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SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/9: NARROW ESCAPE

 

 

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October 9, 2018 (San Diego) - After narrowly defeating Boise State 19-13 on Saturday, the Aztecs continue Mountain West play with a Friday night matchup against Air Force this week.  Coach Rocky Long, junior offensive lineman Daishawn Dixon and junior linebacker Kyahva Tenzino sat down with the media today.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/2: BACK AFTER THE BYE

 

 

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October 3, 2018 (San Diego) - With the bye week over, SDSU football is back in action and set to take on Boise State on Saturday.  Coach Rocky Long, junior tight end Parker Houston and senior defensive end Parker Houston sat down with the media today.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/25: ON A ROLL AND TAKING A BREAK

 

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September 25, 2018 (San Diego) - SDSU football has three wins in a row heading into the bye week and head coach Rocky Long sat down with the media today.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/18: JUST LIKE OLD TIMES

 

 

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September 18, 2018 (San Diego) - With two wins under their belt now, SDSU football is back to their winning ways and today, head coach Rocky Long, juniors Ryan Agnew and Kyahva Tenzino and sophomore Chase Jasmin sat down with the media.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/11: FINALLY WON

 

 

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September 11, 2018 (San Diego) - With a win under their belts, SDSU football head coach Rocky Long and juniors Ryan Agnew and Kyree Woods took the floor on Tuesday afternoon in a much better mood than last week's press conference.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/4: LOSING THE FIRST GAME???

 

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September 4, 2018 (San Diego) - After losing badly to Stanford on Friday night 31-10, Aztecs football returned to San Diego depressed and downtrodden, but ready for Saturday's home opener against Sacramento State.  Head coach Rocky Long, senior offensive tackle Ryan Pope and senior defensive lineman Anthony Luke sat down with the media today.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 8/28: BACK TO WORK

 

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August 28, 2018 (San Diego) - With the Aztecs taking the field for their first home game of the season against Stanford on Firday night, head coach Rocky Long, senior defensive tackle Noble Hall and junior tight end Parker Houston spoke with the media today.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/16: BACK TO SCHOOL

 

 

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August 16, 2018 (San Diego) - With a new school year upon us, San Diego State football and women's soccer are gearing up for a new season.  Head coaches Rocky Long, Mike Friesen and baseball coach Mark Martinez (who recently signed a contract extension) and assistant football coach Jeff Horton joined the media today.

RASHAAD PENNY NAMED MW MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

Former running back is first SDSU male athlete to win award

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July 18, 2018 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State football running back Rashaad Penny has been named the 2017-18 Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year. He is the first Aztec male to win the award and the second SDSU student-athlete to be recognized, following in the footsteps of track and field’s Shanieka Thomas, who was the 2012-13 MW Female Athlete of the Year.

KGB SKY SHOW TO LIGHT UP NIGHT AFTER AZTECS HOME OPENER SEPT. 8, TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TODAY

 

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June 11, 2018 (San Diego) – Billed as the largest pyrotechnics show west of the Mississippi, the 43rd annual KGB SkyShow fireworks program is scheduled for September 8th after the San Diego State University Aztecs home opener. 

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY PICKED BY SEATTLE SEAHAWKS IN FIRST ROUND OF 2018 NFL DRAFT

 

Seahawks take Penny with 27th pick of first round

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April 26, 2018 (Arlington, Texas) - San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny was selected in the first round of the 2018 National Football League Draft on Thursday night by the Seattle Seahawks. Penny, who finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting in his final season in 2017, is SDSU’s first player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since Kyle Turley in 1998 and ninth first-round pick in program history.

AZTEC FOOTBALL'S ROCKY LONG SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

 

Long agrees to deal to coach San Diego State through the 2022 season

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April 11, 2018 (San Diego) - Rocky Long, the all-time winningest coach in Mountain West history and the only three-time MW Coach of the Year, has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him as the San Diego State head football coach through the 2022 season, SDSU Director of Athletics John David Wicker announced Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2018 SLATE

 

Mountain West schedule announced

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March 1, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football released its 2018 schedule on Thursday. Game times and television arrangements, including moves to non-Saturdays will be announced at a later date.

TWO HELIX HIGH STANDOUTS, GROSSMONT COLLEGE TRANSFER AMONG SDSU FOOTBALL 2018 SIGNING CLASS

 

Aztecs add seven more players to finish 24-member class

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February 7, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long announced the signing Wednesday of seven more players to National Letters of Intent or Offers of Aid. Including the 17 that signed in the first-ever class during the early signing period from Dec. 20-22, a total of 24 athletes will join the Aztecs for the 2018 season.

FOUR AZTECS INVITED TO NFL COMBINE

 

SDSU to send four to NFL Combine for second straight year

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February 6, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State will send four football players to the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis from Feb. 27-March 5, the NFL announced today. Fullback Nick Bawden, defensive back Kameron Kelly, running back Rashaad Penny and tight end David Wells each will attend the camp, which will be scouted by top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY AND KYAHVA TENZINO NAMED TO ALL-BOWL TEAMS

 

Penny lands on five all-bowl teams; Tezino makes Sports Illustrated team

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January 11, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny and sophomore linebacker Kyahva Tezino were each recently named to all-bowl teams. Penny landed on the Associated Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and Bleacher Report all-bowl teams, while Tezino made the Sports Illustrated team.

SDSU'S TARIQ THOMPSON NAMED TO FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 

True freshman picks up second freshman All-America accolade

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January 8, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Tariq Thompson (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) has been named to the 17th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America team, the FWAA announced on Monday. It is the second freshmen All-America honor for Thompson, who last month was named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team along with fellow Aztec Tyler Roemer (Fernley, Nev.).

SDSU FOOTBALL: PENNY BREAKS SDSU SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING RECORD, BUT AZTECS LOSE TO ARMY AT THE BUZZER IN ARMED FORCES BOWL

 

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December 23, 2017 (Fort Worth) - No conference championship for the Aztec football this year, but they still got a bowl game and a prestigious one too, as they got to face Army in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth.

TWO HELIX HIGH STANDOUTS AMONG SDSU FOOTBALL 2018 EARLY SIGNING CLASS

 

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December 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long announced the signing Wednesday of 16 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent or Offers of Aid, including two Helix High School football players.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/18: "IT'S A GAME WEEK"

 

 

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December 18, 2017 (San Diego) - Finally, Bowl Week is upon us and so is the Aztecs' Armed Forces Bowl matchup against Army.  Head coach Rocky Long, senior warrior Trey Lomax and senior wide receiver Mikah Holder joined him.  Men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and junior guard Jeremy Hemsley also joined in to talk about the Thursday night matchup against Gonzaga.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED A NCAA FBS CONSENSUS FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Penny becomes third consensus All-American in program history

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December 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a 2017 FBS Consensus All-American, the NCAA announced Thursday. Penny is the third Aztec to earn consensus All-America honors, joining Marshall Faulk 1992 and 1993 and Kyle Turley in 1997.

SDSU FOOTBALL RELEASES 2017 TEAM AWARDS

 

 

Rashaad Penny picks up multiple awards at team’s banquet

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December 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny was awarded the John Simcox Memorial Trophy as the 2017 team MVP at the team’s annual banquet on Sunday.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/12: BREAK AND A BOWL GAME

 

 

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December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Nothing fun this week, but a bowl game looms on the horizon and head coach Rocky Long had a lot to say about the Army.  Uh, the Army Black Knights football team, that is.  He was joined by senior linebacker Tyler Morris and junior quarterback Christian Chapman.  Men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher was also on hand.

SDSU FOOTBALL: TWO AZTECS NAMED USA TODAY FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICANS

 

Tyler Roemer and Tariq Thompson each honored by USA Today

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December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Tyler Roemer (Fernley, Nev.) and Tariq Thompson (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) were each named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team on Tuesday. The Aztecs are one of just five schools (also Arizona, Georgia, Northwestern and Wisconsin) with multiple athletes on the team.

SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY LANDS ON THREE MORE ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAMS

 

Penny now has eight first-team All-America nods

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December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) was named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News and CBS Sports on Tuesday, and by USA Today late on Monday, bringing his total to eight first-team All-America selections on the season. 

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED AP AND FWAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Penny now has five first-team All-America nods

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December 11, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) continued to rack up the postseason accolades when he was named a first-team All-American by both the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) on Monday.

SAN DIEGO HALL OF CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER STARS OF THE MONTH

 

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December 8, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego Hall of Champions has released their November Stars of the Month and a Monte Vista High football standout is on the list, as well as former and current SDSU football players and a Sockers player and former Poway High alumnus.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY HONORED AS A WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICAN

 

Penny earns fifth All-America accolade of the day

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December 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) was named a Walter Camp Second-Team All-American, as announced Thursday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He also earned second-team accolades from SB Nation, after earlier in the day garnering first-team honors from Sports Illustrated, All-American and Bleacher Report.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY EARNS FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS

 

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December 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a first-team All-American by three outlets on Thursday. Penny made the Sports Illustrated first team, as well as the All-American’s inaugural first team and the Bleacher Report first team.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/5: BOWL GAME ANNOUNCED

 

 

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December 5, 2017 (San Diego) - Another fun-filled SDSU athlet press conference awaited the media and this week, football offensive coordinator Jeff Horton, defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales, sophomore running back Juwan Washington, senior defensive lineman Sergio Phillips and junior safety Parker Baldwin had a bowl game to talk about.  They appeared along with men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry.

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