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No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

April 8, 2018

The ball would go back and forth over the net multiple times before creating a two-on-one matchup at the net, UC San Diego’s Nathan Thalken against Long Beach State junior outside hitter Kyle Ensing and ...

Softball pitcher Cielo Meza is on fire in her first full season for Long Beach

Softball pitcher Cielo Meza is on fire in her first full season for Long Beach

April 4, 2018

Updated on April 5, 2018 at 3:20 p.m. After being limited to the outfield in her youth softball career, Cielo Meza decided to try out pitching after being advised by her coaches. Meza found that through a lot of hard work and a bit of natural talent, being a pitcher was a perfec...

Same story, different day for the men’s basketball team

Same story, different day for the men’s basketball team

April 3, 2018

Change is a natural part of life — and while sometimes it can be difficult, most of the time it is necessary. In Dan Monson’s 11-year tenure at Long Beach State, he has taken the men’s basketball team to only one NCAA tournament all the way back in 2012. This year, the 49ers...

LBSU head coach Dan Monson signs 5-year contract extension

LBSU head coach Dan Monson signs 5-year contract extension

April 1, 2018

Updated: April 2, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee announced Thursday that men’s basketball head coach Dan Monson signed a five-year contract extension. “Coach Monson is committed to returning ou...

No. 1 Long Beach State takes down No. 4 UC Irvine in five set thriller

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

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

The No.1 ranked Long Beach men’s volleyball team did something that it hasn’t done all season. On Friday, the 49ers played five sets and were pushed the distance against No. 4 UC Irvine edging the Anteaters in a five set thriller at the Walter Pyramid. Long Beach (20-0, 5-0 Big West) would start the match with a slow and flat energy. The team would struggle to put kills away at the net in the first set, hitting a unim...

No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball assistant moving up the ranks

No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball assistant moving up the ranks

April 1, 2018

While the campus at Long Beach State has been quiet for spring break, the No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team made some noise of its own. On Wednesday, the men’s volleyball program promoted a...

Gabe Levin makes his return to the court this weekend

Gabe Levin makes his return to the court this weekend

Kevin Colindres, Assistant Sports Editor

March 30, 2018

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

Gabe Levin’s final collegiate career game ended with a missed tipped shot that sent the Long Beach State men’s basketball team home as a first round exit, but now he will be able to play one more g...

Long Beach State clinches series against Cal State Fullerton with 3-1 win in the rubber match

Long Beach State clinches series against Cal State Fullerton with 3-1 win in the rubber match

March 25, 2018

After Cal State Fullerton evened its non-conference series against Long Beach State Saturday, head coach Rick Vanderhook couldn’t help but acknowledge the Dirtbags’ scheduled pitcher for game three,...