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COLUMN: Sports Video Games Supplying Highlights

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but video games are totally saving my sanity right now. The lack of live sporting events has left a hole in my personal and professional life, so this week I bought a used Xbox online with soccer and basketball games. Luckily, and surprisingly, FIFA20 and NBA2K have somewhat scratched […]

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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: NCAA Eligibility Relief Puts Onus On Schools

Two weeks after promising eligibility relief for the season lost to COVID-19 closures, the NCAA Division I Council voted on Monday to, “allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition.” Rules and regulation concerning scholarship size and five-year periods of competition are all being adjusted to accommodate spring teams carrying five classes […]

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BREAKING: NCAA Provides Eligibility Relief For Spring Sports

Two weeks after promising eligibility relief for the season lost to COVID-19 closures, the NCAA Division I Council voted on Monday to, “allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition.” Rules and regulation concerning scholarship size and five-year periods of competition are all being adjusted to accommodate spring teams carrying five classes […]

Baseball Column

COLUMN: A Season Interrupted

One of the best things about sports is that we’re supposed to know when they start, and when they end. It’s on the calendar, right there in black and white: start of the season, end of the regular season, playoffs, championship. I’ve always believed that their predictability and stability is one of the reasons that […]

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COLUMN: Wilson Soccer Juggling Toilet Paper To Pass The Time

I’m lucky to be a sports fans who can truly appreciate the internet. Not long ago, newspaper box scores and ESPN highlight packages were the only ways to find information about some sporting events. Now fans and athletes can interact everyday via social media. I’m old enough to remember watching morning SportsCenter replays with my […]

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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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Long Beach State Dirtbags Living With Uncertainty

There wasn’t much new information to give, but Long Beach State Dirtbags first-year coach Eric Valenzuela organized a program-wide conference call on Monday afternoon to check in with his players and staff. “The only thing we can do is continue to communicate with our players and make sure they stay on it academically to be […]

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The562.org To Host Video Game Tournament For High School Students

In light of the weeks-long suspension of high school sports in Long Beach due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we’re launching the inaugural The562.org Long Beach High School Smash Tournament this weekend. The Smash Brothers tournament will be free of charge and open to any and all LBUSD high school students who want […]

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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. […]