Football changes 2012 season-opener
The San Diego State football team will get another shot to prove itself against a Bowl Championship Series opponent next season.
SDSU will take on the University of Washington on Sept. 1 next year, making it the second straight year Aztecs will play against a PAC-12 team.
The game will take place at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Athletic director Jim Sterk wanted to schedule a game that would show off SDSU to a national audience.
“We reached out to ESPN a few months ago about trying to schedule a national-caliber game that would likely be on national television and we were able to accomplish that with this game.”
Lady Aztecs land stellar recruiting class
After tumbling through a disappointing season, the SDSU women’s basketball team will receive some help this winter thanks to the arrival of a nationally ranked recruiting class.
The recruiting class is ranked as the best in the Mountain West Conference and is ranked 18th in the country by ESPN.com’s HoopGurlz.
This is the second straight Aztec class to be named best in the MWC.
One of the standout freshmen will be Chairese Culberson, from Oakland. Culberson is rated as the 46th best player overall by HoopGurlz. The recruiting haul is made of five freshmen and one junior.
Water polo All-Americans
Four SDSU water polo players were named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American team.
The list of Aztec honorees includes goalkeeper Kelly Campoli, utility Amber Pezzolla, 2MD Leanne Ford and utility Meaghan Poland. For Ford and Poland, it is the first time either has been named to the All-American team. Campoli has now earned honorable mention honors for three straight years. Pezzolla was named to the team for the second consecutive season.
Aztec Athletics Hall of Fame
There will be four new inductees to the Aztec Hall of Fame, presented by the Wise Foundation. The inductions will take place during Hall of Fame weekend, which is scheduled for Dec. 2-3. The latest class of Hall of Famers will include former men’s basketball player Dick Barnes (1946-50), football offensive linemen Kyle Turley (1994-97), Olympic Hurdler Quentin Wheeler (1975-76) and softball pitcher Sandra Durazo (1998-01).
The 1958 SDSU baseball team that claimed the NAIA national title will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.