March 5, 1988
Pacific Christian College men's basketball team went cold for the final six minutes and lost to Valley Forge College, 82-69, Friday in the semifinals of the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament at Jimmy Swaggart College in Louisiana. After falling behind by 13 points in the second half, Pacific Christian rallied behind forward Garrett Crayton (13 points) and guard Mike DeVries (11). A layup by center Burton Lalk cut the deficit to four, 69-65, with six minutes remaining.
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October 28, 1998 |
By some measures, Southern California College, a small Christian college in Costa Mesa, has been a university for several years. With master's programs in education, religion and family counseling, and independent admissions and financial aid programs for each, the college already had expanded far beyond its liberal arts designation. On Tuesday, administrators announced that the 78-year-old college would become Vanguard University of Southern California as of July.
November 29, 1997 |
After reaching the NCAA Division III tournament last season, Chapman Coach Mary Hegarty isn't bashful about the Panthers' plans to return to the postseason this season. On the surface, that might seem to be a tall order, considering the Panthers will play with a small lineup but without two graduated starters: their second-leading scorer and point guard. And this season the NCAA will select only six playoff teams from the West region instead of eight.
November 19, 1991 |
Greg Marshall is awed by what the Christ College Irvine men's basketball team accomplished in his first season as coach. The Eagles, picked to finish last in the Golden State Athletic Conference and 11th in the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics District 3, won five of 12 games for fifth place in the seven-team conference, and qualified for the district playoffs for the first time in school history.
October 2, 1997 |
Pacific Christian advanced to the championship game of the National Christian College Athletic Assn. men's soccer playoffs last season, but the Royals are hungry for more. They're off to a 6-2-1 start this season, the best during the six-year tenure of Coach Rich Davis, with the only losses to traditionally strong Biola and Judson (Elgin, Ill.). "We still haven't played to our potential yet," Davis said. "We're young as a team."
November 19, 1991 |
Chapman University basketball Coach Lindsay Strothers has learned from the mistakes of a lost season. And make no mistake, it was bad. Worse even than the Panthers' 11-15 record and second-to-last-place finish in the California Collegiate Assn. would seem to indicate. It was Strothers' worst coaching nightmare--a team of talented players whom he couldn't get to play together--and it had him seriously thinking about quitting the profession. He had started out with a small group.
November 26, 1996 |
Chapman men's basketball Coach Mike Bokosky's toughest recruiting job has nothing to do with finding players to fill his roster. Bokosky says he spends more time hunting down opponents to fill the Panthers' schedule. As an NCAA Division III independent, Chapman lacks a conference and therefore has a difficult time finding games during January and February. "The hardest thing is putting together a balanced schedule," Bokosky said. "Everyone wants to play you in November and December.