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VAN HOOSIER: 49ers are breaking out of shadow cast by Ware and company

Daniel Van Hoosier, Staff Writer

February 19, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Sports

Could this Long Beach State basketball team really be as good as the one before it? There is no reason it shouldn't be, as long as it continues to grow at the rate is has over the last few weeks. Despite head coach Dan Monson's vow to never again take on so many transfer players in a single season, he is pleased with what his team is becoming. After a pair of wins over Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside last week, which came b...

VAN HOOSIER: Long Beach State is well on its way to a Big West championship

Daniel Van Hoosier, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013

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

Dan Monson is finally beginning to see his team improve and develop at the rate he's been hoping for. After Saturday's win over Cal Poly, the coach said his players have put together a sustained effort in practice over the last few weeks, something he was begging for from them earlier in the season. With junior transfers Keala King and Tony Freeland now 10 games into their Long Beach State basketball careers, the landscape of...

CLARK: Monson finding temporary stars in transfers

CLARK: Monson finding temporary stars in transfers

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

January 22, 2013

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

Dan Monson has found a solution to the graduation of his core four from last year in a trio of transfers: Dan Jennings, Keala King and Tony Freeland. A year after losing four seniors that had been starters f...

CLARK: What San Diego State’s return to the Mountain West means for LBSU and the Big West

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

January 16, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Long Beach State fans can breathe a sigh of relief - the 49ers will continue to win conference titles. San Diego State, which fields teams ranked nationally across multiple sports, will reportedly rejoin the Mountain West Conference after briefly being set to break off and join the Big East Conference in football and the Big West Conference in all other sports this summer. In the short term, this failed conference realignm...

TURNER: Angels will benefit from Vargas’ homecoming

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

December 22, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Sports

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim entered the offseason with multiple holes to fill. They presumably made their final move Monday, acquiring former Long Beach State pitcher Jason Vargas from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for 1B/DH Kendrys Morales. Vargas joins Angels' ace Jered Weaver as the second Dirtbag to play in front of the hometown faithful in Anaheim. He seals the void in the Halos rotation left by the departures o...

CLARK: LBSU close to becoming elite mid-major

Jason Clark and Jason Clark

November 20, 2012

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

On Friday night, when the Long Beach State men's basketball team took on No. 11 North Carolina, the record for attendance at the Walter Pyramid was shattered. Nearly 7,000 people showed up for the game, which broke the previous record by more than 1,000. Those numbers look good on their own, but when comparing them to the average attendance of schools that LBSU hopes to compete against, they really aren't that impressive. ...

CLARK: LBSU fans will be saying UNC-le

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

November 14, 2012

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

Long Beach State fans who are hoping to see a competitive game between the 49ers and No. 11 North Carolina on Friday should keep their expectations low. They may be about to see the ugliest LBSU game of their lives. Hype is at an all-time high and tickets are selling quickly for a game that will likely be a blowout in favor of the Tar Heels. The game is already being called the biggest in the history of the Walter Pyramid...

NBC will regret firing “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon

Matt Grippi

May 19, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinions

We are currently in the middle of a television renaissance period. For a long time, the small screen was seen as a source of low budget, inferior entertainment. Now with most homes equipped with giant big-screen high definition televisions, the "small screen" is being populated with more and more high quality entertainment. Networks like AMC, IFC and FX have begun to show high quality dramas with incredible attention to ...