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Randy Totorp Is Back As Athletic Director At LBCC

Long Beach City College will soon have alum and former champion coach Randy Totorp back running things as the Vikings’ athletic director–again. “You can regurgitate the quotes from the last time,” joked Totorp when interviewed for this story.  Totorp will be entering his third tenure as the LBCC athletic director, having served as interim AD […]

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The562 Welcomes Journalism Students Matt Fields, Spencer Frank to the Team

The562 is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our team, with Matt Fields and Spencer Frank both joining the organization in an internship role. Both Fields and Frank are seniors in the Long Beach State journalism department and will be assisting The562 in various ways over the next few months. Founders […]

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Long Beach City College Athletics Marks Return Date In April

After a year of keeping its student athletes off campus due to COVID-19 concerns, Long Beach City College has marked April 12 as the day the Vikings can return for outdoor conditioning and in-person instruction as part of their athletics classes. “Long Beach City College knows that the physical well-being of athletes is dependent upon […]

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PODCAST: Getting Clearance For Return Of High School Sports

This week on the show we discuss the latest news from the California Department of Public Health and what it’s going to take to get local high school sports up and running this month. 10:30 Interview with Cabrillo baseball coach Phillip Berman 20:00 Interview with USC Football beat writer Chris Trevino

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Long Beach City College Not Playing 2021 SCC Spring Sports

While local high schools celebrate the return of on-campus athletics because of the rapid drop in COVID-19 cases, Long Beach City College and other local junior colleges are commiserating another loss. The presidents of the South Coast Conference Colleges unanimously decided on Thursday to suspend athletic competition for traditional spring sports in 2021. That means […]

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PODCAST: Talking Return Of High School Football With CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod

This week on the show we’re talking to CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod about the latest California Department of Public Health guidelines that clear the way for football, baseball, softball, soccer, water polo, cheerleading, and other outdoor high school sports to return. 01:00 Breaking News 09:30 Interview with Rob Wigod

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COLUMN: Clear Your Schedules, Long Beach

I’m a calendar guy. Being a sportswriter means that nights and weekends are usually pretty full. That’s a problem for a father of two and someone who would like to maintain some semblance of a social life. People don’t usually schedule birthday parties for Tuesday mornings, for example, a time window I’m much more likely […]

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PODCAST: Interview With Wilson Coach C.J. Brewer

This week on the show we’re talking to Wilson cross country, soccer and track coach C.J. Brewer about getting his runners back in action this week and how every student-athlete deals with COVID-19 differently. 01:00 We covered high school sports this week! 11:30 Interview with Wilson coach C.J. Brewer 48:00 Which professional sport would you […]

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Long Beach Adds More Scholarship Athletes During Football Signing Period

While the full Signing Day experience was not in effect due to the coronavirus pandemic, a few Long Beach students were able to join the growing list of athletes in the Class of 2021 who’ve earned college scholarships. While a majority of the athletes signed during the early signing period last November, and were joined […]