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USF head men’s basketball coach Kyle Smith is reportedly headed to Washington State

USF head men’s basketball coach Kyle Smith is reportedly headed to Washington State

After leading USF to 63 wins in his first three seasons, Kyle Smith is reportedly taking a Pac-12 job

USF head men’s basketball coach Kyle Smith is reportedly headed to Washington State
Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket as Nuggets guard Monte Morris (11) gives chase during the second quarter on March 8, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors’ Thompson hopes USF’s Smith gets Wazzu job

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is stumping for USF’s Kyle Smith to get Washington State job

Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket as Nuggets guard Monte Morris (11) gives chase during the second quarter on March 8, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco’s Jonathan Allen (7) is congratulated by RJ Cordeiro (27) after hitting his seventh home run of the year against the Cal Golden Bears in a game at Evans Diamond in Berkeley on March 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Diamond Dons drop slugfest in Berkeley

University of San Francisco Baseball swats three homers, but can’t match big-hitting Cal

University of San Francisco’s Jonathan Allen (7) is congratulated by RJ Cordeiro (27) after hitting his seventh home run of the year against the Cal Golden Bears in a game at Evans Diamond in Berkeley on March 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Courtney Massengale throws the javelin in the CCAA championships in May of 2018 in Turlock, Calif. (Courtesy / SF State)

College Notebook: Mobolade Ajomale adds to trophy case

College Notebook: Massengale dominates, SF State baseball charges ahead, ARTU track makes waves

Courtney Massengale throws the javelin in the CCAA championships in May of 2018 in Turlock, Calif. (Courtesy / SF State)
University of San Francisco forward Matt McCarthy drives home a slam dunk in the second half of a game against the Santa Clara Broncos on Feb. 9, 2019, at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

No postseason for Dons basketball

USF Dons basketball snubbed from NIT, will not accept invites to CBI or CIT

University of San Francisco forward Matt McCarthy drives home a slam dunk in the second half of a game against the Santa Clara Broncos on Feb. 9, 2019, at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Malcolm Johnson (center) of the City College of San Francisco dives for a loose ball in the state championship against Fullerton. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)

City College loses bid at second straight state title

CCSF Rams fall short in championship, loose to Fullerton 85-79

Malcolm Johnson (center) of the City College of San Francisco dives for a loose ball in the state championship against Fullerton. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco first baseman Jacob Munoz gets the eventual game-winning two-run single in the bottom of the eighth against Portland on March 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Pham lit up, but Dons come back for series win over Portland

USF Dons baseball tallies its ninth come-from-behind win to clinch WCC series against Portland

San Francisco first baseman Jacob Munoz gets the eventual game-winning two-run single in the bottom of the eighth against Portland on March 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Frankie Ferrari ducks under a UC Santa Barbara defender on Dec. 29, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Frankie Ferrari, USF Dons ready for one last dance

San Francisco Dons basketball, PG Frankie Ferrari await postseason fate after disappointing end

Frankie Ferrari ducks under a UC Santa Barbara defender on Dec. 29, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Malcolm Johnson (4) of City College of San Francisco goes up for a lay-up against Citrus College in the CCCAA semifinals on March 16, 2019. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)

City College heads back to state title game

City College men’s basketball engineers comeback win to advance to state title

Malcolm Johnson (4) of City College of San Francisco goes up for a lay-up against Citrus College in the CCCAA semifinals on March 16, 2019. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ornido tosses a gem, Dons open WCC with 2-1 win

Ornido tosses a gem, Dons open WCC with 2-1 win

Despite anemic offense, USF Dons notch win behind gutty effort from Riley Ornido

Ornido tosses a gem, Dons open WCC with 2-1 win
City College guard Austin McCullough goes up for a 3-point shot against Santa Monica in a playoff game on March 14, 2019. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)

City College men’s basketball advances to semifinals with CCCAA playoff win

The City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team only hit 18-out-of-50…

City College guard Austin McCullough goes up for a 3-point shot against Santa Monica in a playoff game on March 14, 2019. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco State men's track team practices on Feb. 27, 2019, at San Francisco State. (Christine Jacobson / SF State Athletics)

San Francisco State resurrects long-dormant men’s track program

As she sat in her office on the St. Mary's campus in…

The San Francisco State men's track team practices on Feb. 27, 2019, at San Francisco State. (Christine Jacobson / SF State Athletics)
University of San Francisco shortstop Jack Winkler fields a ball and throws to first in a game at Benedetti Diamond in 2019. (Courtesy / USF Dons Athletics)

San Francisco Dons see winning streak halted despite big day from Winkler

The University of San Francisco's five-game winning streak came to an end…

University of San Francisco shortstop Jack Winkler fields a ball and throws to first in a game at Benedetti Diamond in 2019. (Courtesy / USF Dons Athletics)
University of San Francisco's Jonathan Allen (7) celebrates a two-run home run with Jack Winkler (13) in the bottom of the first inning of a 4-3, 13-inning win on March 9, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Christina Leung / USF Athletics)

USF Dons baseball wins fifth in a row in walk-off fashion

The humble suicide squeeze is on the outs, at least in professional…

University of San Francisco's Jonathan Allen (7) celebrates a two-run home run with Jack Winkler (13) in the bottom of the first inning of a 4-3, 13-inning win on March 9, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Christina Leung / USF Athletics)
Alec Check of the City College of San Francisco dribbles the ball up court during a playoff game against Cañada on March 9, 2019 at CCSF. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)

CCSF Rams punch ticket to Ventura with 83-67 win over Cañada

The City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team beat Canada College…

Alec Check of the City College of San Francisco dribbles the ball up court during a playoff game against Cañada on March 9, 2019 at CCSF. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Academy of Art University track contingent at the Indoor National Championships on March 9, 2019. (Rob Garcia / Academy of Art Athletics)

Seven Academy of Art track athletes earn All-American honors at indoor nationals

On the second and final day of the NCAA Division II Indoor…

The Academy of Art University track contingent at the Indoor National Championships on March 9, 2019. (Rob Garcia / Academy of Art Athletics)
San Francisco pitcher Scott Parker delivers a pitch at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco in a game on Feb. 23, 2019 against Cal State Bakersfield. (Courtesy / Chris M. Leung for USF Dons Athletics)

USF Dons baseball sweeps doubleheader, have won four straight

Two weeks ago, the University of San Francisco baseball team held a…

San Francisco pitcher Scott Parker delivers a pitch at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco in a game on Feb. 23, 2019 against Cal State Bakersfield. (Courtesy / Chris M. Leung for USF Dons Athletics)
Riley Ornido pitches in a game on Feb. 22, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Athletics)

USF Baseball: Riley Ornido continues dominance as Dons shut out Rider

Nearly a month ago, as he sat next to Riley Helland and…

Riley Ornido pitches in a game on Feb. 22, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Athletics)
University of San Francisco head men's soccer coach Eddie Soto. (Christina Leung / USF Athletics)

University of San Francisco head men’s soccer coach Eddie Soto resigns

University of San Francisco men's soccer head coach Eddie Soto announced his…

University of San Francisco head men's soccer coach Eddie Soto. (Christina Leung / USF Athletics)
San Francisco women's basketball's Abby Rathun looks for an opening to score against UT Arlington's Missy Dossey (3) on Nov. 25, 2018, at War Memorial at the Sobrato Center. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

USF Dons women’s basketball stuns Portland in WCC Tournament opener

With only six regular season wins coming into Thursday's West Coast Conference…

San Francisco women's basketball's Abby Rathun looks for an opening to score against UT Arlington's Missy Dossey (3) on Nov. 25, 2018, at War Memorial at the Sobrato Center. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)