Homecoming 2017
Oct26

Homecoming 2017

The junior class as the Flintstones pose with awards after winning Stunt Night 2017. Blair Dupre/ The Bluebonnet​​​​ This year’s theme for Stunt Night was Cru-Toons. Sophomores Noah Tyner, Richard Rogers, Lindsay Smith, and Jordyn Musser portray characters from The Fairly-Odd Parents. Blair Dupre/The Bluebonnet Homecoming King and Queen pose together in the stands overlooking Crusader Stadium on game day. Courtesy of Kristin Cherry The Homecoming King and Queen pose with the rest of the homecoming court at the Cru stadium before the game. Courtesy of Kristin Cherry Students Play three legged relay. Photo by Peter Zuniga for The Bells Photo by Peter Zuniga for The Bells Students had the chance to ride a mechanical bull on Kings street. Photo by Peter Zuniga for The Bells Senior exercise sports science major Anthony Tharp and sophomore Christian studies major Cade Baker participate in a Race for the Gold event where players have to drop mentos into a coke bottle and catch as much of the spray as they can in another bottle. Photo by Peter Zuniga for The Bells Photo by Tori Van Hooser/ The Bells Freshman Corey Woodward plays Twister with friends on Kings Street. Photo by Tori Van Hooser/ The Bells Junior psychology major Aurora Upton rides a mechanical bull during a homecoming game on King Street. Photo by Tori Van Hooser/ The Bells Students play inflatable twister on Kings street. Photo by Tori Van Hooser/ The Bells Students play inflatable twister on Kings street. Photo by Tori Van Hooser/ The Bells Flag runners carry the UMHB letters high after the Cru scores a touchdown. Photo by Madeline Oden/ The Bells Crusader fan support Photo by Madeline Oden/ The Bells The Band performs during halftime. Photo by Madeline Oden/ The Bells Freshman Mathematics major,Andrew Berg, portrays Spongebob in Stunt Night 2017. Jessica Rodriguez/The Bluebonnet Students and fans gather together in Crusader Stadium to cheer on the UMHB football team. Photo by Madeline Oden/ The Bells Alumni Board President Justin Gaidusek, left, presented Dr. George Loutherback, second from left, with the Honorary Alumni Award. Jeff Sutton, right, awarded Vince Banks, second from right, with the Distiguished Alumni Award during halftime of the homecoming game. Photo by Madeline Oden/ The...

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The Beltonian Photo Gallery
Oct26

The Beltonian Photo Gallery

Zechariah Baker stands in front of The Beltonian. Photo by Madeline Oden/The Bells Photo by Madeline Oden/The Bells Rick Rainer from Jackson Sign and Lighting in Waco adjusts the lights The Beltonian’s marquee. Photo by Madeline Oden/The Bells Photo by Madeline Oden/The Bells Courtesy of Zechariah...

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Cru rings Belhaven 45-7
Oct26

Cru rings Belhaven 45-7

The undefeated Cru gave fans a treat for homecoming, handily defeating the Belhaven Blazers 45-7. UMHB improved to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in ASC play. UMHB dominated on both sides of the football: the offense exploited personnel mismatches to score seemingly at will, and the defense ground out a near-perfect game. After a solid first quarter, in which running back Byron Proctor rumbled for a 34-yard score and kicker John Mowrey added the extra point and a field goal, the Cru offense took it up a notch, racking up 28 more points in the second quarter. After a 3-and-out from the Cru defense, quarterback Kyle Jones led the offense on a 43-yard drive, capping it off with a perfect pass to receiver TJ Josey for a 38-yard touchdown with 12 minutes to go in the quarter. Jones had targeted Josey on a similar route on the opening drive of the game, but Josey came up short with a rare drop in the end zone. After the game, Josey shared some insight on bouncing back and making the second-quarter play. “I was upset with myself,” Josey said. “But you’ve got to have amnesia; you can’t let it affect you. You have to forget about it and go out and make the next play.” Josey did exactly that. After the defense forced a turnover on downs, Jones began his second drive of the second quarter. He led the Cru to the Belhaven 23-yard line, but there was shaken up. “I moved up in the pocket and their guy hit me right in the chin,” Jones said after Saturday’s win. “I was a little dizzy, but I’m feeling better now.” Quarterback Carl Robinson III entered the game in relief and scored on his first snap of the quarter, cooly hitting receiver Bryce Wilkerson with a bullet to put the Cru up 24-0. Wilkerson had an explanation for the immediate touchdown. “Carl and I have been putting in extra work after practice,” Wilkerson said. “I got around the linebacker who had been jamming me at the line, and Carl saw me, and I scored.” The third touchdown of the Cru’s monstrous second quarter came at the hands of cornerback Kris Brown. Brown recorded his third pick-six of the season, returning the interception 40 yards for a score with six minutes left in the half. Brown continued his dominant play, also logging four tackles and a pass deflection. After defensive end Khevon Shepard recovered a fumble forced by linebacker Tevin Jones, Robinson III led the Cru into the red zone, setting up running back Olan Vining for the team’s fourth touchdown of the second...

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Inaugural performance at the PAC
Oct12

Inaugural performance at the PAC

The Sue and Frank Mayborn Center’s inaugural performance, Foundations: A UMHB Instrumental Showcase, started off the week of grand opening festivities. Foundations featured the Jazz Emsemble, Sax Cru, Brass Quintets, Woodwind Choir, Brass Choir, Brass Quintet, Percussion Ensemble, and the Wind Ensemble. The celebration will continue with a private event hosted by President Randy O’Rear for benefactors on Thursday. On Friday, the ribbon and dedication ceremony will take place on the front steps on the center at 1 p.m. The saxophone section of the Jazz Ensemble. Photo by Bryan Guice Audience members walk into the new building for the performance. Photo by Bryan Guice. Audience members wait for the performance to start. Photo by Peter...

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200 and counting: Crusaders advance to 4-0 as Coach Fredenburg gets milestone win
Oct03

200 and counting: Crusaders advance to 4-0 as Coach Fredenburg gets milestone win

By Dylan Jones of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor The Crusaders’ dismantling of the Southwestern Pirates in Georgetown Saturday by a score of 44-10 marked win number 200 for Coach Pete Fredenburg and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football program. It began with starting quarterback T.J. Josey moving back to wide receiver, the same position he played in the last two seasons, since standout sophomore receiver Jonel Reed was out with an injury, and the Cru needed a big threat in the passing game.  With three catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns, Josey didn’t disappoint. Kyle Jones, who got the nod to start at quarterback, found Josey for two touchdowns, while Bryce Wilkerson and Demetrius Taylor each got a touchdown. With a typically run-heavy offense, the Cru decided to do their damage Saturday night by air. Four touchdowns and 397 yards, which is a UMHB record, doesn’t look bad on a stat line, but Jones threw two interceptions as well. The Cru defense had some takeaways of their own: two fumble reco veries for touchdowns for 25 and 93 yards by Kris Brown and Tevin Jones (another UMHB record), respectively. With a halftime score of 16-0, thanks to the two defensive scores – it was unclear if the Cru offense would show up for the second half. However, on the first two possessions of the second half, Kyle Jones found TJ Josey for touchdowns of 56 and 59 yards. Then early in the 4th quarter he found Wilkerson for a 9-yard strike, and with just over two minutes in the game, Jones threw a beauty to Taylor for a 61-yard touchdown. The Pirates weren’t able to get much going offensively, but they were able to muster up 4 sacks on Jones, and as mentioned earlier, intercept him twice. Everyone not named Frederick Hover struggled to find a groove. Pirate quarterback Hover led in both passing and rushing yards with 227 yards and 41 yards respectively. Running back Elijah Smith chipped in with just under 40 yards on the ground. AJ Daniels had two grabs for 60 yards and a touchdown, which was scored with 3:06 in the game. Coach Fredenburg describes the progress the football program has made since 1998 and was quick to let it be known that he was not taking all the credit. “It’s awesome. The 200th win for this program says an awful lot about a whole lot of people,” Fredenburg said. “It makes me very humble. I truly respect and admire all the people that do so much to help our program.” One of those people being Jack Johnson, the special team s coordinator...

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