No. 1 Cal fired a school and course-record 23-under-par score of 265 in Thursday’s opening round at the NCAA Pullman Regional to take the lead after the first 18 holes of the 54-hole event hosted by Washington State. Cal leads the regional by two strokes over second-place St. Mary’s (267).
Joël Stalter and Michael Weaver paced the Bears with matching 7-under-par 65s. Read More
With two World Series championships and the World Baseball Classic all coming through San Francisco over the past few years, The City has quickly become a major hub in the baseball universe. Dante Benedetti would be proud.
The former USF baseball coach — who died in 2005 — dedicated his life to promoting baseball in San Francisco, and for the ninth year in a row, USF will play the annual Dante Benedetti Classic at AT&T Park on Saturday. Read More
It took a late season rally in which the Dons won five of their last seven regular season games and getting through four tiebreakers with San Diego, but USF earned the fifth seed in the West Coast Conference tournament, which begins today in Las Vegas. Read More
STANFORD — Two and a half years ago, Cal’s baseball program was placed on the chopping block. The community responded by providing the funding to keep the program alive, and the team responded by making a historic run to the College World Series in 2011.
While the program was saved — and will even get lights and a new scoreboard at Evans Diamond this spring — the near death of the program is not without repercussions. Read More
The St. Ignatius boys’ basketball team’s defensive strategy against rival Sacred Heart Cathedral in front of a capacity crowd at USF on Tuesday was simple.
Let the Irish shoot.
The Wildcats sagged off the Irish and let them take open looks on the perimeter, and the strategy worked, allowing St. Ignatius to take back the Bruce-Mahoney trophy with a 56-46 win. Read More
Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday to lead Mississippi to an 85-78 win over USF in a Diamond Head Classic consolation-round game.
The Rebels (9-2) rallied from a 13-point deficit in the first half to advance to Tuesday’s fifth-place game.
Holloway, a senior forward, was 9-of-15 from the field and made five of seven free throws. He had 16 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday in the Rebels’ 87-85 overtime loss to Indiana State. Read More
A special night for St. John’s coach Steve Lavin ended on a bitter note as the USF men’s basketball team knocked off the Red Storm 81-65 on the Hilltop on Tuesday night.
Lavin’s father, Cap Lavin, was honored at halftime as a member of USF’s 1949 NIT championship squad. But the Dons sprinkled rain — and 3-pointers — on Lavin’s parade by defeating his squad in his first game on the sideline at his father’s alma mater. Read More
The USF women’s basketball team has a secret weapon. It’s one that you won’t find on the list of players or in the stat sheet though.
Senior guard Mel Khlok had trouble even putting it into words in the wake of the team’s 72-40 victory in their exhibition game against Missouri Southern State on Nov. 2. Read More
The USF men’s basketball team has two traits that sets it apart from last year’s squad: they’re a lot younger and a lot more athletic.
The Dons have no seniors this year and just five juniors, but the new influx of size and talent has coach Rex Walters more optimistic about this team than he has been in some time. Read More
Stanford won a school-record seven games last March en route to an NIT championship. The Cardinal is aiming to repeat the feat this year, but in the NCAA Tournament.
Stanford is suffering through the school’s longest NCAA Tournament drought since Mike Montgomery took over the program prior to the 1986-87 season. But with one of the strongest backcourts in the Pac-12 Conference, the Cardinal is poised to make a triumphant return to March Madness. Read More