Daily 49er

Make ‘em all count: Seahawks going for repeat

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

January 29, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports

“Building through the draft.” It’s an old cliché most that newly hired General Managers use during their introductory press conference. It is a vague but satisfying explanation of how they expect to build the roster in the coming years. Some follow through, and others know it works as good lip service. With only a few exceptions, no two teams are as committed or skilled at identifying undervalued talent through...

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...

Big 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 definitely helps to gauge those ‘who will advance or win’ guesses with the amount of victories a team racks up over the...

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...

World Series or bust

World Series or bust

September 29, 2014

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 entered the season with a realistic sho...

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,...

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 be the most popular sports league in the country, with the minor league system (college football) hanging around in second place....

Germany vs Brazil is a satisfying dissatisfaction

Germany vs Brazil is a satisfying dissatisfaction

July 9, 2014

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...