‘Niner Notes: LBSU’s Vic Couch retires

March 25, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Sports, Women's Track & Field

LBSU men’s basketball assistant coach Vic Couch retires Long Beach State assistant head coach Vic Couch announced his retirement Sunday after spending seven years with the men’s basketball team. Couch was on medical leave during the 2013-14 season, as an unspecified illness... Read more »

Casper Ware to fulfill NBA dream

Casper Ware to fulfill NBA dream

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 24, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Just two weeks ago, Casper Ware was in Italy, playing for the Serie A team Virtus Bologna. Now he’s in Philadelphia, ready to make his NBA debut for the 76ers. The 76ers announced Monday that they had signed Ware to a 10-day contract, helping the former Long Beach State point guard fulfill a... Read more »

Former Long Beach State point guard Casper Ware signs with Philadelphia 76ers

Former Long Beach State point guard Casper Ware signs with Philadelphia 76ers

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 24, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Former Long Beach State point guard Casper Ware has realized his NBA dream, as he signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. After spending the majority of the last two years playing in Italy, Ware will return to the United States to join the 76ers, who have the second-worst record... Read more »

March Madness: what’s in your bracket?

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 17, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again. That time of year when even the most casual of sports fans go crazy over teams they’ve never heard of, when college basketball junkies try to figure out the formula to a perfect bracket. Why wouldn’t you? It’s fun, keeps you interested and this time perfection... Read more »

Long Beach State falls to Cal State Northridge in Big West Tournament semifinals

Long Beach State falls to Cal State Northridge in Big West Tournament semifinals

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 15, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team couldn’t escape the upset bug that infested this year’s Big West Tournament, losing to fifth-seeded Cal State Northridge in the semifinals. The 49ers (15-17) managed to come back from a deficit as large as 15 points in the first half, but CSUN (17-17)... Read more »

Long Beach State takes down Titans to advance in Big West Tournament

Long Beach State takes down Titans to advance in Big West Tournament

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 13, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team kept the upset bug away in its first-round Big West Tournament game, defeating sixth-seeded Cal State Fullerton, 66-56. A game earlier, No. 2 UC Santa Barbara was blown out by seventh-seeded Cal Poly, proving no team was safe at the Honda Center this weekend.... Read more »

‘Niners to start Big West tournament against Titans

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team has had four months, 30 games and dozens of practices to prepare for what’s coming this weekend: the last chance to advance to the NCAA tournament. When the 49ers take the court at the Honda Center on Thursday, they will start the Big West Tournament... Read more »

CLARK: Nick Shepherd can be a defensive weapon for LBSU

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In a nutshell, the career Nick Shepherd has had at Long Beach State has been defined by unrealized potential, false hype and unmet expectations. The 49ers faithful have caught glimpses of the talent that head coach Dan Monson once declared the future of the program, but never the consistent light... Read more »