Antonio Taguba, a retired Army major general, will be the guest speaker Friday when the University of San Francisco’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps commissions 15 students as second lieutenants, the largest class in the past five years.
The students are from both USF and San Francisco State University. Taguba served 34 years and wrote the Army’s classified report about cases of torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2004. Read More
Hoping to ride the hot bat of junior third baseman Stephen Yarrow, USF will break into the heart of its West Coast Conference schedule with a matchup against Bay Area rival St. Mary’s in the Dante Benedetti Classic Game at AT&T Park today.
Yarrow has a conference-high 12 home runs and 35 RBIs to go along with a .342 batting average. Read More
Jennifer Turpin, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco, was chosen following a nationwide search to become the university’s next provost, who acts as the school’s chief operating officer. Read More
The overwhelming majority of teams in all sports and levels have optimistic hopes and often lofty goals at the beginning of a season, even when there are pitfalls in their path to greatness.
The USF baseball team is no different, with clearly stated goals from the West Coast Conference to Omaha, Neb., the site of the College World Series. Read More
The USF baseball team was predicted to finish third in the West Coast Conference preseason poll, while a pair of Dons were named to the preseason All-Conference team. Senior right-hander Doug Murray, who went 9-0 last season, and junior third baseman Stephen Yarrow, who hit .277 with 13 home runs, were both named to the All-Conference squad. USF, led by 12th-year coach Nino Giarratano, finished third in the conference last season. Read More
In just two seasons at USF, forward Dior Lowhorn has compiled a résumé that would make just about any college basketball player jealous.
The 6-foot-7, 230-pounder has led the West Coast Conference in scoring in two straight seasons (20.5 points per game and 20.1 ppg), garnered a pair of first-team All-WCC honors and was a Mid-Major All-American honorable mention in 2008. Read More
As the Cal and Stanford men’s basketball teams are currently focused on the season that is just beginning, each program took a big step in securing a bright future on Wednesday. The two Bay Area rivals each inked a top-20 recruiting class for 2010, according to scout.com.
Stanford had five players sign letters of intent on the first day recruits were able to do so and earned a No. 14 ranking. Cal signed four players, good for the 17th-best haul in the country. Read More
War Memorial Gym has received a number of upgrades during the offseason. New to USF’s facility are the floor, court design, hoops, bleachers, banners and lighting system.
In addition to the building improvements, men’s basketball coach Rex Walters is hopeful that his seven new recruits will upgrade the team’s record from last season’s 11-19 overall mark, including 3-11 in the West Coast Conference. Read More
Steve Jackson considers tennis the “common thread” of his life.
Thursday through Sunday, the Millbrae native and California Tennis Club director will host the inaugural Battle of the Bay at the venerable San Francisco club. CTC is purported to be the oldest private club west of Philadelphia. Read More