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Breven Honda

Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer

Breven Honda is a fourth-year journalism student at SDSU and in his third year writing for The Daily Aztec. Originally from San Diego, he is a big baseball fan and loves the Padres. He also enjoys basketball, football, golf, volleyball and tennis. Following college, Breven wants to be somewhere in the realm of sports journalism either broadcasting or reporting.

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San Diego State water polo senior driver Karli Canale prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

Water polo heads to Golden Coast Conference tournament with everything clicking

April 21, 2021

Getting hot at the end of the season with the postseason right around the corner is something every coach desires.  For No. 14 San Diego State water...

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Then-junior outside hitter Erin Gillcrist gets the ball over the net in the Aztecs’ 3-1 win over Air Force on Nov. 14, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Erin Gillcrist endures position change during unusual senior year 

April 19, 2021

San Diego State volleyball senior Erin Gillcrist came to SDSU in 2017 as a middle blocker.  However, in her first three seasons, she played outside...

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San Diego State women's basketball senior guard Téa Adams pushes the ball up the court during the Aztecs' 56-48 loss to Air Force on March 7, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Aztecs’ senior to use NCAA waiver at Oregon State

April 14, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball senior guard Téa Adams is using her extra year of NCAA eligibility due to COVID-19.  However, it will not be...

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San Diego State women's basketball senior guard Téa Adams looks to get past a UC Irvine defender during the Aztecs' 66-55 loss to the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Three takeaways: Looking back at the 2020-21 women’s basketball season

April 9, 2021

The 2020-21 San Diego State women’s basketball season concluded in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on March 7 in Las Vegas.  SDSU...

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SDSU alumnus Xander Schauffele looks on after a drive during the 2013 season.

Schauffele has traditional feelings ahead of fourth Masters

April 7, 2021

During the past two times at Augusta National, San Diego State men’s golf alum Xander Schauffele finished tied for second in 2019 and tied for 17th last...

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San Diego State volleyball senior libero Lauren Lee (left) hugs senior Camryn Machado during Senior Day festivities before the Aztecs' 3-0 win over Colorado State on April 3, 2021 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball defeats Colorado State in straight sets to end season, O’Sullivan posts 16 kills

April 4, 2021

San Diego State volleyball entered Saturday looking to finish the spring 2021 season strong, coming off a canceled match against Air Force that was originally...

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The San Diego State women’s basketball huddles up before the Aztecs’ 66-55 loss to UC Irvine on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Writer’s roundtable: Women in sports

March 30, 2021

March is Women’s History Month and the topic of a lack of women in sports has risen dramatically since the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the...

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San Diego State water polo freshman utility player Laurene Padilla attempts a shot during the Aztecs' 11-4 win over No. 18 Loyola Marymount on March 20, 2021 at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Water polo improves to 2-1 in conference play, loses Harper Cup

March 26, 2021

No. 15 San Diego State water polo played two critical matches last weekend. The first was at the Aztec Aquaplex against No. 18 Loyola Marymount and the...

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San Diego State men’s basketball sophomore forward Keshad Johnson attempts a layup during the Aztecs’ 68-57 Mountain West Conference tournament victory over Utah State on March 13, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Column: How far can SDSU go in the NCAA Tournament?

March 17, 2021

No. 16/18 San Diego men’s basketball was picked as the No. 6 seed in the Midwest region of the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday. Between now and...

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San Diego State volleyball junior outside hitter Victoria O'Sullivan during the Aztecs’ 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12, 2021 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball to play Thursday match at USD

March 11, 2021

San Diego State volleyball announced Thursday afternoon its evening match against Utah State at 6 p.m. will now be played at the University of San Diego...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam faces a Boise State defender during the Aztecs' 78-66 overtime win over the Broncos on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs to face Wyoming in team’s first game of conference tournament

March 10, 2021

No. 19/19 San Diego State men’s basketball, who enters the Mountain West Conference tournament as the top overall seed, will face No. 8 Wyoming on Thursday...

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San Diego State women's basketball senior guard Téa Adams pushes the ball up the court during the Aztecs' 56-48 loss to Air Force on March 7, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Women’s basketball ousted in first round of Mountain West tournament

March 8, 2021

LAS VEGAS -- No. 8 seed San Diego State women’s basketball was defeated by No. 9 Air Force 56-48 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament...

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Junior outfielder Matt Rudick makes contact with a pitch during the Aztecs' 8-4 win over Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 18, 2020 at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Writer’s Roundtable: Baseball’s Mountain West play, no postseason

March 6, 2021

San Diego State baseball is about to open Mountain West Conference play against Fresno State at Tony Gwynn Stadium on March 6. However, this year’s...

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San Diego State women's 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

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...

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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

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...

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San Diego State volleyball senior libero Lauren Lee connects with the ball during the Aztecs' 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12, 2021 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs’ passing woes show against Nevada as halfway mark arrives 

February 28, 2021

San Diego State volleyball could not quite come on top against Nevada on Feb. 26 and 27 in its two-game Mountain West Conference series at Peterson Gym.   The...

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San Diego State women’s basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos attempts a layup while sophomore forward Mallory Adams looks on from the corner during the Aztecs’ 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Aztecs gaining depth at right time

February 24, 2021

Since last Monday, San Diego State women’s basketball played four games at Viejas Arena. The team played two against UNLV and two against Fresno State.  Even...

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The San Diego State women's basketball team huddles in a timeout during the Aztecs’ 59-54 win over the Falcons on Jan. 23 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs and Aggies rescheduled for March 4

February 23, 2021

On Sunday, San Diego State women’s basketball honored senior guard Téa Adams before its final home game against Fresno State.  It turns out the...

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San Diego State women's basketball senior guard Téa Adams (left) poses with head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson during the Aztecs' 82-61 loss to Fresno State on Senior Day, Feb. 21, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs unable to pull off Senior Day victory

February 22, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball was defeated by Fresno State, 82-61, on Sunday afternoon during Senior Day at Viejas Arena. SDSU (6-15, 4-11 Mountain...

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Then-sophomore guard Téa Adams drives to the hoop for a contested layup during the Aztecs' 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs triumphant over Fresno State on last-second shot

February 21, 2021

 With 12.5 seconds left in the game, San Diego State women’s basketball had possession, drawing up possible opportunities in a timeout.  The Aztecs...

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San Diego State volleyball junior outside hitter Victoria O'Sullivan spikes the ball during the Aztecs' 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball to play New Mexico at home this weekend

February 18, 2021

San Diego State volleyball announced on Tuesday that its two-game series against New Mexico will now take place at Peterson Gym.  The first match is...

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San Diego State softball junior pitcher Maggie Balint fires a pitch during the Aztecs' 3-0 loss to Brigham Young on Feb. 13, 2020 at the SDSU Softball Stadium.

Column: Managing pitching will be key for softball and baseball in 2021

February 17, 2021

The San Diego State baseball and softball teams take the field this week to open their 2021 seasons.  Both teams begin by taking on cross-town rival...

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San Diego State junior guard Sophia Ramos looks to drive inside during the Aztecs' 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Ramos returns to the floor, gets 1000th-career point

February 16, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos was only 11 points away from scoring 1,000 points in her collegiate career entering the...

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San Diego State volleyball freshman outside hitter Heipua Tautua'a spikes the ball during the Aztecs' 3-1 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 12 at Peterson Gym.

Volleyball splits series against Bulldogs, Hilliard gets first SDSU win

February 14, 2021

San Diego State volleyball faced Fresno State for its first two home matches since 2019 at Peterson Gym.  The Aztecs split the two-game Mountain West...

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San Diego State water polo head coach Carin Crawford looks on during a match.

Q&A: Crawford discusses upcoming season, 2021 roster

February 13, 2021

No. 17 San Diego State water polo returns to the pool for the first time in 11 months this weekend taking on No. 6 Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. for a...

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San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Mercades Staples goes against a Cal Poly defender during the Aztecs' 73-63 loss to the Mustangs on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball update: The San José effect and elongated homestand

February 9, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball now has more than a week to prepare for UNLV on Feb. 15 and 16.  The two games against the Runnin’ Rebels come...

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The dying, yellow grass is the most obvious sign that SDCCU Stadium's days are numbered as demolition is set to begin October 2020.

Writer’s roundtable: Memories of the Murph

February 5, 2021

The concrete stadium in Mission Valley opened for the first time 54 years ago and was used as a multi-purpose stadium for baseball, football, soccer, motocross...

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Sophomore outside hitter Victoria O'Sullivan spikes the ball in the Aztecs' 3-1 loss to UNLV on Oct. 3, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs get swept in first match in 14 months

February 4, 2021

San Diego State volleyball, who played its first match in 439 days, got swept tonight against UNLV at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.   The Aztecs lost...

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Then-junior outside hitter Erin Gillcrist gets the ball over the net in the Aztecs’ 3-1 win over Air Force on Nov. 14, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Aztecs ready to compete with new head coach, shortened schedule

February 4, 2021

San Diego State volleyball is finally back to competition since its last match 14 months ago.  Since then, a lot of moves have happened — from coaching...

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SDCCU Stadium was one of two buildings in San Diego to win a national award from the American Institute of Architects. It won for its innovative use of concrete forms.

Coaches roundtable: Memories at the Murph

January 30, 2021

November will mark three years since San Diego voters passed Measure G which allowed the City of San Diego to sell the Mission Valley stadium land to San...

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Junior forward Kiara Edwards faces a Cal Baptist defender during the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to the Lancers on Dec. 2, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball, Mountain West announce schedule changes

January 30, 2021

The San Diego State women’s basketball program and the Mountain West Conference announced a flurry of scheduled changes to the remainder of  the 2020-21...

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Then-sophomore forward Mallory Adams shoots from the charity stripe during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over the Titans on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball’s Adams ‘nervous’ in return from injuries

January 28, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball’s Mallory Adams was coming off a freshman campaign where she averaged 12.2 points, led the team with 8.9 rebounds...

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San Diego State men’s tennis head coach Gene Carswell looks on during a match at the SDSU Tennis Center.

Q&A: Gene Carswell discusses COVID-19 challenges, benefits 

January 27, 2021

San Diego State men’s tennis players have found ways to compete even without playing together during the pandemic.  For example, freshman Judson...

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Sophomore guard Isabela Hernandez looks to dribble past an Air Force defender during the Aztecs' 58-55 loss to the Falcons on Jan. 24 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs lose to Air Force as midway point in conference play arrives

January 24, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball was defeated by Air Force, 58-55, on Sunday afternoon on Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena.  The Falcons finished...

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Junior forward Ivvana Murillo (#30 on the Aztecs) and freshman forward Flo Vinerte (right) defend two UC Irvine players during the Aztecs' 66-55 loss to the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Aztecs finding success with 2-3 zone defense

January 23, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson usually runs a man-to-man defense with a trickle of a zone defense just to switch things...

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San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk looks onto the field during the Aztecs' 3-0 loss to Brigham Young on Feb. 13, 2020 at the SDSU Softball Stadium.

Q&A: Van Wyk discusses pitching, head coach in-waiting

January 23, 2021

San Diego State softball started practice last week as it will attempt to go after its eighth Mountain West Conference championship this season.  The...

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The San Diego State women's basketball team huddles around head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson during the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs versus Aggies postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

January 16, 2021

The second game between the San Diego State women’s basketball team and Utah State was postponed on Saturday due to a positive coronavirus test within...

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Rather than dressing in formal attire, men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher (left) and women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson dress in athletic gear during games amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Basketball coaches dress ‘down’ as pandemic season continues

January 12, 2021

Before the pandemic shut down hoops last March, basketball coaches at the professional, collegiate and high school levels would wear professional attire...

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez looks to attempt a shot against Colorado State sophomore forward David Roddy during the Aztecs' 70-67 loss to the Rams on Jan. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs get big lead early, lose it late to Colorado State

January 2, 2021

Usually when you have a lead for 38 of 40 minutes in a college basketball game, there’s a good chance you win.  However, that was not the case for...

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Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn hits a game-winning 3-pointer to give the Aztecs a 59-57 victory over San José State on Dec. 8, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Poll: Top 10 SDSU headlines of 2020

December 31, 2020

Last year, The Daily Aztec sports section gave its list of the top 10 San Diego State student-athletes from the 2010s.  This year, we did another poll.  Thirteen...

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San Diego State women’s basketball junior guard Alex Crain warms up with a mask after halftime of the Aztecs’ 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs-Rebels postponed due to COVID-19 issues

December 28, 2020

San Diego State women’s basketball's next two games against UNLV have been postponed due to coronavirus contact tracing issues within the program.  The...

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Then-junior Puwit Anupansuebsai tees off for San Diego State men's golf during the 2019 season.

Anupansuebsai, International team win Arnold Palmer Cup

December 24, 2020

Even though San Diego State men’s golf is not playing right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, they're still finding ways to compete. Aztec senior...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts a fadeaway jumper during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena. Mitchell scored a career-high 35 points in the losing effort.

Mitchell scores career-high, Aztecs’ comeback bid falls short in upset loss to Brigham Young

December 18, 2020

For just the third time since the beginning of last season, No. 18/20 San Diego State men’s basketball was handed a loss.  Brigham Young came into...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs’ 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball to face BYU day before first meeting 80 years ago

December 17, 2020

No. 18/20 San Diego State men’s basketball and Brigham Young University have a long history that lasts decades upon decades.  From Tony Gwynn facing...

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San Diego State women's basketball head coach Stacy Terry-Hutson (left) draws up a play near the end of the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs-Firebirds canceled on December 13, team prepares for first conference game

December 7, 2020

In a news release, San Diego State women’s basketball announced its game against St. Katherine on Dec. 13 is canceled due to a positive coronavirus test...

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San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos (left) and men's basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell won the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week awards for the week ending Nov. 29 on Nov. 30, according to a conference-issued press release.

Sophia Ramos, Matt Mitchell named Mountain West Players of the Week

November 30, 2020

San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos and men’s basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell were each named Mountain West Conference...

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Then-junior guard Trey Pulliam guards a Tennessee State player during the Aztecs’ 62-49 win over the Tigers on Nov. 25, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Aztecs use big run to fuel 19-point victory over UC Irvine

November 27, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball defeated UC Irvine (0-2) 77-58 on Nov. 27 at Viejas Arena.  The Aztecs (2-0) closed the first half on an 11-0 run...

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Then-sophomore guard Sophia Ramos looks to drive to the basket while facing a USD defender during the Aztecs' 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball ‘excited’ to be back, looks to surprise MWC

November 24, 2020

The San Diego State women’s basketball season is here after an unusual summer.  After last year’s first round Mountain West Conference Tournament...

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Then-junior guard Jordan Schakel points after a play during the Aztecs' 68-55 win over Nevada on Jan. 18 at Viejas Arena.

Writer’s roundtable: 2020-21 San Diego State men’s basketball season predictions

November 23, 2020

The last time The Daily Aztec did a San Diego State men’s basketball roundtable, we discussed the what-ifs to a 30-2 team and what could have been a...

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Senior running back Greg Bell rushes for a touchdown during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over Hawaii on Nov. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Aztecs-Bulldogs canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

November 22, 2020

The next chapter to the Battle for the Oil Can Trophy will have to wait for now.  San Diego State football announced earlier today via the Mountain...

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