College Sports

Academy of Art University head men’s basketball coach Scott Waterman. (Courtesy / ART U Athletics)

Academy of Art hires Scott Waterman to coach Men’s BB

ART U hires head men’s basketball coach with NCAA Tournament experience

Academy of Art University head men’s basketball coach Scott Waterman. (Courtesy / ART U Athletics)
Brylynn Vallejos notches a base hit. (Courtesy / San Francisco State)

College Roundup: SF State’s Vallejos earns national recognition

Brylynn Vallejos leads the Gators back to the postseason for the first time since 2007

Brylynn Vallejos notches a base hit. (Courtesy / San Francisco State)
FILE: University of San Francisco left fielder Jonathan Allen rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning against Portland on March 15, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Nightmare weekend for USF pitching as Gonzaga sweeps Dons

University of San Francisco baseball can’t steal one from Gonzaga on the road

FILE: University of San Francisco left fielder Jonathan Allen rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning against Portland on March 15, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco reliever Alex Pham pitches in the sixth inning of the Dons’ 4-2 loss against the UC Davis Aggies on April 23, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Dons squander opportunities against UC Davis in midweek loss

After a slugfest on Monday against Aggies, San Francisco’s bats go quiet back in the City

University of San Francisco reliever Alex Pham pitches in the sixth inning of the Dons’ 4-2 loss against the UC Davis Aggies on April 23, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco point guard Frankie Ferrari dribbles the ball up court against Harvard on Nov. 21, 2018, a game that was televised on TheW.tv, part of the Stadium network. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons athletics are now part of Stadium, a bold, new sports network

By Jim Williams Special to S.F. Examiner The University of San Francisco…

  • Apr 21, 2019
University of San Francisco point guard Frankie Ferrari dribbles the ball up court against Harvard on Nov. 21, 2018, a game that was televised on TheW.tv, part of the Stadium network. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco left fielder Jonathan Allen rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning against Portland on March 15, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Jonathan Allen powers Diamond Dons win to clinch series over Pacific

With three conference weekends left, Dons are in second in the West Coast Conference

University of San Francisco left fielder Jonathan Allen rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning against Portland on March 15, 2019, at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco’s Alex Pham pitches against Portland at Dante Benedetti Diamond. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Pham and Parker even series for Dons

USF baseball scores 6-3 win against Pacific

University of San Francisco’s Alex Pham pitches against Portland at Dante Benedetti Diamond. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Vinnie McGhee stands on the sidelines during a time out while coaching at the University of Northern Colorado. (Courtesy / UNC)

USF basketball to add Oakland native Vinnie McGhee to staff

New Dons head coach Todd Golden adds McClymonds and Oakland Soldiers alum to his first staff

Vinnie McGhee stands on the sidelines during a time out while coaching at the University of Northern Colorado. (Courtesy / UNC)
Jack Winkler stands in on March 10, 2019 against UC Riverside at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

USF Dons baseball sweeps St. Mary’s for first time in 12 years

While celebrating Autism Awareness Day, USF comes up with walk-off win in 12th to sweep Gaels

Jack Winkler stands in on March 10, 2019 against UC Riverside at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco, Calif. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
University of San Francisco’s Alex Pham pitches against Portland at Dante Benedetti Diamond. He threw 3 2/3 innings of solid relief against St. Mary’s on Saturday. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons baseball strikes early in win over Gaels

Dons take series against St. Mary’s with an early rally and clutch relief

University of San Francisco’s Alex Pham pitches against Portland at Dante Benedetti Diamond. He threw 3 2/3 innings of solid relief against St. Mary’s on Saturday. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco pitcher Riley Ornido delivers a pitch in the first inning against Portland on March 15, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco opens St. Mary’s series with late rally, win

USF Dons baseball scores a series-opening win against Gaels ace Ken Waldichuk

University of San Francisco pitcher Riley Ornido delivers a pitch in the first inning against Portland on March 15, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Leonard Griffin is introduced as the new men’s soccer coach at the University of San Francisco. (USF Athletics)

USF names Leonard Griffin as new head men’s soccer coach

Former Portland assistant and UCLA All-American becomes the sixth head coach in Dons history

Leonard Griffin is introduced as the new men’s soccer coach at the University of San Francisco. (USF Athletics)
Academy of Art softball infielder Breanna Youngquist swings at a ball during the 2019 season. (Courtesy / Academy of Art Athletics)

College Notebook: Youngquist slugs three homers as ARTU sweeps Chaminade in Hawaii

Academy of Art softball surges, San Francisco State baseball drops first series

Academy of Art softball infielder Breanna Youngquist swings at a ball during the 2019 season. (Courtesy / Academy of Art Athletics)
FILE: 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)

USF baseball drops midweek contest to No. 2 Stanford

Cardinal hang 11 runs on San Francisco at Benedetti Diamond

FILE: 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)
USF Dons baseball drops series finale to first-place Loyola Marymount

USF Dons baseball drops series finale to first-place Loyola Marymount

Another big day for Tyler Villaroman isn’t enough against visiting Lions

USF Dons baseball drops series finale to first-place Loyola Marymount
University of San Francisco’s Alex Pham pitches against Portland at Dante Benedetti Diamond. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

University of San Francisco baseball even series with first-place Loyola Marymount

Alex Pham and Scott Parker turn in clutch pitching performances against first-place Lions

University of San Francisco’s Alex Pham pitches against Portland at Dante Benedetti Diamond. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
FILE: Tyler Villaroman readies to take a swing against Portland in a game at Dante Benedetti Diamond on March 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Baseball: Dons drop second at home against first-place LMU

Tyler Villaroman hits his first career home run, but San Francisco can’t keep up with Lions

FILE: Tyler Villaroman readies to take a swing against Portland in a game at Dante Benedetti Diamond on March 17, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Greim of the University of San Francisco swings at a pitch against Portland on March 17, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

USF Dons baseball brews up another comeback win, this time against SJSU

Brandon Greim helps lift the Dons to their 11th win at Benedetti Diamond

  • Apr 2, 2019
Brandon Greim of the University of San Francisco swings at a pitch against Portland on March 17, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco starter Riley Ornido pitches against Portland in March of 2019 at Dante Benedetti Diamond at the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

College Roundup: USF baseball sweeps Santa Clara, SF State splits in L.A.

Riley Ornido and Jonathan Allen have big days against Santa Clara after last year’s stumble

University of San Francisco starter Riley Ornido pitches against Portland in March of 2019 at Dante Benedetti Diamond at the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Todd Golden (center) sits on the bench during the University of San Francisco Dons’ basketball game on Jan. 12, 2019 against No. 5 Gonzaga at War Memorial Gym in San Francisco, Calif. (Courtesy / Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Athletics)

Golden to add NBA vet as special assistant at USF

Todd Golden to add NBA vet Cartwright as special assistant for USF basketball

Todd Golden (center) sits on the bench during the University of San Francisco Dons’ basketball game on Jan. 12, 2019 against No. 5 Gonzaga at War Memorial Gym in San Francisco, Calif. (Courtesy / Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Athletics)