Family, Friends, and the Baseball World Mourn Loss of Don Welke

September 20, 2018

It was a sad day for the Padres, and the rest of the baseball world as it was announced that Padres’ Vice President of scouting operations, Don Welke has passed away. The man known throughout the Padres’ organization as “coach” spent the last five years with the Padres. Shortly after the Padres had hired A.J. Preller away from the Rangers, Welke joined the team late in 2014. The two worked…

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2018 SDSU Football: Defensive Preview

August 31, 2018

Aztecs’ head coach Rocky Long has always been a defensive-minded coach. Long is currently entering his eighth season as the Aztecs’ head coach. It is his tenth season with the team, as he served as the defensive coordinator for the Aztecs from 2009-2010 under Brody Hoke. Since taking over control of the Aztecs, Long has successfully brought the program to seven consecutive bowl games. Every season Long has been the…

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Robbie Erlin and His Quietly Productive 2018 Campaign

August 21, 2018

Robbie Erlin has not received the credit or acknowledgement he deserves in 2018. Erlin found himself in the Padres’ starting rotation early in the 2016 year. Unfortunately, he injured his elbow during a game, which subsequently required Tommy John surgery. He missed not only the remainder of the 2016 season, but the entire 2017 campaign. Erlin was originally acquired by the Padres at the 2011 trade deadline from the Rangers in…

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Josh Naylor and His Tremendous Start in 2018

May 8, 2018

When the Padres came to the 2016 trade deadline, they had already made a handful of trades. Before the deadline, the Padres and Miami Marlins agreed to a 7-player trade. The Padres sent starting pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea, along with flamethrower reliever Tayron Guerrero, to the Marlins for Jared Cosart, Carter Capps, and two prospects. We all know the drama that unfolded after the trade, when Colin Rea…

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Updated Padres’ Rotation Battle: Currently Eight Starters Battling for Two Spots

January 4, 2018

General manager A.J. Preller hasn’t made any major free agent pitcher signings since the offseason began. Although, before the season ended, Clayton Richard was signed to a two-year extension worth $6 million through the 2019 season. The Padres’ management stated Richard would get a spot in the rotation to start the 2018 season, but wouldn’t be guaranteed the spot if he isn’t performing well enough. Other notable minor offseason signings…

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Padres Have Options at 2B/3B in 2018, But Who Will Start?

December 8, 2017

The Padres ended 2017 with four players on the roster that are capable of playing second base regularly for the team. Those four players include Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Jose Pirela. For the 2018 season, only three of those players will be in discussions of playing second base. The exclusion being Pirela, as he solidified himself with a solid 2017 campaign in the outfield. On top of…

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A Memo to East Coast Sports Writers: Rashaad Penny is INDEED a Heisman Finalist

November 21, 2017

After 12 weeks of college football, it is safe to say it has been a very exciting season overall. For the San Diego State Aztecs, they stand at 9-2 overall, and 5-2 in the division. They have very notable wins against two Pac-12 schools, Stanford and Arizona State. It has been a very successful season for the Aztecs in 2017. Despite all their accomplishments this year, they unfortunately will miss…

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San Diego State Aztecs vs San Jose State Spartans Preview

November 2, 2017

San Diego St vs San Jose State Saturday, November 4, 7:30 PM on ESPU Spartan Stadium, San Jose, California This Saturday, November 4th, the Aztecs (7-2) take on the Spartans (1-8) in San Jose. The Aztecs won the last matchup against San Jose State last year by a score of 42-3. SDSU is favored in this game by 24 points. The Aztecs are coming off of a bounce-back victory against…

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Keys to Victory: SDSU Aztecs vs Boise State Broncos

October 13, 2017

On Saturday October 14, the Aztecs will host the Boise State Broncos in San Diego. It is the first time the two teams are meeting since 2014, when the Aztecs lost in Boise 38-29. The #19 ranked Aztecs seek revenge as they strive to continue their perfection in the 2017 season. The Aztecs are undefeated at 6-0, while the Broncos stand at 3-2. One of the Broncos’ losses was in…

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Grading the 2017 San Diego Padres’ Infield

October 11, 2017

As manager Andy Green would fill out the lineup throughout the 2017 season, he sure filled out a lot of different names. There were many players at a lot of different positions in the infield. The opening day lineup consisted of Wil Myers at first base, Yangervis Solarte at second base, Erick Aybar at shortstop, and Ryan Schimpf at third base. The Padres had 14 different players play in the…

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Aztecs Upset Stanford 20-17, in Huge Victory for SDSU

September 17, 2017

The Aztecs defeated Stanford 20-17 after a game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The 40,000+ crowd at Jack Murphy was electric out of the gates. The vibe and environment were different from what most Aztec season regulars are used to. The Aztecs came into the game as nine-point underdogs to the powerhouse Stanford Cardinal. Stanford received the opening kickoff and the Aztecs’ defense shut them down to a three-and-out…

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Week 2 Preview: SDSU vs Arizona State

September 8, 2017

San Diego State University at Arizona State University September 9, 2017/8:00 PM PACN TV Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe Arizona After taking care of business against the FCS school, UC Davis, in week one, the Aztecs travel to Tempe, Arizona to take on Pac-12 opponent Arizona State. Kickoff is at 8:00 pm PST. Arizona State also won its first game of the season against New Mexico State by a score of…

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