December 14, 2004
RE DAN Geringer's article on the Aztecs: I am a parent of two children who are members of the Aztecs - Deion, 11, who plays for the 115-pounders, and Derrick, 13, who plays for the 150-pounders. My husband Robert is the assistant coach for the 115-pounders. I would like you to know that your story brought me to tears because I go to the games, and I know your words are so true. And your article was so well-written that I read through it in no time. Thank you, Dan, and the Daily News for putting some positive news in the newspaper about North Philly.
January 30, 1994 |
Mexico has struck three gold proof coins and seven silver proofs to commemorate the Aztecs, the civilization that predated European exploration of the Western Hemisphere. The legal tender coins are being struck for the Banco de Mexico by the Casa de Moneda de Mexico. All the coins share an obverse - Mexico's emblem, the eagle carrying a snake in its beak, which in turn derives from an Aztec symbol. The three .999 fine gold proofs - 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce and 1/4 ounce - share a reverse design of a jaguar's head.
December 15, 2004
CONGRATS to the Aztecs and head coach Kern Robinson for their Super Bowl victory in Florida. This group of young leaders surely deserves our emulation. We need to encapsulate the ingredients that went into that victory and apply it to the crises that presently exist in our schools. John Lieb, Philadelphia D-Day for Sixers It seems like Sixers Coach O'Brien is searching for the right combination of players to start and to finish games - (the two don't actually have to be the same)
June 17, 2006 |
The North Philadelphia Aztecs, the youth athletics group that brought a national Pop Warner football championship to the city two years ago, have been awarded a $50,000 federal grant. The grant, secured by U.S. Rep. Robert A. Brady and announced on Thursday, will be used to establish a computer lab for youths at Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia, said Steve Irving, president of the North Philadelphia Aztecs Youth Association. "We're very excited" about the grant, Irving said.
March 18, 2011 |
San Diego State's players chased Devon Beitzel around screens, got hands in his face, challenged his shots. Nothing seemed to work, just like in two regular-season games against BYU's Jimmer Fredette. But, just like they did against the real Jimmer, the Aztecs eventually figured out a way to shut down Little Jimmer and finally win an NCAA Tournament game. Second-seeded San Diego State tightened its defense after a second-half scoring flurry by Beitzel and advanced in the NCAA Tournament for the first time by beating Northern Colorado, 68-50, in the West regional yesterday, in Tucson.
December 29, 2004 |
A recent Daily News Eagles tickets auction and raffle to benefit the North Philly Aztecs raised $1,965 - and created many winners. First, there are the actual winners of the tickets. Christopher Schulz, 20, of South Philadelphia, bid $350 to win one set. Bonnie Walker and Georgeanna Foster won the raffle for two other sets of tickets, which were donated by readers who read of the original auction in a Jill Porter column earlier this month (to read it, visit go.philly.com/porter)
September 30, 1993 |
Marshall Faulk was sitting far back in the corner of the San Diego State dressing room, when he spotted a visitor from Philadelphia. "You know Randall Cunningham?" Faulk asked as he pulled on his socks. The answer being yes, Faulk continued: "Tell Randall I said, 'What's up.' " "I'll bet Randall wouldn't mind having you standing behind him," the visitor said. With a grin that almost screamed, "NFL, here I come," Faulk answered, "I wouldn't mind standing behind him either.
September 2, 2010
8 tonight DISCOVERY Chocolate has an outrageous history, intricate scientific structure and even health benefits. It also energized the Aztecs, transformed television, helped win World War II and may save the rain forest.
March 18, 2011 |
TUCSON, Ariz. - Brian Carlwell is far from one of San Diego State's most dangerous players. The 6-foot-11, 300-pound senior saw just 10 minutes of action in the Aztecs' 68-50 thumping of Northern Colorado on Thursday in their NCAA West Regional game at the McKale Center. But the reserve center made folks aware that his team will be prepared for Saturday's third-round matchup against seventh-seeded Temple (26-7). "We will start watching film tonight and get ready to play," Carlwell said.
December 19, 2011 |
Ryan Lindley's third touchdown pass to Colin Lockett came just a few seconds too soon. San Diego State celebrated the 12-yard scoring strike with 35 seconds left, only to watch an even bigger celebration when Louisiana-Lafayette kicker Brett Baer hit a 50-yard field goal as time expired, sending the Aztecs to a 32-30 loss in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night. "Thirty seconds on the clock? You'd like to think [the game was over]," Lindley said. "It was a hard-fought game and you have to tip your caps to them.