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CLARK: LBSU will make the NCAAs with or without a Big West title

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

August 29, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team took a break from the NCAA tournament last season, but that break will be over soon enough. The 49ers will be in tough competition with No. 11 Hawaii for the Big West Conference title, but even if they lose that battle, they will have a good enough resume to make the NCAA tournament. Talent is back on the floor for the 49ers. Haleigh Hampton, Erin Juley and Delainey Aigner-Swesey...

TURNER: Louisiana State should set an example with troubled Jeremy Hill

TURNER: Louisiana State should set an example with troubled Jeremy Hill

August 28, 2013

Summer scandals have shown that new leadership is needed in matters regarding the NCAA. Johnny Manziel signing autographs for profit? Inexcusable. If the NCAA finds that the Texas A&M sophomore...

CLARK: LBSU will experience some growing pains this year

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

August 26, 2013

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

It’s a common problem to have in college sports: key players graduate, leaving a multitude of holes in a starting lineup. That problem, however, is what keeps college sports interesting. It’s what prevents schools not named Alabama from reeling off championship after championship like the New York Yankees. It’s what opens up opportunities for new players to fight their way to the top. In the case of the Long Beach...

CLARK: Despite losses, LBSU will still compete for a Big West title

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

August 7, 2013

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

In most cases, when a mid-major team loses an All-American forward and an NCAA All-West region defender in the same year, it earns them a one-way ticket to irrelevance. This is not most cases. The 49ers may have lost Nadia Link, Alex Balcer and five other seniors, but an incredible amount of depth may keep head coach Mauricio Ingrassia’s team near the top of the Big West Conference. Last year’s squad returns a...

MORRIS: Steve Nash’s soccer tryout could help grow sport

Michael Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

July 31, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Sports

Ron Artest was amnestied, Dwight Howard wanted to “have fun again” and Steve Nash worked out for Inter Milan? While his workout on Tuesday was something that could remove another starter from a deteriorating Lakers’ lineup, don’t expect Nash to jump ship like Howard. Inter Milan is a professional soccer club in Italy’s Serie A league that is based in Milan. It has hosted elite soccer players like Kaka and Ronaldinho. So...

CLARK: Braun is hopefully the beginning of the end

CLARK: Braun is hopefully the beginning of the end

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

July 24, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Showcase, Sports

The steroid era was supposed to be over. It was supposed to have ended with Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Roger Clemens. The only traces of it were supposed to have been with veterans like Alex Rodriguez...

MORRIS: Miami is the best possible destination for James Ennis

MORRIS: Miami is the best possible destination for James Ennis

Michael Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

July 4, 2013

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

Long Beach State forward James Ennis went from Long Beach to South Beach in the 2013 NBA Draft. He won’t be playing for the team that drafted him, but for Ennis, the situation couldn’t be better. The...

CLARK: Make an exception and root for CSUF

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

June 5, 2013

Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Sports

There is only one circumstance during which a Long Beach State fan should root for the Titans of Cal State Fullerton. LBSU fans should only hope that their bitter rivals from inland Orange County win if a CSUF victory directly helps a 49er team’s chances at winning the Big West Conference or improving its place in the conference standings. Even then, 49er fans can simply root for the team opposing the Titans to lose —...