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Hearing is believing

May 9, 2018 Sports 1 Comment

Sometimes the removal of sight can provide a glimpse into a misunderstood world. Danny Vang sure thinks so. Vang, a social work major who is partially blind, wanted to introduce an activity to his campus that would help people better understand the blind community. Goalball was his method of choice, and the Mashouf Wellness Center’s basketball court served as the ...

Gators win it all

May 8, 2018 Sports

For the first time in SF State’s track and field program history they won the conference championship. The Gators had 11 first-place finishers over the weekend, coming from the 8th-ranked position to do so. With time spent during the season as the top-ranked team in the country, the conference title was well within reach. Head ...

Softball team honors seniors before last games of the season

May 2, 2018 Sports

SF State’s softball team wrapped up their season on Saturday, April 28 with a doubleheader against Chico State on the Gator’s home field. Before the pair of games began, the Gators honored their soon-to-be-gone seniors Lindsey Cassidy, Sara Higa, Angelica Terrel, Delanie Chrisman, Madison Collins and Mallory Cleveland with flowers and applause,. Each senior played ...

“Mama, there goes that man”…to Portland

April 11, 2018 Sports

Imagine you’re 20, sitting in the bowels of Madison Square Garden, dressed to impress. You’re there with 101 other top athletes, anticipating a moment that will be unforgettable and potentially life-changing. The moment when all your hard work and many hours of practice finally pay off. You’re waiting for your name to be called in ...

Wrestling coach balances graduate degree with Olympic hopes

April 11, 2018 Sports

Assistant wrestling coach, graduate student and a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) fellow — just one of these job titles would carry a hectic schedule to maintain on its own. For Olympic hopeful and super-human Orry Elor, he manages all three — with some time to spare. Elor was an alternate for Team USA’s ...

Gators use bullpen for victory

April 4, 2018 Sports

A stable of pitchers and a breakout fifth inning helped The Gators return to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over the Holy Names Hawks on Monday, April 2 at Maloney Field. SF State erased a one-run deficit in the fifth, in which they put up four runs off RBI singles by junior left fielder ...

Shrieve-Hawkins named new SF State athletic director

April 4, 2018 Sports

The search is finally over as a new head athletic director has been named at SF State. The University announced the hiring of Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins on March 29, after months of searching for the right candidate. SF State President Leslie Wong released a statement shortly after the news broke stating that he was “excited about ...

Welch provides the juice

March 15, 2018 Sports

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, who just completed his first season with the ...

Track the progress, field the results

February 28, 2018 Sports

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 thrower on the women’s track and field ...

Four seniors, one last opportunity

February 26, 2018 Sports

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 basketball seniors. Before the game started, the seniors were escorted ...

SF State wins doubleheader 6-1, 7-0

February 21, 2018 Sports

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. They added a run in the second frame but ...

Women’s rugby team on the rise

February 14, 2018 Sports

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 she noticed that a good portion of the team ...

Men’s rugby team seeks to persevere after loss to Stanford

February 10, 2018 Sports

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 kind of broke down,” said assistant coach Malik ...

New techniques lead to rugby success

February 4, 2018 Sports 2 Comments

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 club at the very end of the spring 2017 ...

Spirits crushed on Spirit Night IV

February 3, 2018 Sports

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 Saturday against Stanislaus State, but a three point shot ...