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A new dynasty has arrived

A new dynasty has arrived

May 6, 2018

From the very first day of practice this year, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s philosophy was to get one to two percent better every day. I’d say the team still isn’t at its best after win...

Long Beach State men’s volleyball wins 2018 NCAA Championship

Long Beach State men’s volleyball wins 2018 NCAA Championship

May 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Fans rushed the court as the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team embraced each other, some with tears of joy streaming down their faces. “It means the world to us,” junior oppos...

Long Beach State breaks two year semi-final curse

Long Beach State breaks two year semi-final curse

May 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Pauley Pavilion went silent, the ball was in play and No. 1 Long Beach State was attempting to end the match for the seventh time in the set. A rally ensued as both teams refused to give i...

Long Beach State senior has one last shot at title

Long Beach State senior has one last shot at title

May 2, 2018

In front of a Walter Pyramid crowd of over 2,200, Long Beach State senior outside hitter Bjarne Huus would rise up and unleash a 60 mph rocket from his right arm. The serve would dive down the left sideline, landing j...

Beach volleyball gets snubbed from NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Beach Volleyball, Commentary, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

Rachel Nieto wiped her tears and Emma Kirst composed herself before the pair went back out onto the court to face Hawaii. They had to finish their game with the news that the team would not move on to the NCAA Championship. Hawaii celebrated on the other side, as Long Beach’s beach volleyball team’s season came to an end. For a team that never dropped below the seventh spot in the nation, it was baffling that the team di...

Alan Knipe receives five year contract extension

Alan Knipe receives five year contract extension

April 30, 2018

The No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball head coach Alan Knipe will continue to coach the 49ers after signing a contract extension through the 2023 season. It was announced Monday by Athletic Director Andy Fee....

International athletes are part of LBSU’s success

International athletes are part of LBSU’s success

April 30, 2018

A recent trend among some of the successful sports teams at Long Beach State is the recruitment of international athletes. They travel thousands of miles to devote multiple years of work to a program, whi...

Softball Senior Day proposal brushes away Cal Poly win

Softball Senior Day proposal brushes away Cal Poly win

April 29, 2018

After the No. 17 Long Beach State softball team fell to Cal Poly on Senior Day, Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” reverberated from the speakers of the LBSU Softball Complex. Standing on the pitcher’s mou...