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The Wildcats are cruising into the tourney with an eye on perfection

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

March 18, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports

As is the case most years when the NCAA Tournament rolls around The Wildcats earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament after one of the most dominant regular seasons and conference tourney runs in the last few years. The last college basketball team this impressive was the 2011-12 Kentucky squad that won the title. The roster changes annually, but the common denominator between the title winner three years ago and the...

From Ray Rice to deflategate, the NFL season has gone through the wringer

From Ray Rice to deflategate, the NFL season has gone through the wringer

February 3, 2015

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is probably relieved that this football season is finally over. The 2014-2015 season has had more ups then downs facing controversy after controversy. The...

Make ‘em all count: Seahawks going for repeat

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

January 29, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports

“Building through the draft.” It’s an old cliché most that newly hired General Managers use during their introductory press conference. It is a vague but satisfying explanation of how they expect to build the roster in the coming years. Some follow through, and others know it works as good lip service. With only a few exceptions, no two teams are as committed or skilled at identifying undervalued talent through...

In need of a revolution

In need of a revolution

Zachary Weber, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News

Evolution is something the Los Angeles Lakers have neglected. In years past, the Lakers would trade their picks for superstar players like Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. They would always steal other...

Big West women’s volleyball predictions

Anita Wang, Sports Editor

October 7, 2014

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

Standings, coaches’ polls, NCAA rankings, at-large bids and qualifiers – these are all things people talk about when determining how good a team is, hoping to accurately predict who will become conference champions and advance to the Sweet 16, Final Four and eventually, the NCAA Championships. It definitely helps to gauge those ‘who will advance or win’ guesses with the amount of victories a team racks up over the...

Former Dirtbags inch closer to the World Series

Former Dirtbags inch closer to the World Series

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2014

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

With two series already decided in the Divisional round of the MLB postseason, two former Long Beach State Dirtbags are locks to advance to their respective Championship Series. The Angels may have...

World Series or bust

World Series or bust

September 29, 2014

The MLB postseason began on Tuesday with the Kansas City Royals hosting the Oakland Athletics in the first of two games in the Wild Card round. Only a handful of teams entered the season with a realistic sho...

Inevitable NFL injuries set star players back early on in season

Inevitable NFL injuries set star players back early on in season

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News

Injuries in the NFL are a formality. There’s no avoiding injuries, given the violent nature of the sport, which is why teams are allowed such large rosters (53 players). This year has been no exception,...