SF State discussing multi-million-dollar facility with Giants Community Fund

March 15, 2016 Sports

SF State and the Giants Community Fund are in preliminary talks to construct a $3.5 million multi-functional facility for the Junior Giants by Maloney Field, for which the California State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the conceptual stages March 8. Vice President for University Advancement Robert Nava said the facility would include at least three ...

Women’s basketball remains upbeat after senior night loss

February 21, 2016 Sports

In what would be four seniors’ last game at The Swamp on senior night, the SF State women’s basketball team came up just short of an epic comeback against the Sonoma State Seawolves. The Gators lost 50-44, in large part due to a sluggish first half in which they shot only 22 percent from the ...

Men’s basketball wins in epic fashion on senior night

February 21, 2016 Sports

Nothing less than a triple overtime gauntlet victory would have done justice to the SF State men’s basketball team on senior night. The Gators defeated the Sonoma State Seawolves 80-76, clinching a playoff berth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. Floyd Wormley, Andre Jones, Jon McMurry and Justice Howard, all seniors, were honored before ...

Wrestlers ready to throw down at major tournament

February 9, 2016 Sports

With a 52-year tradition on the line, the SF State wrestling team is looking to send a wrestler to nationals for a 53rd straight year. The NCAA Division II Super Region IV Championships start Feb. 26 and will be held in Gunnison, Colorado. Only the top four wrestlers from each of the 10 weight classes who place in ...

Gators seniors honored before dual meet clash

February 7, 2016 Sports

The Gators won one of their two meets during their last home matches of the season. SF State defeated Simon Fraser University, 33-14 and lost to Colorado Mesa University, 23-14. Before the first match of the day against SFU, three Gator seniors were honored on senior day. Calvin Nicholls, Travis Ino and Gabe Fuentes were all ...

Gators cut-down by Lumberjacks

February 6, 2016 Sports

The SF State women’s basketball team came out with a heightened sense of urgency during their only televised game of the year, but lost to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 61-57. There were 1,000 fans in attendance, rabidly cheering the Gators on throughout the game. Among the notable attendees was President Les Wong. The crowd was a ...

Freshman center on pace to break record

January 26, 2016 Sports

In sports, the saying goes, “Defense wins championships.” In basketball, one of the best facets of a great defense is a defensive anchor down in the paint. Freshman Kiara Ginwright is the Gators’ defensive enforcer down low, and she is on pace to shatter the school record for most blocked shots in a season. Ginwright has 69 blocks ...

Midseason review: Defense and depth key to Gators postseason push

January 26, 2016 Sports

It has been an up-and-down season so far for the men’s basketball team, who are looking to make a strong push at the end of the season to secure a playoff spot. The top eight teams out of the 13 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association make it into the postseason. The Gators are currently tied ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL BOUNCES BACK WITH CRUCIAL WIN

January 24, 2016 Sports

SF State beat the California State University Monterey Bay Otters for the second time this season with an up-tempo offense and defensive intensity, the final score being 85-78. The 85 points are the most the Gators have scored in a game this season. Forty of the points were scored in the paint, and the Gator ...

OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION PROPELS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO VICTORY

January 24, 2016 Sports

SF State (5-12) snapped its five game losing streak Saturday night by beating the California State University Monterey Bay Otters 57-49. The Gators stagnant offense came to life in the fourth quarter, where they scored 24 of their 57 points. Tatsiana Dashkevich was a big part of the Gators offensive explosion. She scored a game ...

MEN’S BASKETBALL LOSES HEARTBREAKER IN OVERTIME

January 23, 2016 Sports

SF State battled in a hard-nosed game against the California State University East Bay Pioneers, but ultimately came up short in a 75-77 overtime loss. The Gators started the game strong and jumped out to an early 17-7 lead. The lead slipped away, and the Gators ended the half trailing 30-37. “I thought we were ...

BRUTAL FOURTH QUARTER DOOMS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 23, 2016 Sports

The SF State Gators (4-12) seasonal woes continued Friday night, as they were blown out 39-70 by the California State University East Bay Pioneers (14-4). The Gators kept pace with the Pioneers throughout the first three quarters, but an abysmal fourth quarter was their downfall. Going into the fourth, the Gators trailed 35-43. SF State was ...

SF STATE WRESTLER PURSUES GREATNESS WITH HEART AND GRIT

December 8, 2015 Sports

The sound of wrestlers being thrown to the mat and the rabid crowd bounced off the pale green trees during SF State’s outdoor wrestling meet against Division I California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Nov. 7. Mixed with the cries of the spectators were shouts of encouragement from 6-foot-4, 285-pound SF State heavyweight Sam Alnassiri. ...

Interactive: Senior soccer duo reflects on time as gators

November 12, 2015 Multimedia

                         CLICK ON THE PURPLE GATOR ICONS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAYERS   The SF State men’s soccer team finished with a winning record for their second consecutive season, the first time they have done so in 35 years. Center back Max Talbert and forward Jakob Velega are both seniors who played their last ...

Gator wrestlers look to take a bite out of tough competition

November 4, 2015 Sports

During SF State’s inaugural winter media day, 174-pound wrestler Johnny Costa was offered a slice of delicious-smelling pizza. Costa politely declined. “Maybe next time I can have a slice, but I’m watching my weight right now,” Costa said. Costa and fellow members of the Gators wrestling team will have their hands full this season when they face four ...

Gators look to take a chomp out of eSports scene

October 27, 2015 Sports

Members of the SF State League of Legends club are preparing to get their minds focused and mouses clicking for a major upcoming League of Legends collegiate competition. The Gators will be competing in the League of Legends North American Collegiate Championship, a single elimination gauntlet that includes over 300 colleges across North America. League of Legends is a ...

Golden goal catapults Gators past Broncos

October 25, 2015 Sports

The SF State’s men’s soccer team gave their nine seniors a grand farewell on senior day, defeating the 17th ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos in an overtime thriller, 1-0. The game winner came in the first minute of overtime, on a cross from midfielder Robert Kelly that connected with the head of midfielder Jordan Wusstig. ...

Gators scrap out win against Coyotes

October 23, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team snapped their seven game winless streak Friday, beating the Cal State University San Bernadino Coyotes 1-0 in a back-and-forth and rough-and-tumble contest. The game winner came off the foot of Gator forward Ashley Watson on a penalty kick in the 64th minute. “There was a handball in the box, ...

Gators lose close game against sixth ranked Toros

October 18, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team broke their five game scoreless streak, but still came up short against the California State University Dominguez Hills Toros, losing 1-2. The Gators played a competitive and fierce game against top conference opponent CSUDH, but two key defensive mistakes contributed to the loss. The Gators scored first in the ...

Gators handed first home loss of season

October 16, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team continued to be plagued by offensive inefficiency today, failing to score a goal in their fifth consecutive game. The Gators lost to the Cal State Los Angeles University Golden Eagles 0-1, which is their first loss at home this season. The game-winner for the Golden Eagles came in the ...

Cox field: a pitch in utter disrepair

October 13, 2015 Sports

Choppy, bumpy, dying grass and a plethora of dirt patches define SF State’s soccer field. Time-management issues and the continuous use of the field cause Cox Stadium to look much worse than it should, according to Grounds Operation Manager Anthony Benson. “The field is currently used by athletics, recreation, kinesiology and other outside groups,” Benson said. “We have a tight window ...

men’s soccer draws in second straight scoreless contest

October 4, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team’s offensive woes continued today, when they drew 0-0 with the Humboldt State Lumberjacks in double overtime. The Gators fired off a whopping 28 shots, but were unable to find the back of the net for the second consecutive game. One of their best chances came in the 56th minute, when midfielder ...

Defense reigns supreme in 0-0 draw for men’s soccer

October 2, 2015 Sports

In a neck-and-neck grind it out contest that ended after a 20-minute overtime period, the SF State Gators tied the Sonoma State University Seawolves 0-0. The game was a pivotal one for the Gators, who were looking to improve their conference record of 1-2 on the season. With a tie, the Gators were able to add ...

English soccer player strives for greatness in America

September 16, 2015 Sports

Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. For 23-year-old Ashley Watson, the opportunity to come to the United States to get a master’s degree and play soccer was one that he said he said he wanted to embrace. “I like it in San Francisco, and I was ready for a change,” Watson ...

Gators continue home winning streak

September 15, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67541′] The SF State men’s soccer team continued their hot start to the season, improving to a 4-1 record by defeating the Holy Names University Hawks 1-0. Despite the win, Gator’s head coach Matt Barnes said he was disappointed in how his team played offensively. “We didn’t play well at all today,” Barnes said. ...

Mens soccer team wins second consecutive game of the season

September 8, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67284′] The SF State men’s soccer team won their second consecutive game of the season, defeating the Concordia University Cavaliers of Portland, Oregon in a 1-0 contest that saw a combined 23 fouls, two yellow cards and one red card. “It was a physical game,” said Gator defensive captain Max Talbert. “But that’s soccer— it gets physical and you ...

Mens soccer team scores win during first game of the season

September 7, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67262′] The SF State men’s soccer team won their first game of the season at Cox Stadium Friday, defeating the University of Missouri-St. Louis Tritons 1-0 in a contest that remained 0-0 until the second half. “We didn’t play exactly the way we wanted, but we found a way to win,” said Gators head coach Matt Barnes. The only ...

Soccer captain chases major-league dream

September 1, 2015 Sports

Max Talbert, a 22-year-old senior and SF State men’s soccer captain, threw new black soccer jerseys into the waiting arms of his teammates during the first week of school. Members of the SF State men’s soccer team smiled and joked with Talbert as he laughed with them from the center of the group during the team’s first ...