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Senior farewell: Sports Editor

Senior farewell: Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

This is a newspaper. Not a yearbook or a magazine. This “farewell” is not news, but it’s supposed to be my sentimental goodbye to this paper and...

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Aztecs begin to hear names on Day 3 of NFL Draft

Aztecs begin to hear names on Day 3 of NFL Draft

April 29, 2017

After two days and three rounds without a single San Diego State, or any other Mountain West prospect, hearing their name from Philadelphia, the birds...

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NCAA Tournament returns to Viejas Arena

April 19, 2017

While the San Diego State basketball teams haven’t brought the excitement of the NCAA tournament to the Mesa for the last two years, the “Big Dance”...

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Coach Fisher bids farewell to SDSU

Coach Fisher bids farewell to SDSU

April 12, 2017

In a city that is sun-drenched nearly year-round, a large shadow has been cast over Montezuma Mesa as Steve Fisher retired Tuesday, April 11. “I know...

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San Diego State's men's basketball head coach Steve Fisher is retiring.

Steve Fisher retires as SDSU men’s basketball head coach

April 10, 2017

The show has ended for Steve Fisher. After 18 seasons atop the Mesa, San Diego State men’s basketball’s celebrated head coach has stepped down,...

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Junior guard Trey Kell grimaces in pain after a hard foul.

Aztec basketball bucked out of the MW tournament by the Rams, 71-63

March 11, 2017

LAS VEGAS-The storyline has haunted them all season. Even when it appeared they turned the page to a new chapter, it had a way to blow the pages back...

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Junior forward Zylan Cheatham celebrates with senior guard D'erryl Williams and senior center Valentine Izundu.

Aztec basketball drops Boise State, 87-68, advances to MW semifinal

March 10, 2017

Perhaps it was the return of the body snatchers, the attack of the clones or the magic used in Space Jam, but something was different within the Thomas...

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Redshirt sophomore forward Zylan Cheatham finishes a dunk in the Aztecs' 46-28 win over San Diego Christian.

SDSU men’s basketball overrun by Grand Canyon, 76-72

December 7, 2016

Seven games into the season trends are beginning to form for the San Diego State men’s basketball team. First, there is no place like home for these...

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Redshirt sophomore forward Zylan Cheatham attacks the basket against University of San Diego.

SDSU men’s basketball falls to Loyola University, 65-59

December 3, 2016

Prior to this season, promises were made of an offensive resurgence and efforts to fulfill those promises have been made. However, consistency continues...

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Aztecs drop the ball against the Bulldogs, 69-48

Aztecs drop the ball against the Bulldogs, 69-48

November 15, 2016

Almost 6 years to the day, a nationally unknown San Diego State men’s basketball team busted onto the national stage with a road win over No. 11-ranked...

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Aztecs topple CSUSM in final dress rehearsal, 80-42

Aztecs topple CSUSM in final dress rehearsal, 80-42

November 7, 2016

On the eve of one of the most contentious elections in modern history, the roughly 9,000 fans that occupied Viejas Arena were given a 40-minute breather...

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SDSU's NFL Draft streak snapped, Slater signs with Jaguars

SDSU’s NFL Draft streak snapped, Slater signs with Jaguars

April 30, 2016

This story has been updated. Despite two towering figures headlining the San Diego State football team’s draft prospects, not one player from the...

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Stephen Strasburg attended SDSU from 2007-2009.

This week in SDSU sports history

April 6, 2016

April 9, 2009 In 2009 the collegiate baseball world revolved around San Diego State and its junior ace, Stephen Strasburg. It was Strasburg’s world...

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Winston Shepard records SDSU men's basketball's first triple-double in 79-55 win over IPFW in NIT

Winston Shepard records SDSU men’s basketball’s first triple-double in 79-55 win over IPFW in NIT

March 15, 2016

There is a reason mastodons went extinct. They were large lumbering animals and couldn’t outrun their greatest nemesis: humans. While that occurred...

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SDSU men's basketball hosts IPFW in first round of NIT

SDSU men’s basketball hosts IPFW in first round of NIT

March 15, 2016

What’s in a name? A deep question. Perhaps a family’s legacy, one’s attempt to maintain hundreds of years of culture, a dark past rather to...

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Angelo Chol happy with his transfer to SDSU basketball from Arizona

Angelo Chol happy with his transfer to SDSU basketball from Arizona

March 14, 2016

There is no master blueprint or roadmap when it comes to life to guide one back on the intended path if there was a misstep along the way. No fairy godmother...

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Jeremy Hemsley didn't play like a freshman in his first season with SDSU basketball

Jeremy Hemsley didn’t play like a freshman in his first season with SDSU basketball

March 14, 2016

Any seasoned San Diego State men’s basketball fan is aware head coach Steve Fisher does not run an offense-heavy system and there can be a steep learning...

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SDSU basketball notebook: Three Aztecs named to All-MW Tournament team

SDSU basketball notebook: Three Aztecs named to All-MW Tournament team

March 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS — Senior forward Winston Shepard, sophomore forward Malik Pope and sophomore guard Trey Kell were named to the All-Mountain West Tournament...

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SDSU men's basketball claims 67-55 win over Nevada in MW Tournament semifinals

SDSU men’s basketball claims 67-55 win over Nevada in MW Tournament semifinals

March 11, 2016

LAS VEGAS — Defense was on full display in the Thomas and Mack Center Friday night as the San Diego State men's basketball team beat University of Nevada...

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SDSU men's basketball ready to battle Wolf Pack in MW Tournament semifinals

SDSU men’s basketball ready to battle Wolf Pack in MW Tournament semifinals

March 10, 2016

LAS VEGAS — With step one of mission "Three Days, Three Wins" complete, the San Diego State men's basketball team sets its aim next on University of...

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SDSU basketball notebook: Kell, defense to the rescue in the second half

SDSU basketball notebook: Kell, defense to the rescue in the second half

March 10, 2016

LAS VEGAS — San Diego State sophomore guard Trey Kell lives for the big moments. After shooting 1 for 6 from the field in the first half for a total...

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SDSU men's basketball clash with Aggies in Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals

SDSU men’s basketball clash with Aggies in Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals

March 10, 2016

Three wins in three days. That is the model the San Diego State men’s basketball team (23-8, 16-2 Mountain West) will need to accomplish if it wants...

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SDSU men's basketball in potential must-win situation at Mountain West tournament

SDSU men’s basketball in potential must-win situation at Mountain West tournament

March 9, 2016

The concept of a single-elimination tournament is simple: Win and advance, or lose and go home. While this formula hasn’t changed, the result has an...

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SDSU men's basketball 'still hungry' as it heads to The Pit

SDSU men’s basketball ‘still hungry’ as it heads to The Pit

March 1, 2016

In its final road match the San Diego State men’s basketball team will head to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to face the University of New Mexico in WisePies...

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Missed free throws lead to SDSU men's basketball being stunned by Boise State, 66-63

Missed free throws lead to SDSU men’s basketball being stunned by Boise State, 66-63

February 27, 2016

In one minute and 40 seconds the San Diego State men’s basketball team went from recording their 15th conference win and avenging their lone home loss...

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SDSU men's basketball hopes to avenge last year's home loss against Boise State

SDSU men’s basketball hopes to avenge last year’s home loss against Boise State

February 27, 2016

With the Mountain West regular season title already in its back pocket, San Diego State men’s basketball still has a lot to play for, starting Saturday...

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SDSU basketball finishes strong against San Jose State, 78-56

SDSU basketball finishes strong against San Jose State, 78-56

February 21, 2016

Everything was falling in place for another nail-biter, last-possession thriller, for the San Diego State men's basketball team but a huge second half...

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The Aztecs are not sleeping on the Spartans

The Aztecs are not sleeping on the Spartans

February 20, 2016

As March looms on the horizon and the final weeks of the regular season succumb to the madness, the San Diego State men’s basketball team braces for...

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Winston Shepard: This 11-game win streak isn't 'lucky'

Winston Shepard: This 11-game win streak isn’t ‘lucky’

February 10, 2016

There’s no record that hasn’t been rewritten or nearly shattered since Steve Fisher has taken over the San Diego state basketball program, and that...

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Notebook: Malik Pope to the rescue for SDSU basketball

Notebook: Malik Pope to the rescue for SDSU basketball

February 6, 2016

It took a full 40 minutes, an overtime period and perhaps a form of divine intervention for the San Diego State men’s basketball to escape Viejas Arena...

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SDSU basketball edges out close one over Colorado State, 69-67

SDSU basketball edges out close one over Colorado State, 69-67

February 3, 2016

It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t efficient. At times it was hard to watch. But none of that mattered for the San Diego State men’s basketball team...

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SDSU lacrosse coach's resume is extensive and impressive

SDSU lacrosse coach’s resume is extensive and impressive

February 3, 2016

In 2002, Kylee White capped off her collegiate career with the most successful season for Ohio State’s women’s lacrosse team with an 11-5 record and...

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Aztecs brace for a tough Colorado State squad

Aztecs brace for a tough Colorado State squad

February 2, 2016

With history on the line and the indelible mark of possibly turning a salvaged season into a record shattering campaign the San Diego State men’s basketball...

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SDSU men's basketball beats the Wolf Pack in a nail-biter, 57-54

SDSU men’s basketball beats the Wolf Pack in a nail-biter, 57-54

January 26, 2016

In what has become a trend for San Diego State men’s basketball (15-6, 8-0 Mountain West), it took a full 40 minutes of play for this game to be decided,...

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SDSU men's basketball ready for the Wolf Pack's small ball

SDSU men’s basketball ready for the Wolf Pack’s small ball

January 26, 2016

It's always darkest before dawn. Luckily, for the Aztecs, they play in San Diego and when the sun rises, it shines brightly. After a 7-6 record to...

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SDSU men's basketball rolls over Utah State University, 70-55

SDSU men’s basketball rolls over Utah State University, 70-55

January 23, 2016

If once is chance, second a coincidence and third a pattern, then the seventh is set in stone. For the seventh-straight game the Aztecs (14-6, 7-0 Mountain...

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SDSU men's basketball ready for an all-too-familiar opponent

SDSU men’s basketball ready for an all-too-familiar opponent

January 22, 2016

San Diego State men’s basketball will place its six-game Mountain West win streak on the line this Saturday when it squares off against the Utah State...

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Youthful Aztecs learning from early losses

Youthful Aztecs learning from early losses

January 20, 2016

While success is the ultimate goal, failure provides the necessary lesson it takes to be successful and the self-reflection to ensure those failures are...

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Notebook: Matt Shrigley dresses for warm up

Notebook: Matt Shrigley dresses for warm up

January 20, 2016

It has been a long road for junior forward Matt Shrigley, who suffered an ACL tear in his right knee in July However, his return is only a matter of...

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SDSU football will take on Cincinnati in the Hawaii Bowl

SDSU football will take on Cincinnati in the Hawaii Bowl

December 6, 2015

With a Mountain West championship and a perfect conference record under their belt, the San Diego State Aztecs will look to cap a historic season off under...

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Aztecs crowned Mountain West champions with 27-24 win over Air Force

Aztecs crowned Mountain West champions with 27-24 win over Air Force

December 5, 2015

It took a full four quarters, four ties and a few last-second key plays for the San Diego State Aztecs to topple the Air Force Academy Falcons to take...

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Air Force brings explosive rushing attack and defense to MW title game against SDSU

Air Force brings explosive rushing attack and defense to MW title game against SDSU

December 2, 2015

There was only one question heading into the final week of Mountain West football action: Will San Diego State or Air Force Academy host the championship...

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SDSU hosts Nevada looking for perfection, hoping for Air Force slip-up

SDSU hosts Nevada looking for perfection, hoping for Air Force slip-up

November 28, 2015

There was little time to celebrate after securing their first Mountain West Championship game in program history last week, as the San Diego State Aztecs...

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SDSU men's basketball notebook: To attack or not attack the paint

SDSU men’s basketball notebook: To attack or not attack the paint

November 21, 2015

What began as a good idea quickly turned into poor execution for the San Diego State men's basketball team. Freshman point guard Jeremy Hemsley began...

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West title at stake for SDSU against UNLV

West title at stake for SDSU against UNLV

November 20, 2015

With a berth in the Mountain West Championship game on the line, the San Diego State football team is going all in when it takes on UNLV in Sin City. The...

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SDSU thumps Wyoming 38-3 on Homecoming night

SDSU thumps Wyoming 38-3 on Homecoming night

November 14, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs have watched their Sunday co-tenants and have brought semblance back to Qualcomm Stadium by thoroughly crushing their opponents...

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Long concerned about bye week layoff heading into Wyoming game

Long concerned about bye week layoff heading into Wyoming game

November 14, 2015

The undermanned and underarmed cowboys head into enemy territory and take on the powerful Native Americans who have defeated all who have faced them. What...

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