06 May 2015

Muralist uses art to inspire youth community

Twenty years ago, on Cinco De Mayo, Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez’s mural was dedicated to Cesar Chavez at SF State. Click on the icons to hear the artist talk about specific the

30 Apr 2015

Oakland Raiders look to build through draft

Last season the Oakland Raiders once again finished with a losing record of 3-13, but something was different. They produced five starters from their 2014 draft class: Khalil Mack, Derek

14 Apr 2015

Cultural stigmas should not steer you away from heritage

I watched my grandfather lie peacefully in a mahogany casket as they lowered him slowly into a burial plot. His casket was filled with objects that mattered the most to him: his cowboy boots,

11 Mar 2015

Walk-on wrestler becomes first to head to Nationals in 15 years

In his purple SF State wrestling singlet, Johnny Costa knelt to the mat on one knee to attach his ankle band, but inside he was praying in anticipation of his first

10 Mar 2015

Early NCAA recruitment lessens value on childhood

My childhood dream of playing professionally in the NBA was not motivated by money but rather the need to go out and play the game with which I had fallen in love. That’s what most

03 Feb 2015

Gators wrestling keeps chance at Nationals alive

The SF State wrestling team has had its highs and lows throughout the season, but remain with high momentum as Regionals and Nationals approach. The team started off their season

27 Jan 2015

U.S. Open Cup qualifying match comes to Cox Stadium

SF State’s Cox Pavilion will host a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament qualifying match for the Nor-Cal Adult Premier League Jan. 31. SF City Football Club will face Stanislaus United Academica

16 Dec 2014

Men’s soccer ends season with most wins since 2005

The Gators had the most wins in a season since 2005, where they won 10 games. The Gators started the year having their longest unbeaten streak at six games since

09 Dec 2014

Confiding in someone can help overcome depression

I gave up on my plans to attend the University of Oregon in Eugene so I could be close to the pin-up girl of my dreams. My revised strategy to earn my degree locally

04 Dec 2014

Men’s wrestling to compete in one of the nation’s toughest tournaments

After a week off and a strong showing at the Nor Cal Open last month, the SF State wrestling team (1-0) will head to Las Vegas for the 33rd annual Cliff

18 Nov 2014

Wrestlers test skills at Roadrunner open among Division-I schools

After an impressive win over the Division-I Cal Ploy Mustangs, the SF State wrestling team traveled to Fresno, Calif. to compete in the Roadrunner open and build off of their momentum.

Andrew Reggi poses for a picture the morning after winning his match 8-1 against Cal Poly Pomona in San Francisco Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.
12 Nov 2014

Wrestler works to become All American

Isolated, SF State wrestler Andrew Reggi stretched and waited patiently for his next match, while a song by rapper Drake rang through his headphones to block out the noise of the

Gator Jakob Velega, #9 senior, dribbles the ball around Hawaii Hilo Vulcan Cristian Ruelas, #22 junior, in Cox Stadium at SF State Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The SF State Gators beat the Hawaii Hilo Vulcans 1-0 in over time. Daniel Porter/Xpress.
24 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer wins against the Vulcans two minutes into overtime

  SF State men’s soccer defeated Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans Wednesday in a long and frustrating bout, thanks to late in the game heroics from juniors Colt Reichl and Sam Merritt. The

17 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer lose fifth game in a row, have high hopes to upcoming home game

SF State men’s soccer team dropped their fifth straight game Friday to No. 8 ranked Cal Poly Pomona 1-0 in double overtime off a goal from Alexander Turkson in minute

SF State Gator forward Cameron DeJong, # 16, volleys the ball out of the air away from advancing Cal State East Bay players, Kellen Crow, #15, and Arthur Ethel, #3, at Cox Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
14 Oct 2014

Half way there: Men’s soccer midseason review

SF State men’s soccer team had the best start to a season in 34 years, but the team is going in the wrong direction after four straight losses. Their overall

14 Oct 2014

It’s Complicated: Fans are stuck in a struggling relationship with the Oakland Raiders

I’ve been in an abusive relationship with the Oakland Raiders for 12 years, and the name-calling and the double takes have only gotten worse. “Get rid of that backpack!” I

SF State Gator midfielder Sam Merritt, #10, fights for a ball in the corner against Cal State East Bay player Steven Henry, #25, at Cox Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Sara Gobets / Xpress.
30 Sep 2014

Men’s soccer win their first CCAA game against Cal State East Bay

SF State won its first CCAA game Sunday against Cal State East Bay(CSUEB) in an exciting 3-2 overtime thriller, following a disappointing draw earlier this week against Cal State Stanislaus.

Seniors Kevin Johnson (left) and Hayden Roberts (right), who have been buddies since freshman year, stand in Cox Stadium at SF State Tuesday, Sept. 16. Martin Bustamante / Xpress
23 Sep 2014

Bond between two senior soccer players has team on right track

A lot can happen in four years. There are successes, failures, hardships and triumphs, and a pair of SF State men’s soccer seniors have seen them all. Kevin Johnson and

22 Sep 2014

Volleyball team keeps positive after loss to Humboldt Lumberjacks

The SF State women’s volleyball team lost to the Humboldt State University Lumberjacks in four sets last Saturday. The game started rough for the Gators, with the team playing more

17 Sep 2014

Men’s soccer defeats Dominican University of California 2-1

The SF State men’s soccer team improved its record Tuesday after taking out the Dominican University of California Penguins 2-1 at Cox Stadium. The Gators began aggressively by taking shots,

Sam Merritt, of SF State, keeps the ball in fair play as it almost rolls out of bounce during the soccer game at Cox Stadium at SF State on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
09 Sep 2014

SF State men’s soccer team wins first game of the season after an afternoon of strong defense

SF State’s men’s soccer team fought its way to a gritty 1-0 victory over Holy Names University in its season opener at Cox Pavilion today. The Gators took a step

New men's soccer coach Matt Barnes interacts with members of the team on Friday, Aug. 29.
29 Aug 2014

New men’s soccer coach known for turning teams around

Everywhere Matt Barnes coaches, he gets results. In his two previous head coaching stops, he took non-contending programs to the playoffs in the first seasons he was there. At his