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SDSU FOOTBALL NAMES CAPTAINS FOR 2016 CAMPAIGN

 

Alex Barrett, Damontae Kazee, Calvin Munson, Donnel Pumphrey and Nico Siragusa will lead the Aztecs this season

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August 24, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State Football has named Alex Barrett (Mesa, Ariz.), Damontae Kazee (San Bernadino, Calif.), Calvin Munson (St. Charles, Mo.), Donnel Pumphrey (Las Vegas) and Nico Siragusa (Chula Vista, Calif.) as its captains for the 2016 campaign, head coach Rocky Long announced today.

CUBS SWEEP PADS

 

By Liz Alper

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August 24, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres are facing the winningest team in baseball and they’re trying to avoid being swept.  Not the best situation, but they do what they can.  Another ace Cubs pitcher was on the mound in Kyle Hendricks; he started against Paul Clemens for San Diego.

EX-AZTEC GOLFER J.J. SPAUN VICTORIOUS ON WEB.COM TOUR

 

Former SDSU star captures title at News Sentinel Open in Tennessee

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August 22, 2016 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State men’s golf standout J.J. Spaun emerged victorious at the Web.com Tour’s News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot on Sunday after shooting a 5-under-par 66 during the final round at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BATTLES CSUN TO 0-0 DRAW IN PRESEASON FRIENDLY

 

Aztecs open regular-season slate next weekend

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August 21, 2016 (Northridge, Ca.) - In its final tune-up of the preseason, the San Diego State men’s soccer team played host Cal State Northridge to a 0-0 draw in double overtime Sunday night at Matador Soccer Field. The Aztecs will now prepare for their regular-season opener on Friday, Aug. 26 against the University of Illinois, Chicago at the Gonzaga Soccer Tournament in Spokane, Wash.

FANTASTIC OUTING BY PERDOMO GIVES PADS SERIES WIN OVER SNAKES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  the Padres sign autographs for military kids.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

August 21, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres had the opportunity to take the series from the Diamondbacks today with Luis Perdomo on the mound against Braden Shipley for Arizona.  And they did in a commanding way.

NEW KID NOT ENOUGH; PADRES LOSE 2-1

 

By Liz Alper

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August 20, 2016 (San Diego) - Two big wins.  Two straight wins.  When’s the last time that happened?  The Padres looked to make it three in a row tonight and take the series from the Dbacks regardless of what happens tomorrow.  Clayton Richard started on the mound for the Padres against Robbie Ray for Arizona.

SCHIMPF IS THE HERO TONIGHT; PADRES WALK OFF DBACKS TO WIN TWO STRAIGHT

 

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  recognizing San Diego first responders before the game.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

 

August 19, 2016 (San Diego) - After a big win last night, the Padres aimed to win again tonight in a less dramatic fashion with Jarred Cosart on the mound against Zack Greinke for Arizona.

POWAY KID SAVES THE DAY IN PADRES' MUCH-NEEDED HOMECOMING

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: 94.9 FM is presented with a framed jersey before the game in honor of the Padres’ transition to 94.9 FM for 2017. Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

August 18, 2016 (San Diego) – After an absolutely dismal series against the AL East, the Padres were ready to return home to Petco Park to face the Diamondbacks.  Paul Clemens started on the mound for San Diego against Archie Bradley for Arizona.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DOWNS SANTA CLARA IN MID-WEEK FRIENDLY 3-2

 

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August 17, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team got its first taste of the 2016 campaign on Wednesday in thrilling fashion with a 3-2 triumph over Santa Clara in a preseason friendly at SDSU Sports Deck.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER PICKED FIFTH IN PAC-12 COACHES POLL

 

Aztecs open 2016 regular-season slate on Aug. 26

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August 16, 2016 (San Francisco) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team was predicted to finish fifth in the Pac-12 Conference after the league announced its preseason poll Tuesday afternoon. The voting panel consisted of the league’s six head coaches.

AZTEC FOOTBALL CONTINUES TO GARNER NATIONAL RECOGNITION

 

SDSU earn national recognition by ESPN, CBS Sports

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August 16, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State football was ranked within the top-25 for the second time in one week, as ESPN slotted the Aztecs in the 25th spot of its 2016 ESPN Power Rankings. Additionally, junior Rashaad Penny was named to CBS Sports’ Preseason All-America Second Team on special teams.

AFTER GREAT FRIDAY NIGHT, PADRES LOSE SERIES TO METS TWO GAMES TO ONE

 

By Liz Alper

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August 14, 2016 (New York) – If you think you’re tired on work days, the Padres had to play a 10:10 a.m. game after playing an extra innings battle last night.  Clayton Richard started on the mound for San Diego against Steven Matz for New York.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO USF 2-0 IN FRIENDLY

Aztecs drop lone exhibition before season opener next Friday

 

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August 12, 2016 (San Francisco) - San Diego State took the pitch for the first time in 2016 and fell at San Francisco, 2-0, in the Aztecs’ lone exhibition before its season opener. The teams played three 30-minute periods and one 15-minute overtime session before calling it a night.

ANOTHER OLYMPICS SWEEP BY THE AMERICANS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo credits:  Simone Biles courtesy Creative Commons: Agencia Brasil Fotografias, Katie Ledecky courtesy Agencia Brasil, Simone Manuel courtesy Chan-Fan on Wikepedia, The Final Five courtesy San Diego News, Kayla Harrison courtesy Youtube screenshot, Michael Phelps slideshow photo Creative Commons courtesy movefly.com

August 11, 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Bra.) - When it comes to the Olympics, the stereotype about Americans is true:  we love being the best.  And the athletes of Team USA are certainly proving that stereotype true at the Rio Games.

SDSU ALUMNI WHITNEY ASHLEY AND SHANIEKA THOMAS SET FOR RIO OLYMPICS

 

Former Aztecs to compete in discus throw and triple jump, respectively

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Photo:  Whitney Ashley (right) and Shanieka Thomas (left) via goaztecs.com

August 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field alumnae Whitney Ashley and Shanieka Thomas will compete at the Rio Olympics this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ashley qualified for the Olympics by winning the discus throw at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July, while Thomas punched her ticket with a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the Jamaican Senior National Championships.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to co-host Lamkin San Diego Classic in March

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August 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State head men’s golf coach Ryan Donovan released his team’s 2016-17 schedule on Wednesday, with a return visit to exclusive Pebble Beach in late October and a challenging trip to Las Vegas next spring highlighting the Aztecs’ slate, along with a home tournament in mid-March.

AZTEC FOOTBALL RANKED 24TH BY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

 

SDSU nationally ranked by another publication

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August 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State is ranked 24th by Sports Illustrated in the publication’s college football preseason top-25 poll, released today.

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