During the early weeks of 2010, I travelled “here and there” to visit some interesting locations. In February, I visited Pepperdine University, whose hillside campus in Malibu, California, overlooks the Pacific Ocean. This is recognized to be one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. I was there to see the basketball game between Pepperdine and Gonzaga Universities.
Gonzaga is a Jesuit college located in Spokane, Washington, and is named after Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, a 16th century Italian.
Pepperdine is named after its founder, George Pepperdine, whose great wealth came from The Western Auto Corporation, a business he began when he moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1909. On this occasion, the saint triumphed over the tycoon because Gonzaga beat Pepperdine by 72 to 54.