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AZTECS VOLLEYBALL LOSES AT FRESNO STATE IN FOUR SETS

 

Volleyball drops match to Bulldogs

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Photo:  Alexis Cage had 14 kills, four blocks and nine digs at Fresno State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 5, 2016 (Fresno) - In a match in which three of the four sets were decided by two points, San Diego State came up on the short end of a 3-1 decision as it fell at Fresno State Saturday afternoon at the Bulldogs’ Save Mart Arena. FSU prevailed by sets scores of 23-25, 28-26, 25-20, 29-27.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: AZTECS' SEASON ENDS IN SHOOTOUT LOSS TO UNLV IN MW TITLE

 

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Story and photo by Liz Alper

November 5, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer played for the 2016 Mountain West championship tonight against UNLV.  Tonight was the lady Aztecs’ fourth game in nine days.

AZTECS SWIMMERS RECORD DUAL MEET WIN AT OREGON STATE 109-89

 

Swimmers win eight of 11 events to down Oregon State

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Photo:  McKenna Meyer won three individual events in the dual meet at Oregon State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 5, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - San Diego State concluded it stay in Oregon with a 109-89 dual meet victory over Oregon State today at the Beavers’ Osborn Aquatic Center. Saturday’s meet was an abbreviated program that consisted of nine individual events along with a pair of relays (no diving). With the victory, the Aztecs improved to 6-0 on the season.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOPS CAL STATE SAN MARCOS 74-53

 

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SDSU opens the regular season on Fri., Nov. 11 at UC Riverside

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November 4, 2016 (San Diego) - Shooting 50 percent (11-for-22) from beyond the arc, San Diego State women's basketball topped Cal State San Marcos, 74-53, in its lone exhibition of the season on Friday night at Viejas Arena.

SDSU SWIMMERS DEFEAT OREGON STATE 139-113 IN DUAL MEET ACTION

 

Aztecs win 10 of 12 individual races to defeat Beavers

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Photo:  Martina Marks won both the 500 and 1000 freestyle races in Friday's dual meet at Oregon State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 4, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - San Diego State swimmers won 10 of 12 individual races as they defeated Oregon State, 139-113, Friday afternoon at OSU’s Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, Ore. The win was the fifth straight for the Aztecs, who improved to 5-0 on this season.

AZTECS VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FOUR SETS AT SAN JOSE STATE

 

Volleyball drops match at SJSU

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Photo:  Freshman Hannah Turnlund had 10 kills in the match at San Jose State Thursday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 3, 2016 (San Jose) - San Diego State was unable to find it offensive rhythm as it fell to San Jose State in four sets Thursday evening at SJSU’s Spartan Gym. The home side won by set scores of 25-18, 25-12, 23-25, 25-21 as it avenged a loss at the hands of the Aztecs earlier this season.

AZTECS WOMEN'S SOCCER ADVANCE TO MOUNTAIN WEST FINAL WITH 2-0 WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE

 

Goals by Mitchell, Barba send SDSU to tournament championship contest

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Photo:  Victoria Barba's penalty kick gave the Aztecs a 2-0 lead over San Jose State and helped the Aztecs move into the final of the 2016 MW Tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 3, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State gained a measure of revenge and moved into the final of the 2016 Mountain West Championship Tournament with a 2-0 victory over San Jose State Thursday evening on the SDSU Sports Deck.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS START SEASON RIGHT WITH EXHIBITION ROMP OF UCSD

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

November 3, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team kicked off its 2016 season with an exhibition game against UCSD tonight.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO OREGON STATE IN OVERTIME 3-2

 

Aztec comeback comes up short vs. Beavers

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Photo: Dallin Cutler notched his first two assists of the year at Oregon State on Thursday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 3, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - After a furious rally late in the second half, the No. 21/15 San Diego State men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat in overtime Thursday at the hands of host Oregon State in a Pac-12 match at Lorenz Field. With the loss, the Aztecs slip to 8-4-4 overall and 3-3-2 in conference play, while the Beavers move to 6-7-2 on the season and 2-4-2 in the Pac-12.

AZTEC DUO NAMED OCTOBER STARS OF THE MONTH

 

Baron and Barba are two of six amateur Stars of the Month honored.

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November 3, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer senior Victoria Barba (Albuquerque, N.M.) and sophomore kicker John Baron II (Temecula, Calif.) were named two of 16 Stars of the Month for October, selected by the San Diego Hall of Champions.

THE CURSE OF THE GOAT IS BROKEN; CUBS SNAP 108-YEAR WORLD SERIES DROUGHT WITH DRAMATIC WIN OVER INDIANS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo: David "Grandpa Rossy" Ross gets a hug from teammates as he retires a champion.   Cover photo:  Cubs fans celebrate the win outside Wrigley Field in Chicago. Both photos courtesy @Cubs on Twitter

November 3, 2016 (Cleveland) - Well, actually, that's not entirely true.  The goat was apparently at Progressive Field in Cleveland throughout the entire game.

But tonight, he had no effect.  The Cubs fought their way through the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

But none of that mattered anymore.  It all came down to fighting through the team who led the AL Central for most of the season, the Cleveland Indians.  The Indians fought through the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.  Both teams had been through probably a bloodier battle than every battle in the Civil War combined in their leagues.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: BARBA SCORES TWICE IN SDSU'S 2-0 WIN OVER BOISE STATE

 

Senior scores sixth goal in last five games

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November 1, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State all-conference midfielder Victoria Barba scored twice to lift third-seeded San Diego State to a 2-0 victory over sixth-seeded Boise State in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Mountain West Women’s Soccer Championship on Tuesday at SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs improved to 9-7-3, while the Broncos finished their season at 6-11-4.

AZTEC SPORTS PRESS CONFERENCE 11/1: MEN'S BASKETBALL IS "BACK IN BUSINESS"

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

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November 1, 2016 (San Diego) - With San Diego State men's basketball's first game on Thursday against UC San Diego, basketball head coach Steve Fisher joined football head coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman and defensive end Dakota Turner for their weekly press conference.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: BARBA, MORAN, UTUSH EARN ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SOCCER HONORS

 

SDSU has at least three honorees for eighth straight season

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November 1, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer players Victoria Barba, Stacie Moran and Aliyah Utush earned all-Mountain West recognition from the league on Monday for their effort during the 2016 conference season.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S JOHN BARON NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

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Baron earns league weekly accolade for the first time of his career

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November 1, 2016 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State sophomore kicker John Baron (Temecula, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It is the first weekly league accolade for Baron.

SAN DIEGO STATE ROWING COMPETES AT RACE FOR THE CURE

 

Aztec Rowing claims five top-three finishes in its three races

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October 30, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State rowing team competed in its first event of fall schedule on Sunday at the Race for the Cure, hosted by UCSD, which raised money for breast cancer research. The Aztecs faced host UCSD, USD, Orange Coast College (OCC) and ZLAC Rowing Club in their races.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS FALL TO BOISE STATE IN FOUR SETS

 

Volleyball drops match to conference co-leader

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Photo: Alexandra Psoma had a career-high 23 kills and hit .474 against Boise State Saturday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 29, 2016 (San Diego) - After dropping the opening two sets to league-leading Boise State, the San Diego State volleyball team found the deficit too much to overcome as it dropped a four-set decision to the Broncos Saturday evening on Aztec Court. Boise State prevailed by set scores of 25-19, 25-21, 14-25, 25-23.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO NEW MEXICO 2-1

 

Game ends in overtime on penalty kick

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October 28, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State fell in disappointing fashion, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to New Mexico on Senior Night. The Aztecs, who dominated in every facet of the game except the one column that counts, fell to 8-7-3 overall and 6-2-3 in the Mountain West. The Lobos, meanwhile, finished their season at 9-7-3 (5-5-1 MW).

AZTECS FOOTBALL: PUMPHREY FIFTH IN NCAA ALL-TIME RUSHING, SAN DIEGO STATE ROLLS UTAH STATE 40-13

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October 28, 2016 (Logan, Ut.) - Donnel Pumphrey ran for 223 yards, moving into the top five on the NCAA career list, and Juwan Washington added 137 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego State's 40-13 victory over Utah State on Friday night.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY NINTH AT MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

SDSU hosts Cal State San Marcos for an exhibition on Fri., Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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October 28, 2016 (Kuna, Id.) - San Diego State finished with its third-best Mountain West Cross Country Championship 6K team time in 17 years en route to a ninth-place finish at the Mountain West Championships hosted by Boise State Friday morning.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS COME BACK TO DEFEAT AIR FORCE IN FOUR SETS

 

Volleyball downs Falcons in Mountain West match

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Photo: Alexandra Psoma led SDSU with 14 kills in the win over Air Force Thursday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 27, 2016 (San Diego) - After dropping the first set, San Diego State roared back to defeat Air Force, 3-1 (20-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-23), Thursday evening on Aztec Court. With the victory, SDSU improved to 14-10 overall and 6-4 in the Mountain West, Air Force, meanwhile, saw its record drop to 9-15 (0-11 MW).

GROSSMONT COLLEGE ALUM RETURNS TO HOME FIELD TO HEAD ATHLETICS PROGRAM





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October 27, 2016 (El Cajon) - As a former student athlete and successful college coach, Thomas Armstrong knows a lot about executing winning game plans.

As Grossmont College’s new associate dean of athletics, Armstrong is now diagramming x’s and o’s for a program that has in the past three years twice won honors as the most successful intercollegiate athletic program in the 10-college Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF DEFENDS CROWN AT SAINT MARY'S INVITE

 

Aztecs capture second tournament title of fall campaign

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Photo: PJ Samiere registered his second runner-up finish of the fall campaign on Wednesday at the Saint Mary's Invite.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 26, 2016 (Pebble Beach) - Bolstered by three top-six individual finishes, the San Diego State men’s golf team captured its second tournament crown of the fall season at the Saint Mary’s Invitational on Wednesday after shooting a 10-under-par 274 during the final round at Poppy Hills Golf Course.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE: THE LAST FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Jen Heisel

October 25, 2016 (San Diego) - With their last Friday night game of the season against Utah State this week, San Diego State head coach Rocky Long, senior linebacker Austin Wyatt-Thayer and junior running back and kick returner Rashaad Penny spoke to media at this week's press conference.

JOHN DAVID WICKER NAMED ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT SAN DIEGO STATE

 

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October 25, 2016 (San Diego) - John David Wicker has been named San Diego State University's new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The announcement was made today by SDSU President Elliot Hirshman.

"It feels great to be back on the Mesa," Wicker said. "I loved my four years here with the coaches, the staff and all the student athletes. I'm thrilled with this opportunity and I am looking forward to helping SDSU Athletics move to next level of success."

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: ADAM ALLMARAS NAMED PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Redshirt junior garners Aztecs’ fifth conference weekly award this season

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October 25, 2016 (San Francisco) - San Diego State goalkeeper Adam Allmaras (San Diego, Calif.) was named Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the second time this year after helping the Aztecs to a 1-0-1 record in a pair of home matches against Stanford and California, as announced Tuesday by the league office.

BOLTS STUN FALCONS IN OT THRILLER

 

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By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Joel Price and Jamaal LaFrance

October 25, 2016 (Atlanta) - The Bolts traveled to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Sunday.

The Chargers started the scoring right away in the first quarter with Melvin Gordon’s two yard touchdown run that put the Bolts up 7-0 after the PAT.  

MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD IS SET

Aztecs are one of six teams in tournament field

 

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October 24, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State is one of six teams set to compete at next week’s Mountain West Women’s Soccer Championship at SDSU Sports Deck. The tournament will commence on Nov. 1 with the quarterfinal round and will be followed by semifinal games on Nov. 3. The title game is slated for Nov. 5.

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