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Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

San Diego State’s Steve Fisher sat before ESPN cameras on Christmas Day and was asked how his basketball team handled San Francisco’s new Princeton-style offense to win the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Dons Coach Kyle Smith brought the offense with him from his former Ivy...

Moses Moreno helps promote game in stripes

Moses Moreno helps promote game in stripes

Moses Moreno sought a way to stay involved with football and give back to a sport that gave him so much. He’s enshrined in Colorado State’s Hall-of-Fame and played quarterback with the NFL’s Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers.Much to his surprise, the pathway he found was...

Indiana swimmer Lilly King sets example

Indiana swimmer Lilly King sets example

Bravo, Lilly King!Whatever they’ve taught the 19-year-old swimmer at the University of Indiana or as a kid growing up in Evansville, Ind., grown men in all sports need to follow her example. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports.com story

Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate

Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate

Dino Babers played high school football in San Diego and college ball at Hawaii. He launched his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. He also spent a year as a San Diego State assistant.Yes, he’s lived in comfortable climates while playing and coaching a...

Chris Ash is not in Columbus anymore

Chris Ash is not in Columbus anymore

One vital element Chris Ash must understand as Rutgers’ newly hired football coach is he’s not in Columbus anymore.With 2016 recruiting winding down towards the February signing date, the former Ohio State defensive coordinator no doubt has learned by now that his former Big Ten...

San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State’s Tom Ables announced with a Twitter message and email today that his national leading active streak for attending a team’s home-and-away football games has been forced to an end at 600.Ables, 89, said two ear infections are preventing him from flying to...

Long won this game two years ago recruiting Chapman

Long won this game two years ago recruiting Chapman

San Diego State won its first outright conference title since 1986 with a 27-24 win over Air Force Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium. That’s the obvious story line.The story behind the story, though, is fifth-year Aztecs Coach Rocky Long won this game two years ago when he recruited...

Long solves SDSU problem defending Air Force

Long solves SDSU problem defending Air Force

Maybe the late Don Coryell made at least one mistake in his time at San Diego State, compiling a 104-19-2 record in 12 seasons from 1961 to 1972, after all.He should have brought Rocky Long into his coaching tree by recruiting him out of Alta Loma High in Rancho Cucamonga,...

The Dantonio Way recruits without pulling punches

The Dantonio Way recruits without pulling punches

News that Michigan State pulled a football scholarship offer sparked a debate on ESPN’s popular morning show, "Mike and Mike" with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. Greenberg questioned the wisdom of a nationwide process that leads to such results. He mentioned it sounded similar...

San Diego State transfers recruiting success to backyard

San Diego State transfers recruiting success to backyard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Many stories examine how Steve Fisher built San Diego State basketball in 16 years from a laughingstock team to a program with NCAA eight tournament appearances, 339 wins and the increasing number of Rivals 4-star recruits. Perhaps no example better – or...