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Opinion: The NFL's decision to sing the Black national anthem during opening week seems performative

Opinion: The NFL’s decision to sing the Black national anthem during opening week seems performative

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // August 13, 2020

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in July that fans can expect to hear "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing”, traditionally known as the Black national...

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SDSU junior center Keith Ismael looks down the field during the Aztecs' 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Column: What does Keith Ismael’s future hold in Washington?

by Dustin Magallanes, Contributor // June 10, 2020

Having a great offensive line is as close as you can get to a cheat code in the NFL. Of the eight division winners from last season, all but one team...

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Kaepernick’s protest is a utilization of free speech

by Patrick Doyle, Staff Writer // February 26, 2020

Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat for the national anthem for the first time in August  2016. It took a few months for any outrage to begin,...

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Latinx community should rally behind black-led movements

Latinx community should rally behind black-led movements

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

As I watched the Super Bowl Halftime unfold, I faced a wave of conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it was delightful to have two Latina women headline...

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

Rashaad Penny drafted No. 27 overall by the Seattle Seahawks

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // April 26, 2018

San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny was drafted with the No. 27 pick by the Seattle Seahawks on the first night of the 2018 NFL draft on...

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Retired NFL player Kyle Turley gets candid about cannabis

Retired NFL player Kyle Turley gets candid about cannabis

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // April 18, 2018

Kyle Turley is a retired NFL football player who played for San Diego State during the 1993-97 seasons, and was inducted into the Aztec Hall of Fame back...

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Why I can’t support the NFL and what it condones anymore

by Chance Page, Contributor // November 1, 2017

The National Football League is in turmoil. Those who oppose the widespread protests NFL players are making against racial inequality and police brutality,...

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Understand what #TakeAKnee really stands for

by Julie Cappiello, Contributor // October 4, 2017

There are dark forces haunting America — a shadow of hate has fallen over the country. While it has always been there, it is now darker than ever. President...

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Should SDSU athletes kneel as a means of protest?

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer // October 4, 2017

Many college football players watched in amazement as NFL players joined in solidarity with former pro quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. The man who pioneered...

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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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SDSU football alumni find scarce playing time in NFL

SDSU football alumni find scarce playing time in NFL

by Zach Engberg, Staff Writer // 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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Ryan Lindley looking for next stop in NFL

Ryan Lindley looking for next stop in NFL

by Ryan Posner, Assistant Sports Editor // September 9, 2015

There’s a mantra among players and coaches in the NFL that when somebody gets injured, it’s on the next man up to go in and fill the role. No one...

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