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Baseball drops weekend series

By Landon Troka The APU baseball team’s bats fell silent in a trip to face PacWest foe Holy Names. The Cougs lost 3 of 4 to the Hawks, and only mustered six runs between the four games. The squad had been the best offensive team in the conference for much of the season, and it

Jan Meyer: Ranked No. 1 in Divison II

By Katie Richcreek, sports editor Azusa Pacific men’s tennis player Jan Meyer earned recognition as the No. 1 singles player in NCAA Division II in the March 25 Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. The junior out of Heiligenhaus, Germany has led the Cougars to the No. 2 spot in the West Region — second only to PacWest foe

What’s next for Cougar men’s basketball?

By Landon Troka With the men’s basketball season coming to a close, so do the careers of five Cougar seniors. This includes All-American and leading score Troy Leaf and second-team All-PacWest point guard Robert Sandoval. The question looms: who’s going to take over the 30+ points a game the duo was responsible for. It is

Water polo kicks off conference schedule

By Katie Richcreek Azusa Pacific women’s water polo kicks off their conference schedule at home on Saturday, March 21. Although it’s not usual for sports to have their first home contest 17 games into the campaign, the young program is part of something quite unique. After competing independently for five seasons, the Cougars joined six

Baseball continues to win

By Landon Troka Cougar baseball is continuing its winning ways. The team is 16-5 and 6-3 in the PacWest after winning series against Academy of Art and Point Loma. The Cougars lost the opener against defending NCCAA national champions Fresno Pacific, but will look to continue their hot play this weekend. The team is led

Cougars stand tall in West Region

By Katie Richcreek It’s been a big year for Azusa Pacific men’s basketball. A 24-4 regular season record. The first conference title since 2006. PacWest Freshman of the Year. PacWest Player of the Year. PacWest Coach of the Year. A consistent spot on the Division II national coaches’ poll. All in their first season as

PacWest Mascot Ranking

By Landon Troka Cool Graphic here from Pop Art 12) California Baptist Lancers – an obscure reference to a medieval weapon and weapon holder. Lancer is held as a subsection of Knight in the above info graphic, so Lancer is really a more specific way to say night. CBU gets last place for trying to

APU sits atop West Region

By Katie Richcreek The NCAA released its first round of Division II men’s basketball regional rankings on Feb. 18. At the top of the West Region? Azusa Pacific. PacWest teams accounted for five of the ten teams represented in the West Region, including No. 2 California Baptist, No. 4 BYU-Hawaii, No. 6 Dixie State and

Top Five Men’s PacWest Basketball Uniforms

By Landon Troka 5 )- Dominican – The Penguins get the nod over Point Loma in the battle of the unremarkable for the fifth spot. Neither set is particularly engaging. Dominican gets the nod by having just a bit more color, and some decent striping down the sides. 4) Hawaii –Hilo – The Vulcans have