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The young college basketball season has seen its fair share of upsets, and perhaps the biggest one took place in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Long Beach State went to No. 9 Pittsburgh and defeated the Panthers 86-76 in a game that the 49ers had the entire way. The loss ends a 58-game non-conference home game winning streak for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Casper Ware led the 49ers with 28 points on 10-18 shooting to go along with six assists.

The 49ers, 2-0 on the season, still have games against North Carolina, Kansas and Louisville all during their non-conference schedule.


On Wednesday, the two leagues announced their managers of the year. The American League manager of the year was Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays were nine games out of the wild-card spot with a month left when they went on a run that saw them clinch the the playoff berth on the final night.

Kirk Gibson, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, was announced as the National League manager of the year. In his first full year as the manager, the Diamondbacks went from worst to first and took the Milwaukee Brewers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs.

Houston businessman Jim Crane has agreed to purchase the Houston Astros. However, executives from the MLB have announced that they will not approve of the deal unless he agrees to move the American League.

Commissioner Bud Selig has said that a 15/15 realignment in baseball would create more fairness.

Currently, the Astros are in the National League Central, which has six teams. However, if they agree to move to the AL West, all six divisions in baseball will have five teams in their division.


The former chief operating officer of the Fiesta Bowl, Natalie Wisneski, has been indicted on charges of filing false income tax returns for the bowl game.

Wisneski resigned in March after CEO John Junker was fired when the scheme was made known to the entire public.

The Fiesta Bowl almost lost its role as one of the top four top-tier bowl games.

Robert Shelton replaced Junker in June, and is in charge of fixing the bowl’s reputation.