Cullen’s Column

Major League Baseball’s World Series. The Fall Classic. The pinnacle of baseball excellence. What- ever you want to call it, you should care about the World Series. Even if you are not an avid baseball fan, or you do not have a favorite team, or you do not watch games regularly, or you have not […]

Jacob Gonzalez | Courtesy of the Pro the Pro Football Hall of Fame | Banner | CBU alumnus Jacob Gonzalez's photography of San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barrow won the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Photograph of the Year for the 2018

Alum awarded for NFL photography

He went from shooting photos for California Baptist University’s Athletics Department to winning the National Football League’s Photograph of the Year award in just two years. That is a rapid rise to success, but this is the story of 2017 CBU alumnus Jacob Gonzalez. “I never doubted Jacob was going to be working for a […]

Chargers return to LA

The former San Diego Chargers announced relocation to Los Angeles Jan. 12 for the 2017 NFL season. In 1960, the Chargers made their American Football League debut with their original name “The Los Angeles Chargers.” After 1961, the team relocated to San Diego where it spent 56 seasons growing as a team and in their […]

College football implements playoff system, drops old format

This year, NCAA Division I football is hosting a four-team bracket playoff system for the first time. A selection committee made up of 13 elected collegiate professionals who represent various conferences decides who will participate in the four-team playoff. Since 1998, the college football championship games have been determined by the Bowl Championship Series ranking […]

Long winded sports announcer offends with beauty commentary

ESPN’s 73-year-old announcer, Brent Musburger, made headlines thanks to colorful commentary during college football’s Bowl Championship Series national championship game, spurring overly sensitive criticism that included the word “creepy” and sent Twitter abuzz. Katherine Webb, also known as Miss Alabama and girlfriend of University of Alabama’s quarterback, A.J. McCarron, cheered on the Crimson Tide, unaware […]

Soccer: 10 fun facts about ‘The Beautiful Game’

California Baptist University has a tradition of winning in both men’s and women’s soccer. Both Lancer squads are coming off National Christian College Athletic Association national championships and are competing for the top spot among Pacific West Conference competition. With the beginning of the new season, the opportunity now arises to gain a greater understanding […]