SDSU and City of San Diego agree on new lease at STADIUM through 2020, despite bogus talking point

Roman amphitheater of Leptis Magna in Khoms, Libya built in 56 AD, or SDCCU Stadium, who can tell the difference really.

The San Diego State football Aztecs will likely play in Mission Valley through the 2020 football season — and almost certainly for a good while after that.

As reported by Voice of San Diego, SDSU and the City of San Diego have reached a tentative deal on a lease extension for Aztecs football at SDCCU Stadium through the end of the 2020 season. This gives San Diego State certainty on a place to play until one of three scenarios comes to pass:

  • SDSU West wins at the polls this fall and the university takes over the old hulk while building a new stadium.
  • SoccerCity wins at the polls this fall and the soccer stadium opens in 2021.
  • Both lose and a standard Request for Proposals (RFP) process, likely to include a new stadium, runs its course.

You’ll note none of these scenarios has SDSU football playing at Grossmont College or the ruins of Balboa Stadium, as some investor-affiliated social media personalities once snarkily predicted.

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Lies, damn lies and the NCAA all-time* rushing list

Donnel Pumphrey is awesome. He might–MIGHT–even be the best running back in San Diego State history, depending on how you want to quantify best. That’s obviously a major statement and one to be hotly debated.

But as D.J. continues rolling up yardage, adding to his school record and rising into the top 10 of the all-time NCAA rushing list, there’s suddenly a weird discrepancy and a bunch of asterisks lurking in the numbers.

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