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The562.org Announces New Staff

As we celebrated February’s two-year anniversary of the562.org’s launching, we had plenty to be happy about. The runaway growth of the website meant we were reaching hundreds of thousands of people each month, and we’d published more than 500 photo galleries and 450 highlight videos, as well as more than 1,000 articles. None of that […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Poly Football Coach Stephen Barbee

This week we’re are talking to Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee about the Jackrabbits, and to Long Beach State athletics director Andy Fee about breaking news from the NCAA. 01:00 California Schools Closing For The Year 09:30 Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee 40:30 NCAA news and interview with LBSU’s Andy Fee

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PODCAST: Previewing The562.org Video Game Tournament For Long Beach High School Students

This week on the podcast we’re are talking about The562.org hosting a video game tournament for Long Beach high school students this weekend. 04:45 ESports Kids Trained For Quarantine Survival 07:00 NFLers Juju Smith-Schuster & John Ross Playing Video Games 12:00 More ESports Tournaments 13:00 Preview For “Smash Bros. Tourney” 14:00 Interview With Tournament Organizer […]

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College Notebook: Eligibility News From LBSU, LBCC

There is big news coming from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA promised to rule on eligibility relief after canceling its spring sports championships earlier this month, and next week the Council Coordination Committee will announce its decision on how to deal with the seniors who had their final season cut short by COVID-19. […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Schools & Sports Cancellations

This week on the podcast we’re updating you on all of the latest news from the Long Beach Unified School District, the CIF State office, the Long Beach State Athletics Department and more.

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Column: Coaches Can Provide Balance Amidst Uncertainty

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mr. Miyagi’s famous quotes from The Karate Kid. Pearls of wisdom like, “It’s okay to lose to an opponent, it’s never okay to lose to fear” or “If the root is strong, the tree will survive” seem more poignant nowadays. Of all the beautiful advice written by Robert Mark Kaman […]

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College Notebook: Long Beach State Basketball Tournament Time

Everything feels different about this Long Beach State Dirtbags season under first-year coach Eric Valenzuela, and that includes raised expectations. Despite winning their fourth consecutive weekend series at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field over Xavier, and moving as high as No. 12 in the national rankings, the Dirtbags (10-5) couldn’t complete the sweep of the […]

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PODCAST: Our Favorite Long Beach Basketball Championships

This week on the show we’re wrapping up Long Beach basketball season by talking about our favorite championship games we’ve covered. We’ll also catch up with some Wilson softball players after their upset win at Lakewood. 03:45 Question O’ The Week: Are the Dirtbags really this good? 12:00 Athletes O’ The Week 16:50 Quote O’ […]