Meet Long Beach State’s NCAA track & field championship qualifiers

Meet Long Beach State’s NCAA track & field championship qualifiers

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
June 12, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Showcase, Sports, Sports News

National championships — words that have crept into the veins of every competitive college athlete, a goal sought by the most elite, stirring up the greatest determination, and sometimes pain from overexertion of the body or joy from milestone victories. There aren’t many things in life that can... Read more »

Dreams are closer for the four Dirtbags picked up by the MLB

Dreams are closer for the four Dirtbags picked up by the MLB

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
June 12, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports News

For the second consecutive year, four Dirtbags were drafted to the MLB. Pitcher Andrew Rohrbach was the only Dirtbag drafted on the second day, chosen by the Colorado Rockies as a ninth round pick. The Rockies also selected right fielder Richard Prigatano in the eleventh round. Third baseman Michael... Read more »

Dan Monson, men’s basketball coaches highest paid in Big West by large margin

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
April 30, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports News

Monson has the highest base annual salary of non-football coaches in California Big West schools.

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Long Beach State head coaches among highest paid in Big West

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
April 30, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News

Long Beach State head coaches are paid an average of about $12,000 more per year than their Big West Conference colleagues. According to documents obtained by the Daily 49er, head coaches at LBSU earned an average base salary of $109,507 in the most recent year of their contracts. By comparison, head... Read more »

Former Athletics Director Dave O’Brien dies at 57

Former Athletics Director Dave O’Brien dies at 57

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
March 3, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News

Former Long Beach State Athletics Director Dave O’Brien died Saturday, losing a battle with cancer at the age of 57. O’Brien, served as athletics director from 1991-1996. During his time at the helm, the men’s basketball team made two NCAA tournament appearances, the baseball team made two College... Read more »

Tulowitzki’s donation announcement headlines Long Beach State Hall of Fame dinner

Tulowitzki’s donation announcement headlines Long Beach State Hall of Fame dinner

Daniel Astle, Assistant Sports Editor
November 12, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports

Nine of Long Beach State’s many prominent former sports figures gathered at the Long Beach Convention Center Tuesday night to be inducted into LBSU’s biannual athletic Hall of Fame. The most widely known names honored included former men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg, the late former NFL... Read more »

Former LBSU water polo coach Ken Lindgren dies

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
October 13, 2013
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

Long Beach State water polo icon Ken Lindgren, who was the 49ers’ men’s water polo coach from 1975 to 1998, died Friday of a heart attack, according to LBSU Athletics. Lindgren played at The Beach in 1959 before starting a lengthy coaching career that included numerous stints with Team USA. He... Read more »

‘Tark the Shark’ enters basketball Hall of Fame

‘Tark the Shark’ enters basketball Hall of Fame

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
September 9, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports News

Armed with a walker, a creaky voice and decades of coaching experience, former Long Beach State men’s basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian walked to the center of the stage at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. in front of a standing ovation. Tarkanian, who is now 83... Read more »