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SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER RELEASES 2020 SCHEDULE

Reigning MW regular season champs host eight games on the Sports Deck in the new season

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July 8, 2020 (San Diego) - Coming off its record 11th Mountain West championship, both regular-season and tournament, in 2019, the San Diego State women’s soccer program announced its 2020 schedule on Monday.


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JIMMIE JOHNSON AND HIS WIFE TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo by Miriam Raftery: Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, in 2009 in Santee

July 3, 2020 (El Cajon) – Jimmie Johnson has become the first NASCAR driver to test positive for COVID-19. The seven-time NASCAR champion and El Cajon native will miss this weekend’s INDY doubleheader races in Indianapolis Saturday and Sunday.

Johnson has no symptoms, but took the test after his wife had mild symptoms and tested positive. He will remain sidelined until cleared by a physician, one more setback in what Johnson earlier announced would be the final racing season of his career.


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SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ADDS TRANSFER, A HELIX ALUM

Local product Claire Watkins, a defender who competed for Oregon, returns home to play for the Aztecs

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July 1, 2020 (San Diego) - Claire Watkins, a sophomore defender who attended and competed for the University of Oregon, has transferred and signed a Grant-In-Aid agreement to compete for the San Diego State women’s soccer team and will be eligible to play for the Aztecs in the 2020 season.


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MLB, PADRES TO RETURN IN JULY

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June 25, 2020 (San Diego) - Padres fans may soon have something to cheer about.

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has announced that the MLB will officially begin a 60-day season, starting around July 24, according to ESPN.


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NASCAR CHAMP JIMMIE JOHNSON CANCELS SPONSORSHIP OVER RACIST TWEETS, DENOUNCES NOOSE LEFT IN STALL OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE

 

Update June 23, 2020:  In a show of solidarity, all drivers in the Talladega race yesterday afternoon joined together to push Bubba Wallace's car to the front before the race began, after Jimmie Johnson announced he would stand with Wallace during the national anthem.  During the race, Wallace's vehicle ran out of gas, so another drived pushed him over the finish line and he came in 14th.  Johnson finished 13th and said he is "very proud of our sport."

Later in the day, the FBI announced that video shows the rope noose used as a door pull had been in the stall newly assigned to Wallace's team since 2019.

By Miriam Raftery

Photos, left: Jimmie Johnson and Bubba Wallace, creative commons via 2.0 by Zach Catanzareti

June 22, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, an El Cajon native and hometown hero, is ending his final year in the sport by taking a strong stand against racism in the sport.

Last week, NASCAR announced a ban on the Confederate flag, a move long pushed for by Bubba Wallace, one of the most successful African-American drivers in NASCAR racing history. 

Yesterday, NASCAR announced that a noose had been found in the stall of the Wallace team 43 prior to the Talladega Super Speedway race in Alabama (which has been postponed until 1 p.m. today Pacific Standard Time due to inclement weather). 

The U.S. Justice Department and NASCAR have both announced investigations into the action, which could be charged as a hate crime.

Jimmie Johnson tweeted, “I can’t begin to fathom the pain this action has caused. I stand with you @BubbaWallace.”


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SDSU BASEBALL'S CASEY SCHMITT AND ANTHONY WALTERS SELECTED IN MLB DRAFT

Schmitt goes to Giants with 49th overall pick; Walters to Mets with 91st overall pick

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June 16, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State third baseman/relief pitcher Casey Schmitt has been chosen by the San Francisco Giants in the second round of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft on Thursday with the 49th overall pick.


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ONE-ON-ONE SPORTS TRAINING CAN RESUME LOCALLY

By Miriam Raftery
 
June 8, 2020 (San Diego) – The County of San Diego amended its public health order last week. Effective immediately, one-on-one sports lessons are allowed, as long as both the instructor and student comply with physical distancing and face covering requirements. Students and instructors should not share equipment.

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COUNTY ALLOWS GOLF CART USE FOR SENIORS AND DISABLED

By Miriam Raftery
 
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May 5, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) -- On May 1st, several changes to the County's Order of Health Officer and Emergency Regulations went into effect. Including allowing reopening of public and private golf courses that meet certain requirements.  
 
Since then, there have been questions about a ban on use of golf carts. 
 
After consulting with the Public Health Officer, the following clarification is being provided regarding the use of golf carts. Golf cart use is limited to the following two groups: 
 
• Senior citizens over 55 years of age. 
• People of any age with disabilities that would prevent them from walking the course. 

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SDSU FOOTBALL'S KEITH ISMAEL PICKED BY WASHINGTON IN 2020 NFL DRAFT

 

Ismael goes to Redskins in fifth round

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April 25, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State center Keith Ismael, who earned all-Mountain West accolades all three seasons he competed for the Aztecs, was selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins on Saturday. Ismael, an Oakland, Calif., native, was chosen with the 11th pick of the fifth round (156th overall).


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SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL'S STACIE TERRY-HUTSON INKS FOUR YEAR EXTENSION

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April 2, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson has signed a contract extension that will keep her on The Mesa through the 2023-24 season.


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SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ADDS MID-YEAR TRANSFER AND FIVE FRESHMEN TO RECRUITING CLASS, INCLUDING STEELE CANYON SENIOR

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March 25, 2020 (San Diego) - Anna Toohey, who appeared in 38 games over the past two seasons at North Carolina State, transferred to San Diego State this spring and along with five freshmen, including a future Steele Canyon graduate, who have each signed a National Letter of Intent, will begin competing for the Aztecs next fall.


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AZTECS MULTI-USE STADIUM PROJECT RECEIVES KEY APPROVAL FROM CSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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March 24, 2020 (San Diego) - The California State University Board of Trustees today approved the design and financing plan for San Diego State University’s new multi-use stadium in Mission Valley. The board’s approval enables SDSU to continue preparation for the 35,000-capacity Aztec Stadium, which will be among the first projects to be constructed as part of the SDSU Mission Valley campus.


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SDSU ATHLETICS, ALL MAJOR SPORTS LEAGUES CANCEL SEASONS AND TOURNAMENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

UPDATE AS OF 5:09 PM:  ALL SDSU SPRING SPORTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED

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March 12, 2020 (San Diego) - After Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for Coronavirus, the National Basketball Association and several other professional sports leagues have suspended their seasons, the NBA's announcement coming on Wednesday night.  The NBA announced it was suspending games while it determined its next steps.


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AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS SWEEPS PENGUINS 7-0

SDSU did not lose a set in its victory Wednesday over Youngstown State

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March 11, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis posted its second consecutive dual-match victory when it topped Youngstown State Wednesday, March 11 by a score of 7-0 at the Aztec Tennis Center.


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SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES SIXTH AT DR. DONNIS THOMPSON INVITATIONAL

Kjellker leads Aztecs, tying for 13th at 3-over-par 219

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March 11, 2020 (Honolulu) - The San Diego State women’s golf team slipped to sixth place in the final round of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational Wednesday afternoon on the par-72, 6,099-yard Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course in Kane’ohe, O’ahu.


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AZTEC DIVERS CLOSE OUT NCAA ZONE E DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two Aztecs competed in platform diving finals

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March 11, 2020 (Federal Way, Wash.) - San Diego State's diving team concluded competition at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships Wednesday, contesting in the platform dive at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.


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AZTECS WOMEN'S GOLF IN FIFTH AFTER TWO ROUNDS OF HAWAII'S DR. DONNIS THOMPSON INVITATIONAL

Kjellker tied for eighth after 36 holes

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March 10, 2020 (Honolulu) - The San Diego State women’s golf team is in fifth place after two rounds of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, which began Tuesday on the par-72, 6,099-yard Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course in Kane’ohe, O’ahu.


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AZTECS MEN'S GOLF TIES FOR SECOND AT LAMKIN SAN DIEGO CLASSIC

SDSU moves up four places on final day to tie with Arizona State

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March 10, 2020 (Chula Vista) - The San Diego State men’s golf team fired a final round 8-under-par 280 to move up four places and finish in a tie for second with No. 3 Arizona State at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic on a rainy Tuesday on the par-72, 7,033-yard San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.


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UCSD SHIFTS MOST SPRING CLASSES ONLINE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, BANS FANS FROM SPORTING EVENTS

By Miriam Raftery

March 10, 2020 (San Diego) – The University of California, San Diego has announced that starting with the spring quarter, all lecture and discussion courses will be conducted online due to concerns over COVID-19, the new coronavirus strain spreading rapidly around the world.  Lab and studio courses for which remote instruction is not possible will continue meet in person.

The campus is also restricting fans from attending most sporting events and urging cancellation or postponement of large events through at least May 10.


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SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN SIXTH AFTER TWO ROUNDS OF THE LAMKIN SAN DIEGO CLASSIC

Anupansuebsai tied for sixth for the Aztecs

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March 9, 2020 (Chula Vista) - The San Diego State men’s golf team is in sixth place at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic after two rounds of play Monday on the par-72, 7,033-yard San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.


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SAN DIEGO STATE SOFTBALL SWEPT AT LOUISVILLE SLUGGER CLASSIC

Aztecs drop to 17-11 on the season

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March 8, 2020 (Long Beach) - San Diego State lost a pair of games on the final day of the Louisville Slugger Classic Sunday afternoon at LBSU Softball Complex. The Aztecs (17-11) rallied late in the opener, but dropped a 5-3 decision to No. 22/22 UCF before falling to host Long Beach State 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap.


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SDSU BASEBALL DROPS TOUGH ONE AT OKLAHOMA IN 10 INNINGS

Sooners erase 8-7 Aztec lead with single runs in eighth and 10th

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March 8, 2020 (Norman, Okla.) - Oklahoma scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday to escape with a 9-8 victory over visiting San Diego State in the final game of a weekend series at L. Dale Mitchell Park.


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AZTECS LACROSSE BESTS GEORGE MASON IN PROGRAMS' FIRST MATCH-UP 13-8

Three Aztecs collected hat tricks throughout Sunday's matinee

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March 8, 2020 (San Diego) - Redshirt senior goalkeeper Katy Sharretts set the program record for saves in a career as the San Diego State lacrosse team captured a 13-8 victory over the George Mason University Patriots Sunday at Aztec Lacrosse Field.


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AZTECS WATER POLO SWEEPS WEEKEND GAMES

Karli Canale's six goals lead SDSU to wins at Santa Clara and Pacific

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March 8, 2020 (San Diego) - Junior driver Karli Canale picked up two hat tricks and assisted on two more goals to lead the No. 16 San Diego State water polo team to a pair of Golden Coast Conference (GCC) wins this weekend.  The Aztecs got road wins, 8-4 on Friday at Santa Clara and 11-9 at Pacific on Saturday, to improve its record to 9-9 overall and 3-0 in GCC competition.


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AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS BESTS LOPES 6-1

SDSU won all six singles matches

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March 7, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis team collected a 6-1 victory over the Grand Canyon University Lopes in a Saturday matinee at Aztec Tennis Center March 7.

GCU would win its only matches of the day in doubles play, led by Weiss and Puehse's 6-3 win on court one over sophomore Alicia Melosch and senior Mia Smith. The Aztecs opened with a 6-1 decision on court two as junior Tamara Arnold and freshman Julia Jordan topped Grand Canyon's Occhipinti and Lo Pumo. The Lopes secured the point with a 6-3 victory over the third-seeded SDSU duo of junior Nnena Nadozie and freshman Cécile Morin.                            


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SDSU TRACK & FIELD OPENS OUTDOOR SEASON AT UCSD'S SAN DIEGO COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE

Vanessa Spizewski (long jump) and Jordyn Bryant (discus) earned first place finishes

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March 7, 2020 (La Jolla) - The Aztec track and field team kicked of the 2020 outdoor season at UCSD’s San Diego Collegiate Challenge on Saturday. 19 athletes competed with 12 making their 2020 debut. Vanessa Spizewski and Jordyn Bryant highlighted the day for SDSU by winning the long jump and discus throw.


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SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS IN MW CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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March 7, 2020 (Las Vegas) - Sam Merrill scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half, including a contested 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left to lift Utah State to a 59-56 victory over No. 5 San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament championship on Saturday.


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SDSU ROWING HAS STRONG SHOWING AT UCLA

Aztecs' V8+ finished just 1.4 seconds behind the Bruins

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March 7, 2020 (Marina Del Rey, Calif.) - The Aztec rowing team competed at No. 20 UCLA Saturday morning at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey, Calif. SDSU took second in all four races but posted competitive times against one of the top teams on the West Coast.


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SDSU BASEBALL FALLS TO OKLAHOMA 8-4

Sooners hit three homers to keep Aztecs at bay

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March 7, 2020 (Norman, Okla.) - San Diego State had its season-long four-game winning streak snapped Saturday in an 8-4 loss to No. 11/15 Oklahoma in the second game of a weekend series at L. Dale Mitchell Park.


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SDSU SOFTBALL SHUTS OUT CAL POLY AND BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Aztecs run rule Cal Poly 9-0 before edging BU 1-0

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March 7, 2020 (Los Angeles) - San Diego State picked up a pair of shutout victories at the Louisville Slugger Classic Saturday afternoon at UCLA’s Easton Stadium. The Aztecs (17-9) first run-ruled Cal Poly, 9-0, in five innings before edging 2019 NCAA tournament team Boston Univ., 1-0, in the second game.


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