Men’s Sports

49er volleyball maintains No. 22 national rank

No. 1 Penn State (9-0) No. 2 Nebraska (8-0) No. 3 Texas (5-1) No. 4 UCLA (6-1) No. 5 Southern California (4-2) No. 6 Stanford (7-2) No. 7 Hawaii (7-2) No. 8 Minnesota (8-1) No. 9 California (7-1) No. 10 Washington (7-1) No. 11 Florida (6-1) No. 12 Oregon (10-1)[Read More…]

Sports Picks features soccer player of the week honor

Women’s soccer Sophomore nets conference honor Long Beach State midfielder Lindsay Bullock was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Bullock tallied two goals and an assist to help lead the 49ers to a 3-0 win over Brigham Young before Sunday’s 3-3 tie against the University[Read More…]

Baseball helped heal nation on Sept. 11

Think back to the day before 9/11 and the word “normalcy” might refresh your memory. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Pres. George W. Bush constantly used the word in press conferences. Major League Baseball helped the U.S. — New York, in particular — take that first step toward[Read More…]

Ex-Dirtbag Longoria shines in return home

ANAHEIM — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman and former Long Beach State star Evan Longoria returned home to Southern California with a bang, much to the dismay of the Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff. Longoria’s meteoric rise from high school player to big league phenom is quite a story. From[Read More…]

Dirtbags win Big West, to host NCAA regional

For a second consecutive season, Long Beach State fans won’t have to travel far to watch their baseball team play in the NCAA Regionals.  The Road to Omaha begins at Blair Field, as the Big West Conference co-champions and No. 1-seeded Dirtbags (37-19) will host No. 2 San Diego (41-15),[Read More…]

Ex-Dirtbag looks to make major leap

 In the last few years, ex-Dirtbags have burst onto the Major League scene like never before. Jered Weaver, Troy Tulowitzki and Evan Longoria have all made an immediate impact, paving the way for current Long Beach State stars to make the jump themselves.  Andrew Liebel is one such star. Converted[Read More…]

Pair of losses end Dirtbags’ regional run

For a second consecutive season, the Dirtbags hosted an NCAA Regional, and for a second consecutive season, Blair Field is where their season ended. On the brink of elimination, the No. 2-seeded Toreros prevailed, as lefty Ricardo Pecina’s stellar outing pitched San Diego to a 5-1 win over No. 1-seeded[Read More…]

49er track duo helps Team USA dominate

Long Beach State track and field members Chris Richardson and John Tremidara contributed to the dominance of Team USA in the 2006 North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Track and Field Championships, at the Pan-American Stadium, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic last weekend. Richardson, the All-American and 2006 Big[Read More…]


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