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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...

Dons end 49ers’ 4-game win streak

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

December 6, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The third time was not the charm for the Long Beach State men's basketball team Saturday night in San Francisco.After winning its first two overtime games of the young season — one a double overtime thriller — the 49ers fell in double OT, this time to the host Dons, 78-74, at War Memorial Gym.The loss also ends LBSU's four-game win streak. Dior Lowhorn led the way for USF (6-3) as one of five players who score...

Women’s hoops gets back on winning track

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

December 6, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The 49er women's basketball team snapped its three-game losing streak with a nail-biting 55-54 win over Idaho, Sunday afternoon at Cowan Spectrum in Moscow, Idaho. The game saw seven ties and nine lead changes. The ‘Niners were up, 55-54, with 16 seconds remaining in regulation when the Vandals had possession. Idaho's Rachele Kloke put up a second-chance basket that came after the buzzer had sounded, allowing LBSU to ...

‘Niners ride Waves to 2nd round of NCAAs

‘Niners ride Waves to 2nd round of NCAAs

Daniel Ramirez, Staff writer

December 5, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Long Beach State women's volleyball team finds itself in a familiar place: the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 24th-ranked 49ers left their opening round match-up...

LBSU, Pepperdine to meet at the net in NCAA opener

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

December 2, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

No. 24 Long Beach State 49ers (25-5)• 2008 Big West Conference champion (first outright conference title since 2001)• 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance• All-time NCAA first round record: 13-5*• Best finish: National champion (1989, 1993, 1998)Roundup: The 49ers have not made an NCAA Regional appearance since 2001, having been bounced in the second round the last two seasons. Big West Freshman o...