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MORRIS: Redskins owner Dan Snyder should change team name

Michael Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Despite the lack of success that the Washington Redskins have had in recent memory, they are a team that always seems to make the news around this time of the year. The Redskins hosted the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday and much was said about the name of the team, which just so happens to reside in our nation’s capital. Last week, the Daily 49er’s Shane Newell wrote an op-ed that said, “at the end of the day,...

CLARK: Parity is apparent after two weeks of conference play

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

October 15, 2013

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

Big West Conference women’s soccer has been in season for two weeks, and the standings aren’t what anyone would have expected. Three teams are tied for first place at 3-1. Neither of those teams are Cal State Fullerton or Long Beach State, which were picked to finish in first and second, respectively, in the Big West preseason poll. The 49ers and Titans are currently tied for fifth. There is still a long way to go...

ASTLE: Expanded division series would be better than wild card game

ASTLE: Expanded division series would be better than wild card game

Daniel Astle, Assistant Sports Editor

October 8, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Major League Baseball will never find a playoff format that suits everybody, but a one-game wild card series is far from the best solution. In both years of the one-game wild card era so far, two of...

CLARK: Wild card playoff game is a much-needed step in the right direction

CLARK: Wild card playoff game is a much-needed step in the right direction

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

October 8, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Showcase, Sports

Major League Baseball is evolving. With the unbeatable popularity of the NFL conquering fans across the United States, the MLB has had to respond, and it has. It has addressed complaints about the quality...

TURNER: SoCal sports fans can take solace in the start of hockey season

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

October 1, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

How many of you have been softly whimpering since the Chicago Blackhawks lifted the Stanley Cup last June? Perhaps you started kicking and screaming, trying to break down the door when no one could cure the suffering caused by another poor start by the Angels. Maybe you watched Dwight Howard dash your hopes for Kobe Bryant’s sixth championship in a drawn out and unproductive free agency period for the Lakers. I...

TURNER: LBSU gained valuable experience at NorCal tournament

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

September 23, 2013

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

Long Beach State water polo fans have had their emotions placed on a pendulum this season. Yes, you have read all about the non-participation of Dan Matulis and Nick Rascon. It is painful for all 49er followers. These misfortunes served to temper the expectations for The Beach this year. Then, LBSU ran the table at the Triton Invitational, including a win over a tough Loyola Marymount squad. Fooled me once. The young...

MORRIS: Boxing can go without Bieber

Michael Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Floyd “Money” Mayweather went 12 rounds in the ring this Saturday, but before Mayweather was even able to land his first jab, boxing once again showed us how far it has fallen since elite fighters like Muhammad Ali and George Foreman graced the ring. While the fight was entertaining for the most part, boxing certainly did a disservice to itself by allowing Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber to...

CLARK: Dominant wins were badly needed for LBSU women’s volleyball team

CLARK: Dominant wins were badly needed for LBSU women’s volleyball team

September 16, 2013

The coaching staff for the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team will be in much better spirits as it prepares for No. 11 UCLA this week thanks to a weekend of easy wins. As head coach Brian Gimmillaro...