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Beach tennis breezes past Cornell

Beach tennis breezes past Cornell

March 18, 2009

The No. 40 Long Beach State women's tennis team dominated Cornell, 7-0, Wednesday at the Terry Rhodes Tennis Center. LBSU (10-4) started the match by grabbing the doubles point, which is awarded by win...

‘Niners drown Tigers to snap 3-game losing skid at home

Francisco Juanillo, Staff writer

March 18, 2009

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

The women's water polo team ended a three-game losing streak with an 11-4 victory over Princeton in its first game back at the 49er Campus Pool on Wednesday night.The No. 17 49ers (6-11), who haven't played a home game in a month, dominated the game with superior offense. The team took control of the game with an opening goal in the first minute of play.Long Beach continuously attacked Princeton, and went on a 6-0 run. The...

Beach ‘band’ of brothers

Beach ‘band’ of brothers

March 17, 2009

A flimsy piece of rubber usually doesn't hold much meaning.Yet, for the men's basketball team, winning nine more games than last season might not have been possible without a seemingly insignificant piece of wrist...

Pair of four-hit performances powers Dirtbags

Pair of four-hit performances powers Dirtbags

March 17, 2009

Box scoreA little luck is never a bad thing for a team that is struggling to put together wins.The Long Beach State baseball team took advantage of miscues by Loyola Marymount to get the 12-6 victory Tuesday...

LBSU students win $5,000 in Big West ShootOut

LBSU students win $5,000 in Big West ShootOut

Isis Roberts, Contributing writer

March 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

Despite the men's basketball team's season-ending loss last weekend, two Long Beach State students still became Big West Conference champions. Sophomore Clarissa Diaz and fourth-year student Alfonso Reyes ...

Sizing up the 65-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament field

Sizing up the 65-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament field

March 15, 2009

Just because the 49ers aren't in the NCAA Tournament doesn't mean that March Madness hasn't hit a fever pitch in the newsroom. Sports editor Tracy McDannald, assistant sports editor Danny Lee and staff ...

Coaches react to BLR rejection, look forward

Coaches react to BLR rejection, look forward

Danny Lee, Tracy McDannald

March 15, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

The Beach Legacy Referendum's defeat in a student vote last week has the 49er women's soccer and track and field teams contemplating the future of their respective programs.A proposed 5,000-seat, lighted soccer...

Junior nabs Player of the Week honor

Daily 49er staff

March 15, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Dean Bittner was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week on Monday.Bittner led the 49ers to victories in last week's Active Ankle Tournament over IPFW and defending national champion Penn State.The junior opposite posted 13 kills, three digs and five blocks in LBSU's 3-0 win over IPFW Friday night. Bittner followed up that effort with 18 kills, four digs, six blocks and three aces in th...