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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...

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...