A bevy of Bay Area college baseball players were selected during the second day of the baseball draft. Cal led the way with six players going Tuesday, while USF had two picked. Stanford had two players taken Tuesday, bringing its total for the draft to three. Read More
Three Bay Area schools were selected Monday for the 64-team NCAA Division I college baseball tournament, including USF, which will be making its first trip to the postseason since 2006.
The Dons will be part of the UCLA regional. The Bruins (33-21) are the regional’s No. 1 seed, UC Irvine (39-16) is the second seed, Fresno State (40-14) is the third seed and USF is the fourth seed. USF opens regional play against UCLA on Friday at 6 p.m. Read More
A “new era” began at USF when the school introduced Scott Sidwell as its new athletic director in front of administrators, coaches, alumni, athletes and fans Monday.
“To our student-athletes, this is our time,” Sidwell said. “Our time to take you to a new level.”
Sidwell is the seventh athletic director at USF since 1961, taking over for interim athletic director Gary Nelson.
Nelson’s interim status began after the resignation of Debra Gore-Mann in September 2010. Read More
Nine mayoral candidates put their records on the line Thursday night at a University of San Francisco forum that offered the first real chance in a long election season to differentiate themselves from the pack. Read More
A hulking brick building owned by The City has remained vacant through the controversial redevelopment of the Fillmore Jazz District, and it will remain that way for at least another year. Read More
More than 4,000 San Francisco high schoolers will visit college campuses in The City Friday for the first “Frisco Day” to give them a chance learn about the transition from high school to college.This is all happening weeks before they will graduate as part of the class of 2011. Read More
The Upward Bound program based at the University of San Francisco has been saved, according to university officials.The program, which is federally funded to help low-income and at-risk teens prepare for college, was in danger of being evicted after 40 years at the private university because of a “space crunch.” Read More
Jesse Foppert, the quintessential San Francisco baseball player, is the only ballplayer to have worn both USF and Giants jerseys. He is now teaching and inspiring young San Franciscans at the Jesse Foppert Pitching Academy.
A .400 hitter his senior year at San Rafael High School, Foppert had always resisted his coaches’ pleas to become a pitcher. He just wasn’t ready to give up his turns in the batter’s box. Read More
The tide was turning. You could feel it.
After trailing by as much as 20 points in the third quarter, the University boys’ basketball team ended the period on an 8-0 run and cut the St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda lead to 40-31. Read More
Marquise Carter scored 18 points, including seven late free throws, and Demetri Goodson made a key steal to help Gonzaga hang on for a wild 71-67 victory Sunday night over San Francisco in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals.The Bulldogs' win sets up a Monday finals rematch with Saint Mary's, who pulled off the 81-62 upset of Gonzaga in last year's WCC championship game. Read More