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Beach volleyball gets snubbed from NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Beach Volleyball, Commentary, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

Rachel Nieto wiped her tears and Emma Kirst composed herself before the pair went back out onto the court to face Hawaii. They had to finish their game with the news that the team would not move on to the NCAA Championship. Hawaii celebrated on the other side, as Long Beach’s beach volleyball team’s season came to an end. For a team that never dropped below the seventh spot in the nation, it was baffling that the team di...

No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

April 22, 2018

The last time Long Beach State won a national championship, Michael Jordan finished his second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, Google had just launched its search engine and the very first MP3 player w...

Local recruits can be a solution for the 49ers’ struggles

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2018

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

Long Beach is home to many prominent professional athletes and has become a powerhouse city for college scouts to recruit players. Despite Long Beach State being right in the heart of all the talent, it continues to struggle in bringing homegrown student-athletes to play for the city they grew up in. Over head coach Dan Monson’s 11-year career at Long Beach State, he has only recruited four athletes from Long Beach ...

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...