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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 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...

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,...

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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