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Results starting to show in Year 2 under Monson

Results starting to show in Year 2 under Monson

Abbey Mastracco, Staff writer

December 9, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

When Dan Monson took over for Larry Reynolds as the men's basketball coach last season, he knew he wasn't getting himself in over his head.To many, the opportunity wasn't particularly tempting. A team that ha...

LBSU hits the road for two

LBSU hits the road for two

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

December 9, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's basketball team travels to Ogden, Utah for a game tonight with the Weber State Wildcats (2-4). The game is a rematch of LBSU's dramatic, come-from-behind Homecoming win on Nov. 22...

Looking for a leader: Senior steps into role

Looking for a leader: Senior steps into role

Matt Moreno, Contributing writer

December 9, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

With an injury keeping senior Karina Figueroa out of the 49ers lineup, fellow senior Kaiti O'Brien has been thrust into the role of experienced leader for a young Long Beach State women's basketball te...

No glaring questions for women’s volleyball future

No glaring questions for women’s volleyball future

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 8, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

PALO ALTO, Calif. — With outside hitter Quincy Verdin, setter Nicole Vargas and libero Iris Murray ending their Long Beach State careers, the attention shifts to their replacements.Luckily for head coach...

BCS stands for Broken Computer System – again

BCS stands for Broken Computer System – again

December 8, 2008

All the Bowl Championship Series apologists will tell you that they got it right.No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 Florida will clash for the national championship in Miami, Fla. on Jan. 8, but skeptics wonder if thes...

Senior captures second straight conference honor

Senior captures second straight conference honor

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

December 8, 2008

Filed under Sports

Senior Donovan Morris was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday.The senior averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in the 49ers' 80-61 home win over Pepperdine and...

MLB’s playoff format needs to include best teams

Inbal Gvili, Contributing writer

December 8, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

After his team didn't make it into the postseason after qualifying 12 years in a row, Hank Steinbrenner, co-chairman of the New York Yankees, issued a statement badmouthing the postseason qualification format. He was specifically upset that the Los Angeles Dodgers made it in with an 84-78 record, but the Yankees didn't with an 89-73 record. The Yankees are in the American League East, along with Tampa Bay, Boston, Baltim...

49ers see red in 2nd round NCAA loss at Stanford

49ers see red in 2nd round NCAA loss at Stanford

December 6, 2008

VIDEO: Match highlightsVIDEO: Final points of the matchVIDEO: Long Beach State press conferencePALO ALTO, Calif. — The explosiveness and raw power was too much to contain. The leaping ability was too g...