Forever enshrined

Don Bailey (1971-2007) retired from the Long Beach State athletic department after 36 years, including 34 as head athletic trainer. Starting in the late ‘70s, he started working with U.S. Olympic teams, including being named the head athletic trainer in 1990 for the men’s water polo teams at the 1996,[Read More…]

Women’s basketball fills coaching position

Jackie Zink said her strongest asset is her determination, but the one quality that could help the 49ers contend for a Big West title, however, is her experience. Zink was hired as a new women’s basketball assistant coach to fill a position left vacant by Jason Flowers, who accepted an[Read More…]

Fighters brawl in octagon at the Pyramid

Bobby “King” Green was so exhausted after his fight that he couldn’t recall any of it, but knew he at least lived up to his nickname and had a new championship belt to prove it. Presented by Todd Meacham and Richard Rasmussen Promotions, “Total Fighting Alliance 11: Pounding at the[Read More…]

Longoria wins vote for final AL All-Star spot

Tampa Bay Rays rookie third baseman Evan Longoria’s storybook season just added a new chapter. Now, he better cancel whatever plans he may have had next week.  The former Long Beach State standout edged out four other candidates to be named to his first American League All-Star team, announced[Read More…]

The NBA: Where money-hungry ownership happens

After 41 years in Seattle, the Supersonics are no more. On July 2, the city and the Sonics reached a $75 million settlement that terminated the two years remaining on the lease in Seattle and allowed the team to relocate to Oklahoma City.  Sonics owner Clay Bennett purchased the team[Read More…]

Women’s basketball team adds coach

The Long Beach State women’s basketball team will have a new face on the bench this season.   Assistant coach Jackie Zink will join head coach Mary Hegarty’s staff and fill the vacancy left by Jason Flowers, who accepted an assistant job at UC Riverside.   “I’m very excited about[Read More…]

Longoria holds lead in final AL All-Star ballot vote

Tampa Bay Rays rookie third baseman Evan Longoria wasn’t on the radar when Major League Baseball released its initial All-Star fan ballots this season. In fact, he wasn’t even in the Majors. Now, according to, the former Long Beach State Dirtbag leads the voting as of July 9 after[Read More…]

NFL player brings pro football to the Beach

  Long Beach State might not be a football hotbed, but that did not stop Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart from selecting the campus to host his summer camp at the Jack Rose Track. The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner, who led the USC Trojans to two national championships, was on[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…]

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