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San Diego State football senior linebacker Segun Olubi returns an interception for a touchdown during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over Hawaii on Nov. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Football reveals schedule for 2021 season

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

San Diego State football released its official schedule for the 2021 season on March 5, featuring 11 games starting on Sept. 4. The 2020 shortened schedule — which only featured Mountain West Conference...

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San Diego State water polo senior utility Emily Bennett defends a UC Irvine player during the Aztecs series against the then-No. 4 Anteaters on Feb. 20 at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Water polo hopes to bounce back after eight-game skid

by Emma Sidell, Contributor March 4, 2021

After starting its season with eight straight losses, San Diego State water polo hopes to rise to victory this weekend against Michigan at the Aztec Aquaplex. After dropping its first eight games to...

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San Diego State womens basketball freshman forward Kim Villalobos jumps for the opening tip during the Aztecs’ 65-48 loss to the Lobos on Feb. 5, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs omit March 4 game, get ready for Mountain West tournament

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Last week, San Diego State women’s basketball and the Mountain West Conference announced SDSU’s game against Utah State would be rescheduled for March 4.  That has changed.  Both the Aztecs...

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San Diego State track and field then-junior runner Jalyn Harris competes during the Mountain West Indoor Championships on Feb. 27-29, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Track and field starts outdoor season, outpaces Utah

by Marco Perez, Contributor March 4, 2021

The San Diego State track and field team was triumphant in its first competition of the 2021 outdoor season with a 109-60 win over the University of Utah in a dual meet held on Feb. 25 at the Aztrack Sports...

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The San Diego State mens basketball team huddles together before the Aztecs 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

CHAMPIONS: Aztecs claim back-to-back outright conference titles after defeating UNLV

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2021

The 2020-21 season marks the 100th year of San Diego State men’s basketball.  At no point in the previous 100 years has the program accomplished what it did on Wednesday night.  The Aztecs (14-3,...

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San Diego State mens tennis sophomore Johannes Seeman swings at a ball during the 2020-21 season.

Men’s tennis returns to court after COVID-19 pause

by Jason Freund, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

After a COVID-19-induced, 14-day hiatus shut down all team-related activities, the San Diego State men’s tennis team resumed match play this past weekend. The Scarlet and Black swept a Feb. 26 doubleheader...

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San Diego State men’s basketball players huddle together after a foul during the Aztecs 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Column: How the Aztecs continue to hold home court without fans

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer March 2, 2021

In years past when No. 19/21 San Diego State men’s basketball was competing for Mountain West Conference Championships, there were sold out crowds of 12,414 inside Viejas Arena and The Show – the student...

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San Diego State lacrosse then-senior midfielder Taylor Sullivan carries the ball during the Aztecs 19-18 win over the Sun Devils on Feb. 20, 2020 at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

Lacrosse earns first win against Oregon, falls to Arizona State

by Nathan Navida, Contributor February 28, 2021

San Diego State lacrosse was able to earn its first win of the season on Feb. 19. The Aztecs (1-2) won the tightly contested match 11-9 against the Ducks. Two days later, they went on the road to face...

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While expanded vaccine eligibility offers a glimmer of hope, the country mourns the loss of more than 500,000 lives to COVID-19. The flags in front of Hepner Hall flew at half mast in honor of those lost.

As nation marks grim milestone, San Diego County expands vaccine eligibility

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief February 25, 2021

500,000 more San Diego county residents will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now that the county has moved into Phase 1B, Tier 1. Individuals working in the emergency services, food/agriculture...

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San Diego State mens soccer then-freshman midfielder Blake Bowen competes during a game in 2019.

Men’s soccer draws UCLA in season opener

by Juan Daniel Avila, Contributor February 24, 2021

In his head coaching debut, San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Ryan Hopkins led the Aztecs (0-0-1) to a 1-1 draw against UCLA, which ended in extra time at the Bruins’ (1-1-1) home field in Los...

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Then-junior Asia Smith was one of five Aztecs to receive All-America honors for the 2019-2020 indoor season.

Track and field ready to hit the ground running after not competing for a year

by Marco Perez, Contributor February 24, 2021

San Diego State track and field returns to outdoor competition on Feb. 25 when the Aztecs host the University of Utah for a dual meet. This will be the first time the track and field team will be competing...

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San Diego State mens basketball senior forward Joshua Tomaić passes the ball after getting double-teamed by two Brigham Young defenders during the Aztecs 72-62 loss to the Cougars on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball preparing for conference showdown against Boise State

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer February 24, 2021

No. 22/25 San Diego State men’s basketball is getting ready to play in what most would consider its biggest game of the year Thursday against Boise State.  The Broncos currently lead the Mountain...

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