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NEW AND IMPROVED AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS UTAH STATE 74-55

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

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January 14, 2017 (San Diego) - After picking up their first win of conference play on Tuesday against San Jose State, the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team wrapped up their two-game home stand tonight against Utah State.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD OPENS 2017 WITH STRONG SHOWING

 

SDSU’s 4x400-meter relay time posted the ninth-best time in program history

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January 14, 2017 (Seattle) - San Diego State track and field had a positive start to the 2017 campaign, boasting 10 top five finishers at the UW Preview Saturday at Dempsey Indoor.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS: AZTECS UNABLE TO GET PAST UTAH STATE

 

McKynzie Fort became the 21st Aztec to enter the 1,000-point club

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January 14, 2017 (Logan, Utah) - Despite a thrilling fourth quarter, San Diego State women’s basketball team was unable to get past Utah State and fell on the road to the Aggies 53-47, Saturday afternoon in Mountain West play.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS TOPPLES HAWAII 5-2

 

Three Aztec freshmen victorious in singles play

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Photo:  Joel Popov was a double winner in his first dual match as an Aztec on Friday. Courtesy goaztecs.com

January 13, 2017 (Honolulu) - The San Diego State men’s tennis opened its 2017 dual-match schedule in style Friday, posting a 5-2 triumph over Hawai’i at UH Tennis Complex. With the victory, the Aztecs (1-0) captured their seventh straight season opener and improved to 12-2 against the Rainbow Warriors (0-1) since 1989.

AZTECS MEN'S HOOPS PRESS CONFERENCE JAN. 13: WE FINALLY WON

 

By Liz Alper

Photo, video and quotes courtesy goaztecs.com

January 13, 2017 (San Diego) - With the final game of their two-game homestand tomorrow night against Utah State, Aztecs men's basketball head coach Steve Fisher, sophomore guard Zylan Cheatham and junior guard Trey Kell sat down with the media on Friday.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS: FORT'S DOUBLE-DOUBLE NOT ENOUGH IN LOSS TO SAN JOSE STATE

 

McKynzie Fort became the 21st Aztec to enter the 1,000-point club

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January 11, 2017 (San Jose) - San Diego State women’s basketball battled Mountain West foe San Jose State to the final second but ultimately fell in a heartbreaking 81-80 overtime loss to the Spartans Wednesday night. McKynzie Fort, who notched her second-career double-double, became the 21st member of the program’s 1,000-point club during the game as she matched career-highs with 29 points and 12 rebounds.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RON SMITH NAMED TO ALL-BOWL TEAMS

 

Smith name to both Associated Press and Athlon Sports bowl teams

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January 11, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State cornerback Ron Smith (Oakland, Calif./St. Mary’s HS) was recently named to a pair of 2016-17 bowl teams. A redshirt freshman, Smith was named to the Associated Press All-Bowl Team and the Athlon Sports All-Bowl Team.

AZTECS MEN'S HOOPS PRESS CONFERENCE: 0-3

 

By Liz Alper

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January 9, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men's basketball team is 0-3 to start conference play.  Head coach Steve Fisher,  junior guard Trey Kell and senior guard Dakarai Allen sat down with the media before their game against San Jose State at Viejas Arena tomorrow night.

MARSHALL FAULK NAMED TO 2017 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS

 

 

Faulk becomes third Aztec to make the College Football Hall of Fame

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January 9, 2017 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State great Marshall Faulk has been named to the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Monday morning. Faulk will be the third Aztec in the College Football Hall of Fame, joining Fred Dwyer (inducted in 1997) and head coach Don Coryell (1999).

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS STAGES IMPRESSIVE FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK; BEATS BOISE STATE 84-77

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Quotes courtesy Jen Heisel

January 7, 2017 (San Diego) - After getting back on track in conference play with a win against Nevada on Wednesday night, the lady Aztecs took Steve Fisher Court again for a Saturday matinee against Boise State.

FIRST HALF HELPS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS TOPPLE NEVADA 83-78

 

The Aztecs had nine three-pointers in the first half

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January 4, 2017 (San Diego) - Behind an outstanding first half in which the Aztecs scored nine 3-pointers, the most in a half since 2005, and 52 points, San Diego State women’s basketball clawed its way past Nevada, 83-78, in its Mountain West debut at Viejas Arena Wednesday night.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS CLOSE THREE-POINT SHOOTOUT TO NEVADA

 

By Liz Alper

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January 4, 2017 (Reno) - After a loss that should've been a win on New Year's Day against New Mexico on the first day of conference play, the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team traveled to Reno to take on the Wolfpack of the University of Nevada.

SDSU'S JEFF HORTON NAMED FOOTBALLSCOOP RUNNING BACKS COACH OF THE YEAR

 

Horton picked by peers for prestigious award

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January 4, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State associate head coach/offensive coordinator/running backs coach Jeff Horton was recently named the 2016 FootballScoop Running Backs Coach of the Year, presented by ProGrass.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: LOBOS STUN AZTECS IN FIRST GAME OF CONFERENCE PLAY

 

By Liz Alper

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January 1, 2017 (San Diego) - What better way to kick off a new year than by kicking off conference play?  The San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team did just that today against the University of New Mexico.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS LOSES TO NEW MEXICO IN MOUNTAIN WEST OPENER

 

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December 31, 2016 (Alberquerque) - San Diego State women’s basketball was unable to get past a hot New Mexico team and fell to the Lobos in the Aztecs’ Mountain West opener, 85-42, Saturday evening at WisePies Arena.

IMPRESSIVE DEFENSIVE EFFORT POWERS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS PAST BIOLA 63-48

 

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December 28, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball produced one of its best defensive efforts of the season against Biola, holding the Eagles to a season-low 48 points in a 63-48 non-conference win Wednesday evening.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: PABLO PELAEZ GARNERS COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS ALL-FRESHMAN HONORS

 

Aztec midfielder also ranked 15th on TDS Freshman Top 100 List

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December 28, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s soccer player Pablo Pelaez added to his growing list of postseason accolades recently after collecting second-team all-freshman honors from College Soccer News. In addition, the Aztec midfielder was featured on Top Drawer Soccer’s Men’s Division I Freshman Top 100 postseason list, earning a No. 15 ranking.

TOP AUTHORS TO SPEAK AT SDSU WRITERS’ CONFERENCE JANUARY 20-22

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 27, 2016 (San Diego) – Each year, over 300 aspiring writers from around the world attend the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference. This year, the conference will be held January 20th through 22nd at the San Diego Marriott in Mission Valley.   The conference was the first to pioneer one-on-one appointments for writers with editors, agents and other top-tier publishing professionals who can provide direct feedback on your writing.

SDSU MEN'S HOOPS BEATS SAN FRANCISCO 62-48 TO WIN DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC

 

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Aztec_MBB on Twitter

December 25, 2016 (Honolulu) - While we were enjoying Christmas/Hanukkah with our families, the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team took on the Dons of the University of San Francisco in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic.

PARADE OF THREES IN SECOND HALF LIFT SDSU MEN'S HOOPS OVER TULSA IN DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC SEMIFINAL

 

By Liz Alper

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December 23, 2016 (Honolulu) - After a win in yesterday's quarterfinals of the Diamond Head Classic with a win over Southern Miss, SDSU men's basketball took on Tulsa today in the semifinals.

OUTSTANDING SECOND HALF PROPELS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS PAST CAL STATE FULLERTON

 

The Aztecs next welcome Biola to Viejas Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

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December 22, 2016 (Fullerton, Calif.) - Behind McKynzie Fort’s career-high 29 points and an outstanding second-half performance in which the Aztecs out-scored Cal State Fullerton, 44-27, San Diego State women’s basketball defeated the Titans, 71-61, in non-conference action Thursday evening.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL AVOIDS GIVING UP LEAD IN QUARTERFINAL OF DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC

 

By Liz Alper

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December 22, 2016 (Honolulu) - While most of us are spending Christmas at home, the San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team is in Hawaii at the eighth annual Diamond Head Classic.  Today they played their first game of the tournament against Southern Miss.

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

 

By Liz Alper

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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 RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW PLANT SPECIES, NAME AFTER JIMI HENDRIX

 

The new, rare and endangered succulent is found only in Baja California

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December 15, 2016 (San Diego) - Jimi Hendrix may have died more than 45 years ago, but his botanical legacy will live forever. In a new study, a team of researchers, including San Diego State University plant biologist Michael Simpson, identified a new and rare species of succulent and dubbed it Dudleya hendrixii, or “Hendrix’s liveforever,” in honor of the guitar virtuoso.

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.

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

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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.

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