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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

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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...

Men’s water polo opener headlines Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

September 6, 2008

Filed under Sports

Men's water poloTeam starts season 2-2LBSU dropped both games on the final day of the UC San Diego Triton Invitational to finish fourth Sunday. The No. 9 49ers lost to No. 7 Pepperdine, 14-8, and No. 8 Loyola Marymount, 12-8. No. 2 Southern California placed first in the 14-team field. LBSU opened the season with victories over the University of Redlands and host No. 14 UC San Diego in the first day of action on Saturday. El...

Men’s golf team to play the course in style

Men’s golf team to play the course in style

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 2, 2008

Filed under Sports

First-year men's golf coach Bill Poutre didn't take long to make an impact, turning a friendship into an opportunity for Long Beach State. Poutre and Back 9 USA agreed to a partnership in mid-August...

MMA returns to the Pyramid

MMA returns to the Pyramid

September 2, 2008

The Beach may slowly become the new home for the Total Fighting Alliance (TFA).  After already hosting TFA 11, the Walter Pyramid will be the venue for TFA 12: "Brawl at the Beach," as the hard-hi...

49ers travel to Sunshine State

Daily 49er sports staff

September 2, 2008

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LONG BEACH STATE (3-0 record)-Four players have 30-plus kills, led by freshman Cat Highmark and junior Naomi  Washington's team-high 33.-LBSU's defense averages more than 20 digs per set, and senior libero Iris Murray leads all 49ers with 60 total digs.- "I think the Florida trip will be fun," head coach Brian Gimmillaro said. "I always like to take the team to an area of the country they haven't been." Vs. FLORIDA STATE (3-0...

Fourth time’s a charm

Fourth time’s a charm

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

September 1, 2008

Filed under Sports

Focus seems to be the key word floating around the Long Beach State women's soccer team practice field.After three straight conference tournament exits, the ten seniors on this squad know they will need...