Over the last few decades, sports have been transformed from a love of the game to a business. From high school athletes getting benefits to the ESPN-centered world, sports are no longer “just for fun.” This led to a point where a kid being a good player was more important than being a good person. In the modern age, winning is more important than creating character and, frankly, it’s not going to change. Money and winning rule this world now, … [Read more] about Where Has Character Gone?
Third Class Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
This spring, 2011, marked the third class to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame here at Vanguard University. In this year’s induction class there were five members added to the Hall of Fame. “One of the best things we have done at VU is the … [Read more] about Third Class Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Scoring Woes Plague Softball in GSAC Games
The Golden State Athletic conference always features stiff competition for the softball squad. Against two of the top teams in the conference, the Lions dropped four games because of the inability to hit the runners in scoring position across home plate. “I … [Read more] about Scoring Woes Plague Softball in GSAC Games
Baseball Grinds Through Tough Schedule
Up until this point, the baseball season has been quite a roller coaster ride. Through its ups and down, the Lions have shown flashes of greatness as they look to keep improving on the year. But, playing a grueling stretch of 14 games in 19 days has led to … [Read more] about Baseball Grinds Through Tough Schedule
Women’s Basketball Ends at National Tournament
The women's basketball program has become an enemy of its own creation. Due to its dominance in the past, the expectations for the team have become almost too high for reality. Ever since the Lions started making the Elite Eight and Final Four consistently, … [Read more] about Women’s Basketball Ends at National Tournament
Key Rivals to Leave Vanguard Behind
The Golden State Athletic Conference will lose over a third of its members before 2012, dropping from 11 schools to seven. This will greatly affect its appeal as one of the top conferences in the nation within the NAIA affiliation. Athletic Director Bob … [Read more] about Key Rivals to Leave Vanguard Behind
Where Did All the Fans Go?
Last semester, as our men’s soccer team went through arguably their greatest season ever, the stands were packed for every match. But, somehow, between Christmas break and today, all those fans disappeared. Now, I understand that it’s more fun to see a … [Read more] about Where Did All the Fans Go?
Softball Looks to Regain Winning Ways
Coming off a difficult conference record last season, the Lions will look to improve the previous 8-16 record. While posting a 19-11-2 record at home, the Lions struggled away from their home field. “I think we are going to show a lot of great potential … [Read more] about Softball Looks to Regain Winning Ways
Age is Only A Number for Chris Raybon
Growing up, we all were taught that "the older we get the more we will mature and grow." This was normally a life lesson, but could the same also be applied to an athlete? When the new head men's basketball coach went recruiting, he wanted to get the best … [Read more] about Age is Only A Number for Chris Raybon
GSAC Champions Head to Alabama
Beating the same team three times in a season rarely happens in the game of soccer, yet the Lions have done the near-impossible. First, they defeated Azusa Pacific on a last-second goal in the first GSAC game, right after forfeiting six victories. Next, they … [Read more] about GSAC Champions Head to Alabama
Volleyball Aims for Repeated National Ranking
The Lions’ inconsistent volleyball season continues. Over the last four games, the team has split with two victories and two defeats. The Lions beat bottom-feeders Master’s and Hope International while losing to the more competitive Fresno Pacific and … [Read more] about Volleyball Aims for Repeated National Ranking
Women’s Soccer Takes Nation’s Top Team to 2OT
Coming off a surprising season a year ago and reaching nationals for the first time in school history, many could have expected a hangover. However, this years women's soccer team have proved otherwise so far in this season’s infancy. After losing goal … [Read more] about Women’s Soccer Takes Nation’s Top Team to 2OT