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A new dynasty has arrived

A new dynasty has arrived

May 6, 2018

From the very first day of practice this year, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s philosophy was to get one to two percent better every day. I’d say the team still isn’t at its best after win...

Long Beach State breaks two year semi-final curse

Long Beach State breaks two year semi-final curse

May 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Pauley Pavilion went silent, the ball was in play and No. 1 Long Beach State was attempting to end the match for the seventh time in the set. A rally ensued as both teams refused to give i...

No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

April 22, 2018

The last time Long Beach State won a national championship, Michael Jordan finished his second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, Google had just launched its search engine and the very first MP3 player w...

No. 1 Long Beach State sweeps No. 6 Hawaii for Big West Conference title

No. 1 Long Beach State sweeps No. 6 Hawaii for Big West Conference title

April 22, 2018

In what can only be described as redemption, the No. 1 seed Long Beach State men’s volleyball team dismantled the No. 2 seed University of Hawaii Saturday in the Big West tournament championship, pleasing 2,32...

No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

April 8, 2018

The ball would go back and forth over the net multiple times before creating a two-on-one matchup at the net, UC San Diego’s Nathan Thalken against Long Beach State junior outside hitter Kyle Ensing and ...

No. 1 Long Beach State takes down No. 4 UC Irvine in five set thriller

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The No.1 ranked Long Beach men’s volleyball team did something that it hasn’t done all season. On Friday, the 49ers played five sets and were pushed the distance against No. 4 UC Irvine edging the Anteaters in a five set thriller at the Walter Pyramid. Long Beach (20-0, 5-0 Big West) would start the match with a slow and flat energy. The team would struggle to put kills away at the net in the first set, hitting a unim...

No. 1 Long Beach State handle No. 12 CSUN at home

No. 1 Long Beach State handle No. 12 CSUN at home

March 4, 2018

No.1 Long Beach State and No.12 Cal State Northridge went to battle for the second time in three nights on Sunday. Long Beach swept both matches in three sets, extending its win streak to 16. Long ...

Long Beach States TJ DeFalco’s decision to stay at Long Beach

Long Beach States TJ DeFalco’s decision to stay at Long Beach

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Showcase, Sports, Today

After leading the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to a second consecutive Final Four in 2017, it is no surprise that a professional team in Italy came knocking on the doorstep of junior outside h...