In need of a revolution

In need of a revolution

Zachary Weber, Contributing Writer
November 4, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News

Evolution is something the Los Angeles Lakers have neglected. In years past, the Lakers would trade their picks for superstar players like Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. They would always steal other teams’ best players in free agency and trade - like Pau Gasol and Shaq – who have helped the franchise... Read more »

West women’s volleyball predictions

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
October 7, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

Standings, coaches’ polls, NCAA rankings, at-large bids and qualifiers – these are all things people talk about when determining how good a team is, hoping to accurately predict who will become conference champions and advance to the Sweet 16, Final Four and eventually, the NCAA Championships. It... Read more »

Former Dirtbags inch closer to the World Series

Former Dirtbags inch closer to the World Series

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 6, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports

With two series already decided in the Divisional round of the MLB postseason, two former Long Beach State Dirtbags are locks to advance to their respective Championship Series. The Angels may have had the best record in baseball during the regular season, but they were a painfully flawed team whose... Read more »

World Series or bust

World Series or bust

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 29, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase

The MLB postseason began on Tuesday with the Kansas City Royals hosting the Oakland Athletics in the first of two games in the Wild Card round. Only a handful of teams... Read more »

Inevitable NFL injuries set star players back early on in season

Inevitable NFL injuries set star players back early on in season

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 16, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News

Injuries in the NFL are a formality. There’s no avoiding injuries, given the violent nature of the sport, which is why teams are allowed such large rosters (53 players). This year has been no exception, with several notable players going down with injuries that will keep them out for an extended period... Read more »

Raiders need a new home field, LA a possibility

Oscar Terrones , Assistant Sports Editor
August 24, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News

Los Angeles is one of the top media markets in the country. It has two NBA teams, two MLB teams, two hockey teams and two of the most well-recognized college athletic programs in the country. Does it really need the NFL? Of course it does. Or so very rich and influential people say. The NFL could... Read more »

Germany vs Brazil is a satisfying dissatisfaction

Germany vs Brazil is a satisfying dissatisfaction

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
July 9, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News

After this Sunday, the World Cup winner will be crowned and it’s no surprise that Germany will be fighting for the title. However, it is likely that there are many who did not foresee a horrendous 7-1 game in the semifinals round, especially against the renowned Brazil team playing on home turf. According... Read more »

King James becomes a hot commodity after opting out of his contract

King James becomes a hot commodity after opting out of his contract

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
June 25, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports News

 Basketball has always been a hot topic for this busy community with the 16-time champion Lakers to boast about, a geographic region that is known to produce some of the best players in the nation and now a rising Clippers team to bring even more pride to the city of Los Angeles. But... Read more »