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 »

Misty May-Treaner to leave Long Beach State for USC

Daniel Astle, Assistant Sports Editor
September 6, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

Misty May-Treanor announced her departure from the Long Beach State sand volleyball program Tuesday to go to Southern California. The three-time Olympic gold medalist was a volunteer assistant coach for the team, and she will assume the same position at USC. May-Treanor told LBSU that she was leaving... Read more »

‘Niner Notes: Eileen Maes named to weekly honor roll

Staff reports
September 3, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball

Women’s soccer players earn weekly honors Long Beach State women’s soccer players Eileen Maes and Mimi Rangel were recognized and awarded for their roles Sunday in the 49ers’ 3-2 final minute win against No. 23 Texas Tech. CollegeSoccer360.com named senior midfielder Maes to... Read more »

Vic Cegles talks start of new year, new seasons

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
August 28, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports News

Long Beach State athletics director sat down with the Daily 49er to talk about the upcoming fall seasons, projects the athletics department is working on, and the change in administration. Q: Which team are you especially excited to see this year? Cegles: That’s... Read more »

Blair Field renovations aimed to begin in 2015

Blair Field renovations aimed to begin in 2015

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
August 27, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports News

The long-awaited renovations to Blair Field could be about 15 months away from starting, according to Long Beach State Athletics Director Vic Cegles. Cegles said the end of the 2015 Dirtbags season is the target for the start of the project, and that about $16 million still needs to be raised to fund... Read more »