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Oakland Raiders look to build through draft

Sergio Portela

April 30, 2015

Last season the Oakland Raiders once again finished with a losing record of 3-13, but something was different. They produced five starters from their 2014 draft class: Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson, Justin Eliis and T.J...

Walk-on wrestler becomes first to head to Nationals in 15 years

Sergio Portela

March 11, 2015

In his purple SF State wrestling singlet, Johnny Costa knelt to the mat on one knee to attach his ankle band, but inside he was praying in anticipation of his first match at Massari Arena at Colorado State Pueblo University...

Early NCAA recruitment lessens value on childhood

Sergio Portela

March 10, 2015

My childhood dream of playing professionally in the NBA was not motivated by money but rather the need to go out and play the game with which I had fallen in love. That’s what most young athletes want to do when they are still...

Men’s soccer ends season with most wins since 2005

Sergio Portela

December 16, 2014

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...

Confiding in someone can help overcome depression

Sergio Portela

December 9, 2014

I gave up on my plans to attend the University of Oregon in Eugene so I could be close to the pin-up girl of my dreams. My revised strategy to earn my degree locally and then one day secure a writing position with the Sacramen...

Men’s wrestling to compete in one of the nation’s toughest tournaments

Sergio Portela

December 4, 2014

After a week off and a strong showing at the Nor Cal Open last month, the SF State wrestling team (1-0) will head to Las Vegas for the 33rd annual Cliff Keen Invitational Dec. 6 and 7. The invitational will include 40 schools...

Wrestlers test skills at Roadrunner open among Division-I schools

Sergio Portela

November 18, 2014

After an impressive win over the Division-I Cal Ploy Mustangs, the SF State wrestling team traveled to Fresno, Calif. to compete in the Roadrunner open and build off of their momentum. The Gators were one of a few Division-II...

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