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San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State’s Tom Ables announced with a Twitter message and email today that his national leading active streak for attending a team’s home-and-away football games has been forced to an end at 600.Ables, 89, said two ear infections are preventing him from flying to...

Long won this game two years ago recruiting Chapman

Long won this game two years ago recruiting Chapman

San Diego State won its first outright conference title since 1986 with a 27-24 win over Air Force Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium. That’s the obvious story line.The story behind the story, though, is fifth-year Aztecs Coach Rocky Long won this game two years ago when he recruited...

Long solves SDSU problem defending Air Force

Long solves SDSU problem defending Air Force

Maybe the late Don Coryell made at least one mistake in his time at San Diego State, compiling a 104-19-2 record in 12 seasons from 1961 to 1972, after all.He should have brought Rocky Long into his coaching tree by recruiting him out of Alta Loma High in Rancho Cucamonga,...

The Dantonio Way recruits without pulling punches

The Dantonio Way recruits without pulling punches

News that Michigan State pulled a football scholarship offer sparked a debate on ESPN’s popular morning show, "Mike and Mike" with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. Greenberg questioned the wisdom of a nationwide process that leads to such results. He mentioned it sounded similar...

San Diego State transfers recruiting success to backyard

San Diego State transfers recruiting success to backyard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Many stories examine how Steve Fisher built San Diego State basketball in 16 years from a laughingstock team to a program with NCAA eight tournament appearances, 339 wins and the increasing number of Rivals 4-star recruits. Perhaps no example better – or...

Okafor dominates Aztecs in the middle and on the run

Okafor dominates Aztecs in the middle and on the run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Outside the realm of San Diego State fandom, any college basketball fan that wants to see Kentucky's run to perfection snapped in the NCAA Tournament had to be encouraged by Sunday’s events at the Time Warner Cable Arena.After all, Duke center Jahlil...

Duke point guards Cook and Jones blend leadership

Duke point guards Cook and Jones blend leadership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke senior point guard Quinn Cook could have easily viewed himself as being pushed aside when highly touted freshman point guard Tyus Jones arrived on campus with NBA projections and his close friend with his own NBA future, 6-foot-10, 270-pound Jahlil...

A look back to 2002 at Fox as new Carolina head coach

A look back to 2002 at Fox as new Carolina head coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' practice field and the coaches' offices in Ericsson Stadium are connected by a sidewalk that winds through a park-like setting.New Panthers coach John Fox is making the walk after a summer school practice in June. He stops for fans...

Monty Montezuma inspired Florida State mascot

Monty Montezuma inspired Florida State mascot

Florida State’s Chief Osceola and Renegade are back where they born on Southern California turf 37 years ago when the Seminoles meet Oregon Thursday in a Rose Bowl that serves as a semifinal game of the first College Football Playoff. All that is missing from the reunion is...

Navy family enjoys San Diego homecoming

Navy family enjoys San Diego homecoming

Navy defensive end Paul Quessenberry, a legacy whose father graduated from the Naval Academy in 1980, is finishing off his college career about as well as it can be scripted. The 6-foot-2, 251-pound senior two-year starter from Carlsbad’s La Costa Canyon in suburban San Diego...