Daily 49er

No glaring questions for women’s volleyball future

No glaring questions for women’s volleyball future

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 8, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

PALO ALTO, Calif. — With outside hitter Quincy Verdin, setter Nicole Vargas and libero Iris Murray ending their Long Beach State careers, the attention shifts to their replacements.Luckily for head coach...

49ers see red in 2nd round NCAA loss at Stanford

49ers see red in 2nd round NCAA loss at Stanford

December 6, 2008

VIDEO: Match highlightsVIDEO: Final points of the matchVIDEO: Long Beach State press conferencePALO ALTO, Calif. — The explosiveness and raw power was too much to contain. The leaping ability was too g...

‘Niners ride Waves to 2nd round of NCAAs

‘Niners ride Waves to 2nd round of NCAAs

Daniel Ramirez, Staff writer

December 5, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Long Beach State women's volleyball team finds itself in a familiar place: the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 24th-ranked 49ers left their opening round match-up...

LBSU, Pepperdine to meet at the net in NCAA opener

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

December 2, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

No. 24 Long Beach State 49ers (25-5)• 2008 Big West Conference champion (first outright conference title since 2001)• 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance• All-time NCAA first round record: 13-5*• Best finish: National champion (1989, 1993, 1998)Roundup: The 49ers have not made an NCAA Regional appearance since 2001, having been bounced in the second round the last two seasons. Big West Freshman o...

Long Beach State to start NCAAs in Palo Alto

Long Beach State to start NCAAs in Palo Alto

November 30, 2008

Head coach Brian Gimmillaro said the NCAA Tournament selection committee "continues to do no favors" for Long Beach State on Sunday night.The 49er women's volleyball team is set to play 24th-ranked Pe...

Women’s volleyball deserved a better NCAA draw

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

November 30, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Long Beach State women's volleyball head coach Brian Gimmillaro didn't hide his disappointment with the NCAA selection committee.He shouldn't either — they were screwed.After learning the 49ers would be sent to Palo Alto, with the potential of playing the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in the second round, Gimmillaro sounded frustrated but also not surprised on Sunday night."[The NCAA selection committee] continues to do u...

Setting sail from The Beach

Setting sail from The Beach

Ann Austria, Diversions editor

November 30, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Long Beach State women's volleyball assistant coach Debbie Green and senior setter Nicole Vargas have some commonalities. First, they are slated to play in their final NCAA Tournament; second, they ar...

Women’s volleyball peaking at the right time

Women’s volleyball peaking at the right time

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

November 29, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The regular season finale at the Pyramid last Saturday night between Long Beach State and the No. 19-ranked Colorado State Rams featured two teams heading in opposite directions before the start of th...