Top ten Gator sport highlights of the year

May 23, 2014 Sports

This year has been an impressive year for Gator sports. From basketball, to soccer, to track, we are all very proud of our fellow Gators. Here is tribute to some of the best displays of athleticism from the past school year.   10) MEN’S SOCCER: The Gator’s upset CSULA 1-0 Sept. 20, 2013, who was ...

SF State names new athletic director after year-long hunt

May 14, 2014 Sports

SF State has named Charles Guthrie the new athletic director today, May 14, after nearly a year of searching for a new one. Former Athletic Director Michael J. Simpson retired in July 2013, and Bill Nefel has stepped in until now as interim athletic director. Guthrie previously held the same position at Clark College of Vancouver, Wash. ...

Legalize steroids in baseball, the game will only get better

April 29, 2014 Opinion

With Ryan Braun returning from a 65-game suspension and Alex Rodriguez sitting out the entire 2014 season, steroids are still seen as a major problem in Major League Baseball. But there is a very simple strategy to stop the bleeding: Make steroids legal. That’s right. Baseball should sponsor the use of steroids. Baseball tried turning ...

Softball’s returning players give hope for a successful season

February 1, 2014 Sports

A young core of returning players has the Gator softball team poised to duplicate last year’s early season success, when they won four of their first five games and captured their first ever Best of the West Invitational championship. SF State returns 11 players from that team, including six sophomores, all of which with the ...

Gator wrestling loses to Stanford, team still in top 20

January 27, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157640207572134] The Gators were unable to ride the momentum of being nationally ranked for the first time all year into a victory over the visiting Stanford Cardinal. SF State fell to Stanford 33-8 in their dual meet at The Swamp Saturday afternoon Jan. 25; the Cardinal came into the match up ranked 25 in Division ...

Women’s basketball beats Pacific Union in Gator’s home opener

November 12, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157637620237685] After a slow start to the season, the SF State women’s basketball team took its first lead of the year with seven minutes to go in the first half of the game Tuesday. The Gators wouldn’t trail the rest of the game, besting Pacific Union 76-45 in the Gator’s home opener. “Anytime you get ...

Women’s soccer team comes up short for final regular season game

November 5, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157637364014483] Two goals from two Cal State San Bernardino juniors spoiled senior day for the SF State women’s soccer team. The Coyotes put a damper on the Gators final regular season game this Sunday with a 2-0 win. The Gators end the year with a 6-7-3 conference record, finishing just outside of the playoff picture — six ...

Women’s soccer in playoff contention despite loss

October 22, 2013 Sports

A gloomy afternoon at Cox Stadium would foreshadow a grim outcome for SF State against an undefeated Cal State Stanislaus team. The visiting Warriors defeated the Gators 1-0 in overtime Sunday, which halted SF State’s streak of four straight games without a loss. “It’s all about results,” said head coach Jack Hyde. “You feel good ...

Gators basketball returns with strong veteran lineup

October 15, 2013 Sports

Stocked with six returning players, including two fourth-year seniors, the veteran presence has the SF State’s men’s basketball team poised to make a run at a conference title. With these returning players, the Gators look to improve on a year that saw them finish fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference with a 13-9 record, ...

Men’s soccer takes a loss, yellow cards at Chico game

October 8, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157636342198565] A free kick goal sealed SF State’s fate Sunday as they fell to Chico State 1-0. The Wildcats’ Octavio Guzman sailed the ball over the outstretched hands of Gators’ goalkeeper Colt Reichl with 18 minutes remaining to tally the game’s only goal. The referee called a foul at the protest of both the players ...

Men’s soccer defeat CSULA for first time in seven years

September 24, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157635861659504] SF State’s first conference win could turn out to be their biggest, as the men’s soccer team bested defending California Collegiate Athletic Association south division champs Cal State Los Angeles 1-0 for the first time in the last seven years, Friday Sept. 20. The Gators registered the first blemish on CSULA’s record, as the ...

Women’s soccer unravels in tough conference game

September 17, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157635499299601] Friday the 13th proved to be unlucky for the SF State women’s soccer team as they fell to rivals Sonoma State 3 – 0 at Cox Stadium. The Gators were thrown into the fire immediately as they opened up the conference play against last year’s CCAA north division champions. Sonoma State ranked 18th in the NCAA ...

Gators defeat Crusaders with golden goal

September 7, 2013 Sports

It looked as if the Gators let a winning opportunity slip through their fingers at the end of regulation time, but with a well-timed run to the goal one minute into overtime, that all changed. Gators forward Justine Hernandez got behind the Northwest Nazarene University defense and drilled the ball past the keeper for the game ...

Men’s soccer copes with altered roster for new season

September 4, 2013 Sports

A haul of talented newcomers has the SF State men’s soccer team excited for what it expects to be a bounce back season. After finishing last year with four wins and 10 losses, the Gators enter the season hoping a new group of 11 freshmen, joined by the returning athletes, can electrify the team into ...

Athletes make points, not role models

August 28, 2013 Opinion

Whether it’s a home run or a drug scandal, athletes on any level can’t seem to escape the media’s eye — and SF State is no different with star basketball player Decensae White being arrested for an alleged connection to an Atlanta homicide. With accused athletes come the hordes of news anchors, columnists, and general ...

38 student athletes awarded for high GPAs

August 28, 2013 Sports

With a full load of classes followed by baseball practice, the only time finance major Danny Souza has to do homework is on eight-hour long bus rides to games on the weekends and late nights at home. “Multi-tasking is definitely one of my strengths,” Souza said. “I have always had ‘big league dreams’ and in ...