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San Diego State football senior quarterback Lucas Johnson throws a pass during the Aztecs annual spring game on April 30, 2021 at the SDSU football practice field next to the Sports Deck.

Defense dominates in football’s annual spring game

by Andrew Finley, Senior Staff Writer // May 3, 2021

The competitive spirit was in the air at San Diego State on April 30, as SDSU football put on a show for friends and family at the team's annual intrasquad...

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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

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // 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 football sophomore quarterback Jalen Mayden stands next to senior quarterbacks Lucas Johnson and Jordon Brookshire during a spring practice in early April 2021.

Position battles heat up as football spring game approaches

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // April 30, 2021

Ahead of the program’s Spring game on Friday, San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke is beginning to identify the talent levels of some of his...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke speaks in front of the media on April 20, 2021 to provide an update on spring practices.

Spring ball update: Upperclassmen show leadership, Aztecs receive COVID-19 vaccine

by Andrew Finley, Senior Staff Writer // April 27, 2021

After a full week of spring practices in the rear-view mirror, SDSU football is starting to fire on all cylinders. An inter-squad scrimmage to end week...

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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.

Conference championship, fundamentals a focus for Greg Bell in 2021

by Jason Freund, Senior Staff Writer // April 19, 2021

When observing spring ball before the 2020 San Diego State football season, onlookers saw a swarm of running backs fighting for a starting job. One...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke spoke with the media on April 13, 2021.

Three observations: Aztecs’ spring ball in full swing

by Andrew Finley and Jason Freund // April 16, 2021

 Halted by inclimate weather and a delay due to COVID-19 tracing in the program, SDSU football spring practices are now underway. In a press conference...

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Houston and Tezino return to the Mesa with hopes of second chance in NFL

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // April 1, 2021

San Diego State football returned two former players to the practice field on Thursday with hopes of getting a second chance to pursue the opportunity...

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

Football spring practices postponed due to contact tracing concerns

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // March 23, 2021

San Diego State football announced a second delay to the start of their spring practices last Tuesday. After its original start date delay on March 15...

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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.

Football reveals schedule for 2021 season

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // March 5, 2021

San Diego State football released its official schedule for the 2021 season on March 5, featuring 11 games starting on Sept. 4. The 2020 shortened schedule...

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The dying, yellow grass is the most obvious sign that SDCCU Stadiums days are numbered as demolition is set to begin October 2020.

Writer’s roundtable: Memories of the Murph

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // February 5, 2021

The concrete stadium in Mission Valley opened for the first time 54 years ago and was used as a multi-purpose stadium for baseball, football, soccer, motocross...

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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 SDSUs 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.

Football update: Quarterbacks, tight end entering transfer portal

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // January 27, 2021

After an up-and-down 2020 season, San Diego State football sophomore quarterback Carson Baker has called it a career wearing the Scarlet and Black, announcing...

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Then-sophomore cornerback Darren Hall looks on towards the field during the Aztecs 20-17 win over UNLV on Oct. 26, 2019 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

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

by Jason Freund, Staff Writer // January 11, 2021

Playing in the NFL is a dream shared by any player who steps onto a football field. Despite a shortened college football season due to the pandemic, the...

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