SAN DIEGO—The upset victory by San Diego State University over highly-ranked and highly-favored Gonzaga highlighted an arguably unprecedented level of success for Aztec athletics.
Alumni have celebrated both the men's basketball program as well as the high-level of play found on the Aztec football field as well.
"There was a buzz after that game (versus Gonzaga)," said Darren Smith, a sports-talk show host with XX Sports 1090. "With social networking, Facebook and Twitter, San Diego State fans were all over the place last night."
"Right now on Facebook, everyone's status is 'Oh we beat Gonzaga!'" said Hannah Fechter, a freshman at SDSU.
Even longtime alumni are getting caught up in the excitement.
On the Facebook page for Fox 5 reporter, and graduate of San Diego State, Perette Godwin was a post praising the 30-point effort of Aztec star Billy White.
"It is all about the red, black and white," Godwin said, reading her post. "We're talking about Billy White. This is just the beginning!"
Aztec football is also in the midst of one of their strongest campaigns as well.
Currently holding a 7-3 record, the team has almost assuredly earned a college football bowl berth.
Playing in a bowl game would be the school's first since a 1998 Las Vegas Bowl appearance when they lost 20-13 to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
"I've seen the worst," said Brian Yates, a senior at SDSU. "It's been rough, but this season is the one. Let's go State!"
The Aztec's basketball team is ranked in the top 25 for the first time in the school's history and it's most famous basketball player is a hall of fame baseball player in Tony Gwynn who was recruited to play point guard for SDSU in the late 1970s.
Gwynn eventually played baseball for the university before embarking on his longtime career with the Padres.
Outside of Gwynn, prominent alumni of San Diego State include football great Marshall Faulk.
Hall of Fame coaches John Madden and Joe Gibbs were assistant football coaches for the Aztec program.
Current ESPN analyst and former head coach Herm Edwards was a defensive player for San Diego State as was current Charger Antwan Applewhite who also was excited about his school's upset win over Gonzaga.
"Oh yeah, I loved it," Applewhite said. "It was a close one but we pulled it out."