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Aztec women's golf preps for regionals

Aztec women’s golf preps for regionals

May 7, 2015

The San Diego State women’s golf team is set to tee off in the NCAA St. George Regional at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah...

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Spalding's squad seeks MW title

Spalding’s squad seeks MW title

April 16, 2015

The San Diego State women’s golf team is back home in Southern California preparing for the Mountain West championship tournament next Monday at Mission...

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Shaky opening round ends SDSU's top-10 streak

Shaky opening round ends SDSU’s top-10 streak

April 15, 2015

The San Diego State women’s golf team took a hit last weekend at the PING Invitational hosted by Arizona State University, finishing in a tie for 12th...

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Aztecs prepare for PING Invitational in Arizona

Aztecs prepare for PING Invitational in Arizona

April 9, 2015

The San Diego State women’s golf team will tee off tomorrow morning in Tempe, Arizona at the PING Invitational hosted by Arizona State University. The...

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Behind the award: Trimaine Davis

Behind the award: Trimaine Davis

March 16, 2015

The San Diego State men’s basketball record books can take you back as far as 1922. Tony Gwynn paced the parquetry from 1977-81, and Michael Cage followed...

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SDSU ends streaky regular season

SDSU ends streaky regular season

March 16, 2015

Before the San Diego State Aztecs opened their season against California State University, Northridge, back in mid November, they had a target on their...

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sdsu senior forward jj obrien

Hoops seniors sent off from Viejas in victory

March 9, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (24-7, 14-4 Mountain West) beat the University of Nevada, Reno (9-21, 5-13 MW) 67-43 on Senior Night on Saturday. Seniors forward...

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Irene Blair, SDSU women's golf

Women’s golf rides to fourth at Bruin Wave Invite

March 6, 2015

The San Diego State women’s golf team notched a fourth-place finish this week at the Bruin Wave Invitational at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana,...

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Women's golf preps for stacked UC Irvine Invitational

Women’s golf preps for stacked UC Irvine Invitational

February 23, 2015

The San Diego State women’s golf team is participating in its first event of the spring today in Santa Ana at the UCI Invitational presented by Kia....

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Fisher's men head to Bay Area for Spartan showdown

Fisher’s men head to Bay Area for Spartan showdown

February 20, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (21-6, 11-3 Mountain West) will face off against the San Jose State Spartans (2-23, 0-13 MW) on Saturday night in San Jose....

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Aztecs honor Tony Gwynn in win vs. Cowboys

Aztecs honor Tony Gwynn in win vs. Cowboys

February 12, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (19-6, 9-3 Mountain West) beat the University of Wyoming Cowboys (19-6, 8-4 Mountain West) 67-41 on Wednesday night to take...

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Gunn misfires out in Torrey Pines fog

Gunn misfires out in Torrey Pines fog

February 9, 2015

Former San Diego State Aztec Gunn Yang missed the weekend cut at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open on Friday. Gunn was awarded a sponsor exemption for the...

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Aztecs chip away at national title hopes

Aztecs chip away at national title hopes

February 5, 2015

As head coach Leslie Spalding and the San Diego State women’s golf team prepare for the start of the spring collegiate golf season, practice isn’t...

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Fisher's men roam to Reno

Fisher’s men roam to Reno

February 2, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs (17-5, 7-2 Mountain West) are set to square up with the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack (6-14, 2-6 MW) on Wednesday in...

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SDSU cages the Bulldogs in Viejas

SDSU cages the Bulldogs in Viejas

January 29, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs beat the California State University, Fresno Bulldogs 58-47 on Tuesday night at Viejas Arena with 16 points from senior guard...

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Rams buck Aztecs in Colorado

Rams buck Aztecs in Colorado

January 26, 2015

The San Diego State Aztecs fell 79-73 on the road to the Colorado State University Rams on Saturday night, snapping their four-game conference win streak....

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49ers fall short of gold as Aztecs win 60-59

49ers fall short of gold as Aztecs win 60-59

December 11, 2014

The No. 16 San Diego State men’s basketball team held on to beat California State University, Long Beach 60-59 in a thriller on Wednesday night. Down...

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Aztecs offense struggles in Washington loss

Aztecs offense struggles in Washington loss

December 10, 2014

The then-No. 13 San Diego State Aztecs suffered their second loss of the season Sunday night, falling to the University of Washington 49-36. The defeat...

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Men's basketball gears up for crosstown rival

Men’s basketball gears up for crosstown rival

December 1, 2014

San Diego State men’s basketball will welcome the University of San Diego to Viejas Arena on Thursday evening for the unofficial city championship. SDSU...

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Aztecs survive 2 OT thriller

Aztecs survive 2 OT thriller

November 25, 2014

No. 15 San Diego State beat its old conference rival Brigham Young University 92-87 in double overtime Monday night in the quarterfinal matchup of the...

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Aztec defense mutes the Ute offense

Aztec defense mutes the Ute offense

November 20, 2014

San Diego State men’s basketball beat the University of Utah 53-49 on Tuesday afternoon, moving to 2-0 on the season. Tuesday’s matchup was SDSU’s...

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Aztecs down 18-17 against Utah at halftime

Aztecs down 18-17 against Utah at halftime

November 18, 2014

San Diego State men’s basketball trails the University of Utah 18-17 after the first half of play at Viejas Arena. The building is packed despite concerns...

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Men's basketball aiming to bullrush Matadors

Men’s basketball aiming to bullrush Matadors

November 13, 2014

The San Diego State men’s basketball team will open up its regular season on Friday at Viejas Arena as it welcomes California State University, Northridge...

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Aztecs sink Sea Lions 74-45

Aztecs sink Sea Lions 74-45

November 9, 2014

The San Diego State men’s basketball team ousted Point Loma Nazarene University 74-45 Friday night at Viejas Arena. The game was the only exhibition...

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Aztecs leading Sea Lions 32-16 at halftime

Aztecs leading Sea Lions 32-16 at halftime

November 7, 2014

San Diego State men’s basketball leads Point Loma Nazarene University 32-16 after the first half of play. By the looks of the play on the court, and...

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Fisher shooting for the stars in 2014-15

Fisher shooting for the stars in 2014-15

November 6, 2014

The San Diego State men’s basketball team is entering one of the most anticipated seasons in program history. After a Sweet Sixteen run in 2014, head...

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Women's golf shows up in Las Vegas Showdown

Women’s golf shows up in Las Vegas Showdown

November 2, 2014

The San Diego State women’s golf team defended its title at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Boulder Creek Golf Course on Tuesday. SDSU held the...

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Aztecs finish sixth in Fairfax

Aztecs finish sixth in Fairfax

October 16, 2014

The San Diego State men’s golf team finished in sixth place at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational on Tuesday in Fairfax, California. SDSU finished 15...

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Aztec basketball receives No. 17 ranking

Aztec basketball receives No. 17 ranking

October 16, 2014

The San Diego State men’s basketball team has been ranked 17th in the USA Today preseason coaches poll released this morning. This is the highest preseason...

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Men's golf to finish preseason in Fairfax

Men’s golf to finish preseason in Fairfax

October 12, 2014

The San Diego State men’s golf team will look to keep the ball rolling Monday at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, California....

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Aztecs author third-place finish in Albuquerque

Aztecs author third-place finish in Albuquerque

September 30, 2014

The San Diego State men’s golf team finished in third place at the William H. Tucker Invitational on Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SDSU matched...

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SDSU finishes third at Husky Invitational

SDSU finishes third at Husky Invitational

September 25, 2014

The San Diego State men’s golf team finished in third place on Tuesday at the Husky Invitational with its combined score of 9-over-par 873, just six...

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Aztecs finish strong at Dick McGuire Invitational

September 21, 2014

The San Diego State women’s golf team finished in fifth place at the Dick McGuire Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico on Tuesday. The...

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Aztecs finish fourth at Southwestern Intercollegiate Tournament

September 12, 2014

The San Diego State men’s golf team finished in fourth place at the Southwestern Intercollegiate Tournament on Tuesday. The tournament, co-hosted by...

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Aztecs set to tee off at Southwestern Intercollegiate

September 8, 2014

The San Diego State men’s golf team will open the 2014 season at the Southwestern Intercollegiate Tournament at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake...

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Four-star newcomer sidelined with foot injury

September 2, 2014

Incoming freshman Zylan Cheatham, rated a five-star talent on Rivals.com, was recently diagnosed with a fracture in his left foot and will be out three...

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Emma Henrikson gets second place

Emma Henrikson gets second place

April 28, 2014

As is tradition at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, host of the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship, tournament winners take a...

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Mistakes prove costly even without prize money

April 16, 2014

While PGA Tour pros were pacing the illustrious fairways of Augusta National Golf Club during the 78th Masters Tournament, the San Diego State University...

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Schauffele is good and he knows it

March 27, 2014

In the game of golf, one’s own mind can get in the way of a low score more than any bunker, divot, or lateral hazard. Confidence alone can be the difference...

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Photo courtesy of Stan Liu

Schauffele honored at San Diego Classic

March 24, 2014

The San Diego State men’s golf team was unable to defend its 2013 title at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic on Tuesday, finishing in second place among...

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Courtesy of Stan Liu, SDSU Athletics

‘Team’ is the theme as men’s golf wins Jones Sports Invitational

March 4, 2014

The San Diego State men's golf team took home its first team title of the season last week at The Jones Sports Invitational in Somis, Ca. The Aztecs' combined...

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Men’s golf makes a name for itself

February 6, 2014

Without the hype of national TV coverage or crazed student fans, the San Diego State men’s golf team is quietly establishing itself as a premier program...

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Women’s golf drives for a title

February 6, 2014

After a win at the Las Vegas Colliegate Showdown and four top-10 finishes in four fall events, the San Diego State women’s golf team is poised to make...

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Hockey Club handled by Arizona’s D1 squad

January 30, 2014

The San Diego State Hockey Club was swept by the University of Arizona’s DI team in a two-game series this past weekend. The Aztecs went on the road...

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Hockey Club sunk by the Titans

December 11, 2013

The San Diego State Hockey Club's struggles at home continued on Friday night as the Aztecs fell to California State University Fullerton 5-3. With...

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Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer

Hockey Club Rolls LMU 10-1

December 5, 2013

The San Diego State Hockey Club’s impressive 10-1 victory against Loyola Marymount University on Nov. 23 featured an array of offensive production and...

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Photo by Kristian Carreon, Staff Photographer

NAU ends Hockey Club’s winning streak

November 21, 2013

The San Diego State Hockey Club’s six game winning streak came to an abrupt end this weekend, as they were swept in two games by No. 2 Northern Arizona...

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Megan Thompson: Lightning on ice

November 12, 2013

When you step into The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center to watch the San Diego State Hockey Club play, you will get an idea of what...

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Aztec hockey topples Bruins in OT win

October 30, 2013

The San Diego State Hockey Club returned home with more to celebrate than Saturday night's 6-5 overtime win against the University of California, Los Angeles. Freshman...

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Hockey Club drops two games to Sun Devils

October 14, 2013

The San Diego State Hockey Club fought through a tough series this weekend against Arizona State University's Division II team, leaving Arizona winless...

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Aztecs protect home and beat LMU 5-2

Aztecs protect home and beat LMU 5-2

October 7, 2013

There was plenty of action Friday night as San Diego State Hockey Club took on Loyola Marymount University for its first home game in nearly three weeks. The...

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Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer

SDSU Hockey pummels 49ers 10-1

October 2, 2013

After a 10-1 demolition of Long Beach State University on Saturday night, the San Diego State Hockey Club made one thing  clear: They are not afraid of...

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Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer

Aztecs scorched by Sun Devils

September 27, 2013

The San Diego State Hockey Club took two hard losses last weekend as it played consecutive games on the road against Arizona State University. The Aztecs...

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Wesley Beights, Staff Photographer

Aztecs defeat 49ers 8-2

September 16, 2013

Heavy hits and light whistles were on display Friday night as the San Diego State Hockey Club hosted California State University, Long Beach  in its home...

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