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49er women top UC Davis on the road

Daily 49er sports staff

February 4, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreThe Long Beach State women's basketball team avenged its loss to UC Davis earlier in the season with a 68-64 victory Thursday night at The Pavilion.The 49ers (5-16, 2-7 Big West Conference) shot 43.3 percent from the field, while the Aggies owned a 41 percent clip.Junior Lauren Sims led the 49ers with a game-high 21 points, while senior Kaiti O'Brien tied her career-high with 18 points. Sophomore LaTorya Barbee also f...

Morris expects to return from ankle injury tonight

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After dropping consecutive games in the Big West Conference to see its conference record fall to 5-2, the Long Beach State men's basketball team showed a lot of heart at UC Irvine.The 49ers (11-9, 6-2 Big West) defeated the Anteaters and held on to first place for at least another few days.They have two more home conference games — tonight and Saturday — before finishing with five of their last six Big West ga...

Beach softball prepares for season opener

Beach softball prepares for season opener

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

February 4, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Long Beach State head coach Kim Sowder has every reason to be excited about 2009.Her 49ers softball team is the run-away favorite to win the Big West Conference title, receiving seven of eight first-pl...

Women’s volleyball confirms two hirings

Women’s volleyball confirms two hirings

Daily 49er sports staff

February 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Long Beach State women's volleyball announced that Erika Chidester and Matt Ulmer have been named as new assistants for the 2009 season."Both Erika and Matt are bright, enthusiastic young people who are...

ESPNU’s BracketBusters to hit The Beach

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Long Beach State's men's basketball team will host Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Walter Pyramid on Feb. 21 as part of ESPNU's BracketBusters. "The ESPNU BracketBusters concept," according to the Big West Conference press release, "named because of the success of teams from these conferences in NCAA Tournament play through the years, provides participating programs with an opportunity to play top non-conference opponents abou...

‘Niners wrap up tournament in 14th

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

The Long Beach State men's golf team started the day tied for 11th but dropped to 14th to wrap up the Arizona Intercollegiate on Tuesday.The 49ers shot 22-over-par in the final round of action to finish at 48-over 900 at the Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson.Pepperdine won the 17-team tournament by three strokes over San Diego State, carding a 3-over 855.LBSU's top finisher, freshman Kevin Roy, ended the tournament in a f...

Kurt Warner can book his ticket for Canton

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

February 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

His Arizona Cardinals may have lost in their first-ever Super Bowl appearance, but quarterback Kurt Warner's chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame are as sure a bet as Larry Fitzgerald's hands.Despite the Cardinals' 27-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Warner did everything he could have to put Arizona in a position to win, so you can't blame him for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's miraculous last-minute dr...

Freshman floor general leads gym rat pack

Freshman floor general leads gym rat pack

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

February 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For most athletes, freshman year is a time of learning how hard they need to work to become competitive in college athletics.Others like Long Beach State men's basketball point guard Casper Ware seem to a...