Daily 49er

With first tests over, 49ers can look for wins this weekend

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

September 3, 2013

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

Both the Long Beach State women’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams took on ranked teams over the weekend, and after varying levels of success, they can look forward to facing softer opponents this weekend. All three of the schools the women’s volleyball team faced at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational are now ranked. The 49ers defeated No. 18 Illinois in four sets before losing to No. 15 Florida State in...

TURNER: Repeating success of 2012 will be a challenge for LBSU

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

August 29, 2013

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

Success: few words could better describe last season for the Long Beach State men’s water polo team. The Beach recorded a 24-8 record, its highest win total under head coach Gavin Arroyo. Success breeds confidence, and it builds programs. It also raises expectations. The 49ers will have a hard time living up to the new expectations. LBSU will be exposed to several new challenges this year. After qualifying for...

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 27, 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...