While everyone remembers Jerry Tarkanian's glory years in Las Vegas with the Final Fours and the NCAA Championship, it all started in a tiny, hot, campus gym in Long Beach.
Fans showed up to the Gold Mine Gymnasium hours before time and packed the stands all the way up to the top. The temperature and decibel level both rose steadily. It was a tremendous home-court advantage.
Legendary coach and Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian is best known for his amazing run at UNLV from 1973-1992, but he got his start as a Division I head coach at Long Beach State, where he led the 49ers from 1968-1973. LBSU basketball will honor its former coach for the rest of the season with a “Tark” patch, which is being added to the team’s jerseys.
Here is the Tark patch...
It was so typical.
In the waning minutes of Thursday night's Big West Conference game between Long Beach State and Cal Poly, the two opponents traded baskets, back and forth, building the intensity with each change of the lead.
With The Beach down two, Mike Caffey grabbed an offensive rebound and found Tyler Lamb for a three. Then a Caffey jumper made the lead four. And then it disappeared...
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Long Beach State basketball coach Dan Monson has agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
The school announced deal Wednesday.
Monson led the Long Beach State to a 15-17 record last season and is 119-108 in seven seasons with the 49ers, leaving him four victories short of Jerry Tarkanian's school record of 123 victories. Monson's team have won three...
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October 29, 2014
College of Charleston 4, Long Beach State 2
Morgan Phillips' sacrifice fly drove in Ryan Welke with the tiebreaking run in the fourth inning and College of Charleston beat Long Beach State 4-2 Monday to win the Gainesville Regional.
The Cougars (44-17) advanced to the Super Regionals and will next face Texas Tech.
Long Beach State (34-26), which beat North Carolina 12-5 in a condensed...
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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The 2004 Long Beach State baseball team was known as the best team to never make the College World Series. Jered Weaver and Jason Vargas headlined a team that lost in the Super Regional Round, but the Dirtbags were never down for too long.
Four years later, it was a team that was so loaded and so stacked a record 11 were drafted and six would reach the major...
It’s not often that a Division I college baseball player misjudges a routine fly ball.
It’s even rarer when that mistake leads to a way more awesome play.
That’s exactly what happened to Long Beach State right fielder Richard Prigatano in a game against UC Riverside on Sunday.
Prigatano was staked out under a lazy fly ball to right field but misjudged it slightly, causing the...
Long Beach State's Richard Prigatano drops a fly ball pop-up to right but is able to hacky sack kick it up for the put out yesterday. The Dirtbags downed UC Riverside 12-2Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Deontae North is not only a big shot taker. He's a big shot maker.
North was just a freshman at the time on the freshman basketball team at Long Beach Jordan. He was playing in his first game and the Panthers were in a back and forth game with Loyola.
With four seconds left on the clock, the Panthers had the ball underneath their own basket to inbound and needed just a bucket to...
The Philadelphia 76ers have signed guard Casper Ware to a 10-day contract. Since graduating from Long Beach State in 2012, Ware has played in Italy. He spent the 2012-13 season with A.S. Junior Casale and was named MVP of Legadue Basket. This season, Ware played for Virtus Bologna of Lega Basket Serie A.
No, he is not related to Kevin Ware but looks like the Philadelphia 76ers are interested in 5'10'' PG Casper Ware who was recently playing in Italy.Image via: Wikimedia CommonsCasper is an undrafted guard out of Long Beach State back in 2012. Since he went undrafted he signed with A.S. Junior Casale of Italy's Legadue the same year where he was named the Legadue MVP of that season...
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Long Beach State plated two late runs, including Colby Brennerâs run-scoring triple in the ninth inning, to defeat the University of Arizona baseball team, 3-2, in the opening game of a brief two-game series Tuesday night at Hi Corbett Field.
Long Beach State (5-6) squandered a slim 1-0 lead by giving up lone runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but quickly...
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The 18th-ranked Arizona State baseball team could not recover from a seven-run inning and fell to Long Beach State 11-0 on Friday night at Blair Field.
ASU sophomore starter Ryan Burr (0-1) allowed just one base runner through the first two innings but walked the first three batters he faced in the bottom of the third to load the bases with no outs. The Dirtbags...
Tyler Lamb scored 23 points with three assists and four steals as Long Beach State defeated UC Riverside 88-76 on Saturday night.
A.J. Spencer added 17 points and five assists for the 49ers (10-13, 6-3 Big West). Travis Hammonds came off the bench to score 13 points and grab six rebounds.
Long Beach State went 19-8 to start and led 58-48 at the break. The Highlanders kept it close...
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February 09, 2014
Following a disappointing performance on the court, a Long Beach State women's basketball player netted something else Saturday night: a marriage proposal.
The Long Beach Press Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/LqBXaa ) that after a game in which she shot 0 for 3 from the field, Alex Sanchez found herself on the court and her boyfriend on one knee.
Chris Helmage popped the question...
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January 19, 2014
If the preseason polls result in truth and UC Irvine does end up winning the Big West regular season championship, the Anteaters took a giant step in that direction on Thursday night.
UC Irvine's 46-44 win over Long Beach State at the Pyramid spoke volumes. Long Beach State had been unbeaten in their previous 26 home games in conference play. It was a streak that dates back to 2010...
Tyler Lamb scored 29 points in helping Long Beach State come from behind and defeat Montana State University-Billings 82-75 on Saturday.
Lamb shot 9 of 17 from the field and made four 3-pointers while Mike Caffey and A.J. Spencer added 19 points each for Long Beach State, which improved from shooting just 28 percent in the first half to 42 percent at game end.
Long Beach State...
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December 21, 2013
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The last time Tyler Lamb faced USC, he was wearing Bruin blue. On Thursday night he made his debut in black and gold as his 49ers faced the Trojans at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. But the feeling was still the same.
"I've been through a lot with USC," Lamb said. "I've only lost to them once since I've been in college and I want to keep it that way."
His 20 points aided significantly...