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Long Beach Hosting AVP Event Next Month

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) announced yesterday that it will host a three-week event in Long Beach to replace its suspended regular season. The AVP Champions Cup Series will be played on three consecutive weekends July 18 – August 2 on sand courts in the Long Beach Sports Arena parking lot. No fans will […]

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Long Beach Poly Volleyball Coach Steps Down

Longtime Long Beach Poly girls’ volleyball coach Leland McGrath confirmed he is stepping down as coach of the Jackrabbits after 13 years. McGrath’s Jackrabbits won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship in 2010 and won six Moore League championships. He leaves a Poly team that is absolutely packed with talent next year, headlined by […]

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NFHS Offers Guidelines for Return of High School Sports

As the current school year comes to a close, attention has already begun to shift towards the fall, and whether high school sports can safely return across the country. On May 15, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” in an effort […]

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Writing The Story of 2020’s Missing League, CIF Championships

With this week’s scheduled CIF Southern Section championships canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will officially be a blank line across the record books. Before we close the book on 2019-20, we wanted to take a look at a few of the league and CIF-SS/State championships we expected to be covering this May–just because […]

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LBUSD Closed For Summer, Evaluating 2020-21 Sports Plans

The Long Beach Unified School District announced last week that in-person graduation ceremonies are officially off for the class of 2020, and that summer school and other programs will not take place on physical campuses this summer, with a few limited exceptions. There had been some hope of a delayed in-person graduation ceremony, but with […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach State’s Andy Fee & Alan Knipe Talk #SaveOurSports

The latest episode of the LB Fee Show features an important conversation with Long Beach State’s Andy Fee and Alan Knipe about #SaveOurSports and how the Beach will be affected. Knipe also talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing his sport and what is coming next for men’s volleyball.

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NCAA Considering Cuts To Non-Revenue Sports

Obviously the last month has been chock-full of budget meetings and brainstorm sessions for universities and colleges around the world in an effort to survive the COVID-19 shutdowns. There are still too many unanswered questions to move forward with any certainty, but that didn’t stop five NCAA power conference commissioners from asking the council to […]

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Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball Signs Top National Class

Photo courtesy Long Beach State The future is bright for the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team, which just signed the best recruiting class of any program in the nation according to VolleyballMag.com. “It’s an incredibly talented group with a lot of volleyball IQ and experience,” said LBSU coach Alan Knipe. “We pretty much cover […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Long Beach State’s Andy Fee & Mauricio Ingrassia

This week on the podcast Mike and JJ talk to Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee and soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia about how the Beach is adjusting to all of the recent NCAA proposals and changes. 03:30 Interview With Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee 07:00 Interview With Long Beach Soccer Coach Mauricio […]

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Misty May-Treanor Departs LBCC, Tyler Jackson Appointed Interim Coach

Volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor is stepping away from Long Beach City College after four years as the Vikings’ Director of Volleyball and head women’s and beach coach. “Every challenge Misty has had in life she has met and excelled,” said Interim Athletics Director Bill Husak in a statement.  “She was a champion indoor and beach […]