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Women’s volleyball captures Harvard Invitational crown

Women’s volleyball captures Harvard Invitational crown

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

September 14, 2008

Filed under Men's Cross Country, Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Sports

Long Beach State needed just 58 minutes to dispatch Harvard, 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-8), in the finale of the Harvard Invitational in Cambridge, Mass.Quincy Verdin led the 49ers with 11 kills, six digs and s...

Bone-crushing MMA event invades Pyramid

Bone-crushing MMA event invades Pyramid

September 13, 2008

The cringing of several audience members was enough to make the security guards turn around to watch what was happening. Sean "The Destroyer" Loeffler was escorted out of the arena in obvious pain, hi...

Late regulation goal helps ‘Niners tie, 3-3

Late regulation goal helps ‘Niners tie, 3-3

September 13, 2008

After an intense and fairly physical match-up, the Long Beach State 49ers tied the University of Oregon Ducks, 3-3, in double overtime Sunday afternoon at George Allen Field.With two minutes remaining in r...

Baseball helped heal nation on Sept. 11

Baseball helped heal nation on Sept. 11

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 10, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Think back to the day before 9/11 and the word "normalcy" might refresh your memory. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Pres. George W. Bush constantly used the word in press conferences.Major League...

Women’s soccer blanks BYU, 3-0

Women’s soccer blanks BYU, 3-0

September 10, 2008

The Long Beach State women's soccer team bounced back from Sunday's 1-0 loss to UNLV in convincing fashion, as they shut out the Brigham Young Cougars, 3-0, Thursday afternoon at George Allen Field.This w...

Upon further review: Instant replay needed

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 9, 2008

Filed under Sports

Today's technology needs to be taken advantage of in the sports world. I'm a strong believer that referees and umpires can change the outcome of a game.I'm not saying calls are being blown on purpose. I understand that an official might have a bad angle on a play. But it's not an excuse to blow off making an attempt to correct a call that can affect the outcome of a game. BaseballMajor League Baseball finally realized it's not the 1...

Baseball coach contract extension highlights Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

September 9, 2008

Filed under Sports

Baseball Dirtbags coach signs five-year extension Long Beach State baseball has locked up head coach Mike Weathers through the 2013 season. Terms of the contract were undisclosed. Since taking over in 2002, Weathers has compiled a 263-153 (.632) record over seven seasons, along with back-to-back trips to the NCAA Super Regionals in 2003 and 2004. He has twice earned Big West Coach of the Year honors. Women's soccer Long B...

Women’s soccer drops first game of season

Women’s soccer drops first game of season

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

September 6, 2008

Filed under Sports

They had balls hit the post and sail over the crossbar, but the 49ers just couldn't get it in the back of the net.As dominant as Long Beach State looked on the stat sheet, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas...