8:05 PM EST, Fri November 17, 2017

5 Things to Watch: Nevada at Aztecs

If San Diego State had an inclination toward overconfidence coming into Saturday night’s Mountain West game against Nevada, it likely was erased last week. While SDSU was enjoying a bye week, Nevada was beating San Jose State 59-14. It is the same margin of victory the Aztecs enjoyed two weeks...
San Diego Union-Tribune 5 hours ago

Aztecs AD John David Wicker now says stadium renderings will be revealed by Dec. 20

San Diego State’s vision for a new Mission Valley stadium was expected to be unveiled by Dec. 1, but renderings and other details now are not expected to be revealed until later next month. John David Wicker, SDSU director of athletics, said this week that the delay is a product of “finalizing...
San Diego Union-Tribune 23 hours ago

Aztecs' prospective bowl opportunities point to Arizona desert destination

Ten games into the college football season, it seems San Diego State should have some sense of where to make its postseason plans. But SDSU (8-2, 4-2 Mountain West) still could end up in any of a dozen destinations. “I think we’ll be compelling to a lot of people to try to create a good matchup,”...

With Montana out, Aztecs hope to get healthy vs. McNeese

Max Montana is what in medical terminology is known as hypermobile, which means his joints can be extended past the normal range of motion. It happened a year ago with his surgically-repaired right knee in preseason practice, a gruesome hyperextension but no ligament tear. It happened Tuesday night...

SDSU women's hoops arrived at compromise over anthem protests

The San Diego State women’s basketball team worked throughout the summer and early fall to build team unity and trust. Coach Stacie Terry preached toughness and togetherness. One issue threatened to tear that all down. Less than three weeks before the Aztecs were to open their season Nov. 3 with...

Aztecs notebook: Penny isn't only NFL prospect on Aztecs' practice field

Nearly 40 years ago, baseball scouts were drawn to San Diego State’s Smith Field to see a highly-touted shortstop named Bobby Meacham. They came across a sweet-swinging outfielder named Tony Gwynn while they were sitting in the stands. NFL scouts have made regular visits to SDSU football practices...

3 thoughts: Arizona State 90, SDSU 68

Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 90-68 loss at Arizona State on Tuesday night: 1. The defense rests It’s been more than a decade since SDSU gave up 90 points in a regulation game – 12 seasons and 394 games, to be exact, since a 100-90 loss at BYU in altitude. The Aztecs allowed more than 75...

Aztecs' Rashaad Penny a semifinalist for Walter Camp Award

For the second straight season, San Diego State has a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. Senior running back Rashaad Penny, who leads the nation in all-purpose yards (2,033), is second in the nation in rushing (1,602 yards) and third in total touchdowns (18), is one of five...

In transition year, Aztecs linebackers finding their own identity

College football coaches love to see their players go to the NFL. Then when they’re gone, they tend to downplay their impact. The message: No one is bigger than the program. It’s tough love and selective memory. To that end, San Diego State linebackers coach Zach Arnett offered a wry smile when...

Horrible second half results in Aztecs loss

Well, that wasn’t pretty. The hope and excitement surrounding a team with six new players, a new head coach and a new offense vanished like a desert mirage. There it was, in all its glistening possibility. And just as quickly, it was gone. The sloppy passes, the missed layups, the missed free throws,...

Rocky Long believes SDSU running back Rashaad Penny deserves to be a Heisman finalist

San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny has rushed for 1,602 yards this season, putting him within 20 yards of Stanford’s Bryce Love for the national rushing lead. In addition, Penny leads the nation in all-purpose yards (2,033) and is tied for second in total touchdowns (18). He has rushed...

Boise State, Fresno State in drivers' seats for Mountain West Championship Game

If you are a San Diego State football player, please avert your eyes. What follows are scenarios for potential participants in the Mountain West Championship Game — and SDSU head coach Rocky Long would just as soon his players keep their eyes on the task at hand. Long said after Monday afternoon’s...

Scouting report: Nevada at Aztecs

San Diego State returns to the field following its bye week for a Mountain West home game against Nevada, which is coming off a 59-14 win over San Jose State. That’s the exact same margin of victory as the Aztecs enjoyed two weeks ago in a 52-7 victory over the Spartans. It has been nearly a month...

Aztecs nickname has gotten a bum rap from the PC police

Sez Me … I never have met an Aztec. A real, legitimate Aztec. Because there are no Aztecs anymore. Nor have I met a Trojan. Or Spartan. Or Crusader. Or Viking. Or Paladin. Or Vandal. Or Conquistador. It wasn’t yesterday when I attended San Diego State, but, still, there were no real Aztecs in any...

SDSU women's soccer team loses 3-1 to UCLA in NCAA Tournament

The San Diego State women’s soccer team was determined to play No. 4 UCLA closer than the last time the teams met. And the Aztecs did that. But it didn’t prevent SDSU’s season from ending the the way it began, with a loss to the Bruins. UCLA advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with...

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