CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2007 |
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday called for an investigation into the campus activities of Kevin MacDonald, a Cal State Long Beach psychology professor whose writings about Jews have been used to support the views of white supremacists.
March 17, 2007 |
Long Beach State traveled here locked and loaded for a shootout with high-flying Tennessee, and the game lived up to its billing, with no shortage of offense between two of the nation's highest-scoring teams. Too bad the 49ers forgot to pack their defense. No. 5-seeded Tennessee benefited from a bevy of wide-open outside shots and uncontested layups Friday in a first-round NCAA South Regional game at Nationwide Arena and dismantled 12th-seeded Long Beach State, 121-86.
March 15, 2007 |
Long Beach State has come a long way to make to the NCAA tournament, emerging from the depths of consecutive seasons in 2002-03 and 2003-04 when the 49ers went a combined 11-43 to a 24-7 record this season. Nobody knows better than Louis Darby, a fifth-year senior who has been through it all. Darby, a reserve forward, just shakes his head and smiles when he thinks about going to Columbus, Ohio, to face Tennessee in the first round Friday.
March 14, 2007 |
Long Beach State's appearance in the NCAA tournament will not have any bearing on whether Coach Larry Reynolds gets a contract extension, 49ers Athletic Director Vic Cegles said Tuesday. "As I have said from day one, we are going to evaluate the entire program at the end of the season," Cegles said. "That hasn't changed." Reynolds is in the final year of a five-year contract. The 49ers were 11-43 in his first two seasons but have gone 42-19 the last two seasons.
March 12, 2007 |
Long Beach State (24-7) vs. Tennessee (22-10) * They play: Friday, at Columbus, Ohio, about 11:45 a.m. PDT. * How they advanced: Long Beach State is the Big West Conference tournament champion. The 49ers started the season 2-4, then won 16 of their next 18 games. Tennessee, an at-large team from the Southeastern Conference, was 2-7 through the first nine games of SEC play but went on a late-season run that included an 86-76 victory over defending national champion Florida.
March 12, 2007 |
It's a time for celebration at Long Beach State, where the 49ers are preparing for a trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995. But it's also a time for contemplation about life without Coach Larry Reynolds. Reynolds is in the final year of a five-year contract and has yet to receive an extension offer, and there is no sign that one is immediately forthcoming.