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MTS TROLLEY SPECIAL EVENT SERVICE IN PLAY FOR POINSETTIA BOWL

 

Green Line service will increase to 7-minute frequencies at 3 p.m. to handle crowds for nationally televised game

Source: MTS

December 20, 2016 (San Diego) - To accommodate large crowds expected for the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is increasing service and advising passengers to purchase tickets on the MTS mobile ticketing app to speed up boarding after the game.

CHARGERS LOSE GAME OF FIELD GOALS TO RIVAL RAIDERS 19-16

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy Joel Price and Jamaal LaFrance

December 19, 2016 (San Diego) - The rival Oakland Raiders came to Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday and like every time the Chargers and Raiders square off, it was a good one.

Despite the Chargers being eliminated from playoff contention with the Dolphins’ win on Saturday night, they still went out and competed.  

PUMPHREY BECOMES ALL-TIME FBS LEADER IN CAREER RUSHING YARDS AS SDSU DEFEATS HOUSTON IN LAS VEGAS BOWL 34-10

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

December 17, 2016 (Las Vegas) - San Diego State Aztecs football traveled to Vegas for their bowl bid against the University of Houston.  What happened next is, as they say, history.

SDSU'S MEN'S SOCCER: PABLO PELAEZ EARNS FRESHMAN HONORS FROM TOP DRAWER SOCCER

 

Aztec midfielder collects fourth postseason award this year

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December 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Pablo Pelaez (San Diego, Calif.) picked up another postseason award Thursday, earning a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer Men’s Division I Freshman Best XI second-team list, the website announced.

SDSU WATER POLO RELEASES SCHEDULE FOR THE 2017 SEASON

 

Aztecs gear up for a busy season, which will kick-off on January 21, 2017

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December 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State Women’s Water Polo released its 2017 schedule on Thursday, which will commence with the annual alumni game on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Aztec Aquaplex.

The Aztecs immediately take to the road to compete at the ASU Tournament in Tempe, Arizona, where they will face-off against both Arizona State and Wagner on Jan. 28. The team will then make its way to Los Angeles for a game against the defending NCAA champions, USC, on Feb. 3.

BOYS SOCCER: GAMEZ'S GOALS TIE GAME, BUT MATADORS LOSE CLOSE GAME TO HORNETS

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

December 14, 2016 (Spring Valley) - Mount Miguel High School varsity boys soccer is off to a hot start in their 2016-17 campaign, their only loss being on Saturday against the Crawford High School Colts.  Tonight, the Matadors faced another San Diego Unified school, the Lincoln High School Hornets.

SDSU FOOTBALL RELEASES 2016 TEAM AWARDS

 

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December 13, 2016 (San Diego) - For the third straight season at the team’s annual banquet, San Diego State senior running back Donnel Pumphrey was honored with the John Simcox Memorial Trophy as the 2016 team’s Most Valuable Player and the Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy as the offensive player-of-the-year, becoming the only player in program history to accomplish the feat.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS ENDS THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH WIN OVER ALABAMA STATE

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

December 12, 2016 (San Diego) - Following their 74-63 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night, SDSU men’s hoops tried their luck against another ASU, Alabama State, tonight.

SDSU FOOTBALL: PUMPHREY, SIRAGUSA CAPTURE AP ALL-AMERICAN ACCOLADES

 

The duo are two of three Mountain West players honored

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Nico Siragusa courtesy goaztecs.com

December 12, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State seniors Nico Siragusa and Donnel Pumphrey comprise the program’s first Associated Press (AP) All-American duo since 1988, as Pumphrey earned second-team honors and Siragusa was named to the third team. The pair are two of three Mountain West honorees, with three teams comprised of 12 players on defense and 13 offensive players.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS STEP UP GAME, LASSO GAUCHOS 84-70

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

December 11, 2016 (San Diego) - After a lackluster performance against Michigan on Friday afternoon, the lady Aztecs took Steve Fisher Court again looking to rebound against the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara.

SDSU FOOTBALL: DONNEL PUMPHREY NAMED WALTER CAMP FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Aztec senior also earns All-America honors from SI, USA Today

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December 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey was named a Walter Camp First-Team All-American, as announced Thursday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The Aztec senior was one of just two student-athletes from a Group of 5 conference to garner Walter Camp All-America accolades, joining Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis, who was a second-team selection.

SDSU FOOTBALL: SIRAGUSA, PUMPHREY HONORED AS USA TODAY ALL-AMERICANS

 

Siragusa is the first Aztec to garner first-team All-American honors since Kirk Morrison in 2003

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Photo:  Nico Siragusa courtesy goaztecs.com

December 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State seniors Nico Siragusa and Donnel Pumphrey were honored as USA Today All-Americans, with Siragusa picking up a first-team accolade and Pumphrey named to the second team, the publication announced Thursday. Siragusa was one of two players from a Group of Five school to appear on the first team, which included 20 honorees.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S DONNEL PUMPHREY NAMED SPORTING NEWS SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Aztec senior picks up third career All-America honor

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December 7, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey was named a 2016 Sporting News Second-Team All-American, the publication announced Wednesday. The Aztec senior was one of just four running backs to appear on both the first and second-team lists, which included 26 players apiece.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EARNS 10 ALL-ACADEMIC PAC-12 HONORS

Aztecs’ 10 selections represent program high

 

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Photo:  Dallin Cutler courtesy goaztecs.com

December 7, 2016 (San Diego) - A total of 10 San Diego State men’s soccer student-athletes were named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Team, as announced Wednesday by the league office. The 10 all-academic selections represent the most in program history, eclipsing the previous high of nine honorees in 2011.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 12/6: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE VEGAS BOWL STAYS IN THE VEGAS BOWL

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy James Solien

December 6, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Aztecs football team will play Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 17.  With a week off (barring practice), coach Rocky Long, senior defensive end Dakota Turner and junior tight end David Wells sat down with the media at this week's press conference.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER COLLECTS FIVE NSCAA ALL FAR WEST REGION HONORS

 

Aztecs’ five all-region selections represent program high

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Photo: Midfielder Pablo Pelaez is the first Aztec to garner first-team all-Far West Region accolades since 2011.

December 6, 2016 (San Diego) - After completing one of its most successful seasons ever, the San Diego State men’s soccer team had five players named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division I All-Far West Region Team, the organization announced Tuesday. Midfielder Pablo Pelaez was a first-team selection; forward Travis Nicklaw and defender Kyle Adams earned second-team honors, while goalkeeper Adam Allmaras and defender Matt Callahan received third-team recognition.

BOLTS COMPETE, UNABLE TO SWASHBUCKLE RED HOT BUCCANEERS

 

By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Joel Price and Jamaal LaFrance

December 5, 2016 (San Diego) - After a big win last week, the Chargers came home happy to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

As usual, the Chargers got started right away with Philip Rivers’ pass to Dontrelle Inman, who made some fancy moves and dove into the end zone for the Chargers’ first score of the game on the opening drive.  San Diego went up 7-0.

AZTECS WIN REMATCH AGAINST WYOMING 27-24, WIN SECOND CONSECUTIVE MW CHAMPIONSHIP

UPDATE:  Aztecs will play Houston in the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl on December 17 at 12:30 p.m. on ABC

By Liz Alper

Photo: Rashaad Penny rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Courtesy goaztecs.com

December 3, 2016 (Laramie, Wyoming) - Today was the day.  Everything the Aztecs have worked for all season came down to this.  The Mountain West conference championship game against Wyoming.  The Aztecs were in Laramie two weeks ago and lost 34-33.  Now, it was time for revenge.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO UC DAVIS 75-55

 

UC Davis was 12-for-26 from 3-point range

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December 2, 2016 (Davis, California) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team couldn’t get past a powerful performance from beyond the arc by UC Davis and lost in non-conference action, 75-55, Friday night.

AZTEC SWIMMERS DEFEAT PEPPERDINE

 

Swimmers capture all 14 meet events to down Waves

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Photo:  Martina Marks won the 500 freestyle and was also a member of the winning 200 free relay squad durig Friday's dual meet win over Pepperdine.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

December 2, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State captured first-place honors in all 14 events Friday afternoon as it swam to a 133-114 win over visiting Pepperdine at the Aztec Aquaplex. No diving was contested during the meet that saw seven SDSU athletes finish first in at least one of the 12 individual races and four others contribute to first-place finishes in the two relays.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: BARBA, MORAN NAMED TO NSCAA ALL-PACIFIC REGION TEAM

 

Barba voted to second team, Moran to the third team

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December 2, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer’s Victoria Barba and Stacie Moran were named to the NSCAA all-Pacific Region Team on Friday. Barba was voted to the second team, while Moran was selected to the third team.

SDSU LACROSSE ANNOUNCES 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs’ spring slate features 10 home games

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Kristen Hickey courtesy goaztecs.com

November 30, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse head coach Kylee White has released her team’s schedule for the 2017 campaign. A program-high 10 home games are on deck for the Aztecs next spring, including five against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponents.

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