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Athletic Performance: What’s weed got to do with it?

Athletic Performance: What's weed got to do with it?

Story and photo by Diani Ellis

May 12, 2020

“I just love weed man!” said former NCAA college athlete Nate Jacob.  Like many other college athletes, Jacob was once part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at his school. The NCAA, according to their website, is a non-profit organization “dedicated to the well-being and lifelo...

Recovery through sport: Aaron McMihelk, USMC

Recovery through sport: Aaron McMihelk, USMC

Video by William Wendelman

February 26, 2020

Aaron McMihelk is a retired Marine who was paralyzed during basic training due to an allergic reaction to the immunizations he received entering boot camp. Aaron fought his way through depression and physical challenges to find his passion, training horses. Through the Semper Fi Fund resources and his...

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: Women in Sports Journalism

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: Women in Sports Journalism

Liz Carranza

October 17, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Liz Carranza Back in March I visited New York for the Society for Collegiate Journalists Conference, where journalism programs from around the nation gathered for workshops varying in investigative reporting, sports and photography contests. I met students fr...

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: Football is back, baby!

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: Football is back, baby!

Liz Carranza

September 18, 2015

It’s that time of year when all I hear is ESPN Sportscenter’s “dah dah dah, dah dah dah” theme song jingle from my cellphone at the most random times of the day.    It’s the best time of the year because the love of my life is here to visit me. It’s the thing that makes me ecstatic, m...

A Moot Point

Katie Mullen

December 21, 2014

For a soccer player, the field is their safe place. It is where they go to blow off steam and forget about the real world for any amount of time possible. There have been tears left in the grass, blood dripped onto jerseys, and scars both visible and unseen that will remain forever. For any athlete, their aren...

Gators hockey driven by passion despite struggles

Danielle Parenteau

December 20, 2014

The SF State Gators ice hockey team was born out of a passion for the sport. As one of the school's twelve club sports, it was organized last year by students who wanted to play so much they created a team themselves. The team plays Division Three hockey as one of five teams in the Pacific Col...

Quest for Three: SF GIANTS ARE YOUR WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS

Tami Benedict

October 29, 2014

Through trials and tribulations, through blood and tears, the Giants and their fans have waited for this moment all season long. Through amazing wins and tough losses, the Giants have worked towards this one game, Game 7 of the World Series, a make it or break it game. After tonight, only one team w...

A Giant celebration

Katie Mullen

October 29, 2014

It is a sad reality that because the city of San Francisco has a team competing in the World Series of Baseball they have to think up new ways to control fans. A victory could lead to rowdy celebrations and, dare I say, a loss could result in angry pissed off fans taking their anger out in a variety...

Quest for Three: Giants will see Game Seven

Tami Benedict

October 28, 2014

Hopes were high and fans were on the edge of their seats as the Giants faced the Royals today in game six of the World Series. If the Giants could pull it out today and get a win, then they would be the 2014 World Series Champions. Sadly, the Giants could not hang on and showed this series would ...

Quest for Three: Giants headed to Kansas City with the Lead

Tami Benedict

October 26, 2014

Giant's ace Madison Bumgarner was on the mound tonight to inch the Giants one step closer to a World Series win. Bumgarner dominated at pitching, giving the Giants a 5-0 win over the Royals. The Giants now lead the series 3-2. Bumgarner pitched a complete game shutout, something that has not bee...

Quest for Three: Giants own Game 4

Tami Benedict

October 25, 2014

Game 4 of the World Series wholeheartedly belonged to the Giants. After a crazy first couple innings, the Giants surged forward and never looked back. The Giants beat the Royals 11-4 and tied the World Series 2-2. Ryan Vogelsong had a solid first inning but quickly got himself into trouble in...

Quest for Three: Giants drop the ball in Game 3

Tami Benedict

October 25, 2014

The Giants returned home to the Bay Area for Game 3 of the World Series, but after the Royals got an early jump, the Giants could not catch up. The Giants lost 3-2 and are now behind in the series 1-2. Tim Hundson made his first ever World Series appearance but was quickly hurt by the Royals. In t...

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