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LBSU men alone atop Big West

LBSU men alone atop Big West

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the first time in nine years, the Long Beach State men's basketball team has won its first three Big West Conference games.The 49ers went on the road and defeated the University of Pacific Tigers, 74-66,...

Beach women to host Pacific in Big West home opener

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 6, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In an initiative to increase awareness and attendance at women's college basketball games thoughout the country, Long Beach State will participate in the NCAA Pack the House Challenge on Thursday.The 49ers (3-10, 0-2 Big West Conference) will host the Pacific Tigers (7-6, 1-0 Big West) at the Walter Pyramid. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.Each school selects a designated game for the challenge and one member from each conference ...

Late first-half barrage keys 70-57 victory over Cal Poly

Late first-half barrage keys 70-57 victory over Cal Poly

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

January 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's basketball team used a 14-0 run in last two minutes of the first half to put away the Cal Poly Mustangs for good, 70-57, at the Walter Pyramid on Sunday.The 49ers (7-7, 2-0 Big ...

Men’s volleyball defeats Alberta for exhibition split

Men’s volleyball defeats Alberta for exhibition split

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Head coach Alan Knipe and the Long Beach State men's volleyball team made the proper adjustments against Alberta on Saturday night.After being swept by Canada's defending national champions the previous n...

‘Niners too much for Gauchos at the Pyramid

‘Niners too much for Gauchos at the Pyramid

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

January 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In his first career Big West Conference game, Long Beach State freshman point guard Casper Ware looked like a veteran Friday night.Ware torched the Gauchos for 21 points as LBSU (6-7, 1-0 Big West) beat...

Losses, season-ending injuries mount for LBSU women

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 2, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Head coach Mary Hegarty may have lost more than the Big West Conference opener Friday night.Long Beach State was routed, 66-48, by host UC Santa Barbara at The Thunderdome.Junior transfer Whitney Fields notched her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds, in addition to four steals, to pace the ‘Niners (3-9, 0-1 Big West). Junior guard Lauren Sims added 10 points and was the only other 49er to...

Mistakes doom men’s volleyball against top-ranked Canadian team

Mistakes doom men’s volleyball against top-ranked Canadian team

January 1, 2009

The defending Canadian national champions gave the Long Beach State men's volleyball team a quick season-opening loss Friday afternoon.The Alberta Golden Bears defeated the 49ers 30-24, 30-24, 30-27 i...

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

December 30, 2008

For a while, it looked like head coach Dan Monson and the Long Beach State men's basketball team was going to enter its Big West Conference schedule with a winning record.The 49ers (5-7) dropped an 86-...