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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...

Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

April 11, 2018

From the moment Sasha Karelov could walk, she knew volleyball would be her future. “[Volleyball] was like thrown onto me,” Karelov said. “As soon as I started running, my mom was like, ‘Let’s...

Long Beach State’s Jacob Hughey throws six innings and drives in three to beat No. 17 UCLA

Long Beach State’s Jacob Hughey throws six innings and drives in three to beat No. 17 UCLA

April 10, 2018

Long Beach State junior Clayton Andrews, a talent on both the mound and as a position player, has won Big West Conference player and pitcher of the week for the Dirtbags this season. On Tuesday against No. 17 UCLA, ...

Local recruits can be a solution for the 49ers’ struggles

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Long Beach is home to many prominent professional athletes and has become a powerhouse city for college scouts to recruit players. Despite Long Beach State being right in the heart of all the talent, it continues to struggle in bringing homegrown student-athletes to play for the city they grew up in. Over head coach Dan Monson’s 11-year career at Long Beach State, he has only recruited four athletes from Long Beach ...

No. 18 LBSU sweeps UC Riverside

No. 18 LBSU sweeps UC Riverside

April 8, 2018

Lauren MacLeod walks onto the plate knowing she is not going to strike out. The senior catcher grips her bat with two outs on the scoreboard and keeps fighting until a 3-2 count in the fifth inning. She co...

Long Beach State offense shut down by UC Irvine in Big West Conference series loss

Long Beach State offense shut down by UC Irvine in Big West Conference series loss

April 8, 2018

The Long Beach State Dirtbags picked an inopportune time to turn in one of its’ worst offensive weekends of the season. The team scored four runs over three games against UC Irvine and shut out 8-0 in g...