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Making the cut

Making the cut

September 24, 2017

Golf is very different than other sports and the process of qualifying for a spot on the team at a competitive level is easily one of the most unique aspects. From my experience playing and covering sports, I ...

Los Angeles Chargers don’t belong at the StubHub Center

Los Angeles Chargers don’t belong at the StubHub Center

September 19, 2017

While the NFL’s decision to place two football teams in Los Angeles was an interesting move, it wasn’t the most popular choice for Los Angelenos. Yes, based on record alone the LA Rams are better than LA Charge...

Dirtbags kick off the NCAA Regional

Dirtbags kick off the NCAA Regional

June 2, 2017

The scene at Blair Field on the eve of the 2017 NCAA Regional tournament was hectic as ESPN crews ran endless amounts of TV cables, brought in and stationed new lighting trucks throughout the park and ...

Preseason polls couldn’t predict this for Long Beach State

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Just as the seasons change, so too have the journeys for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Both teams were predicted to win the Big West before this season started – and that is where the similarities end. The women’s team is currently in a battle with UC Davis for the top spot in the Big West and the men’s team is in the middle of the pack during a season that has been filled with disappointment and fr...

Long Beach State women’s basketball team has senior looking to make this year count

Long Beach State women’s basketball team has senior looking to make this year count

February 6, 2017

Now that we’re a little over halfway through basketball season, it’s safe to say that with the Long Beach State women’s basketball team — these seniors are ready to win. It’s reminiscent o...

The Atlanta Falcons will win Super Bowl LI

The Atlanta Falcons will win Super Bowl LI

February 2, 2017

Oh, the New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl? Well, that’s a shocker — an unexpected twist after the hated New England team made it to the finale, although star quarterback Tom Brady was su...

Long Beach State dealing with LAG time just fine

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

January 30, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Sports

When junior forward Gabe Levin went down with a season-ending knee injury on New Year’s Eve, things appeared to go from bad to worse for the Long Beach State men’s basketball team.   The injury piled onto the 49ers’ early season woes, where the team, facing one of the toughest schedules in the country, kept losing to some of the top-ranked teams in the nation — and badly.   But after starting Big...

Los Angeles is ready to welcome the Rams with open arms

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Breaking news: Los Angeles is ready for the NFL. Although it’s been 22 years since the team headed to St. Louis, Sunday was an example of what football can be in Los Angeles. 91,000 roaring spectators had the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum rocking with excitement as they welcomed back the Rams as they took on the Seattle Seahawks. It was a spectacle. It was a city answering the call to prove why the team came b...