November 25, 2011 |
Win or lose against its longtime nemesis, Azusa Pacific is moving on. The Cougars will make the switch from NAIA to NCAA Division II football next year, positioning themselves as a more attractive destination for high school prospects from across the Southwest. But first things first, including what Azusa Pacific hopes is its first victory over defending national champion Carroll College on Saturday at Helena, Mont., in a quarterfinal playoff game. Carroll has defeated the Cougars in all six meetings, including a 35-21 victory last year in the first round of the playoffs.
November 20, 2010
at No. 19 Nevada 52, New Mexico State 6: Vai Taua ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and scored a third on a 79-yard pass at the Wolf Pack (10-1, 4-1 Western Athletic) tuned up for Friday's showdown against Boise State. Nevada ensured its first 10-win season since 1991 with its 11th consecutive home victory as Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 27 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third. Freshman Andrew Manley completed 19 of 39 passes for 220 yards for the Aggies (2-9, 1-6 WAC)
March 25, 2010
For every shining moment, there are dozens of dark ones. March Madness is a triumphant march for a few, a despairing madness for many. Not every college basketball tournament story ends with champions giddily cutting down a net. Sometimes it ends with second-place finishers despondently stuck on a bus. That was the Azusa Pacific men's basketball team Wednesday morning after returning from what was surely one of the cruelest of national championship...
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September 14, 2009 |
The word of God has appeared in many forms over the centuries, as scribes and printers have transmitted holy writings by hand and machine. Now two Southern California universities are preserving some of this history with separate sets of rare religious texts that originated 1,500 years apart but share a common biblical thread. Azusa Pacific University has acquired five fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the earliest known versions of the Hebrew Bible. The 2,000-year-old goatskin shards, featuring passages from the books of Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy, will be exhibited in May at the evangelical Christian university in the San Gabriel Valley.
November 18, 2008 |
Harrison Hill kicked through the smoke of uncertainty, the soot of fear, finding the back of the net with a solid right foot on a spotless white ball. He kicked the first goal, the only goal his Westmont College team would need, then he turned and ran. He ran past the teammate who, at this moment, owned only the uniform on his back. He ran past a teammate who had prepared for the game by searching Craigslist for a place to sleep.
November 15, 2008 |
Taj Gibson cannot forget. The margin was just too overwhelming. Kansas State outrebounded USC, 44-27, in the NCAA tournament last March, converting numerous put-back shots in an 80-67 first-round victory that eliminated the Trojans from a return to the round of 16. Gibson, a 6-foot-9 forward, took a respectable nine rebounds in the defeat, one above his season average. But Kansas State's differential inspired him to increase the intensity of his preparation for this season.