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LBSU men’s basketball to play Big West rivals

LBSU men’s basketball to play Big West rivals

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

January 28, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After dropping its first Big West Conference game last Saturday at home to UC Riverside, the first-place Long Beach State men's basketball team will take the Walter Pyramid court again tonight for a tu...

Beach softball debuts in ranking

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

January 28, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Complete preseason Top-25 PollThe Long Beach State softball team debuted at No. 20 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball preseason poll released on Tuesday.LBSU, also picked to finish first in the Big West Conference by the coaches, tallied 120 points and was the only Big West team to crack the Top 25. "I definitely think it's a compliment to last year's team and the returners," head coach Kim Sowder said. "We're very excited about...

LBSU women come from behind for first Big West win

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

January 28, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreFULLERTON, Calif. — The Long Beach State women's basketball team ended an eight-game losing skid Thursday night with a 54-51 win over Cal State Fullerton at Titan Gym.Senior Lynea Williams led all scorers with 13 points off the bench while grabbing four rebounds, and junior Courtney Jacob added 11 points in 30 minutes.Fullerton center Toni Thomas led the Titans with 10 points and 14 rebounds in 34 minutes. ...

CS Fullerton steals win at the Pyramid

CS Fullerton steals win at the Pyramid

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

January 28, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreJosh Akognon's fadeaway jumper from the left elbow with 3.9 left on the clock lifted Cal State Fullerton to a wild 61-60 win over Long Beach State Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid.In front of...

Report: Women’s volleyball finds coaching replacements

Report: Women’s volleyball finds coaching replacements

January 27, 2009

Next fall, some old faces will be in new places for the Long Beach State women's volleyball team.Volunteer Matt Ulmer reportedly will move into a full-time position and former 49er standout Erika Chideste...

Poised to make a run: Teams to watch in 2nd half

Poised to make a run: Teams to watch in 2nd half

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

January 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

With the NBA season reaching the mid-point it is time to evaluate the teams in the league that have the greatest chance of winning a championship this season. Here is a list of contenders along with so...

NBA All-Star weekend no longer a slam dunk showcase

NBA All-Star weekend no longer a slam dunk showcase

January 26, 2009

No way should Bruce Bowen or Yi Jianlian be anywhere near the top of the voting for the NBA All-Star Game in February.Bowen, who plays for the Western Conference's San Antonio Spurs, and Jianlian, a me...

Beach volleyball should become an NCAA sport

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

January 26, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Beach volleyball as an NCAA sport? That idea is gaining momentum by the moment.At a meeting among 31 Division I representatives earlier this month, a measure that would make beach volleyball — or sand volleyball as the NCAA dubs it — a sanctioned sport fell just short of reaching the two-thirds majority vote needed for approval. Beach volleyball is far from being a niche sport whose appeal is limited to sunny Southe...