Bone-crushing MMA event invades Pyramid

The cringing of several audience members was enough to make the security guards turn around to watch what was happening. Sean “The Destroyer” Loeffler was escorted out of the arena in obvious pain, his broken arm being cradled by the other Saturday night. Returning to the Walter Pyramid for the[Read More…]

Late regulation goal helps ‘Niners tie, 3-3

After an intense and fairly physical match-up, the Long Beach State 49ers tied the University of Oregon Ducks, 3-3, in double overtime Sunday afternoon at George Allen Field. With two minutes remaining in regulation, senior Kim Silos stepped up big and delivered an improbable shot from 30 yards out with[Read More…]

Women’s soccer blanks BYU, 3-0

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team bounced back from Sunday’s 1-0 loss to UNLV in convincing fashion, as they shut out the Brigham Young Cougars, 3-0, Thursday afternoon at George Allen Field. This was the 49ers’ fourth shutout of the year. The Cougars were without senior midfielder Katie Larkin,[Read More…]

Upon further review: Instant replay needed

Today’s technology needs to be taken advantage of in the sports world. I’m a strong believer that referees and umpires can change the outcome of a game. I’m not saying calls are being blown on purpose. I understand that an official might have a bad angle on a play. But[Read More…]

Men’s golf team to play the course in style

First-year men’s golf coach Bill Poutre didn’t take long to make an impact, turning a friendship into an opportunity for Long Beach State.  Poutre and Back 9 USA agreed to a partnership in mid-August to designate the company as the official performance apparel and headwear provider for the 49er players,[Read More…]

MMA returns to the Pyramid

The Beach may slowly become the new home for the Total Fighting Alliance (TFA).  After already hosting TFA 11, the Walter Pyramid will be the venue for TFA 12: “Brawl at the Beach,” as the hard-hitting mixed martial arts (MMA) cage fights return Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. The[Read More…]

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