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Wrightful departure

When Margie Wright was hired on as the third head coach of the Fresno State softball program, she had an itch that her time here would be a success. “There’s magnificent potential present in the Bulldog’s softball program. The community’s support and the athletic department are second to none,” Wright told The Daily Collegian in 1986.

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Students volunteers wanted to coach Fresno youth

The Zimmerman Boys and Girls Club of Fresno and Coaching Corps are searching for Fresno State students who are interested to become volunteer coaches.

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Seven seniors honored in Bulldogs’ final home series

Fresno State will bid farewell to seven seniors who will play their final home games at Bulldog Diamond this weekend against Louisiana Tech in a three-game series.

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Time to ‘maximize’

Fresno State will play No. 25 San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bulldogs (20-4) were placed in the Los Angeles Regional along with No. 4 seed UCLA and Eastern Kentucky who will be playing against each other in the other first-round match.

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Wylie becomes a Chief

Senior standout receiver Devon Wylie became the 68th Bulldog to be drafted into the NFL when the Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the 107th overall pick in the fourth round on Saturday. Current and former teammates took to Twitter to express their congratulations of Wylie being picked up by the Chiefs.

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Going out on top

Fresno State beat Idaho Sunday, 4-2, for its second-consecutive Western Athletic Conference Championship in Las Cruces, N.M. Top-seeded Fresno State also had three Bulldogs named to the All-Tournament team in singles: seniors Remi Boutillier and David Ayoun and sophomore Francis Alcantara. Boutillier and Alcantara were also named to the All-Tournament doubles team.

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Bulldogs brace for WAC Championships

The men’s and women’s tennis teams will try to win their final Western Athletic Conference Championship titles Thursday in Las Cruces, N.M. before moving to the Mountain West Conference next season.

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Fresno State faces Hawaii for a first-place battle on the island

When Michelle Moses steps into the pitcher’s circle, she knows she controls the outcome of the game. “I like to be in control of things so I feel like I have more control of what goes on [in the game] on the mound, so I’m pretty confident there,” Moses said.

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Bulldogs win back-to-back

Fresno State won back-to-back games against Cal Poly and Loyola Marymount — both by the score 5-2 — at the Wathen Tennis Center Saturday and Sunday. During Saturday’s match, the ‘Dogs swept the Mustangs in all three doubles matches to go up 1-0 into singles play.

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Seniors say ‘au revoir’

Fresno State closed out the regular season and honored its senior student-athletes with a 7-0 shutout win over Pacific, Saturday at the Wathen Tennis Center. The Bulldogs (18-4) honored seniors Remi Boutillier, David Ayoun and Jean-Charles Diame — whom all hail from France — in front of a loyal crowd before their final home match.

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Bulldogs down Gauchos in preparation for No. 7 Pepperdine

Fresno State won its fourth straight game in a 5-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara Tuesday at the Wathen Tennis Center. The Bulldogs (17-3) started off slow, losing the doubles point to the Gauchos (12-8) before storming back and taking all but one singles match.

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7-foot Robert Upshaw will be a Bulldog

Rodney Terry secured one of the nation’s elite remaining recruits Sunday with the signing of Fresno native Robert Upshaw. Upshaw, a 7-foot, 270-pound center out of San Joaquin Memorial, made the decision of where he’d pursue Division-I basketball in a banquet-style setting at Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant near River Park.

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So long, Saunders

Fresno State Athletics issued a statement Wednesday, granting wide receiver Jalen Saunders’ permission to contact other schools regarding his future as a student-athlete. Saunders, who led the Bulldogs in nearly every receiving category, has decided to transfer to another school at the end of the spring semester.

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New coach, same goal

In her first official day as head coach of the women’s basketball program, Raegan Pebley let it be known that her first priority was and always will be her student-athletes.

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Pebley introduced as head coach

Raegan Pebley was introduced as the new face of the women's basketball program today at a press conference in the Save Mart Center. This was the first time players, staff and community members were able to meet Pebley in person.

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Moses pitches Fresno State to a sweep over Utah State

The Fresno State softball team swept Utah State in a three-game series over the weekend. The ‘Dogs outscored the Aggies 17-2 in the three games, improving to 27-15 overall and 7-1 in Western Athletic Conference play.

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Raegan Pebley to succeed Wiggins as head coach

In a 12-day turnaround, Fresno State announced the hiring of Utah State head coach Raegan Pebley to take over the women’s basketball program. She becomes the program’s ninth head coach, succeeding Adrian Wiggins, who left for a better-paying job at Ole Miss on March 26.

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Moving on up

Adrian Wiggins, who coached the Fresno State women’s basketball program to unprecedented success, is leaving to become the head coach at Ole Miss.

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