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Utah, San Diego St headline field for Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU (AP) Utah and San Diego State headline the eight-team field for the 2016 edition of the Diamond Head Classic. Hawaii, the host school, announced the bracket on Thursday. The other teams are Illinois State, San Francisco, Southern Miss, Tulsa and Stephen F. Austin. The tournament will be played on Dec. 22, 23 and 25 at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

FanFest ushers in All-Star Week with fanfare

The San Diego State University marching band and mascots from various Major League teams welcomed hundreds of fans pouring into the San Diego Convention Center on Friday morning for the grand opening of the MLB All-Star FanFest.
Via Padres.com
15 days ago

TSS Top 50: No. 45 San Diego State Aztecs

San Diego State Aztecs 2015 record: 11-3 overall, 8-0 Mountain West (defeated Cincinnati 42-7 in Hawaii Bowl) 1 Burning question: Can San Diego State Repeat as Mountain West Champs? After the 2010 season, rising coach Brady Hoke was hired away from San Diego State for his dream job at Michigan. In just two years, Hoke had taken a flailing Aztecs program and turned it into a respectable...
Via The Student Section
21 days ago  |  Discuss

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Paige Spiranac

Former San Diego State golfer Paige Spiranac, easily the most popular female golfer on social media, won her first professional tournament earlier this week, scoring a victory at a Cactus Tour event in Scottsdale, Arizona. Spiranac isn’t on the LPGA Tour just yet, but she is certainly trending in the right direction. Spiranac has gotten a great deal of press in her short time as...
Via College Spun
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Instagram Star Paige Spiranac Won Her First Golf Tournament This Week

Former San Diego State golfer Paige Spiranac, who is famous for her popular Instagram account, may actually be trending in the right direction when it comes to her professional golf game. This week, Spiranac, who has been featured on the cover of Golf Digest, won a Cactus Tour event in Scottsdale, Arizona. Spiranac, who is easily the most well-known female golfer despite not actually...
Via College Spun
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey compared to Christian McAffrey

The college football season is still months away, but that hasn’t stopped San Diego State Aztec offensive coordinator Jeff Horton from hyping up one of his most productive players. Horton was discussing senior running back Donnel Pumphrey when he said his team’s offensive standout can be just as good as Stanford junior running back Christian McCaffrey, a Heisman Trophy favorite...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

People Are Upset With Golf Digest For Putting Paige Spiranac On Its Cover

The cover of the May issue of Golf Digest is apparently upsetting a number of golf fans. Paige Spiranac, a former collegiate golfer who played at San Diego State but was never ranked as one of the best in her sport, is gracing the cover in what’s supposed to resemble futuristic golf attire. Spiranac’s fame, as we’ve noted, is more about her provocative social media accounts...
Via College Spun
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State, GW, Valpo and BYU set for NIT semis in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) It took a pointed pep talk from coach Steve Fisher to get his San Diego State players focused on the National Invitation Tournament. Rejected by the NCAA committee on Selection Sunday after six consecutive trips to college basketball's biggest event, the Aztecs were despondent. But they quickly regrouped. Seeded second in their NIT quadrant, the defense-minded Aztecs...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State beats Georgia Tech, advances to NIT semifinals

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Trey Kell made a career-high tying four 3-poiners and finished with 18 points to help No. 2 seed San Diego State beat Georgia Tech 72-56 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the NIT.San Diego State (28-9) will face George Washington, an 82-77 winner over Florida, at Madison Square Garden in Tuesday's semifinals.Adam Smith hit a jumper that pulled fourth-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kell, San Diego St. beat Georgia Tech 72-56 in NIT quarters

SAN DIEGO (AP) Trey Kell made a career-high tying four 3-poiners and finished with 18 points to help No. 2 seed San Diego State beat Georgia Tech 72-56 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the NIT. San Diego State (28-9) will face George Washington, an 82-77 winner over Florida, at Madison Square Garden in Tuesday's semifinals. Adam Smith hit a jumper that pulled fourth-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State 72, Georgia Tech 56

Sophomore guard Trey Kell made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help San Diego State knock off Georgia Tech 72-56 on Wednesday in San Diego to advance to the NIT Final Four for the second time in school history. Senior forward Winston Shepard added 12 points and sophomore forward Malik Pope had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the second-seeded Aztecs (28-9). Senior center...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Shepard leads Aztecs into the NIT quarterfinals

SAN DIEGO (AP) Winston Shepard had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Trey Kell added 16 points to lead San Diego State to a 93-78 victory against Washington on Monday night for a sport in the NIT quarterfinals. The Aztecs (27-9) will host Georgia Tech on Wednesday night, with a trip to Madison Square Garden at stake. Georgia Tech beat South Carolina 83-66. The Aztecs are in the NIT...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State 93, Washington 78

Senior forward Winston Shepard had 20 points and 10 rebounds, helping second-seeded San Diego State beat third-seeded Washington 93-78 Monday night in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament at Viejas Arena in San Diego. Sophomore guard Trey Kell scored 16 points for San Diego State (27-9), which will play fourth-seeded Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Winston Shepard gets triple-double as SDSU beats IPFW

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Winston Shepard needed two more rebounds for the first triple-double in San Diego State history, and then one.The coaches let him know how close he was. His teammates were pumped, hoping he'd get it. The student section did a countdown, chanting, "Two more rebounds!" and then, "One more rebound!"The clock ticked under a minute in a rout against IPFW in the first...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Shephard has SDSU's 1st triple-double in 79-55 NIT win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Winston Shepard had the first triple-double in SDSU history, finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists as the Aztecs ran past IPFW 79-55 Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT. Shepard, a senior forward who played 36 minutes, got his 10th rebound with 48 seconds left. As the clock wound down, he stood with the ball in one hand and...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego St. never trails, beats Nevada 67-55 in MWC semis

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Trey Kell scored 15 points as San Diego State never trailed and beat Nevada 67-55 on Friday night in a Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinal.The top-seeded Aztecs (25-8) move on to face the Colorado State-Fresno State winner in Saturday's championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.Winston Shepard added 13 points for San Diego State, which shot just 66...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State edges Utah State in MWC quarters, 71-65

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Trey Kell scored 17 points, Malik Pope added 15 and top-seeded San Diego State held off Utah State 71-65 in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals on Thursday.The Aztecs (24-8) made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 5.8 seconds to beat the ninth-seeded Aggies (16-15) and advance to the semifinals against the Nevada-New Mexico winner.Winston Shepard's free throw...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Fisher's Aztecs looking for 7th straight NCAA tourney berth

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego State Aztecs were good enough the last four years to earn at-large berths in the NCAA Tournament after failing to win the Mountain West Conference tourney and the accompanying automatic bid. That might not be the case this year, so the Aztecs know they can't blow it in this tournament if they want to extend their school-record run to seven straight...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Maxwell Smith to be player-coach at SDSU?

San Diego State quarterback Maxwell Smith has certainly had a tough run the last few years and it looks like he could be turning his wild ride into one last year of eligibility in 2016. Since transferring from Kentucky, where he missed the equivalent of two seasons with injury, Smith has done a good job showing his worth to the team. He is looking to get one more year of eligibility...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 22 Colorado State women beat Aztecs 53-41 in MWC semis

LAS VEGAS (AP) Elin Gustavsson had 21 points and seven rebounds and No. 22 Colorado State beat eighth-seeded San Diego State 53-41 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament. Colorado State has won seven straight in the series - the longest streak in the history of the matchup. Gustavsson scored 13 of the Rams' first 22 points, including seven...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego St. hits 13 3s, cruises to 92-56 win over UNLV

SAN DIEGO (AP) Trey Kell and Winston Shepard scored 18 points apiece and San Diego State hit a season-high 13 3-pointers as the Aztecs cruised to a 92-56 win over UNLV in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday night. Kell made 7 of 11 field-goal attempts, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and Winston hit 7 of 12 shots. Malik Pope scored 12 with five assists, while...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

164: San Diego State’s remarkable number takes its place in history

The news of the actual occurrence is relatively old by now, but the enormity of what happened Saturday in San Diego should not fade away. When the San Diego State Aztecs lost to the Boise State Broncos after leading with five minutes left in the second half, a number became enshrined in the annals of sports history. One of the greatest streaks we’ll ever witness found its final...
Via The Student Section
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Injuries to keep SDSU’s top punt returner out for 2016

San Diego State’s spring practices have gotten off to a rough start as coach Rocky Long announced that a medical redshirt was being sought for rising senior wide receiver Lloyd Mills. Per Kirk Kenney of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mills is battling a number of knee and shoulder issues suffered throughout his football career and will miss the 2016 season because of them. This...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Golfer Paige Spiranac hits ball off tee in guy’s mouth

Former San Diego State golfer Paige Spiranac became an internet sensation last summer by showing off her insane golf skills. She gained 120,000 followers on Instagram in just four months by showing that pretty girls can be athletes. She is once again on the viral video trail when she posted one of her showing off her incredible accuracy. A blogger from Barstool Sports trusted her...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Former San Diego State Golfer Paige Spiranac Hits Golf Ball Off Tee In A Guy’s Mouth

Paige Spiranac, a former golfer for the San Diego State Aztecs, went viral over the summer, when her Instagram profile gained 120,000 followers in just four months. Spiranac is back in the news for a viral stunt that has blown up on the internet.  On Monday, Spiranac posted a video to Instagram, where she hits a ball off of a tee in the mouth of one of the bloggers from Barstool...
Via College Spun
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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