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March 17, 1999 | SCOTT MOE
Jack Hartman scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and 16th-seeded Biola defeated Lipscomb of Tennessee, 51-46, in the first round of the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament at Tulsa, Okla. Biola (28-7) trailed, 36-34, with 7:29 left. But the Eagles scored the next nine points and, with a 46-43 lead and 12 seconds left, made five free throws to secure the victory over Lipscomb (25-9).
July 4, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Saving the iconic "Jesus saves" sign was one thing, but resurrecting it was another matter. So Biola University has come up with a creative replica of one of the eye-catching signs that once towered over the Bible Institute of Los Angeles' downtown headquarters. The original bright red, 7-foot-tall neon letters were placed on the institute's dormitory roofs in 1935 and 1937 and glowed until 1988, when the building at Hope and 6th streets was torn down. The evangelical signs sat abandoned in a scrap yard alongside the Pasadena Freeway until flamboyant television minister Gene Scott purchased the historic United Artists Theatre on Broadway and turned it into what he called University Cathedral.
It would be unfair to say that Emeka Okenwa of The Master's College wanted to win Monday's championship game of the NAIA Far West Region Independents men's basketball tournament more than any of his teammates, but no Mustang player was more demonstrative on the court. And for good reason. It was Okenwa who had missed all seven of his free throws in a four-point loss to Biola on Feb.
December 14, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
Biola University, an evangelical Christian school in La Mirada, will use a $750,000 grant from Orange County philanthropists Howard F. Ahmanson Jr. and Roberta Green Ahmanson to launch a new program to support artists whose Christian faith informs their vision, and to "promote rich thinking about faith and art. " The Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts will be established during the academic year that begins next fall. Annual programs will include an artist-in-residence, an international symposium of artists and academics, and a regional conference for artists in various disciplines to discuss their work and its ability to influence today's culture.
August 9, 1990
Biola University's 1989-90 speech and debate team has been ranked 11th in the nation among small colleges and universities by the Intercollegiate Speech Tournament Results, the official ranking source for the almost 700 American schools that compete in forensic activities. Biola ranked 48th overall among all colleges and universities, finishing ahead of Harvard (52nd), USC (57th), and UC Berkeley (99th). The Biola team won more than 200 individual and team awards in the academic year just ended, including a fifth-place finish at the national tournament.
October 16, 1987 | RALPH NICHOLS, Times Staff Writer
Coach Robin Davis credits Rachel Pattison for setting the tempo of Biola's women's volleyball matches. The senior setter must have felt energetic against Cal Lutheran on Thursday night as Biola rallied to defeat the Regals, 15-4, 10-15, 7-15, 15-7, 15-6, in an NAIA District III match at Cal Lutheran. The loss was CLU's second in three matches to Biola, the only team to defeat the Regals this season. Biola (17-5), ranked 11th in the NAIA, improved its record to 7-0 against Division III opponents.
March 20, 1998
Heidi Hardeman, a 6-foot-1 guard from Troy, signed a letter of intent Thursday to attend Biola, said her coach, Kevin Kiernan. Hardeman, who averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds this season, helped Troy reach the Southern Section Division II-AA title game for the first time. * The Orange County Zodiac will play exhibition games against the Los Angeles Fireballs at 6 p.m. today, and the San Gabriel Valley Highlanders on Sunday at a time to be announced. Both games are at Diamond Bar High
March 5, 1986
Leadoff hitter Dave Jacas went 3 for 5 and scored two runs, including the game-winner, to lead the University of San Diego to a 3-2 non-conference victory over Biola at USD Tuesday. Jacas led off the ninth with a single and a stolen base. After a walk, Dave Rolls grounded into a fielder's choice to put runners on first and third with one out. Sean Baron singled to center to score Jacas. The Toreros are 9-4-1.
December 6, 1992
Biola, with a 63% shooting percentage, defeated Chapman, 70-62, in a nonconference men's basketball game Saturday at Chapman's Hutton Center. While Biola was hot, Chapman was decidedly not. The Panthers (1-2) shot 43% from the field but made only five of 25 three-point attempts. The poor long-range shooting performance was actually a slight improvement over the Panthers' last game, a 63-60 loss to Occidental in which they made one of 22 shots from beyond the three-point line.
April 11, 1989
Dave Holmquist, men's basketball coach at Biola for the past 10 years, has been named the school's athletic director.
August 4, 2012 | Staff reports
LONDON - If Michael Phelps has positioned himself as the retiring elder statesman of U.S. swimming, on the receiving end of a tweet and a call from President Obama, Ryan Lochte might be edging toward the role of swimming's bad boy. Lochte proclaimed these Olympics "my time" for months in advance, then won two gold medals in six events. He swam his last event on Thursday night and promptly embarked on a media blitz, including appearances on NBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Eurosport, E! and Access Hollywood.
August 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- Biola University graduate Amy Atkinson will have some first-person Olympic stories to share with her students when she launches her teaching career in a few weeks. Atkinson, who played on Biola's women's soccer team as an undergraduate and returned to the private Christian university in La Mirada to get her teaching credential last year, will compete for Guam in the women's 800-meter run. She was 12 when she and her family moved to Guam, a U.S. territory where her father is a pastor and her parents and two brothers still live.
January 5, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Biola University, an evangelical Christian school in La Mirada, has received a $3-million grant to run a think tank on contemporary Christian perspectives on such topics as neuroscience, psychology and politics. The grant comes from the Pennsylvania-based John Templeton Foundation, which was founded by its namesake, the late Wall Street mutual funds pioneer, to help explore spirituality and links to other areas of scholarship. The award, the largest academic grant in Biola's history, will help its new Center for Christian Thought bring together eight scholars each semester — four from its faculty and four from elsewhere — over three years to research and debate "important questions facing our culture," said center Director Gregg Ten Elshof.
March 11, 2011
Bernard St. Clair Lee Baritone singer in Hues Corporation Bernard St. Clair Lee, 66, a baritone singer and original member of the Hues Corporation, which had an early disco hit in 1974 with "Rock the Boat," died Tuesday at his home in Lake Elsinore, said Ava Dupree, a family spokeswoman. He died of natural causes. The Hues Corporation, a soul trio whose name was a pun on Los Angeles aviation giant Hughes Corp., was formed in 1969 by Lee, soprano Hubert Ann Kelly and tenor Fleming Williams.
October 26, 2008 | Gale Holland, Holland is a Times staff writer.
The campus banquet room is reserved, the gelato ices are on tap and the students are hoping for red, white and blue balloons over the archway. But for the first time in years, the Republican club at Biola University, a conservative evangelical Christian college, doesn't know whether its election party will be a celebration or a wake. "It would be really great if McCain pulls it out, but if not, our party is going to be over by 8:15 p.m.
April 19, 2008 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Clyde Cook, who was president of Biola University for 25 years and oversaw tremendous growth at the Christian college before he retired last year, has died. He was 72. Cook died of a heart attack April 11 at his home in Fullerton, the university announced. During his tenure, enrollment at the university in La Mirada nearly doubled, to about 5,750 students. The campus grew by 20 acres, and the school's endowment went from almost zero to $43.5 million.
March 4, 1992
The Southern Calfornia College men's basketball team defeated Azusa Pacific, 89-86, Tuesday in the first round of the NAIA District 3 playoffs at Azusa. Mike Henjum and Rick Witmer each scored 19 points for the Vanguards (22-9), who advance to play top-seeded Biola in a semifinal at 8 p.m. Saturday at Whittier College. In another District 3 playoff game: Biola 87, Christ College Irvine 55--Vince Hizon, a former Cypress College player, scored 16 points for host Biola (29-3).
February 23, 1987
Southern California College, which was co-champion in the Golden State Athletic Conference with Point Loma, is seeded second in the NAIA District III basketball playoffs that start Tuesday. The Vanguards (21-7) play No. 7 West Coast Christian (16-13) at SCC at 7:30 p.m. in the first round. No. 1 Biola (26-1) plays No. 8 Christ College Irvine (13-16) at Biola. No. 6 Fresno Pacific plays at No. 3 Point Loma, and No. 5 Azusa Pacific plays at No. 4 Westmont in other first-round games.
March 2, 2008 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
When Lyman Stewart dropped out of school at age 11 to become a tanner's apprentice, few who knew him then would have predicted the enduring mark he would make on Los Angeles' business, religious and civic life.
February 28, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writer
When Ken Bascom arrived at Biola College in 1967 to work on his master's degree in history, his fellow students, almost all white, stuck to a strict dress code and had a 10 p.m. curfew on weeknights. Last weekend, a multicultural throng of students, several with dyed hair, piercings or tattoos, celebrated the centennial of the private evangelical school -- a university since 1981 -- at a rock concert that extended into the early morning.
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