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Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

May 19, 2018

No one will ever forget the year that ended the 20-year drought of winning a National Championship. The men’s volleyball team found redemption after losing in the semifinals last season by winning a nation...

The dollars and ‘sense’ of Long Beach State head coaching contracts

The dollars and ‘sense’ of Long Beach State head coaching contracts

May 13, 2018

Long Beach State’s athletic program has seen much success recently with the men’s volleyball team after claiming the No. 1 spot in the nation and winning the NCAA Championship. Other teams, like the 2017-2018...

International athletes are part of LBSU’s success

International athletes are part of LBSU’s success

April 30, 2018

A recent trend among some of the successful sports teams at Long Beach State is the recruitment of international athletes. They travel thousands of miles to devote multiple years of work to a program, whi...

Long Beach State loses men’s basketball associate coach Rod Palmer

Long Beach State loses men’s basketball associate coach Rod Palmer

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2018

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports News, Today

Updated: April 24, 2018 at 8:08 p.m. After three Big West regular season titles, multiple Pac-12 assistant coach job offers, and 11 years of coaching at Long Beach State, associate head coach Rod Palmer ...

Dan Monson keeps his money in his new restructured contract

Dan Monson keeps his money in his new restructured contract

April 15, 2018

After 11 years at Long Beach State, men’s basketball head coach Dan Monson signed a restructured five-year contract which prioritized incentives for winning and came with a $75,080 pay cut. Under the current ...

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...

LBSU head coach Dan Monson signs 5-year contract extension

LBSU head coach Dan Monson signs 5-year contract extension

April 1, 2018

Updated: April 2, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee announced Thursday that men’s basketball head coach Dan Monson signed a five-year contract extension. “Coach Monson is committed to returning ou...