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Hemsley, Kell lead 84-47 blowout over Nicholls State

Hemsley, Kell lead 84-47 blowout over Nicholls State

December 10, 2015

'Twas the night before finals week, when all through the school, not a person was sleeping, not even a ghoul. That included the San Diego State men's...

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Compression tights taking over college basketball

Compression tights taking over college basketball

December 10, 2015

One of the more famous lines from Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" goes like this: “We’re men. We’re men in tights!” One doesn’t have...

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Seniors say farewell: Patrick Carr

Seniors say farewell: Patrick Carr

December 9, 2015

Look, I could write as cliché of a farewell column as anyone could want, but I won’t. I don’t need to. I don’t want to. I’m not going on winter...

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SDSU men's basketball beats a very good Biola team 73-53

SDSU men’s basketball beats a very good Biola team 73-53

December 7, 2015

When the players ran out for warmups, the crowd didn't roar as it usually does. When the student section performed the "I Believe" chant, it didn't...

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Men's basketball notes: SDSU's historically bad first half and Pope's shot choice

Men’s basketball notes: SDSU’s historically bad first half and Pope’s shot choice

December 6, 2015

There are games when a team has an occasional off night. With San Diego State’s men’s basketball team, those off nights come in the forms of off-halves...

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MW Championship game notebook: Jemond Hazely's career night aids SDSU conference title

MW Championship game notebook: Jemond Hazely’s career night aids SDSU conference title

December 6, 2015

For the senior wideout from Corona, Saturday night's win in the Mountain West Championship game was his best. Jemond Hazely had a career-high five catches...

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SDSU football notes: Handshakes, the triple option and Weston Steelhammer

SDSU football notes: Handshakes, the triple option and Weston Steelhammer

December 5, 2015

In the calm before the storm, with the grass field as pristine as it could look, with the sun setting and splashing the sky with a mix of light red, orange...

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Aztecs survive 76-72 at Long Beach State

Aztecs survive 76-72 at Long Beach State

December 1, 2015

LONG BEACH — The streak will live to end some other day. Tuesday night's game at Long Beach State was not supposed to be an easy game, especially...

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SDSU finishes Mountain West undefeated, but Max Smith hurt

SDSU finishes Mountain West undefeated, but Max Smith hurt

November 29, 2015

With an undefeated conference record on the line and the location of the Mountain West Championship game hanging in the balance, everyone at Qualcomm...

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West Virginia dismantles SDSU 72-50 with press defense

West Virginia dismantles SDSU 72-50 with press defense

November 27, 2015

As the games go on and head coach Steve Fisher learns more about his team, it's his team's inconsistency that causes so much confusion. For other teams...

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Shepard, Spencer lead improbable 15-point comeback win over No. 14 Cal

Shepard, Spencer lead improbable 15-point comeback win over No. 14 Cal

November 27, 2015

The difference, apparently, is night and day. Night, meaning what San Diego State men's basketball did last Saturday against Little Rock. Day, meaning...

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Lineup change sparks 25-point win for SDSU over East Carolina

Lineup change sparks 25-point win for SDSU over East Carolina

November 23, 2015

Maybe it was the fact that the game wasn't played on an early Saturday afternoon. Maybe it was the increased energy the Aztecs came out with. Maybe head...

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Next up for SDSU men's basketball: East Carolina's matchup nightmare

Next up for SDSU men’s basketball: East Carolina’s matchup nightmare

November 23, 2015

This is what a new team looks like. Or put it this way: This is what the basement of a new team looks like. Gone are the transfer students like Aqeel...

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Kell attempts to fix shot amid SDSU basketball's struggles

Kell attempts to fix shot amid SDSU basketball’s struggles

November 23, 2015

The thing about Trey Kell that most people heard about was his lethal touch from 3-point range. For the San Diego State men’s basketball sophomore...

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SDSU basketball upset at home 49-43 by Little Rock

SDSU basketball upset at home 49-43 by Little Rock

November 21, 2015

The warning signs were there, they have been all season. The bad 3-point defense, the huge drop-off on defense compared to last year and the bad shot...

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SDSU beats San Diego Christian 71-61 in uninspiring fashion

SDSU beats San Diego Christian 71-61 in uninspiring fashion

November 18, 2015

The crowd at Viejas Arena, as it usually does, got loud for a sustained period of time. Even the 8,000 or so people remaining late in the second half of...

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Notebook: A way-too-early barometer, double-teams, Zylan Cheatham and San Diego Christian

Notebook: A way-too-early barometer, double-teams, Zylan Cheatham and San Diego Christian

November 18, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Head coach Steve Fisher and senior forward Winston Shepard both acknowledged that San Diego State lost to a “very good” University...

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Free throws decide SDSU's fate against No. 16 Utah in 81-76 loss

Free throws decide SDSU’s fate against No. 16 Utah in 81-76 loss

November 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Nineteen seconds. That's how long it took for the whistle-savvy officiating crew to call a foul on Monday night. The foul was...

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SDSU men's hoops gears up for potent No. 16 Utah

SDSU men’s hoops gears up for potent No. 16 Utah

November 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — The Jon M. Hunstman Center is perched near the top of University of Utah's sprawling, Autumn-colored campus in Salt Lake City. The...

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Notebook: SDSU pass rush leads the way against Wyoming

Notebook: SDSU pass rush leads the way against Wyoming

November 15, 2015

It seemed like every time University of Wyoming senior quarterback Cameron Coffman dropped back on third down, he had to pick himself up off the ground...

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T.J. Leaf just the latest instance of recruiting battle between SDSU and Oregon

T.J. Leaf just the latest instance of recruiting battle between SDSU and Oregon

November 13, 2015

On Nov. 2, San Diego State men's basketball reminded San Diegans that they didn’t have to pay attention to the flaming pile of debris that masquerades...

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SDSU basketball target T.J. Leaf commits to UCLA

SDSU basketball target T.J. Leaf commits to UCLA

November 12, 2015

When behind the scenes photos of T.J. Leaf wearing a red and black tie on a TV set in San Diego emerged on Twitter, it sent San Diego State men's basketball...

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This week in Aztec sports history

November 10, 2015

Nov. 12, 1979 The late 1970s was a time of political turmoil. The U.S. embassy was seized in Iran and the country was still recovering from the Vietnam...

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Aztec hoops alumni finding life in basketball tough after college

Aztec hoops alumni finding life in basketball tough after college

November 4, 2015

Coming into the 2015 basketball season, San Diego State had just one former player in the NBA. That being said, the one former player is Kawhi Leonard,...

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SDSU men's hoops quietly begins 2015-16 season against Cal State San Marcos

SDSU men’s hoops quietly begins 2015-16 season against Cal State San Marcos

November 2, 2015

Quietly, up on a hill near the eastern city limits of San Diego, basketball has returned. One might have forgotten Aztec basketball has existed over...

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A look back at this week in Aztec sports history

A look back at this week in Aztec sports history

October 28, 2015

Oct. 28, 1955 Just like when current San Diego State football fans were griping about current head coach Rocky Long a few weeks ago, it appears there...

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SDSU rower Megan Stone enjoys the busy life

SDSU rower Megan Stone enjoys the busy life

October 28, 2015

Every morning before sunrise, Megan Stone wakes up to get ready for 6 a.m. rowing practice at Mission Bay. Early mornings aren’t uncommon to Stone, a...

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Notebook: Pumphrey's surprise appearance sparks SDSU

Notebook: Pumphrey’s surprise appearance sparks SDSU

October 11, 2015

Judging by the way junior running back Donnel Pumphrey walked off the field against Fresno State last week, no one would've thought he would start against...

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Notebook: SDSU football's play-calling paradox and dominant defense

Notebook: SDSU football’s play-calling paradox and dominant defense

October 3, 2015

Coming into Satuday's San Diego State football game against Fresno State, there was some focus on play calling. It wasn't to the degree of last year, when...

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What Cage committing to Oregon means for SDSU hoops

What Cage committing to Oregon means for SDSU hoops

September 29, 2015

It had a perfect script. The son of a basketball legend following in his father's footsteps. An older sister playing volleyball at the same school. A...

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SDSU basketball coach Steve Fisher and Winston Shepard

Local coaches react to potential SDSU hoops probe

September 21, 2015

This isn’t Dennis Kane’s first rodeo. The longtime boy’s basketball head coach at Mission Bay High might not regularly churn out top-quality recruits...

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Long: We're not a very good football team

Long: We’re not a very good football team

September 19, 2015

The 1-2 record for San Diego State football is deceiving. After Saturday's loss against University of South Alabama, SDSU has yet to win a game that counts...

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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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SDSU football can't keep up with Cal offense, loses 35-7

SDSU football can’t keep up with Cal offense, loses 35-7

September 12, 2015

Perhaps the most interesting item on the San Diego State versus UC Berkeley menu on Saturday was SDSU's lockdown pass defense going up against Cal's high-octane...

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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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SDSU football's Mount Rushmore

SDSU football’s Mount Rushmore

September 9, 2015

Marshall Faulk, Running back, 1991-93 Marshall Faulk was recruited out of Carver High School in New Orleans. Although Faulk was an All-American defensive...

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Danny Gonzales brings calm to SDSU secondary

Danny Gonzales brings calm to SDSU secondary

September 9, 2015

One day during San Diego State football practice, sophomore linebacker Jay Henderson swatted a pass down at the line of scrimmage during skeleton drills,...

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Wild, Wild West divison looming in the Mountain West Conference?

Wild, Wild West divison looming in the Mountain West Conference?

September 9, 2015

All around the Mountain West, it seems like everybody has a new quarterback. Garrett Grayson is gone, leaving Colorado State with a new signal-caller....

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SDSU football's Price: 'Everybody has to get better'

SDSU football’s Price: ‘Everybody has to get better’

September 5, 2015

After San Diego State football's 37-3 demolition of crosstown foes University of San Diego, senior running back Chase Price summed up a consensus felt...

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Hunkie Cooper changing wide receivers culture at SDSU

Hunkie Cooper changing wide receivers culture at SDSU

September 2, 2015

On a crisp August morning when the sun had yet to fully reach the apex of its daily routine, San Diego State football practiced in the cool shadow of parking...

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SDSU men’s soccer more mature heading into 2015

SDSU men’s soccer more mature heading into 2015

August 27, 2015

Plant a seed in soil, give it water and sunlight and it turns into a sapling. Eventually, the sapling turns into a tree. If the tree’s properly cared...

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SDSU unveils new basketball practice facility

SDSU unveils new basketball practice facility

August 24, 2015

Among the Jeff Jacobs JAM Center's countless amenities, perhaps the most important one will be the showcasing ability it has on potential recruits in...

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Long praises backups at SDSU football scrimmage

Long praises backups at SDSU football scrimmage

August 22, 2015

The 1,000 or so fans who went to Aztec Football Fan Fest on Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium might have been disappointed in the football part of the event. The...

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SDSU basketball releases non-conference schedule

SDSU basketball releases non-conference schedule

August 20, 2015

Similar to last year, San Diego State men's basketball won't have a whole lot of time to get ready for a loaded non-conference schedule. Three of the...

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#AztecFB camp report: SDSU quarterback battle is 2-man show

#AztecFB camp report: SDSU quarterback battle is 2-man show

August 19, 2015

Maybe the quarterbacks are tired. Maybe they're not that good. Maybe the defense they're playing against every day is way better and way more confusing...

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SDSU football's Trey Lomax uses baseball to help him on gridiron

SDSU football’s Trey Lomax uses baseball to help him on gridiron

August 19, 2015

Imagine being a baseball outfielder. Now imagine a baseball being thrown at 94 miles per hour, the batter hitting the ball less than a second after it...

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