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AZTECS PREP FOR MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Photo: Rocky Long, SDSU News Center
 
By Liz Alper
 
December 2, 2015 (San Diego) - With the Mountain West conference championship game just four days away, Aztec football head coach Rocky Long says he views this game as the first game of the year; he is nervous because he knows this is not just another game.

AZTECS CLINCH MOUNTAIN WEST'S WEST DIVISION TITLE

Photo credit:  Stan Liu, SDSU Athletic Media Relations
 
By Liz Alper
 
November 23, 2015 (San Diego) - Everyone said UNLV would be a tough game.  Even Rocky Long, one of the toughest guys at SDSU, said UNLV would be a tough team to beat.
 
The Aztecs proved their own coach wrong.  As Union Tribune writer Nick Canepa tweeted Saturday night, "Today, November 21, 2015, San Diego State is a football school again."
 

LADAINIAN TOMLINSON INDUCTED INTO CHARGERS HALL OF FAME

Photo credit:  SD Dirk via Wikipedia 
 
By Liz Alper
 
November 23, 2015 (San Diego) - It was a long time coming, but on Sunday, former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson's number 21 jersey was inducted into the Chargers' Hall of Fame at his old stomping grounds at Qualcomm Stadium.
 
Tomlinson is the 37th member of the Chargers to receive the honor.

WADDLE & TROT 5K: THANKSIGIVING DAY IN SANTEE

 

East County News Service

November 22, 2015 (Santee) – Santee Santas invites you to join its 4th annual Waddle & Trot 5K and Fun Run happening at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 26th. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome.

This fast & flat 5K race starts and finishes at the Pathways Center in Santee, and loops around through scenic Santee Lakes. The 1/4 mile Fun Run takes place at the Pathways Center campus. All proceeds benefit Santee Santas and the Santee Food Bank.

EAST COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REPORT: STEELE CANYON FIGHTS BACK IN THE SECOND HALF TO BEAT GROSSMONT 39-35

 
By Liz Alper
 
November 20, 2015 (El Cajon) - In round two of the CIF playoffs, the Steele Canyon High School Cougars traveled to Grossmont to take on the Grossmont High School Foothillers in an exciting Division I matchup.
 

READER'S EDITORIAL: CHARGERS AND RAIDERS TOSS HAIL MARY

 

By Tony Manolatos

November 11, 2015 (San Diego)--With Mayor Kevin Faulconer in New York speaking to NFL owners about the City & County's stadium plan in Mission Valley, and building on momentum that has been growing in San Diego for months, the Chargers and Raiders have thrown a Hail Mary to try and shift support to their Carson stadium project.

SAN DIEGO STATE OF MIND: SDSU CELEBRATES HOMECOMING 2015

Pep rally march, war memorial ceremony and homecoming carnival among events

SDSU Media Center

 

November 11, 2015 (San Diego)--San Diego State University will host several events this week, leading up to its nationally televised homecoming football game against the Wyoming Cowboys at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Qualcomm Stadium.

 

Aztecs of all ages are invited back to campus to share in SDSU's Aztec pride with weeklong Homecoming 2015 events and are invited to follow the hashtag #SDSUHomecoming2015 on Twitter and Instagram.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESIDENT RESIGNS OVER RACIAL STRIFE

 

Students’ hunger strike, athletes’ threatened walk-out led to action

By Liz Alper

November 10, 2015 (Columbia, Mo.) -  Just one year after the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, the nation's collective eyes are again focused on Missouri. This week, students at the University of Missouri successfully pushed for resignation of the campus president following his failure to halt racial slurs on campus.

GRAND OPENING: WARNER SPRINGS RANCH GOLF CLUB TEES OFF

 

 

Warner Springs Ranch Resort, LLC Reopens Upgraded Clubhouse, Restaurant

November 10, 2015 (Warner Springs) – The Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club is ready for play after a two-year renovation undertaken after the property was bought in 2013 by Pacific Hospitality Group Inc.

KEENAN ALLEN TO MISS REST OF SEASON WITH LACERATED KIDNEY

 
 
 
By Liz Alper
Photo by Jeffrey Beall, Wikipedia Commons
 
November 3, 2015 (San Diego) - The Chargers' injury woes continue as Keenan Allen is bitten by the injury bug.
 
Allen will miss the rest of the season with a lacerated kidney.  He suffered the injury on Sunday against Baltimore, taking him out of the game.  Twelve Chargers were injured and taken out of that game.

AZTECS VIE FOR FIRST PLACE IN MOUNTAIN WEST

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Rocky Long, SDSU News Center

October 20, 2015 (San Diego) - With a big conference matchup against Utah State coming up on Friday night, Aztec football head coach Rocky Long at his weekly press conference today addressed the challenges that the Aztecs will face on Friday.

The Aztecs and the Aggies are the last two undefeated teams in the Mountain West.

GOV. BROWN SIGNS BILL TELLING MLB PLAYERS TO STOP CHEWING TOBACCO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Creative Commons by GamblinMan22

October 13, 2015 (Sacramento) - We see it every time we watch baseball: bored players in their team sweatshirts chewing tobacco during an at-bat or sitting in the dugout.  Even managers are caught on camera spitting out tobacco juice, providing far-from-exemplary role models to youthful fans.

CHARGERS PLAGUED BY INJURIES HEADING INTO MONDAY NIGHT'S GAME

By Liz Alper

October 8, 2015 (San Diego) - All eyes will be on the Chargers as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football this week.

Or...what's left of the Chargers, at least.

Six players were listed as "Did Not Participate" at today's practice:  King Dunlap (concussion), Orlando Franklin (ankle), Stevie Johnson (hamstring), Jacoby Jones (ankle), Craig Mager (hamstring) and Tourek Williams (foot).

EAST COUNTY INTERGENERATIONAL GAMES OCT. 8 IN LA MESA

Source: City of La Mesa

October 7, 2015 (La Mesa)--On Thursday, October 8, from 9:30 to 12:00 noon, adult athletes age 50 and older from East County are teaming up with elementary school students for the annual East County Intergenerational Games in La Mesa.

This marks the 10th year the City of La Mesa hosts the Intergenerational Games event.  The games are held at La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue. Students from 2nd through 6th grade are paired with active adult’s age 50+ to compete in a circuit of non-competitive, fun activities.

CHARGERS NARROWLY ESCAPE FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON

 


By Liz Alper

 

Photos courtesy of Jamall LaFrance, Chargers Media Coordinator

 

September 14, 2015 (San Diego) - It looked like a lost cause.

 

In the first half, the Lions scored three touchdowns.  The Chargers, a mere field goal.  The score was 21-3 midway through the first half.  Philip Rivers made bad decision after bad decision and threw two interceptions.  The score was 21-10 at the half.

 

In the second half, it was as if the Chargers had been given a halftime speech by Mike McCoy that could only be rivaled by those in movies like Remember the Titans or Miracle (I know Miracle is a hockey movie. It still fits here) and the Lions turned back into the Lions that football fans know and love. 

CBS ALLEGES SDSU BASKETBALL UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR NCAA VIOLATION; ATHLETICS DEPT. DENIES PROBE

 

By Liz Alper

September 16, 2015 (San Diego) - CBS Sports reported Tuesday morning that the SDSU men’s basketball team is under investigation for alleged improper benefits allegedly given to prospective student athletes.

LAP THE LAKES: SEPT. 19 IN SANTEE

 

August 10, 2015 (Santee) – The Santee Lakes Foundation invites you to join in the sixth annual 5K Lap the Lakes on Saturday, September 19at 7 a.m.  The run/walk is held at Santee Lakes in a flat, beautiful setting. There is also a half-mile Jr. Fun Run course for kids.

HUNDREDS FLOCK TO GULLS BLOCK PARTY

 

September 8, 2015 (San Diego) – If San Diego isn’t a hockey town, as many claim, we have a funny way of showing it.

With the Gulls returning to San Diego after a nine year absence, many excited hockey fans came to the Quartyard downtown to meet coach Dallas Eakins and other members of the Gulls’ staff in a Q&A hosted by the voice of the Gulls, Craig Elsten.

CAN A LAWSUIT STOP CHARGERS FROM BOLTING TO L.A.?

 

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 Listen now: Dan Jaregui, aka "Boltman"

Listen now: Attorney James Quinn

Photo, left to right: ECM sportcaster Ed Barrena, producer Miriam Raftery, sportswriter Devoreo Bell, and "Boltman" Dan Jauregui

By Miriam Raftery; photo by Leon Thompson

 

August 31, 2015 (San Diego) – In exclusive interviews with the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ Radio (89.1 FM) aired today, Dan Jauregui, better known as “Boltman” and prominent attorney James Quinn shared strategies to keep the Chargers in town.

"It's been an emotional roller coaster," says Jauregui, who likens the Chargers' secret dealings with the city of Carson in Los Angeles to "finding out your spouse is cheating...As fans, we're going to take a stand."  Jaregui, on behalf of fans, accuses the NFL of operating as a monopoly. He has sent a letter to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith asking the City to file a lawsuit to keep the Chargers in town.

Quinn, via phone interview in New York, says the City of San Diego has a strong legal case against the National Football League (NFL) for violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and its own NFL charter. Quinn has sued the NFL several times on anti-trust grounds—and has a 100% winning track record.  But so far, the City has punted on its option to file suit--and Boltman is leading fans in a charge to persuade the City to score a win for fans at the courthouse. 

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