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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.

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.

DIVISION OF LABOR DIMINISHED IN BRAINS OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

 

East County News Service

SDSU psychologists discover brain connections in people with autism show more symmetry between hemispheres.

December 1, 2016 (San Diego) — Divvying up tasks between the left and right hemisphere of the brain is one of the hallmarks of typical brain development. The left hemisphere, for instance, is involved in analyzing specific details of a situation, while the right hemisphere is involved in integrating all the various streams of information coming into the brain.

SDSU LACROSSE ANNOUNCES 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs’ spring slate features 10 home games

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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.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 11/29: GETTING READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy James Solien

November 29, 2016 (San Diego) - With the Mountain West championship game looming on Saturday, San Diego State Aztecs football head coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman, junior runningback/kick returner Rashaad Penny and senior defensive end Kyle Kelley were on hand this week to speak to the media.

SDSU FOOTBALL DOMINATES 2016 MOUNTAIN WEST AWARDS

Aztecs win three of the five major awards

 

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Rashaad Penny (left), Donnel Pumphrey (center), Damontae Kazee (right) swept the MW awards for the second straight season.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 29, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Donnel Pumphrey (Las Vegas), senior Damontae Kazee (San Bernardino, Calif.) and junior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) have each been named players of the year by the Mountain West for the second consecutive season, the league announced today. Pumphrey was chosen as the MW Offensive Player of the Year, Kazee the MW Defensive Player of the Year and Penny the MW Special Teams Player of the Year.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS REACH 100-POINT THRESHOLD FOR FIRST TIME IN YOUNG SEASON; DEMORALIZE SAVANNAH STATE 100-67

 

Added: find postgame notes, quotes and box score inside

By Liz Alper

Photos by Cristian Rangel

November 28, 2016 (San Diego) - After defeating Cal last Monday, SDSU men’s basketball returned to Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena on a rainy Monday night to face Savannah State.  A special fact about tonight’s game was that the Aztecs wore turquoise Nike N7 jerseys in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: TWO AZTECS EARN ALL-CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL HONORS

 

Harris, Psoma named all-Mountain West

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November 28, 2016 (San Diego) - Sophomores Deja Harris and Alexandra Psoma have been named to the all-Mountain West volleyball team for their performances during the recently completed 2016 season.

Harris, a middle blocker from Las Vegas, Nev. (Calvary Chapel HS), led the Aztecs in blocks, both overall (1.04 per set) and in conference matches (1.11 per set) as well as hitting percentage (.346 overall, .300 MW). She ranked ninth in the Mountain West in blocks (overall and league matches) and was seventh in the conference in hitting percentage in all games and eighth in league matches.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CRACKS CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 80-62

 

SDSU had its best shooting performance since the 2014-15 season opener vs. Sacramento State

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November 27, 2016 (South Orange, N.J.) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team shot 60.4 percent from the floor to beat Central Connecticut State University, 80-62, at the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic Sunday afternoon.

AZTECS TRAMPLED BY RAMS ON SENIOR NIGHT 63-31

UPDATE: Aztecs will play in Wyoming for Mountain West Championship game.

Edited to add postgame notes and quotes at the bottom of story

By Liz Alper

Photo by Cris Rangel

November 26, 2016 (San Diego) - In their last home game of the season (barring hosting the Mountain West championship game), Aztecs football hosted the Colorado State Rams on Senior Night.  

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SUFFERS CLOSE LOSS TO UT ARLINGTON

 

SDSU will play either Seton Hall or Central Connecticut State Sunday at noon

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November 26, 2016 (South Orange, N.J.) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team kept its game against UT Arlington within reach but ultimately fell to the Mavericks, 64-58, at the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic Saturday afternoon.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 11-22: SENIOR DAY

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Jamie McConeghy

November 22, 2016 (San Diego) - With the Aztecs' final regular season matchup against Colorado State looming on Saturday, which also happens to be Senior Day, head coach Rocky Long and senior warrior Malik Smith talked about what this game means and how emotional it will be for the senior class in today's press conference.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS CONCLUDE SEASON WITH VICTORY AT NEVADA

 

Volleyball wraps up 2016 campaign with five-set win over Wolf Pack

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Deja Harris had a career-best tying 19 kills in the win at Nevada Monday evening.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 21, 2016 (Reno) - San Diego State wrapped up its 2016 season on a positive note as it defeated Nevada in five sets (25-22, 22-25, 25-18, 13-25, 15-9) Monday evening at the Virginia Street Gym in Reno.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: SLOPPY PLAY LEADS TO 60-53 LOSS AGAINST LMU

Update as of 5:10 PM: added box score and play by play

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

November 20, 2016 (San Diego) - After a big loss to crosstown rival USD, the lady Aztecs returned to the friendly confines of Viejas Arena to take on the Loyola Marymount Lions in a Sunday matinee.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS DROP THREE-SET DECISION AT NEW MEXICO

 

Volleyball sees two-match win streak halted

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Photo:  Alexis Cage had nine kills, three blocks and three digs at New Mexico on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 19, 2016 (Alberquerque) - In its only contest against New Mexico during the 2016 season, San Diego State came up on the short end of a three-set match as it fell in Albuquerque Saturday afternoon by set scores of 25-18, 25-19, 25-23.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TIES UNLV 1-1 IN NCAA FIRST ROUND, FALLS IN PKs

 

Aztecs finish successful season with a 9-4-6 record

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: AJ Vergara scored his second goal of the year on Thursday vs. UNLV in the NCAA Tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 18, 2016 (San Diego) - The No. 19/15 San Diego State men’s soccer team battled UNLV to a 1-1 draw in double overtime on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in front of 1,468 fans at SDSU Sports Deck. However, it was the visiting Rebels who advanced in the bracket after edging the Aztecs in penalty kicks, 6-5. Despite the conclusion, SDSU finished one of its most memorable seasons in program history with a 9-4-6 record, while UNLV moves to 10-11-2 on the year.

SAN DIEGO STATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNED BY USD

San Diego State hosts Loyola Marymount Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

 

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November 17, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball was unable to get past a University of San Diego team that shot 65 percent (37-for-57) and fell to its crosstown rival, 91-53, in a non-conference game Thursday night. 

With the loss, SDSU falls to 1-2 on the season, while USD improves to 3-0. It was the Aztecs’ worst margin of defeat since an 89-38 defeat by No. 2/3 South Carolina on Nov. 23, 2014.

In the first half, San Diego State had to contend with a Torero team that shot an outstanding 70 percent (19-for-27) compared to SDSU’s 29 percent (9-for-31).

After McKynzie Fort and Kymberly Ellison made a trio of free throws to start the game, Fort got the Aztecs’ first two field goals. Her short jumper put the game within one point at 6-5 2:44 into the game. Three-and-a-half minutes later, she drove the basket, hooked right and threw in the 16-7 shot.

SDSU STUDENTS HELP GUIDE LEMON GROVE’S CLIMATE PLANNINNG USING U.N. TOOLKIT

 

Current Sage Project partner Lemon Grove will be first in North America to use new toolkit

Source: SAGE Project

November. 16, 2016  (Lemon Grove) – California cities have long been tasked with developing a plan to reduce carbon emissions and create more sustainable, environmentally friendly communities. The City of San Diego approved its Climate Action Plan last year and other nearby cities have followed suit as a result of the state mandate. But for smaller cities the task can be overwhelming.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS DOWN UNLV IN THREE SETS

 

Volleyball wraps up 2016 home slate with win over rebels

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Deja Harris had 10 kills along with seven blocks in the win over UNLV Wednesday evening on Aztec Court.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 16, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team wrapped up its 2016 home season in style with a three set (25-23, 25-22, 25-13) victory over UNLV Wednesday evening on Aztec Court.

AZTEC ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 15: IS IT WINDY IN WYOMING?

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Jamie McConeghy

November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football team won again last week against Nevada, but now it's on to their second road game in a row against Wyoming on Saturday and this time, it's a day game.  Coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman, junior running back Rashad Penny and senior defensive lineman Kyle Kelley spoke to the media at this week's press conference.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EARNS SEVEN ALL-PAC-12 HONORS

 

Aztecs’ Travis Nicklaw, Pablo Pelaez receive second-team recognition

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Pablo Pelaez courtesy goaztecs.com

November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team had seven players earn all-Pac-12 honors as announced Tuesday by the league office. Travis Nicklaw and Pablo Pelaez garnered second-team accolades, while Adam Allmaras, Matt Callahan, Casey Macias, Jeroen Meefout, and Michael Sauers received honorable mention.

SDSU SWIM & DIVE: CAPLAN EARNS MOUNTAIN WEST DIVER OF THE WEEK HONORS

 

 

Aztec diver receives fifth conference award of her SDSU career

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November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Alexandra Caplan has earned Mountain West Women’s Diver of the Week honors for competition through November 13, 2016. It is the fifth MW weekly honor for Caplan.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: LADY AZTECS REBOUND FROM BIG UCR LOSS, SOAR PAST SDC HAWKS 80-70

 

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By Liz Alper

Photos by Cris Rangel

November 14, 2016 (San Diego) - The lady Aztecs played their first game of the season on Steve Fisher Court tonight against San Diego Christian.

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