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SF State women’s volleyball head coach Matt Hoffman coaches his starters during a timeout against Northwest Nazarene in the Main Gym at Don Nasser Family Plaza on Friday, Sep. 3, 2021. (Nicolas Cholula/Golden Gate Xpress)

Sports return to SF State campus for the first time in 544 days

Jack Davies, Staff Reporter September 10, 2021

Sports fields and gyms had been eerily vacant at campus since March 8, 2020, when the spring season abruptly ended due to COVID-19. With two volleyball matches scheduled on campus this past weekend,...

The scoreboard on the Maloney Field at SF State on Feb. 23, 2021. The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the return of sports for the fall of 2021. (Ricardo Olivares / Golden Gate Xpress)

Fall sports likely to resume at SF State next semester

Jack Davies, Staff Reporter May 10, 2021

As the spring semester nears its end, the reality of students returning to campus next semester comes closer. This also holds true for the return of collegiate athletics, which are on track to return for...

Head Coach Javier Ayala-Hil,right, works with goalkeeper Erik Ornelas, left, in between corner kicks at the Mens Soccer practice at SF State on Friday, Mar. 2, 2018. (Joey Vangsness/Golden Gate Xpress)

Men’s soccer coach goes pro, stays within collegiate play

Robert Jalon March 7, 2018

What would you do if you just coached your team to its first CCAA tournament birth since 1978 and won coach of the year? If you’re SF State men’s soccer coach Javier Ayala-Hil, you take on a massive...

SF State unable to get bats going in series opener to Stanislaus State

SF State unable to get bats going in series opener to Stanislaus State

Hector Aguilar February 24, 2018

SF State lost their series opener, 2-0, to the Stanislaus State Warriors at Maloney Field on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23. The Gators were coming off a tough four-game series with seventh-ranked UC San Diego...

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

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

Valerie Duarte January 29, 2018

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...

SF State Gators senior forward Autumn Fox (4) breaks through the Wildcats defense during their 2-1 win over Chico State University at Cox Stadium on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

SF State women’s soccer upsets No. 13 Chico State University in thriller

Terence Scott September 22, 2016

The Gators have now won four in a row after a 2-1 upset win over the nationally ranked Chico State Wildcats and are now 4-1-1 on the season. “I thought we played fantastic,” head coach Tracy...

Erwin Rodriguez (left) and Ernst Wullenweber (right) square off with their respective teams during a scrum at practice on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

SF State Rugby Club fights for a field

Kyle McLorg September 23, 2014

They are SF State’s only Division-I representatives. In 2012, they enjoyed their first undefeated season. On Saturday, they finished fourth in the grueling Pac West Sevens Tournament at Sacramento State,...

SF State cross country team welcomes new assistant coach Sam Ahlbeck

Rochelle Romero September 11, 2012

Most collegiate athletes see getting injured as a roadblock to their future in the sport; other competitors, like Sam Ahlbeck, view it as an opportunity to do more. Ahlbeck, 25, is the latest addition...

SF State coaches maximize limited scholarship funds for athletes

Sean Duffy April 29, 2012

When it comes to the sports of SF State, dedication and commitment are two characteristics that can directly lead to financial consideration. For coaches, these are two of the key components to consider...

SF State Gator softball closes season with doubleheader against Sonoma State Seawolves

Vonique Stricklen April 21, 2012

Three Gator athletes were carted out of the first inning due to injuries during softball’s season-ending doubleheader Saturday that only continued Sonoma State domination of the home team. The Gators...

Keeping the gender balance in SF State athletics hinders creation of men's track team

Sean Duffy April 8, 2012

Gender equity laws and limited funding together confine SF State’s athletic program, leaving the school without a men’s track and field team. These constraints have fragmented who can participate...

SF State sports teams develop stronger connections with communication off the field

Sean Duffy April 2, 2012

When the game is on the line and the pressure is on from the opposing team, trusting teammates could be the difference between a win and a loss. Daily practices can help prepare an athlete for competition,...

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