San Diego State University

PARADE OF THREES IN SECOND HALF LIFT SDSU MEN'S HOOPS OVER TULSA IN DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC SEMIFINAL

 

By Liz Alper

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December 23, 2016 (Honolulu) - After a win in yesterday's quarterfinals of the Diamond Head Classic with a win over Southern Miss, SDSU men's basketball took on Tulsa today in the semifinals.

OUTSTANDING SECOND HALF PROPELS SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS PAST CAL STATE FULLERTON

 

The Aztecs next welcome Biola to Viejas Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

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December 22, 2016 (Fullerton, Calif.) - Behind McKynzie Fort’s career-high 29 points and an outstanding second-half performance in which the Aztecs out-scored Cal State Fullerton, 44-27, San Diego State women’s basketball defeated the Titans, 71-61, in non-conference action Thursday evening.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL AVOIDS GIVING UP LEAD IN QUARTERFINAL OF DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC

 

By Liz Alper

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December 22, 2016 (Honolulu) - While most of us are spending Christmas at home, the San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team is in Hawaii at the eighth annual Diamond Head Classic.  Today they played their first game of the tournament against Southern Miss.

PUMPHREY BECOMES ALL-TIME FBS LEADER IN CAREER RUSHING YARDS AS SDSU DEFEATS HOUSTON IN LAS VEGAS BOWL 34-10

 

By Liz Alper

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December 17, 2016 (Las Vegas) - San Diego State Aztecs football traveled to Vegas for their bowl bid against the University of Houston.  What happened next is, as they say, history.

SDSU RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW PLANT SPECIES, NAME AFTER JIMI HENDRIX

 

The new, rare and endangered succulent is found only in Baja California

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December 15, 2016 (San Diego) - Jimi Hendrix may have died more than 45 years ago, but his botanical legacy will live forever. In a new study, a team of researchers, including San Diego State University plant biologist Michael Simpson, identified a new and rare species of succulent and dubbed it Dudleya hendrixii, or “Hendrix’s liveforever,” in honor of the guitar virtuoso.

SDSU'S MEN'S SOCCER: PABLO PELAEZ EARNS FRESHMAN HONORS FROM TOP DRAWER SOCCER

 

Aztec midfielder collects fourth postseason award this year

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December 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Pablo Pelaez (San Diego, Calif.) picked up another postseason award Thursday, earning a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer Men’s Division I Freshman Best XI second-team list, the website announced.

SDSU WATER POLO RELEASES SCHEDULE FOR THE 2017 SEASON

 

Aztecs gear up for a busy season, which will kick-off on January 21, 2017

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December 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State Women’s Water Polo released its 2017 schedule on Thursday, which will commence with the annual alumni game on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Aztec Aquaplex.

The Aztecs immediately take to the road to compete at the ASU Tournament in Tempe, Arizona, where they will face-off against both Arizona State and Wagner on Jan. 28. The team will then make its way to Los Angeles for a game against the defending NCAA champions, USC, on Feb. 3.

SDSU FOOTBALL RELEASES 2016 TEAM AWARDS

 

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December 13, 2016 (San Diego) - For the third straight season at the team’s annual banquet, San Diego State senior running back Donnel Pumphrey was honored with the John Simcox Memorial Trophy as the 2016 team’s Most Valuable Player and the Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy as the offensive player-of-the-year, becoming the only player in program history to accomplish the feat.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS ENDS THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH WIN OVER ALABAMA STATE

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

December 12, 2016 (San Diego) - Following their 74-63 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night, SDSU men’s hoops tried their luck against another ASU, Alabama State, tonight.

SDSU FOOTBALL: PUMPHREY, SIRAGUSA CAPTURE AP ALL-AMERICAN ACCOLADES

 

The duo are two of three Mountain West players honored

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December 12, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State seniors Nico Siragusa and Donnel Pumphrey comprise the program’s first Associated Press (AP) All-American duo since 1988, as Pumphrey earned second-team honors and Siragusa was named to the third team. The pair are two of three Mountain West honorees, with three teams comprised of 12 players on defense and 13 offensive players.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS STEP UP GAME, LASSO GAUCHOS 84-70

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

December 11, 2016 (San Diego) - After a lackluster performance against Michigan on Friday afternoon, the lady Aztecs took Steve Fisher Court again looking to rebound against the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara.

SDSU FOOTBALL: DONNEL PUMPHREY NAMED WALTER CAMP FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Aztec senior also earns All-America honors from SI, USA Today

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December 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey was named a Walter Camp First-Team All-American, as announced Thursday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The Aztec senior was one of just two student-athletes from a Group of 5 conference to garner Walter Camp All-America accolades, joining Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis, who was a second-team selection.

SDSU FOOTBALL: SIRAGUSA, PUMPHREY HONORED AS USA TODAY ALL-AMERICANS

 

Siragusa is the first Aztec to garner first-team All-American honors since Kirk Morrison in 2003

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December 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State seniors Nico Siragusa and Donnel Pumphrey were honored as USA Today All-Americans, with Siragusa picking up a first-team accolade and Pumphrey named to the second team, the publication announced Thursday. Siragusa was one of two players from a Group of Five school to appear on the first team, which included 20 honorees.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S DONNEL PUMPHREY NAMED SPORTING NEWS SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Aztec senior picks up third career All-America honor

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December 7, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey was named a 2016 Sporting News Second-Team All-American, the publication announced Wednesday. The Aztec senior was one of just four running backs to appear on both the first and second-team lists, which included 26 players apiece.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EARNS 10 ALL-ACADEMIC PAC-12 HONORS

Aztecs’ 10 selections represent program high

 

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December 7, 2016 (San Diego) - A total of 10 San Diego State men’s soccer student-athletes were named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Team, as announced Wednesday by the league office. The 10 all-academic selections represent the most in program history, eclipsing the previous high of nine honorees in 2011.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 12/6: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE VEGAS BOWL STAYS IN THE VEGAS BOWL

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy James Solien

December 6, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Aztecs football team will play Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 17.  With a week off (barring practice), coach Rocky Long, senior defensive end Dakota Turner and junior tight end David Wells sat down with the media at this week's press conference.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER COLLECTS FIVE NSCAA ALL FAR WEST REGION HONORS

 

Aztecs’ five all-region selections represent program high

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Photo: Midfielder Pablo Pelaez is the first Aztec to garner first-team all-Far West Region accolades since 2011.

December 6, 2016 (San Diego) - After completing one of its most successful seasons ever, the San Diego State men’s soccer team had five players named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division I All-Far West Region Team, the organization announced Tuesday. Midfielder Pablo Pelaez was a first-team selection; forward Travis Nicklaw and defender Kyle Adams earned second-team honors, while goalkeeper Adam Allmaras and defender Matt Callahan received third-team recognition.

AZTECS WIN REMATCH AGAINST WYOMING 27-24, WIN SECOND CONSECUTIVE MW CHAMPIONSHIP

UPDATE:  Aztecs will play Houston in the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl on December 17 at 12:30 p.m. on ABC

By Liz Alper

Photo: Rashaad Penny rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Courtesy goaztecs.com

December 3, 2016 (Laramie, Wyoming) - Today was the day.  Everything the Aztecs have worked for all season came down to this.  The Mountain West conference championship game against Wyoming.  The Aztecs were in Laramie two weeks ago and lost 34-33.  Now, it was time for revenge.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO UC DAVIS 75-55

 

UC Davis was 12-for-26 from 3-point range

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December 2, 2016 (Davis, California) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team couldn’t get past a powerful performance from beyond the arc by UC Davis and lost in non-conference action, 75-55, Friday night.

AZTEC SWIMMERS DEFEAT PEPPERDINE

 

Swimmers capture all 14 meet events to down Waves

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Photo:  Martina Marks won the 500 freestyle and was also a member of the winning 200 free relay squad durig Friday's dual meet win over Pepperdine.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

December 2, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State captured first-place honors in all 14 events Friday afternoon as it swam to a 133-114 win over visiting Pepperdine at the Aztec Aquaplex. No diving was contested during the meet that saw seven SDSU athletes finish first in at least one of the 12 individual races and four others contribute to first-place finishes in the two relays.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: BARBA, MORAN NAMED TO NSCAA ALL-PACIFIC REGION TEAM

 

Barba voted to second team, Moran to the third team

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December 2, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer’s Victoria Barba and Stacie Moran were named to the NSCAA all-Pacific Region Team on Friday. Barba was voted to the second team, while Moran was selected to the third team.

DIVISION OF LABOR DIMINISHED IN BRAINS OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

 

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SDSU psychologists discover brain connections in people with autism show more symmetry between hemispheres.

December 1, 2016 (San Diego) — Divvying up tasks between the left and right hemisphere of the brain is one of the hallmarks of typical brain development. The left hemisphere, for instance, is involved in analyzing specific details of a situation, while the right hemisphere is involved in integrating all the various streams of information coming into the brain.

SDSU LACROSSE ANNOUNCES 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs’ spring slate features 10 home games

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November 30, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse head coach Kylee White has released her team’s schedule for the 2017 campaign. A program-high 10 home games are on deck for the Aztecs next spring, including five against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponents.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 11/29: GETTING READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy James Solien

November 29, 2016 (San Diego) - With the Mountain West championship game looming on Saturday, San Diego State Aztecs football head coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman, junior runningback/kick returner Rashaad Penny and senior defensive end Kyle Kelley were on hand this week to speak to the media.

SDSU FOOTBALL DOMINATES 2016 MOUNTAIN WEST AWARDS

Aztecs win three of the five major awards

 

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Photo: Rashaad Penny (left), Donnel Pumphrey (center), Damontae Kazee (right) swept the MW awards for the second straight season.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 29, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Donnel Pumphrey (Las Vegas), senior Damontae Kazee (San Bernardino, Calif.) and junior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) have each been named players of the year by the Mountain West for the second consecutive season, the league announced today. Pumphrey was chosen as the MW Offensive Player of the Year, Kazee the MW Defensive Player of the Year and Penny the MW Special Teams Player of the Year.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS REACH 100-POINT THRESHOLD FOR FIRST TIME IN YOUNG SEASON; DEMORALIZE SAVANNAH STATE 100-67

 

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By Liz Alper

Photos by Cristian Rangel

November 28, 2016 (San Diego) - After defeating Cal last Monday, SDSU men’s basketball returned to Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena on a rainy Monday night to face Savannah State.  A special fact about tonight’s game was that the Aztecs wore turquoise Nike N7 jerseys in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: TWO AZTECS EARN ALL-CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL HONORS

 

Harris, Psoma named all-Mountain West

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November 28, 2016 (San Diego) - Sophomores Deja Harris and Alexandra Psoma have been named to the all-Mountain West volleyball team for their performances during the recently completed 2016 season.

Harris, a middle blocker from Las Vegas, Nev. (Calvary Chapel HS), led the Aztecs in blocks, both overall (1.04 per set) and in conference matches (1.11 per set) as well as hitting percentage (.346 overall, .300 MW). She ranked ninth in the Mountain West in blocks (overall and league matches) and was seventh in the conference in hitting percentage in all games and eighth in league matches.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CRACKS CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 80-62

 

SDSU had its best shooting performance since the 2014-15 season opener vs. Sacramento State

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November 27, 2016 (South Orange, N.J.) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team shot 60.4 percent from the floor to beat Central Connecticut State University, 80-62, at the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic Sunday afternoon.

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