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The Los Angeles Lakers are back

The Los Angeles Lakers are back

July 5, 2018

Eight years ago I was 13 years old and sitting on the couch with my father celebrating as the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th NBA championship against the Boston Celtics. Now, I am a 21-year-old man who...

The past, present and future of the three-pointer

The past, present and future of the three-pointer

Kevin Colindres, Sports Editor

June 6, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Today

Sunday night saw Stephen Curry break another NBA record by hitting 9 three-pointers in game two of the NBA Finals. He surpassed Ray Allen, who held the previous record of eight three-pointers in game two of the 2010 NBA ...

Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

May 19, 2018

No one will ever forget the year that ended the 20-year drought of winning a National Championship. The men’s volleyball team found redemption after losing in the semifinals last season by winning a nation...

Dirtbags season drops in the dirt

Dirtbags season drops in the dirt

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2018

Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Today

At least it’s almost over. It’s been hard to watch most of the year. I came into this season ready for another playoff berth after the Dirtbags made an appearance in the NCAA Super Regional. The ...

A new dynasty has arrived

A new dynasty has arrived

May 6, 2018

From the very first day of practice this year, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s philosophy was to get one to two percent better every day. I’d say the team still isn’t at its best after win...

Beach volleyball gets snubbed from NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Beach Volleyball, Commentary, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

Rachel Nieto wiped her tears and Emma Kirst composed herself before the pair went back out onto the court to face Hawaii. They had to finish their game with the news that the team would not move on to the NCAA Championship. Hawaii celebrated on the other side, as Long Beach’s beach volleyball team’s season came to an end. For a team that never dropped below the seventh spot in the nation, it was baffling that the team di...

No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

April 22, 2018

The last time Long Beach State won a national championship, Michael Jordan finished his second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, Google had just launched its search engine and the very first MP3 player w...

Local recruits can be a solution for the 49ers’ struggles

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Long Beach is home to many prominent professional athletes and has become a powerhouse city for college scouts to recruit players. Despite Long Beach State being right in the heart of all the talent, it continues to struggle in bringing homegrown student-athletes to play for the city they grew up in. Over head coach Dan Monson’s 11-year career at Long Beach State, he has only recruited four athletes from Long Beach ...