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Andrew Finley

Andrew Finley, Assistant Sports Editor

Andrew Finley is 22 years old and was born and raised in Ramona, Calif. where he resides today. He is a junior who transferred from Grossmont College in fall 2020 with an associate's degree in journalism. During that time, Finley was an assistant football coach for his alma mater Ramona High School. He was hired straight out of high school as the youngest assistant coach on the staff. Finley is now an undergraduate journalism student with aspirations of being a professional sports reporter/analyst once he graduates.

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San Diego State 2021 Season Preview

September 1, 2021

Football season is here and San Diego State football is coming in with high expectations heading into their full slate of games during this primarily in-person...

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Aztecs open season against New Mexico State at Dignity Health Sports Park

September 1, 2021

For the first time since Nov. 30, 2019, San Diego State football will have fans in the stands for a home game — even though it’s 113 miles away from...

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Three adjustments SDSU football can make for the 2021 season

August 31, 2021

The unorthodox 2020 football season is now in the rearview mirror and many teams are excited for things to get back to normal. The San Diego State football...

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Women’s Basketball announces 2021-2022 schedule

August 25, 2021

The San Diego State women’s basketball team released its upcoming schedule for the 2021-22 season. After an injury-filled 2020, the Aztecs look to improve...

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Six Aztecs compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

August 13, 2021

San Diego State Athletics was well represented at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games. Six athletes represented three different countries. They made the most...

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Construction crews put symbolic final steel beam into Aztec Stadium

July 18, 2021

The San Diego State University campus expansion in Mission Valley reached a milestone achievement on July 14 as steel workers inserted the final steel...

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Spear Sports Report: NCAA NIL rule now allows student athletes to create revenue

July 7, 2021

An academic scholarship isn’t the only reward a student-athlete can receive after the NCAA recently changed their controversial Name, Image and Likeness...

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Football announces television schedule for their upcoming season

Football announces television schedule for their upcoming season

May 26, 2021

San Diego State football's full schedule of televised games was released on Thursday, May 27. All but one of the Aztecs games will be broadcasted across...

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San Diego State football senior quarterback Lucas Johnson throws a pass during the Aztecs annual spring game on April 30, 2021 at the SDSU football practice field next to the Sports Deck.

Defense dominates in football’s annual spring game

May 3, 2021

The competitive spirit was in the air at San Diego State on April 30, as SDSU football put on a show for friends and family at the team's annual intrasquad...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke speaks in front of the media on April 20, 2021 to provide an update on spring practices.

Spring ball update: Upperclassmen show leadership, Aztecs receive COVID-19 vaccine

April 27, 2021

After a full week of spring practices in the rear-view mirror, SDSU football is starting to fire on all cylinders. An inter-squad scrimmage to end week...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke spoke with the media on April 13, 2021.

Three observations: Aztecs’ spring ball in full swing

April 16, 2021

 Halted by inclimate weather and a delay due to COVID-19 tracing in the program, SDSU football spring practices are now underway. In a press conference...

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San Diego State football then-senior offensive lineman Jalen Booth shakes Brady Hokes hand during the teams Senior Night festivities before the Aztecs 29-17 win over Colorado State on Dec. 5, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Football spring practices postponed due to contact tracing concerns

March 23, 2021

San Diego State football announced a second delay to the start of their spring practices last Tuesday. After its original start date delay on March 15...

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San Diego State baseball redshirt sophomore outfielder Jaden Fein finishes his follow-through on a swing during the Aztecs series against San Diego on Feb. 19-21, 2021.

Three observations: Baseball wins weekend series over UNLV

March 17, 2021

San Diego State baseball continues to turn heads as it won its fourth consecutive series, taking care of business against UNLV. The Aztecs (9-4, 4-2 MWC)...

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San Diego State football senior linebacker Segun Olubi returns an interception for a touchdown during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over Hawaii on Nov. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Football reveals schedule for 2021 season

March 5, 2021

San Diego State football released its official schedule for the 2021 season on March 5, featuring 11 games starting on Sept. 4. The 2020 shortened schedule...

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Then-Western Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Goff coaches a group of Hilltopper linemen.

Football adds Goff as offensive line coach

March 1, 2021

San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke announced the hire of offensive line coach Mike Goff from Western Kentucky University on March 1, replacing...

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San Diego State mens basketball then-junior forward Matt Mitchell completes a dunk over a New Mexico defender during the Aztecs 82-59 win over the Lobos on Feb. 11, 2020 at Viejas Arena. With the win, the Aztecs became the 2020 Mountain West regular-season champions.

Aztecs to make up game against UNLV, New Mexico forfeits series

February 23, 2021

No. 22 San Diego State men’s basketball’s final home series against Boise State this weekend will not be the last of the team’s regular-season action. The...

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Then-freshman infielder Brian Leonhardt steps on home plate to score a run during the Aztecs 9-8 loss to San Francisco on Feb. 16, 2019 at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Aztecs win five-hour slugfest in walk-off fashion

February 21, 2021

A day removed from a 14-7 victory, San Diego State baseball found itself in another high scoring affair on Saturday, Feb. 20 versus the University of San...

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San Diego State womens basketball sophomore forward Mallory Adams attempts a shot with her right hand during the Aztecs 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Aztecs fall to UNLV despite strong second half, Ramos’ return

February 16, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball couldn’t keep up with UNLV on Monday, Feb. 15, losing 80-65. The loss is now the Aztecs’ (5-13, 3-9 Mountain West...

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Junior forward Ivvana Murillo drives towards the basket during the Aztecs 84-48 loss to New Mexico on Feb. 3 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball fails to keep up with New Mexico’s explosive offense

February 4, 2021

After a promising first-half performance, San Diego State women’s basketball was unable to contain a high-powered New Mexico team in the second half,...

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Freshman guard Lamont Butler attempts a layup during the first half of the Aztecs 87-57 win over Wyoming on Jan. 28 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball’s explosive first half leads to record-breaking performance over Wyoming

January 29, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball put up 63 points in the first half Thursday night against Wyoming, leading the Scarlet and Black to a 87-57 victory....

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San Diego State football senior tight end Nolan Givan (#85), junior wide receiver Ethan Dedeaux (#81) and sophomore quarterback Carson Baker (#3) stand at the back of the Aztecs huddle before SDSUs 29-17 win against Colorado State on Dec. 5, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park. Givan and Baker entered the NCAA transfer portal on Jan. 25.

Football update: Quarterbacks, tight end entering transfer portal

January 27, 2021

After an up-and-down 2020 season, San Diego State football sophomore quarterback Carson Baker has called it a career wearing the Scarlet and Black, announcing...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel attempts to dribble around a defender during the Aztecs‘ 65-60 win over Nevada on Jan. 7 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball wins 65-60 nail-biter over Nevada

January 8, 2021

Nevada came into Viejas Arena Thursday night riding a two-game winning streak. After 40 minutes of back-and-forth basketball, that streak was ended and...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4 at Viejas Arena.

Schakel has a career night as men’s basketball rebounds versus Colorado State

January 4, 2021

Coming off its second loss of the season Saturday, San Diego State men's basketball had the opportunity to face the team that came back from 26 points...

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Then-sophomore running back Jordan Byrd carries the ball during the Aztecs 13-3 win over Brigham Young on Nov. 30, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

Football to finish regular season slate at No. 18 Brigham Young

December 11, 2020

After a Senior Night victory over Colorado State, San Diego State football travels to Provo, Utah to take on the Brigham Young University Cougars on Saturday,...

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Brigham Young then-sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson is sacked by San Diego State then-senior linebacker Troy Cassidy (right) and then-sophomore linebacker Seyddrick Lakalaka during the Aztecs 13-3 win over the Cougars on Nov. 30, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

Column: Is Brigham Young football actually good?

December 10, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic stopping everyone in their tracks in 2020, it’s pretty amazing to have had a college football season. The season was thrown...

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Senior linebacker Segun Olubi (right) celebrates with junior long snapper Jacob Raab after Olubi returned an interception for a touchdown during the Aztecs 34-10 win over Hawaii on Nov. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Football looks to rebound from losing streak at home against Colorado State

December 5, 2020

After two losses on the road, San Diego State football heads back to Carson, Calif. for a home game against the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, Dec. 5.  Colorado...

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The SDSU football team looks to take the field before the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over Hawaii on Nov. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Football takes on first non-conference opponent of season in Colorado

November 27, 2020

After its game against Fresno State got canceled, San Diego State football searched for an opponent throughout the week to fill the schedule spot. It was...

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Then-freshman defensive lineman Cam Thomas and then-junior defensive back Tariq Thompson surround Nevada then-freshman quarterback Carson Strong for a sack during the Aztecs 17-13 loss to the Wolf Pack on Nov. 9, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

Football travels to Reno to take on the undefeated Wolf Pack

November 20, 2020

The Mountain West Conference’s top-rated offense in Nevada takes on San Diego State football’s conference-leading defense in a pivotal MWC matchup...

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Junior tight end Daniel Bellinger catches a pass during the Aztecs’ 28-17 loss to San José State on Nov. 6 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Football looks to return to winning ways against Hawaii

November 13, 2020

Almost a year after stealing a trip to the Mountain West Conference championship from San Diego State football, the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors...

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SDSU then-junior safety Tariq Thompson tackles San José State then-freshman running back Kairee Robinson during the Aztecs’ 27-17 victory over the Spartans on Oct. 19, 2019 at CEFCU Stadium. The win improved the Aztecs record to 6-1.

Aztecs return to Carson for matchup against high-scoring San José State offense

November 6, 2020

San Diego State football welcomes San José State in a pivotal Mountain West Conference matchup tonight, Nov. 6, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson,...

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Sophomore quarterback Carson Baker attempts to escape a defender during the Aztecs 34-6 win over UNLV on Oct. 24 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Football travels to Logan to take on Utah State

October 29, 2020

San Diego State football is headed to Logan, Utah where the Aztecs will kick off their first road game of 2020 against Utah State on Oct. 31. While the...

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Then-junior running back Chase Jasmin celebrates in the end zone by holding the ball in the air after scoring a touchdown during the Aztecs 48-11 win over Central Michigan on Dec. 21, 2019 at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Column: With shortened season, Aztecs poised to make run at conference championship

October 17, 2020

Coming off of a 10-3 record in 2019, San Diego State football is primed to make a run at the Mountain West Conference title in 2020. Football for every...

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