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Kyle Betz

Kyle Betz, Sports Editor

Kyle Betz is a fourth-year journalism student at SDSU and 2020-21 marks his fourth year reporting for The Daily Aztec. The Lake Forest, Calif. native has covered numerous sports as a writer, editor and media contributor. An avid fan of the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Lakers, Manchester United and Anaheim Ducks, Kyle enjoys watching and attending sporting events, listening to music, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family in his free time.

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San Diego State women's soccer junior midfielder Daniela Filipovic crosses the ball during the Aztecs' 3-2 over Nevada on March 5 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Photo] Watkins scores game-winner in Aztecs’ season opener

March 6, 2021

San Diego State women's soccer junior midfielder Daniela Filipovic crosses the ball during the Aztecs' 3-2 over Nevada on March 5 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

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.

[Photo] Football reveals schedule for 2021 season

March 5, 2021

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...

San Diego State mens basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell fires a 3-pointer during the Aztecs' 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Mitchell scores 24 as Aztecs outlast Boise State in overtime, 78-66

February 26, 2021

Going into halftime with a 12-point lead, No. 22/25 San Diego State men’s basketball looked like it was having its way early against Boise State on Feb....

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez attempts a layup during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

How Terrell Gomez has become a dual-threat player in an Aztec uniform

February 24, 2021

He might be only 5-foot-8, but San Diego State men’s basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez is making an impact on both ends of the floor in 2020-21. Gomez...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior forward Joshua Tomaić passes the ball after getting double-teamed by two Brigham Young defenders during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to the Cougars on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Men’s basketball preparing for conference showdown against Boise State

February 24, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior forward Joshua Tomaić passes the ball after getting double-teamed by two Brigham Young defenders during the Aztecs'...

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San Diego State men's 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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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.

[Photo] Column: Aztecs gaining depth at right time

February 24, 2021

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...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a floater during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs complete sweep over Fresno State, win eighth in a row

February 22, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a floater during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam controls the ball during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Pulliam ties career-high as Aztecs top Fresno State

February 19, 2021

In an attempt to extend its winning streak to seven games, San Diego State men’s basketball found itself down 11-0 early on against Fresno State. That’s...

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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 women's 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.

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

February 16, 2021

San Diego State women's basketball sophomore forward Mallory Adams attempts a shot with her right hand during the Aztecs' 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15,...

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A sign at Tony Gwynn Stadium during summer 2020 displays intercollegiate sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in February 2021, the San Diego State men's and women's tennis teams are the first two individual programs to have to pause in-person activities for two weeks due to the virus.

[Photo] Men’s and women’s tennis teams to pause in-person activity

February 13, 2021

A sign at Tony Gwynn Stadium during summer 2020 displays intercollegiate sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in February 2021, the...

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Trimaine Davis, an honorary captain during Super Bowl LV, waves to the camera while being honored during a pregame ceremony at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla. on Feb. 7, 2021.

Men’s basketball alumnus Trimaine Davis honored during Super Bowl LV

February 10, 2021

Many know Trimaine Davis as a former San Diego State men’s basketball captain in 2005-06, but he was recognized as a different kind of captain on Feb....

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San Diego State women's 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.

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

February 9, 2021

San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Mercades Staples goes against a Cal Poly defender during the Aztecs' 73-63 loss to the Mustangs on Dec....

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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.

[Photo] Women’s basketball, Mountain West announce schedule changes

January 30, 2021

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.

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After waiting nearly a year to return to the field/court of play, more programs will compete during the 2021 spring semester than ever before.

Run it back: Spring sports have returned

January 27, 2021

Through season postponements/cancellations in 2020, pauses due to campus coronavirus complications and uncertainty if athletics would be able to resume...

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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 SDSU's 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.

[Photo] Football update: Quarterbacks, tight end entering transfer portal

January 27, 2021

San Diego State football senior tight end Nolan Givan (#85), junior wide receiver Ethan Dedeaux (#81) and sophomore quarterback Carson Baker (#3) stand...

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez (front) and senior forward Matt Mitchell run up the court 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.

Men’s basketball topples Air Force in one-sided affair, wins series

January 25, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball followed up its fourth-largest Mountain West Conference road victory with another blowout win, 91-59, Sunday at Clune...

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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.

[Photo] Column: Aztecs finding success with 2-3 zone defense

January 23, 2021

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...

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Freshman guard Lamont Butler goes up against a Brigham Young defender during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to the Cougars on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Butler scores career-high in breakout game as Aztecs fall to Aggies

January 16, 2021

Without its leading scorer, San Diego State men’s basketball gave all it had but came up just short in a 64-59 loss to Utah State on Jan. 16 in Logan,...

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The San Diego State women's 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.

[Photo] Aztecs versus Aggies postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

January 16, 2021

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

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts to dribble around a defender 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.

[Photo] Mitchell hurt, status unknown as Aztecs drop road contest to Aggies

January 14, 2021

Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts to dribble around a defender during the Aztecs’ 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena. Mitchell...

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Women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) talks to assistant coach Nick Grant during a timeout during the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2, 2020 at Viejas Arena. All members of the women's basketball coaching staff wear athletic gear.

[Photo] Basketball coaches dress ‘down’ as pandemic season continues

January 12, 2021

Women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) talks to assistant coach Nick Grant during a timeout during the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist...

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Senior linebacker Caden McDonald forces a strip sack against Hawaii sophomore quarterback Chevan Cordeiro during the Aztecs' 34-10 win over the Rainbow Warriors on Nov. 14, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

[Photo] Column: Which Aztecs could hear their name called in the 2021 NFL Draft?

January 11, 2021

Senior linebacker Caden McDonald forces a strip sack against Hawaii sophomore quarterback Chevan Cordeiro during the Aztecs' 34-10 win over the Rainbow...

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Freshman guard/forward Kim Villalobos looks to drive past the UC Irvine defense during the Aztecs' 66-55 win over the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Women’s basketball earns first conference win of season, splits series with Nevada

January 11, 2021

Freshman guard/forward Kim Villalobos looks to drive past the UC Irvine defense during the Aztecs' 66-55 win over the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas...

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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.

[Photo] Aztecs-Rebels postponed due to COVID-19 issues

December 28, 2020

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...

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Senior transfer guard Terrell Gomez with the ball during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs end scheduled non-conference slate with win against St. Mary’s

December 23, 2020

Senior transfer guard Terrell Gomez with the ball during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena.

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Senor guard Téa Adams looks to dish the ball to a teammate during the Aztecs' 73-63 loss to Cal Poly on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Women’s basketball wraps up non-conference action with home loss to Cal Poly

December 21, 2020

Senor guard Téa Adams looks to dish the ball to a teammate during the Aztecs' 73-63 loss to Cal Poly on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

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Freshman guard Bailee Chynoweth fires a 3-point shot during the Aztecs' 66-55 loss to UC Irvine on Dec. 19 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Chynoweth scores career-high 15 points in 66-55 loss to UC Irvine

December 19, 2020

Freshman guard Bailee Chynoweth fires a 3-point shot during the Aztecs' 66-55 loss to UC Irvine on Dec. 19 at Viejas Arena.

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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.

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

December 18, 2020

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...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke speaks in front of the media during a press conference on 
Dec. 16 — the beginning of the early National Signing Day period.

Football reels in 23 commits during early National Signing Day period

December 16, 2020

The NCAA implemented an early signing period for National Signing Day, and San Diego State football took advantage of it — as 23 recruits signed with...

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San Diego State women's 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.

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

December 7, 2020

San Diego State women's 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...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel fires a 3-point shot during the Aztecs’ 77-58 win over the Anteaters on Nov. 27 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball pulls off second-half comeback, edges Pepperdine 65-60

December 6, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball kept its undefeated season alive with a 16-point comeback win over Pepperdine on Dec. 6 at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs...

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Junior wide receiver BJ Busbee returns a punt for a touchdown during the Aztecs' 29-17 win against Colorado State on Dec. 5 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Three observations: Aztecs end losing streak, take down Colorado State on Senior Night

December 5, 2020

San Diego State football was able to keep its Mountain West Conference championship hopes alive following a 29-17 win over Colorado State on Dec. 5 at...

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Junior guard Sophia Ramos prepares to fire a 3-point shot during the Aztecs 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena. Ramos led the Scarlet and Black with xx points, including xx makes from beyond the arc.

[Photo] Three observations: Women’s basketball falls to Cal Baptist, 75-71, in home opener

December 2, 2020

Junior guard Sophia Ramos prepares to fire a 3-point shot during the Aztecs 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena. Ramos led the Scarlet...

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San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos (left) and men's 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 running back Jordan Byrd rushes for a touchdown during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over the Rainbow Warriors at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. on Nov. 14.

SDSU football announces it will play Colorado on Nov. 28

November 26, 2020

San Diego State football will face Colorado on Nov. 28 in Boulder, Colorado, replacing the Aztecs’ initially-scheduled game against Fresno State. The...

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez high-fives fellow senior guard Jordan Schakel (left) during the Aztecs' 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball takes down No. 22 UCLA on opening night

November 25, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball opened its 2020-21 season with a convincing 73-58 win over No. 22 UCLA. The Aztecs did not earn a spot in the AP...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a shot over a Grand Canyon defender during the Aztecs' 86-61 win over the Lopes on Nov. 13, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball gearing up for unconventional season

November 24, 2020

Believe it or not, it’s been only about eight months since San Diego State men’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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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.

[Photo] Aztecs-Bulldogs canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

November 22, 2020

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.

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San Diego State women's rowing practices in the fog in Mission Bay.

Women’s rowing program discontinued due to financial impacts, gender equity

November 20, 2020

Earlier this summer, San Diego State women’s rowing head coach Bill Zack said the program is aiming for its best-ever finish in conference competition. “We...

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