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Same story, different day for the men’s basketball team

Same story, different day for the men’s basketball team

April 3, 2018

Change is a natural part of life — and while sometimes it can be difficult, most of the time it is necessary. In Dan Monson’s 11-year tenure at Long Beach State, he has taken the men’s basketball team to only one NCAA tournament all the way back in 2012. This year, the 49ers...

Long Beach State: The powerhouse of volleyball

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Sports

All the craze is about March Madness right now, and while both Long Beach State basketball teams disappointed in the Big West Tournament this season, there are two teams on campus that are in for a championship run this year. The No. 1 ranked men’s volleyball team is currently undefeated at 19-0, while the No. 5 beach volleyball team has only dropped one match in its first four games. It’s not every day you are given t...

Diversity in coaching has reached a low point in the NBA

Diversity in coaching has reached a low point in the NBA

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

March 13, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Today

The NBA has always been a progressive sports organization. Historically, players are freely able to speak their political views and have autonomy over their career. However there is one glaring issue — ...

Big men are needed now, more than ever

Big men are needed now, more than ever

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

February 27, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Sports

The NBA is a league with a diverse ecosystem that has evolved throughout time, from the early days of getting the ball to the big man in the post to today’s shooting-driven teams. While many have conside...

The 49ers may have found its duo of the future

The 49ers may have found its duo of the future

February 21, 2018

It has been a long season for Long Beach State’s women’s basketball team. With the team’s massive turnover during the offseason and loss of experience on the roster, the 49ers have lost the thund...

What it’s like to be No. 1

What it’s like to be No. 1

February 19, 2018

Basketball and baseball pull the most numbers when it comes to attendance at Long Beach State sporting events, but Saturday marked a new men’s volleyball record set at the Walter Pyramid, with 4,560 in attendance to wat...

Dear, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Sports

As I sit here at 1:43 a.m., I’ve finally built up the courage to write about the pain that has been lingering in my heart. Let’s start with what happened on Feb. 8. It was a normal Thursday morning, and then it happened. ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a trademark “Woj-bomb” that sent my emotions into a frenzy. At 9:05 a.m., my whole world stopped when he tweeted Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. ...

How the Philadelphia survived the Super Bowl and saved the NFL

How the Philadelphia survived the Super Bowl and saved the NFL

February 7, 2018

Going into Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles were considered underdogs against the New England Patriots. In fact, Philadelphia was expected to lose every one of its postseason games. However, the ...