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Vallejos poses for a portrait on the SF State softball field on April 21. Vallejos was named California Collegiate Athletic Association player of the week for the second time in her career. (Paris Galarza / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State softball player Brylynn Vallejos sets school records for batting average, stolen bases

Jack Davies, Staff Reporter May 3, 2022

SF State softball player Brylynn Vallejos wasn’t known for stealing bases before becoming a Gator. Two and a half seasons later, she holds the school’s record for most stolen bases. Vallejos would...

Mason Boutain tries to escape a cradle performed by Jason Welch on Mar. 8. Boutain placed third at regionals sending him to the Division II NCAA Championships. (Paris Galarza / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State wrestler succeeds to the National Wrestling Championships

Jack Davies, Staff Reporter March 14, 2022

Mason Boutain has been around wrestling his whole life. As a child, he played on the wrestling mats while his dad coached the local wrestling team. After growing fond of the sport, he dove into wrestling...

Team Captain Matthew Breetzsky Breetzke practices with fellow Gaming Gators teammate Karma ahead of their competitive Rainbow Six Siege season on Sept. 5, 2021. (Garrett Isley/Golden Gate Xpress)

Gaming Gators strive for official program, despite esport success

Emily Calix, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

When Gaming Gators initially started in 2015, it was just a way that a group of SF State students would be able to play casual games together. Now, boasting over 1,300 online members, the esports club...

(Upper Left to Bottom Right) Tachelle Herron-Lane, Shanice Robinson, Denise Robinson,Tiffany Knuckles, Kevin Williams, Bryon Thomas, Neveah Vaughan, De’Onnie Dixon, Mar’Niyah Vaughan hold up fists and photos of slain Black Americans like Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, Soul of SF State stands against racism and anti-Blackness at SF State on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

Soul of SF State returns with virtual event observing Black History Month

Omar Morales, Contributing Staff February 16, 2021

The Soul of SF State committee held a virtual community event that featured remarks from prominent local leaders on Saturday, as a follow up to a Black Lives Matter forum held last fall.   According...

Gators outfielder Jacob Lopez (10 - far right) smiles as he high-fives his teammates during a baseball game between the SF State Gators and the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes at Maloney Field at SF State on Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017 (Aaron Levy-Wolins/Xpress).

SF State baseball picked sixth in preseason coaches poll

Devon Haripal January 30, 2019

The California Collegiate Athletic Association released its 2019 Preseason Baseball Coaches Poll, with SF State projected to finish as the No. 6 team in the conference. Last season, the program finished...

SF States track and field  and cross country programs are getting a leg-up with the addition of new director Tom Lyons and newly-named associate head coach of track and field, Christa Youngern. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

SF State names Tom Lyons new director of track and field, cross country

Devon Haripal September 19, 2018

SF State Director of Athletics Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins announced Monday that the university has named Tom Lyons the director of track and field and cross country programs. In a corresponding move, assistant...

SF State athletic director announces resignation

Austin Widger October 19, 2017

Charles Guthrie, the director of athletics at San Francisco State since 2014, publicly announced his resignation Wednesday, Oct. 18, which will be effective Nov. 1. Guthrie’s tenure as the head of...

No football Saturdays for SF Gators

Austin Widger September 12, 2017

Saturdays in the fall are a time when many college students unite around football, yet no yard lines or goalposts can be found at San Francisco State’s Cox Stadium. This is because SF State has been...

SF State’s rugby club without a home

Steven Luke September 6, 2017

SF State’s Rugby Club plays at a division 1-AA level and not only have to pay to play but lack a regular field to play their home games on. “We practice on the West Campus Green, and we play our...

SF State Gators womens basketball player Laura Lawson (left) and head coach Dennis Cox smile as they field questions in the press room of the Gymnasium building Wednesday, Oct. 28. (David Henry / Xpress)

Winter teams brace for new season at first-ever Athletics Winter Media Day

Christopher Contreras October 30, 2015

Coaches and players from SF State’s three winter sports talked about their upcoming seasons at the first ever SF State Gators Athletics Winter Media Day held Wednesday noon. The wrestling program...

The new Athletic Director, Charles Guthrie is introduced to the university and faculty at the McKenna Theatre Monday, August 25 at SF State.

New director sets high bar for athletics

Thomas De Alba August 28, 2014

SF State’s new athletic director began only months ago. Since then he’s hired three new coaches and reinvented the Gator image. “It has been a fun project to kick off our objective of creating a...

Alfredo Andrade, a kinseology major, gets a hands on experience on what its like to be a wheelchair-user whie playing accessible bowling on the lawn at Malcom X Plaza during SF States Accessible Adventure Day Tuesday, April 15. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress

SF State hosts first Accessible Adventure Day

Jennie Butler April 16, 2014

Students and faculty got a chance to experience some of their favorite recreational activities in a different way yesterday, at SF State’s first Accessible Adventure Day. Alfredo Andrade, a kinseology...

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