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A Coaching Philosophy Rooted in Faith

There’s so much more to coaching a football team than fitness, games and practices. Elbert Kern is a God-fearing man who not only coaches his team on the field, but coaches them through the challenges of life.

Photo courtesy of Elbert Kern

Elbert Kern (center), in his sixth year as assistant MBU football coach, stands with his sons, Zach Kern (left), sophomore sports management major, and Malik Kern (right), junior sports management major, who both play football at MBU.

Undefeated MBU Men’s Volleyball Advances in Nationals

MBU’s undefeated men’s volleyball team entered the NAIA National Championship as the No. 1 seed, and secured their first win over Xavier University, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday afternoon, advancing to the next round in the tournament.


Photo by MBU Athletics

Steven Rodriguez, senior men’s volleyball player from San Diego, California, saves the ball in the MBU Spartans’ 3-0 win over Morningside College on Feb. 8. The Spartans enter the second round of the National tournament today, April 17, at 4 p.m., facing the Park University Pirates.

MBU to MLB: One Spartan’s Big League Dream Coming True

Josh Fuentes, who played at Missouri Baptist University five years ago, is now the 11th-rated prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization, according to MLB.com, and he looks to continue his success as he got called up to the Big Leagues this week, delivering a base hit in his first-ever Major League at-bat.

Photos courtesy of MBU Athletics and the Colorado Rockies

Josh Fuentes, then and now. In the photo on the left, Fuentes fields a ball and makes the throw to first base while shoring up the infield as a Missouri Baptist University Spartan five years ago. In the photo on the right, Fuentes dons his big league uniform as he was called up this week to the Colorado Rockies.

The Overseas Experience

American football is a sport that has really taken off in other countries like Serbia, Denmark, and even Germany. MBU has a student athlete who took the opportunity to play overseas, now he’s back to share his experience.

Photo provided via Keenan Savage Instagram

Keenan Savage (right) smiles and signs autographs with his teammates on the Berlin Adlers, an American football team in Germany, where Savage was able to live his dream a little longer after playing at Missouri Baptist University.

Meet MBU’s Newest Athletic Trainers

Missouri Baptist University has added four young and talented personalities to the athletic training room in Stephanie Brewer, Austin Wagner, Alisha Frierdich and Drew Potter.

Photos by Trevor Chaney

Stephanie Brewer stands next to the entrance of the Missouri Baptist University athletic training room as athletes await her daily treatment. Athletic trainers like Brewer, Drew Potter, Alisha Frierdich and Austin Wagner keep the wheels of the MBU Athletics machine turning as they help team members in all sports stay healthy and stay in the game.

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About MBU Timeline

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
*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.”
   
*The WordPress website 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 more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, 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.
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.