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February 17, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Softball, Sports, Today, Women's Basketball, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

Men’s basketball Who: Cal State Fullerton (9-16, 2-10) When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Walter Pyramid TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket Need to know: When Long Beach State (14-12, 8-3) hosts Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night, the 49ers will be seeking their sixth straight victory. The 49ers own the all-time series with a 64-44 record and have won the last three meetings against the Titans. The Titans will ...

LBSU ends road trip with sweep over USC

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2016

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team maintained its top spot in the nation as it cruised past USC 3-0 Friday night inside the Galen Center Pavilion. The 49ers (11-2, 8-2) extended their win streak to five matches with the win over the Trojans (2-10, 2-8). LBSU also moved into first place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation after No. 2 UCLA suffered its second loss of the season against UC Irvine on Feb...

No. 1 LBSU avoids upset at Cal Baptist

Will Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2016

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

After splitting the first two sets, the top-ranked Long Beach State men’s volleyball team survived a potential upset by winning the third and fourth set to defeat Cal Baptist 3-1 on the road. The 49ers (11-2, 8-2) were down 19-15 in the fourth set, but a 6-2 run tied the score at 21. The 49ers ultimately capped off their come-from-behind set victory by scoring four of the last five points on blocks. Senior middle b...

Weekend previews

Weekend previews

February 11, 2016

  Men’s Basketball Who: Cal Poly (8-14, 2-7) When: Thursday at 7 p.m. Where: Walter Pyramid TV: ESPN3 Need to know: When Long Beach State (12-12, 6-3) and Cal Poly meet on Thursda...

LBSU makes it three in row with wins against Stanford, Pepperdine

LBSU makes it three in row with wins against Stanford, Pepperdine

Josh Barajas and Matt Simon, Staff Writers

February 8, 2016

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team moved into second place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation after beating Stanford 3-1 on Friday and Pepperdine 3-0 on Saturday inside the Walter Pyra...

LBSU’s basketball and men’s volleyball teams stay home

LBSU’s basketball and men’s volleyball teams stay home

February 3, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today, Women's Basketball, Women's Sports

Women’s Basketball Who: Cal State Northridge (5-16, 3-4) When: Thursday at 7 p.m. Where: Walter Pyramid Need to Know: Long Beach State (16-5, 5-2) will try to extend its four-game winning s...

No rush for LBSU’s John La Rusch

No rush for LBSU’s John La Rusch

February 2, 2016

Knocking some sense into someone is a saying most people are familiar with, and for John La Rusch it was the first step toward realizing he had a future in volleyball. “My dad actually coached volleyball, and h...

LBSU survives five set thriller at UCSB

Kayce Contatore, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The No. 2 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team fought to the end edging No. 11 UC Santa Barbara (8-3, 4-2 MPSF) in five sets, and recording its longest lasting match of the season at two hours and 45 minutes. Freshmen standouts outside hitter TJ DeFalco and setter Josh Tuaniga recorded season-best performances for the 49ers. DeFalco slammed down 27 kills and Tuaniga registered 63 assists. DeFalco earned his second ...