College Sports

San Francisco’s Jack Winkler slides into home and gets his left hand around Cal pitcher Ian Villers to score a run on a wild pitch in the third inning of a game on May 7, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Golden Bears outlast USF Dons to sweep season series

San Francisco shows early fight, but Cal adds on in late innings to stay hot

San Francisco’s Jack Winkler slides into home and gets his left hand around Cal pitcher Ian Villers to score a run on a wild pitch in the third inning of a game on May 7, 2019 at Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco State outfielder Brylynn Vallejos goes from first to second. (Courtesy / San Francisco State Athletics)

SF State softball heads to playoffs for first time since 2006

The Golden Gators are headed to the playoffs thanks to a speedy, high-pressure style

San Francisco State outfielder Brylynn Vallejos goes from first to second. (Courtesy / San Francisco State Athletics)
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 chance to sweep, fall 10-1 to Pepperdine

USF baseball couldn’t secure an important conference sweep against the visiting Waves

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’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)

USF Dons clinch series behind strong relief effort, Allen HR

Julian Washburn calms things down on the mound as San Francisco clinches series with Pepperdine

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)
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)

Ornido returns to form as USF blasts Pepperdine

Riley Ornido throws seven strong innings as Dons take series opener against Waves 9-6

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)
Point guard Ryan Rapp shoots a free throw for Victoria during the Australian U20 championships. (Courtesy / USF Athletics)

USF Dons point guard signee Ryan Rapp flips to Wazzu

Australian point guard Ryan Rapp is following Kyle Smith to Pullman

Point guard Ryan Rapp shoots a free throw for Victoria during the Australian U20 championships. (Courtesy / USF Athletics)
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)

Mollerus comes up big in relief, Villaroman provides difference

Freshman pitcher Josh Mollerus provides much-needed relief for the USF Dons against Sac State

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)
Steve Negoesco, former head men’s soccer coach for the USF Dons, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at the age of 93. (Courtesy / USF Athletics

SF City FC to wear patch honoring USF legend

SF City FC soccer players will carry a patch honoring late USF soccer coach Steve Negoesco

Steve Negoesco, former head men’s soccer coach for the USF Dons, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at the age of 93. (Courtesy / USF Athletics
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)