Many San Diego State University students spend their years in college following the sports teams of the school—the Aztecs. And many alumni keep their ties to their alma mater going with continued loyalty to the sports teams. Anshul Kheterpal of Shasta County is an alumnus of SDSU who enjoys following the Aztecs and is still a loyal fan years after leaving campus.
Sports fans from SDSU have a wide range of sports to indulge in when following the Aztecs. Aztec teams include men’s baseball, football, basketball, tennis, golf and soccer. For women, the Aztec roster includes water polo, volleyball, rowing, basketball, softball, track and field, tennis, lacrosse, cross country, swimming and diving, soccer, and golf.
Aztec fans can purchase tickets for both single games or the entire season for the following sporting events: football, baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and softball. Single tickets for women’s home volleyball games are also available during the regular season at the door of each event.
While all of the Aztec sports have a solid following, football reigns supreme with devout fans throughout the country cheering on the team. The Aztecs are part of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the West Division of the Mountain West Conference (MW) and compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The team has won three national championships within the small college division and twenty-one conference championships. Some of the most notable Aztec Alumni include Marshall Faulk, Vince Warren, Kirk Morrison, Ronnie Hillman, Dennis Shaw and Fred Dryer. Coaches who worked with the Aztecs football program and went on to coach in the NFL include John Madden, Joe Gibbs, Tom Cable, Ted Tollner, Don Coryell and Herman Edwards.
Anshul Kheterpal is a graduate of SDSU and currently lives in Shasta County. He enjoys following the Aztec teams as well as the San Diego Charges and the San Diego Padres.