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KAZEE NAMED USA TODAY PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICAN

 

Senior cornerback lands on second team

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Damontae Kazee courtesy goaztecs.com

August 25, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior cornerback Damontae Kazee has been named a 2016 preseason second-team All-American by USA Today, the publication revealed on Thursday. The honor is one of many for the San Bernardino product, who was named the preseason Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SDSU FOOTBALL NAMES CAPTAINS FOR 2016 CAMPAIGN

 

Alex Barrett, Damontae Kazee, Calvin Munson, Donnel Pumphrey and Nico Siragusa will lead the Aztecs this season

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August 24, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State Football has named Alex Barrett (Mesa, Ariz.), Damontae Kazee (San Bernadino, Calif.), Calvin Munson (St. Charles, Mo.), Donnel Pumphrey (Las Vegas) and Nico Siragusa (Chula Vista, Calif.) as its captains for the 2016 campaign, head coach Rocky Long announced today.

EX-AZTEC GOLFER J.J. SPAUN VICTORIOUS ON WEB.COM TOUR

 

Former SDSU star captures title at News Sentinel Open in Tennessee

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Photo courtesy Sdsuaztecfan on Wikipedia

August 22, 2016 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State men’s golf standout J.J. Spaun emerged victorious at the Web.com Tour’s News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot on Sunday after shooting a 5-under-par 66 during the final round at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BATTLES CSUN TO 0-0 DRAW IN PRESEASON FRIENDLY

 

Aztecs open regular-season slate next weekend

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Photo:  Matt Callahan courtesy goaztecs.com

August 21, 2016 (Northridge, Ca.) - In its final tune-up of the preseason, the San Diego State men’s soccer team played host Cal State Northridge to a 0-0 draw in double overtime Sunday night at Matador Soccer Field. The Aztecs will now prepare for their regular-season opener on Friday, Aug. 26 against the University of Illinois, Chicago at the Gonzaga Soccer Tournament in Spokane, Wash.

FORMER MEXICAN AMBASSADOR TO SPEAK AT SDSU SEPTEMBER 12

 

By Jonathan Goetz

August 21, 2016 (San Diego) -- Ambassador Earl Anthony “Tony” Wayne will be speaking at San Diego State University Monday, September 12, 2016 about Building a Partnership with Mexico. He will speak on the state of relations between our two countries, including economic and commercial relations, public security, law enforcement, energy and the environment as part of the Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs Lecture Series.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DOWNS SANTA CLARA IN MID-WEEK FRIENDLY 3-2

 

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Photo: Travis Nicklaw courtesy goaztecs.com

August 17, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team got its first taste of the 2016 campaign on Wednesday in thrilling fashion with a 3-2 triumph over Santa Clara in a preseason friendly at SDSU Sports Deck.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER PICKED FIFTH IN PAC-12 COACHES POLL

 

Aztecs open 2016 regular-season slate on Aug. 26

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August 16, 2016 (San Francisco) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team was predicted to finish fifth in the Pac-12 Conference after the league announced its preseason poll Tuesday afternoon. The voting panel consisted of the league’s six head coaches.

AZTEC FOOTBALL CONTINUES TO GARNER NATIONAL RECOGNITION

 

SDSU earn national recognition by ESPN, CBS Sports

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Rashad Penny via goaztecs.com

August 16, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State football was ranked within the top-25 for the second time in one week, as ESPN slotted the Aztecs in the 25th spot of its 2016 ESPN Power Rankings. Additionally, junior Rashaad Penny was named to CBS Sports’ Preseason All-America Second Team on special teams.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO USF 2-0 IN FRIENDLY

Aztecs drop lone exhibition before season opener next Friday

 

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August 12, 2016 (San Francisco) - San Diego State took the pitch for the first time in 2016 and fell at San Francisco, 2-0, in the Aztecs’ lone exhibition before its season opener. The teams played three 30-minute periods and one 15-minute overtime session before calling it a night.

SDSU ALUMNI WHITNEY ASHLEY AND SHANIEKA THOMAS SET FOR RIO OLYMPICS

 

Former Aztecs to compete in discus throw and triple jump, respectively

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Whitney Ashley (right) and Shanieka Thomas (left) via goaztecs.com

August 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field alumnae Whitney Ashley and Shanieka Thomas will compete at the Rio Olympics this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ashley qualified for the Olympics by winning the discus throw at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July, while Thomas punched her ticket with a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the Jamaican Senior National Championships.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to co-host Lamkin San Diego Classic in March

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Photo: P.J. Samiere via goaztecs.com

August 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State head men’s golf coach Ryan Donovan released his team’s 2016-17 schedule on Wednesday, with a return visit to exclusive Pebble Beach in late October and a challenging trip to Las Vegas next spring highlighting the Aztecs’ slate, along with a home tournament in mid-March.

AZTEC FOOTBALL RANKED 24TH BY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

 

SDSU nationally ranked by another publication

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Photo: sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman courtesy goaztecs.com

August 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State is ranked 24th by Sports Illustrated in the publication’s college football preseason top-25 poll, released today.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER PICKED TO WIN MOUNTAIN WEST IN 2016

 

Aztecs earn nine of 12 first-place votes

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August 10, 2016 (Colorado Springs, Co.) - San Diego State has once again been picked to win the 2016 Mountain West regular-season title as the league released its annual preseason coaches’ poll on Wednesday. This is the fourth straight season in which the Aztecs have finished atop the poll.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SLATE

 

Aztecs to play host to three fall tournaments

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August 9, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis head coach Peter Mattera revealed his team’s schedule for the 2016-17 campaign on Tuesday. The Aztecs will play host to three fall tournaments before opening the dual-match season in late January.

STERK RESIGNS AS SDSU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, JENNY BRAMER TO TAKE OVER AS INTERIM DIRECTOR

 

A national search will soon begin to fill the role of athletic director for SDSU

Source: SDSU Media Relations

Photo: Jenny Bramer, courtesy goaztecs.com

August 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman today announced that university Athletic Director Jim Sterk has resigned.  Jenny Bramer, who has been a valuable member of Aztec Athletics leadership for 13 years, will assume the role of Interim Director of Athletics.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD GARNERS USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM ACCOLADES

 

Aztecs land three individuals on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team; Posts a 3.07 team GPA

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Kassidy Ellis was one of the Aztecs to receive honors.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

July 28, 2016 (New Orleans) - San Diego State was named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team selection on Thursday. Led by Kassidy Ellis, Alexa Evans and Ellison Grove, the Aztecs finished the 2016 campaign with a 3.07 cumulative GPA.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO TAKE A LARGER ROLE IN PREPARING SDSU AND CAL STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS FRESHMEN NEEDING BASIC SKILLS COURSEWORK





East County News Service



July 19, 2016 (San Diego) - A new $2 million grant will give area community colleges a larger role in helping many students get a successful start at San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos by sharpening their math and English skills.

SIX AZTECS TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES NAMED ALL-AMERICANS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: Alexa Evans (left) and Rachel Alesi (right).  Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 13, 2016 (New Orleans) - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today that six San Diego State athletes have been named All-Americans due to their performance at the last stop of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship last week in Eugene, Oregon.

SDSU GRADUATES ON PATH TO SUCCESS

 

First-ever Zahn Spirit of Innovation Award among pomp and prizes at SDSU commencement celebrations on May 13 to 15 at Viejas Arena

By Jill Esterbrooks, SDSU News Center

May 13, 2016 (San Diego)--This year's crop of San Diego State University graduates is more diverse, determined and decorated than any in its 119-year history.

Take Austin Owens. He'll receive his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and the first-ever Zahn Spirit of Innovation Award at the College of Engineering's commencement ceremony on May 14 at 5:30 p.m. Owens, who is "passionate about solving problems and making things happen against all odds," has been a four-year SDSU standout for founding the on-campus Mechantronics Club, competing in international RoboSub competitions and landing a post-graduation job at SpaceX, a space exploration company founded by Elon Musk.

SDSU MUSIC GROUPS “DOWNTOWN” CONCERT APRIL 15 BENEFITS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION IN K-12 SCHOOLS COUNTYWIDE

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2016 (San Diego) -- On April 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM, San Diego State's top orchestral and premier wind ensembles join forces with the 120-voice chamber and concert choirs on the stage at the Jacobs Music Center at Copley Symphony Hall to present a mega-concert experience. Downtown features more than 250 musicians performing works by Wagner, Vaughan Williams, and Beethoven from the School of Music and Dance, this is a program that Jim Chute of UT San Diego called a "powerhouse."

A MULTI-TALENTED MAN: YALE STROM

 

Photo credit:  Yale's wife, Elizabeth Schwartz

By Mimi Pollack

January 20, 2016 (San Diego) - Yale Strom may be a multi-talented man, a respected teacher at SDSU, and a well known musician both locally and internationally, but he is also refreshingly down to earth and modest, answering my questions at his rustic, comfortable home in Mission Hills with his loving dog, Olive, snuggled on his lap.

AZTECS WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 
All photos credited to:  Derrick Tuscan, SDSU Athletic Media Relations  
 
 
By Liz Alper
 
December 6, 2015 (San Diego) - In Aztec culture, the warrior is seen as strong and fearless in the face of adversity.  The Aztecs haven't faced that much adversity in nine weeks.  Last night, it smacked them in the face, but they stayed true to their name and stayed strong up until the final seconds of the Mountain West conference championship game.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH SDSU PROFESSOR JEFFREY MCILLWAIN, AN EXPERT ON TERRORISM AND REFUGEE ISSUES

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 28, 2015 (San Diego) – In the wake of the Paris terror attacks and the Syrian refugee crisis, our East County Magazine show on KNSJ radio interviewed Jeffrey McIllwain, PhD, an SDSU professor with special expertise on national security, humanitarian and refugee issues who brings a thoughtful, multi-faceted approach to these complex issues.

Hear part 1 of our exclusive interview,  in which Dr. McIllwain discusses options for responding how to balance risk vs. humanitarian concerns in America’s response to terrorism and refugee concerns:  http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/tkozi18tvp/Newsmaker-JeffreyMcIllwain-Pt1-TerrorismIsis_and_Refugees.mp3

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UPDATE ON LOCAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE

 

Update November 15, 2015: SDSU now confirms that all 34 of its students in France are safe.

East County News Service

November 14, 2015 (San Diego) – San Diego State University confirms that at least 31 of its 34 students in France are safe, including all eight students studying in Paris.  “The other three are in southern France and we are actively reaching out to them, their coordinators and our partner universities,” a press release issued by SDSU today states.

However a student from Long Beach State University is among the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday.  “We are saddened by the tragic events…Our thoughts go out to the victims loved ones and the entire Long Beach community,” the SDSU statement adds.

HUNDREDS RALLY AT SDSU FOR MISSOURI STATE’S MINORITY STUDENTS

 

East County Magazine

November 13, 2015 (San Diego) – Hundreds of San Diego State students, white and black, joined together yesterday in a rally to support black students facing extreme racism and death threats at Missouri State University, which has been in lockdown amid racial strife.

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.

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