08 Dec 2015

FALL SPORTS WRAP-UP

[slideshow_deploy id=’69982′] The advent of touted first-year head coach Tracy Hamm was as-advertised. The women’s soccer team cracked the .500 win-loss margin for the first time since 2011 and outscored

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27 Oct 2015

Fantasy gambling threatens America’s game

I’ve had my ups and downs with sports gambling. I’ve sulked about the over-under even when my favorite teams were winning, almost had my ass kicked by a bar full

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30 Sep 2015

Past and present: The composition of a championship gators team

Four teams in SF State history hold the honor of being the University’s most successful squads ever assembled. While each group had a unique approach to collecting championships, the teams

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26 Aug 2015

New faces flood athletic department

The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the

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26 Aug 2015

Solidified soccer team looks promising

Twenty-eight pairs of soccer cleats trod onto the sunken field in the middle of Cox Stadium before Friday afternoon’s practice. The herd of try-out hopefuls had thinned for the final time, and

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16 Jul 2015

Athletic department welcomes new head softball coach

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

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19 May 2015

Track team eclipses individual success

[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

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13 May 2015

Annual event brings attention to accessible recreation

SF State student Rosie Blanckenburg reared her wheelchair onto the thick treads of its haunches, elevating its smaller set of neon-lit front tires into the air. She whirled the chair

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06 May 2015

In Review: Women’s softball find footing late in season

 [slideshow_deploy id=’66150′] The hallmarks of a demoralizing year plagued the Gators during their 1-13 start to the season, but their record did not prevent the young squad from establishing themselves

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05 May 2015

Men’s baseball ends season with emotional win for graduating seniors

The Gators turned a 7-2 punishment of the league-leading Cal Poly Pomona Broncos into a dramatic final act for the seniors that took to Maloney Field for the last time on

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28 Apr 2015

Sophomore pitcher emerges in another breakout season

When SF State pitcher Megan Clark steps onto the raised gravel to begin her pitching performance, everything moves in sync. The precision of her pitching mechanics trickle down to her

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22 Apr 2015

Outfielder’s layout catch highlighted on SportsCenter

Lying dazed on the grass in deep center field with a baseball nestled in the webbing of his glove, Nick Jackson could not hear the fans in Maloney Field’s wooden

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17 Apr 2015

Men’s baseball hold onto early lead to beat Chico State Wildcats

The Gators clung to a first-inning lead through the next eight frames of their Friday home game against the Chico State Wildcats, staving off the visitors with poised pitching and

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14 Apr 2015

Ultimate Frisbee team sails into season with two new teams

Two ultimate Frisbee teams occupied the artificial turf of the West Campus Green for the first time in SF State’s history on Friday. As men’s team member Cooper Wright whipped a

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07 Apr 2015

Intramural sports fuses rivalry and leisure

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

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31 Mar 2015

Women’s softball show midseason offensive progress

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

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25 Mar 2015

Gators softball continue to show offensive growth against Cal State Bernardino

The Gators continued their trend of offensive improvement throughout a four game series against conference opponent Cal State San Bernardino, dropping a pair of games on Friday (0-5, 4-7) before splitting

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17 Mar 2015

Veteran on track to break into All-time hits record list

[dropcap]P [/dropcap]awing at the dirt with the spikes of her cleat and scanning the field over thick stripes of eye black, SF State’s standout shortstop enters the batter’s box in

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13 Mar 2015

Gator offense takes center stage in doubleheader sweep

The Gators combined lights-out pitching with the long-awaited clutch hitting that has eluded the squad this season, downing the Holy Names University Hawks 4-0 and 9-1 for the team’s first

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12 Mar 2015

Women’s softball drop four at home, despite offensive improvement

Despite making strides towards being more effective on offense, the Gators dropped four straight to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in two double-headers on Friday (2-5, 3-10) and Saturday

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03 Mar 2015

Three wrestlers at top form, advance to National tournament

The purple mats that spread across the floor of SF State’s wrestling room and typically teem with energetic athletes will feel unsettlingly barren in the weeks leading up to the

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03 Mar 2015

Men’s baseball closes out weekend with series split

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

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23 Feb 2015

Women’s softball drop four at home, optimistic on upcoming road trip

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

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23 Feb 2015

Senior night inspires emotional first win of season

  As the chances of a Chico State Wildcats comeback slimmed during the final minutes of Saturday’s game, a marked change swept over The Swamp gymnasium. Frantic expressions on the faces

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19 Feb 2015

Women’s softball swept in doubleheader

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.

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17 Feb 2015

Renovated training facility more accessible for student athletes

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

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16 Feb 2015

Emotions run high for wrestling senior night

The Gators wrestling squad capped an emotionally charged senior night by beating rival Menlo College in spectacular fashion on Thursday, pulling out a 22-16 victory decided by the final match

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11 Feb 2015

Sophomore pitches first-career shutout in doubleheader split

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

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10 Feb 2015

Veteran rebounds from bench to star player

Before senior point guard Bren Haley steps onto the court, he bends down his 6-foot frame and raps his knuckles three times against the painted hardwood. In the midst of

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01 Feb 2015

Scandals come just in time to fuel Super Bowl hype

Self-deprecation as a source of comedy has been the basis of many of the most acclaimed acts and shows of all time. The  “look at how internally corrupt I am”

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