December 1, 1990 |
San Diego State would like to think it will be looking in a mirror when it looks across the line of scrimmage at Miami this afternoon. That, however, would be wishful thinking. In reality, SDSU will be looking at what it hopes is a crystal ball. It would like to see Miami and know that is what it will be like somewhere not very far down the road. Who wouldn't? Of the 106 universities playing Division I football, at least 80 would like to have the program Miami has.
April 1, 1989
The move of the season-ending Brigham Young game from Dec. 2 to Nov. 25 is the most significant change in the tentative 1989 San Diego State football schedule released Friday. The Aztecs are scheduled to play their first game under new Coach Al Luginbill at Air Force Sept. 2. Two weeks later, on Sept. 16, they are to play UCLA in a 7 p.m. game at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. Other home games would be Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 23), Long Beach State (Oct. 14), Pacific (Oct.
September 16, 1989 |
When the San Diego State football team heard that UCLA lost last Saturday's season opener to Tennessee, it was not sure if it was reason to hope or fear. The hope came from a belief that the Bruin team it will play host to tonight at 7 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium might not be as good as those that have soundly beaten the Aztecs in the past. But the fear came from a feeling that No.
April 2, 1988 |
The Padres had gone more than a week without a home run, but they made up for that a bit Friday night. Three homers helped the Padres to a 9-1 victory over San Diego State in an exhibition game played in front of a crowd of 30,047 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. The Padres had hit just nine home runs this spring, the last on March 23 by Carmelo Martinez. Granted, Friday's outburst was against college pitching, but Padre Manager Larry Bowa wasn't complaining.
January 27, 1989 |
Jim Jennings, who started at fullback for the San Diego State football team last season but then considered transferring after being moved to linebacker, will stay and play offensive guard, Coach Al Luginbill said this week. Jennings said last month that he had received permission from SDSU Athletic Director Fred Miller to contact other schools about transferring. But Luginbill said Jennings has decided to remain at SDSU after a meeting in which it was decided he would be moved to guard.
December 18, 1992 |
Well, folks, this is it. This little spot in this big newspaper goes the way of the Edsel, Air California, Jimmy Hoffa, the dinosaur and dairy farms in Mission Valley. Poof. Here today, gone tomorrow. I worry about things like this. No, not the disappearance of my private and yet public niche, I don't worry about that. I accept that as something that happens in life, though the feeling is a bit empty. If what I have done was a mere stitch in the tapestry of a few other lives, that was good.
November 25, 1987
Tina Harris had 12 kills to lead defending state Division III champion Francis Parker High School to a 15-1, 15-2, 15-8 volleyball victory over Flintridge Sacred Heart in a first-round state playoff match at San Diego Tuesday night. Heidi West added seven kills for Parker. "I think they were a little intimidated," Francis Parker Coach John Cook said. "I saw them play a week ago, and they were a completely different team. We just jumped on them really quick."
January 6, 1989 |
Darrin Wagner, who quit the San Diego State football team Nov. 4 with the intent to transfer but was then told he wouldn't be released from his scholarship, now will be released. San Diego State Athletic Director Fred Miller said he signed the release letter Thursday. Norman Wagner said Thursday night that SDSU Coach Al Luginbill had agreed to the release last week and that he and Darrin would pick up the letter at the campus today.
August 15, 1990 |
There will be no cheerleaders yelling, no band marching, no television cameras whirring, and yet . . . Al Luginbill, San Diego State football coach, is calling today the most important day of the Aztec football season. And practice hasn't even started yet, let alone games. No matter. Luginbill is serious. Today is reporting day, a day on which the Aztecs check into their dormitory rooms, take physicals and get set to open two-a-day practices Thursday morning. Luginbill will be there to greet them, giving them the once-over to see how hard they worked during the summer.
November 24, 1986 |
The San Diego State football team has not budged from its first-place standing in the Western Athletic Conference this season, but it wasn't until last week that the Aztecs began thinking like conference leaders. Aztec Coach Denny Stolz said practice last week for the game against the University of Hawaii was the team's best this season. "The most encouraging thing is the difference in their competitiveness from the beginning of the year," Stolz said Sunday.