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Where the gators go: Japantown edition

Various cat books written in Japanese are shown on a shelf  in Japantown’s Kinokuniya bookstore. (Emily Cardenas / Golden Gate Xpress)
February 19, 2020

The smell of takoyaki, a Japanese ball-shaped savory cake, fills the air as you walk past a K-Pop Beauty store in the West Mall of Japantown. The aroma tickles one’s nostrils as you make your way down...

Where the gators go: NightLife at the Academy

Jelly fish float in the aquarium exhibit at the Academy of Science on Feb. 6, 2020. (Catherine Stites / Golden Gate Xpress)
February 13, 2020

Stepping into a NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences feels like stepping into “Night at the Museum”. Ben Stiller and a dinosaur skeleton might not be waiting for you around the corner to...

Lights go out in The Swamp and on the Gators season as men’s basketball drops playoff game to L.A.

Photo via Pexels.
March 6, 2019

The lights dimmed on the No. 4 SF State men’s basketball team as their season came to an end on Tuesday as the Gators lost to No. 5 Cal State L.A. 81-76 in an overtime thriller that saw multiple stoppages...

The Gators (12-7 overall/8-6 CCAA) will wade The Swamp Saturday against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros (10-8/8-5 in CCAA) at 3 p.m.

February 2, 2019

The last contest between the two programs on Jan. 3 ended in a 86-76 loss favoring the Toros. Both teams shot more than 40 percent from the field and beyond the arc, with graduate guard Jiday Ugbaja leading...

After a rough home opener, the Gators face Holy Names on Tuesday

SF State midfielder Ana Williams races upfield after the opening kick off during the women's soccer home opener against Seattle Pacific on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (Niko LaBarbera/Golden Gate Xpress)
September 10, 2018

SF State women’s soccer looks to bounce back from their home opener loss as they host the Holy Names Falcons on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Defense has been a struggle for both teams as the Holy Names has...

The Gators chomp down on Chico State

SF State Gators guard Israel Hakim (15) drives through the defense of Chico State Wildcats guard Nate Ambrosini (20) and freshmen center Justin Briggs (25) and goes for the basket during the Gators' 65-51 win over the Wildcat at the Swamp on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 (Lee Kin/ Xpress).
February 10, 2017

Last weekend proved memorable for sports, both nationally and locally. Super Bowl LI broke at least 30 records, including being the first Super Bowl in history to go into overtime, and SF State men’s...

First-year player brings East Coast style to the Gators

SF State Gators’ senior forward Donae Moguel (40) shields the ball during the Gators 51-48 loss to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at the Swamp on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
December 7, 2016

On the basketball court, her coaches and teammates define her playing style as aggressive and consider her the team's vocal leader. Off the court, she is described as one of the most kind and joyous people...

Keep up with the Gators: Women’s soccer game map

October 15, 2014

At the midpoint of the 2014 season, the SF State women's soccer team finds itself in a funk.  The Gators had a strong start in the season, winning the five of the first six games.  However, the team...

Mother nature cannot hold the Gators back, team proves successful at first cross country match of the season

September 20, 2014

A drizzle-coated Golden Gate Park Speedway Park Thursday morning proved to not be a challenge for SF State men and women’s cross country teams, which kicked off their seasons against Academy of Art and...

SF State may not be the Gators for long

SF State may not be the Gators for long
February 19, 2014

University President Leslie E. Wong dances with the SF State gator mascot at Malcolm X Plaza on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in preparation for the second SF State Harlem Shake video. Photo by Virginia Tieman...

Fresh Thoughts Episode 1: Welcome to Zoom University, Gators!

Fresh Thoughts hosted by Olivia Wynkoop
September 16, 2020

The class of 2024 is unlike any other group of first-year students SF State has seen. After enduring their final moments of highschool in Zoom meetings, these students are now entering a new chapter...

Gators split series against Cal Poly Pomona

Jackson Kritsch, 4, Infielder, receives the ball from Rudy Aguilar, 7, infielder which lead to two outs against the Cal Poly Branco's at the Maloney Field in San Francisco, Calif. on March 8th, 2020. (Daniel Da Silveira / / Golden Gate Xpress)
March 9, 2020

After losing the series against top team UC San Diego last weekend, SF State’s baseball team bounced back this past weekend by splitting their season against Cal Poly Pomona, last season’s California...

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