survival of the Fittest

Soccer players are often labeled with the stereotype of being soft and weak, especially in America. The statistics of how physically demanding soccer is on the body compared to other sports may come as a shock to many.


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About MBU Timeline


Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student news network of Missouri Baptist University.
*The WordPress site has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and 93 countries around the world. We have several readers in Brazil, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
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