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Compensation: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

The debate over whether college athletes deserve to be paid has gained momentum the past few years. It reached one of its most controversial moments in 2015 when Northwestern University’s football team attempted to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board refused to accept or decline the effort, but a statement was made. College athletes were ...

All work and no pay makes NCAA a poor sport

April 19, 2017 Sports

Student athletes put their blood, sweat and tears, nearly all year round, into school and their sport. They are dedicated to their coaches and their employer, the NCAA, but don’t benefit from their work financially. The NCAA receives $1.1 billion from CBS and Turner for the rights to broadcast March Madness. ESPN pays the NCAA ...

Gators look to next season despite tough playoff loss

March 10, 2017 Sports

LA JOLLA — SF State’s men’s basketball team saw their historic season come to an end Friday night with a loss to #13 ranked California Baptist University, 71-50. After keeping the game close in the first half, the Gators were on the wrong side of a 42-25 point second half, which allowed CBU to pull ...

All-Conference Gators leading the way in historic season

March 10, 2017 Sports

Although they fell short in the CCAA championship game against University of California, San Diego Saturday night, the Gators are having an extraordinary season. This point was highlighted this weekend when four players of this year’s men’s basketball team were named to the CCAA All Conference Team members. Junior and senior guards Warren Jackson and ...

Gators hit bump in road to NCAA Championship

March 5, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball hit a bump in their road to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball West Regional, but they still have a shot in the game. The Gators faced-off against number 1 seeded University of California, San Diego Tritons in the championship game of the CCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the ...

The Gators chomp down on Chico State

February 10, 2017 Sports

Last weekend proved memorable for sports, both nationally and locally. Super Bowl LI broke at least 30 records, including being the first Super Bowl in history to go into overtime, and SF State men’s basketball head coach Paul Trevor had his 100th career win in his seventh year with the Gators. “It means the world to ...

Cheer team gears up for nationals win

September 22, 2016 Sports

Dressed in neatly pressed white and purple uniforms with matching shoes, the SF State cheer team gathers on a mat every Tuesday night in the gymnasium, persistently practicing high-flying basket tosses to perfection. The cheer team is enthusiastic about their 2016-17 season and optimistic about a win at nationals. “We’re hoping to be involved with ...

Soccer team heads into season with fresh perspective

September 1, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67100′] For the first time in 33 years, the women’s soccer team will have a new head coach, and Tracy Hamm said she feels like she’s up to the task. “Its a unique opportunity to create this program’s own tradition,” Hamm said. “Former coach Jack Hyde built the program to what it is, so I feel like ...

Track team eclipses individual success

May 19, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’66206′] 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 improvement in a short period of time,” said head ...

College athletes deserve compensation for talent

March 3, 2015 Opinion

With the college basketball season underway and March Madness right around the corner, the sport will garner attention from all over the nation. Fans will fill out post-season tournament brackets, players will celebrate and a champion will arise when it’s all said and done. While the players and coaches commemorate their victory, the real winners will ...

New director sets high bar for athletics

August 28, 2014 Sports

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 new athletic director who introduced a new Gator logo ...

Top ten Gator sport highlights of the year

May 23, 2014 Sports

This year has been an impressive year for Gator sports. From basketball, to soccer, to track, we are all very proud of our fellow Gators. Here is tribute to some of the best displays of athleticism from the past school year.   10) MEN’S SOCCER: The Gator’s upset CSULA 1-0 Sept. 20, 2013, who was ...

Four Gator women earn a spot in Indoor Track and Field Nationals

February 10, 2014 Sports

Anna Lee McGregor (left),, Brionne Baucham (center), and Erica Hayes (right), warm up during SF State’s women’s track and field spring training at Cox Stadium Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress With four meets remaining before the Division II Indoor National Championships, talented indoor track and field female athletes emerge as promising ...

Cross-country teams prep for championship meet in Chico

October 22, 2013 Sports

The SF State cross-country teams will kick off their post season Oct. 26 at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship meet in Chico, Calif. It is the first of three pit stops on the Gators’ trek back to the NCAA Division II national championship, where the men finished 22nd as a team last year. Chico State, winner of ...