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Zach Engberg

Zach Engberg, Sports Editor

Zach is a senior at San Diego State University majoring in journalism. Zach was the Sports Editor at The Daily Aztec, where he has been working since 2015. Zach has covered the SDSU football, baseball and women's lacrosse team, while reporting other breaking news stories. Born in San Francisco, Calif., Zach is an avid fan of the SF 49ers, Oakland Athletics and Golden State Warriors, and is still mourning the 2016 Finals loss and Super Bowl XLVII. Zach will someday work as a television sports commentator, joining the likes of Joe Buck, Mike Tirico and Marv Albert.

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Freshman forward Matt Mitchell attacks the basket during SDSUs 85-49 win over San Jose State.

Column: Aztecs’ fall from grace falls on senior leaders

January 24, 2018

One of the pinnacle moments in San Diego State men’s basketball came on March 8, 2014. In front of a sold-out Viejas Arena – and an incredulous Reggie...

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Stories to watch in 2018

January 17, 2018

Presidential search The California State University Board of Trustees has started to narrow down candidates to permanently take over the role of San...

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Cross Training with Aliyah Utush

[Video] Cross Training with Aliyah Utush

December 19, 2017

Women's soccer players Aliyah Utush and Kate Hart join the Daily Aztec Sports staff for a gingerbread house building contest for this week's segment...

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Marshall Faulk is honored before an SDSU football game vs. Hawaii in the 2016 season.

Marshall Faulk suspended by NFL Network amidst sexual harassment allegations

December 11, 2017

The NFL Network announced Monday night that it has suspended San Diego State alumnus and former football star Marshall Faulk. Faulk was one of four employees...

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Sophomore running back Juwan Washington, senior wide receiver Mikah Holder, sophomore linebacker Kyavha Tezino and senior fullback Nick Bawden lead SDSU onto the field before its opening game win over UC Davis Sept. 2.

Armed Forces Bowl trip challenged by state travel ban

December 8, 2017

In being invited to the 2017 Armed Forces Bowl, San Diego State football will have to wrestle with California's recently imposed travel ban. Assembly...

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Rashaad Penny is all smiles during the Aztecs 42-23 victory over Nevada on Nov. 18 at SDCCU Stadium.

Penny misses final Heisman cut

December 4, 2017

The Heisman Trophy Trust announced the three finalists for the 2017 Heisman Trophy award on Monday afternoon, leaving senior San Diego State running back...

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Sophomore running back Juwan Washington, senior wide receiver Mikah Holder, sophomore linebacker Kyavha Tezino and senior fullback Nick Bawden lead SDSU onto the field before its opening game win over UC Davis Sept. 2.

Football to face Army in the Armed Forces Bowl

December 3, 2017

There was a point during the 2017 San Diego State football season when a bid to a New Year's Six Bowl – the pinnacle of success for an FBS team –...

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DA Preplay – Football Season Recap

[Video] DA Preplay – Football Season Recap

December 1, 2017

  Daily Aztec Sports reviews the Aztec Football season and talks men’s basketball with a new “Fair or Foul” segment. Also debuting a...

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Rashaad Penny is all smiles during the Aztecs 42-23 victory over Nevada on Nov. 18 at SDCCU Stadium.

Penny, Kelly among Aztecs honored by Mountain West

November 30, 2017

San Diego State football senior running back Rashaad Penny was named the Mountain West Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year by the conference...

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Freshman safety Tariq Thompson intercepts a pass against New Mexico on Nov. 24.

SDSU football: 2017 season in review

November 29, 2017

Offense:  Ground and pound is the name of the game for San Diego State football. Anchored by an offensive line with only one returning starter – who...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU vs. Nevada

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU vs. Nevada

November 18, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports talk football as the Aztecs go up against Nevada this weekend. Tune in for an interview from safety Parker Baldwin, basketball shop...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU Basketball Preview

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU Basketball Preview

November 11, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU’s men’s basketball season opening this week. Tune in for game footage from SDSU’s football season,...

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Senior forward Malik Pope puts up a floater in the first half against San Diego Christian. Pope led SDSU with 20 points in the 91-50 win.

High-flying Aztecs open season with dominant 91-52 win over San Diego Christian

November 10, 2017

Senior forward Malik Pope ran down the floor, catching a perfectly-placed lob from freshman forward Matt Mitchell and slamming it home, taking a 14-0 lead...

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Then-freshman guard Najé Murray drives to the basket for two of her 14 points during SDSUs 77-50 win over Presbyterian College.

Three pointers, bench contributions power Aztecs past Presbyterian on opening night

November 10, 2017

San Diego State women's basketball opened its 2017-18 season on Friday by handling Presbyterian College, 77-50. SDSU never trailed, and was only tied...

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Junior guard Jeremy Hemsley attacks the basket during SDSUs 81-58 win over San Diego Christian in the 2016-17 season.

Talent won’t be enough for SDSU to rebound this season

November 8, 2017

Shrouded in uncertainty, San Diego State men’s basketball opens its 2017-18 season this Friday against San Diego Christian College. After a 19-14 finish...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny makes a cut on his way to a touchdown in the third quarter of SDSUs 52-7 win over San Jose State.

Aztecs’ ground and pound punishes San Jose State in 52-7 win

November 4, 2017

What a difference two weeks can make in the wild Mountain West Conference. After a short hiatus, San Diego State football has officially rediscovered...

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[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU at San Jose State University

November 3, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of the SDSU's game at San Jose State University, to be played Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. Tune in for Aztecs...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU at Hawaii

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU at Hawaii

October 27, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU’s game at University of Hawaii, to be played Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. Tune in for game...

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

Men’s basketball student ticket pickup moving online

October 22, 2017

San Diego State University is changing its men’s basketball student ticket distribution process for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Starting on Oct....

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Freshman running back Ronnie Rivers separates from the defense during Fresno State’s 38-0 win over New Mexico on Oct. 14. SDSU faces Fresno on Oct. 21 at SDCCU Stadium.

Chalk Talk: Q&A with the sports editor of The Fresno State Collegian

October 18, 2017

Ahead of San Diego State football’s matchup with Mountain West rival Fresno State University, The Daily Aztec emailed with Daniel Gilgich, the sports...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU vs Boise State

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU vs Boise State

October 13, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU’s game against Boise State, to be played Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tune in for game footage...

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DA Preplay – SDSU at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

[Video] DA Preplay – SDSU at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

October 7, 2017

  Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU's game at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to be played Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 7:45 p.m....

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Sophomore cornerback Ron Smith intercepts a pass during the second quarter of SDSUs 20-17 win over Stanford University.

[Video] DA Preplay – Air Force Academy Game

September 23, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2017 Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU's game at the Air Force Academy, to be played Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at...

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[Video] DA Preplay – Stanford Game

September 16, 2017

Published on Sep 16, 2017 Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU's game against Stanford University, to be played Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30...

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New tailgating regulations require groups of 25 or more to register three days before the game.

Call to arms: SDSU needs ‘The Show’ to come out in full force for Stanford

September 13, 2017

For a little over 20 years, San Diego State football was virtually nonexistent in the scope of San Diego sports. Playing in old Qualcomm Stadium, the...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny outruns a slew of UC Davis defenders during SDSUs 38-17 win.

Notebook: true team effort leads to dominating SDSU victory

September 2, 2017

San Diego State football opened its 2017 season with a 38-17 victory over FCS opponent UC Davis. The Aztecs, which were littered with underclassmen...

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SDSU football players prepare for a snap during a 2017 practice.

Football depth chart filled with freshmen

August 28, 2017

San Diego State football released its depth chart for the 2017 season on Thursday, Aug. 24. The chart, which details the projected starter and backup...

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SDSU football players huddle during practice on Aug. 10, 2017.

Football recovering from chickenpox scare

August 24, 2017

13 days after it first reported the outbreak, San Diego State football is recovering from its fall camp chickenpox scare. Despite The Daily Aztec's...

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A member of The Show, SDSUs famed student section, cheers during a basketball game in the 2016-17 season.

New student’s guide to SDSU athletics

August 23, 2017

Starting school at San Diego State is already a daunting experience. Finding classrooms, jobs and the motivation to go to class is hard enough, much less...

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SDSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Ron Smith participating in a drill during fall practice.

Smith will need to step up for SDSU football

August 16, 2017

Then redshirt freshman cornerback Ron Smith stepped in front of the pass from University of Houston senior quarterback Greg Ward Jr., mid-sprint, intercepting...

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SDSU senior running back Rashaad Penny runs a route during the teams practice at Miramar MCAS.

The future may be now for SDSU football

August 16, 2017

The constant turnaround is what makes college sports exciting. Aside from the rare outlier, maybe players compete at this level for a maximum of four years...

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Aztec football players high-five children at their military appreciation event at MCAS Miramar.

Source: preseason pox outbreak larger than reported

August 14, 2017

The number of football players who have contracted chickenpox might be significantly higher than previously reported, according to a source close to the...

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SDSU freshman fullback Adam Eastwood blocks for freshmen running back Kaegun Williams during the teams practice at Miramar MCAS.

SDSU injury report: chickenpox, hamstring issues hamper Aztecs

August 13, 2017

Head coach Rocky Long announced on Saturday that three San Diego State football players were diagnosed with chickenpox earlier in the weekend. Of the...

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Senior cornerback Kameron Kelly presenting a signed football to Major General Mark Wise.

Aztecs honor military at Miramar

August 11, 2017

San Diego State football took its daily fall practice to Marine Corps Station Miramar the morning of Friday, August 11. In a tradition long held by...

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Testing my comfort zone abroad

Testing my comfort zone abroad

April 26, 2017

If someone told me two-and-a-half years ago that I would be spending this semester in Rotterdam, I don’t know if I would have believed them. Despite...

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Senior guard Dakarai Allen puts up a floater in SDSUs 75-40 win over Alabama State.

Aztecs ride hot start to easy 73-41 win over Alabama State

December 13, 2016

San Diego State men's basketball quickly rebounded from its first three-game losing streak in almost five years with a dominant 73-41 win over Alabama...

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Senior guard Dakarai Allen (4) walks away despondently after a play during the Aztecs 74-63 loss to Arizona State.

Aztecs’ nonconference woes continue with 74-63 loss to Arizona State

December 10, 2016

This young 2016-17 San Diego State men's basketball season has read like the 1966 cult classic film, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. We have seen the...

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Junior running back Rashaad Penny pushes off a Colorado State defender on his way to a first down run.

Aztecs avenge losses, defeat Wyoming 27-24 to take home MW title

December 3, 2016

Champions are made in Laramie, Wyoming. Well, Mountain West champions that is. After falling to the University of Wyoming in devastating fashion...

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Redshirt sophomore forward Zylan Cheatham (14) completes a transition dunk.

Shrigley, Cheatham ignite Aztecs in 100-67 win over Savannah State

November 28, 2016

Before San Diego State men’s basketball began its 2016-17 season, sophomore point guard Jeremy Hemsley said his team’s offense was going to be something...

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Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) is tackled in the backfield by a Colorado State defender.

Rams spoil senior night, hand SDSU a 63-31 loss

November 26, 2016

The rain came down as San Diego State football honored its senior class before the group’s final home game, quite literally raining on the parade of...

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

Pope returns and leads SDSU to a 77-65 win over Berkeley

November 21, 2016

Finally fielding a whole lineup, San Diego State men’s basketball fought its way to a 77-65 win over UC Berkeley for its first win away from Viejas Arena...

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Junior wide receiver Quest Truxton returns a punt.

SDSU outdueled by Wyoming, 34-33

November 19, 2016

All great things must come to an end. And on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo., No. 24 San Diego State football's 17-game Mountain West conference winning streak...

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

SDSU gets back to winning ways with a 81-58 victory over San Diego Christian

November 16, 2016

Nothing has come easy for San Diego State men’s basketball this season.  Even fielding a full lineup is a challenge right now for head coach Steve...

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Aztecs rush for a school-record 474 yards in 46-16 win over Nevada

Aztecs rush for a school-record 474 yards in 46-16 win over Nevada

November 12, 2016

One week after it clinched the Mountain West West division crown, San Diego State football defeated University of Nevada, Reno 46-16, improving its conference...

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Junior guard Trey Kell (3) stares down his defender, USD sophomore guard Olin Carter III.

Shorthanded Aztecs open 2016-17 season with a 69-59 win over USD

November 11, 2016

San Diego State men's basketball began its 2016-17 season with the unveiling of its National Invitational Tournament Semifinalist banner, a stark reminder...

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Sophomore linebacker Ronley Lakalaka (39) and junior safety Kameron Kelly (7) celebrate after Lakalakas interception.

Aztecs complete first shutout in MW play with 55-0 win over Hawaii

November 5, 2016

Fittingly, in San Diego State football's 55-0 victory over University of Hawaii, its most dominant win of the 2016 season, no one player stole the spotlight. Seven...

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Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) flies by a diving SJSU defender, on his way to a rushing touchdown.

SDSU rushes for 400 yards in 40-13 victory over Utah State

October 28, 2016

In its third consecutive Friday night showing, San Diego State football cruised to a 40-13 victory over Utah State, extending its Mountain West winning...

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San Diego State AD John David Wicker addresses the crowd at his introductory press conference.

John David Wicker named as SDSU’s Athletic Director

October 26, 2016

After what President Elliot Hirshman said was an “intensive national search” over the last six weeks to fill the vacant Athletic Director position,...

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Exploring study abroad options after not meeting language requirements

Exploring study abroad options after not meeting language requirements

October 26, 2016

Many students are set on wanting to study abroad in one certain country, like Spain, that they overlook the language requirement and limit themselves to...

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Junior running back Rashaad Penny scores his first of three touchdowns in the Aztecs 42-3 win over San Jose State Univeristy.

Pumphrey and Penny help SDSU punish the Spartans, 42-3

October 21, 2016

Junior running back Rashaad Penny ran unabated down the middle of the field, on the way to scoring his third touchdown of the night and putting San Diego...

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Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) evading UC Berkeley tacklers with the help of junior wide receiver Mikah Holder (6).

Pumphrey powers SDSU football past Fresno, 17-3

October 14, 2016

There is nothing sexy about a 17-3 win. But it did not have to be for San Diego State football, which extended its Mountain West Conference winning streak...

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Damontae Kazee celebrates after the victory.

SDSU opens MW play with a dominating win over UNLV, 26-7

October 8, 2016

San Diego State football began its Mountain West championship defense with a 26-7 victory over UNLV. Fittingly it was the defense that led the way,...

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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman walks off the field after a failed play.

SDSU football falls to South Alabama 42-24

October 1, 2016

Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey sat on the sideline, tears in his eyes, watching as University of South Alabama freshman kicker Gavin Patterson put...

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Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey during his record-breaking night against UCB.

Pumphrey Continues Dominance in SDSU’s 42-28 Win Over Northern Illinois

September 17, 2016

On many instances in its 42-28 win over Northern Illinois University, San Diego State football did not look like the team that has dominated competition...

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Pumphrey Runs Wild in the Aztecs 45-40 Win Over Berkeley

Pumphrey Runs Wild in the Aztecs’ 45-40 Win Over Berkeley

September 10, 2016

It was only a matter of time. In what may have been the biggest game of his San Diego State football career, senior running back Donnel Pumphrey broke...

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Senior wide receiver Mikah Holder bolts past a New Hampshire defender in a game during the 2016 season.

Aztecs’ Passing Attack Shines in Opening Game Victory

September 3, 2016

Anticipation was high, expectations were burdening and the post-game KGB Skyshow was prepared. In short, the stage was set for the San Diego State football...

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Jim Sterk resigned from his position as the Athletic Director at SDSU on Monday. Photo taken from youtube.

SDSU Athletic Director Jim Sterk leaving for University of Missouri

August 8, 2016

San Diego State Athletic Director Jim Sterk resigned from his position Monday afternoon in favor of the same position at the University of Missouri, as...

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SDSU baseball takes 13-9 loss, ensuring series sweep at hands of Nevada

SDSU baseball takes 13-9 loss, ensuring series sweep at hands of Nevada

May 1, 2016

San Diego State baseball recorded a number of milestones in a 13-9 loss to University of Nevada, Reno on Sunday afternoon. The loss marked its first...

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SDSU baseball allows six-run second inning, loses series opener to Nevada

SDSU baseball allows six-run second inning, loses series opener to Nevada

April 29, 2016

As if the losses could get any more noteworthy, San Diego State baseball dropped two games in a matter of four hours to Mountain West opponent University...

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SDSU baseball readies for key series against rival Nevada

SDSU baseball readies for key series against rival Nevada

April 28, 2016

For the second time this season, San Diego State baseball will face off with Mountain West Conference rival University of Nevada, Reno, as it attempts...

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SDSU baseball wins exciting game over New Mexico, 10-9

SDSU baseball wins exciting game over New Mexico, 10-9

April 24, 2016

On the back of two four-run frames, San Diego State Baseball stole game three of  its series against University of New Mexico with a 10-9 win Sunday afternoon...

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SDSU baseball suffers through eight-run second inning on way to 13-7 loss to New Mexico

SDSU baseball suffers through eight-run second inning on way to 13-7 loss to New Mexico

April 23, 2016

In the second installment of the weekend series, San Diego State Baseball saw an early deficit turn into a 13-7 loss to the Mountain West leader University...

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SDSU baseball continues woes in 10-5 loss to MW rival New Mexico

SDSU baseball continues woes in 10-5 loss to MW rival New Mexico

April 22, 2016

Unlike the last time these two teams faced off, San Diego State Baseball fell victim to the high-powered offensive attack of University of New Mexico,...

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SDSU baseball swept by No. 14 Texas Tech with 7-2 loss

SDSU baseball swept by No. 14 Texas Tech with 7-2 loss

April 17, 2016

San Diego State baseball followed up its first three-game winning streak of 2016 by being swept in a three-game weekend at the hands of No. 14 Texas Tech...

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SDSU baseball loses low-scoring affair to Texas Tech, 3-1

SDSU baseball loses low-scoring affair to Texas Tech, 3-1

April 15, 2016

Despite keeping the high-powered offense of Texas Tech University at bay, San Diego State baseball suffered a 3-1 loss in the first installment of its...

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Young SDSU baseball team struggles through spring break road trips

Young SDSU baseball team struggles through spring break road trips

April 6, 2016

San Diego State baseball did not have the happy, cheerful kind of spring break road trip many of its peers were having, suffering through two one-run losses...

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SDSU Baseball allows seven in the fifth inning on way to 9-6 loss to Oregon State

SDSU Baseball allows seven in the fifth inning on way to 9-6 loss to Oregon State

March 29, 2016

San Diego State Baseball saw No. 6 Oregon State University return to form on Tuesday, as the Aztecs suffered a 9-6 loss to the PAC-12 power, splitting...

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Ninth inning home run gives SDSU Baseball 6-5 win over No. 6 Oregon State

Ninth inning home run gives SDSU Baseball 6-5 win over No. 6 Oregon State

March 28, 2016

San Diego State baseball recorded its most impressive win of the 2016 season on Monday night with a 6-5 result against Oregon State University, the No....

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Defensive miscues propel SDSU Baseball to 11-6 win over New Mexico

Defensive miscues propel SDSU Baseball to 11-6 win over New Mexico

March 26, 2016

Aided by the bright San Diego sky, San Diego State Baseball ended its five-game skid with an 11-6 win over University of New Mexico on Saturday afternoon. After...

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SDSU Baseball falls apart in late innings on way to 4-2 loss to New Mexico

SDSU Baseball falls apart in late innings on way to 4-2 loss to New Mexico

March 25, 2016

In its third straight loss by three runs or fewer, San Diego State Baseball lost the second of a three game set to University of New Mexico on Friday...

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SDSU Baseball loses to rival New Mexico, 5-3

SDSU Baseball loses to rival New Mexico, 5-3

March 24, 2016

San Diego State Baseball dropped its fourth straight game with a 5-3 loss to Mountain West rival University of New Mexico on Thursday night. The Aztecs...

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Whats on the horizon for SDSU mens basketball?

What’s on the horizon for SDSU men’s basketball?

March 23, 2016

As seen year in and year out, college basketball is a sport based on transitions. Transitioning within each season, from nonconference to conference...

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UC Riverside uses late-game heroics to put away SDSU Baseball, 3-2

UC Riverside uses late-game heroics to put away SDSU Baseball, 3-2

March 22, 2016

San Diego State baseball lost a much-needed game to University of California, Riverside on Tuesday night, its third loss in a row. With the score tied...

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Offenses dominate as SDSU baseball splits doubleheader with Northwestern

Offenses dominate as SDSU baseball splits doubleheader with Northwestern

March 12, 2016

What started as a Friday doubleheader turned into a two-day offensive slugfest, as San Diego State baseball split two decisions in the span of four hours...

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SDSU Baseball finds offensive groove in 11-6 win over Northwestern

SDSU Baseball finds offensive groove in 11-6 win over Northwestern

March 10, 2016

San Diego State baseball used a late-inning push to lead them to an 11-6 victory over Northwestern University, In the first ever meeting between the two...

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SDSU baseballs woes continue in 6-0 loss to Kentucky

SDSU baseball’s woes continue in 6-0 loss to Kentucky

February 27, 2016

In a third consecutive disappointing performance, San Diego State Baseball was picked apart by University of Kentucky in a 6-0 loss, ending its short-lived...

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SDSU baseball loses opening matchup to cross-town rival USD, 9-6

SDSU baseball loses opening matchup to cross-town rival USD, 9-6

February 25, 2016

In the unofficial opening and possible championship game preview of the Tony Gwynn Classic, San Diego State Baseball suffered a 9-6 loss to cross-town...

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SDSU baseball drops third straight to University of Oregon, 4-3

SDSU baseball drops third straight to University of Oregon, 4-3

February 21, 2016

San Diego State baseball has already suffered its first series sweep of the young season after a 4-3 loss at the hands of No. 14 University of Oregon Sunday...

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SDSU Baseball overpowered by Oregon in 10-5 loss

SDSU Baseball overpowered by Oregon in 10-5 loss

February 20, 2016

Friday night, San Diego State Baseball and University of Oregon optioned for drama, exploding in the final two innings. On Saturday afternoon, possibly...

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SDSU baseball suffers 8-2 loss to No. 14 Oregon in front of packed house for season opener

SDSU baseball suffers 8-2 loss to No. 14 Oregon in front of packed house for season opener

February 19, 2016

After a long nine months of waiting, San Diego State baseball opened up its 2016 campaign. One can only assume this is not the result it had in mind. A...

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SDSU baseball beefing up schedule again as Mountain West titles continue to flow

SDSU baseball beefing up schedule again as Mountain West titles continue to flow

February 17, 2016

In 2011, San Diego State baseball painted a completely different picture than it had in the previous three years. With Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn at the...

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New pitching coach Peraza returns to SDSU baseball after 14 years away

New pitching coach Peraza returns to SDSU baseball after 14 years away

February 10, 2016

When he finished his college playing career with San Diego State baseball in 2002, chances are new pitching coach Sam Peraza had no idea he would call...

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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman had a career night in the 31-0 opening game victory.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Chapman gives SDSU bright hope for future

December 7, 2015

Win 20. This has been the motto from the start of the season for San Diego State football. But after the loss of graduate-transfer quarterback Maxwell...

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Senior class has a chance for greatness

Monday Morning Quarterback: Senior class has a chance for greatness

November 30, 2015

The night was littered with emotions, from the pregame entrance to the celebratory postgame mosh pit right in front of the disappointingly empty student...

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Monday Morning Quarterback: SDSU making case for top 25

Monday Morning Quarterback: SDSU making case for top 25

November 23, 2015

Junior cornerback Damontae Kazee strutted into the end zone, the culmination of his 63-yard punt return touchdown to put an end to any rebellion brewing...

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Monday Morning Quarterback: SDSU defense historically good

Monday Morning Quarterback: SDSU defense historically good

November 15, 2015

Entering Saturday's game against University of Wyoming, seasons had changed and a World Series champion had been crowned since the last time San Diego...

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SDSU womens basketballs Greenhouse brings grit to Aztecs

SDSU women’s basketball’s Greenhouse brings grit to Aztecs

November 4, 2015

In only her second season playing on the San Diego State hardwood, sophomore guard Cheyenne Greenhouse has etched her name into Aztec basketball history. Greenhouse,...

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Monday Morning QB: SDSU shows resiliency against Colorado State

Monday Morning QB: SDSU shows resiliency against Colorado State

November 2, 2015

Another week meant another dominating victory, as San Diego State football overcame an uncharacteristically slow start at Hughes Stadium in a 41-17 pounding...

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Forcing turnovers fueling SDSUs rise to Best in West

Monday Morning Quarterback: Forcing turnovers fueling SDSU’s rise to ‘Best in West’

October 26, 2015

In the Friday night spotlight, San Diego State football capitalized on every opportunity and stampeded its way to a 48-14 drubbing against Utah State,...

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Notebook: Historic first half pushes San Diego State to victory

Notebook: Historic first half pushes San Diego State to victory

October 23, 2015

The contest to declare the best in the Mountain West was no contest at all. San Diego State football put its foot on the gas early, and never slowed...

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Marching Aztecs strive toward perfection with busy schedule

Marching Aztecs strive toward perfection with busy schedule

October 21, 2015

By the time their halftime performance at Qualcomm Stadium rolls around, the San Diego State Marching Aztecs are a well-oiled machine. Each performance...

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Monday Morning QB: Why did SDSU use an injured Pumphrey late against Hawaii?

Monday Morning QB: Why did SDSU use an injured Pumphrey late against Hawaii?

October 12, 2015

In addition to being a superstar running back and the face of San Diego State football, junior Donnel Pumphrey is apparently impervious to injury. After...

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Pumphreys injury opens door for other capable running backs

Pumphrey’s injury opens door for other capable running backs

October 5, 2015

It took five games, three losses and one Old Oil Can, but junior running back Donnel Pumphrey and his San Diego State offense finally found success. Pumphrey...

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#AztecFB practice report: Long not overlooking toothless Bulldogs

#AztecFB practice report: Long not overlooking toothless Bulldogs

September 29, 2015

The meat of the schedule begins this weekend for San Diego State football as it faces Fresno State at Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday.  The Aztecs have...

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SDSU football continues to implode before halftime

SDSU football continues to implode before halftime

September 28, 2015

Two’s a coincidence, three’s a trend and four consecutive losses may mean the end of the Rocky Long era at San Diego State. Going into the road...

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SDSUs special teams was only thing special against South Alabama

SDSU’s special teams was only thing ‘special’ against South Alabama

September 21, 2015

Criticism of San Diego State football’s feeble offense is becoming a sad cliche. It's a narrative that has been written time and again, and frankly,...

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SDSU football has itself a little quarterback controversy

SDSU football has itself a little quarterback controversy

September 14, 2015

A couple Saturdays ago against University of San Diego, San Diego State football had a defense to carry and save itself in a 37-3 win. Last Saturday’s...

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New jerseys give historic taste to SDSU football

New jerseys give historic taste to SDSU football

September 9, 2015

In the past, the word Aztec has been associated with the great ancient warriors of Mesoamerica and with the students of San Diego State. Now, thanks...

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SDSU football alumni find scarce playing time in NFL

SDSU football alumni find scarce playing time in NFL

September 9, 2015

Each year, each NFL team tries to build for the future in the draft. Many former San Diego State football players have been apart of those plans. Running...

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