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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...

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...