The sex number, the weed number, the serpent, the priest

By any measure, San Diego State men’s golf alum Xander Schauffele had a pretty nice showing at this past weekend’s U.S. Open at Erin Hills. The Aztec For Life and PGA Tour rookie found himself tied for second after the first round, a position I would most certainly fuck up myself. He did not. Through the weekend, Schauffele kept himself in striking distance to potentially win the damn thing.

After narrowly losing out on a PGA Tour card on the 2016 Web.com Tour (presumably Inter.net and InformationSuperhighway.org were already taken), Xander joined fellow Aztecs J.J. Spaun and Scott Piercy on the 2017 PGA tour via his qualifying finish at the Web.com Tour Finals. Would he pull out another last-minute success at the U.S. Open?

Indeed. He finished the tournament tied for 5th, shooting a final round 69 to earn a purse of $420k.

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Aztecs lose heartbreaker, fall into pit of despair

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For the second time in 2017, San Diego State has been beaten by Colorado State via last-second shot. For the second time in 2017, the Aztecs lost a 13-point lead to Colorado State. As much as you didn’t want to tell yourself it was going to happen, it seemed like an inevitability the moment Trey Kell fouled out with 5 minutes remaining, the Aztecs clinging to a 1-point lead. Continue reading “Aztecs lose heartbreaker, fall into pit of despair”

The Q is ours! Uh, so what should we do with the crumbling hulk?

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Remember that immediately irrelevant thing I wrote last week about stadium options? Sadly, we’re now in a post-Chargers world in San Diego and that conversation has to begin in earnest (as AKH covered).

Like most everyone I’m a bit stunned by all of this. I’m a lifelong, third-generation Chargers fan who is sad to lose our team. But pleased as punch to lose the Spanos family! I guess that puts me in good company because San Diego State has to be feeling similarly today. Check out this U-T article about SDSU’s experience as Qualcomm Stadium’s lesser tenant trying to deal with the Chargers.

As we talked about last week, Qualcomm Stadium is a dump. San Diego State attempted to do the following to make it less of a dump:

  • Upgrade video boards
  • Upgrade advertising boards
  • Improve wireless access

The Chargers didn’t want any part of it. It’s clear now that their plan all along was to make the stadium look as awful as possible and let everybody else do their work for them. Clearly, that plan worked spectacularly.

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Aztecs appear well positioned no matter how Chargers drama shakes out (UPDATED)

 

Check this out: Qualcomm Stadium is awful and decrepit.

Okay, there are great memories that go along with the place. Aztecs fans have had the pleasure of watching Kabeer (and Akbar) Gbaja-Biamila, Marshall Faulk, Donnel Pumphrey Jr., La’Roi Glover, Kassim Osgood, Ryan Lindley, Kirk Morrison, Darnay Scott, and in their D-I infancy, Brian Sipe and early Air Coryell. Jack Murphy/Qualcomm saw two World Series, two All-Star Games and the entirety of Tony Gwynn’s career. San Diego hosted the Super Bowl there in 1988, 1998 and 2003, plus 39 Holiday Bowls, and um, 12 Poinsettias.

And most of all, Junior Seau, LT, Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow and the rest of the Chargers. That was before the Spanos heir allowed his family franchise to decay similarly to the building they’ve called home for its entire 49-year history.

Whether we like it or not, San Diego State’s football home of the future is uncertain and tied to the Chargers’ fate. But we can be pretty certain of two possible outcomes.

Actually, both seem pretty good. Let’s wade through it.

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Las Vegas Bowl Preview: Aztecs vs. University of Houston Cougars

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What: University of Houston Cougars vs. San Diego State Aztecs
When: Saturday, December 7, 12:30 p.m.
TV: ABC
Line: Houston -3.5

Even if I ran out of speed, boy, I wouldn’t sleep a minute away.
It’s just about here! The Las Vegas Bowl! And this is definitely the game expected in our last preview. Please don’t click provided link, just take our word for it.

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MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Preview: Aztecs at University of Wyoming Cowboys

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What: San Diego State Aztecs at Wyoming Cowboys
When: Saturday, December 3 at 4:45 P.M.
TV: ESPN
Line: Aztecs -7

FUUUUUUUUUCK

I mean, hooray! The Aztecs are playing in the Mountain West championship game! This is a good thing! Of course, the game is being played in Laramie instead of San Diego. This is a bad thing.

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Game Preview: Aztecs vs. Colorado State University Rams

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What: Colorado State Rams at San Diego State Aztecs
When: Saturday, November 26 at 6 p.m.
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -11.5

IT GONNA RAIN

That’s right, folks! The K30 Extreme Weather News Team is officially on STORM WATCH. Bring a slicker, maybe boots, perhaps some rubber pants and a Stadium Pal, because it’s probably going to get wet. You also might want to bring a boat, because you know how well Qualcomm Stadium handles weather.

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Game Preview: Aztecs at University of Wyoming Cowboys

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What: San Diego State Aztecs @ Wyoming Cowboys
When: Saturday, November 19th @ 12:30 P.M.
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -10

YEEEE-HAW
Cowboys. Get it?

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