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Super Bowl Commentary: The Broncos are more than a one-man team, and they will show it against Seattle

Andrew Turner, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Brace yourselves! You knew the moment the Pro Bowl passed that you were going to be bombarded with a stream of Super Bowl conscience. How right you are. I’m not going to bore you with debate over Peyton Manning’s legacy … yet. This one’s for all the Vegas hopefuls. Here’s why the Denver Broncos deserve your pick on Sunday. OFFENSE Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Demaryius Thomas...

CLARK: 49er basketball teams aligning with expectations

CLARK: 49er basketball teams aligning with expectations

January 21, 2014

In a way, Saturday’s men’s and women’s basketball games against Cal Poly were representative of how their seasons have gone. For the men, a close win was marked by inconsistency in the first half...

MORRIS: Lakers’ extension of Bryant will do more harm than good

Michael Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are doomed. At least for as long as Kobe Bryant’s on the team. When the Lakers inked a two-year extension with Bryant this weekend, the Lakers promised themselves another three years without a championship. For a player that hasn’t played a single possession in his 17th season and won’t be back until later this month, the Black Mamba’s new $48.5 million deal came as a surprise for many....

ASTLE: Looking back, football should not have been played the week after JFK’s death

Daniel Astle, Assistant Sports Editor

November 20, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Showcase, Sports

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination this Friday, schedules around pro sports will continue uninterrupted as they do any other weekend. But 50 years ago, after the president was killed on the Friday precluding Sunday football, retaining normalcy in pro sports was anything but possible. Seven NFL games were scheduled for that Sunday following the assassination, and in hindsight,...

PIRDY: 49ers in position for big 2014 season

Spencer Pirdy, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports

They say that good things come to those who wait. Well, after patiently watching the Long Beach State men’s water polo team make a slow rise in the rankings over the past six years, 49er fans can rest easy knowing that the program’s best days are just beyond the horizon. Coming off of a surprise fifth-place finish in 2012, the 49ers began the 2013 season with ambitions of repeating their strong finish from a year before. However,...

BASKETBALL GUIDE COMMENTARY: New-look 49ers can still contend for a Big West title

Daniel Van Hoosier, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013

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

Understatement of the year candidate: The Long Beach State men’s basketball team — which is set to take the Walter Pyramid floor Saturday against Hawaii-Pacific — will look more than slightly different than it did a year ago. Anybody who followed 49er hoops last season will not need to clean their glasses, adjust their TV sets or double-check their ticket stubs. This is still going to be LBSU basketball they are witnessing. Regardless...

CLARK: Winning is the simplest solution for Long Beach State

CLARK: Winning is the simplest solution for Long Beach State

October 29, 2013

We tried. We tried to give you a breakdown of all the different scenarios surrounding the final weekend of regular-season Big West women’s soccer. We tried to explain it, spell it out possibility...

ASTLE: Fifth-place standing is the result of unhelpful draws

Daniel Astle, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team currently sits in fifth place in the Big West Conference with three games remaining, and that’s a result of two draws in games the ‘Niners should have won. Had the 49ers (8-5-2, 2-1-2 Big West) managed to score an additional goal against UC Davis and just one at all against Hawaii, they would be sitting comfortably in second place, where they were predicted to finish before...