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Long Beach State PG Caffey starting to find his leadership voice

Mike Caffey was only seven years old when those around him started to realize he was going to be a point guard. His obsession with basketball already had started. It started way back when he used to climb the bleachers in diapers while watching his older brother play. The obsession continued as he grew into a young child, constantly bouncing a basketball all around the house, one...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LSU women fall at Long Beach State, 59-44

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sheila Boykin put together her second straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds playing in-front of her hometown crowd, but the LSU women's basketball team dropped a 59-44 decision to Long Beach State Tuesday at Walter Pyramid....
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
7 days ago

College basketball: Wallace, Kravish lead Cal past Princeton

Saint Mary's snaps Creighton's 24-game home winning streak; Cal women upset by Long Beach State
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
10 days ago

Long Beach St women edge No. 18 California in 58-56 OT upset

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Devin Hudson scored 14 points, hauled in 12 rebounds and sank the game-winning bucket in overtime Saturday to lift Long Beach State to a 58-56 upset win in overtime over No. 18 California. Long Beach State (8-1) used a 21-0 run midway through the first period to build a lead that California (7-2) whittled down in the second half. The Bears forced overtime...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Beach St. fends off San Francisco St. 74-64

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Mike Caffey scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half, including a pair of big 3-pointers late in the game as Long Beach State defeated San Francisco State 74-64 on Saturday night. The 49ers even their record at 1-1. The game was an exhibition for Division II San Francisco State. The Gators were rallying late in the game, closing to 64-60 after an 8-2...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Regionals: Big West baseball roundup Day 4

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...
Via Fox Sports West
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for June 2, 2014

All Times Eastern College Baseball NCAA Tournament Regionals Gainesville Regional, Gainesville, FL Long Beach State vs. North Carolina — ESPN3, noon College of Charleston vs. Long Beach State or North Carolina — ESPN3, 3:30 p.m. Tallahassee Regional, Tallahassee, FL Alabama vs. Kennesaw State — ESPN3, noon Oxford Regional, Oxford, MS Mississippi vs. Washington — ESPN3, 3...
Via Awful Announcing
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirtbags back in tourney, looking for first CWS title

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...
Via Fox Sports West
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

College Outfielder Makes Crazy Kick Catch On Routine Fly Ball (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Dirtbag Richard Prigatano drop a fly ball but then make a kick save & a beauty for the out

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
Via Bob's Blitz
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Corona Centennial phenom Deontae North signs with Long Beach State

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...
Via Fox Sports West
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Sixers eyeing Casper Ware

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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Long Beach State slips past Arizona baseball

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Long Beach State plated two late runs, including Colby Brenner’s 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU baseball routed by Long Beach State

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Long Beach State over UC Riverside 88-76

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

After loss, Long Beach hoopster nets proposal

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI providing a shift in Big West

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...
Via Fox Sports West
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Long Beach St outlasts MSU-Billings 82-75

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Lamb goes beast mode in Long Beach State debut

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...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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