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Ron Smith redefines what it means to be a student-athlete

by Tristi Rodriguez and Aaron Tolentino // December 5, 2018

San Diego State cornerback Ron Smith's accomplishments go far beyond the football field.

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Aztecs cornerback Ron Smith (center) leads the

‘I am SDSU’ campaign strives to increase student involvement in community events

by Sofia Bert, Senior Staff Writer // September 13, 2018

New university President Adela de la Torre put her words to actions on her promise of connecting with the student body by kicking off a new “I am SDSU”...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny blows by a Bulldog defender during SDSU's 3-27 loss to Fresno State on Oct. 21.

SDSU looking to end conference road slate undefeated in duel with Spartans

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // November 2, 2017

San Diego State football plays its final road game of the year on Saturday when it faces off against San Jose State University in a Mountain West Conference...

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Sophomore cornerback Ron Smith intercepts a pass during the second quarter of SDSU's 20-17 win over Stanford University.

SDSU topples No. 19 Stanford, 20-17

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // September 17, 2017

Lifetime San Diego State football fan and San Diego native Gregg Anderson stood on the field next to his son, still in shock after watching the Aztecs...

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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

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // 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 outruns a slew of UC Davis defenders during SDSU's 38-17 win.

Notebook: true team effort leads to dominating SDSU victory

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // September 2, 2017

San Diego State football opened its 2017 season with a 38-17 victory over FCS opponent UC Davis. The Aztecs, which were littered with underclassmen...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny prances for a touchdown during SDSU's 38-17 win over UC Davis.

Aztecs’ ground attack too much for UC Davis in 38-17 victory

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // September 2, 2017

It was a scorcher of a Saturday night for the first game of the 2017 San Diego State football season, where the defending Mountain West Conference champions...

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SDSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Ron Smith participating in a drill during fall practice.

Smith will need to step up for SDSU football

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // August 16, 2017

Then redshirt freshman cornerback Ron Smith stepped in front of the pass from University of Houston senior quarterback Greg Ward Jr., mid-sprint, intercepting...

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SDSU senior running back Rashaad Penny runs a route during the team's practice at Miramar MCAS.

The future may be now for SDSU football

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // August 16, 2017

The constant turnaround is what makes college sports exciting. Aside from the rare outlier, maybe players compete at this level for a maximum of four years...

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Aztecs set to clash with the Cowboys in Wyoming

Aztecs set to clash with the Cowboys in Wyoming

by Austin Gayle, Staff Columnist // November 16, 2016

San Diego State football (9-1, 6-0 MW) is set to take on the University of Wyoming (7-3, 5-1 MW) on Saturday, Nov. 19 for the second consecutive road contest...

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Aztecs rush for a school-record 474 yards in 46-16 win over Nevada

Aztecs rush for a school-record 474 yards in 46-16 win over Nevada

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // November 12, 2016

One week after it clinched the Mountain West West division crown, San Diego State football defeated University of Nevada, Reno 46-16, improving its conference...

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Sophomore linebacker Ronley Lakalaka (39) and junior safety Kameron Kelly (7) celebrate after Lakalaka's interception.

Aztecs complete first shutout in MW play with 55-0 win over Hawaii

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // November 5, 2016

Fittingly, in San Diego State football's 55-0 victory over University of Hawaii, its most dominant win of the 2016 season, no one player stole the spotlight. Seven...

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