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No. 1 Long Beach State headed to Big West Championship

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

Three methodical steps, a jump and a thunderous swing of the right arm unleashed a 65 mph rocket serve from Long Beach State junior outside hitter TJ DeFalco, leaving opposing libero Emmett Enriques stuck like a deer in headlights as the ball would bite him in the shoulder and shoot into the crowd for a service ace. DeFalco would end the night with a match high four service aces to go along with his nine kills, three digs...

Complete Guide for first Big West Tournament

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The Big West men’s volleyball programs have been competing in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation since 1992. But the Big West Conference did not recognize volleyball as a conference sport until May 31 2016, when Big West commissioner Dennis Farrell announced that men’s volleyball would become the 18th sponsored sport starting in the 2018 season. The inaugural Big West season has been highlighted by Long Beach Stat...

Long Beach State dealing with a trio of Tommy John surgeries

Long Beach State dealing with a trio of Tommy John surgeries

April 18, 2018

Although Tommy John surgery has become almost a routine medical procedure for pitchers in high-level baseball, to have three cases affect a team in the same season is less common. That is what the Long B...

Long Beach State gets late offense to top Loyola Marymount 9-6 in an ugly midweek win

Long Beach State gets late offense to top Loyola Marymount 9-6 in an ugly midweek win

April 18, 2018

Coming off a series win against CSUN last weekend, the Long Beach State Dirtbags came out on top in an ugly, three-hour and 50 minute midweek game against Loyola Marymount Tuesday at Blair Field. The conte...

Women’s and men’s golf place in top two

April 17, 2018

Filed under Men's Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Golf, Women's Sports

Jennifer Yu led the Long Beach State women’s golf team to the Big West Championship Tuesday at Strawberry Farms Golf Club. It’s the second time in school history that Long Beach has claimed the title since its Big West win in 2009. Yu had a dominant performance finishing in first-place and carding a two-under par 69 in her final round of the tournament. The senior had a slow start with back-to-back bogeys, but quickly...

Dan Monson keeps his money in his new restructured contract

Dan Monson keeps his money in his new restructured contract

April 15, 2018

After 11 years at Long Beach State, men’s basketball head coach Dan Monson signed a restructured five-year contract which prioritized incentives for winning and came with a $75,080 pay cut. Under the current ...

Long Beach State women’s tennis outshine conference leaders, UC Davis

Long Beach State women’s tennis outshine conference leaders, UC Davis

April 15, 2018

The Long Beach State women's tennis team earned its third consecutive victory after besting conference leaders UC Davis 4-1 Sunday at the Rhodes Tennis Center. After losing the doubles point, the 49ers (1...

No. 1 Long Beach drops its first match of the year against Hawaii

No. 1 Long Beach drops its first match of the year against Hawaii

April 15, 2018

It took 86 sets and a three-hour battle for the No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to finally suffer its first loss in what has been a historic season. Emotions were high for both sides, but th...