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Dirtbags win Big West, to host NCAA regional

Abbey Mastracco

June 5, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

For a second consecutive season, Long Beach State fans won't have to travel far to watch their baseball team play in the NCAA Regionals. The Road to Omaha begins at Blair Field, as the Big West Conference co-champions and No. 1-seeded Dirtbags (37-19) will host No. 2 San Diego (41-15), No. 3 California (33-19) and No. 4 Fresno State (37-27) in the Long Beach Regional, the NCAA selection show revealed Monday morning.&n...

Ex-Dirtbag looks to make major leap

Ex-Dirtbag looks to make major leap

Tucker Savoye

June 5, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

 In the last few years, ex-Dirtbags have burst onto the Major League scene like never before. Jered Weaver, Troy Tulowitzki and Evan Longoria have all made an immediate impact, paving the way for current...

Lakers-Celtics rivalry one for the Millennium

Chay Chhuon

June 5, 2008

Filed under Sports

Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce were just 9 and 10 years old, respectively, when Earvin "Magic" Johnson produced a memorable shot in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals at the Boston Garden — en route to the Lakers' third championship that decade.        With six seconds left, the trademark Kareem skyhook sailed over Kevin McHale and Robert Parish and found its way into the basket. Swish, nothing ...

Pair of losses end Dirtbags’ regional run

Pair of losses end Dirtbags’ regional run

June 5, 2008

For a second consecutive season, the Dirtbags hosted an NCAA Regional, and for a second consecutive season, Blair Field is where their season ended.On the brink of elimination, the No. 2-seeded Torero...

49er track duo helps Team USA dominate

July 14, 2006

Filed under Men's Sports

Long Beach State track and field members Chris Richardson and John Tremidara contributed to the dominance of Team USA in the 2006 North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Track and Field Championships, at the Pan-American Stadium, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic last weekend. Richardson, the All-American and 2006 Big West Conference Field Athlete of the Year took home the gold medal in the decathlon...

Canseco playing baseball again – in Long Beach

July 14, 2006

Filed under Sports

He's back. Jose Canseco is playing baseball again. Not for any Major League Baseball team or any minor league team affiliated with MLB, but for Long Beach's own independent team, the Armada. The former MLB all-star, and recently notable for his book, "Juiced: Rampant Roids, Smash Hits and How Baseball Got Big," was traded from the San Diego Surf Dawgs to the Armada after playing just one game for San Diego. Canseco...

Former Dirtbag pitches older brother off team

Mario Burciaga

July 12, 2006

Filed under Sports

It's only business when a ballplayer gets replaced on a major league roster, but it is not often when a player replaces his older brother. What most baseball analysts and fans thought to be a much-needed move actually took place on June 30, when the Angels designated right-handed pitcher Jeff Weaver to a minor league assignment, and replaced him with his younger brother Jered. With a terrible first half in an Angels...