After rigorous qualifying campaigns, 32 nations will get a chance to become champions at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Among them are Iceland and Panama as first-time participants.
Not among them is the United States, who I think got exactly what they deserved in not qualifying,
SF State’s wrestling team discovered that for them, positivity and success go hand-in-hand.
After a dismal 2017 season in which no Gator was a national qualifier, 2018 was a bounce-back campaign.
“Our goal this season was to get qualifiers, and we accomplished that,” said head coach Jason Welch,
The men’s baseball team started their Sunday off right with a narrow victory against Cal State San Marcos on March 11 at Maloney Field.
The final score of the game was 9-7. The Gators managed to edge past the visitors on their home field after suffering
The anticipation inside Room 104 of the creative arts building was at an all-time high. Actors in costumes and directos all scurry around the room putting final touches to their plays.
As he calmly sits in his chair in the front row of the theater and
What would you do if you just coached your team to its first CCAA tournament birth since 1978 and won coach of the year?
If you’re SF State men’s soccer coach Javier Ayala-Hil, you take on a massive new challenge and accept the head coach position
The hour hand and minute hand meet at the apex of the clock. It’s another 12 o’clock practice.
12 a.m., that is.
For SF State’s ice hockey club, this is one of several obstacles that must be dealt with in order to maintain their team.
“Hockey’s a really
She travels far. All the way to allá [there].”
This line embodies the spirit of “Sucia,” a girl who is determined to reach her dreams after she realizes that she cannot be herself in a place where no one else is like her.
Even if it means
Although I’m not someone who usually follows the Olympics, I have taken note of Hungarian-American freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney this year.
Chances are, you have too. Swaney has not been in the spotlight for her Olympian talent or backstory about her life-long pursuit of competing in
In life, we are often defined by the choices we make.
Sometimes they’re small choices, like what to eat for breakfast or what shoes to put on before leaving the house.
Other times, these choices can be a lot bigger, with life-altering consequences.
For senior Simone Reynolds, a
On March 4 in the J. Paul Leonard Library, SF State will conduct the last of three hearings to remove the impaction status on Environmental Studies, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Child and Adolescent Development and Dietetics majors for the 2019-2020 school year.
According to the CSU
While The Swamp is always packed on game nights, the crowd was a little bit different on Saturday, Feb 24. Instead of being filled with SF State students, the majority of the crowd was made up of friends and family members of the four men’s
SF State lost their series opener, 2-0, to the Stanislaus State Warriors at Maloney Field on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23.
The Gators were coming off a tough four-game series with seventh-ranked UC San Diego where they earned their first two wins.
Head coach Tony Schifano gave senior
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
What a difference a few months can make.
After being unsure of the state of their wrestling team coming into 2018, SF State wrestlers are capitalizing on a revitalized program.
“Starting the season we were all scared, like, ‘Oh, the program might get dropped,’ until now
SF State softball won both games of a doubleheader against Notre Dame De Namur on Monday, Feb. 19 at SFSU Softball Field by scores of 6-1 and 7-0.
The team won the first game by opening with a two-run first inning, and they never looked back.
The Women’s soccer alumni returned to SF State’s Cox Field on Saturday as teachers, engineers, pharmacists and coaches. For a short time, they were Gators once again.
A small crowd of about 30 friends and family were in attendance to watch the alumni, who fielded
A small, but tightly knit group of women is working hard to fuel the up-and-coming women’s rugby team at SF State.
Sophomore Hailey House is the founder and captain of the team. House originally played on the women’s team at the University of San Francisco, where
SF State baseball forced extra innings but could not seal the deal in their loss to Academy of Art on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The Gators took on the Urban Knights at Maloney Field, looking to grab their first win after dropping their first four games
The SF State men’s basketball team was able to avoid blowing a lead late in the game and instead came away with a hard-earned victory over Sonoma State at The Swamp on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The Gators started the game playing with tenacious defense, holding the
After an intense, rough game, the SF State men’s rugby team fell to Stanford 44-24 on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The team got off to a disorderly start that they were unable to break out of, which continued to develop and ultimately characterized the game.
“Our pattern just
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
[caption id="attachment_80415" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Simone Reynolds practices her javelin-throwing form at the track field at SF State on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Travis Wesley/Golden Gate Xpress)[/caption]
SF State’s women’s track and field team attributes this season’s steady success to hard work and calm minds.
After returning from
On a very sunny Saturday afternoon, the SF State rugby club won 41-15 against Fresno State, elevating their season’s record to 1-1.
The team has seen drastic improvement in their performance recently thanks to techniques that their head coach, Wade Hess, has introduced. Hess joined the
A packed house of fans that were in attendance on Friday night, Feb. 2 cheered on the SF State men’s basketball team as they faced off against Cal State San Marcos during the fourth annual Spirit Night at The Swamp.
While the Gators put up a
After a stress-inducing close game against Cal State San Marcos, the SF State women’s basketball team suffered a 62-58 loss on Spirit Night IV at The Swamp on Friday, Feb. 2.
The team was looking to continue their success after breaking an eight-game losing streak last
SF State’s baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 11-3 and 4-0, against the 25th ranked Azusa Pacific Cougars on Friday, Feb. 2nd at Maloney Field.
Senior pitcher Dillon Houser was given his first start of the season in game one of Friday’s doubleheader.
SF State baseball lost their season opener against the Azusa Pacific Cougars 7-3 on Thursday, Feb. 1 at newly renovated Maloney Field.
A 5th inning grand slam by Azusa Pacific’s Sophomore 2nd baseman Nick Estrella ruined what had been a masterful and controlled outing for SF
Gator baseball will open the 2018 season with upgrades to Maloney Field, as well as free admission to home games for students.
The improvements at The Swamp include an upgraded sound system and speakers, new dugout seats and a larger scoreboard that is still being completed.
Maloney has also
SF State wrestling head coach Jason Welch is wrapping up the tail end of the season on a strong note.
On Saturday, Jan. 27, SF State's wrestling team placed third overall at the 41st Annual California Collegiate Open, with two of SF State’s wrestlers walking
Change can be scary, but for SF State softball, change is nothing new.
After finishing no higher than 6th place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the past three seasons, SF State’s softball team is ready for redemption. The six seniors will have to help
Star Wars inspired him. After he watched Star Wars Episode IV, he started making short films by himself. Then began composing the music for those films.
Now, he enjoys composing orchestra songs, making films, flying a drone, photographing amd drawing pictures.
A SF State graduating cinema student,
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
From twerking, Trump and penises to the gender swapped roles, Lysistrata, the musical of the season at SF State, stepped forward to make a statement on stage.
Based on an ancient story based around a myth, this musical told the story with a modern twist on
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
The Gators women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros team Saturday night and lost 91-76.
Junior forward Jhaina Stephens scored a season high 31 points and added 14 rebounds, but the overall team performance was not nearly strong enough to combat
On the second night of a two game homestand, the San Francisco State men’s basketball team lost to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 86-82 in double overtime.
This outcome occurred despite the Gators holding a six point lead with 19 seconds remaining in the first