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Kyle Betz

Kyle Betz, Sports Editor

Kyle Betz is a fourth-year journalism student at SDSU and 2020-21 marks his fourth year reporting for The Daily Aztec. The Lake Forest, Calif. native has covered numerous sports as a writer, editor and media contributor. An avid fan of the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Lakers, Manchester United and Anaheim Ducks, Kyle enjoys watching and attending sporting events, listening to music, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family in his free time.

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San Diego State men's soccer head coach Ryan Hopkins and his staff look on during the Aztecs' 4-0 loss to Oregon State on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Photo] Two takeaways: Men’s soccer wraps up first season with Hopkins at helm

May 14, 2021

San Diego State men's soccer head coach Ryan Hopkins and his staff look on during the Aztecs' 4-0 loss to Oregon State on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Sports...

San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk pictured during the 2018 season.

Kathy Van Wyk announces retirement as softball head coach

May 14, 2021

Nearly a year ago, San Diego State softball announced that assistant coach Stacey Nuveman-Deniz would be the program’s head coach in-waiting. Now,...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel and senior forward Matt Mitchell pictured during the 2020-21 season.

Column: Jordan Schakel and Matt Mitchell rank among best duos in program history

May 14, 2021

With a 23-4 record, Mountain West Conference tournament championship win and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after 2020’s events, San Diego State...

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San Diego State women's golf senior Sara Kjellker (left) and men's golf senior Puwit Anupansuebsai swing their drivers during the 2021 season.

Kjellker and Anupansuebsai claim conference honors, make waves during senior seasons

May 14, 2021

San Diego State men's and women's golf have found a knack in finding talent from international players over the last decade. That raw talent during...

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San Diego State women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) and assistant coach Marsha Frese look on during a game in the 2020-21 season at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Q&A: Frese discusses her first year at SDSU, past experiences

May 7, 2021

San Diego State women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) and assistant coach Marsha Frese look on during a game in the 2020-21 season...

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Senior Farewell: Kyle Betz

Senior Farewell: Kyle Betz

May 5, 2021

I’ve held off on writing this for a while now. I’ve thought about what I want to write and how I’m going to say it, but I’ve avoided it as if that’ll...

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San Diego State football-junior safety Dwayne Johnson Jr. (#36) helps lay a hit on a Brigham Young receiver during the Aztecs’ 13-3 victory on Nov. 30, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

Five Aztecs sign to NFL teams as undrafted free agents

May 3, 2021

Following the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft on May 1, five former San Diego State football players signed with NFL teams. Safeties Tariq Thompson,...

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San Diego State senior wide receiver Isaiah Richardson catches a pass during the Aztecs' annual spring game on April 30, 2021 at the SDSU football practice field next to the Sports Deck.

[Photo] Defense dominates in football’s annual spring game

May 3, 2021

San Diego State senior wide receiver Isaiah Richardson catches a pass during the Aztecs' annual spring game on April 30, 2021 at the SDSU football practice...

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San Diego State football then-sophomore cornerback Darren Hall returns a fumble for a touchdown during the Aztecs' 48-11 victory over Central Michigan on Dec. 21, 2019 at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Atlanta Falcons take Darren Hall with 108th pick in 2021 NFL Draft

May 1, 2021

After 134 career tackles, six interceptions and three forced fumbles in four years with San Diego State football, junior Darren Hall is NFL bound. The...

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San Diego State men's soccer freshman midfielder Andre Ochoa looks at the ball during the Aztecs' 4-0 loss to Oregon State on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Photo] Men’s soccer shutout in final game of season, ends spring season with 1-7-2 record

April 21, 2021

San Diego State men's soccer freshman midfielder Andre Ochoa looks at the ball during the Aztecs' 4-0 loss to Oregon State on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU...

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San Diego State football senior running back Greg Bell makes a Hawaii defender miss during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over the Rainbow Warriors on Nov. 14, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

[Photo] Conference championship, fundamentals a focus for Greg Bell in 2021

April 19, 2021

San Diego State football senior running back Greg Bell makes a Hawaii defender miss during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over the Rainbow Warriors on Nov. 14,...

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San Diego State women's soccer senior midfielder Chloe Frisch shoots the ball during the Aztecs' 3-2 over Nevada on March 5, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Video] For women’s soccer, another chance at a Mountain West title is a long time coming

April 17, 2021

In August 2020, San Diego State women’s soccer players were undergoing phases of voluntary workouts, preparing for their upcoming fall season and another...

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Former California junior guard Matt Bradley announced his transfer to San Diego State on April 12 via Twitter.

Men’s basketball lands California transfer Matt Bradley

April 13, 2021

Three years ago, it was Malachi Flynn. Two years ago, it was KJ Feagin. Last season, it was Terrell Gomez. Now, it’s Matt Bradley. Bradley announced...

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The San Diego State women's soccer team celebrates after a goal during the Aztecs' 3-1 win over Boise State on March 7, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

Women’s soccer claims top spot in West Division, Mountain West title game met with controversy

April 13, 2021

After coming off of a loss to UNLV in Las Vegas on April 3, San Diego State women’s soccer had two road games left to close out the regular season. The...

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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.

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

April 9, 2021

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....

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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.

[Photo] Writer’s roundtable: Women in sports

March 30, 2021

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.

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San Diego State football then-senior offensive lineman Jalen Booth shakes Brady Hoke's hand during the team's Senior Night festivities before the Aztecs' 29-17 win over Colorado State on Dec. 5, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

[Photo] Football spring practices postponed due to contact tracing concerns

March 23, 2021

San Diego State football then-senior offensive lineman Jalen Booth shakes Brady Hoke's hand during the team's Senior Night festivities before the Aztecs'...

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After cutting down the nets at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher did a

San Diego State to embrace the Madness this March

March 17, 2021

It’s been over a year since San Diego State men’s basketball was stripped of its chances to compete in the NCAA Tournament due to the onset of the...

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The San Diego State men's basketball team celebrates with the Mountain West Conference tournament trophy after defeating Utah State 68-57 to become MWC tournament champions on March 13, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Third time’s the charm: Aztecs defeat Utah State to hoist Mountain West tournament trophy

March 13, 2021

LAS VEGAS— No. 1 seed San Diego State men’s basketball achieved something it hasn’t in 10 years — win an outright regular-season Mountain West...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a layup during the Aztecs' Mountain West Conference tournament semifinal win over Nevada on March 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Aztecs return to MWC tournament championship game, hope to win second in eight years

March 13, 2021

No. 1 seed San Diego State men’s will look to avoid a 3-peat by No. 2 seed Utah State in the Mountain West Conference championship game on March 13 at...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel attempts a fadeaway jumper during the Aztecs' 77-70 win over Nevada on March 12, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Three observations: Aztecs knock off No. 5 seed Nevada, advance to championship game

March 12, 2021

LAS VEGAS— Despite a 23-point effort from Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year in Nevada sophomore guard Grant Sherfield, No. 1 seed San Diego...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez dribbles the ball during the Aztecs' 69-66 win over Wyoming in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

No. 1 seed Aztecs survive battle against No. 8 Wyoming in quarterfinals of MWC tournament

March 11, 2021

LAS VEGAS— When San Diego State men’s basketball took on Wyoming earlier this season on Jan. 28, the Aztecs scored a Mountain West Conference record...

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San Diego State women's soccer goalkeeper Alexa Madueno catches the ball during the Aztecs' 3-1 win over Boise State on March 7, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Photo] Madueno’s four first-half saves lift Aztecs over Boise State

March 8, 2021

San Diego State women's soccer goalkeeper Alexa Madueno catches the ball during the Aztecs' 3-1 win over Boise State on March 7, 2021 at the SDSU Sports...

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San Diego State women's soccer junior midfielder Daniela Filipovic crosses the ball during the Aztecs' 3-2 over Nevada on March 5, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Photo] Watkins scores game-winner in Aztecs’ season opener

March 6, 2021

San Diego State women's soccer junior midfielder Daniela Filipovic crosses the ball during the Aztecs' 3-2 over Nevada on March 5, 2021 at the SDSU Sports...

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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.

[Photo] Football reveals schedule for 2021 season

March 5, 2021

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...

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San Diego State mens basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell fires a 3-pointer during the Aztecs' 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Mitchell scores 24 as Aztecs outlast Boise State in overtime, 78-66

February 26, 2021

Going into halftime with a 12-point lead, No. 22/25 San Diego State men’s basketball looked like it was having its way early against Boise State on Feb....

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez attempts a layup during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

How Terrell Gomez has become a dual-threat player in an Aztec uniform

February 24, 2021

He might be only 5-foot-8, but San Diego State men’s basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez is making an impact on both ends of the floor in 2020-21. Gomez...

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San Diego State men's 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.

[Photo] Men’s basketball preparing for conference showdown against Boise State

February 24, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior forward Joshua Tomaić passes the ball after getting double-teamed by two Brigham Young defenders during the Aztecs'...

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San Diego State men's basketball then-junior forward Matt Mitchell completes a dunk over a New Mexico defender during the Aztecs' 82-59 win over the Lobos on Feb. 11, 2020 at Viejas Arena. With the win, the Aztecs became the 2020 Mountain West regular-season champions.

Aztecs to make up game against UNLV, New Mexico forfeits series

February 23, 2021

No. 22 San Diego State men’s basketball’s final home series against Boise State this weekend will not be the last of the team’s regular-season action. 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.

[Photo] Column: Aztecs gaining depth at right time

February 24, 2021

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...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a floater during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs complete sweep over Fresno State, win eighth in a row

February 22, 2021

San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a floater during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam controls the ball during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Pulliam ties career-high as Aztecs top Fresno State

February 19, 2021

In an attempt to extend its winning streak to seven games, San Diego State men’s basketball found itself down 11-0 early on against Fresno State. That’s...

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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 women's basketball sophomore forward Mallory Adams attempts a shot with her right hand during the Aztecs' 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Three observations: Aztecs fall to UNLV despite strong second half, Ramos’ return

February 16, 2021

San Diego State women's basketball sophomore forward Mallory Adams attempts a shot with her right hand during the Aztecs' 80-65 loss to UNLV on Feb. 15,...

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A sign at Tony Gwynn Stadium during summer 2020 displays intercollegiate sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in February 2021, the San Diego State men's and women's tennis teams are the first two individual programs to have to pause in-person activities for two weeks due to the virus.

[Photo] Men’s and women’s tennis teams to pause in-person activity

February 13, 2021

A sign at Tony Gwynn Stadium during summer 2020 displays intercollegiate sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in February 2021, the...

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Trimaine Davis, an honorary captain during Super Bowl LV, waves to the camera while being honored during a pregame ceremony at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla. on Feb. 7, 2021.

Men’s basketball alumnus Trimaine Davis honored during Super Bowl LV

February 10, 2021

Many know Trimaine Davis as a former San Diego State men’s basketball captain in 2005-06, but he was recognized as a different kind of captain on Feb....

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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.

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

February 9, 2021

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....

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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.

[Photo] Women’s basketball, Mountain West announce schedule changes

January 30, 2021

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.

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After waiting nearly a year to return to the field/court of play, more programs will compete during the 2021 spring semester than ever before.

Run it back: Spring sports have returned

January 27, 2021

Through season postponements/cancellations in 2020, pauses due to campus coronavirus complications and uncertainty if athletics would be able to resume...

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San Diego State football senior tight end Nolan Givan (#85), junior wide receiver Ethan Dedeaux (#81) and sophomore quarterback Carson Baker (#3) stand at the back of the Aztecs' huddle before SDSU's 29-17 win against Colorado State on Dec. 5, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park. Givan and Baker entered the NCAA transfer portal on Jan. 25.

[Photo] Football update: Quarterbacks, tight end entering transfer portal

January 27, 2021

San Diego State football senior tight end Nolan Givan (#85), junior wide receiver Ethan Dedeaux (#81) and sophomore quarterback Carson Baker (#3) stand...

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez (front) and senior forward Matt Mitchell run up the court 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.

Men’s basketball topples Air Force in one-sided affair, wins series

January 25, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball followed up its fourth-largest Mountain West Conference road victory with another blowout win, 91-59, Sunday at Clune...

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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.

[Photo] Column: Aztecs finding success with 2-3 zone defense

January 23, 2021

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...

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Freshman guard Lamont Butler goes up against a Brigham Young defender during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to the Cougars on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Butler scores career-high in breakout game as Aztecs fall to Aggies

January 16, 2021

Without its leading scorer, San Diego State men’s basketball gave all it had but came up just short in a 64-59 loss to Utah State on Jan. 16 in Logan,...

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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.

[Photo] Aztecs versus Aggies postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

January 16, 2021

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...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts to dribble around a defender 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.

[Photo] Mitchell hurt, status unknown as Aztecs drop road contest to Aggies

January 14, 2021

Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts to dribble around a defender during the Aztecs’ 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena. Mitchell...

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Women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) talks to assistant coach Nick Grant during a timeout during the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2, 2020 at Viejas Arena. All members of the women's basketball coaching staff wear athletic gear.

[Photo] Basketball coaches dress ‘down’ as pandemic season continues

January 12, 2021

Women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) talks to assistant coach Nick Grant during a timeout during the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist...

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Senior linebacker Caden McDonald forces a strip sack against Hawaii sophomore quarterback Chevan Cordeiro during the Aztecs' 34-10 win over the Rainbow Warriors on Nov. 14, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

[Photo] Column: Which Aztecs could hear their name called in the 2021 NFL Draft?

January 11, 2021

Senior linebacker Caden McDonald forces a strip sack against Hawaii sophomore quarterback Chevan Cordeiro during the Aztecs' 34-10 win over the Rainbow...

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Freshman guard/forward Kim Villalobos looks to drive past the UC Irvine defense during the Aztecs' 66-55 win over the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Women’s basketball earns first conference win of season, splits series with Nevada

January 11, 2021

Freshman guard/forward Kim Villalobos looks to drive past the UC Irvine defense during the Aztecs' 66-55 win over the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas...

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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.

[Photo] Aztecs-Rebels postponed due to COVID-19 issues

December 28, 2020

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...

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Senior transfer guard Terrell Gomez with the ball during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs end scheduled non-conference slate with win against St. Mary’s

December 23, 2020

Senior transfer guard Terrell Gomez with the ball during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena.

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Senor guard Téa Adams looks to dish the ball to a teammate during the Aztecs' 73-63 loss to Cal Poly on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Women’s basketball wraps up non-conference action with home loss to Cal Poly

December 21, 2020

Senor guard Téa Adams looks to dish the ball to a teammate during the Aztecs' 73-63 loss to Cal Poly on Dec. 21 at Viejas Arena.

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Freshman guard Bailee Chynoweth fires a 3-point shot during the Aztecs' 66-55 loss to UC Irvine on Dec. 19 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Chynoweth scores career-high 15 points in 66-55 loss to UC Irvine

December 19, 2020

Freshman guard Bailee Chynoweth fires a 3-point shot during the Aztecs' 66-55 loss to UC Irvine on Dec. 19 at Viejas Arena.

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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.

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

December 18, 2020

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...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke speaks in front of the media during a press conference on 
Dec. 16 — the beginning of the early National Signing Day period.

Football reels in 23 commits during early National Signing Day period

December 16, 2020

The NCAA implemented an early signing period for National Signing Day, and San Diego State football took advantage of it — as 23 recruits signed with...

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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.

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

December 7, 2020

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...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel fires a 3-point shot during the Aztecs’ 77-58 win over the Anteaters on Nov. 27 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball pulls off second-half comeback, edges Pepperdine 65-60

December 6, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball kept its undefeated season alive with a 16-point comeback win over Pepperdine on Dec. 6 at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs...

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Junior wide receiver BJ Busbee returns a punt for a touchdown during the Aztecs' 29-17 win against Colorado State on Dec. 5 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Three observations: Aztecs end losing streak, take down Colorado State on Senior Night

December 5, 2020

San Diego State football was able to keep its Mountain West Conference championship hopes alive following a 29-17 win over Colorado State on Dec. 5 at...

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Junior guard Sophia Ramos prepares to fire a 3-point shot during the Aztecs 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena. Ramos led the Scarlet and Black with xx points, including xx makes from beyond the arc.

[Photo] Three observations: Women’s basketball falls to Cal Baptist, 75-71, in home opener

December 3, 2020

Junior guard Sophia Ramos prepares to fire a 3-point shot during the Aztecs 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena. Ramos led the Scarlet...

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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 running back Jordan Byrd rushes for a touchdown during the Aztecs’ 34-10 win over the Rainbow Warriors at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. on Nov. 14.

SDSU football announces it will play Colorado on Nov. 28

November 26, 2020

San Diego State football will face Colorado on Nov. 28 in Boulder, Colorado, replacing the Aztecs’ initially-scheduled game against Fresno State. The...

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez high-fives fellow senior guard Jordan Schakel (left) during the Aztecs' 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball takes down No. 22 UCLA on opening night

November 26, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball opened its 2020-21 season with a convincing 73-58 win over No. 22 UCLA. The Aztecs did not earn a spot in the AP...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a shot over a Grand Canyon defender during the Aztecs' 86-61 win over the Lopes on Nov. 13, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball gearing up for unconventional season

November 24, 2020

Believe it or not, it’s been only about eight months since San Diego State men’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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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.

[Photo] Aztecs-Bulldogs canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

November 22, 2020

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.

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San Diego State women's rowing practices in the fog in Mission Bay.

Women’s rowing program discontinued due to financial impacts, gender equity

November 20, 2020

Earlier this summer, San Diego State women’s rowing head coach Bill Zack said the program is aiming for its best-ever finish in conference competition. “We...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell celebrates after a play during the Aztecs' 82-59 win over New Mexico on Feb. 11 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball announces 2020-21 season schedule

November 17, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball announced its 2020-21 season schedule Tuesday – just eight days before the team tips off its first game. An initial...

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Junior linebacker Caden McDonald strip sacks Hawaii sophomore quarterback Chevan Cordeiro during the Aztecs' 34-10 win over the Rainbow Warriors at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. on Nov. 14

[Video] Three observations: Aztecs claim third win of season in 34-10 victory over Hawaii

November 14, 2020

San Diego State football defeated Hawaii 34-10 in the team’s third home game of the season at Dignity Health Sports Park on Nov. 14. With another...

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Sophomore quarterback Carson Baker elevates to score a 1-yard rushing touchdown during the Aztecs' 28-17 loss to San José State on Nov. 6 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Aztecs squander second-half lead, fall to 2-1 after loss to San José State

November 7, 2020

Entering Friday, San Diego State football held its first two opponents to just 13 points combined, and had won eight straight games when scoring first. That...

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Then-sophomore middle blocker Andrea Walker spikes the ball during the Aztecs' 3-1 win over Air Force on Nov. 14, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Mountain West Conference releases formats to resume three sports

October 30, 2020

The Mountain West Conference unveiled a press release on Oct. 29 with guidance to resume baseball, women’s volleyball and women’s soccer next spring. Each...

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The San Diego State football practice field next to the SDSU Sports Deck was empty on June 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although football is back, the practice field will be empty yet again on Nov. 3 as student-athletes are encouraged by the NCAA and SDSU to exercise their right to vote.

[Photo] In accordance with NCAA, SDSU gets Election Day off to encourage student-athletes to vote

October 29, 2020

The San Diego State football practice field next to the SDSU Sports Deck was empty on June 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although football is back, the...

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Junior linebacker Caden McDonald sacks UNLV quarterback in the Aztecs' 34-6 win over the Runnin' Rebels on Oct. 25 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. The sack was one of McDonald's 2.5 on the night.

Three observations: SDSU stifles UNLV, 34-6, in season opener

October 25, 2020

At last, San Diego State football returned to action against UNLV in a 34-6 win at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. The Aztecs won their...

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Then-sophomore forward Nathan Mensah attempts a one-handed shot over a Tennessee State defender during the Aztecs' 62-49 win over the Tigers on Nov. 25, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Fall Camp update: Aztecs play five-on-five, non-conference schedule and status of Mensah

October 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst that cut San Diego State men’s basketball’s season short in March, when the NCAA Tournament was canceled due...

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Then-sophomore cornerback Darren Hall celebrates after returning a fumble for a touchdown  during the Aztecs’ 48-11 win over Central Michigan on Dec. 21, 2019 at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Aztecs set to host UNLV in 2020 season opener

October 23, 2020

After months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, the Mountain West Conference postponing fall sports in early August and the initial decision to play next...

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The sea of empty blue seats at SDCCU Stadium is a bittersweet sight as San Diego says goodbye to 53 years or sporting, architectural and entertainment history.

[Video] SDCCU Stadium: A new era follows the end of an old one

October 15, 2020

The image of an empty stadium isn’t as alien these days yet seeing the thousands of blue seats sitting vacant at SDCCU Stadium hits a little...

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Then-sophomore guard Adam Seiko looks to dribble past a Wyoming defender during the Aztecs' 72-55 win over the Cowboys on Jan. 21 at Viejas Arena.

Mountain West unveils temporary men’s basketball 18-game conference schedule

October 9, 2020

The Mountain West Conference announced a tentative 18-game schedule for 11 men’s basketball programs, including San Diego State men’s basketball, according...

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The San Diego State football team huddles around then-senior linebacker Kyahva Tezino as he gives a pregame speech. The game resulted in a 48-11 win over Central Michigan on Dec. 21, 2019 at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque.

San Diego State releases revised 2020 season schedule

October 1, 2020

In conjunction with the Mountain West Conference, San Diego State football released an updated 2020 season schedule via a press release on Oct. 1. Last...

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San Diego State then-sophomore linebacker Caden McDonald intercepts a pass during the Aztecs' 27-17 victory over San José State on Oct. 19, 2019 at CEFCU Stadium. The pick sealed the win for SDSU and the team's record improved to 6-1.

San Diego State student-athletes return to practice after two-week sports pause

September 17, 2020

On Sept. 2, San Diego State athletics announced a two-week pause for all practices and workouts due to a spike of positive COVID-19 cases within the SDSU...

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[Video] Mountain West Conference postpones and cancels fall sports, affecting San Diego State athletics

September 8, 2020

The Daily Aztec sports editor Kyle Betz covers everything you need to know so far about the Mountain West Conference postponing and canceling fall sports,...

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SDSU men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher cuts the nets after defeating New Mexico for the Mountain West regular-season title on Feb. 11 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball signs Brian Dutcher to three-year extension

September 4, 2020

In 2017-18, first-year San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher led the Aztecs to a Mountain West Conference tournament win and an NCAA...

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SDSU Mission Valley ground breaking ceremony ushers in 'A New Era' for San Diego State

SDSU Mission Valley ground breaking ceremony ushers in ‘A New Era’ for San Diego State

August 17, 2020

After almost two years of negotiations with the city of San Diego, San Diego State broke ground on the Mission Valley site in an official ceremony Monday. The...

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[Video] Mountain West postpones football, other fall sports

August 10, 2020

The Mountain West Conference announced fall sports have been postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, according to early reports...

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Fans will have to wait a few weeks longer to watch the San Diego State football team. That includes senior defensive back Tariq Thompson (pictured tackling a San José State player during the Aztecs' 27-17 win over the Spartans on October 19, 2019 in San José, California). Thompson received a preseason honor from the Mountain West Conference after he was named first team All-MW Defense.

Following the NCAA’s lead, Mountain West Conference announces revised fall sports schedule, guidelines

August 5, 2020

The Mountain West Conference Board of Directors revealed a revised fall sports schedule and other guidelines on Wednesday. The new plan coincides with...

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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.

Malachi Flynn wins Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year honor

July 29, 2020
San Diego State men’s basketball guard Malachi Flynn was named the Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year by the Mountain West Conference on Wednesday afternoon. Flynn is the only SDSU men’s basketball player to win the award — something that Kawhi Leonard was unable to accomplish during his time on the Mesa.
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Brady Hoke poses in front of the media after being introduced as San Diego State football's head coach on Jan. 8.

Brady Hoke gives first football update since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

July 21, 2020

On Tuesday, San Diego State football had its first formal press conference since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While all of the team’s past press conferences...

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Then-sophomore wide receiver BJ Busbee attempts to escape a Nevada tackler during the Aztecs' 17-13 loss to the Wolf Pack on Nov. 9, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

SDSU student-athletes return to campus for voluntary workouts

July 7, 2020

San Diego State welcomed back student-athletes from six different programs to campus on July 7 for voluntary summer workouts. Among those returning...

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[Video] Five Aztec football stars head to the NFL: Quarantine Preplay episode one

May 2, 2020

Sports reporters Amber Salas and Kyle Betz dive into all NFL draft news as five Aztecs head to the big leagues. Find out where they landed, and what skills...

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Matt Mitchell to test NBA draft process

April 26, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball forward Matt Mitchell decided he will test the waters of the NBA by entering his name for the upcoming draft without...

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[Video] Four Aztecs signed as undrafted free agents to NFL rosters

April 25, 2020

Following the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft, undrafted San Diego State football athletes got the chance to sign as free agents to NFL rosters. Among...

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