City College of San Francisco coach George Rush considers the 2011 freshman football class to be his best in the past 10 years. “We put a lot more energy in the recruiting process this year, and it paid off,” Rush said, while tempering the optimism with his common refrain. “But everybody looks good in August.” Read More
The 2010 season was a roller coaster ride for the College of San Mateo Bulldogs — one that was fun, had fans sick to their stomach and feeling better after it was all said and done.
CSM was sitting at 6-0, primed to make a return trip to the California State Championship.
Click on the picture for the Bulldogs' schedule. Read More
Former players Bill Walsh, John Madden, Bill Ring and Neal Dahlen highlight the College of San Mateo’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame class.
The induction ceremony honoring 16 inductees will be held Sept. 23.
San Mateo’s long football coaching tradition will be celebrated by the induction of coaches Murius McFadden, Herb Hudson, Bill Dickey, Ted Tollner, and Tom Martinez. Read More
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I am not a Terrelle Pryor fan. As a college quarterback, he never really displayed the type of poise, pocket presence, passing accuracy or decision-making that I believe are necessary for him to become a starter at the NFL level.
Off the field, he has been worse. Read More
James Back isn’t satisfied. The returning sophomore from the USF men’s golf team isn’t satisfied simply being named West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year last season, and he isn’t satisfied with just qualifying for the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship, which begins Monday in Wisconsin. He wants to win it.
The 20-year-old said, “It’s really not as easy as people think,” and said he’ll be happy at least making it into match play. That’s still a lofty feat on its own, as only the top 64 players — out of a pool of 312 — will advance into match play. Read More
Coach Jeff Tedford and the Cal football team started to make themselves right at home on Tuesday as the videoboard at AT&T Park read “San Francisco is Bears Territory” during their only preseason practice at their 2011 home.
“If our teammates are here and we’re together, then we’ll be together,” Tedford said. “It doesn’t matter where we are or where we practice.”
It was Cal’s 10th day of training camp and the team appeared loose as it got used to the dirt infield, ran 7-on-7 drills and ran into the padded outfield wall. Read More
Wendell McKines poured in a game-high 51 points Tuesday to lift Bay Pride to a thrilling 115-111 overtime victory against Dream Team at Kezar Pavilion, securing a San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am League championship in the process.
Dream Team had no answer for McKines, a former Richmond High School star who is entering his senior season at New Mexico State this fall.
Tuesday’s win gave Bay Pride a sweep in the best-of-three showdown after it previously won Game 1 of the series 105-86 on Monday. Read More
Though Cal football coach Jeff Tedford insists there will be competition for the starting quarterback position this fall, Zach Maynard emerged as the top QB in the spring and should be under center when the Bears open at Candlestick on Sept. 3 against Fresno State.
“He can make all the throws,” Tedford said this week. “He throws a nice deep ball and he has the arm strength to zip the ball on the intermediate routes.”
Maynard also has some running ability, which is a positive. Read More
Bill Cosby once hosted a short-lived television series in the late 1990s called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”Steve Alford would have hated it.
In fact, Alford is so annoyed with the darned things kids say — at least with their fingers — that the New Mexico men’s basketball coach has taken the controversial step of banning his players from using Twitter.
WTH? R U kidding? Y would he do that? Read More
When most people think about giving gifts, something like a scarf or a gift card comes to mind, but no gift could replace the one USF baseball coach Nino Giarratano gave to his father last week.
Giarratano and his father, Mickey, went into surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver on July 11 for a kidney transplant, a procedure that would change Mickey’s life forever.
Last fall, Mickey, 80, went into the hospital for a routine gallbladder surgery, but following the surgery, his kidneys failed. Read More