Women's basketball loses to Cal State East Bay Pioneers 38-46

December 1, 2012 Sports

The rainy weather dampened more than just the ground as the Gators lost their third conference game of the season, 38-46, to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. After scoring evenly in the first seven minutes of the game, the Gators began to lose their initial four-point lead near the middle of the first period, ...

Students partake in yoga to relieve end-of-semester stress

November 28, 2012 Sports 5 Comments

Deep breathing, a long stretch and a well-earned “namaste” can do wonders for a person’s mental outlook. With finals looming, some SF State students have found a way to relieve stress and body tension with Campus Recreation Group X yoga classes, which enables them to concentrate on their studies. Although yoga offers a wide range ...

Incoming CSU chancellor requests 10 percent pay cut from Board of Trustees

November 14, 2012 News

In a surprise move today, incoming CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, requested that the CSU Board of Trustees reduce his state-funded salary by 10 percent. “Despite the passage of Proposition 30, there remain grave economic issues to solve in California and the California State University,” White said in a statement published on the CSU website.  “The success ...

Men's wrestling preseason starts strong at under-21 college open

November 4, 2012 News Sports

The Gators opened the preseason on high notes as seven team members placed within the top four in their weight class at the annual Under-21 JC/College Open at The Swamp. [HTML1] Although Clayton Buchanan participated as a redshirting member, the freshman earned second place in the 125-pound weight class bracket, losing to redshirting freshman Troy Lakin ...

Men's wrestling launches season with lively Alumni Match

November 3, 2012 News Sports

Gator wrestlers reunited with alumni as they dueled in three playful matches in the 43rd annual Alumni Match and banquet earlier this afternoon. Junior Thomas Martin said this event is a nice way to start the season. “Being one of the first things of the season, it’s good to see where you’ve measured up, where ...

Teams engage in spirited competition at Costume Dodgeball Tournament

October 31, 2012 News

There’s only one place where you’ll find Mario, Luigi, a team of Los Nachos wrestlers and other unique characters battling it out on the court for the championship title: at the SF State Costume Dodgeball Tournament. Working its fourth annual tournament, intramural and sports clubs coordinator Ryan Fetzer said this was the most successful Costume ...

Kinesiology athletes apply knowledge on sports field

October 31, 2012 Sports

Running at full speed, the opposing team’s forwards advance toward the goal, flawlessly weaving around defenders. As the final seconds of the game wind down, a forward takes her last shot attempt. In a fit of overwhelming adrenaline, the goalie leaps at precisely the right time to seize the soaring soccer ball, sealing her team’s victory with a ...

Gator women's soccer scrapes 1-1 draw against Cal State LA

October 26, 2012 News Sports

Long shadows cast over Cox Stadium as the Gators came out with a 1-1 draw against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles in an intense double overtime match. The Gators scored in the 17th minute of the first half when Golden Eagle junior Alexandra Barrett-Scherrer headed the ball in over Gator senior goalkeeper Annicia Jones. The Gators ...

PREVIEW: Gator women's basketball strikes back with new season

October 23, 2012 Sports

With ball in hand, chemistry clicking, adrenaline pumping and eyes on the hoop, the Gators prepare to wipe away the memories of last year’s disappointing 20-loss season with replenished ambition and a few new faces. Returning this season with a strong, experienced front line and eight new players, women’s basketball head coach Joaquin Wallace hopes to not ...

PHOTOS: Fans celebrate Giants win at The Depot

October 23, 2012 News Sports

As the victory rain poured down at AT&T Park, SF State fans gathered at The Depot to witness the 2012 Giants clinch their way to the World Series. The 9-0 win gave fans like junior Gio Bonabie high hopes that the Giants will take the World Series by storm. “Oh we’re takin’ it. We’re definitely taking ...

Gator women's soccer flounders against Cal Poly Pomona in 0-2 loss

October 21, 2012 Sports

Unable to successfully follow Friday’s victory over Cal State Monterey Bay, the Gators came out today with a 0-2 loss against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. The Gators were hit early with two goals scored against them within the first 10 minutes of play. “We had it,” sophomore Ellie Ceja said. “We had it in ...

VIDEO: Zumba fitness class heats up SF State

October 10, 2012 Sports

If kicking and punching the air to upbeat music or robotically stepping up and down a portable plastic step doesn’t sound like an enjoyable workout plan, why not stay in shape with a Latin-based dance party? SF State’s Campus Recreation department is now offering Zumba as a part of the Group X fitness class lineup ...

PHOTOS: UCSD women's soccer sneaks 0-1 win against SF State

September 23, 2012 News Sports

SF State’s women’s soccer team lost in a nail-biting game against the UC San Diego Tritons 0-1. Despite their tough loss, the Gators forced the undefeated Tritons to work for their win as they kept the score tied until the last 15 minutes of the game, when Triton sophomore Cassie Callahan slipped through the Gators defense for ...

SF State women's soccer chomps Cal State San Bernardino in 2-1 win

September 21, 2012 Sports

The women’s soccer team grabbed a win in a rematch game against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. The Gators left the game in a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes, bringing their record to 3-3 overall. The Gators started the game off strong with three shots on goal within the first 10 minutes. Their first ...

SF State president Leslie E. Wong advocates for stronger focus on student athletics

September 19, 2012 Sports

Former University President Robert A. Corrigan was rarely seen at any Gator practices. He barely attended any games. This president will. Among many other things on his agenda, SF State’s new president, Leslie E. Wong is dedicated to renewing the University’s focus on the sports program. “We want to provide athletics a new sense of support and encouragement,” ...

Chickenpox vaccinations now offered at SF State's Student Health Services

September 7, 2012 News 1 Comment

In response to the chickenpox outbreak on campus Sept. 1, the Student Health Services held special immunization times to administer the chickenpox vaccine at SF State. According to Alastair Smith, director of Student Health Services, they received 100 doses of the vaccine Sept. 5 and hope that all non-immune students get vaccinated. “We definitely hope that every student ...

PHOTOS: SF State men's soccer loses second game to Academy of Art

September 5, 2012 News Sports

The Gators stomached yet another loss this season after Academy of Art University’s senior forward, Grimur Grimsson, scored the winning goal with only 40 seconds left in the game, bringing the final score to 2-1. In an intense series of plays, Grimsson scored from six yards over SF State goalkeeper Anthony Rodriguez, just below the ...

SF State sports fields get much needed makeovers

September 5, 2012 Sports

Student athletes no longer need to worry about lumpy fields, tall forest-like grass or surprise water puddles. Starting this season, athletes will have the satisfaction of playing on well-kept fields now that Cox Stadium, Maloney Field and the softball field have undergone much needed makeovers by John Cahill, the grounds operation manager. After joining the ...