The Daily Aztec

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So long, SDSU, thanks for the memories

May 9, 2012

So this is it huh? This is the end of the road, my time as The Daily Aztec sports editor is coming to a conclusion. Growing up my mom gave me some...

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SDSU defeated UNLV on Saturday 9-2 to claim the second game of the series. | Peter Kluch, Senior Staff Photographer

Sports beat

May 7, 2012

Football game and television times announced Last week, five kickoff times for the San Diego State football team were announced. SDSU will appear...

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Sports Beat 4.19.12

April 18, 2012

San Diego State closes regular season The 10th-ranked SDSU men’s golf team ended the regular season by finishing seventh in the 66th Annual Western...

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Sophomore Jamaal Franklin made the winning shot.| Peter Kluch, senior staff photographer

UNLV win was best of 2012

April 11, 2012

The San Diego State basketball team played its fair share of dramatic games this season, but one contest stands apart from the rest. There was a...

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Social media use effective in sports

April 11, 2012

Social media has had a great effect on a lot of things; the world of sports wasn’t excluded from the party. Athletes, fans and members of the media...

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SDSU set for showdown with Syracuse

April 4, 2012

There are always big-time non-conference games in college basketball. And then there are big-time non-conference games that happen to be played on the...

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NC State made good on its advantage in the low post and outscored SDSU 38-18 in the paint on Friday. | Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor

SDSU’s season ends with loss to NC State

March 18, 2012

The sport of college basketball is a cruel one, especially in the month of March. More than 30 games of blood, sweat and tears can evaporate into thin...

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NCAA Predictions Midwest

March 14, 2012

This is my first and last year of picking tournament games for The Daily Aztec, so I’m going to try to make my one shot a good one. I was good at this...

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SDSU senior Tim Shelton, who is battling bad knees, will benefit from an extra day worth of rest this week. | Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor

Aztecs trying to silence Wolfpack, experts

March 14, 2012

When it walks onto the court tomorrow morning, the San Diego State men’s basketball team won’t be taking on just the North Carolina State Wolfpack. It’ll...

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Beat Box

March 13, 2012

Water polo drops top-10 matchup After losing its last two games, both to top-10 teams, the San Diego State water polo team looked to end the streak against...

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SDSU earns the sixth seed in Midwest

March 11, 2012

In the past, a loss in the Mountain West Conference Tournament final may have cost the San Diego State men’s basketball team a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Thankfully,...

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Lobos’ hot start ends Aztecs’ run to title

March 11, 2012

LAS VEGAS — Having won eight straight games in the Mountain West Conference Tournament spanning the last three seasons, Saturday was an unfamiliar...

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Franklin lets his emotions fly in loss

March 11, 2012

LAS VEGAS — When watching sophomore guard Jamaal Franklin on the court, it’s easy to see he’s an emotional player. It helps make him the player...

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SDSU overcomes CSU, earns title game trip

March 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS-- A little more than 24 hours after one of the most dramatic victories of its season, the San Diego State men’s basketball team decided to...

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Aztecs run away from Cowgirls and into finals

March 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS-- Every game is a big game for the San Diego State women’s basketball team at this point of the season. There’s a common saying in sports...

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After leading his team to a 24-6 record, SDSU head coach Steve Fisher was named MW Coach of the Year.| Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor

SDSU looks to defend its MW crown

March 7, 2012

After a Mountain West Conference regular season in which in seemed like it was out, up seemed like it was down and left seemed like it was right, the...

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Sophomore Jamaal Franklin scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in SDSU’s 66-53 win on Wednesday. | Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor

Franklin, Aztecs flatten Broncos on road

March 1, 2012

It’s no secret: Wins are hard to come by on the road in the Mountain West Conference. But last night the San Diego State men’s basketball team...

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Aztec baseball and tennis news

February 26, 2012

Up and down weekend After losing four of its first five games, the San Diego State baseball team welcomed No. 21 Oregon State to Tony Gwynn Stadium...

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President Emeritus Stephen Weber leading “I Believe” chant. | Antonio Zaragoza, Photo Editor

SDSU ends losing streak in O.T.

February 23, 2012

Coming into last night’s game against the Wyoming Cowboys, senior center Garrett Green and sophomore guard Jamaal Franklin were nursing ankle injuries...

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Peter Kluch, Staff Photographer

Double trouble; SDSU loses second straight

February 16, 2012

It’s not like the San Diego State men’s basketball team hasn’t lost a game this season, but the latest setback felt pretty devastating. After...

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SDSU Athletics

Softball team positions

February 16, 2012

Catcher - Kristin May This May sister will be starting at catcher this season, where she split some time with Eva Sahatdjian last year. The junior...

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Peter Kluch, Senior Staff Photographer

UNLV Notebook: SDSU lets one slip away in Vegas

February 13, 2012

Hold the rival to one field goal spanning the last six minutes, six seconds of the game. Shoot 49 percent and hold the opponent to 40.9 percent shooting. Have...

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Post play pays dividends in win

February 5, 2012

When shots aren’t falling in from the outside, there’s a natural inclination for most basketball players: Start bringing the shots in closer. That’s...

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Aztecs go Bronco busting, avoid upset bid

February 2, 2012

A win is a win is a win and the San Diego State men’s basketball team won’t apologize to anyone after its latest conquest. It was the win that...

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Aztecs are shifting focus

January 30, 2012

There is no doubt there was an unfamiliar feeling in the air last Saturday when the San Diego State men’s basketball team was thoroughly beaten by...

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Aztecs get battered by Rams

January 29, 2012

It was just one of those games for the San Diego State men’s basketball team against Colorado State on Saturday. It was one of those games in...

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SDSU defense corrals Cowboys

January 25, 2012

After having to spend the night in Cedar City, Utah and arriving in Laramie, Wyo. only about five hours prior to tipoff, because of some travel difficulties,...

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SDSU climbs the rankings, looks for respect

January 23, 2012

Every Monday morning the top-25 polls are released. The San Diego State men’s basketball team was a fixture in those polls last season. Nobody...

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Aztecs outlast Lobos in ‘The Pit’

January 19, 2012

After the most impressive performance of its season on Saturday, the San Diego State men’s basketball team got off to its ugliest start of the season. Playing...

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Franklin finishes off UNLV

January 15, 2012

Sophomore guard Jamaal Franklin was having a great game against UNLV on Saturday. Then he took a tumble – which appeared to be serious – in front of...

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Baer buries Aztecs with game-winning field goal

December 18, 2011

NEW ORLEANS---During a game in which anything seemed probable, an unlikely penalty call contributed to the San Diego State football team’s downfall. Leading...

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Aztecs shed USD in slim gym

December 8, 2011

The San Diego State men’s basketball team was a double-digit favorite coming into its game against cross-town rival University of San Diego, but...

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With move, SDSU goes big (east)

With move, SDSU goes big (east)

December 8, 2011

After being a member of the Mountain West Conference since 1999, the San Diego State football team is about to call a new conference home. In July...

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SDSU gets blindsided by Bluejays

SDSU gets blindsided by Bluejays

December 2, 2011

After playing with fire the last four games the San Diego State men’s basketball team finally was burned in a close game. The Creighton Bluejays escaped...

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Moore, bad start combine for lopsided loss

November 22, 2011

Terrible starts have plagued the San Diego State football team all season. Saturday’s game against Boise State was no different. Senior quarterback...

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Thames’ final shot defeats Trojans

November 18, 2011

“Five-crack” -- that’s the name of the play called in the huddle by San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Steve Fisher. The call worked...

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SDSU hopeful for Hillman against Broncos

November 17, 2011

In San Diego State’s first two chances to knock off one of college football’s elite, both games ended with resounding thuds of disappointment. The...

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Support came up short

November 15, 2011

I was born and raised in San Diego; I’ve seen the crowds for Padres and Chargers games when those teams were both good and bad. Growing up, I...

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Tapley, Franklin lead Aztecs to 3-0 start

November 14, 2011

One half into the first game of the season the San Diego State men’s basketball team led Bryant by only one point. It was a reality check that this...

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Beat Box 11-15-11

November 12, 2011

Tapley named Co-Player of the Week San Diego State junior guard Chase Tapley was named Mountain West Co-Player of the Week yesterday. Tapley was honored...

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SDSU on the brink of back-to-back bowls

November 9, 2011

When the San Diego State men’s basketball team made the NCAA Tournament last spring, it was the first time in school history the team had made back-to-back...

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Forecasting the mountain: 11/9/2011

November 9, 2011

Saturday Nov. 12th Wyoming at Air Force, TCU at Boise State, San Diego State at Colorado State, UNLV at New MexicoName: Antonio Morales (40-10) Title:...

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The X-man looks to be the X-factor for the Aztecs

November 8, 2011

When former San Diego State point guard Richie Williams graduated two years ago, the succession plan was already known. D.J. Gay was set to step in...

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Aztecs dispose of Lobos

November 6, 2011

A week after entering the game against Wyoming as a heavy favorite and losing, San Diego State’s football team walked into another game as an overwhelming...

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SDSU awaits exhibition

November 1, 2011

It’s been more than seven months since the San Diego State men’s basketball team has played a game. Players are anxious to get on the court and...

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Missed kicks, miscues haunt SDSU

October 31, 2011

How about them Cowboys? That’s the question the San Diego State football team was left asking after Saturday’s game against Wyoming. The...

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Antonio Zaragoza / Photo Editor

Enthusiasm high for men’s hoops

October 24, 2011

Last season’s San Diego State men’s basketball fans created one of the best home-court advantages in the entire nation. Now that SDSU has lost four...

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SDSU soars past Falcons in win

October 16, 2011

Ahead 20-17 in the third quarter with the ball in San Diego State territory, it appeared Air Force was on its way to putting SDSU in a 10-point hole...

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Beatbox 10-17-2011

October 16, 2011

Basketball tickets Single-game tickets for San Diego State men’s basketball will go on sale to the general public next Wednesday. Tickets will be...

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SDSU soars in win against Falcons

October 14, 2011

Ahead 20-17 in third quarter with the ball in San Diego State territory, it appeared Air Force was on its way to put SDSU in a ten-point hole on Thursday. Until...

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Don’t press the panic button for SDSU

October 12, 2011

Dear San Diego State football fans, The world didn’t end with Saturday’s loss to TCU. It won’t end if the team slips up tonight against Air...

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Touchdowns and Turnovers: TCU Game

October 9, 2011

This is a new feature, showcasing three Aztecs whose performances were good (touchdowns) and those who could use work (turnovers).   Touchdowns Walter...

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Opportunity Escapes Aztecs

October 9, 2011

Another opportunity came for the San Diego State football team and now another opportunity has gone. SDSU came up short in another game against...

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Aztecs continued to work during bye week

October 2, 2011

Now that the bye week has ended, the San Diego State football team is beginning to prepare for the start of Mountain West Conference play. The bye...

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Looking Through Our Lens

September 28, 2011

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Beatbox

September 26, 2011

Women’s lacrosse The San Diego State women’s lacrosse team is going to be holding the Women’s Lacrosse 2011 Girls Youth Clinic on Oct. 9. The event...

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Big letdown at ‘The Big House’

September 24, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MICH.- If Saturday’s “Brady Bowl” would have been looked at as a boxing match, the result would have been listed as an early-round knockout. The...

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Aztecs focusing on Michigan, not Hoke

September 21, 2011

Well it’s finally here. The game San Diego State football fans have had on their minds since Jan. 11, the day Brady Hoke was named as Michigan’s...

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Vote Lindley for QB honor

September 19, 2011

The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is annually given to the top college quarterback in America. Past winners include of Peyton Manning, Tim...

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Washington State Notebook

September 17, 2011

Down 24-14 in the third quarter to Washington State, things weren’t looking good for the San Diego State football team, but this year’s installment...

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Cross country ready for 67th Aztec Invitational

September 15, 2011

The longest-running cross country invitational west of the Mississippi is back for another year. The 67th Annual Aztec Invitational will be held at...

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BCS distinction means very little to Long, Aztecs

September 15, 2011

Facts are facts, the San Diego State football team hasn’t enjoyed much success against BCS-conference and Pac-12 teams in the past. On Saturday...

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Beatbox: 9-12-11

September 11, 2011

Men’s golf in the news Coming off a historic season, the San Diego State men’s golf team has earned some preseason honors this fall. SDSU was...

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Aztecs survive scare and beat Army 23-20

September 11, 2011

Rocky Long won his first road game as head coach on Saturday against Army. / | antonio zaragoza, photo editorIn what was guaranteed to be an emotional...

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Cal Poly Notebook: A win for SDSU

Cal Poly Notebook: A win for SDSU

September 4, 2011

San Diego State’s football team came to Qualcomm Stadium, saw Cal Poly and conquered. Senior quarterback Ryan Lindley shined during Saturday’s 49-21...

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Forecasting the Mountain: 9/1/2011

September 1, 2011

Editor’s note: Each week, The Daily Aztec will pick the winners of every Mountain West Conference game. Thursday, Sept.1 UNLV at Wisconsin Friday,...

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SDSU: Position-by-Position

August 31, 2011

Linebackers SDSU has a strong linebacking core this year and it’s led by senior standout Miles Burris. Burris is next in the line of great Aztec linebackers,...

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Lindley reminisces; offense still improving

August 28, 2011

The dog days of training camp have come and gone. Now the San Diego State football team can look forward to finally hitting players other than its...

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Fresh and familiar coaches guiding SDSU

August 22, 2011

While incoming students at San Diego State are excited to begin their journey in college, they are not the only ones who are in a brand new position...

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Aztecs are fighting for a greater cause

August 7, 2011

Football players are generally seen as tough because of the physical nature of the game. On Saturday the San Diego State football team helped those...

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Aztecs beginning to feel watch list love

July 24, 2011

The first bowl victory since 1969 and first winning season since 1998 are still paying dividends for the San Diego State football team. The success...

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Leonard lands on the San Antonio Spurs

June 26, 2011

His selection may have occurred later than most draft experts expected, but the situation couldn’t be any more ideal for former San Diego State forward...

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Beatbox 6-26

June 26, 2011

Women’s golf transfer Tessa The will be joining the San Diego State women’s golf team for the 2011-12 season. The, who is transferring from the...

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NBA Draft Results

June 25, 2011

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke 2. Minnesota Timberwolves: Derrick Williams, PF, Arizona 3. Utah Jazz: Enes Kanter, C, Turkey 4. Cleveland...

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Beatbox 6-13

June 12, 2011

All-American honors With 16 freshmen on a 32-man roster, there were bound to be young players receiving postseason honors for the SDSU baseball team. As...

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The time is now for SDSU’s Meredith

June 12, 2011

Three years ago, the timing wasn’t right for San Diego State junior outfielder / first baseman Brandon Meredith. Meredith was selected in the...

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Lady Aztecs looking forward to the future

June 10, 2011

As its season came to an end with a 6-1 NCAA regional final loss to eventual national champion Arizona State, the San Diego State softball team was obviously...

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SDSU suffers another heartbreaking loss

May 10, 2011

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the San Diego State softball team found itself in a familiar position on Sunday in Las Vegas. The...

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Beasley ‘disappointed’ with senior season

May 3, 2011

During her softball career at San Diego State, senior pitcher Samantha Beasley has experienced an abundance of success on the mound. She is first in...

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Freshman Klopp defying expectations for SDSU

April 26, 2011

Before the San Diego State softball team started its season, freshmen utility Lorena Klopp wasn’t expecting to do much. “I didn’t expect to...

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Wisneski’s three-run homer powers SDSU

April 25, 2011

In a game where both teams squandered opportunity after opportunity, it was only a matter of time before one squad broke through. Senior shortstop...

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Micetich is back and better than ever

April 19, 2011

After compiling a 19-7 record with a 1.70 ERA for the San Diego State softball team her freshman year, the bar was set high for junior pitcher Bailey...

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Maeva wins it in eighth

April 18, 2011

After losing 1-0 to BYU in eight innings last Friday, it appeared as if the San Diego State softball team was going to suffer the same fate a day later. But...

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Van Wyk reaches historic milestone

April 13, 2011

While enjoying win after win throughout the years, the feeling has become routine for San Diego State softball coach Kathy Van Wyk, but last Friday...

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Streaking Aztecs destroy CSU in Colorado

April 12, 2011

When it rains, it pours. And it poured on Colorado State last Sunday as the San Diego State softball team unleashed an offensive onslaught. SDSU...

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Streaking Aztecs look to stay hot in MWC

April 7, 2011

After a 10-13 start to the season, it would have been easy to write off the San Diego State softball team. But that was then and this is now. And...

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SDSU crushes rival in huge third inning

April 4, 2011

Sometimes it only takes one inning to turn a competitive game into a rout, and on Sunday, the San Diego State softball team showed the University of...

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Goalkeeper Campoli puts the ‘D’ in SDSU

March 22, 2011

Defense wins championships. It’s a common phrase thrown around by many talking heads in the sports world, so it comes as no surprise that the San...

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Undefeated Sunday puts No. 9 Aztecs back on track

March 22, 2011

Playing against inferior opponents can sometimes cause a lack of focus. Luckily for the San Diego State water polo team, it came into Sunday’s game with...

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Beating a top five team is priority No. 1 for Aztecs

March 2, 2011

Currently holding a spot in the Top 10 and owning five wins against ranked teams would leave most teams satisfied, but the San Diego State water polo...

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SDSU can’t hang on in 10-9 loss to ASU

February 28, 2011

Let the other team hang around long enough and there’s a definite possibility defeat could be stolen from the jaws of victory. The San Diego State water...

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No. 2 USC starts hot, finishes strong

February 20, 2011

Giving up the first four goals of the game to the defending national champions is asking for trouble, and the San Diego State water polo team found...

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No. 9 SDSU gets revenge against No. 7 Michigan

February 15, 2011

After losing its first matchup against Michigan earlier this season, the San Diego State water polo team knew it let the game slip away. The second...

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Crawford thinks Aztecs can make history

February 10, 2011

While students are lining up by the masses to get their San Diego State men’s basketball tickets, there’s another nationally ranked team at SDSU...

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Solid defensive effort propels team to victory

February 6, 2011

Junior goalkeeper Kelly Campoli shined as she turned away shot after shot on Saturday during the No. 10 San Diego State water polo team’s home opener,...

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SDSU goes 3-1 in UCSB Invite

February 1, 2011

Tied at 11 with time winding down in the fourth quarter, seventh-ranked Michigan’s Ryley Plunkett scored to give her team a win on Sunday against...

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