The Beach was without top shooting guard Michael Carter III, who was dismissed from the program hours before tip-off.
“You couldn’t write a story like that and have it be believable.”
Five-time Olympian is the award’s first recipient
He leads Long Beach State into this week’s Final Four, looking to become the first team in school history to repeat as NCAA champions.
LBSU assistant coach Scott Touzinsky resigned after a report surfaced he had been disciplined by USA Volleyball for a 2013 allegation of sexual misconduct.
Benjamin Okenwa may be quiet, but internally he has no doubts: “I will be a college basketball player.”
Three teams each from Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount and UC Irvine also earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for having multiyear Academic Progress Rate scores in the top 10 percent of their sport, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
For his efforts in fundraising which have helped improve the facilities at The Beach, Vic Cegles was named one of the 10 best fundraising athletic directors in the country by CollegeAD.org this week.
Another Fall semester means another chance for the Long Beach State men’s basketball team to make a run at returning to the NCAA tournament, something it hasn’t done since the 2011 season. However, the return of last year’s leading scorer Mike Caffey and an infusion of a talented recruiting haul and transfers from other programs could see the 49ers’ season continue into the madness of March.
In the wake of the rebranding to Cal State Long Beach, the school’s athletic department followed suit this week, unveiling a new visual identity including tweaked fonts, logos and work marks that athletes will don in competition.