It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.
Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.
By Jon Stein
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.
HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.
HOLLYWOOD - Though it came on the backend of Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott's opening statement at Pac-12 Media Day on Wednesday at Paramount Studios, his objection to the notion that student-athletes should be paid was a weighty statement.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.
The writing was on the wall for UCLA golfer and Valencia High graduate Alison Lee.
The Master's College's new men's basketball coach isn't even completely moved back into the Santa Clarita Valley yet but he's already hard at work.
It's been an eventful year for The Master's College with some coaching changes, a renovated gym, a conference title and nine NAIA All-Americans.
When it comes to athletics, College of the Canyons takes a lot of pride in being one of the top community college programs in California.
College of the Canyons head football coach Ted Iacenda doesn't lack any ambition when it comes to recruiting.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - UC Irvine's surprise postseason run is done.
Valencia High graduate Madison Shipman may have already begun her professional softball career with the USSSA Pride, but that hasn't stopped others from continuing to award her collegiate excellence.
Valencia graduate Alison Lee helped the United States claim the Curtis Cup victory Sunday, beating Great Britain and Ireland at St. Louis Country Club.
College of the Canyons football's Saturday game against Ventura College will shape the rest of the 2014 season for the Cougars.
For a game the College of the Canyons men's soccer team controlled from the beginning, the outcome hung in the balance for the last 20 minutes against Moorpark College on Tuesday. But COC goalkeeper Jonah Lawrence snagged a final scoring attempt out of the air to preserve a 2-1 Cougar win at COC.
The College of the Canyons athletic department has claimed its first two conference championships of the season, with the women's golf team and men's cross country team and each finding Western State Conference (WSC) glory in recent days.
Justin Lundin has quietly built one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most successful teams over the last six years.
By and large, the competing teams of The Master's College enjoyed a great amount of success last week.
The end goal is in clear view for the College of the Canyons football team, which turned aside conference rival Allan Hancock College on Saturday at Cougar Stadium.
The difference between the first time the College of the Canyons men's soccer team played Glendale Community College and the rematch Tuesday is simple: the Cougars capitalized on scoring opportunities the second time in a 2-0 win.
It's hard to believe a team that hasn't lost a conference game in three years would put much weight on a win in the middle of its schedule.
The College of the Canyons fall athletic teams continue to find widespread success this season, with its programs performing strong within conference and poised to extend their respective schedules into the postseason.
To say the 2014 football season has been difficult for College of the Canyons would be an understatement. But despite a preseason tragedy and a 2-4 overall record, the Cougars remain in contention for a second-consecutive conference title. They are 1-1 in the National Division, Northern Conference - good for a third-place tie with four games to play.
It's hard to believe that The Master's College men's soccer team was 1-4 a little over a month ago.
BERKELEY (AP) - After back-to-back losses, a season that began with talk of a possible national title at UCLA was in danger of spiraling out of control.
Earlier this fall, the College of the Canyons Athletics department was awarded its first ever Western State Conference (WSC) Supremacy Award for the collective performance of its sports programs during the 2013-14 year.
It was an eventful week for The Master's College men's soccer team.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Javorius Allen ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern California survived a last-second field goal try to knock off No. 10 Arizona 28-26 on Saturday night.