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COLUMN: Two Americas, Two Long Beaches, Two Pandemics

There is one COVID-19, but there are two COVID-19 pandemics. One is the pandemic I see discussed endlessly on Twitter and Facebook and in newspapers and on television. It’s the pandemic that’s being experienced by middle class Americans and white collar employees. They’re working from home, they’re (understandably) upset and emotional at the things they’ve […]

Basketball COVID-19 Long Beach State Podcast

PODCAST: Long Beach State Basketball Schedules Released

On this episode Long Beach State athletics director Andy Fee talks about how he worked with the City Of Long Beach to get his basketball teams back on the court together, what the non-conference schedules look like for both teams and much more. S4E63 – Basketball! It’s Really Happening! by lbsuathletics No guest today as […]

COVID-19 Long Beach State Obituary

Obituary: Long Beach State Mourns Loss of Longtime Scoreboard Operator, Jim Farrell

For the last 15 years, the scoreboard inside Walter Pyramid has been at the trusted fingertips of Jim Farrell. The Long Beach State alumnus was a loyal supporter of Beach athletics and a mainstay on the scorer’s table. On the morning of November 8, Farrell died at the age of 69 due to complications from […]

Basketball COVID-19 Long Beach State

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Announces Schedule

For the first time in about eight months the Long Beach State men’s basketball program has good news to report. The Beach is back practicing inside at Walter Pyramid this week and today they announced a unique non-conference schedule to prepare for. LBSU will play six non-conference games before the Big West Conference schedule starts […]

Signing Day

Nineteen Long Beach Athletes Sign Scholarships Totaling $3.5 Million

Nineteen Long Beach high school students signed athletic scholarships last Wednesday on the NCAA’s early period National Letter of Intent Signing Day. The already-large group represent just a fraction of the seniors that are expected to sign scholarships by the end of the school year, and all of the local schools are planning celebrations for […]

Golf Long Beach State

Long Beach’s Torey Edwards SCGA Amateur Golfer of The Year

Most people are having a brutal 2020, but Torey Edwards is having one of the best years of his life. The Long Beach native has bounced back from quitting the game of golf a decade ago and was named Southern California Golf Association Amateur Golfer Of The Year after winning the SCGA Mid-Am Championship in […]

Baseball Lakewood

Feature: Lakewood’s JP Crawford Nabs Golden Glove Honor, Reflects on Journey 

JP Crawford is official. The Lakewood High product just finished his fourth season in the Major Leagues, and received a significant honor as well, earning a Gold Glove honor as the top defensive shortstop in the American League. Crawford committed only three errors in 53 games, while hitting a career-best .255. It’s not bad for […]

Long Beach State Track & Field

Long Beach State Track Athletes Aim to Make A Difference in Legal Field

When the COVD-19 pandemic abruptly canceled the 2020 sports season, it forced athletes away from their sports and gave them an opportunity to reflect. Not just on what was happening in the world around them, but to focus on their aspirations beyond athletics. At Long Beach State, a pair of track & field athletes are […]

Education

Large Donations Benefit LBUSD Efforts

The Long Beach Unified School District received a pair of major donations last week, intended to aid the district’s efforts to continue providing education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Molina Foundation gifted a grant that provided 75,000 new children’s books at a value of $655,000. “Especially in this time of distance learning and limited access […]

Compton Long Beach Poly

Long Beach Poly Named America’s Top Pro Athlete Factory By MaxPreps; Compton Fifth

This won’t come as a surprise to sports fans who’ve been following Long Beach sports for any amount of time, but MaxPreps.com bestowed a major honor on Long Beach Poly last week. The national high school sports website named the city’s oldest high school as America’s top producer of professional athletes by a wide margin, […]