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Senior running back Rashaad Penny stretches to the outside on a run during SDSU's 34-28 win over Northern Illinois on Sept. 30.

Surprising bowl invite doesn’t dampen SDSU’s successful season

by Mayer Pohlod, Staff Columnist // December 6, 2017

At the end of September, emotions and expectations were high. Coming out of its exciting upset win over the Stanford Cardinal on Sept. 16, SDSU jumped...

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A herd of Bronco defenders converge on redshirt junior quarterback Chirstian Chapman during SDSU’s 14-31 loss to Boise Sttae on Oct. 14. Chapman was sacked four times by the Broncos.

Aztecs live and die with the run game

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // October 18, 2017

The previously undefeated and previously nationally ranked San Diego State football fell by the wayside against an unranked Boise State University team,...

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SDSU alumnus and lifetime fan Tom Ables poses with The Las Vegas Bowl Trophy.

In memorium: SDSU super fan Tom Ables

by Zach Engberg and Abraham Jewett // October 18, 2017

Tom Ables has been there through thick and thin for San Diego State football. He was there when SDSU played its first game as a Division I program. He...

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Senior safety Kameron Kelly intercepts an NIU pass at the goal line during the fourth quarter of SDSU's 34-28 win.

Football enters new era of team success

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // October 4, 2017

Good football at San Diego State is nothing new. Fans have been spoiled in recent years with two consecutive Mountain West Conference championships,...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny blows by UC Davis defenders on his way to a long touchdown.

Penny’s performance just a harbinger of great things to come

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // September 11, 2017

Anyone who watched Saturday night’s battle between San Diego State football and Arizona State would have witnessed one of the best performances by a...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny breaks across the goal line in SDSU's win over UC Davis.

Penny, pass rush punish Sun Devils in SDSU’s 30-20 win

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // September 9, 2017

Rashaad Penny stole the show in the desert on Saturday night, as San Diego State’s senior running back logged a career-high 353 all-purpose yards and...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny looks for the ball during a 2017 practice.

Penny ready to take over on offense

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Writer // August 28, 2017

San Diego State football senior running back Rashaad Penny should be more than capable of filling into Donnel Pumphrey’s shoes as the starting running...

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

New student’s guide to SDSU athletics

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // 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

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // 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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Senior wide receiver Mikah Holder bolts past a New Hampshire defender in a game during the 2016 season.

Holder hoping for a strong senior season

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // August 16, 2017

San Diego State football wide receiver Mikah Holder is coming into his senior season looking to make a big impact for a team with lofty expectations. Holder,...

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

The future may be now for SDSU football

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // 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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Aztecs begin to hear names on Day 3 of NFL Draft

Aztecs begin to hear names on Day 3 of NFL Draft

by Anthony Reclusado, Sports Editor // April 29, 2017

After two days and three rounds without a single San Diego State, or any other Mountain West prospect, hearing their name from Philadelphia, the birds...

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