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Gators lose a hard fought game against Cal State San Marcos on Spirit Night

Antonio Dos Santos Lau
February 3, 2018
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A packed house of fans that were in attendance on Friday night, Feb. 2 cheered on the SF State men’s basketball team as they faced off against Cal State San Marcos during the fourth annual Spirit Night at The Swamp. While the Gators put up a tough fight, they ultimately fell to the visiting Coug...

Gators drop home opener to Azusa Pacific University 7-3

Robert Jalon
February 2, 2018
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SF State baseball lost their season opener against the Azusa Pacific Cougars 7-3 on Thursday, Feb. 1 at newly renovated Maloney Field. A 5th inning grand slam by Azusa Pacific’s Sophomore 2nd baseman Nick Estrella ruined what had been a masterful and controlled outing for SF State’s Senior pitcher...

A pair of Gators finish first in 41st Annual California Collegiate Open

Chandler Michael of Southern Oregon University wrestles with SF State's Nick Valadez at the 41st Annual California Collegiate Open wrestling tournament at SF State on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Joseph Vangdness/Golden Gate Xpress)

Valerie Duarte
January 29, 2018
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SF State wrestling head coach Jason Welch is wrapping up the tail end of the season on a strong note. On Saturday, Jan. 27, SF State's wrestling team placed third overall at the 41st Annual California Collegiate Open, with two of SF State’s wrestlers walking away with their first ever college t...

Gators softball? Anything but soft

SFSU Softball third baseman Sara Higa (left), pitcher Lindsey Cassidy, outfielder Mallory Cleveland and coach Alicia Reid pose for a portrait outside the Gymnasium at SF State, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
 Reid was previously head softball coach at Humboldt State University for 5 years before starting this past year at SFSU and said,

Gabriel Agurcia
January 24, 2018
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Change can be scary, but for SF State softball, change is nothing new. After finishing no higher than 6th place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the past three seasons, SF State’s softball team is ready for redemption. The six seniors will have to help lead a team laden with...

Gospel Gators: 13 years and counting

Ja Ronn Thompson directs the Gator Gospel Choir during a practice at SF State on Monday, November 27, 2017. (Kayleen Fonte/Golden Gate Xpress)

Gabby Cazares-Lopez
December 6, 2017
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The collective voices of the Gospel Gators travel through the first floor halls of the Creative Arts building at SF State, even as they rehearse behind closed doors. Guiding the gospel choir through these powerful vocals is director Ja Ronn Thompson, who founded it as a freshman at SF State in 2004. ...

Lady Gators overpowered by Cal State Dominguez Hills

Austin Widger
December 3, 2017
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The Gators women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros team Saturday night and lost 91-76. Junior forward Jhaina Stephens scored a season high 31 points and added 14 rebounds, but the overall team performance was not nearly strong enough to combat the explosive ...

Gators fall to the Toros in double overtime

Austin Widger
December 3, 2017
Filed under Life, Sports

On the second night of a two game homestand, the San Francisco State men’s basketball team lost to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 86-82 in double overtime. This outcome occurred despite the Gators holding a six point lead with 19 seconds remaining in the first overtime. A frenzied sequenc...

Zeller’s strong shooting propels Gators to victory in CCAA home opener

Austin Widger
December 3, 2017
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1,000 fans packed The Swamp Friday night and went home happy after the men’s basketball team beat California State University, Los Angeles 87-78. The highlight of the game for the Gators was their 49 percent field goal shooting and 50 percent from three point range. This scoring explosion was l...

Gators explode to 2-0 record after defeating Dominican

Chiefy Ugbaja (#23) slides past a UC Dominican defender for a lay up in San Rafael, Nov. 11, 2017. Ugbaja finished with 21 points and 7 rebounds. (Mitchell Mylius / Golden Gate Xpress)

Mitchell Mylius
November 12, 2017
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The Gators men’s basketball team edged past the UC Dominican Penguins 92-88 at the PAC West/CCAA Challenge tournament, improving their undefeated record of 2-0. While the Gators did at one point lead by 12, the win didn’t come easy. Evan Zeller opened up the game with a 3-point bomb, inci...

Gators’ season comes to a close in CCAA semifinals

Feliciano Cardenas (#12) dribbles the ball against Cal Poly Pomona at UC San Diego on Nov. 3, 2017. (SF State Athletics/Brandon Davis)

Cesar Lopez
November 3, 2017
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San Francisco State men’s soccer closed their historic season today at 11 a.m. in the semifinals with a 0-3 loss against Cal Poly Pomona. The last time the Gators were in the playoffs, the 1978 team made it to the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. This season, the Gators made...

Gators chomp their way to playoffs

Tariq Pulskamp (#19) heads the ball into the goal against Humboldt State at Cox Stadium in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Pulskamp scored his 5th goal of the season. (Mitchell Mylius/Golden Gate Xpress)

Cesar Lopez
October 31, 2017
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San Francisco State won their last game of the regular season on Saturday, celebrating Senior Day, to pull their way into the playoff season for the first time since 1978. After the only goal in the game, set by junior midfielder/defender Ayden Bowers' header from the right side of the box, the Gators cement...

Gators win their last match with a “senior touch”

Ivan Corona
October 30, 2017
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It was a Hollywood ending for the San Francisco State University women’s soccer season. On Senior Day where Liz Borders, Christina Holguin, Bianca Lowe, Vanessa Penuna, Sierra Sagasta and Laura Shea were honored for their time as student-athletes at SF State. The seniors and the rest of the squad...

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