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Matthew Bain, Managing Editor

Matthew Bain is the managing editor for The Daily Aztec. He’s a senior journalism major with the Honors minor in interdisciplinary studies. His work has been featured in the The Daily Aztec, North Coast Current, SB Nation and Four El Magazine. He spent this past summer as a sports reporting intern with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Senior farewell: Matthew Bain

Senior farewell: Matthew Bain

May 4, 2016

My four years with The Daily Aztec have been all about the people, the life-changing friends I met growing up together in the hustle and bustle of our...

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2016 Men's Mountain West Tournament: Schedule, how to watch, live stats

2016 Men’s Mountain West Tournament: Schedule, how to watch, live stats

March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9 Game #1 No. 8 University of Wyoming (14-17, 7-11) vs. No 9. Utah State (15-14, 7-11) Time: 11 a.m. PT Watch: Mountain West...

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SDSU men's basketball may be under investigation by NCAA

SDSU men’s basketball may be under investigation by NCAA

September 15, 2015

Early Tuesday morning, CBS Sports sent San Diego State fans into a frenzy when it reported SDSU men’s basketball was being investigated by the NCAA for...

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Video: The Daily Aztec Sports Talk

Video: The Daily Aztec Sports Talk

September 11, 2015

Check out sports contributors Jacob Sisneros and Mayer Pohlod discuss what's going on in the world of SDSU sports in the first 2015-16 edition of "The...

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SDSU men's basketball gets 2016 commit Jalen McDaniels

SDSU men’s basketball gets 2016 commit Jalen McDaniels

September 9, 2015

Jalen McDaniels, a 2016 power forward prospect from Federal Way High in Washington state, announced on his Twitter page Wednesday night that he has verbally...

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Sousa: 'It feels that I have my rights back'

Sousa: ‘It feels that I have my rights back’

September 2, 2015

Francisco Sousa returned to San Diego State’s campus Wednesday, speaking to media at the Conrad Prebys Student Union about the conclusion of his sexual...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat (4-16-2015)

April 16, 2015

Check out your weekly sport update with Matt and Pat!

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat

April 9, 2015

This week Matt and Pat discuss Aztec baseball, as well as what could potentially lie ahead for the SDSU Men's basketball team.

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat

March 26, 2015

Check out your weekly sports update here with Matt and Pat! This week they discuss an overview of the SDSU Men's Basketball season, areas for improvement...

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Blue Devils end SDSU's up-and-down season in Charlotte

Blue Devils end SDSU’s up-and-down season in Charlotte

March 23, 2015

Yesterday San Diego State basketball fans faced an unpleasant reality: Great shooting nights are an anomaly for this team. Unfortunately for those fans,...

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SDSU point guard Aqeel Quinn

Aztecs open up NCAA Tournament vs. St. John’s

March 19, 2015

St. John’s University junior forward Chris Obekpa stands 6-foot-10 and weighs a sturdy 240 pounds. He’s fifth in the country with his 3.13 blocks...

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Rivals to roomies: Skylar Spencer and Matt Shrigley

Rivals to roomies: Skylar Spencer and Matt Shrigley

March 16, 2015

Nowadays redshirt-sophomore Matt Shrigley is known as a 3-point marksman with a Ray-Allen-like stroke from long range. Shrigley’s current teammate,...

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[VIDEO] MW Tournament Championship SDSU-Wyoming post-game analysis

March 15, 2015

San Diego State falls to the Wyoming Cowboys in the final round of the MW Tournament.

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Aztecs fall in MW Tournament finale 45-43

Aztecs fall in MW Tournament finale 45-43

March 14, 2015

Oceans of mustard filled the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon to watch the University of Wyoming Cowboys (25-9, 11-7 Mountain West)...

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Wyoming leads SDSU 28-25 at halftime in Las Vegas

Wyoming leads SDSU 28-25 at halftime in Las Vegas

March 14, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (26-7, 14-4 Mountain West) trail the University of Wyoming Cowboys (24-9, 11-7 MW) 28-25 at halftime of the 2015 MW Tournament...

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Aztecs, Cowboys set for shootout for MW Championship

Aztecs, Cowboys set for shootout for MW Championship

March 13, 2015

Some San Diego State Aztec fans may be disappointed that the seemingly predestined opportunity for redemption against Boise State University (25-8, 14-4...

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Aztecs lead Rams 24-18 at halftime in Las Vegas

Aztecs lead Rams 24-18 at halftime in Las Vegas

March 13, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (25-7, 14-4 Mountain West) lead the Colorado State University Rams (27-5, 13-5 MW) 24-18 at halftime of the second semifinal...

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[VIDEO] CSU-SDSU pregame update MW Tournament

March 13, 2015

The Aztecs prepare to take on Colorado State University in the semi-final round of the Mountain West tournament.

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Aztecs outrun the hometown Rebels 67-64

Aztecs outrun the hometown Rebels 67-64

March 12, 2015

What home-court advantage and gritty play can do for a team that entered a conference tournament as the No. 7 seed facing the No. 2 seed. After 40 minutes...

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Aztecs trail Runnin' Rebels 29-23 at halftime

Aztecs trail Runnin’ Rebels 29-23 at halftime

March 12, 2015

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (18-14, 8-10 Mountain West) is outshooting San Diego State (24-7, 14-4 MW) 55 percent to 27 percent. It's out-rebounding...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat

March 12, 2015

Check out your weekly sports update with Matt and Pat! This week we're bringing you a preview of the Mountain West Conference that'll be taking place this...

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Men's hoops heads to Vegas for MW Tournament

Men’s hoops heads to Vegas for MW Tournament

March 12, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (24-7, 14-4 Mountain West) begin their postseason play this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the MW Tournament in Las Vegas. SDSU closed...

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SDSU's Winston Shepard shoots at Viejas Arena

Aztecs outlast Las Vegas, return home for Reno

March 5, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (23-7, 13-4 Mountain West) close their regular season campaign at Viejas Arena this Saturday night against the University of...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat

March 5, 2015

Matt and Pat discuss this year's NCAA seeding, RPI rankings and San Diego State spring football. To find out more about our sponsors visit their page...

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Aztecs collapse in second half, lose to Broncos 56-46

Aztecs collapse in second half, lose to Broncos 56-46

March 2, 2015

This was supposed to be a night to remember on Montezuma Mesa. Senior forward Dwayne Polee II was supposed to make a triumphant return to his home floor...

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Aztecs lead Broncos 24-21 at halftime

Aztecs lead Broncos 24-21 at halftime

February 28, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs lead the Boise State Broncos 24-21 at halftime at Viejas Arena. Both teams are struggling mightily with their shot. SDSU...

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Aztecs, Boise fight for first in MW

Aztecs, Boise fight for first in MW

February 27, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (22-6, 12-3 Mountain West) host the Boise State University Broncos (21-7, 11-4 MW) this Saturday at Viejas Arena in what is...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat

February 26, 2015

The Daily Aztec's sports columnists are getting ready for Saint Patrick's day early as they discuss all things Aztec sports, in this edition of Sports...

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Student sinks lucky half-court shot

Student sinks lucky half-court shot

February 23, 2015

Pay close attention to “The Show” in San Diego State’s final couple home games. Scan the crazily dressed crowd until you find a guy in about the...

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Polee returns to action as Aztecs win in San Jose

Polee returns to action as Aztecs win in San Jose

February 22, 2015

Senior forward Dwayne Polee II suited up for the first time in 61 days last Saturday as his San Diego State Aztecs (22-6, 12-3 Mountain West) topped the...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Patt

February 19, 2015

Check out all things aztec sports, with your two favorite sports columnists, Matthew Bain and Patrick Carr!

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With a dislocated pinky, Shepard leads Aztecs past Rams 72-63

With a dislocated pinky, Shepard leads Aztecs past Rams 72-63

February 16, 2015

Here’s how Drugs.com describes a dislocated finger: “A dislocated finger is crooked, painful and swollen, and its surface skin may be cut, scraped...

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Aztecs lead Rams 37-26 at the half

Aztecs lead Rams 37-26 at the half

February 14, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs lead the Colorado State University Rams 37-26 at the half. Junior forward Winston Shepard and senior forward JJ O'Brien scored...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat

February 12, 2015

Matthew Bain and Patrick Carr deliver your Aztec sports roundup right here every Thursday. Be sure to check them out! To find out more about our sponsors...

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Despite loss, Fisher not worried about Boise

Despite loss, Fisher not worried about Boise

February 10, 2015

In the five games before San Diego State’s Sunday afternoon tilt at Boise State University, the Aztecs averaged 67 points on 46-percent shooting. They...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Matt and Pat

February 5, 2015

To find out more about our sponsors check out www.SDMardiGras.com. Watch as your two favorite Sports Columnists, Matthew Bain and Patrick Carr, discuss all...

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Aztecs look to tame rival Broncos

Aztecs look to tame rival Broncos

February 5, 2015

I made a preseason during an episode of “The Daily Aztec Sports Talk with Matt and Pat” that the Boise State University Broncos (15-6, 5-3 Mountain...

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Aztecs squeak out a close win in Reno

Aztecs squeak out a close win in Reno

February 5, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (18-5, 8-2 Mountain West) let a 12-point lead evaporate but still came away with 65-63 win at the University of Nevada, Reno...

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Fisher: Defense is as good as it's ever been

Fisher: Defense is as good as it’s ever been

February 3, 2015

Before reading this quote, consider all the different defensive juggernaut teams Steve Fisher has led during his tenure as San Diego State’s head coach. Got...

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Aztecs lead Aggies 21-14 at halftime

Aztecs lead Aggies 21-14 at halftime

January 31, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (16-5, 6-2 Mountain West) lead the Utah State Aggies (12-8, 5-3 Mountain West) 21-14 at halftime. As the score suggests,...

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[VIDEO] Sports with Mat and Pat

January 29, 2015

To find out more about our sponsors check out www.SDMardiGras.com. For everything you need to know about Aztec Sports, check out this episode of Sports...

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Confident Aggies come to town this Saturday

Confident Aggies come to town this Saturday

January 29, 2015

Before Tuesday night, many San Diego State basketball fans might not have had Saturday’s tilt against Utah State University (12-8, 5-3 Mountain West)...

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Aztecs seek payback against Bulldogs

Aztecs seek payback against Bulldogs

January 26, 2015

Last time Steve Fisher and company duked it out against California State University, Fresno, three things happened. One: the Bulldogs outscored the Aztecs...

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Aztecs look to sail past Navy in Poinsettia Bowl

Aztecs look to sail past Navy in Poinsettia Bowl

December 11, 2014

Only 23,408 fans attended last year’s San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl that featured Utah State University and Northern Illinois University....

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Aztecs top Toreros, take off to Washington

Aztecs top Toreros, take off to Washington

December 7, 2014

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher said his team played two games last night, “the bad game and the good game,” during its 57-48 victory against...

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Aztecs fall to Arizona in Maui Invitational championship

Aztecs fall to Arizona in Maui Invitational championship

November 27, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (5-1) finished the 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational on a low note when they lost 61-59 in the championship game to the University...

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Roadrunners too slow for Aztec defense

Roadrunners too slow for Aztec defense

November 21, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (3-0) allowed just 12 points in the first half against the California State University, Bakersfield Roadrunners (0-4) en...

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Aztecs up 22-12 against Roadrunners at the half

Aztecs up 22-12 against Roadrunners at the half

November 20, 2014

The California State University, Bakersfield Roadrunners scored its first bucket with 7:42 left in the first half. Impressive defense from San Diego...

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Fisher's contract extended

Fisher’s contract extended

November 19, 2014

According to multiple sources, San Diego State and head men’s basketball coach Steve Fisher have agreed to a three-year contract extension. “It...

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Aztecs run circles around Matadors

Aztecs run circles around Matadors

November 17, 2014

Senior guard Aqeel Quinn stared into the Fox Sports San Diego camera on the baseline Friday night as he walked to the free-throw line after getting clobbered...

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Aztecs lead Matadors at halftime 41-21

Aztecs lead Matadors at halftime 41-21

November 14, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs are leading the California State University, Northridge Matadors 41-21 at halftime in Viejas Arena. Junior forward Winston...

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Broncos intimidate Long no longer

Broncos intimidate Long no longer

November 14, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs travel to the headache-inducing blue turf this Saturday to play the Boise State University Broncos. If SDSU wins it will become...

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Aztec football narrowly avoids a vandalized homecoming

Aztec football narrowly avoids a vandalized homecoming

November 9, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (5-4, 3-2 Mountain West) beat the University of Idaho Vandals (1-8, 1-5 Sun Belt) 35-21 last Saturday in the school’s annual...

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SDSU wins homecoming game 35-21

SDSU wins homecoming game 35-21

November 8, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs may have only beaten the 21-point underdog University of Idaho Rebels by 14 points, but a win's a win. Senior quarterback...

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Zabo to make most of MVP tips

Zabo to make most of MVP tips

November 6, 2014

Kevin Zabo and his high school teammate Nik Stauskas got off the plane at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. They grabbed their luggage, walked...

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Fisher flaunts freshmen feats on and off the court

Fisher flaunts freshmen feats on and off the court

October 26, 2014

Steve Fisher sang his praises for the freshmen on San Diego State men’s basketball team at Tuesday’s press conference. He commended his newcomers for...

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Aztecs first in MW after Hawaii win

Aztecs first in MW after Hawaii win

October 20, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (4-3, 3-1 Mountain West) took possession of first place in the MW west division Saturday night when they beat the University...

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File Photo

Can SDSU commit to pay commits?

October 20, 2014

Laid lengthways one-dollar bill after another, the $81.7 million the University of Texas at Austin football team made in 2012-13 would span the distance...

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Football Players

Aztecs take care of Rainbow Warriors 20-10

October 18, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs beat the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 20-10 tonight in San Diego. SDSU sophomore running back Donnel Pumphrey led...

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SDSU leads Hawaii 10-7 at the half

SDSU leads Hawaii 10-7 at the half

October 18, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs are leading the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 10-7 at halftime at Qualcomm Stadium. Like they have all year, the...

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Long looking to land win against former team

Long looking to land win against former team

October 9, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (2-3, 1-1 Mountain West) square off against the University of New Mexico Lobos (2-3, 0-1 Mountain West) this Friday in Albuquerque. True...

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Bulldogs bite Bawden, beat Aztecs 24-13

Bulldogs bite Bawden, beat Aztecs 24-13

October 6, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (2-3, 1-1 Mountain West) lost 24-13 to the California State University, Fresno Bulldogs (3-3, 2-0 Mountain West) on Friday in...

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Men's hoops hosts first practice

Men’s hoops hosts first practice

October 6, 2014

The band Europe’s hit song “The Final Countdown” came to mind when the San Diego State men’s basketball team warmed up for its first official NCAA...

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Football Head Coach Rocky Long

Aztecs fall 24-13 to the Bulldogs

October 3, 2014

San Diego State's offense failed to run smoothly all night and the Aztecs lost to the California State University, Bulldogs 24-13. Freshman quarterback...

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SDSU Football Kicker

Aztecs trailing 10-3 at half in Fresno

October 3, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs trail the California State University, Fresno Bulldogs 10-3 after two quarters. They have gained only 122 total yards and...

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Aztecs, Pumphrey to run all over the Rebels

Aztecs, Pumphrey to run all over the Rebels

September 26, 2014

Well, that was somewhat of a rough ride. The San Diego State football team and its fans swung their way through the spectrum of emotions in the first three...

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Beavers chew down Aztecs 28-7

Beavers chew down Aztecs 28-7

September 22, 2014

San Diego State (1-2, 0-0 Mountain West) left Corvallis, Oregon empty-handed last Saturday as the Oregon State University Beavers (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) handled...

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Aztecs fall to the Beavers 28-7

Aztecs fall to the Beavers 28-7

September 20, 2014

Lots of fans in the San Diego community thought the Aztecs were being underrated when Las Vegas rated SDSU the 10-point underdog against the Oregon State...

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Aztecs trail Beavers 14-7 at halftime

Aztecs trail Beavers 14-7 at halftime

September 20, 2014

If you're looking for a stress-free game, don't tune into Fox Sports 1. The San Diego State Aztecs and the Oregon State University Beavers are locked in...

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SDSU Football

Aztecs, Ruffin in rough shape

September 11, 2014

Twitter jolted to life in San Diego last Saturday like it does every time San Diego State senior wide receiver Ezell Ruffin makes a spectacular play. His...

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No. 21 Tar Heels a tough test for Aztecs

No. 21 Tar Heels a tough test for Aztecs

September 4, 2014

This Saturday, the San Diego State Aztecs (1-0, 0-0 MWC) travel to Chapel Hill to play their biggest non-conference game of the season against Associated...

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Aztecs win season opener

Aztecs win season opener

September 2, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (1-0, 0-0 Mountain West) opened their 2014 campaign with a comfortable 38-7 win against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (0-1,...

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Aztecs release non-conference match ups

Aztecs release non-conference match ups

August 28, 2014

Yesterday, the San Diego State men’s basketball team released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule. The schedule features 14 games, including 12 games...

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SDSU announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

SDSU announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

August 15, 2014

Today the San Diego State athletics department announced its five-member 2014 Hall of Fame class. This year’s inductees represent four Aztec sports,...

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Thames and Davis vie for NBA chance

Thames and Davis vie for NBA chance

August 4, 2014

When we all graduate, we’ll spend our allotted time on Cloud Nine. Cap-and-gown selfies, parties, family get-togethers, and an obligatory cry-session...

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Photo by Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer

Trademarking “I Believe” chant is smart business

July 21, 2014

ESPN’s Darren Rovell sent sports fans into a frenzy on July 2 when he tweeted that San Diego State could own the trademark to the phrase “I believe...

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Leonard's MVP provides hope

Leonard’s MVP provides hope

June 23, 2014

Kawhi Leonard has been a household name in San Diego since his days of leading the 2010-11 San Diego State basketball team to a program-best 34-3 record...

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Cal Poly SLO takes down SDSU Rugby Club

Cal Poly SLO takes down SDSU Rugby Club

April 14, 2014

The bleachers disappeared as over 200 people crowded around playing field PG 610 to watch No. 11 San Diego State Rugby Club Team close its season against...

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Arizona storms back to beat Aztecs

Arizona storms back to beat Aztecs

March 27, 2014

In probably the most stressful game of the season for University of Arizona and San Diego State University fans, the Wildcats came out on top 70-64 in...

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Photo by Kristian Carreon, Staff Photographer

Aztecs dominate NDSU 63-44 to advance to Sweet 16

March 24, 2014

It might not be a winning equation for a deep run into the NCAA Tournament, but team defense plus Xavier Thames’ explosive offense led the San Diego...

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A press row look at Aztec sports

A press row look at Aztec sports

March 17, 2014

Alright. It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting here in my hotel bed writing this column with a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip out the window to...

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Aztecs fall to Lobos in title game

Aztecs fall to Lobos in title game

March 15, 2014

The San Diego State University Aztecs (29-4, 16-2 Mountain West Conference) lost to the University of New Mexico Lobos (27-6, 15-3 MW) 64-58 in the MWC...

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Aztecs silence the Rebellion

Aztecs silence the Rebellion

March 14, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs (29-3, 16-2 Mountain West Conference) silenced the UNLV fans at the Thomas and Mack Center by beating the Rebels (20-13, 10-8...

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Aztecs make Aggies first victim of MWC tournament

Aztecs make Aggies first victim of MWC tournament

March 13, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs opened up Mountain West Conference Tournament play with a resounding 73-39 victory against the Utah State Aggies. Arguably...

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Photo by Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer

Aztecs seek to cage Bulldogs

February 27, 2014

Associated Press No. 13 San Diego State begins a tough, two-game road trip this Saturday against California State University, Fresno. The Bulldogs are...

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Photo by Jenna Mackey, Senior Staff Photographer

Aztecs trample Spartans 90-64

February 25, 2014

San Diego State fans saw their team play with a purpose tonight in the Aztecs' 90-64 victory against the San Jose State Spartans. After falling to the...

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Photo by Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer.

Men’s basketball travels to The Pit

February 20, 2014

Those in charge of the Mountain West Conference scheduling should receive raises and promotions for pitting San Diego State against University of New Mexico...

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Photo by Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer.

Aztecs beat Utah State Aggies 60-45

February 18, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs epitomize the phrase, "defense wins games." SDSU held Utah State to just 45 points en route to a 60-45 victory against the Aggies. Redshirt...

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