San Diego State Aztecs headed to NYC after another convincing win

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Aztecs Headed To NYC After 72-56 Win Over Georgia Tech
The road to New York City is over.

The road to the NIT Championship has just begun.

San Diego State’s 72-56 victory over Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the NIT assures the Aztecs a chance to play in the Big Apple for the first time since 2009.

AUDIO: Malik Pope & Dakarai Allen Postgame
Malik Pope and Dakarai Allen join Ted Leitner postgame to reflect on the San Diego State Aztecs’ big 72-56 victory over Georgia Tech!

Aztecs keep winning in more ways than one – San Diego Union-Tribune
The SDSU basketball program has, by virtue of repeated success, forged an apparently irrevocable passion in a city that, broadly speaking, holds its sports teams at arm’s length with one foot out the door, ready to wave its hands and walk away when disappointed.

Change to Kickoff rules hurts Chargers kicker Josh Lambo – Bolts from the Blue
The recent rules change to set the Touchback starting line to the 25-yard line would have hurt Josh Lambo last year. Will they affect his effectiveness on kickoffs this season?

Evaluating Chargers Offseason Moves
Dan Sileo and producer Danny Reiter break down the Chargers offseason moves and what the team needs to do in the upcoming NFL draft.


In N.F.L., Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco – New York Times
For the last 13 years, the N.F.L. has stood by the research, which, the papers stated, was based on a full accounting of all concussions diagnosed by team physicians from 1996 through 2001. But confidential data obtained by The Times shows that more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies — including some severe injuries to stars like quarterbacks Steve Young and Troy Aikman. The committee then calculated the rates of concussions using the incomplete data, making them appear less frequent than they actually were.

AUDIO: Scott Lewis On What We Know Of Chargers Proposal, Tax Hike & If 2/3 Vote Required
Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis tells Darren Smith and Marty Caswell what we know of the Chargers stadium proposal, hotel tax hike, if it will receive Mayor’s support & if only a majority vote will be required.

Pomeranz making case for rotation spot –
With four impressive innings against the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, Drew Pomeranz ensured that his first start as a member of the Padres would not be his last.

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: San Diego Padres – FanGraphs
The writer of this article may not be totally on board with what the San Diego Padres’ current organizational plan may be, but he does seem to agree with the team that they have some top-flight prospects and quite a bit of depth in their farm system to help them compete in the future.

PODCAST: Beers, Quesadillas And Taxis In Tijuana
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth tell of crossing the border on a Friday night to watch the Xolos play, they preview the USMNT games for this weekend, and they tell you where the best MLS team would finish in the Premier League.

Gulls are Road Warriors
Craig Elsten breaks down why this team has been so good on the road of late, Nic Kerdiles’ emergence, and what’s ahead for San Diego.


Former top pick Matt Bush dominates in first MLB spring appearance since leaving prison – For The Win
Matt Bush looked spectacular in his two-inning outing against the Cubs, mixing a fastball that clocked as high as 98 mph on the stadium gun with a devastating curveball that incurred wild swings and misses from big-league Cubs Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler. Working exclusively out of the stretch, Bush allowed no hits in the appearance while striking out two batters and walking one.


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