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ROSALES TAKES UPTON JR.'S PLACE AS WALK-OFF KING; PADRES WIN 2-1

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 30, 2016 (San Diego) - After receiving a rude homecoming by the Reds last night, the Padres looked to rebound tonight.  Christian Friedrich started for San Diego against a guy that the Padres have seen a lot:  Anthony Desclafani for the Reds.

REDS GET TO PADRES EARLY; FRIARS SHUT OUT AND HOME RUN STREAK ENDS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  the Padres and SDG&E present a check to Armed Services YMCA on Community Heroes Night.  Courtesy @SDGE on Twitter.

July 29, 2016 (San Diego) – After getting an unholy taste of Canada for the first time, the Padres were eager to return home and face a familiar foe, the Cincinnati Reds, over the weekend.  Edwin Jackson started on the hill for the Padres against Brandon Finnegan for Cincy.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS RECOGNIZED BY ITA

 

Four Aztecs and team as a whole earn academic recognition

Source: goaztecs.com press release

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July 29, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team and four individuals were recognized for their efforts in the classroom by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD GARNERS USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM ACCOLADES

 

Aztecs land three individuals on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team; Posts a 3.07 team GPA

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Kassidy Ellis was one of the Aztecs to receive honors.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

July 28, 2016 (New Orleans) - San Diego State was named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team selection on Thursday. Led by Kassidy Ellis, Alexa Evans and Ellison Grove, the Aztecs finished the 2016 campaign with a 3.07 cumulative GPA.

PADRES AVOID SWEEPING BLUE JAYS, WIN 8-4

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 27, 2016 (Toronto) - The Padres woke everyone up early for some day baseball and to hopefully avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays.  Luis Perdomo started on the hill against the veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

The Padres seemed determined to avoid the sweep.  Adam Rosales started things with a two-run bomb in the third to give the Padres a 2-0 lead.

EXTRA-INNINGS BATTLE SLIPS OUT OF PADRES' HANDS, LITERALLY. LOSE 7-6

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 26, 2016 (Toronto) - Canada welcomed the Padres head-on yesterday.  Today, the tables turned; Melvin Upton Jr. was on the other team, in his new home stadium, facing his old team.  Kind of like Adam Banks in the second Mighty Ducks movie.  He and the Jays faced Andrew Cashner, while the Padres faced Jays rookie Marcus Stroman.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES CHALLENGING 2016 SLATE

 

SDSU plays six contests against opponents who finished among their conference’s top two

Source: goaztecs.com press release

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July 26, 2016 (San Diego) - Coming off of his team’s best campaign in four seasons, San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner has announced the Aztecs’ 2016 slate. The schedule features 10 matches at SDSU Sports Deck, six contests against opponents that finished among their conference’s top two, and four matches versus teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

SDSU FOOTBALL PICKED TO WIN MW WEST; SWEEPS PRESEASON AWARDS

 

Pumphrey (offensive), Kazee (defensive) and Penny (special teams) each named MW preseason players of the year

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Damontae Kazee via goaztecs.com

July 26, 2016 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State football team swept the preseason awards and captured all 29 first-place votes en route to being picked to win the West Division of the Mountain West in the 2016 preseason poll, the league announced Tuesday in Las Vegas. The Aztecs became just the second unanimous preseason pick in MW history (TCU in 2010).

PADRES RECEIVE COLD SHOULDER FROM FRIENDS NORTH OF THE BORDER, LOSE 4-2 TO JAYS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 25, 2016 (Toronto) - The Padres have never been to Canada.  Or at least, never to the Rogers Centre to face the Toronto Blue Jays.  They got their first taste of Canadian baseball tonight.  Colin Rea got the nod for San Diego against Aaron Sanchez for Toronto.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 2016 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  McKynzie Fort via goaztecs.com

July 25, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry revealed the team’s 2016 non-conference schedule Monday, with an invitation to the Seton Hall Tournament over Thanksgiving Weekend and a December home date with Big Ten member Michigan, highlighting the Aztecs’ 11-game slate.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER REVEALS 2016 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to open campaign against UCLA

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: goaztecs.com

July 25, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen revealed his team’s 2016 schedule on Friday. The Aztecs’ 18-game schedule features eight home games, including the season opener vs. UCLA, and does not include the return of the Mountain West Championship to SDSU Sports Deck in early November.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE WINS CHET DEVORE AWARD AS MOST SUCCESSFUL PCAC ATHLETIC PROGRAM IN 2015-16







Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District news release

July 24, 2016 (El Cajon) -  For the second time in three years, Grossmont College has won the Chet DeVore Award for having the most successful men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic program in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

PADRES WIN LEAP FROG BATTLE; TAKE SERIES FROM NATS TWO GAMES TO ONE

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 24, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – All of San Diego was up bright and early to watch the Padres take on the Nationals in the series finale.  Christian Friedrich started for San Diego, while the rookie Lucas Giolito took the mound for Washington.

BLOWN LEAD COSTS PADRES AS NATIONALS WALK IT OFF

 

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 23, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - It felt good to win last night.  So good, in fact, that the Padres wanted to do it again tonight in game two against the Nationals.  Edwin Jackson, who pitched a sensational game last Sunday at Petco, started on the hill against Max Scherzer for Washington.

PADS TAKE GAME ONE IN PATRIOTIC FASHION AGAINST NATIONALS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 22, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – After a frustrating loss last night that resulted in a sweep by the Cardinals, the Padres looked to be patriotic and rebound in our nation’s capital against the Washington Nationals.  Luis Perdomo started for the Pads against Tanner Roark for the Nats.

PADRES NEARLY AVOID SWEEP BY REDBIRDS, BUT PISCOTTY THREE RUN HR AND DIAZ WALK-OFF MAKES THEM LOSE IT ALL

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 21, 2016 (St. Louis) – It has been a very bad series for the Padres in St. Louis.  But tonight they got one more chance to avoid a sweep.  Andrew Cashner—despite swirling rumors that he could’ve been traded before his scheduled start tonight—was on the mound for San Diego against Adam Wainwright for the Cards.

SCHIMPF'S KNOCK NOT ENOUGH; PADRES LOSE 4-2 IN GAME ONE OF DOUBLEHEADER

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 20, 2016 (St. Louis) – Thanks to rain, the Padres and Cardinals are now playing two games today, the first of which is a morning (for us) matinee for game two which should’ve been last night.  Colin Rea started for San Diego against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOLD SUMMER CAMPS FOR GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL IN AUGUST

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Lady Aztecs head coach Stacie Terry via goaztecs.com

July 20, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State University women's basketball team has scheduled another session for its Elite Camp for August 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the new Jeff Jacobs JAM Center at SDSU.  Also, the team announced that spots are still open for the Girls High School Team Camp August 6 and 7.

THE SWEEP CURSE IS GONE; PADRES SWEEP GIANTS 5-3 ON OUTSTANDING OUTING FROM EDWIN JACKSON

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  National Ice Cream Day at Petco Park.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 17, 2016 (San Diego) - It's that day again, folks.  Sweep day.  Do the Padres finally break the curse?  Surprise:  they did.  And they did it in a dramatic way.  The kind of dramatic that's way more dramtic than it should've been.  Not the good kind of dramatic.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: PADRES, GIANTS EXCHANGE GIFTS, GO TO EXTRA INNINGS, PADRES COME AWAY WITH WIN TWO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 16, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres looked to capitalize on the momentum from beating the Giants for the first time this season last night.  Jeff Samardzija took the mound against Luis Perdomo.

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