With the 2016 season set to begin this Friday, the SF State baseball team is looking to some unfamiliar faces to help it bounce back from last year’s disappointing 19-29 season, including new head coach Tony Schifano.
This season will be Schifano’s first as a head coach.
Headed into the new season, SF State’s softball team is focused on improving on their 12-40 record from last season.
First-year head coach Lisa Allen has inherited an experienced team with 14 returning players, including eight starters from last year’s team. Among them are starting pitcher
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
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
The SF State women’s soccer team won their first game of the season 2-1 over Montana State University Billings in their home debut at Cox Stadium on Thursday.
“We needed it,” said midfielder Kelsey Wetzstein. “We played hard last weekend but it just wasn't our
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,
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] SF Gator Mark Lindsey waits for a pitch during the double header versus CSU Monterey Bay on Friday, April 3. (Drake Newkirk / Xpress)[/caption]
Sitting in the bullpen after picking up two wins against the visiting Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, senior
[caption id="attachment_64665" align="alignleft" width="600"] San Francisco State Gator Matt Vera (7) hits his bat on the ground at the game against Cal State Stanislaus Warriors on Sunday March 29. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)[/caption]
The combination of good offense and defense has pulled the SF State men's
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
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
The SF State baseball team kicked off its long string of division play with a Friday afternoon 9-5 win over the visiting Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles.
The Gators were led by senior Mark Lindsay’s three hit day and starting pitcher Nolan Sheridan’s strong pitching
Under the parched and sweltering desert sky, Gators' pitcher Peter Reyes could feel the strands of his ligaments tear with each heave of the ball to home plate.
Ignoring the pain only made matters worse for the junior pitcher and eventually his elbow gave out. It was inevitable that he would
The SF State wrestling team has endured an up-and-down battle this season with tough losses to ranked teams in the nation. As the team heads to the 2014-2015 NCAA Division II West Super Regionals hosted at Colorado State University-Pueblo this weekend, their minds are set
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
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
Building their friendship since the beginning of their Gator baseball career, senior starters Danny Souza and Mark Lindsay have used that camaraderie to influence the baseball squad with their leadership.
On and off the field, Souza and Lindsay encourage teammates to arrive early to practice, make good use of the
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
A new head coach for the women's soccer team with a commitment to student athletes' success will offer the team a fresh face after 33 years.
SF State announced Tracy Hamm as the new women’s soccer head coach over the winter break following the retirement of
The SF State wrestling team has had its highs and lows throughout the season, but remain with high momentum as Regionals and Nationals approach.
The team started off their season with two wins against Division I opponent Cal Poly and Simpson University. From those two match
SF State’s wrestling team started off their tournament-packed weekend with a pair of matches hosting Cal Baptist University Lancers, Simon Fraser University Clans and Minnesota State Moorhead Friday afternoon at The Swamp. The Gators fell short to Cal Baptist 25-12 but ended the day with
After a 14-12 season that finished in a disappointing loss to Chico State in the playoffs last year, SF State’s men’s basketball team looks to build off last season.
Led by fifth year head coach Paul Trevor, the Gators are off to a great 8-8 start
Women's basketball still fighting, despite their tough 0-16 start to the season. The women Gators look to pick up in the last half of the season.
The Gators had the most wins in a season since 2005, where they won 10 games. The Gators started the year having their longest unbeaten streak at six games since 1980, only to hit the road and go on a five game losing streak against
The 2014 cross-country season brought many obstacles to the young women’s team. One of the main obstacles the team faced was bringing in the new runners to an unfamiliar system and a new level of competition. The team was made up of only three returning
SF State’s new athletic director began only months ago. Since then he’s hired three new coaches and reinvented the Gator image.
“It has been a fun project to kick off our objective of creating a consistent brand identity for SF State athletics,” said Charles Guthrie, the
The entire SF State softball team and cheering section were on their feet and yelling at the top of their lungs, as the winning run crossed the plate, in an extra-inning win over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors, 3-2.
The Gators swept the Warriors in a
SF State's Kelsey Murakami throws the ball to first base against Dixie State Tuesday, March 11 at SF State's softball field. SF State lost 1-4. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress
Due to lack of offense and a couple of defensive errors, Gators softball lost
Two clutch free throws from the Gators Leticia Galarza gave SF State a much-needed 72-70 win against Humboldt Friday.
The Gators and Lumberjacks both came needing a win Feb. 14 at The Swamp, as both teams were 8-8 in CCAA and tied for seventh place in
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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
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Katie Batlin, senior, poses for a portrait at SF State on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Photo by Philip Houston / Xpress[/caption]
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When Katie Batlin steps to the free throw line, she puts her hand over her
After a slow start to the season, the SF State women’s basketball team took its first lead of the year with seven minutes to go in the first half of the game Tuesday.
The Gators wouldn’t trail the rest of the game, besting Pacific Union 76-45
Within the first 15 seconds of the match, before the 20-some fans could settle into their seats, captain Dennis Groenlund slapped a corner shot from the goal line through the goal tender's legs. The goal was all the SF State hockey team needed to secure
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Carlos Bailon, left, and Matias Rodriguez fight for control of the ball at Cox Stadium during the second half of the game between the SF State Gators and the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes on Nov. 3. Photo by John Ornelas
Two goals from two Cal State San Bernardino juniors spoiled senior day for the SF State women’s soccer team.
The Coyotes put a damper on the Gators final regular season game this Sunday with a 2-0 win. The Gators end the year with a 6-7-3 conference record, finishing
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Kristian Juarez(15) runs between SF State's Cheer Team after being introduced at Gator Madness in SF State's Main Gymnasium, on Friday, Oct. 18. Gator Madness gave students the chance to meet athletes from the wrestling team, and the men's and women's