The great unknown prior to kickoff of the College of the Canyons home opener versus College of the Desert was not whether COC's defense could stop the football.
Last week, The Master's College men's golf program opened their season at the Mid-South Invitational, the women's soccer team won and the women's volleyball team earned a No. 22 ranking from the NAIA.
The College of the Canyons fall season is in full spring, and many sports are seeing success from Santa Clarita Valley high school graduates.
MISSION VIEJO - It's tough to rattle this College of the Canyons team.
The Master's College's 2013-14 fall athletic season is in full swing and many teams are finding early success.
Two former Saugus High stars established themselves as College of the Canyons' next cross country headliners on Friday.
When Aubrey Bekendam left home for college, she had a slight fear she'd feel out of place.
A few weeks into the season for The Master's College, things are starting to take shape.
COSTA MESA - It was a game that ran the emotional gamut for the College of the Canyons football team.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
The name on the head coach's office door has changed.
Most of them are nowhere near their families or where they grew up.
Last week, The Master's College women's soccer team posted a 5-2 victory over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on the road in Prescott, Arizona, volleyball went 3-0 at the 2013 ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Classic, and the men and women's cross country programs learned that they will start the 2013 season ranked amongst the NAIA's top 10 teams.
Two former College of the Canyons players received word of their release from NFL teams on Monday as the first wave of roster cuts began a day early.
Last week, The Master's College got its fall sports season started with women's soccer. This week, two more teams began their seasons with men's soccer and women's volleyball both traveling to compete in tournaments.
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.
Even though last week was spring break at The Master's College, the Mustangs were hard at work setting new personal bests on the track, playing for conference tournament titles on the basketball court, and taking on conference rivals on the baseball diamond.
It was only a routine summer league high school basketball tournament, but Megan Lindsley wasn't letting up a bit.
The surprises start right at the top of the NCAA tournament bracket: Virginia is a No. 1 seed.