Times have been tough recently for the USF women’s basketball team, but an infusion to young talent and a change in mindset has coach Jennifer Azzi confident this season will be different.
“[There is] more of a clear focus,” Azzi said. “The players that are here want to be here and they have more of our mindset.”
The Dons finished eighth in the West Coast Conference last season and were selected to finish ninth in this season’s preseason poll. Read More
At the West Coast Conference media day on Oct. 27, USF men’s basketball coach Rex Walters said all he wants to do is coach, recruit and schedule.
Although he didn’t have to recruit heavily this past season, he and his team are going into the 2011-12 season with a full head of steam.
The Dons collected 10 conference wins for the first time in nearly 20 years and finished third in the WCC, only one game behind conference powerhouses Gonzaga and St. Mary’s. Read More
Violet Eyes in the Red City: The Foundation for AIDS Research’s annual fundraiser Friday at Ken Fulk Studio in The City was hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen, and featured a performance by Alan Cumming. Chairs for the event — a dinner created by Gary Danko followed by a Moroccan-themed party — were Mario Diaz, Ken Fulk, Maggie Rizer Mehran and Alex Mehran. Read More
After leading USF to the second West Coast Conference championship and NCAA Regional berth in program history, baseball coach Nino Giarratano earned a six-year contract extension to remain on the Hilltop, athletic director Scott Sidwell announced Wednesday. Read More
A man whose car rear-ended another vehicle near the University of San Francisco early Thursday morning is on life support at a hospital Thursday afternoon, a police spokesman said.The crash was reported at 12:33 a.m. at the intersection of Fulton and Stanyan streets.The 33-year-old victim was driving west on Fulton Street when his vehicle smashed into the back of a car that was stopped at a red light at Stanyan Street, police said. Read More
UPDATE: 5:03 p.m. - Police initially said the 33-year-old had succumbed to his injuries, but police Sgt. Mike Andraychak clarified Thursday afternoon that the man remains alive but is on life support. 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. Read More
The University of San Francisco is adding a new “hub” to its rolls: 101 Howard St.
The 150-year-old private university announced that it is purchasing the historic Folger Coffee Building for $36 million in hopes of “reaching a broader base of students.”
The building — which is 100,000 square feet, according to USF spokeswoman Anne-Marie Devine — is located near the old Transbay Transit Terminal and closer to BART than the university’s main campus. 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. Read More
Daniel Lurie is the founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, a San Francisco-based grant organization that combats poverty in the Bay Area. After opening its doors in 2005, the organization now has 1,800 contributors. It had 100 when it started.As the founder of Tipping Point, what is the organization all about? Read More