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Breven Honda

Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer

Breven Honda is a fourth-year journalism student at SDSU and in his third year writing for The Daily Aztec. Originally from San Diego, he is a big baseball fan and loves the Padres. He also enjoys basketball, football, golf, volleyball and tennis. Following college, Breven wants to be somewhere in the realm of sports journalism either broadcasting or reporting.

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San Diego State womens golf senior Sara Kjellker (left) and mens golf senior Puwit Anupansuebsai swing their drivers during the 2021 season.

Kjellker and Anupansuebsai claim conference honors, make waves during senior seasons

May 14, 2021

San Diego State men's and women's golf have found a knack in finding talent from international players over the last decade. That raw talent during...

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All four seniors featured in this edition of Writers Roundtable are pictured.

Writer’s Roundtable: Memories on the Mesa (Part 2)

May 7, 2021

Last week, we talked to four graduating Daily Aztec Sports section writers about some of their recollections during their time as not only writers for...

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San Diego State womens basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) and assistant coach Marsha Frese look on during a game in the 2020-21 season at Viejas Arena.

Q&A: Frese discusses her first year at SDSU, past experiences

May 7, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball went through many changes this past season.  One of them was bringing in assistant coach Marsha Frese last September.  I...

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All five seniors featured in this edition of Writers Roundtable are pictured. Part 2 of Memories on the Mesa will be released next week.

Writer’s Roundtable: Memories on the Mesa (Part 1)

May 5, 2021

Over the last four years, so many memories have come from players having lights-out games to power outages to coaches earning milestone wins.   Our...

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Senior Farewell: Breven Honda

Senior Farewell: Breven Honda

May 5, 2021

When I look back at the last four years of being a student at San Diego State and the last three as a writer for The Daily Aztec, I think how much I have...

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San Diego State mens golf senior Puwit Anupansuebsai swings his driver during the Lamkin Invitational on March 10, 2021 at The San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

Anupansuebsai wins individual title, Aztecs place third at Mountain West Championships

May 3, 2021

San Diego State men’s golf placed third in the Mountain West Conference Championships with a three-round score of -14 at the Omni Tucson National Golf...

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San Diego State womens golf senior Sara Kjellker swings her driver during the Aztecs fourth-place finish at the Lamkin Invitational on February 9, 2021 at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Women’s golf to play in seventh-straight NCAA Regionals

April 30, 2021

San Diego State women’s golf, which ranks 47th by Golfstat and 51st by Golfweek, will continue its 2020-21 season in the NCAA Regionals for the seventh...

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San Diego State water polo senior utility Emily Bennett prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

Aztecs come up short in Golden Coast Conference title game

April 27, 2021

No. 2 seed San Diego State water polo entered Saturday’s championship with the opportunity to claim its first Golden Coast Conference tournament title...

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San Diego State volleyball senior middle blocker Erin Gillcrist high-fives her teammates before the Aztecs 3-0 win over Colorado State on April 3, 2021 at Peterson Gym.

Two takeaways: Looking back at the 2021 spring volleyball season

April 26, 2021

In an unprecedented year, San Diego State volleyball wrapped up its season on April 3 with a 3-0 win over Colorado State. The fall season was pushed...

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San Diego State water polo senior attacker Rory Nuuhiwa passes the ball during the Aztecs 11-8 win over the University of Pacific on April 23, 2021 at the Chris Kjeldsen Pool in Stockton, Calif.

Water polo triumphant over Pacific, move on to championship game

April 24, 2021

No. 2 seed San Diego State water polo defeated No. 3 University of the Pacific 11-8 in the semifinals of the Golden Coast Conference Tournament on April...

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San Diego State water polo senior driver Karli Canale prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

Water polo heads to Golden Coast Conference tournament with everything clicking

April 21, 2021

Getting hot at the end of the season with the postseason right around the corner is something every coach desires.  For No. 14 San Diego State water...

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Then-junior outside hitter Erin Gillcrist gets the ball over the net in the Aztecs’ 3-1 win over Air Force on Nov. 14, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Erin Gillcrist endures position change during unusual senior year 

April 19, 2021

San Diego State volleyball senior Erin Gillcrist came to SDSU in 2017 as a middle blocker.  However, in her first three seasons, she played outside...

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San Diego State womens basketball senior guard Téa Adams pushes the ball up the court during the Aztecs 56-48 loss to Air Force on March 7, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Aztecs’ senior to use NCAA waiver at Oregon State

April 14, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball senior guard Téa Adams is using her extra year of NCAA eligibility due to COVID-19.  However, it will not be...

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San Diego State womens basketball senior guard Téa Adams looks to get past a UC Irvine defender during the Aztecs 66-55 loss to the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Three takeaways: Looking back at the 2020-21 women’s basketball season

April 9, 2021

The 2020-21 San Diego State women’s basketball season concluded in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on March 7 in Las Vegas.  SDSU...

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SDSU alumnus Xander Schauffele looks on after a drive during the 2013 season.

Schauffele has traditional feelings ahead of fourth Masters

April 7, 2021

During the past two times at Augusta National, San Diego State men’s golf alum Xander Schauffele finished tied for second in 2019 and tied for 17th last...

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San Diego State volleyball senior libero Lauren Lee (left) hugs senior Camryn Machado during Senior Day festivities before the Aztecs 3-0 win over Colorado State on April 3, 2021 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball defeats Colorado State in straight sets to end season, O’Sullivan posts 16 kills

April 4, 2021

San Diego State volleyball entered Saturday looking to finish the spring 2021 season strong, coming off a canceled match against Air Force that was originally...

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The San Diego State women’s basketball huddles up before the Aztecs’ 66-55 loss to UC Irvine on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Writer’s roundtable: Women in sports

March 30, 2021

March is Women’s History Month and the topic of a lack of women in sports has risen dramatically since the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the...

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San Diego State water polo freshman utility player Laurene Padilla attempts a shot during the Aztecs 11-4 win over No. 18 Loyola Marymount on March 20, 2021 at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Water polo improves to 2-1 in conference play, loses Harper Cup

March 26, 2021

No. 15 San Diego State water polo played two critical matches last weekend. The first was at the Aztec Aquaplex against No. 18 Loyola Marymount and the...

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San Diego State men’s basketball sophomore forward Keshad Johnson attempts a layup during the Aztecs’ 68-57 Mountain West Conference tournament victory over Utah State on March 13, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Column: How far can SDSU go in the NCAA Tournament?

March 17, 2021

No. 16/18 San Diego men’s basketball was picked as the No. 6 seed in the Midwest region of the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday. Between now and...

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San Diego State volleyball junior outside hitter Victoria OSullivan during the Aztecs’ 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12, 2021 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball to play Thursday match at USD

March 11, 2021

San Diego State volleyball announced Thursday afternoon its evening match against Utah State at 6 p.m. will now be played at the University of San Diego...

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San Diego State mens basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam faces a Boise State defender during the Aztecs 78-66 overtime win over the Broncos on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs to face Wyoming in team’s first game of conference tournament

March 10, 2021

No. 19/19 San Diego State men’s basketball, who enters the Mountain West Conference tournament as the top overall seed, will face No. 8 Wyoming on Thursday...

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San Diego State womens basketball senior guard Téa Adams pushes the ball up the court during the Aztecs 56-48 loss to Air Force on March 7, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Women’s basketball ousted in first round of Mountain West tournament

March 8, 2021

LAS VEGAS -- No. 8 seed San Diego State women’s basketball was defeated by No. 9 Air Force 56-48 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament...

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Junior outfielder Matt Rudick makes contact with a pitch during the Aztecs 8-4 win over Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 18, 2020 at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Writer’s Roundtable: Baseball’s Mountain West play, no postseason

March 6, 2021

San Diego State baseball is about to open Mountain West Conference play against Fresno State at Tony Gwynn Stadium on March 6. However, this year’s...

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San Diego State womens basketball freshman forward Kim Villalobos jumps for the opening tip during the Aztecs’ 65-48 loss to the Lobos on Feb. 5, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs omit March 4 game, get ready for Mountain West tournament

March 4, 2021

Last week, San Diego State women’s basketball and the Mountain West Conference announced SDSU’s game against Utah State would be rescheduled for March...

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San Diego State men’s basketball players huddle together after a foul during the Aztecs 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Column: How the Aztecs continue to hold home court without fans

March 2, 2021

In years past when No. 19/21 San Diego State men’s basketball was competing for Mountain West Conference Championships, there were sold out crowds of...

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San Diego State volleyball senior libero Lauren Lee connects with the ball during the Aztecs 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12, 2021 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs’ passing woes show against Nevada as halfway mark arrives 

February 28, 2021

San Diego State volleyball could not quite come on top against Nevada on Feb. 26 and 27 in its two-game Mountain West Conference series at Peterson Gym.   The...

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San Diego State women’s basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos attempts a layup while sophomore forward Mallory Adams looks on from the corner during the Aztecs’ 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Aztecs gaining depth at right time

February 24, 2021

Since last Monday, San Diego State women’s basketball played four games at Viejas Arena. The team played two against UNLV and two against Fresno State.  Even...

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The San Diego State womens basketball team huddles in a timeout during the Aztecs’ 59-54 win over the Falcons on Jan. 23 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs and Aggies rescheduled for March 4

February 23, 2021

On Sunday, San Diego State women’s basketball honored senior guard Téa Adams before its final home game against Fresno State.  It turns out the...

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San Diego State womens basketball senior guard Téa Adams (left) poses with head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson during the Aztecs 82-61 loss to Fresno State on Senior Day, Feb. 21, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs unable to pull off Senior Day victory

February 22, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball was defeated by Fresno State, 82-61, on Sunday afternoon during Senior Day at Viejas Arena. SDSU (6-15, 4-11 Mountain...

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Then-sophomore guard Téa Adams drives to the hoop for a contested layup during the Aztecs 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs triumphant over Fresno State on last-second shot

February 21, 2021

 With 12.5 seconds left in the game, San Diego State women’s basketball had possession, drawing up possible opportunities in a timeout.  The Aztecs...

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San Diego State volleyball junior outside hitter Victoria OSullivan spikes the ball during the Aztecs 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball to play New Mexico at home this weekend

February 18, 2021

San Diego State volleyball announced on Tuesday that its two-game series against New Mexico will now take place at Peterson Gym.  The first match is...

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San Diego State softball junior pitcher Maggie Balint fires a pitch during the Aztecs 3-0 loss to Brigham Young on Feb. 13, 2020 at the SDSU Softball Stadium.

Column: Managing pitching will be key for softball and baseball in 2021

February 17, 2021

The San Diego State baseball and softball teams take the field this week to open their 2021 seasons.  Both teams begin by taking on cross-town rival...

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San Diego State junior guard Sophia Ramos looks to drive inside during the Aztecs 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Ramos returns to the floor, gets 1000th-career point

February 16, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos was only 11 points away from scoring 1,000 points in her collegiate career entering the...

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San Diego State volleyball freshman outside hitter Heipua Tautuaa spikes the ball during the Aztecs 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball splits series against Bulldogs, Hilliard gets first SDSU win

February 14, 2021

San Diego State volleyball faced Fresno State for its first two home matches since 2019 at Peterson Gym.  The Aztecs split the two-game Mountain West...

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San Diego State water polo head coach Carin Crawford looks on during a match.

Q&A: Crawford discusses upcoming season, 2021 roster

February 13, 2021

No. 17 San Diego State water polo returns to the pool for the first time in 11 months this weekend taking on No. 6 Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. for a...

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San Diego State womens basketball junior guard Mercades Staples goes against a Cal Poly defender during the Aztecs 73-63 loss to the Mustangs on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball update: The San José effect and elongated homestand

February 9, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball now has more than a week to prepare for UNLV on Feb. 15 and 16.  The two games against the Runnin’ Rebels come...

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The dying, yellow grass is the most obvious sign that SDCCU Stadiums days are numbered as demolition is set to begin October 2020.

Writer’s roundtable: Memories of the Murph

February 5, 2021

The concrete stadium in Mission Valley opened for the first time 54 years ago and was used as a multi-purpose stadium for baseball, football, soccer, motocross...

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Sophomore outside hitter Victoria OSullivan spikes the ball in the Aztecs 3-1 loss to UNLV on Oct. 3, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs get swept in first match in 14 months

February 4, 2021

San Diego State volleyball, who played its first match in 439 days, got swept tonight against UNLV at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.   The Aztecs lost...

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Then-junior outside hitter Erin Gillcrist gets the ball over the net in the Aztecs’ 3-1 win over Air Force on Nov. 14, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs ready to compete with new head coach, shortened schedule

February 4, 2021

San Diego State volleyball is finally back to competition since its last match 14 months ago.  Since then, a lot of moves have happened — from coaching...

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SDCCU Stadium was one of two buildings in San Diego to win a national award from the American Institute of Architects. It won for its innovative use of concrete forms.

Coaches roundtable: Memories at the Murph

January 30, 2021

November will mark three years since San Diego voters passed Measure G which allowed the City of San Diego to sell the Mission Valley stadium land to San...

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Junior forward Kiara Edwards faces a Cal Baptist defender during the Aztecs 75-71 loss to the Lancers on Dec. 2, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball, Mountain West announce schedule changes

January 30, 2021

The San Diego State women’s basketball program and the Mountain West Conference announced a flurry of scheduled changes to the remainder of  the 2020-21...

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Then-sophomore forward Mallory Adams shoots from the charity stripe during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over the Titans on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball’s Adams ‘nervous’ in return from injuries

January 28, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball’s Mallory Adams was coming off a freshman campaign where she averaged 12.2 points, led the team with 8.9 rebounds...

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San Diego State men’s tennis head coach Gene Carswell looks on during a match at the SDSU Tennis Center.

Q&A: Gene Carswell discusses COVID-19 challenges, benefits 

January 27, 2021

San Diego State men’s tennis players have found ways to compete even without playing together during the pandemic.  For example, freshman Judson...

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Sophomore guard Isabela Hernandez looks to dribble past an Air Force defender during the Aztecs 58-55 loss to the Falcons on Jan. 24 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs lose to Air Force as midway point in conference play arrives

January 24, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball was defeated by Air Force, 58-55, on Sunday afternoon on Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena.  The Falcons finished...

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Junior forward Ivvana Murillo (#30 on the Aztecs) and freshman forward Flo Vinerte (right) defend two UC Irvine players during the Aztecs 66-55 loss to the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Aztecs finding success with 2-3 zone defense

January 23, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson usually runs a man-to-man defense with a trickle of a zone defense just to switch things...

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San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk looks onto the field during the Aztecs 3-0 loss to Brigham Young on Feb. 13, 2020 at the SDSU Softball Stadium.

Q&A: Van Wyk discusses pitching, head coach in-waiting

January 23, 2021

San Diego State softball started practice last week as it will attempt to go after its eighth Mountain West Conference championship this season.  The...

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The San Diego State womens basketball team huddles around head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson during the Aztecs 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs versus Aggies postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

January 16, 2021

The second game between the San Diego State women’s basketball team and Utah State was postponed on Saturday due to a positive coronavirus test within...

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Rather than dressing in formal attire, mens basketball head coach Brian Dutcher (left) and womens basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson dress in athletic gear during games amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Basketball coaches dress ‘down’ as pandemic season continues

January 12, 2021

Before the pandemic shut down hoops last March, basketball coaches at the professional, collegiate and high school levels would wear professional attire...

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez looks to attempt a shot against Colorado State sophomore forward David Roddy during the Aztecs 70-67 loss to the Rams on Jan. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs get big lead early, lose it late to Colorado State

January 2, 2021

Usually when you have a lead for 38 of 40 minutes in a college basketball game, there’s a good chance you win.  However, that was not the case for...

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Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn hits a game-winning 3-pointer to give the Aztecs a 59-57 victory over San José State on Dec. 8, 2019 at Viejas Arena. The Shot preserved the Aztecs undefeated record and improved the team to 10-0.

Poll: Top 10 SDSU headlines of 2020

December 31, 2020

Last year, The Daily Aztec sports section gave its list of the top 10 San Diego State student-athletes from the 2010s.  This year, we did another poll.  Thirteen...

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San Diego State women’s basketball junior guard Alex Crain warms up with a mask after halftime of the Aztecs’ 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs-Rebels postponed due to COVID-19 issues

December 28, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball's next two games against UNLV have been postponed due to coronavirus contact tracing issues within the program.  The...

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Then-junior Puwit Anupansuebsai tees off for San Diego State mens golf during the 2019 season.

Anupansuebsai, International team win Arnold Palmer Cup

December 24, 2020

Even though San Diego State men’s golf is not playing right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, they're still finding ways to compete. Aztec senior...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts a fadeaway jumper during the Aztecs 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena. Mitchell scored a career-high 35 points in the losing effort.

Mitchell scores career-high, Aztecs’ comeback bid falls short in upset loss to Brigham Young

December 18, 2020

For just the third time since the beginning of last season, No. 18/20 San Diego State men’s basketball was handed a loss.  Brigham Young came into...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs’ 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball to face BYU day before first meeting 80 years ago

December 17, 2020

No. 18/20 San Diego State men’s basketball and Brigham Young University have a long history that lasts decades upon decades.  From Tony Gwynn facing...

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San Diego State womens basketball head coach Stacy Terry-Hutson (left) draws up a play near the end of the Aztecs 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs-Firebirds canceled on December 13, team prepares for first conference game

December 7, 2020

In a news release, San Diego State women’s basketball announced its game against St. Katherine on Dec. 13 is canceled due to a positive coronavirus test...

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San Diego State womens basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos (left) and mens basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell won the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week awards for the week ending Nov. 29 on Nov. 30, according to a conference-issued press release.

Sophia Ramos, Matt Mitchell named Mountain West Players of the Week

November 30, 2020

San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos and men’s basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell were each named Mountain West Conference...

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Then-junior guard Trey Pulliam guards a Tennessee State player during the Aztecs’ 62-49 win over the Tigers on Nov. 25, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Aztecs use big run to fuel 19-point victory over UC Irvine

November 27, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball defeated UC Irvine (0-2) 77-58 on Nov. 27 at Viejas Arena.  The Aztecs (2-0) closed the first half on an 11-0 run...

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Then-sophomore guard Sophia Ramos looks to drive to the basket while facing a USD defender during the Aztecs 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball ‘excited’ to be back, looks to surprise MWC

November 24, 2020

The San Diego State women’s basketball season is here after an unusual summer.  After last year’s first round Mountain West Conference Tournament...

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Then-junior guard Jordan Schakel points after a play during the Aztecs 68-55 win over Nevada on Jan. 18 at Viejas Arena.

Writer’s roundtable: 2020-21 San Diego State men’s basketball season predictions

November 23, 2020

The last time The Daily Aztec did a San Diego State men’s basketball roundtable, we discussed the what-ifs to a 30-2 team and what could have been a...

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Senior running back Greg Bell rushes for a touchdown during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over Hawaii on Nov. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Aztecs-Bulldogs canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

November 22, 2020

The next chapter to the Battle for the Oil Can Trophy will have to wait for now.  San Diego State football announced earlier today via the Mountain...

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USD then-head volleyball coach Brent Hilliard instructs his team during his tenure with the Toreros.

Q&A: Hilliard discusses return to Peterson Gym, adjustments to training during pandemic

November 20, 2020

Last month, San Diego State volleyball resumed indoor activities to practice and scrimmage inside Peterson Gym and they’ve done it without a single positive...

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SDSU alumnus Xander Schauffele looks on after a drive during the 2013 season.

Schauffele prepares for unpredictable fall Masters

November 11, 2020

Luscious green grass and trees signifying the fairways from the roughs at Augusta National Golf Course will turn to pure green grass but fall-colored trees...

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Then-sophomore guard Adam Seiko drives to the hoop during the Aztecs 66-49 win over the University of San Diego on Nov. 20, 2019 at Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego.

Mountain West Conference changes 2020-21 basketball slate

November 9, 2020

Earlier today, the Mountain West Conference announced a 20-game men’s and women’s basketball conference schedule to comply with each county, local...

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SDSU mens golf head coach Ryan Donovan walks the course during the Lamkin San Diego Classic on March 10 at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

Q&A: Ryan Donovan discusses alumni, memories heading into 18th year as men’s golf coach

November 7, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, San Diego State men’s golf increased the amount of holes they play (doubled from nine to 18 holes due to COVID-19 regulations)...

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The San Diego State football practice field next to the SDSU Sports Deck was empty on June 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although football is back, the practice field will be empty yet again on Nov. 3 as student-athletes are encouraged by the NCAA and SDSU to exercise their right to vote.

In accordance with NCAA, SDSU gets Election Day off to encourage student-athletes to vote

October 29, 2020

In June, the NCAA announced the first Tuesday in November will be a day off so athletes can vote in the upcoming election.    As a result, San Diego...

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Senior safety Trenton Thompson (#18) celebrates with his teammates after blocking a punt during the Aztecs 34-6 win over UNLV on Oct. 24 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Midweek football update: Defense and special teams improving ahead of USU

October 28, 2020

Last week, San Diego State football was distraught they gave up six points and 186 yards in the victory over UNLV last Saturday at Dignity Health Sports...

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Then-sophomore running back Kaegun Williams carries the ball during the Aztecs 48-11 win over Central Michigan on Dec. 21, 2019 at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Aztecs look to take strides in 2020 with new offense in place

October 21, 2020

The 2020 San Diego State football team is not only playing in a new stadium, but they have a new offensive scheme with a new offensive coordinator.  Former...

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Then-sophomore guard Téa Adams drives to the hoop for a contested layup during the Aztecs 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Mountain West announces women’s basketball conference schedule

October 9, 2020

The Mountain West Conference announced the 2020-2021 women’s basketball 18-game conference schedule earlier Oct. 9.  San Diego State begins the conference...

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San Diego State womens golf head coach Leslie Spalding (left) talks to then-sophomore Sara Kjellker during the Lamkin Invitational, when the Aztecs defeated San José State by a final score of 3-2 at The Farms in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. on Feb. 11.

Q&A: Leslie Spalding discusses fall season cancellation, international talent

October 5, 2020

San Diego State women’s golf continues to be the reigning Mountain West Conference Champions since they did not have the chance to defend the crown back...

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San Diego State womens basketball is adding Marsha Frese as an assistant coach. Frese last coached at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as a head coach from 2012-2017.

Women’s basketball signs Frese to assistant coaching role

September 23, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson announced Marsha Frese will join the program as an assistant coach.  Frese has...

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SDSU alumnus Xander Schauffele looks on after a drive during the 2013 season.

U.S. Open preview: Schauffele looks to overcome ‘tough’ course

September 16, 2020

Usually in a PGA season, a major golf tournament would not be the second tournament on the slate. But in the unprecedented world that we live in, it is.  The...

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Then-junior defensive specialist/libero Lauren Lee prepares to serve the ball to Arizona during the Aztecs 3-0 loss to the Wildcats on Sept. 7, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Q&A: Lauren Lee talks about her offseason, experience as a transfer

September 14, 2020

San Diego State volleyball defensive specialist and libero Lauren Lee came to The Mesa in 2018 after transferring from Rice University.  Since then,...

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Then-sophomore setter Camryn Machado attempts to pass the ball to a teammate during the Aztecs 3-2 win over San José State on Sept. 26, 2019 at Peterson Gym. Volleyball was one of many SDSU programs affected by the Mountain Wests Conferences decision to postpone athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Writer’s roundtable: Reaction to the Mountain West Conference delaying fall sports 

September 10, 2020

About a month ago, the Mountain West Conference announced the postponement of fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Although changes and announcements...

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SDSU golfer Xander Schauffele

Schauffele comes up short at Tour Championship

September 9, 2020

“Down, but never out” was the theme for former Aztec men’s golfer Xander Schauffele at the PGA Tour Championship this past weekend at East Lake Golf...

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SDSU alumnus Xander Schauffele looks on after a drive during the 2013 season.

SDSU men’s golf alumnus Schauffele prepares for PGA Tour Championship

September 3, 2020

The PGA Tour Championship begins this weekend at the East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta as it marks the end to an unprecedented season.  The COVID-19...

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San Diego State water polo announced the signing of Racquel de Pinho on Aug. 28. de Pinho competed with the Brazilian National Team in 2017.

Water polo signs former Brazilian National Team goalkeeper

September 1, 2020

During the 2020 San Diego State water polo season, the battle for position time at goalkeeper was mostly between then-junior Jordann Heimback and then-freshman...

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San Diego State cross country and track and field head coach and former Olympian Shelia Burrell is entering her 12th year on the Mesa.

Q&A: Shelia Burrell reacts to season postponements, All-Americans and the Olympics

August 24, 2020

San Diego State cross country and track and field head coach Shelia Burrell has seen almost everything when it comes to distance running or field events.  The...

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Former TCU guard Alex Crain shoots the ball over a defender.

Women’s basketball acquires graduate transfer from TCU

August 14, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson announced the graduate transfer signing of guard Alex Crain, who is eligible to play...

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San Diego State rowing head coach Bill Zack said the team is gradually preparing for the start of the upcoming season.

Q&A: Catching up with rowing head coach Bill Zack

August 2, 2020

San Diego State rowing did not get to compete much last spring. However, that did not keep head coach Bill Zack from staying busy during the COVID-19 shutdown.  The...

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Then-junior Asia Smith was one of five Aztecs to receive All-America honors for the 2019-2020 indoor season.

Q&A: Asia Smith reacts to outdoor season cancellation, All-American recognition

July 29, 2020

The 2019-2020 track and field season for San Diego State ended abruptly due to COVID-19.  For senior pentathlete Asia Smith, she was ready to compete...

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Then-junior defensive back Tariq Thompson and then-junior running back Chase Jasmin celebrate after a play during SDSUs 13-3 victory over BYU on Nov. 30 at SDCCU Stadium.

Football receives more preseason accolades, alters workout regimens

July 23, 2020

Over the past few weeks, San Diego State football players have been making their way back to the Mesa, if they hadn’t already left.  With fall camp...

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Then-sophomore outside hitter Victoria OSullivan prepares to spike the ball during the Aztecs 3-1 win over UNLV on Oct. 3 at Peterson Gym.

Q&A: Victoria O’Sullivan discusses unique offseason, new coaching staff

July 15, 2020

The offseason for San Diego State volleyball was already abnormal with the hiring of new head coach Brent Hilliard seven months ago. Things only got stranger....

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Then-sophomore forward Mallory Adams attempts to pass to a teammate during the Aztecs 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Mallory Adams granted extra year of eligibility by NCAA

July 2, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball announced junior forward Mallory Adams was granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA on June 24. Adams played...

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SDSU Athletics announced a refund policy for season ticket holders and Aztec Club members on June 18.

SDSU Athletics introduces season ticket refund policy in light of pandemic

June 27, 2020

San Diego State Athletics unveiled a proposal for season ticket holders and Aztec Club members in case any sport gets canceled due to COVID-19 on June...

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Emily Bennett, during her sophomore season, attempts to pass the ball to utility player Shelby Kraft during the Aztecs 4-1 victory over Santa Clara on March 28, 2019 at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Aztecs’ water polo earns three all-American selections

May 6, 2020

Three San Diego State water polo players received the national honor of All-American status on April 27. Senior driver Maddy Parenteau, senior utility...

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Ernie Anderson was inducted into the Aztecs Hall of Fame in 2018.

Obituary: Aztecs Hall of Fame photographer, Ernie Anderson, passes away at 73

April 17, 2020

From picture to picture, longtime photographer Ernie Anderson found a way to capture San Diego State Athletics for more than five decades. If you can...

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Aztecs’ Malachi Flynn forgoes senior season, enters NBA Draft

April 17, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball junior guard Malachi Flynn was on edge with one of the biggest decisions he has ever made. Does he go to the NBA...

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Junior guard Téa Adams drives to the hoop during the Aztecs 65-60 loss to Fresno State on Jan. 15 at Viejas Arena.

Looking back at the 2019-20 women’s basketball season

April 11, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball ended the season on March 1 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament as a No. 6 seed. The...

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Jack Henn led San Diego State to its only Division I national championship in school history.

Volleyball coach reflects on passing of only coach in SDSU history to win a national title

March 26, 2020

Jack Henn, who played men’s volleyball at San Diego State and then later coached the 1973 team to the university’s only Division I national championship,...

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Junior midfielder Bailey Brown attempts to run the ball upfield during the Aztecs 19-18 win over Arizona State on Feb. 20 at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

Sharretts breaks lacrosse saves record as Aztecs defeats George Mason

March 10, 2020

San Diego State lacrosse defeated George Mason 13-8 at the Aztec Lacrosse Field on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs (3-2) scored 54 seconds into the game...

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Senior pitcher Marissa Moreno pitches the ball during the Aztecs 3-2 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 14 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball allows six runs in sixth inning, drops home game to Villanova

March 6, 2020

San Diego State softball was defeated by Villanova 11-4 Wednesday at the SDSU Softball Stadium. Villanova (12-9) used a six-run sixth inning, highlighted...

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Junior guard Téa Adams looks to defend a Fresno State player during the Aztecs 65-60 loss on Jan. 15 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Defense propelling Aztecs for strong finish to season

February 18, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball is known for its shooting, but it is the defense that has kept the team in games. In SDSU’s last five games, they...

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USD then-head volleyball coach Brent Hilliard instructs one of his players during his tenure with the Toreros.

Aztecs name Hilliard as new volleyball head coach

February 8, 2020

San Diego State women’s volleyball announced Brent Hilliard as the fifth head coach of the program on Jan. 31. Hilliard has a background of coaching...

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[Video] Water polo splits opening weekend series, what to expect in 2020

February 5, 2020

No. 22 San Diego State water polo started their season on Jan. 25 when they split a doubleheader at the Beach Invitational inside the Ken Lindgren Aquatics...

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Sophomore guard Sophia Ramos goes in for a floater during the Aztecs 75-74 win over New Mexico on Jan. 29 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs survive to defeat New Mexico, Sophia Ramos drops career-high 32 points

January 30, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball (10-13, 5-6 Mountain West) defeated New Mexico (12-11, 3-7), 75-74 on Jan. 29 at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs trailed...

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A San Diego State swimmer competes in the breaststroke in the Aztecs’ first home meet of the season against Pepperdine and Boise State on Oct. 18, 2019 at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Swim & Dive takes down crosstown USD on Senior Day

January 29, 2020

San Diego State Swimming and Diving defeated its cross- town foe, University of San Diego, on Jan. 24 for Senior Day at the Aztec Aquaplex.  Here are...

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Hernandez drives to the basket against Fresno State on Jan. 15 at Viejas Arena.

Hernandez learning to adjust after middle school prediction becomes reality

January 22, 2020

Before entering high school, many school counselors have students write what they hope their  futures will entail.  Some never come true, but for...

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Then-sophomore utility Emily Bennett keeps the ball away from a Santa Clara defender during the Aztecs 4-1 victory over the Broncos on March 28, 2019 at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Water polo hosts former players in annual alumni game

January 19, 2020

No. 19 San Diego State water polo kicked off its 2020 season with its annual exhibition match against former players that used to wear the Scarlet and...

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Senior guard Taylor Kalmer drives down the lane in the Aztecs 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11 at Viejas Arena.

Kalmer, Terry guide Aztecs to 67-60 overtime win over Wyoming

January 8, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball had 10.3 seconds left and one possession left in its game against Wyoming Wednesday night. Even though the play...

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Deitre Collins-Parker ponders during SDSU’s win over Air Force on Oct. 8, 2017 for her 300th win at SDSU.

Aztecs volleyball coach has been relieved of her duties after 11 seasons

December 18, 2019

Eleven days ago, San Diego State Director of Athletics John David Wicker relieved men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner of his duties.  Now, Volleyball...

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