Daily 49er

The case for pro football in Los Angeles

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

August 13, 2008

Filed under Sports

Football season is almost here.With it brings a question that hangs over the Southland like the marine layer or afternoon smog.Why doesn't Los Angeles have a pro football team? If you ask me, they already do.There is just one major difference. They play on Saturdays.I give you the Southern California Trojans. Consider the following factors.They play their home games in a stadium that used to house the local NFL franc...

49er gold rush

49er gold rush

August 13, 2008

Top-3 medal count:USA, 31 (10 gold, 8 silver, 13 bronze)China, 31 (19 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze)South Korea, 13 (6 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)Long Beach State watch:Women's indoor volleyball:USA def. Japa...

Former 49ers looking for gold medals

Former 49ers looking for gold medals

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

August 6, 2008

Filed under Sports

When the torch is lit Friday night to mark the start of the 26th Summer Olympic Games, Long Beach State can count on six former 49ers and one current coach to be among the more than 10,000 athletes competin...

Trade shifts balance of power to AL West-leading Angels

Trade shifts balance of power to AL West-leading Angels

Tracy McDannald

July 30, 2008

Filed under Sports

"I think we know what caused the earthquake."That was the message my friend Richard sent me as I was celebrating the biggest trade of the season, pulled off by the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday.Already sporting Major L...

Water polo team prepares for daunting schedule

Water polo team prepares for daunting schedule

July 30, 2008

After a six-game improvement in 2007, head coach Gavin Arroyo and the rest of the Long Beach State men's water polo team will look to top last year's 17-11 mark in the upcoming season.Having lost many...

Women’s basketball fills coaching position

Danny Lee, Assistant Sports Editor

July 23, 2008

Filed under Sports

Jackie Zink said her strongest asset is her determination, but the one quality that could help the 49ers contend for a Big West title, however, is her experience.Zink was hired as a new women's basketball assistant coach to fill a position left vacant by Jason Flowers, who accepted an assistant job at UC Riverside. She spent last season as a coaching intern under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Tara Vanderveer, who led t...

Forever enshrined

Forever enshrined

July 23, 2008

Don Bailey (1971-2007) retired from the Long Beach State athletic department after 36 years, including 34 as head athletic trainer. Starting in the late ‘70s, he started working with U.S. Olympic t...

Fighters brawl in octagon at the Pyramid

Fighters brawl in octagon at the Pyramid

July 15, 2008

Bobby "King" Green was so exhausted after his fight that he couldn't recall any of it, but knew he at least lived up to his nickname and had a new championship belt to prove it.Presented by Todd Meacham a...