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Salvation Army Moving Ahead With Community Center

At the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Spring Street, the foundations are already in place. Construction of the new Long Beach Red Shield facility has been underway since January, with an aim to provide much-needed resources to the city. The Salvation Army plans to unveil the completed community center next summer, with a full […]

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BREAKING: Long Beach State Athletics Planning October Return

There’s good news today coming from Long Beach State Athletics. Both men’s and women’s basketball teams are meeting with Andy Fee and the athletics director is telling them about initiating a return to activity plan. The first phase will be a two-week quarantine followed by rounds of testing. If all goes well the Beach could […]

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Pandemic Keeping Stars Home And Stopping Transfers

The effects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have been wideranging on sports and the larger world as well. One of the more subtle effects of those changes has been a desire to stay closer to home, with commercial air travel no longer something people can take for granted. The result has been a recent spate […]

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Long Beach State Athletics Weighs Uncertain Future

A university and its athletics department are supposed to help put student athletes in a position to succeed on and off the court. However, the COVID-19 shutdowns and NCAA rulings thereafter are putting schools in position to fail. “I feel there’s a little bit of a rush to decide certain things,” Long Beach State athletic […]

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Nominate Your Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade

The COVID-19 shutdowns have stolen so much joy from everyone. The sports community of Long Beach felt that the most this summer when fields and courts across the city were left unused. For the last decade, we have provided in-depth coverage of the incredible achievements of the elite Long Beach youth sports teams. We respect […]

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PODCAST: The LB Fee Show Returns For 4th Season!

The LB Fee Show is back and we’re talking to Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee about fall sports postponement, NCAA eligibility relief, student athletes coming back to campus, COVID-19 testing amidst basketball season restarting and much more! S4E58 – What’d I Miss With Andy Fee; A Summer Wrap Up by lbsuathletics The LB […]

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Feature: Travon Free’s Long and Winding Golden Road

There were two Long Beach State basketball alumni in the news last week, for wildly disparate reasons. James Ennis III was making headlines for reasons you might expect from the program’s alums: he’s in the NBA bubble trying to help the Orlando Magic to an upset of the Milwaukee Bucks (Ennis was also ejected from […]

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Hall of Fame Hoops Coach Lute Olson Passes Away

Legendary college basketball coach Lute Olson passed away Thursday evening at the age of 85 after a brief stay in hospice care. Olson built the University of Arizona into a national power and won the Wildcats’ only national championship. He’s won of only five NCAA men’s basketball coaches with 20 20-win seasons. The 2002 Naismith […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Basketball Players In “Mini Bubble”

On this episode we’re talking about how Long Beach State basketball players are back in the city but keeping to themselves in preparation for a possible return to the court this year. 02:00 We’ve Got Good News! 11:00 Interview with Long Beach State Athletic Director Andy Fee 48:00 Speech & Debate: Fantasy Sports & Betting […]

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Oral History: Covering Long Beach At 2012 London Olympics

It was a true team effort when The Grunion covered the 2012 London Summer Olympics and all 32 athletes and coaches who had ties to Long Beach. Long Beach State’s Misty May-Treanor and Long Beach Poly’s Bryshon Nellum were two of the headliners, and the small but significant stories that Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler […]