21 May 2014

Putting tidal waves into crunchable data

The San Francisco Bay has powerful, silent tidal currents that influence all objects it comes in contact with. And Boriana “Bobbie” Viljoen has observed first hand the horrors of people being

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21 May 2014

Students aim to create an app to find your Friday night plans

Randy Tovar and his business partner Jimmy Felix came up with their App “Spots” in October of last year, during their first semester of college at SF State. And the

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21 May 2014

Grad student combines tech and design to benefit people

Trevor Myers, a 31-year-old graduate design industry student, has just registered his start-up business: Small Mouth Design. “Because I have a small mouth,” Myers said. “It’s a family thing. I

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21 May 2014

Professor creates a space for student inventions

Mark Ciotola remembers where it all began: as a young boy when he created his own ice cream flavor with a 15 cent licensing fee to his friends. Since those

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07 May 2014

Track team finished fifth in conference final

Maya Cabiness started out her season with a serious injury and just recently was able to return after some time away. She only competed in half of the meets her

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01 May 2014

Track team eyes top place finish in conference championships

For Michelle Chung, sophomore discus and hammer thrower, things got a little strange at practice last week when she forgot how to throw. “I took a week off because something

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Cynthia Salazar was the first for women to cross the finish line at SF State's 5K Walk, Run & Roll Sunday, April 13. Photo by Coburn Palmer / Special to Xpress
16 Apr 2014

Community turns out for fourth annual 5K Walk, Run & Roll

While most were still tucked in bed sleeping off the night before, over 300 people rose and headed to Cesar Chavez Student Center before 8 a.m. to join the fourth

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Michael Ramirez from Hartnell College ran in the third heat of the mens 5000 meter run at the SF State Distance Carnival at Cox Stadium Friday April 4. Ramirez finished with a time of 14:47. Photo by Erica Marquez/Special to Xpress
10 Apr 2014

SF State hosts two-day 7th Distance Carnival featuring over 1,000 athletes

SF State President Leslie E. Wong was just another fan in the crowd Friday until he proudly reached up to ring the bell that echoed across campus as the Gators

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10 Apr 2014

Wrestling runs through SF State’s siblings’ blood

Like all brothers, Zach and Isaiah Jimenez fight from time to time. But unlike most, they battle it out on a wrestling mat. Zach, a senior at SF State, has

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30 Mar 2014

Beyond psychology: professor coached Judo at Olympic level

David Matsumoto wasn’t interested in the sport of Judo when he first started at seven years old. But being the youngest of three boys, he was expected to follow in

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20 Mar 2014

The home stretch: former USSR track star now resides at SF State’s field

Volunteer Coach Moris Lozovatskiy stands on the track at Cox Stadium Monday, March 17. Photo by Jenny Sokolova / Xpress Moris Lozovatskiy carries a folder with him wherever he goes,

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Tiana Wills practices the high jump on the track at Cox Stadium Monday, March 17. Photo by Jenny Sokolova / Xpress
20 Mar 2014

Senior high-jumper places third in championships, named All-American

Tiana Wills practices the high jump on the track at Cox Stadium Monday, March 17. Photo by Jenny Sokolova / Xpress Senior high-jumper Tiana Wills has been named an All-American,

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12 Mar 2014

Sister, sister: Twin softball players go head-to-head

Identical twin sisters Jenny and Katie Obbema both play softball, but attend SF State and Humboldt State. Photo by Becky Obbema / Special to Xpress For the first time in

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04 Mar 2014

Wrestlers fight extreme altitude for a spot in national championships

Head coach Lars Jensen tells his SF State wrestlers one thing before every match: “Walk in there like you own the place.” Three gator wrestlers did exactly that in the

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26 Feb 2014

Former student crosses English Channel at 54 years old, inducted to Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame

Anthony McCarley had a desire to swim the English Channel before he even learned to swim at age 13. That drive got the SF State alum to the Pacifica Sports

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26 Feb 2014

Track and field senior overcomes fear, breaks record

SF State record-breaking high jumper Tiana Wills is one of the best in the nation — with a fear of her own sport. “I’m afraid of heights,” Wills admitted. “So

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10 Feb 2014

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

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

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SF State's Dylan Phillipy holds Simon Fraser's Dillon Hume as SF State faced Simon Fraser University Friday Jan. 31, 2014. Phillipy won the match 18-0. Photo by Mike Hendrickson / Special to Xpress
31 Jan 2014

Gator wrestling beats Simon Fraser on Senior Day

[set_id=72157640395969173] The nationally 16th-ranked SF State Gators finished strong in their final two home duals of the 2013-2014 season. The first dual against NCAA Division I Cal State Bakersfield finished

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