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San Diego Sports Fans Have Plenty To Look Forward To This Spring

Aired 3/11/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Jay Paris, Sports Columnist

Beau Lynott, Sports Contributor, Voice of San Diego

Transcript

"And the crowd went wild."

That well-worn phrase came to life at Viejas Arena on the San Diego State University campus last weekend when the men's basketball team snatched another Mountain West Conference Championship from the very confident and very tall New Mexico Lobos.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • SDSU's Steve Fisher was named the Mountain West coach of the year on Monday, with Aztecs forward Xavier Thames earning player of the year honors.
  • Now, the Aztecs go into Mountain West Conference tournament play in Las Vegas this weekend as No. 1 seed and coach Fisher is eyeing a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Meanwhile, San Diego baseball fans are counting the days until the Padres open the Major League Baseball season on March 30 welcoming their number one rival: the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The game is sold out, and for the first time in two years, Padres games will be broadcast countywide.

There's another change coming to MLB this season, and it has to do with instant replay. Some believe it will truly change baseball.

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