CAMPOS: 67 years later, Jackie Robinson’s impact is still legendary

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 15, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Watching a Major League Baseball game on April 15 can be extremely confusing to the casual fan. I was watching a game last April 15 with a friend, who was really confused as to why everyone was wearing a number 42 jersey. If you have basic knowledge of baseball, civil rights, or recent Harrison Ford... Read more »

March Madness: what’s in your bracket?

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 17, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again. That time of year when even the most casual of sports fans go crazy over teams they’ve never heard of, when college basketball junkies try to figure out the formula to a perfect bracket. Why wouldn’t you? It’s fun, keeps you interested and this time perfection... Read more »

CLARK: Nick Shepherd can be a defensive weapon for LBSU

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a nutshell, the career Nick Shepherd has had at Long Beach State has been defined by unrealized potential, false hype and unmet expectations. The 49ers faithful have caught glimpses of the talent that head coach Dan Monson once declared the future of the program, but never the consistent light... Read more »

CLARK: Branford Jones provides everything you want in a bench player

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
February 17, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Thursday evening at the Walter Pyramid, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team was trailing UC Santa Barbara by 10 in the middle of the second half. It looked as if the 49ers were headed toward another double-digit loss at the hands of the Gauchos, who had already won the previous meeting by 13. Five... Read more »

10 THINGS we learned from sports this weekend

Jason Clark , Sports Editor
February 10, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports

1. For the United States, the Sochi Olympics won’t be what Vancouver was. With Bode Miller failing to medal in the men’s downhill and Hannah Kearney settling for bronze in the women’s mogul, it’s clear that luck isn’t on the Americans’ side in the same way it was in Vancouver four years ago. 2.... Read more »

Super Bowl Commentary: Seattle will prove that defense wins championships by slowing down Denver’s prolific offense

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
January 27, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports

If I were a betting man, I would not bet on this year’s Super Bowl. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have such different strengths that the only way to know which is stronger is to play the game. For the purposes of today’s Daily 49er sports section, though, I’m going all in on the Seahawks.... Read more »

Super Bowl Commentary: The Broncos are more than a one-man team, and they will show it against Seattle

Andrew Turner, Assistant Sports Editor
January 27, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Sports

Brace yourselves! You knew the moment the Pro Bowl passed that you were going to be bombarded with a stream of Super Bowl conscience. How right you are. I’m not going to bore you with debate over Peyton Manning’s legacy … yet. This one’s for all the Vegas hopefuls. Here’s why the Denver... Read more »

CLARK: 49er basketball teams aligning with expectations

CLARK: 49er basketball teams aligning with expectations

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
January 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

In a way, Saturday’s men’s and women’s basketball games against Cal Poly were representative of how their seasons have gone. For the men, a close win was marked by inconsistency in the first half followed by a strong start and just good enough of a finish in the second half. For the women, a... Read more »