Aztecs begin Heisman push for Pumphrey

Aztecs’ running back D.J. Pumphrey appears bigger than life – San Diego Union-Tribune
D.J. Pumphrey’s visible Heisman campaign kicked off over the weekend at virtually the same time the San Diego State football team kicked off its season against New Hampshire.

On Saturday afternoon, a 50-foot banner picturing the senior running back and reading “Pumphrey for Heisman” was unfurled within a long throw of the SDSU practice field. It was placed on the side of the University Towers student residence hall at the corner of 55th Street and Montezuma Road.

Cal punter takes opening shot at Aztecs – San Diego Union-Tribune
Cal punter Dylan Klumph took time away from his 31.3-yard punting average on Monday to take a swipe at San Diego State’s 11-game winning streak and get the, um, discussion going for Saturday’s game between the Bears and SDSU at Qualcomm Stadium.

Klumph posted on his Instagram account: “Soooooo its game week. Time to go 2-0 and end this so called win streak #SDSU has. #GoBears #BeatSDSU #BackThePac.”

AUDIO: Eric Williams: “I Think It’ll Be Week 3 Or 4 Before We See Bosa In A Game”
ESPN Chargers beat writer Eric Williams joined Scott and BR to discuss Joey Bosa missing practice yesterday, how the injury occurred, the Chargers history of rookies missing time with similar injuries and when he expects to see him in a game.

Nick Hardwick to be Inducted into Breitbard Hall of Fame –
Former San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick, women’s basketball standout Candice Wiggins and the late Johnny Ritchey, a pioneer with the San Diego Padres when they were in the Pacific Coast League, will be inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame at the Salute to the Champions on Feb. 21, 2017 at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center.

AUDIO: Orlando Franklin: “I Need To Pick Up My Game. I Can’t Have A Year Like I Had Last Year”
Chargers Offensive Lineman Orlando Franklin tells us about his preparation for this year and how he needs to pick up his play.

Jay back from DL, open to return in 2017 –
Jon Jay was back with the Padres Tuesday, having been activated after spending more than two months on the disabled list with a right forearm fracture.

Padres’ bats fall silent in loss to Red Sox –
Ryan Schimpf hit a home run for the Padres, his 17th, but pitcher Paul Clemens couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning. Clemens, who allowed five runs on nine hits, has recorded just one out after the fifth inning all season — prompting manager Andy Green to wonder what needs to change for Clemens to maintain his velocity and effectiveness deeper into ballgames.

Media Circus: Troy Aikman sounds off on Fox Sports signing Skip Bayless – Sports Illustrated
“I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals,” Aikman said, “none of which applies to Skip Bayless.”

The riddle known as Shaquille O’Neal – Yahoo Sports
Shaq was one of the most unique players the NBA has ever seen, both on and off the court. This is a story about how different he was away from the court.


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