March 17, 2002 |
Azusa Pacific overcame a slow start and defeated Oklahoma City, 80-72, Saturday in an NAIA Division I men's quarterfinal game at Kansas City, Mo. John Bourne scored 20 points for the ninth-seeded Cougars (28-7), who will play fifth-seeded Oklahoma Baptist in a semifinal Monday. It will be Azusa Pacific's third straight semifinal appearance. Oklahoma City (26-6) opened the game with a 17-6 run but the Cougars rallied for a 31-30 lead at halftime. The Cougars shot 37% in the first half.
March 19, 2006 |
Reggie George scored 22 points, and Robert Morris College (Ill.) rallied from a six-point deficit in overtime to defeat Azusa Pacific, 94-91, in the quarterfinals of the NAIA men's championship at Kansas City, Mo. With Robert Morris (31-3) trailing, 91-85, with two minutes left in overtime, George, a junior center, started the comeback with a basket and later scored inside to pull his team to within one at 91-90.
September 2, 2000 |
Seeing nearly 100 players going through their drills on a hot August day was enough to make Peter Shinnick smile. A summer of taking call after call from coaches trying to get their players into Azusa Pacific was the kind of proof Shinnick needed to know that the Cougar football program was doing what he envisioned. Apparently, that is what happens when you win.
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.
May 5, 1991
Azusa Pacific University has received a $3,000 donation from Aerojet ElectroSystems of Azusa. The grant will help fund scholarships in the department of computer science, mathematics and physics.
December 22, 1991
Ray Martin of Pasadena has been named director of church relations at Azusa Pacific University. He will be the liaison with community churches for Azusa Pacific, an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university. Martin previously served as regional vice president for Imperial Savings, vice president for Citicorp and as a senior pastor in the Church of the Nazarene.
January 17, 1996
Kevin Carlson scored a season-high 33 points to lead Southern California College to an 83-75 upset of Azusa Pacific, ranked third in the nation in the NAIA, in a Golden State Athletic Conference men's basketball game Tuesday at SCC. The Vanguards (10-7, 2-1) trailed by one at halftime, but outscored Azusa Pacific, 52-43, in the second half. Carlson sank eight of eight free throws down the stretch. Eric Walker added 13 points and Mike Ruble 10 for SCC.
January 15, 1993
Despite a game-high 24 points by reserve Audrey McMurray, The Master's College women's basketball team was buried by host Azusa Pacific, 91-70, in a nonconference game Thursday night. McMurray came off the bench and made nine of 12 shots to lead the Mustangs (3-10). Center Tricia Plummer added 14 and guard Krissi Trower had 10. Twelve of 13 players on the Azusa Pacific roster scored. Azusa Pacific (10-3) led at halftime, 50-31, after making 22 of 38 field-goal attempts.
June 4, 1992 |
Azusa Pacific has replaced Morgan State in the San Diego State men's basketball team's Texaco Star Classic holiday tournament next December, John Wadas, SDSU senior associate athletic director, announced Wednesday. Azusa Pacific will join Texas, Washington State and SDSU in the Dec. 18-19 tournament, which will probably be in Peterson Gym. "There was a finals conflict with Morgan State," Wadas said.