Baker will be bowl bound again
The Baker University Wildcat football team will play Peru State (Neb.) College in the Wheat Bowl on Aug. 25 in Ellinwood, Kan. University officials made the announcement Tuesday on the Baldwin City campus with Wheat Bowl officials.
Baker, 9-2 last year and winners of the postseason KWTO Bowl, will play in its second Wheat Bowl. The Wildcats played Southwestern College in Nov. 1996 when the contest was played in the postseason.
Baker coach John Frangoulis, who was a first-year head in 1996, said he is looking forward to returning to Ellinwood.
"It's a privilege for this football program and the university to be selected to return to the Wheat Bowl," Frangoulis said. "The game and the festivities were a great experience for our student-athletes in 1996, and I'm sure it will be the same this year."
Because the Wheat bowl is now played before the regular season, the Wildcats will have ended the 2000 season at a bowl game and start the 2001 season in a bowl.
"I'm pleased our players have this opportunity," Frangoulis said, "but at the same time it will add some importance to the early workouts. I want the student-athletes to have a great experience at the bowl, but I also expect us to play a good game."