NBA champions sign LBSU grad

NBA champions sign LBSU grad

Josh Bentrem, Multimedia Manager
July 17, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Long Beach State has been predominantly known for breeding talent to go for the MLB, but with Casper Ware getting a few 10-day contracts, and the most recent signing of James Ennis to the Miami Heat, the strength of the LBSU basketball program is clear as day. "Ennis the menace", as James is referred... Read more »

King James becomes a hot commodity after opting out of his contract

King James becomes a hot commodity after opting out of his contract

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
June 25, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

 Basketball has always been a hot topic for this busy community with the 16-time champion Lakers to boast about, a geographic region that is known to produce some of the best players in the nation and now a rising Clippers team to bring even more pride to the city of Los Angeles. But... Read more »

Long Beach State alumnus and Maryland transfer look to heat up the summer

Long Beach State alumnus and Maryland transfer look to heat up the summer

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
June 18, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Former 49er anticipated to be on the Miami Heat’s roster The 2013 Long Beach State alumnus James Ennis was the No. 50 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, in which the Heat obtained from the Atlanta Hawks. News has been circulating around the 2014 NBA finals runner-up looking for... Read more »

Dan Monson, men’s basketball coaches highest paid in Big West by large margin

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
April 30, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports News

Long Beach State men’s basketball head coach Dan Monson’s base salary of $325,297 in 2013, ranks as the highest salary among all non-football Big West coaches from California schools. Monson signed a six-year contract in 2010, thereby earning a base salary of $281,000 that was set to increase... Read more »

‘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 »