West Coast Conference

Taavi Jurkatamm drives to the basket Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know from USF’s narrow win over Pacific

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Thanks to an electric first half from the…

Taavi Jurkatamm drives to the basket Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Souley Boum was a standout guard for Oakland Tech before becoming University of San Francisco’s leading scorer this season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

Oakland-bred point guard Souley Boum forced into starring role as a freshman at USF

'We live in a tough city, so basketball is actually easy' Souley…

Souley Boum was a standout guard for Oakland Tech before becoming University of San Francisco’s leading scorer this season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Kyle Smith. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know about USF’s failed rally against Santa Clara

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — After an unsightly first half, the University of…

Kyle Smith. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

USF stumbles against BYU

The 2017 University of San Francisco men’s basketball home finale was one…

Chase Foster attempts a 3-pointer in the first half of the University of San Francisco men’s basketball team’s game against Pepperdine on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

USF handles Pepperdine ‘and then some’

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Young as the group might be, the University…

Chase Foster attempts a 3-pointer in the first half of the University of San Francisco men’s basketball team’s game against Pepperdine on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Josh Smith was drafted by the New England Revolution. (Courtesy Chris Leung/USF Athletics)

USF soccer player drafted to MLS for third-straight year (LINKS)

Former University of San Francisco men’s soccer player Josh Smith was drafted…

Josh Smith was drafted by the New England Revolution. (Courtesy Chris Leung/USF Athletics)
Even when the Gaels win big, it doesn't help that much in the WCC. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Saint Mary’s has no margin for error in WCC

MORAGA — Even after handling the University of San Francisco Dons 66-46…

Even when the Gaels win big, it doesn't help that much in the WCC. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Saint Mary's forward Calvin Hermanson hits one of the four 3-pointers he made against USF on Thursday night. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

USF can’t solve Saint Mary’s dilemma

MORAGA — The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team has a simple and…

Saint Mary's forward Calvin Hermanson hits one of the four 3-pointers he made against USF on Thursday night. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith led his team to 20 wins in his first season in charge. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

New USF coach’s vision comes into focus

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Back in October, as Kyle Smith prepared to…

University of San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith led his team to 20 wins in his first season in charge. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madalyn Schiffel is at the US U23 Women’s National Team camp in Carson, Calif., this week. (Courtesy USF Athletics)

Former USF goalie earns spot with US Women’s National Team

It’s been an eventful week for Madalyn Schiffel, a former goalkeeper for…

Madalyn Schiffel is at the US U23 Women’s National Team camp in Carson, Calif., this week. (Courtesy USF Athletics)
Ronnie Boyce, shown playing against Santa Clara, led the Dons with 19 points on Jan. 7 against Saint Mary's. (Courtesy USF Athletics)

Dons hang tough, but fall 63-52 to Saint Mary’s

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Not a single member of the University of…

Ronnie Boyce, shown playing against Santa Clara, led the Dons with 19 points on Jan. 7 against Saint Mary's. (Courtesy USF Athletics)
Anna Seilunder. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

USF basketball teams near end of non-conference play

The University of San Francisco men’s basketball team beat Abilene Christian on…

Anna Seilunder. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Bill Cartwright was an instrumental part of the Dons' last golden age. He's now hoping to help usher in another USF athletics renaissance. (Stan Olszewski/Special To S.F. Examiner)

Cartwright settles into new role at old home

The 7-foot-1, five-time NBA champ is sitting on the aisle, his legs…

Bill Cartwright was an instrumental part of the Dons' last golden age. He's now hoping to help usher in another USF athletics renaissance. (Stan Olszewski/Special To S.F. Examiner)
Charlotte Taylor has been pacing the impressive USF women's cross country team this season. (Courtesy USF Athletics)

USF women’s cross country cracks top 10 in nation

The University of San Francisco women’s cross country team cracked the top…

Charlotte Taylor has been pacing the impressive USF women's cross country team this season. (Courtesy USF Athletics)
Linda Lappe will join Molly Goodenbour leading the University of San Francisco women's basketball program after Jennifer Azzi's departure. (Courtesy YouTube)

USF women’s basketball adds Colorado coach to staff

The University of San Francisco women’s basketball program added a new head…

Linda Lappe will join Molly Goodenbour leading the University of San Francisco women's basketball program after Jennifer Azzi's departure. (Courtesy YouTube)
Molly Goodenbour is still a prominent figure in the Stanford women's basketball recordbooks. She'll now take over for Jennifer Azzi as the head coach at USF. (Courtesy Stanford)

USF women’s basketball finds new head coach

The University of San Francisco has found a women’s basketball coach to…

Molly Goodenbour is still a prominent figure in the Stanford women's basketball recordbooks. She'll now take over for Jennifer Azzi as the head coach at USF. (Courtesy Stanford)
Jennifer Azzi is a legend in the women’s basketball world by being a dominant player and impressive coach. She officially stepped down from her role leading the USF program on Thursday. (Courtesy USF Athletics)

USF women’s basketball coach steps down shortly before season

The University of San Francisco women’s basketball head coach has resigned her…

Jennifer Azzi is a legend in the women’s basketball world by being a dominant player and impressive coach. She officially stepped down from her role leading the USF program on Thursday. (Courtesy USF Athletics)
Columbia head coach Kyle Smith reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (Fred Beckham/2014 AP)

Dons’ new head coach outlines vision

Kyle Smith has helped struggling programs turn their fortunes around as both…

Columbia head coach Kyle Smith reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (Fred Beckham/2014 AP)
Kyle Smith chose to leave Columbia for the head coaching opportunity at the University of San Francisco. (Orlin Wagner/AP)

USF hires Columbia’s head coach

NEW YORK — Leaving Columbia wasn’t an easy choice for Kyle Smith.…

Kyle Smith chose to leave Columbia for the head coaching opportunity at the University of San Francisco. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
San Francisco head coach Rex Walters was fired Wednesday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

USF fires 2013-14 WCC coach of the year

University of San Francisco men's basketball coach Rex Walters has been fired…

San Francisco head coach Rex Walters was fired Wednesday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)