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Draftee, former Dirtbag starts living the dream

Draftee, former Dirtbag starts living the dream

David Roberts, Contributing writer

December 14, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Editor's note: David Roberts is a senior communications major who pitched for the Long Beach State Dirtbags for two seasons before being drafted in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. Robert...

Rehabbing guard rebounds from life-changing event

Rehabbing guard rebounds from life-changing event

December 14, 2008

Brandon Nevens thought he was going to die. The junior guard was running as part of the 49er men's basketball offseason workouts in September, but after Nevens completed the last lap, he collapsed on t...

‘Niners burned in the desert

Daily 49er sports staff

December 13, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Free throws were the difference in the Long Beach State women's basketball team's loss at Arizona on Sunday.The 49ers closed out a four-game road trip with a 56-47 loss to the host Wildcats at the McKale Center.LBSU (2-6) outshot the Wildcats (32.2 to 29.6 percent) but Arizona hit 21 of its 26 free-throw attempts, compared to the 'Niners 4-of-6 at the charity stripe. U of A also held a 46-36 advantage in rebounds.Freshman Adell...

No. 13 Orange batter The Beach, 79-55

Tucker Savoye, Tracy McDannald

December 12, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Long Beach State stayed with Syracuse early before an 18-4 run to start the second half secured a 79-55 win for the Orange in front of 17,244 fans at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.Arinze Onuaku led the way for 13th-ranked Syracuse (9-0) with 17 points and six rebounds. Onuaku was a perfect 7-of-7 from the field. Guard Eric Devendorf, in the news this week after appealing a suspension from the university, started an...

49ers dropped by 32 at Nebraska

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 11, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

A slow start plagued the Long Beach State women's basketball team Friday night as it dropped a 76-44 decision to Nebraska at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.Whitney Fields scored a team-high 12 points, with 10 coming in the second half, to pace the 49ers. Lindsey Beckner, meanwhile, pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds.Lauren Sims chipped in seven points for the 49ers, while Lynea Williams added six. Junior guard Co...

Midfielders recognized with All-West Region nods

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 10, 2008

Filed under Sports

Add two more postseason awards to the Long Beach State women's soccer team's list.Sophomore Lindsay Bullock and senior Hayley Bolt were named to the NSCAA/adidas All-West Region team on Wednesday.Bullock walked away with a second-team selection, marking the first all-region honor of her career. The Big West Conference's Midfielder of the Year led the 49ers in goals (10) and points (21). Bullock became just the second 'Nine...

LBSU falls in rematch against Weber State, 72-63

Tracy McDannald, Tucker Savoye

December 10, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After getting burned repeatedly from long range in Long Beach State's big comeback at the Walter Pyramid, Weber State's men's basketball team returned the favor Thursday night.This time, there was no 23-point comeback to save the 49ers as the Wildcats won, 72-63, in Ogden, Utah.Senior Donovan Morris struggled, shooting just 5-of-13 from the floor for 14 points after dropping 20 on the Wildcats in the previous meeting. The ...

Volleyball combo named All-Region

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 10, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Junior middle blocker Naomi Washington was named to the All-West Region team announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday.Senior setter Nicole Vargas earned an honorable mention selection, as well.Washington finished second in the Big West Conference with a .351 hitting percentage. She also led Long Beach State in blocks (115) and finished third on the 49ers in kills (288).Vargas posted the fourth best ...