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MBU Baseball Finishing Strong, Keeping World Series Hopes Alive

The Missouri Baptist University baseball team is not generally accustomed to losing very many games, so this season required some early season adjustments as they got off to a rocky start but are now proving that it’s not how you start, but how you finish.

Photo by Collin Kossakoski

Missouri Baptist University pitcher Gary Watkins, a junior from Big Springs, Texas, and transfer from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, hurls one to the plate during a recent game.

Women’s Lacrosse Finishing on a Strong Note

The Missouri Baptist University women’s lacrosse team, under new leadership and with a new direction, is coming down the home stretch of its season, with a game today, Thursday, April 12, against Lindenwood University-Belleville, and Senior Day quickly approaching.

Photos by Claire Donohue

Exceeding the Role

Two-time captain of the Missouri Baptist University men’s lacrosse team has set the example both on and off the field for his teammates as he leads them toward a third straight NAIA National Invitational Tournament appearance in his senior season. The National Invitational is set for May 7.

Photos by Ben Randolph

The Spartans take a knee during an injury timeout in their game against Reinhardt University. Left to right are: Senior midfielder Austin Dahl, junior attacker Andy Coulter and freshman defender Richie Graham.

Men’s Lacrosse Adds New Coaching Staff for 2018 Season

The Missouri Baptist University men’s lacrosse family grew a little bigger this season with the addition of a Huntersville, North Carolina, native who intends to push the program toward its first championship ring.

Photo by Pete Hinden

Missouri Baptist University sophomore attackman Sean Hess carries the ball under pressure during the team’s season opener against Siena Heights.

Yikes! I Have the Yips!

When the “yips” strike, athletes struggle with doing something they’ve done for years, but most athletes don’t know what the condition is or what causes it.


Photo courtesy of Eglin Air Force Base

A softball pitcher stretches out before beginning a game. Pitchers are among the many athletes who find themselves suddenly unable to perform a task — like pitching — which they have done hundreds or thousands of times before.

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
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.”
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Contact us at: mbutimeline@mobap.edu.

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