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3 thoughts: SDSU 64, UNLV 51

Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 64-51 win at UNLV on Tuesday night: 1. The bench cheering the bench Coach Steve Fisher subbed out Zylan Cheatham with 9:42 to go. “I took him out,” Fisher said of his best big man, “because I thought he was tired. I told him: ‘I’m not going to keep you out long....

Kell powers Aztecs to road win at UNLV

Steve Fisher called timeout with 9:42 left. His San Diego State team was up by two and – let’s be honest – wasn’t playing particularly well, having missed 11 of the previous 13 shots and letting the worst UNLV team in decades back into the game. The Thomas & Mack Center crowd, small and silent...

3 thoughts: SDSU 74, Utah State 55

Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 74-55 win against Utah State on Saturday night: 1. The road ahead The Aztecs have three conference losses. The big question becomes when, or if, they take a fourth. The start of the Mountain West schedule wasn’t kind, with early back-to-back road games at Nevada...

SDSU's new AD and his huge pay raise

John David Wicker came to San Diego State in spring of 2011 from Washington State as a senior associate athletic director. His salary was $120,000, with up to $12,000 in reimbursable moving expenses, no car allowance, no bonuses, no other monetary perks. When Wicker left in the summer of 2015,...

New stadium is SDSU AD Wicker's top priority

At Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego State’s football team was the tolerated renter who got to use the bathroom but was banned from the kitchen. The Aztecs couldn’t use the sky boxes for revenue, and when they asked the Chargers on numerous occasions if they’d like to talk about new video screens, better...

SDSU AD Wicker cooking up priorities for athletics

When John David Wicker pronounces it in his smooth and subtle Southern accent, it sounds like he’s saying crawfish “bowl.” He is speaking of what became epic annual eating parties – so it’s easy to picture a Crawfish Bowl -- first at Washington State University and later at San Diego State, when...

Patient, productive Malik Pope a healthy sign for Aztecs

The return was anything but rushed, anything but impatient, anything but sloppy and rusty and out of step. The first two touches for Malik Pope in San Diego State’s 74-55 romp against Utah on Saturday at Viejas Arena unfolded with some of those gone-six-games kind of worries and warts. He was stripped...

Pope moves closer to return for SDSU

Malik Pope may miss his fifth straight Mountain West game and 10th overall this season when San Diego State hosts Utah State on Saturday night at Viejas Arena. Or he might not. This is news. “Malik did a little bit of activity (Thursday),” coach Steve Fisher said before practice Friday. “What that...

Ex-Aztec Dwayne Polee collapses again

Dwayne Polee II, who collapsed at San Diego State once during a practice and dramatically during a 2014 game at Viejas Arena, had a similar episode last week with his team in the NBA’s D-league. A spokesperson with the Long Island Nets confirmed that Polee “briefly lost consciousness on the bench...

Aztecs have rare opportunity to boost football fan base

San Diego State should give Chargers fans a few weeks to grieve over the franchise’s relocation to Los Angeles. Let the fans get through the denial, the anger, the bargaining and the depression — then spring into action the moment they arrive at acceptance. I’m sure SDSU doesn’t want to seem overly...

Aztecs end MW losing streak

The Mountain West’s basketball scheduling computer was not particularly kind to San Diego State, having the Aztecs open against New Mexico followed by road games at Nevada and Boise State. But let’s be fair. It’s also merciful. The next game spit out of the computer, home against San Jose State...

Fisher's one-liner, Fouts' beer strategy, Walton's gaudy get-up brighten sports world

A little bit about a lot … Sometimes, a coach deals with a struggling team by barking at a little louder. Sometimes, a coach senses fragile confidence and thumbs at the pressure valve to release steam. Meet Steve Fisher, steam-releaser. The Aztecs entered the week dead last in the Mountain West...

Aztecs finish in final top 25 poll for first time in 30 years

The San Diego State football team was ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll twice during the 2016 regular season. On both occasions, SDSU head coach Rocky Long shrugged. “It won’t matter to most people unless we finish the season in the top 25,” Long said when the Aztecs were initially ranked. “If...

Aztecs try to dig out vs San Jose State

There are plenty of numbers associated with San Diego State basketball’s abrupt and mysterious descent into mediocrity: the 8-7 overall record, the 0-3 conference record, the unconscionable 23 and 21 second-chance points allowed against Nevada and Boise State, the assist-turnover ratio of .9 that...

Faulk picked for College Football Hall of Fame

Marshall Faulk on Monday became the third Aztec to be named to the College Football Hall of Fame. Faulk, who starred at San Diego State from 1991-93, will join Fred Dryer (inducted in 1997) and Don Coryell (1999) when he is inducted Dec. 5 at the 60th National Football Foundation Annual Award Dinner...

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