The advent of touted first-year head coach Tracy Hamm was as-advertised. The women's soccer team cracked the .500 win-loss margin for the first time since 2011 and outscored their opponents 26-22 on the season. A strong freshman class and a talented crop of transfers combined
I've had my ups and downs with sports gambling. I've sulked about the over-under even when my favorite teams were winning, almost had my ass kicked by a bar full of Manny Pacquiao fans and leaped off my couch because of meaningless touchdowns or home runs
Four teams in SF State history hold the honor of being the University's most successful squads ever assembled. While each group had a unique approach to collecting championships, the teams share certain traits that contributed to their accomplishments. Based off data compiled from the SF State
The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the SF State Athletic Department.
Softball coach Lisa Allen, baseball coach Tony Schifano and women's soccer coach Tracy
Twenty-eight pairs of soccer cleats trod onto the sunken field in the middle of Cox Stadium before Friday afternoon's practice. The herd of try-out hopefuls had thinned for the final time, and the remaining players, no longer anxious, smiled and laughed through a series of warm-up drills
A new era of SF State softball began Monday with the announcement of a new head coach after a month-and-a-half-long search.
Lisa Allen, an accoladed transplant from Division II Montana State University Billings, was named to succeed head coach Cristina Byrne, who led the team for seven years,
The unassuming pursuit of personal bests aided SF State's women's track and field team as they broke multiple school records over the span of the season thus far and placed sixth overall in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
"We had a lot of growth and
SF State student Rosie Blanckenburg reared her wheelchair onto the thick treads of its haunches, elevating its smaller set of neon-lit front tires into the air. She whirled the chair around on its axis as trails of pulsating color scurried to keep up. After a
The hallmarks of a demoralizing year plagued the Gators during their 1-13 start to the season, but their record did not prevent the young squad from establishing themselves as an enigma of the California Collegiate Athletic Association by the end of the 2015 season.
The Gators turned a 7-2 punishment of the league-leading Cal Poly Pomona Broncos into a dramatic final act for the seniors that took to Maloney Field for the last time on Sunday.
One-by-one, the nine graduating baseball players were pulled out of their final game, until only
When SF State pitcher Megan Clark steps onto the raised gravel to begin her pitching performance, everything moves in sync. The precision of her pitching mechanics trickle down to her placement of the softball as it hurdles toward the catcher's mitt.
The evenly knotted purple bow holds back her
Lying dazed on the grass in deep center field with a baseball nestled in the webbing of his glove, Nick Jackson could not hear the fans in Maloney Field’s wooden bleachers as they yelled out the distinct tune that precedes ESPN’s sports highlight videos.
The Gators clung to a first-inning lead through the next eight frames of their Friday home game against the Chico State Wildcats, staving off the visitors with poised pitching and thrilling fielding en route to a 4-3 victory.
"A lot of things went right today and
Two ultimate Frisbee teams occupied the artificial turf of the West Campus Green for the first time in SF State’s history on Friday.
[caption id="attachment_65172" align="alignright" width="600"] Brianna Bright throws the frisbee to her teammate during SFSU's Ultimate Frisbee team's practice on the West Campus Green Friday,
Behind a wooden score table on the dusk painted turf of SF State's West Campus Green, three student officials lounged in folding chairs, cracking jokes as they watched a stoic quarterback prepare for his intramural flag football game.
"We got a Peyton Manning over here," said referee Dominik Lawrence, laughing
Looking out over the pock-marked infield, coach Cristina Byrne measured the expressions on the faces beneath purple SFSU visors. The white bases of SF State’s softball diamond were already stained reddish-brown by the cleats of the visiting Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. It was the second
The Gators continued their trend of offensive improvement throughout a four game series against conference opponent Cal State San Bernardino, dropping a pair of games on Friday (0-5, 4-7) before splitting two games in Saturday's double-header (3-2, 7-10).
A walk-off double from third baseman Lucy Fernandez bounced off
[dropcap]P [/dropcap]awing at the dirt with the spikes of her cleat and scanning the field over thick stripes of eye black, SF State's standout shortstop enters the batter’s box in similar fashion before each at-bat. Her posture screams confidence but still maintains the torturous touch
The Gators combined lights-out pitching with the long-awaited clutch hitting that has eluded the squad this season, downing the Holy Names University Hawks 4-0 and 9-1 for the team's first doubleheader win at home Friday.
Pitcher Megan Clark forced Hawks hitters into difficult pitch counts that
Despite making strides towards being more effective on offense, the Gators dropped four straight to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in two double-headers on Friday (2-5, 3-10) and Saturday (5-9 ,0-5) .
Junior Jennifer Lewis nearly doubled her number of hits for the season during the
The purple mats that spread across the floor of SF State’s wrestling room and typically teem with energetic athletes will feel unsettlingly barren in the weeks leading up to the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships on Mar. 13 and 14.
Only three of the team's
A ninth-inning barrage of Gators' offense wasn’t enough to erase CSU Los Angeles’ lead in a 5-4 loss on Sunday, preventing SF State from besting the red-hot Golden Eagles in a four-game series.
After eight scoreless innings, the Gators’ offense came to life, producing four runs
Despite playing some of their sharpest ball of the season, the Gators were overwhelmed by a potent Humboldt State Lumberjacks offense, dropping four straight games on Friday (0-4, 1-6) and Saturday's (1-9, 1-9) double-headers against the current conference leaders.
"I don't think that the scores reflected
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] The SF State Gators celebrate after winning their last home game of the season against the Chico State Wildcats on Feb. 21, 2015. (Sara Gobets / Xpress)[/caption]
As the chances of a Chico State Wildcats comeback slimmed during the final minutes of Saturday’s
The Gators were unable to escape their recent offensive rut, dropping a pair of games 10-2 and 7-0 in a Wednesday doubleheader against the University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans.
“We didn’t really come out to play today, on offense or on defense,” said SF State’s
Sounds of student-athlete chatter, whirling cold tubs and a flat-screen TV that remains perpetually tuned in to ESPN spill out of SF State's new athletic training room and into the hallway of the gymnasium building.
The new facility shares the features of a living room and
The Gators wrestling squad capped an emotionally charged senior night by beating rival Menlo College in spectacular fashion on Thursday, pulling out a 22-16 victory decided by the final match of the night.
Sophomore Calvin Nichols carried the mental burden of a 16-16 team score into
Despite a first game loss against Academy of Arts, the Gators cruised to a 3-0 victory after scoring early in the second game of their Wednesday double-header against Holy Names University. Pitcher Courtney Dunkel threw her first complete-game shutout.
“We came out a whole lot looser
Before senior point guard Bren Haley steps onto the court, he bends down his 6-foot frame and raps his knuckles three times against the painted hardwood.
In the midst of a breakout season that was never guaranteed to happen for Haley, it’s hard to imagine those
Self-deprecation as a source of comedy has been the basis of many of the most acclaimed acts and shows of all time. The “look at how internally corrupt I am” schtick has given the entertainment world some of its best characters, from Seinfeld's George Costanza to