Super Bowl coach back to SF beginnings

April 25, 2018 Sports

A college National Championship, Rose Bowl titles, two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl title are on the resume of SF State alum Gil Haskell. With all those accomplishments, his greatest honor will be May 19 when he is inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame for his work as a high school ...

OP-ED: A’s bullpen the strength of the team

April 4, 2018 Opinion

The 2018 season has begun, and there is little hope that the Oakland Athletics will make the playoffs, but there is one place where they have improved: the bullpen. Over the offseason, the A’s made pitching a priority, and relief pitching was at the top of that list. They added veteran long man Yusmeiro Petit, ...

Business Dean says goodbye to SF State

March 28, 2018 News

The dean of the college of business, Linda Oubre, will be moving on from SF State this summer after being hired to take over as president of Whittier College. Oubre will become the second female president in Whittier history and the first African-American president. Being the first is nothing new for Oubre or her family. ...

Dean breaks glass ceilings

February 28, 2018 News

Between 1942 and 1964 Ernest C. Dillard held multiple different leadership positions as a staff member with the International United Automotive Workers (UAW). In each position, he was the first African American person to hold the position. Seventy years after Dillard began working with the International UAW his granddaughter, Linda Oubre, broke ground herself as ...

Olympics gather us all

February 21, 2018 Opinion Sports

Every two years, something comes along that captures my attention and enthralls me – the Olympic games. I know I’m not alone. Each time the games come around, I have no difficulty finding people who are following along with the different sports. Some are interested in the local angle, such as Vincent Chou, the Palo ...

OP-ED: Dynasties are forever

February 7, 2018 Opinion Sports

The Super Bowl came and went this weekend and for the eighth time in the last 17 years, the New England Patriots were involved. The Patriots sustained success that has never been seen in NFL history. The word ‘dynasty’ is defined as a powerful group or family that maintains its positions for a considerable time, ...

Students honor late theatre professor

January 24, 2018 News

Late theater arts professor Dr. Mohammad Kowsar died Jan. 14, 2018. While in Tehran, Iran over winter break, he fell from a fifth-story window. Kowsar left an enormous impact on SF State’s campus through out his career. Students have lined the halls of the Creative Arts building with thoughts and memories of their professor and ...

Trump tweets

December 13, 2017 Sports

President Trump has broken tradition on more than one occasion since taking office. Some of the most notable traditions have been sports-based, like the long term tradition of throwing out the first pitch on MLB opening day and a more recent Obama tradition of filling out a NCAA basketball tournament bracket. This leads some to ...

Hard work, teamwork, lifelong memories

December 13, 2017 Multimedia Sports

Mandatory morning lifts, classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., practice from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., home to shower and eat and then homework. This is every day life for SF State senior pitcher Jordan Yrastorza. It is also similar to the lives of athletes in other sports as they work to balance education ...

Trio of seniors named all-conference

November 15, 2017 Sports

For the first time in team history, three women’s cross country athletes were named all-conference after finishing in the top 15 in the CCAA Championship race on Friday, Sept. 22. “That’s a big accomplishment for us and the program,” head coach Kendra Reimer said. The Gators also broke, or came close to breaking, multiple San ...

Men’s soccer advance to next round of playoffs

November 1, 2017 Sports

On Halloween night while students on campus were enjoying costume parties, San Francisco State Men’s soccer team was in San Diego claiming their first playoff match 1-0 over the University of San Diego, California. The Gators entered the match as the lower seed, but tied with UCSD earlier in the season 1-1. The previous match ...

New volleyball assistant brings some international knowledge

October 19, 2017 Sports

When Iris Tolenada was in high school at Deer Valley in Antioch, California, she told her volleyball coach, Lou Panzella, there was only one school that she wanted to go to: San Francisco State University. Panzella tried to convince her to keep her options open, but Tolenada had made up her mind. “I used to ...

Atlas Fire rages in Sonoma County

October 9, 2017 News 2 Comments

A previous version of this article stated that two sources–– Kyle Guerrero and Michael Gies–– both said that they were helping put out the fire “simply because they liked to put out fires.” While this was true for Gies, Guerrero later made it clear that he was putting out fires “until the firefighters could get the time ...

Gators outmatched in showcase match

September 7, 2017 Sports

SF State’s women’s volleyball team started off day one of the 2017 West Region Showcase with a loss in their tournament opener against Biola University. “There were a lot of errors,” said Matt Hoffman, head coach of the team. “We didn’t play a clean game of volleyball out there; we didn’t execute our scouting report.” ...

SF State’s rugby club without a home

September 6, 2017 Sports

SF State’s Rugby Club plays at a division 1-AA level and not only have to pay to play but lack a regular field to play their home games on. “We practice on the West Campus Green, and we play our games in several different locations around the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Victor Mendez one ...

Gators volleyball season starts strong

August 31, 2017 Sports

The SF State volleyball team ended their game with a 3-1 win over visiting team Dominican University tonight, matching their win total from the 2016 season. “I’m not surprised that we played a lot better,” returning player Lauren Williams said. “We have a lot of really great newcomers coming in and we had a really ...

Warriors break ground on Chase Center

January 20, 2017 News

A choir sang “Oh, Happy Day” as the Golden State Warriors broke ground  Tuesday at the  Chase Center, the future home of the Warriors. Before the event began, fans lined up outside of the South Street entrance  while a party to celebrate the groundbreaking of the stadium took place under an indoor tent. After 4.5 ...