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Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Back To Practice

Just like the women’s team before them on Monday, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team was cleared to return to practice today. The Beach had three false-positive COVID-19 antigen tests on Friday, but received the necessary negative PCR results today to avoid a second shutdown this season. The first one came in December when […]

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Long Beach State Women’s Basketball Returns To Practice

That sound you heard today was a collective sigh of relief. The Long Beach State women’s basketball program was back on the Walter Pyramid court today for practice just three days after having their historic season was put on pause. The Beach (7-1, 6-0) had a positive COVID-19 test come back on Friday from someone […]

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OBITUARY FEATURE: James Hardy, Long Beach Legend

Story by Earl Williams NOTE: Earl Williams is a longtime sportswriter who worked at the Press-Telegram during its glory years under editor Jim McCormack. He’s provided an expanded obituary on Long Beach hoops legend James Hardy–thank you to Earl and to Jim for making the connection. Click here to read our obituary from last week. […]

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BREAKING: Long Beach State Basketball On Pause, Spring Sports Coming Back

It’s been a very busy day full of breaking news and changing schedules for Long Beach State. First, the Big West Conference Board of Directors voted to restart competition for sports other than men’s and women’s basketball. However, the Beach also had positive COVID-19 tests come back that have now put both basketball programs on […]

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FEATURE: LBSU’s Isaiah Washington A Big Name With Big Game

Rule changes, the transfer portal and social media have helped NCAA basketball players become the authors of their own stories, and Isaiah Washington is one of the most prolific in the nation. Washington garnered attention with his natural feel for the game and flair for the dramatic while growing up in Harlem. The 6’1” point […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Long Beach State Basketball’s Justina King

This week on the show we’re talking about how the Long Beach State basketball programs are overcoming unique obstacles this season. We also catch up with junior guard Justina King who explains why the Beach is 6-0 in the Big West Conference. 01:00 What’s new with Long Beach State basketball? 06:30 Interview with LBSU junior […]

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Obituary: Jordan Hoops Legend James Hardy Passes Away

IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Former NBA player James Hardy, one of the best athletes to ever come out of Jordan High, passed away in late December of a heart attack. Hardy, who was 64, was from Knoxville, Alabama but came to Long Beach with his parents as a child as part of the […]

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Long Beach State Women’s Basketball Extends Winning Streak

Long Beach State women’s basketball survived a late scare and stayed undefeated in Big West Conference action by beating Cal State Fullerton 66-64 on Saturday at Walter Pyramid. LBSU (7-1, 6-0) sits atop the Big West standings and is off to its best start since the 2005-06 season. Fullerton (0-7, 0-4) bounced back from a […]

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Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Loses In Overtime

Saturday’s second game in as many days between Long Beach State men’s basketball and Cal State Fullerton looked a lot like Friday’s game with one big difference. Just like Friday, LBSU took an early lead on Saturday thanks to hot shooting and strong defense. And just like Friday, Fullerton came all the way back in […]