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SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 12/11: WAITING ON THE BOWL GAME

 

 

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By Liz Alper



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December 11, 2018 (San Diego) - With a bowl game a week away, SDSU football brought in a plethora of players to talk to the media today, including a rare appearance from senior kicker John Baron II.  Joining him were obviously Rocky Long, junior linebacker Kyahva Tenzino, junior defensive end Myles Cheatum and junior quarterback Ryan Agnew.

 

“Seems like a long time since we’ve played a game and we’ve still got over a week before we actually get to play," Long lamented in his opening statement. "The good part about it is we’re practicing and Thursday, we’ll start to game prep... The bad deal is when you have this much time on your hands, you watch more and more film. And the more film I watch, the better they (Ohio) get. I think that one week of preparation before you play most games is probably plenty for a coach. When you have basically three weeks to prepare for a team, you see more and more things that they do well. I don’t know if that’s good on my psyche or not. But obviously we’re getting a lot out of these first two weeks developing our team for next year basically.”

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/3: BOWL BOUND

 

 

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December 4, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State football will be playing in the Frisco Bowl on December 19 against Ohio.  Yesterday, coach Rocky Long and juniors Parker Houston and Kyahva Tenzino sat down with the media.  Head men's basketball coach Brian Dutcher and senior guards Jeremy Hemsley and Devin Watson also joined the football representatives to preview their matchup with crosstown foe USD tomorrow night.

SDSU FOOTBALL FALLS IN OT AGAINST HAWAII 31-30

 

 

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November 25, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State dropped its regular-season finale in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday, suffering a 31-30 defeat to Hawai'i in overtime at SDCCU Stadium.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 11/20: LOSING AGAIN

 

 

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By Liz Alper

 

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November 20, 2018 (San Diego) - With men's basketball away at the Maui Jim Invitational, it was just football sitting down with the media at this week's press conference.  Head coach Rocky Long was joined by senior defensive end Anthony Luke and senior offensive tackle Ryan Pope.

“Obviously, we got another game this week," Long opened with.  "I think both teams will be excited about playing each other. We’re teams with very similar talent levels. They (Hawaii) throw the ball around like crazy. They’ve got one of the leading passers in the country, a couple of the leading receivers in the country, and they throw the ball a bunch, so they’re up there near the top in passing yardage and those kinds of things. After I watched the (Chiefs-Rams) game last night, when they throw it around like that, I mean, it makes it really, really hard on the defense. So our offense has to keep the ball away from them or we’re going to have to play really, really well on defense.”

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 11/13: FOOTBALL BLUES AND BASKETBALL NEWS

 

 

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November 13, 2018 (San Diego) - With the Maui Jim Invitational beginning next week, SDSU men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and senior guard Jeremy Hemsley sat down with the media today to preview tomorrow night’s game against Texas Southern.  SDSU football head coach Rocky Long, junior linebacker Troy Cassidy and junior offensive lineman Daishawn Dixon also sat down to talk about football’s game Saturday against Fresno State.

SDSU FOOTBALL FALLS TO UNLV 27-24

 

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November 11, 2018 (San Diego) - Lexington Thomas had 21 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns, including a go-ahead 75-yarder with 3:27 to play, to help UNLV beat San Diego State 27-24 on Saturday night and snap a six-game losing streak.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS PLAYOFF EDITION: NOA 12/325 WITH 5 TDS AS HIGHLANDERS RUN OVER FOOTHILLERS IN QUARTERFINAL 68-7

 

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November 9, 2018 (La Mesa) - A team that should be in the playoffs against a team hanging on by the seat of their pants.  This playoff edition of ECM Friday Night Lights takes us to Helix again, where the Scottie dawgs faced off with Grossmont in round two of the Battle for the Musket and the CIF Division I quarterfinal.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 11/6: WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GUEST STARS

 

 

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November 6, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's basketball starts their season on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m.  Head coach Stacie Terry joined football coach Rocky Long, junior linebacker Kyahva Tenzino and junior fullback Isaac Lessard in today's press conference.

SDSU FOOTBALL: AZTECS USE LATE RALLY TO WIN AT NEW MEXICO 31-23

 

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November 4, 2018 (Albuquerque) - Juwan Washington had 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 11 carries to help San Diego State beat New Mexico 31-23 on Saturday night.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 10/30: BASKETBALL IS STARTING

 

 

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October 30, 2018 (San Diego) - SDSU men’s basketball begins their season on Thursday against Chaminade.  Today, SDSU men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and senior guard Jeremy Hemsley sat down with the media, as well as football coach Rocky Long, senior defensive end Anthony Luke and junior tight end Kahale Warring.

SDSU FOOTBALL BECOMES BOWL ELIGIBLE WITH WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE

 

Aztecs looking for program’s 17th bowl appearance

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October 21, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State became bowl eligible for the ninth consecutive season after beating San José State, 16-13, Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: FOUR-TOUCHDOWN THIRD LIFTS HELIX OVER GRANITE HILLS

 

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October 19, 2018 (El Cajon) - Unbelievable that it’s late October already, but we’re already on week nine of the prep football season and ECM Friday Night Lights is at Granite Hills for what should be a high-scoring matchup between the undefeated-in-league (5-3 overall, 3-0 league) Scottie Dawgs from Helix and the undefeated-in-every-sense-of-the-word Eagles (8-0 overall, 3-0 league).  The winner of this game is crowned the Grossmont Hills Championship game winner.

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/16: SQUEEZING BY

 

 

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October 16, 2018 (San Diego) - After barely eeking out a victory over Air Force on Saturday, SDSU football head coach Rocky Long, senior offensive lineman Ryan Pope and junior linebacker Troy Cassidy sat down with the media today.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: JAMACHA TROPHY STAYS WITH COUGARS IN RAIN-DELAYED GAME

 

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October 13, 2018 (El Cajon) - It happens every year; the Cougars make their way up the hill from Campo Road to Hillsdale Road for a battle to claim the street that unites them both.  Week eight of ECM Friday Night Lights brings you the midseason East County classic, the Battle for the Jamacha Trophy.  It’s been a year since Thomas Fishburne led the Cougars to victory on Norse turf to keep Steele Canyon the owners of Jamacha Road.  He’s at Southwestern College now.  Can the Cougars still defend their stretch of pavement without him?

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.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: EAGLES REMAIN PERFECT AFTER BATTLE WITH GROSSMONT

 

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October 5, 2018 (El Cajon) - After a much-needed week off, ECM Friday Night Lights is back for week seven of high school football.  This week, we come to you from Grossmont High School, where the Foothillers sport a record that’s a little out of character--2-4--but have gotten a good head start in Grossmont League play, winning 51-7 over Valhalla last week.  Tonight they host the Eagles of Granite Hills, who walk onto Lt. Thomas M. Adams Field undefeated with a 6-0 record amd look to stay that way.

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.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: EL CAP HANDS WOLF PACK FIRST LOSS IN INAUGURAL TONY BURNER MEMORIAL GAME

 

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September 22, 2018 (Santee) - ECM Sports is excited about this week’s edition of Friday Night Lights.  It comes to you from West Hills for the first time, where the incredibly aesthetically pleasing blue field greeted us.  Tonight, the Pack hosted the Vaqueros of El Capitan in the inaugural Tony Burner Memorial Cup, named after the late Wolfpack quarterback and Vaquero coordinator who passed away a year ago.  Burner was the son of El Capitan head coach Ron Burner.  These two are polar opposites of each other; the Vaqueros were struggling at 1-3 heading into tonight, while the Wolf Pack were undefeated at 4-0.

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.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: HIGHLANDERS RISE ABOVE SAINTS' STRONG D; GET 35-14 STATEMENT WIN

 

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September 14, 2018 (La Mesa) - Week five of Friday Night Lights takes us to Helix for the first time.  The Highlanders are facing a rare uphill battle early in the season; they’re 1-3 and tonight they faced the Saints of St. Augustine.

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.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: MCCLENDON RACKS UP FOUR TOUCHDOWNS AS MONARCHS MAKE QUICK WORK OF PATRIOTS

 

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August 31, 2018 (Spring Valley) - Chugging along, week three of ECM Friday Night Lights takes us to Spring Valley for the first time in 2018, where the Monte Vista Monarchs, led by their explosive senior running back and SDSU commit Jahmon McClendon, took on the Patriots of Patrick Henry, who are coming off an embarrassing 43-0 loss to Morse last week.  McClendon scored five rushing touchdowns in the Monarchs’ 48-21 win over University City last week.  You might recall this matchup from last year, when ECM Sports reported on McClendon’s five rushing touchdowns that beat Patrick Henry 34-27.  This year, however, McClendon wouldn’t let the Pats even touch the Monarchs.

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.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: PACK SLAY NORSE, MOVE TO 2-0

 

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August 24, 2018 (El Cajon) - Week two of ECM Friday Night Lights takes us to El Cajon for a huge early season East County matchup between the Valhalla Norsemen and the West Hills Wolf Pack.  The Norsemen are coming off a 41-14 loss at University City last week, while the Pack come back to San Diego carrying the momentum from a 20-3 win against Southwest El Centro.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: SULTANS CONQUER RED HAWKS AT HOME TO OPEN SEASON

 

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August 18, 2018 (Santee) - It’s finally back.  You’ve waited all winter, spring and summer for it.  ECM Friday Night Lights has returned and it’s back and better than ever.  Our first stop is to Santana High, where we also got our first glimpse of not only the 2018 Sultans, but also of the Red Hawks, who made the journey in from Mountain Empire High School in Pine Valley.

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.

SDSU'S NICK BAWDEN SELECTED ON THIRD DAY OF 2018 NFL DRAFT

 

Detroit Lions select Aztec FB in the seventh round

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April 28, 2018 (Arlington, Texas) - San Diego State fullback Nick Bawden, who logged the second most snaps nationally at fullback in 2017, was selected by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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