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Kyle Saunders, Staff writer

Kyle is a third-year journalism major with an emphasis in media studies and a minor in communication. He is from Woodland, CA and loves the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. Kyle plans to eventually work for ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor while also covering professional football and basketball.

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SDSU junior linebacker Kyahva Tezino sacks Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion in the Aztecs' 23-14 loss on Nov. 17 at Bulldog Stadium.

Aztecs’ title hopes vanish after 23-14 loss to Fresno State

November 18, 2018

San Diego State football was eliminated from Mountain West Championship contention after losing 23-14 to Fresno State University on Saturday night at Bulldog...

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SDSU sophomore warrior Tariq Thompson attempts to make a tackle on UNLV senior running back Lexington Thomas on Nov. 10 at SDCCU Stadium.

Fourth quarter collapse leads to 27-24 loss against UNLV

November 11, 2018

San Diego State football blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead en route to a 27-24 loss to UNLV on a chilly Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium. SDSU (7-3,...

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Junior quarterback Ryan Agnew attempts to complete a pass during the second quarter of the Aztecs' 16-13 victory over SJSU on Oct. 20 at SDCCU Stadium.

Aztecs avoid upset with 16-13 victory over San Jose State

October 21, 2018

San Diego State football won a defensive battle, 16-13, against San Jose State on Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium.   The Aztecs (6-1, 3-0) found themselves...

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Junior tight end Parker Houston breaks away for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Aztecs' 21-17 victory over Air Force on Oct. 12 at SDCCU Stadium.

SDSU overcomes Air Force, lightning delay in 21-17 victory

October 13, 2018

San Diego State football won its fifth straight game on Friday night, defeating Air Force 21-17 while overcoming a 67-minute lightning delay at SDCCU stadium. Lightning...

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Junior tight end Parker Houston is lifted up in the end zone by his teammates after catching a second quarter touchdown during the Aztecs 23-20 victory over Eastern Michigan on Sept. 22 at SDCCU Stadium.

Aztecs win, 23-20, in overtime thriller against Eastern Michigan

September 23, 2018

John Baron II walked off the field after missing a 36-yard field goal, one which could’ve given San Diego State football a second half lead against Eastern...

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Redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Agnew prepares to take a snap from under center during the Aztecs 28-21 victory over Arizona State on Sept. 15 at SDCCU Stadium.

SDSU escapes with 28-21 victory over No. 23 Arizona State

September 16, 2018

San Diego State football held on for a 28-21 victory over Arizona State University on Saturday night, escaping a late comeback attempt from the Sun Devils...

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Sophomore wide receiver Tim Wilson Jr. runs after the catch during the Aztecs 31-10 loss to Stanford on Aug. 31 at Stanford Stadium.

Aztecs welcome Sacramento State for home opener

September 7, 2018

San Diego State football will play its first home game of the season on Sept. 8 when Sacramento State travels to SDCCU Stadium. This will be the first...

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Junior cornerback Ron Smith (17) and sophomore linebacker Andrew Aleki tackle Stanford senior wide receiver Trenton Irwin following a catch during the Aztecs 31-10 loss to Stanford on Aug. 31 at Stanford Stadium.

Column: SDSU secondary must improve following poor play against Stanford

September 2, 2018

The rematch of one of San Diego State’s best games last season was much like blockbuster movie sequels: it disappointed. SDSU had prepared for this...

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Junior first baseman Jordan Verdon attempts to pick off UNLV's Bryson Stott during the Aztecs 4-2 victory over the Rebels on April 29 at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Aztecs complete series sweep of UNLV with 4-2 victory

April 29, 2018

With six outs left and a conference series sweep on the line, San Diego State baseball handed the responsibility of securing the win in the hands of 19-year-old...

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Junior pitcher Harrison Pyatt throws a pitch during the Aztecs 3-2 win over Fresno State on April 20 at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Baseball capitalizes on miscue in 3-2 victory over Fresno State

April 20, 2018

San Diego State baseball opened it’s three game home series against Fresno State University with a 3-2 win Friday night, pushing their season record...

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Freshman guard Naje Murray looks on from the bench during the Aztecs 85-78 victory over San Jose State on Feb. 24 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball falls in opening round of MW tournament

March 7, 2018

San Diego State women’s basketball came up short in the Mountain West tournament against Nevada on March 5, losing 95-84 in overtime. The Aztecs had...

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Head coach Stacie Terry speaks to her team during a first quarter timeout in the Aztecs 75-72 victory over the University of Nevada on Feb. 10 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs outlast Wolf Pack, 75-72, in home victory

February 10, 2018

San Diego State women’s basketball senior guard McKynzie Fort stood at the free throw line with 16 seconds left and her team leading by two points. Fort...

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Senior guard Geena Gomez  controls the ball during the Aztecs 75-64 loss to UNLV on Jan. 27 at Viejas Arena.

Column: End of game woes leading to losses for women’s basketball

February 7, 2018

Three straight losses hang over the head of the San Diego State women’s basketball team. Most recently, SDSU went 0 for 11 from the field in the fourth...

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Senior guard Geena Gomez attempts a shot in the first half during the Aztecs 75-64 loss to University of Nevada, Las Vegas, at Viejas Arena on Jan. 27

Aztecs squander early lead in 75-64 loss to UNLV

January 27, 2018

San Diego State women’s basketball fell 75-64 against Mountain West Conference rival University of Nevada, Las Vegas at Viejas Arena on Saturday. The...

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Senior guard McKynzie Fort pops a jumper during SDSUs win over New Mexico on Jan. 20.

Fort forges ahead in her final season on the Mesa

January 24, 2018

McKynzie Fort is always in attack mode on the court, similar to an NBA star that she emulates her game after on the court. “I think my idol NBA player...

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Freshman guard Te'a Adams goes for a layup during SDSU's opening-game win over Presbyterian on Nov. 10.

Women’s basketball struggles to open conference play

January 17, 2018

The San Diego State women’s basketball team was in action while the rest of the school was on vacation, playing five games – going 2-4 – to bring...

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Cross Training with Aliyah Utush

[Video] Cross Training with Aliyah Utush

December 19, 2017

Women's soccer players Aliyah Utush and Kate Hart join the Daily Aztec Sports staff for a gingerbread house building contest for this week's segment...

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Freshman guard Te'a Adams goes for a layup during SDSU's opening-game win over Presbyterian on Nov. 10.

Women’s basketball takes down Hope International, 92-68

December 13, 2017

San Diego State women’s basketball defeated Hope International, 92-68, at Viejas Arena on Dec. 10. The Aztecs played without their top scorer, senior...

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Rashaad Penny runs  the ball in the Aztecs 42-23 victory over Nevada on Nov. 18.

2017 a sign of a bright future for SDSU

November 29, 2017

To call this season irrelevant is just flat out wrong. San Diego State football may not be playing for a Mountain West Conference title, but there’s...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU vs. Nevada

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU vs. Nevada

November 18, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports talk football as the Aztecs go up against Nevada this weekend. Tune in for an interview from safety Parker Baldwin, basketball shop...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny cuts into the open field on his way to a touchdown in the third quarter of SDSU’s 52-7 win over San Jose State on Nov. 4.

O-line making up for midseason missteps in big way

November 8, 2017

The San Diego State running back corps stole the show Saturday night against San Jose State, rushing for a school-record 554 yards. The Aztecs, with their...

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DA Preplay -- SDSU at Hawaii

[Video] DA Preplay — SDSU at Hawaii

October 27, 2017

Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU’s game at University of Hawaii, to be played Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. Tune in for game...

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Junior wide receiver Fred Trevillion attempts to make a catch during the first quarter of SDSU's 27-3 loss to Fresno State.

Column: After Fresno failure, Hawaii games looms large for flailing Aztecs

October 25, 2017

A lot can change in two weeks in the world of college football. Before Boise State and Fresno State came to San Diego, a seemingly invincible 6-0 Aztec...

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A herd of Bronco defenders converge on redshirt junior quarterback Chirstian Chapman during SDSU’s 14-31 loss to Boise Sttae on Oct. 14. Chapman was sacked four times by the Broncos.

Aztecs live and die with the run game

October 18, 2017

The previously undefeated and previously nationally ranked San Diego State football fell by the wayside against an unranked Boise State University team,...

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Senior safety Kameron Kelly intercepts an NIU pass at the goal line during the fourth quarter of SDSU's 34-28 win.

Football enters new era of team success

October 4, 2017

Good football at San Diego State is nothing new. Fans have been spoiled in recent years with two consecutive Mountain West Conference championships,...

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SDSU players David Wells, Nick Bawden, Antonio Rosales and Parker Houston celebrate after Wells' game-winning touchdown catch against Stanford.

SDSU showed true grit against Stanford

September 20, 2017

Saturday night was the best win in the history of San Diego State football, as the Aztecs beat No. 19 Stanford, 20-17. All 43,040 fans in attendance...

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[Video] DA Preplay – Stanford Game

September 16, 2017

Published on Sep 16, 2017 Daily Aztec Sports presents a preview of SDSU's game against Stanford University, to be played Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30...

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SDSU redshirt junior quarterback Christian Chapman throws a pass during a fall practice.

Chapman holds the keys to SDSU’s success against Stanford

September 13, 2017

Saturday night is going to make or break San Diego State football’s season. In one of the biggest games to date, Pac- 12-powerhouse Stanford University...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny blows by UC Davis defenders on his way to a long touchdown.

Penny’s performance just a harbinger of great things to come

September 11, 2017

Anyone who watched Saturday night’s battle between San Diego State football and Arizona State would have witnessed one of the best performances by a...

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Redshirt junior quarterback Christian Chapman throws a pass during SDSU's 38-17 win over UC Davis.

Young Aztecs ready to take next step

September 6, 2017

It’s been a stressful, question-filled offseason for head coach Rocky Long and the San Diego State football team. The success of this season is square...

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Sophomore tight end Kahale Warring blocks a UC Davis player during SDSU's 38-17 win.

Aztecs set the tone for the season with dominant opening game victory

September 4, 2017

In near triple-digit heat, the San Diego State football team crushed visiting UC Davis on Saturday by a score of 38-17 victory. In the four quarters played...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny looks for the ball during a 2017 practice.

Penny ready to take over on offense

August 28, 2017

San Diego State football senior running back Rashaad Penny should be more than capable of filling into Donnel Pumphrey’s shoes as the starting running...

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Redshirt freshman receiver Isiah Macklin hauls in a touchdown reception during SDSU's Fan Fest.

Freshmen shine at football Fan Fest

August 23, 2017

It was a beautiful day for preseason football at Qualcomm Stadium as the San Diego State football team held its annual Fan Fest, where fans came out to...

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Senior utility Caroline Israels winds up for a throw down the pool.

Aztecs swim to nail-biting victories

April 12, 2017

In one of the most exciting games to have taken place in the Aztec Aquaplex this season, the T-No. 14 San Diego State women’s water polo team defeated...

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