Cal Poly Pomona defeats Gators in third annual Purple Out game

December 3, 2016 Sports

Comcast Hometown Network’s TV crew joined hundreds of Gator fans donning purple shirts in The Swamp’s stands for the third annual Purple Out game on Friday. Despite the home-game excitement, SF State women’s basketball displayed a poor shooting performance and were soon overcome by Cal Poly Pomona’s physicality. “The difference in the game was our ...

New soccer coach brings major league experience to SF State

August 27, 2016 Sports

SF State’s new Men’s Soccer Head Coach Javier Ayala-Hil grew up in East Palo Alto at a time when things were rough and distractions like gangs and crime surrounded him. Despite these circumstances, Ayala-Hil stayed focused on playing soccer and became the first in his family to attend a four-year university and graduate. “It’s definitely ...

Graduating student-athletes look ahead to life after sports

May 18, 2016 Sports

Jaclyn Clark One thing every graduating senior can probably agree on is how quickly their college journey passed. Some student-athletes have primarily focused on their sport and academics during their time at SF State, so there hasn’t been time for them to gain real-world experience. At least that’s the case for Jaclyn Clark, former outside hitter for the Gators. ...

Award-winning shortstop striving to make the pros

May 10, 2016 Sports

Whether she’s diving and stretching her body out for ground balls or pivoting and driving her body to turn a clutch double play, shortstop Jennifer Lewis makes plays at an elite level. Lewis is finishing her collegiate career with a slew of honors. She was named to the first team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association after a great 2016 ...

Track and field program flourishes under second-year head coach

April 26, 2016 Sports

As the Gators successful track and field season nears its end, head coach Kendra Reimer and her staff are prepping the team for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships May 5-7. Reimer’s second year at SF State is coming to an end and she is proud of the quick turnaround of the track and field team. Under Reimer and the coaching staff, many of ...

Kobe Bryant irreplaceable to the very end

April 12, 2016 Opinion

There will never be another Kobe Bryant. His competitive drive to be the best ever was second to none. His teammates have reinforced the fact that Kobe’s the hardest-working player to ever step on the hardwood. He was willing to outwork everyone to be the very best. I attended my first Lakers game last year, in ...

Errors cost Gators softball in second game of doubleheader

April 9, 2016 Sports

The SF State softball team battled the UC San Diego Tritons in the first series of a weekend doubleheader on a cloudy afternoon. The Gators took game one of Friday’s doubleheader, 2-0, behind a two-hit shutout by starting pitcher Megan Clark. The Tritons capitalized on an abundance of Gators’ errors to come back and win game two. Clark had ...

Pitching dominates in softball doubleheader spilt

March 19, 2016 Sports

SF State split Friday’s doubleheader versus Stanislaus State as each team’s winning pitchers held the offenses to one and no runs, respectively. Game 1 The Stanislaus State Warriors took game one, 4-0, behind starting pitcher Kylie Ragsdale, who held the Gators offense to no runs and five hits, though the Gators had multiple scoring opportunities. Gators ...

Steeplechase record-holder unfazed by defining moment

March 15, 2016 Sports

Sophomore track athlete Adriana Calva has always been fast, even as a 7-year-old soccer player sprinting around the field and dashing past the defense. Fully aware of the natural speed she possessed, Calva decided to try out track and field her freshman year at Lynwood High School. She knew she wanted to commit to track ...

Student organizations rally at federal courthouse

March 3, 2016 News

SF State students from Movimiento Estudantil Chicano de Aztlán and the Black and Brown Liberation Coalition met at the Phillip Burton Federal Building Tuesday morning for the “Amor por Alex” rally. Alex Nieto, a former City College of San Francisco student and community activist, was shot and killed by four San Francisco police officers in 2014 at Bernal Heights Park.  More ...

GUPs demonstrates solidarity with Palestinian journalist

February 23, 2016 News 2 Comments

The General Union of Palestine Students came together at Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon in a demonstration of solidarity with Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq, who is being imprisoned without charges by the Israeli government and is currently on a hunger strike. Rabab Abdulhadi, associate professor of race and resistance studies and an advisor and founder ...

Kanye’s ego shines through on new album

February 23, 2016 Opinion

Kanye West has unapologetically put his ego on full blast in his new album, “The Life of Pablo.” I’m not one who agrees with everything he says or does, but that’s the Kanye of today – an egotistical artist who says and does what he wants. Kanye recently admitted on Twitter that his ego is ...

Gators begin season undefeated after winning double-header

February 13, 2016 Sports

  SF State’s softball team opened the 2016 season at home, winning a double-header series against Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders. Junior pitcher Megan Clark and a strong defense led the Gators to win the first game 4-0. A fourth-inning rally spurred the Gators to finish off the Crusaders 7-5 in the second game of the ...

Gators chomp the Lumberjacks in Spirit Night

February 6, 2016 Sports

It was a packed, noisy house at The Swamp as SF State had one of their best games of the season at home when they defeated Humboldt State 85-59. The Gators had a great game on both ends of the floor. They were playing aggressively and with a high-energy level. It was true team effort, ...

Gators softball ready to dive into new season

February 3, 2016 Sports

Headed into the new season, SF State’s softball team is focused on improving on their 12-40 record from last season. First-year head coach Lisa Allen has inherited an experienced team with 14 returning players, including eight starters from last year’s team. Among them are starting pitcher Megan Clark and out elder/pitcher Aryn Guzman. “The girls ...