TAG: Steve Fisher

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, 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 »

NBA / Aug 22, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Jimmer Fredette To Host Two NBA Rookie All-Star Games In Utah

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette

Despite the NBA lockout, this summer has been awesome in terms of basketball. But one thing it’s been severely lacking is Jimmer Fredette. Thankfully that’s about to change. So after you pre-order his documentary, make sure you buy some tickets to “Jimmer’s All-Stars” to watch one of the country’s most prolific scorers get buckets. To be honest, I just might have to fly out. Read More »

College / Mar 14, 2011 / 3:00 pm

The Fab Five: Thankfully, The Revolution Was Televised

The Fab Five

“The first day the Fab Five stepped on the University of Michigan campus, that was the start of a revolution. It just so happened that this revolution was televised.”Jalen Rose, The Fab Five

During last night’s dynamic and captivating premiere, I was immediately transported back to a time as a teenager when I wasn’t yet sure who I was, but I knew that I loved the game of basketball. And for anyone around my age, you understand that the Fab Five were something we all paid attention to as middle school players with varsity dreams. Read More »

College / Dec 22, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Kawhi Leonard Has San Diego State Thinking Final Four

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard (photo. SDSU Media Relations)

Last night, San Diego State sophomore Kawhi Leonard had his eighth double-double of the season with 23 points and 14 rebounds as the Aztecs (13-0) downed San Francisco 62-56 in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. And while Leonard may not be a household name yet, he will be soon. With San Diego State currently ranked seventh in the nation, you better believe they’ve set the bar high for this season. Read More »