Former San Jose State track and field coach Ernie Bullard died Thursday in Stockton. He was 77.

Bullard had suffered a series of strokes and heart attacks in the past year.

He came to San Jose State as an assistant coach in 1968 and was named head coach in 1970 following the retirement of Bud Winter. Bullard left for USC after the 1984 outdoor season.

During Bullard's tenure, the Spartans' program was known as "Speed City." An Arizona native, Bullard graduated from USC in 1959 and got a master's degree from Arizona State in 1961. He was fourth in the pole vault at the 1958 NCAA outdoor championships.

He is survived by his son, Denton, and daughter, Kari, and several grandchildren. Services are pending.

College soccer

Chioma Ubogagu fired in a left-footed shot in the 100th minute to give No. 6 Stanford a 1-0 season-opening overtime win over No. 4 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. It was the Cardinal women's first victory over the Tar Heels in 13 tries.

  • Senior midfielder Lorin Hom scored her first collegiate goal, leading No. 23 Cal to a 3-1 home victory over USF. Hom has overcome three ACL tears and seven surgeries.

  • Sofia Huerta had two goals as

    No. 10 Santa Clara beat UC Irvine 2-0 at Buck Shaw.

    Soccer


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    Chivas USA's Erick "Cubo" Torres was named to the Mexican team for its friendly against Chile on Sept. 6 at Levi's Stadium. Mexico is also set to bring Giovani Dos Santos of Villarreal and World Cup goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa of Malaga. Chile's squad will include Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal and Claudio Bravo of FC Barcelona.

    Swimming

    Former Cal star Nathan Adrian placed second in the 100-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships. Adrian, who won the event at the 2012 Olympics, finished in 48.30 seconds in the pouring rain in Gold Coast, Australia. Cameron McEvoy won in 47.82. Michael Phelps was fourth in 48.51. Cal's Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky, who is orally committed to Stanford, helped the U.S. win the women's 800 freestyle relay. Franklin was fourth in the 100 free, while Stanford's Maya DiRado was second in the 400 individual medley.

    Giants

    San Jose had just four hits in a 7-0 loss to Visalia at Municipal Stadium. Starter Pat Young took the loss, allowing four runs (one earned) in seven innings.

    Staff writer Matt Schwab and The Associated Press contributed to this report.