Winston Shepard’s a star in SDSU’s 1st Round Victory

San Diego State forward Winston Shepard

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VIDEO: Aztecs Cruise To 79-55 Win In NIT Opener
Check out highlights from San Diego State’s dominant win over IPFW in the first round of the NIT Tournament, and listen to the players and coaches talk about the game in the post game press conference.

Aztecs post convincing NIT win over IPFW – San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego State had played 2,507 men’s basketball since first fielding a men’s basketball team in December 1921.

It took until Tuesday night for someone to grasp the Holy Grail of statistical chalices: the triple-double, or double figures in three separate categories. Senior forward Winston Shepard has said since he arrived on campus four years ago that he would be the first, and he was finally prophetic at a point in his career where you lose and it’s over.

AUDIO: Winston Shepard: “Coach Fisher’s Been Having My Back Since I Stepped On This Campus”
SDSU Senior Winston Shepard joins Jordan Carruth in the postgame show after a historic performance against IPFW where Winston becomes the first player in Aztec history to record a triple-double!

The Island of Kawhi: Leonard gives second wind to Spurs’ dynasty – Sports Illustrated
Distant and accessible to only a few, the NBA’s most dominant defender and underrated superstar desperately cultivates greatness, if not an image. Learn more about former San Diego State Aztecs forward Kawhi Leonard in this fantastic article by Lee Jenkins.

New manager Andy Green is a breath of fresh air for the Padres and MLB – FOX Sports
Ken Rosenthal talks to everyone in and around baseball, and everything he’s hearing about Andy Green the former player, Andy Green the former coach for the Diamondbacks, and now Andy Green the manager of the San Diego Padres, has been very positive. If anyone is going to change the culture around the franchise, as Green says he’d like to do, Andy is the guy to do it.

AUDIO: Ken Rosenthal On Andy Green Impressions & LAD Pitching After Kershaw

Ross doesn’t escape first inning vs. Cubs – MLB.com
Chicago roughed up Padres Opening Day starter Tyson Ross for five runs in the first inning, including a hustle double by Jason Heyward that led to Dexter Fowler scoring the first run of the game on a throwing error. Heyward would add a rocket into the right-field corner in the third with the bases loaded — giving him as many hits on the day as he had amassed in his first seven Cactus League games.

PODCAST: Happy Birthday, Jon Jay!
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro are trying to Make the Padres Great Again, and this week they’re focused on improving the team’s starting lineup and bullpen. Also, stories from Padres Spring Training!

Chargers add Chris Hairston, O-line depth – San Diego Union-Tribune
After re-signing free agents Joe Barksdale, and now Chris Hairston, and re-working the contract of King Dunlap to ensure that he could stay on a team that needed some cap flexibility, it would appear that the San Diego Chargers won’t be using their Top 3 draft pick on an offensive tackle, as some had originally thought.

 

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