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The Show must go on

The Show must go on

May 13, 2016

San Diego State has a lot of perks. For sports fans, though, it may just be paradise. SDSU’s student section, nicknamed The Show, has grown a reputation...

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MLB Hall of Famer and San Diego State baseball head coach Tony Gwynn has battled parotid cancer throughout this season, Courtesy of SDSU Media Relations

Tony Gwynn commemorative issue: The celebration of the life of No. 19

May 4, 2016

Who was Tony Gwynn? To everyone he had different meaning. From some of the people you will hear from in this issue he was a teammate, for others he...

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Senior farewell: Ryan Posner

Senior farewell: Ryan Posner

May 4, 2016

The Daily Aztec may just seem like the piles of paper that fill up the red bins around campus, or what The Show uses as confetti in pregame rituals. If...

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Maxwell Smith's medical waiver denied by NCAA

Maxwell Smith’s medical waiver denied by NCAA

April 19, 2016

In past instances, San Diego State football has been successful in getting players an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA via an injury waiver. Last...

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SDSU baseball brings out the lumber for 7-3 victory over USD

SDSU baseball brings out the lumber for 7-3 victory over USD

April 12, 2016

On the back of three home runs and a handful of pitchers, San Diego State baseball took down crosstown University of San Diego, 7-2, Tuesday night at Fowler...

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Malik Pope declares for NBA Draft, will not hire an agent

Malik Pope declares for NBA Draft, will not hire an agent

April 12, 2016

Arguably nobody finished the 2015-16 season hotter for the San Diego State men's basketball team than sophomore forward Malik Pope. Pope has now parlayed...

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2015-16 season was a loopy ride for SDSU men's basketball

2015-16 season was a loopy ride for SDSU men’s basketball

April 6, 2016

All clichés aside, the 2015-16 season was truly a rollercoaster affair for the San Diego State men’s basketball team. The season started out with...

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Big Apple too big for SDSU men's basketball in 65-46 loss to George Washington in NIT semifinal

Big Apple too big for SDSU men’s basketball in 65-46 loss to George Washington in NIT semifinal

March 29, 2016

The San Diego State men’s basketball team was right where it wanted to be. The team was playing George Washington Universirty in Madison Square Garden...

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SDSU men's basketball off to the Big Apple, defeats Georgia Tech 72-56 in NIT quarterfinals

SDSU men’s basketball off to the Big Apple, defeats Georgia Tech 72-56 in NIT quarterfinals

March 23, 2016

Not making the NCAA tournament was a tough pill to swallow for the San Diego State men's basketball team after making it the past six seasons. There...

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SDSU men's basketball advances to quarterfinals of NIT with 93-78 win over Washington

SDSU men’s basketball advances to quarterfinals of NIT with 93-78 win over Washington

March 21, 2016

There's no question about it, the NIT is like the little cousin to the NCAA tournament when it comes to TV viewership, media attention and water-cooler...

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Great defense and offense to clash in SDSU men's basketball second round NIT matchup vs. Washington

Great defense and offense to clash in SDSU men’s basketball second round NIT matchup vs. Washington

March 21, 2016

It's one of the most hotly contested questions throughout the basketball world: Can a good defense stop a good offense? That question will be on...

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Aqeel Quinn reflects on NCAA tournament appearances with SDSU men's basketball

Aqeel Quinn reflects on NCAA tournament appearances with SDSU men’s basketball

March 14, 2016

For any Division I college basketball player, making the NCAA tournament is the pinnacle achievement. Playing on national television, being a part of...

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From left to right: Peter Trojnacki, Terry Shippen

The enticing lure of March Madness

March 14, 2016

Conference tournament season is truly a special time in college basketball. It’s a chance for teams who may not have played up to par a chance to play...

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SDSU men's basketball does not get selected to 7th straight NCAA tournament

SDSU men’s basketball does not get selected to 7th straight NCAA tournament

March 13, 2016

Going into the 2015-16 season, the San Diego State men's basketball team had made six straight NCAA tournaments, a school record. It will not make it...

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SDSU basketball defeated by Fresno State, 68-63, in MW Tournament final

SDSU basketball defeated by Fresno State, 68-63, in MW Tournament final

March 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS — The San Diego State men's basketball team came to Las Vegas for the Mountain West Tournament needing three wins to assure itself a spot in...

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SDSU basketball looks to punch its ticket to NCAA tournament against Fresno State

SDSU basketball looks to punch its ticket to NCAA tournament against Fresno State

March 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS — It's the question everybody's been asking, but nobody has an answer to. Does the San Diego State men's basketball team need to win the...

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SDSU basketball notebook: Skylar Spencer on a level of his own

SDSU basketball notebook: Skylar Spencer on a level of his own

March 11, 2016

LAS VEGAS — Since Steve Fisher became San Diego State men's basketball's head coach, winning games and titles has not been too uncommon. But after...

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SDSU men's basketball battles for 71-65 victory over Utah State in MW Tournament

SDSU men’s basketball battles for 71-65 victory over Utah State in MW Tournament

March 10, 2016

LAS VEGAS — It wasn't pretty, but it didn't matter. The San Diego State men's basketball team fought, scratched and clawed its way to a 71-65 victory...

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From left to right: Peter Trojnacki, Terry Shippen

Fond memories and SDSU basketball victories keep two fans coming to MW Tournament every year

March 10, 2016

Conference tournament season is truly a special time in college basketball. It's a chance for teams who may not have played up to par a chance to play...

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Who will be Donnel Pumphrey’s backup next season for SDSU football?

March 9, 2016

One of the unsung heroes from last year’s San Diego State football offense was senior backup running back Chase Price. Although, it’s hard to be...

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SDSU basketball gets blowout win over UNLV, 92-56, on emotional senior night

SDSU basketball gets blowout win over UNLV, 92-56, on emotional senior night

March 5, 2016

It's the sendoff they worked for, it's the sendoff players of their stature are worthy of. In the last regular-season game at Viejas Arena for senior...

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Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer ready for last bout at Viejas Arena for SDSU basketball

Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer ready for last bout at Viejas Arena for SDSU basketball

March 5, 2016

Senior forward Winston Shepard stepped onto the San Diego State campus as one of the most highly touted recruits in school history, ranked even higher...

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SDSU's Jim Sterk honored with Athletic Director of the Year award

SDSU’s Jim Sterk honored with Athletic Director of the Year award

March 3, 2016

Even to the casual viewer, it's apparent that San Diego State athletics are on the rise with outright Mountain West championships won in football, men's...

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SDSU football's Calvin Munson chooses gridiron over diamond

SDSU football’s Calvin Munson chooses gridiron over diamond

March 2, 2016

Up until about his sophomore year in high school, San Diego State junior linebacker Calvin Munson was a baseball guy. The right-handed pitcher was a...

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SDSU men's basketball takes frustrations out on New Mexico with 83-56 win

SDSU men’s basketball takes frustrations out on New Mexico with 83-56 win

March 1, 2016

If there's one thing that characterizes Steve Fisher-led teams, even in the most inconsistent of seasons, it's that they won't let one loss snowball into...

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Mythical streak vanishes in a heartbeat for SDSU men's basketball

Mythical streak vanishes in a heartbeat for SDSU men’s basketball

February 27, 2016

Brett Favre's 297 consecutive starts, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2,362 consecutive games played, all streaks that are pretty...

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SDSU men's basketball clinches outright Mountain West title with 73-61 win over Wyoming

SDSU men’s basketball clinches outright Mountain West title with 73-61 win over Wyoming

February 24, 2016

The San Diego State men's basketball team got some redemption Wednesday night in Laramie, Wyoming. With the Aztecs' 73-61 win over University of Wyoming,...

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SDSU men's basketball preparing for mental challenge of playing at Wyoming

SDSU men’s basketball preparing for mental challenge of playing at Wyoming

February 24, 2016

At over 7,000 feet above sea level, senior forward Winston Shepard said that playing at University of Wyoming presents a mental challenge. It's the...

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SDSU baseball 'humbled' as team gets ready to co-host first annual Tony Gwynn Classic

SDSU baseball ‘humbled’ as team gets ready to co-host first annual Tony Gwynn Classic

February 24, 2016

Before former San Diego State baseball coach and MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn died in 2014, he had a vision for the stadium that holds his namesake. That...

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Photo Gallery: SDSU baseball looks to rebound from 0-3 start with busy week ahead

Photo Gallery: SDSU baseball looks to rebound from 0-3 start with busy week ahead

February 23, 2016

San Diego State baseball started the season on a down note, being swept by No. 9 University of Oregon last weekend at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Head coach...

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Matt Shrigley steals the show as SDSU basketball defeats Air Force, 70-61

Matt Shrigley steals the show as SDSU basketball defeats Air Force, 70-61

February 13, 2016

San Diego State redshirt-junior forward Matt Shrigley couldn't buy a basket in his first six games since coming off an ACL tear in the offseason, missing...

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Mountain West enduring chaos as SDSU men's basketball welcomes in Air Force

Mountain West enduring chaos as SDSU men’s basketball welcomes in Air Force

February 13, 2016

As the college basketball season approaches March and conference battles heat up like the weather in San Diego, news should be centered around bracketology...

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6 reasons to get romantic about sports

6 reasons to get romantic about sports

February 12, 2016

With Valentines Day just around the corner, it's important to remember that just because sports can be portrayed as rough and rugged, that doesn't mean...

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SDSU basketball gets streaks busted again against Fresno State with 58-57 loss

SDSU basketball gets streaks busted again against Fresno State with 58-57 loss

February 10, 2016

Fresno State. Call them the streak busters. Last season, San Diego State men's basketball brought an astounding 47-game win streak over California schools...

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SDSU basketball looks to continue the 'villain' role as it travels to Fresno State

SDSU basketball looks to continue the ‘villain’ role as it travels to Fresno State

February 10, 2016

For a second there, it looked like the big, bad Aztecs had been knocked off their block earlier in the season. Every team in the Mountain West was...

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Photo gallery: SDSU water polo defeated by Chinese national team, 17-6

Photo gallery: SDSU water polo defeated by Chinese national team, 17-6

February 7, 2016

No. 18 San Diego State water polo welcomed a unique opponent to the Mesa Saturday in the Chinese national team and were defeated handily, 17-6, in the...

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SDSU football gets big in the trenches with class of 2016 recruits

SDSU football gets big in the trenches with class of 2016 recruits

February 3, 2016

Looking at who San Diego State football added to its team Feb. 3 on National Signing Day, it’s no secret in what direction the team is going. The Aztecs...

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SDSU baseball's Tyler Adkison alters perspective after horrific injury

SDSU baseball’s Tyler Adkison alters perspective after horrific injury

February 3, 2016

The 2015 baseball season was supposed to be a special one for San Diego State redshirt-sophomore outfielder Tyler Adkison As a freshman in 2014, Adkison...

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Photo gallery: Aztec women's tennis defeated by No. 22 Kentucky, 7-0

Photo gallery: Aztec women’s tennis defeated by No. 22 Kentucky, 7-0

January 30, 2016

San Diego State women's tennis was defeated by No. 22 University of Kentucky Friday, 7-0. After defeating UC Riverside to open their spring season,...

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Aztec men's basketball sets Mountain West record in 67-52 win over UNLV

Aztec men’s basketball sets Mountain West record in 67-52 win over UNLV

January 30, 2016

Record-breaking, historical, legendary. These are three words few thought would be associated with San Diego State men's basketball after it lost six...

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Aztecs match up against mysterious UNLV team while looking to make history

Aztecs match up against mysterious UNLV team while looking to make history

January 29, 2016

No team in the Mountain West has been more of an enigma this season than UNLV. The Runnin' Rebels opened their season with impressive wins over University...

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SDSU baseball coach Mark Martinez

SDSU chooses Mark Martinez to carry the baton for Aztecs baseball with 5-year extension

January 27, 2016

The day Aug. 20, 2014 was historic for the San Diego State baseball program. It marked the day the school introduced long-time assistant coach Mark Martinez...

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Notebook: Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer stand alone at the top of the mountain

Notebook: Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer stand alone at the top of the mountain

January 23, 2016

San Diego State men's basketball has been to six straight NCAA tournaments and has won nine Mountain West championships, but two players stand alone at...

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This week in Aztec sports history

January 20, 2016

Jan. 20, 2011 The year 2011 was a special year for the San Diego State men’s basketball program. The team finished off the season with a program record...

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