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Catamounts’ Newsome an all-around force

(STATS) – The top all-around offensive player in the FCS broke off an 84-yard touchdown run last week. He scored on 78- and 88-yard runs the week before. He’s found the end zone 42 times in his career and, oh, yes, he’s completed one career pass…

D2 player Robert Grays dies after injuries suffered while making tackle

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Midwestern State football player Robert Grays died Tuesday after he was hospitalized for a neck injury sustained during the team’s game Saturday. He was 19.

Grays was injured making a tackle in late fourth quarter of the team’s 35-13 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville.

(via Midwestern State)

“[Wednesday] we mourn the loss of one of our own. Robert Grays died yesterday from critical injuries suffered in Saturday’s game,” MSU president Suzanne Shipley said in a statement. “I know you will join me in expressing the sincerest condolences of the MSU community to Robert’s family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the coming days.

“Robert touched many lives while attending the university, but perhaps he will be remembered best for his smile. He was an inspiration on and off the field to those around him, and he will be remembered with love and affection by his friends, classmates, coaches and teammates.”

Grays was a cornerback for the Mustangs and played in all 11 games as a freshman in 2016. He had been transferred to a hospital in his native Houston following his injury.

“We both played last year as true freshmen and we always told each other we were going to make it,” teammate Bryce Martinez told the Wichita Falls Times-Record News before Grays’ death. “And we still are. The other night when I went to go see him, he wasn’t looking too good, but then I looked at him and it just felt like he’s going to make it, I just saw it. People think it’s going to take a miracle… Rob is a miracle and the things he would do are miraculous. He’s the strongest dude I know, the smallest dude I know and the biggest heart I know.”

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Qualcomm Stadium renamed San Diego County Credit Union Stadium

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Fans and players look on while half of the stadiums lights went out during the second half of a game between the San Diego State Aztecs and the Stanford Cardinal at Qualcomm Stadium on September 16, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Qualcomm Stadium is set to end its useful life as San Diego County Credit Union Stadium.

Per the San Diego Union-Tribune, the credit union paid $500,000 for the naming rights to San Diego State’s home field. The agreement lasts through the end of 2018 before the city plans to close the stadium.

San Diego State still plays at Qualcomm even though the NFL’s Chargers left for Los Angeles after the 2016 season. The stadium, which opened in 1967 as San Diego Stadium had a light failure during the Aztecs’ upset win over Stanford on Saturday night. The game was postponed for 23 minutes with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter after the lights went out.

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The Aztecs are looking for a new football home post-SDCCU Stadium and have discussed adding two years to the lease at the stadium through the 2020 season. That would give the school enough time to build a new football stadium.

A new lease at the stadium would likely be subsidized by taxpayers. The UT reported in January that the lease from SDSU and the Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowls at the stadium was worth $160,000 per year. The city spends over $10 million a year to keep the stadium open.

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