Cal State Northridge is one of the rare NCAA Division I universities in the country where athletes don't stick out in class.
With half of the field finalized for the 2010 Women's College World Series, four local softball products have punched their ticket to Oklahoma City, with three more on the fringe and two others on the outside looking in.
Since assuming the head coaching duties for the College of the Canyons track and field team in 1995, Lindie Kane has only seen her athletes come close to a state championship.
Saturday, that all changed.
When former Golden Valley guard Maverick Ahanmisi enrolled in prep school following high school graduation, he had every intention of signing with an NCAA Division I program the following year.
But even he had a hard time envisioning that it would be a Big Ten program.
In 2008, the College of the Canyons football team compiled a 12-1 record and battled to within 10 seconds of a trip to the state title game.
Some might look deep into the well and say it's dried up.
The College of the Canyons baseball team went into its final game of the season on Thursday, hoping to get a win and a chance to go after its third straight Western State Conference championship.
The Cougars got the win, but it wasn't enough to get them a title or into the Southern California Regional playoffs.
Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to move forward.
If the College of the Canyons baseball team wants to three-peat as the Western State Conference, South Division champs, it will have to find a way to rise above the other teams in the conference.
With not much time left in the season, the Cougars have been struggling to win key games and are making it harder on themselves to get that third championship.
After completing one of the finest seasons in College of the Canyons women's basketball history, Ashley Wakefield has found a new home.
Tied for first place in the Western State Conference, South Division, the College of the Canyons baseball team knows there is little room for error.
But surrendering seven early runs to West Los Angeles College made the Cougars' push toward a third straight WSC title that much tougher.
The Master's College baseball team had to swallow a bit of its own medicine on Saturday.
After stunning NAIA No. 9 Point Loma Nazarene University twice earlier in the week in San Diego, the Mustangs were defeated by the Sea Lions 11-3 and 7-4 in a doubleheader at Reese Field.
Among the College of the Canyons softball team's goals this season is the opportunity to host a first-round playoff game.
Home runs helped The Master's College in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, but the longball hurt TMC in the second game.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Duke is the favorite among the Final Four to win the NCAA title, while Michigan State is a longshot despite its trip to the finals last year, oddsmakers in Las Vegas said Monday.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee has successfully parlayed a stellar junior golf career into an impressive start to her college campaign.
Two different mind-sets, but the same approach.
The Master's College women's basketball team continues to earn national recognition after is successful 2013-14 season, while Mustang golf, track and field and baseball spent the week competing in important competitions.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Arizona spent eight weeks as the nation's top-ranked team and ran off 21 straight victories.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.
It was a short, but impactful, week in The Master's College Athletic Department. The women's basketball team prematurely ended its season in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament on Wednesday, while Mustangs baseball struggled to hold onto first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference in its series against San Diego Christian College.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - It took a program stocked with NBA prospects to finally end Wichita State's perfect run.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Dyshawn Pierre scored 14 points and Jordan Sibert, held scoreless in the first half, hit a key 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds left as Dayton stunned Syracuse to earn a spot in the Sweet 16 for the first time in three decades.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Adams had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Norman Powell scored 15 points in his hometown to lead fourth-seeded UCLA to a 76-59 victory over 13th-seeded Tulsa on Friday night, spoiling the NCAA tournament head coaching debut of Danny Manning.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Lawrence Alexander hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to force overtime and freshman Carlin Dupree scored four points in the final 75 seconds for No. 12 seed North Dakota State.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Now that Cal Poly has gotten its first NCAA victory out of the way, why stop at one?
For the second year in a row, The Master's College women's basketball team entered the national tournament with high hopes only to see them come crashing down much earlier than expected.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Golden Valley graduate and Minnesota senior guard Maverick Ahanmisi scored a career-high 21 points, and Minnesota moved on in the National Invitation Tournament with an 88-81 victory over High Point on Tuesday.