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KGB SKY SHOW TO LIGHT UP NIGHT AFTER AZTECS HOME OPENER SEPT. 8, TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TODAY

 

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June 11, 2018 (San Diego) – Billed as the largest pyrotechnics show west of the Mississippi, the 43rd annual KGB SkyShow fireworks program is scheduled for September 8th after the San Diego State University Aztecs home opener. 

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY PICKED BY SEATTLE SEAHAWKS IN FIRST ROUND OF 2018 NFL DRAFT

 

Seahawks take Penny with 27th pick of first round

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April 26, 2018 (Arlington, Texas) - San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny was selected in the first round of the 2018 National Football League Draft on Thursday night by the Seattle Seahawks. Penny, who finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting in his final season in 2017, is SDSU’s first player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since Kyle Turley in 1998 and ninth first-round pick in program history.

AZTEC FOOTBALL'S ROCKY LONG SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

 

Long agrees to deal to coach San Diego State through the 2022 season

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April 11, 2018 (San Diego) - Rocky Long, the all-time winningest coach in Mountain West history and the only three-time MW Coach of the Year, has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him as the San Diego State head football coach through the 2022 season, SDSU Director of Athletics John David Wicker announced Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2018 SLATE

 

Mountain West schedule announced

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March 1, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football released its 2018 schedule on Thursday. Game times and television arrangements, including moves to non-Saturdays will be announced at a later date.

TWO HELIX HIGH STANDOUTS, GROSSMONT COLLEGE TRANSFER AMONG SDSU FOOTBALL 2018 SIGNING CLASS

 

Aztecs add seven more players to finish 24-member class

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February 7, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long announced the signing Wednesday of seven more players to National Letters of Intent or Offers of Aid. Including the 17 that signed in the first-ever class during the early signing period from Dec. 20-22, a total of 24 athletes will join the Aztecs for the 2018 season.

FOUR AZTECS INVITED TO NFL COMBINE

 

SDSU to send four to NFL Combine for second straight year

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February 6, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State will send four football players to the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis from Feb. 27-March 5, the NFL announced today. Fullback Nick Bawden, defensive back Kameron Kelly, running back Rashaad Penny and tight end David Wells each will attend the camp, which will be scouted by top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY AND KYAHVA TENZINO NAMED TO ALL-BOWL TEAMS

 

Penny lands on five all-bowl teams; Tezino makes Sports Illustrated team

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January 11, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny and sophomore linebacker Kyahva Tezino were each recently named to all-bowl teams. Penny landed on the Associated Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and Bleacher Report all-bowl teams, while Tezino made the Sports Illustrated team.

SDSU'S TARIQ THOMPSON NAMED TO FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 

True freshman picks up second freshman All-America accolade

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January 8, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Tariq Thompson (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) has been named to the 17th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America team, the FWAA announced on Monday. It is the second freshmen All-America honor for Thompson, who last month was named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team along with fellow Aztec Tyler Roemer (Fernley, Nev.).

SDSU FOOTBALL: PENNY BREAKS SDSU SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING RECORD, BUT AZTECS LOSE TO ARMY AT THE BUZZER IN ARMED FORCES BOWL

 

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December 23, 2017 (Fort Worth) - No conference championship for the Aztec football this year, but they still got a bowl game and a prestigious one too, as they got to face Army in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth.

TWO HELIX HIGH STANDOUTS AMONG SDSU FOOTBALL 2018 EARLY SIGNING CLASS

 

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December 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long announced the signing Wednesday of 16 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent or Offers of Aid, including two Helix High School football players.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/18: "IT'S A GAME WEEK"

 

 

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December 18, 2017 (San Diego) - Finally, Bowl Week is upon us and so is the Aztecs' Armed Forces Bowl matchup against Army.  Head coach Rocky Long, senior warrior Trey Lomax and senior wide receiver Mikah Holder joined him.  Men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and junior guard Jeremy Hemsley also joined in to talk about the Thursday night matchup against Gonzaga.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED A NCAA FBS CONSENSUS FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Penny becomes third consensus All-American in program history

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December 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a 2017 FBS Consensus All-American, the NCAA announced Thursday. Penny is the third Aztec to earn consensus All-America honors, joining Marshall Faulk 1992 and 1993 and Kyle Turley in 1997.

SDSU FOOTBALL RELEASES 2017 TEAM AWARDS

 

 

Rashaad Penny picks up multiple awards at team’s banquet

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December 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny was awarded the John Simcox Memorial Trophy as the 2017 team MVP at the team’s annual banquet on Sunday.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/12: BREAK AND A BOWL GAME

 

 

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December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Nothing fun this week, but a bowl game looms on the horizon and head coach Rocky Long had a lot to say about the Army.  Uh, the Army Black Knights football team, that is.  He was joined by senior linebacker Tyler Morris and junior quarterback Christian Chapman.  Men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher was also on hand.

SDSU FOOTBALL: TWO AZTECS NAMED USA TODAY FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICANS

 

Tyler Roemer and Tariq Thompson each honored by USA Today

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December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Tyler Roemer (Fernley, Nev.) and Tariq Thompson (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) were each named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team on Tuesday. The Aztecs are one of just five schools (also Arizona, Georgia, Northwestern and Wisconsin) with multiple athletes on the team.

SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY LANDS ON THREE MORE ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAMS

 

Penny now has eight first-team All-America nods

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December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) was named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News and CBS Sports on Tuesday, and by USA Today late on Monday, bringing his total to eight first-team All-America selections on the season. 

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED AP AND FWAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Penny now has five first-team All-America nods

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December 11, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) continued to rack up the postseason accolades when he was named a first-team All-American by both the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) on Monday.

SAN DIEGO HALL OF CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER STARS OF THE MONTH

 

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December 8, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego Hall of Champions has released their November Stars of the Month and a Monte Vista High football standout is on the list, as well as former and current SDSU football players and a Sockers player and former Poway High alumnus.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY HONORED AS A WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICAN

 

Penny earns fifth All-America accolade of the day

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December 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) was named a Walter Camp Second-Team All-American, as announced Thursday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He also earned second-team accolades from SB Nation, after earlier in the day garnering first-team honors from Sports Illustrated, All-American and Bleacher Report.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S RASHAAD PENNY EARNS FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS

 

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December 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a first-team All-American by three outlets on Thursday. Penny made the Sports Illustrated first team, as well as the All-American’s inaugural first team and the Bleacher Report first team.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/5: BOWL GAME ANNOUNCED

 

 

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December 5, 2017 (San Diego) - Another fun-filled SDSU athlet press conference awaited the media and this week, football offensive coordinator Jeff Horton, defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales, sophomore running back Juwan Washington, senior defensive lineman Sergio Phillips and junior safety Parker Baldwin had a bowl game to talk about.  They appeared along with men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry.

SDSU FOOTBALL TO PLAY ARMY WEST POINT IN LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL

 

Aztecs will look to win 11th game for third straight season

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December 3, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football team has accepted an invitation to play Army West Point in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will be played at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, and will be broadcast nationally by ESPN.

SDSU'S TARIQ THOMPSON NAMED MW DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

True freshman earns first career MW honor

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November 27, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State true freshman Tariq Thompson (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It is the first career weekly honor for Thompson.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 11/28: FOOTBALL TAKES A BACK SEAT

 

 

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November 28, 2017 (San Diego) - No football game this week, but we got a plethora of coaches at this week’s SDSU athletics press conference:  Aztecs football coach Rocky Long, men’s basketball coach Brian Dutcher, women’s basketball coach Stacie Terry, senior guard McKynzie Fort and freshman guard Te’a Adams were all present.

SDSU FOOTBALL: PENNY GAINS 203 YARDS IN AZTEC WIN

 

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November 24, 2017 (San Diego) - Rashaad Penny didn't take it personally that he was snubbed by the Doak Walker Award selection committee.

He just went out and ran 22 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns in his final regular-season game to crack the 2,000-yard mark and lead San Diego State to a 35-10 victory against New Mexico on Friday.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED THE MW SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Penny wins seventh weekly MW accolade this season

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November 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week for his play against Nevada in a 42-23 Aztec win on Saturday night, the league announced Monday.

SDSU RASHAAD PENNY NAMED WALTER CAMP OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Penny accounted for school-record 429 all-purpose yards en route to second Walter Camp Offensive Player-of-the-Week award

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November 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny has been named the Walter Camp National FBS Offensive Player of the Week for the second time of the season, the Walter Camp Foundation presented by Generation UCAN announced Sunday. Penny, who also won the award on Sept. 10 for his play at Arizona State, is the only Aztec to win the offensive player-of-the-week award and just the second on either side of the ball (also linebacker Calvin Munson on Sept. 6, 2015).

SDSU FOOTBALL: PENNY SETS MORE SCHOOL RECORDS AS AZTECS DOWN NEVADA 42-23

 

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November 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Senior running back Rashaad Penny set an SDSU record for most all-purpose rushing yards in a game, rushing for 429 Saturday night against Nevada as the Aztecs knocked off the Wolf Pack 42-23. 

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 11/14: BACK IN ACTION

 

 

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November 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football is back in action this week after a bye week, taking on Nevada this Saturday.  Head coach Rocky Long, senior tight end David Wells and junior safety Parker Baldwin sat down with the media at this week's press conference.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 11/7: BYE WEEK? LET'S INVITE THE OTHERS!

 

 

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November 7, 2017 (San Diego) - With a bye week this week, SDSU football head coach Rocky Long invited some of the coaches of the other Aztec sports to join in on this week’s press conference. Women’s basketball senior guards Geena Gomez and McKynzie Fort and men's basketball junior guard Jeremy Hemsley were also on hand to answer a few questions.

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