Practice Win Repeat

Practice Win Repeat

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The No. 24 Long Beach State women’s volleyball team will begin the second half of the Big West Conference the way they started the first – on the road. But this time, they’re 8-0. “It’s a long season left,” head coach Brian Gimmillaro said. “There’s a lot of volleyball left, and it’s... Read more »

One big weekend in store for The Beach

One big weekend in store for The Beach

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team will take its five-game winning streak into matchups with two of the top teams in the country. They face No. 2 Stanford on Saturday and No. 4 California on the road on Sunday. It will be the only visit to Palo Alto or Berkeley this season for LBSU (15-3,... Read more »

Final Big West run

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 30, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

With a spot secured in the Big West Conference Tournament, the Long Beach State women’s soccer team will head to UC Riverside on Sunday for the final game of the regular season. The 49ers (8-5-5, 4-1-2) are in the middle of an extended break after defeating Cal State Northridge during their final... Read more »

Stepping into the forefront

Stepping into the forefront

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
October 28, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

It was a Friday night home game against University of San Diego two years ago. The Long Beach State women’s soccer team took the field without one of their experienced, senior defenders who had suffered a concussion the game before. Instead, a nearly 6-foot, blonde-haired freshman was inserted into... Read more »

NBA season begins without all-stars

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 28, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase

The NBA season just started, but star players already have several significant injuries that will undoubtedly impact how their team’s season will play out. Some teams are better equipped to handle the loss of a star player. However, for most, it means that any hope of winning is crushed before the... Read more »

Fun for fans, disappointing for team

Fun for fans, disappointing for team

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
October 28, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase

With seven seconds left on the clock, senior standout point guard Mike Caffey hit the buzzer-beater for Team Gold’s 80-78 victory. This was after Team Black saw its 11-point deficit shrink to none when transfer... Read more »

Brazil native embraces American style

Brazil native embraces American style

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase

Growing up in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, senior center Ricardo Guimaraes lived and breathed the sport of water polo. For his entire life, he was used to one brand of water polo: the Brazilian style. Guimaraes... Read more »

The making of Big West Champions

The making of Big West Champions

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 28, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

Mauricio Ingrassia inherited a Long Beach State women’s soccer program that had endured a six-year period of defeat after its reinstatement in 1998. With a track record for success, Ingrassia took the challenge... Read more »