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History of Yankee Stadium felt by generations

Abbey Mastracco, Staff writer

September 21, 2008

Filed under Sports

Three years ago, I sat in Yankee Stadium and said to myself, "This is where Babe Ruth played." The history and tradition of the legendary ballpark was not at all lost on me. And it will never be lost, but as the final out was recorded Sunday night in the Bronx, a little piece of every sports fan's heart was.Yes, teams move all of the time. But this isn't the same as the late 90's/early 2000's trend of moving to state-of-the-...

Santa Clara returns favor, sweeps LBSU for split

Santa Clara returns favor, sweeps LBSU for split

September 20, 2008

The Long Beach State women's volleyball team dropped the second match of a back-to-back against the Santa Clara Broncos, who returned the sweep Saturday night.The Broncos defeated the 49ers 25-18, 25-23, ...

Water polo’s 5th place tournament finish headlines Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

September 20, 2008

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

Men's water poloLBSU posts 3-1 mark over weekendNo. 8 Long Beach State (5-4) upset No. 6 Loyola Marymount, 7-6, to finish in fifth place at the NorCal Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The 'Niners outscored the Lions, 4-1, in the second half to edge LMU. Jake Kinne, Justin Koeppen and Ash Blythen each scored two goals to pace LBSU. The 49ers won a 15-11 shootout with No. 5 Pepperdine (5-3) early Sunday morning. Senior Jake K...

Water polo’s 2-1 mark in tournament headlines Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

September 20, 2008

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

Men's water poloLBSU posts 2-1 mark over weekendNo. 8 Long Beach State (4-4) won a 15-11 shootout with No. 5 Pepperdine (5-3) in the second day of the NorCal Tournament on Sunday. Senior Jake Kinne powered the offense with four goals and Kevin vanHaaster chipped in three goals. The 49ers split a pair of matches against No. 9 UC San Diego and No. 1 California in the first day of the tournament on Saturday. The 49ers were le...

LBSU takes round one of two-game set

LBSU takes round one of two-game set

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

September 19, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

After a road trip that included seven matches in Florida and Massachusetts, the 49ers showed no signs of jetlag in their return to the Walter Pyramid on Friday night. Long Beach State defeated visiting Santa...

Ready to rumble at The Beach

Ready to rumble at The Beach

Rolando Rodriguez, Contributing writer

September 16, 2008

Filed under Sports

Blood will be shed, smeared and splattered all over the Walter Pyramid this Sunday as DG Boxing brings two rings and over 50 amateur champions to The Beach.The event will feature a plethora of established...

LBSU unhappy with rule change in women’s college volleyball

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

September 16, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Women's volleyball has been in a state of flux this decade. The drama began with the monumental decision to shift the way the game was scored back in 2001. The NCAA facilitated the change from side-out scoring, where only the team who had the serve could score, and rally scoring where any point counts. Drastically changing the way the game is scored means the way it's played and a team's strengths and weaknesses are affected a...

Grit of LBSU soccer put to test

Grit of LBSU soccer put to test

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 15, 2008

Filed under Sports

The game appeared to be all but over.Then Kim Silos' shot with her opposite foot injected life back into the Long Beach State women's soccer team, and provided the final goal of Sunday's 3-3 tie.Doing ...