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November 21, 1989
With its two top scorers returning, Southern California College will open its 1989-90 basketball season at home against The Master's College tonight at 7:45. Jeff Bickmore, a 6-foot-7 junior who averaged 20.2 points a game last season, and Terry Scruggs, a 6-2 junior who averaged 18.3, are back from a 29-5 team that advanced to the NAIA District III final before losing to Biola. The Master's was 17-15 last year and is 2-0 this season.
November 4, 2009
Los Angeles, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2009) -- The Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts & Sciences today announced they will jointly sponsor a series of six statewide public opinion polls beginning November 8, 2009, and continuing throughout California's crucial 2010 elections for governor and U.S. Senate. This is the first such cooperative venture of this magnitude between a major newspaper and a major research university in the state of California.
March 3, 1995
Matt Baker pitched out of a ninth-inning jam to record his first save and lead Southern California College past Concordia, 4-3, in a Golden State Athletic Conference game Thursday. Baker came in after the Eagles (5-9, 2-4) had scored two runs in the inning. Brett Hlista gave the visiting Vanguards (5-10, 1-2) the early lead with a home run in SCC's three-run first inning. Jeff Beckley improved to 3-2.
March 11, 2009
Re "His nest egg will underwrite a lot of omelets," March 8 The late Bruce Lindsay was a fixture at Vanguard University. In the late 1970s, when the school was still called Southern California College, Bruce was easy to spot. He was that mysterious middle-aged person who often ate dinner with us, dispensed wisdom, and yet made one wonder how he had so much time to hang around the campus. Your front-page article has answered that nagging question. This self-made millionaire, a true child of the Great Depression, leaves at an ironic time.
March 25, 1986
The UC San Diego baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Southern California College, 4-3, in a nonconference game at San Diego. Jim Nicolaisen had an RBI double, David Stanovich had an RBI single, and Gary Fessia scored.
January 14, 2009 | Robyn Norwood
Across Southern California, there are college basketball teams with records so dismal they might as well start talking about next year. Loyola Marymount is 1-16. UC Irvine is 4-11. Pepperdine, in its first season after the return of former coach Tom Asbury, is 4-13. It's a bit different at Long Beach State, where this year is looking pretty good -- and the words "last year" are forbidden. The 49ers, 6-25 last season, are 9-7 and lead the Big West Conference with a 4-0 record.
October 20, 2000 | Danette Goulet, (949) 574-4221
Wrapped in a white silk fur-lined cape, presented to him by students, Murray Dempster on Thursday was inaugurated president of Vanguard University of Southern California. Dempster was officially installed as the seventh president of the school, once known as Southern California College, at a ceremony packed with community and educational leaders. "I'm feeling excited about the future of the university and its service in the education of students," Dempster said.
July 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ila Borders, the only female player in men's professional baseball, has retired, ending a career in which her manager called her "one of the most courageous people" to play the game. The 26-year-old left-hander, who played at Whittier Christian High and Southern California College, left the Zion Pioneerzz on Thursday, a day after she gave up five hits and three runs in a 10-6 loss to the Feather River Mudcats. "I'll look back and say I did something nobody ever did," Borders said.
The luck finally ran out Thursday for Southern California College at the NAIA National Softball Championship. SCC (48-13) fell behind Spring Hill (Ala.) by four runs after three innings and lost, 4-1, Thursday in an elimination game. The Vanguards lost to Oklahoma City, 5-4, earlier in the day after giving up four runs in the first. "We got ourselves in a hole," SCC Coach Beth Renkoski said.
March 9, 1999
UC Irvine guard Jason Flowers said Monday he will transfer to Southern California College to play next season for former Anteater assistant Cameron Dollar. Flowers, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Bellflower averaged five points last season. He averaged eight points as a walk-on in 1997-98 and his play was so impressive that Coach Pat Douglass awarded Flowers a full scholarship. This season started slowly for Flowers, who lost playing time to a trio of freshman guards.
January 5, 1999
Southern California College raced to a 14-point halftime lead and nearly doubled it as the the host Vanguards defeated Menlo College, 69-42 to win the Southern California College Women's Basketball Classic championship Monday. Freshman Kelly Boeke had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Vanguards. Aimee Pina had 10 assists to go with her 12 points and was named the tournament's most valuable player.
Not to say Southern California College is as harmless as a farm animal, but the Vanguards were quickly tamed by the Cal State Northridge 4-H Club. Rico Harris, Brian Heinle, Derrick Higgins and Carl Holmes scored the first 16 points and the Matadors routed Southern California, 92-50, Monday night in front of 636 at Northridge. Although it came at the expense of an overmatched NAIA opponent, the victory was landmark for Northridge (3-2). The only other time the Matadors have been over .
November 30, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE (2-3) vs. CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE (2-2) at Northridge, 7 p.m.--Although Southern California is an NAIA team, a victory would be a high-water mark for Northridge, which has never had a winning record since joining Division I in 1990. The Matadors defeated San Diego, 73-65, Saturday, behind the playmaking of freshman guard Markus Carr and strong inside play by Brian Heinle, Andre Larry and Rico Harris.
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