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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 an...

CLARK: Dirtbags’ win over Titans puts program back where it should be

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

May 6, 2014

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

The Dirtbags have had a good last few weeks. First, they held offensive juggernaught UC Santa Barbara to three runs over the entirety of a three-game series, which they took two games to one. Then, they won two of three against No. 1 Cal Poly, taking a significant leap in Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). This weekend, they capped it all off by getting a monumental series win over Cal State Fullerton. Long Beach...

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 movies, you probably know that the number 42 was worn by former Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, the first African-American...

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 can win you a billion dollars courtesy of Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans (just Google it if you don’t know what I’m talking...

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 of a superstar he was once projected to be. Every season we have wondered, will this be Shepherd’s breakout year? The 6-foot-9...

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 minutes later, with 4:35 remaining on the clock, the 49ers and Gauchos were tied at 60. The difference? Branford Jones. Jones...

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. It wasn’t just the media hotel accomodations that Sochi wasn’t prepared for. The fifth Olympic ring failing to light...

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. Here’s why. OFFENSE Russell Wilson is no Peyton Manning, but the Seahawks won’t need him to be. With the New Jer...