TAG: San Diego State University

College / Mar 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

San Diego State: The Best NCAA Tournament Team You Know Nothing About

Xavier Thames

Xavier Thames (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher gathered his team around before tip-off of their NCAA tournament opening round matchup against New Mexico State. As seen in SDSU’s Confidential Video–“We’re Advancing”–Fisher is heard telling his team, “Everybody in the world is watching…some teams will become house hold names and somebody on those teams will never be forgotten…why not us?” Read More »

College / Mar 1, 2013 / 2:30 pm

From Dime 72: Before The NBA, Jamaal Franklin Has Unfinished Business At San Diego State

Jamaal Franklin

Jamaal Franklin (photo. Ernie Anderson)

This feature was originally printed in Dime 72. Check your local newsstands now to see the piece in its entirety…

Instant gratification has quickly become the M.O. of major college basketball. Recruits are showered with attention from the sixth grade through high school. Coaches are quick to tell them they are on the fast track to the NBA. Jamaal Franklin heard it. But he’s not ready to leave college just yet. Read More »

College / Dec 6, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: San Diego State And Tim Shelton Drop The Season’s Best College Anthem

Steve Fisher

Creating a college anthem is always fraught with missteps (taking yourself too serious/taking yourself not serious at all but no one getting the joke, etc.), yet somehow two years in a row San Diego State has avoided all all that. Yes, for the second year in a row former Aztec all-conference standout Tim Shelton‘s creation has been a derivative one — in this case, Kanye‘s “Clique.” But also, for a consecutive season, it’s the best quality of any anthem and video out there. Read More »

College, Featured Gallery / Mar 12, 2012 / 3:30 pm

5 Players You Need To Watch In The 2012 NCAA Tournament

Jamaal Franklin

Jamaal Franklin (photo. San Diego State Athletics)

Come June, all you’ll hear about is the guys expected to be lottery picks in the NBA Draft. Anthony Davis, Jared Sullinger, Thomas Robinson and the like.

March Madness, though, is about finding the gems hidden all season behind those frontline players on big-time schools. They’ll get their due — now it’s time for the unsung hoop heroes. Read More »

College, Video / Jan 17, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Add Rap Skills To The Scouting Report For SDSU’s Tim Shelton

Aztec Motto

Give it up for San Diego: It’s got the best weather in the country, one of its best college basketball teams and arguably now the best rapper in college, too. All of which means it was a good Monday in San Diego for the Aztecs, and an even better start of the week for one of their stars, Tim Shelton. Read More »

College / Jan 16, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The Top 5 College Basketball Performances Of The Weekend

Deividas Dulkys

Deividas Dulkys (photo. FSU Athletics)

You thought you had a good weekend, but these five had it better. From an unstoppable Lithuanian in Tallahassee to a game-winning layup in San Diego, we bring you the top five college basketball performances of the weekend. Read More »

Smack / Dec 5, 2011 / 2:20 am

The Miami Heat Eyeing Greg Oden; Phoenix Will Cut Vince Carter

Greg Oden

Greg Oden (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

While Marc Spears is reporting that Greg Oden is “strongly leaning” towards taking the one-year $8.9 million qualifying offer from Portland and just becoming a free agent next summer, there is another team who could go out and snatch up the oft-injured big man. When you roll an entire season with a list of centers that miraculously tops out at Joel Anthony, taking a chance on a talent like Oden isn’t a big risk. Sure, he’s a risk individually. But for the Miami Heat, it’s moves like this that could turn them into a potential dynasty, and if it doesn’t work out, it might not do much harm. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 6, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Dime NBA Draft Profile: San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard (photo. SDSU Media Relations)

The NBA Draft is simply the most important time of the year for rebuilding franchises. Just ask the Portland Trail Blazers. Whether it is the next Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant, or the next Sam Bowie and Greg Oden, we are out to identify the legitimate prospects from the phony ones. Every week, we will deliver profiles of top prospects and breakdown their game. We will give you player comparisons, ratings, outside opinions on the prospects, and much more. Last we had UConn’s Kemba Walker, and next up is San Diego State University small forward Kawhi Leonard. Read More »