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January 30, 2008 | Peter Yoon
MEN UC Santa Barbara (15-5, 4-3) at UC Riverside (4-14, 1-6), 7 -- The Gauchos have won three of four games and they are limiting opponents to 66.6 points per game in conference play. Riverside senior Larry Cunningham needs nine points to reach 1,281 and pass Bobby Walters for second place on the school's all-time list. -- -- Peter Yoon
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December 24, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Orange County Athletic Directors' Retired Coaches' Luncheon is set for Jan. 15 at noon in the Crystal Ballroom at the Santa Ana Elks Lodge. Retiring coaches will be honored. Dennis Farrell, commissioner of the Big West Conference, will be the guest speaker. Information: sweethawk25@gmail.com.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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June 10, 1999 | STEVE HENSON
An intriguing domino effect that some Cal State Northridge officials privately say could eventually result in the Matadors becoming a full member of the Big West Conference began Wednesday with Nevada being accepted into the Western Athletic Conference. Nevada will leave the Big West for the WAC on July 1, 2000. The Big West will be left with 11 full members--including six that play Division I-A football. Northridge is an associate member playing only softball in the Big West.
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December 18, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Long Beach State opened this basketball season by beating Hawaii Pacific. That was the last time it won. The 49ers then suffered a 91-57 loss to Arizona, currently ranked No. 1 in the country. Long Beach also lost to Michigan, 85-61, a team that is not ranked but received votes in the Associated Press poll. The 49ers fell to Creighton, Kansas State, Virginia Commonwealth, a Final Four team three years ago and, in double overtime, to Washington of the Pac-12. The most recent loss was Saturday at North Carolina State.
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June 9, 1995
The Big West Conference is considering pulling its men's and women's basketball tournaments out of Las Vegas. The conference has sought bids from member schools to host the tournaments next season. Long Beach State, Nevada and Utah State have expressed interest. UNLV has been invited to submit a revised bid, but school officials say they have no plans to do so. Next season is the final year of a three-year contract to play at Las Vegas' Thomas & Mack Center.
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September 21, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Big West Conference football has come to town. Well, the remnants of it. New Mexico State dropped by the Rose Bowl on Saturday night to pick up a hefty check and, probably, another loss. Across town, Utah State gave USC everything it could handle before losing, 17-14. These schools are alumni of the Big West. The conference dropped football after the 2000 season, sending teams off into the wild. “I still follow the programs,” Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell said.
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May 29, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Rick Vanderhook, Cal State Fullerton's baseball coach, has an in-your-face style and an edge - he doesn't mince words. Cody Decker, who played at UCLA when Vanderhook was a Bruins assistant, sums him up in two words: "Insane … genius. " Vanderhook also comes with a look - Philip Seymour Hoffman would nail the role - and is apt to wax poetic about Fullerton baseball with very little prompting: "We're middle-class American and there is nothing wrong with that," he said. And, later: "It's baseball.
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March 22, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
I love the Big West Conference, going back to its days as the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. when Lew Cryer was commissioner and Nevada Las Vegas was a national power. I still drink coffee out of a PCAA mug that was a media gift from the 1985 tournament held at the Fabulous Forum. I was a student at current Big West member Cal State Fullerton in 1978 when the Titans came within a shot of making the Final Four. I traveled the road as UC Irvine's basketball beat writer in the early 1980s with Bill Mulligan, the  school's quote-machine coach.
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March 14, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Top-seeded Long Beach State versus injury-ravaged Cal State Fullerton went just as you might expect a game with that billing would go. Fullerton's Titans were tenacious enough in Thursday night's opening round of the Big West Conference tournament. They just weren't deep enough. Long Beach withstood Fullerton's pluckiness and slow-it-down pace to emerge with a 75-66 victory at the Honda Center. "It was grind for us all game," Long Beach Coach Dan Monson said. The 49ers advance to Friday's 6:30 p.m. semifinal game against UC Irvine.
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March 13, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
James Ennis was like the fifth Beatle on last season's Long Beach State basketball team, a back-beat junior in a Fab Four senior lineup led by lead slinger Casper Ware. Ennis, they say, was the quiet one as the 49ers swept through the Big West Conference regular season and won the league tournament on their way to the NCAA tournament. "It was fun playing for that group," Ennis said this week. "Everyone had a role. Mine was to be coachable and to be a good teammate. " Those days are over, as Ennis is now Long Beach's give-me-the-rock star.
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March 9, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
The Friday blitz started with a quick three-pointer, a basket off a bad pass and then a four-point play that resulted from a foul on another three-point basket. The game was 9-0 before the seat cushions were warm at Honda Center. It was Long Beach State versus the interloper Anteaters of UC Irvine — what else did you expect? Um, actually, you would have expected Long Beach to be leading. After a fitful first half and a few anxious moments in the second (Irvine led by four near the 14-minute mark)
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March 3, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
The momentum came suddenly, as quickly as the split seconds it took Isiah Umipig and D.J. Seeley to catch and release three-point shots, back-to-back in the space of about 40 seconds Saturday at Titan Gymnasium. Umipig's three pulled Cal State Fullerton within a point of Long Beach State, and Seeley's gave Fullerton the lead — for good, it turned out. And with that, Long Beach, which had come to Fullerton on Saturday looking for perfection, instead left bruised and beaten.
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February 3, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Long Beach State players, coaches and trainers wrapped up a morning practice this week at the Pyramid by clasping hands and forming a large circle at center court. The message seemed clear: Hold on tight. The best college basketball team in the Los Angeles area, hidden beneath an ode to Egyptian architecture and dwarfed in its own port by the Queen Mary, is on the final leg of a journey that began four years ago with wing players and a prayer. The 49ers' motto is short, sweet, firm and to the point: "Finish," star senior guard Casper Ware said.
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