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
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
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
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
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SF State students are working once again with the non-profit Coaching Corps to help kids in disadvantaged communities play the sports they have always wanted to play.
Coaching Corps’s mission is "to ensure that all kids get to reap
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
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
After a grueling five-month roller coaster ride to secure a stadium, the Gators Rugby Football Club have finally found a place to call their own.
The squad has established Boxer Stadium, a field near Balboa BART Station, as their home turf.
“It was freshmen and sophomore year, we used
The Gators hockey club played some of its best hockey of the season against San Jose State University Friday night, but an inability to play consistently ultimately cost them in a 15-3 loss to their South Bay rivals in Oakland.
The Spartans notched their first goal
After two weeks of rough defeats and brutal injuries, the SF State hockey club’s season changed from one full of promise, to one full of questions.
The team endured back-to-back losses to the SJSU Spartans and Santa Rosa Junior College Polar Bears in blowout fashions, however
The SF State Gators Hockey Club drops the puck on its sophomore season in the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association on Sept. 27, hoping to make the playoffs for the first time.
The road to glory won't be an easy one to trek, however. Between the opening
Penalties, breakdowns and injuries left a mark on the SF State Gators’ 14-3 season-opening loss to the SJSU Spartans at Sharks Ice in Fremont Saturday night.
“It was a bad beat,” Coach Kevin Barlow said following the game. “We’re a new team. We’ve only had four
They are SF State’s only Division-I representatives. In 2012, they enjoyed their first undefeated season. On Saturday, they finished fourth in the grueling Pac West Sevens Tournament at Sacramento State, bringing home the Shield award.
They are the Gators Rugby Football Club, and to date, their
SF State’s ultimate Frisbee team took the field earlier this month, preparing to improve on its winless season from a year ago.
Veteran players from the Turnips ultimate Frisbee team said its roster quickly filled out with students hoping to stay active without dealing with the
Nearly finished with their first season as an official club sport, the ice hockey team at SF State has run into a financial dilemma. They cannot afford to play their last home game against Santa Clara University that was scheduled for Jan. 11 at the
Video by Tony Santos and Treya Winfield
Nearly five years ago, SF State lost its small but talented Ultimate Frisbee club when its founders graduated. Now, the disc-throwing sport is making a return to campus.
Two juniors, Gianna Tesler and Graeme Brunst, restarted the club this semester
Video by Daniel A. Nelson
After going completely defeated last year in their debut Division I-AA season, the SF State rugby team hits back with a vengeance.
This season, the Gators will focus on getting more wins against division rivals like Stanford, Chico State and San Jose
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Club Taekwondo at SF State University practice in the mat room of the gym. Pasoon Ahmadzai(right) , a senior at SF State, spares with Master Mike Wong (left) . Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
The Taekwondo Club at SF State is expecting visitors
Xpress catches up with students from the Intramural Soccer League during one of their indoor practices. Students meet up in the gym Monday nights starting at 7 p.m. to engage in friendly competition while honing their soccer skills.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Johana Duarte celebrates after bowling a strike at Classic Bowling Center in Daly City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Duarte is a member of the Residential Life Department at SF State and regularly gets together with other faculty and staff to bowl.
Most sports bend nature to their will, but snow sports rise and fall at the whim of winter.
With two feet of snow already blanketing parts of Northern California, Bay Area snowboarders and skiers are looking forward to the coming season, which holds significantly more promise
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="SF State's Friendship Game's team participated in the 27th Annual Friendship Games hosted by CSU Fullerton on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Photo by Jamie Balaoro / Xpress."][/caption]
SF State’s Friendship Game’s team participated in the 27th Annual Friendship Games hosted by CSU Fullerton
The grueling hits, furious pace and overall physical exertion rugby players put forth is immense, but despite the sweat and bruises, it isn’t considered an NCAA sport.
Founded in 2005, SF State’s Gators rugby football club has been trying to make it into the NCAA since the
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Many club sports at SF State are struggling to maintain regular
When he crossed the finish line first, 23-year-old kinesiology major Christian Swanson got to live his year-long dream of running for wellness.
After his grandfather suffered a stroke a year ago, Swanson was inspired to find a creative way to bring awareness and support for the
At the end of the semester, in a flurry of finals and stress-ridden assignments, many students can look back at the late-night Village Market pizza and the decision to take the elevator to the second floor with nothing but regret - and the freshman 15.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Jujitsu club president, Kevin Heung, 24, and vice president, Justin Orozco, 22, demonstrate how to apply a triangle hold to the attending club participants during the practice Monday, April 2, 2012. Photo by Gil Riego Jr."][/caption]
Two students with a passion for
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="USF and SF State students practice together on the Rugby team at Negoseco Stadium at USF. Feb. 29, 2012 Photo by Andrew Lopez"][/caption]
Burly athletes sprinting up and down the field aiming to hit others with bone-crushing tackles aren’t images typically associated
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The SF State triathlon team trains together at Aquatic Park on February 25th, 2012. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
The newest club sport on campus is one of the most challenging athletic activities: triathlon. While the idea of running a three-sport event may
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State's men's volleyball coach, Eric Ballelos, goes up for a hit against his players in a practice scrimmage, Feb. 16. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
Student fee increases are nothing new, but this semester a newly-approved fee requires students to pay for
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Renee Quesada exercises during the Work the Foam fitness class at SF State on February 24th, 2012. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
The feeling of restless muscle tension is all too familiar for a student who has had to sit through a weekly three-hour