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PREVIEW: Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball Looking Up

There’s nowhere for the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team to go but up. The 49ers are coming off a 10-19 season in Joy McKienzie-Fuerbringer’s first season as head coach, a rebuilding season that was also the worst winning percentage in the history of the program. The numbers don’t tell the story of a team […]

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Long Beach State, Wilson Volleyballers Win Bronze With USA

A trio of Long Beach State men’s volleyball standouts spent the summer competing with the USA national team, as TJ DeFalco, Kyle Ensing, and Dustin Watten helped boost the USA to a bronze medal in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, a competition among the best countries in the world. The USA played its way into […]

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Long Beach State Honors Dan Bailey With Dedication

Earlier this month, Long Beach State paid tribute to longtime head athletic trainer Dan Bailey with the dedication of the Dan Bailey Sports Medicine Center. The late Bailey worked at LBSU for 36 years, including 34 as the university’s head trainer, earning him a 2008 induction into the school’s Hall of Fame. But athletic department […]

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Long Beach State Volleyball Celebrations Roll On

Long Beach is known for producing championship-caliber athletes and teams—but also for its hearty celebration of its own. When Wilson’s football team beat Poly for the first time in the 1940s, the Bruins literally paraded down 2ndStreet with their marching band and spent the entire night celebrating. The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team has […]

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Behind The Scenes Of Long Beach State’s National Championship

UCLA men’s volleyball coach John Speraw, also the current USA national team coach, didn’t mince words in describing this year’s Long Beach State national champion. “I’ve said before that this is one of the best collegiate teams I’ve ever seen,” he said. Long Beach took their place in history by beating the Bruins for the […]

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Long Beach State Volleyball Wins National Championship!

There were so many moments when the match could have slipped away, when the evening could have soured and the season could have come to an end in bitter disappointment. Instead, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team relied on the grit and determination they’ve developed over the last year and made history. Thanks to […]

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Long Beach State Tops Ohio State, Headed To NCAA Title Match

PHOTOS COURTESY JOHN FAJARDO, LBSU ATHLETICS The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will get its chance at history after a dramatic four-set win over Ohio State in the NCAA Final Four, topping the Buckeyes 25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 32-30. Long Beach will now face UCLA on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the NCAA championship back […]

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TONIGHT: Long Beach State vs. Ohio State In NCAA Final Four

A whole season comes down to one night, as the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team faces two-time defending national Ohio State in the NCAA Final Four at 5 p.m. today in UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. The team has piled up all manner of awards. Five 49ers were named All-Americans, Alan Knipe was named Coach of […]

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Long Beach State’s Josh Tuaniga Named National Player Of The Year

Major news landed Wednesday morning as the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced that Long Beach State junior setter Josh Tuaniga is this year’s National Player of the Year. “It’s really an honor and I appreciate it, especially on behalf of my family,” said Tuaniga. Of the 29 previous honorees, Tuaniga becomes just the seventh setter […]