Ian Gilligan has overcome cancer to become a top-ranked golfer at Long Beach State. He was named Big West Freshman of the Year last season.
The Beach are the No. 1 seed for the Tournament and will compete against the Bruins today at 5 p.m. for the right to play in Saturday’s national championship match.
Thanks to a buzzer-beater from St. Anthony alum Jadon Jones on Friday night in the Big West Tournament semifinals, the Beach will face Cal State Fullerton tonight at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN 2.
It’s been a long decade for the Beach since their last NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012.
Even compliments came with a critical side.
In 1970, the school would make the first of four straight appearances in the NCAA tournament.
University’s botched rollout of new mascot infuriated fans, frustrated administrators
“We were lucky enough to grow up in a true community and we’re lucky enough to find ourselves together again in another one.”
The local university has always been plagued with what marketing professionals would call “branding issues,” which is a fancy way of saying “nobody knows what to call you.”
Cal State Long Beach was graced with a surprise visit by rap superstar Drake last night, who showed up to support his goddaughter at her volleyball game in the Walter Pyramid. His attendance proved to be good luck, as the powerful Beach women beat their opponent Loyola Marymount University 3-0.