Author Archives: Jason Smithberg

Miller: controversial figure

On Tuesday, one of the most important and influential figures in the history of sports passed away.

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Return to glory: Notre Dame’s rise to relevance again

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame!

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Should fans have better etiquette?

G-O-N-E.“Fireman” Ed, America’s favorite and most boisterous fan who led raucous chants at the home games of his favorite team, the New York Jets, has decided to hang up his custom made Jets fireman hat and bring an end to ...

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’Dogs outlast Tigers, win 66-61

Playing in their home opener of the season on Friday at the Save Mart Center, the Fresno State Bulldogs were aiming for a vast improvement over their previous game.

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Afraid of being scared: The struggle of Royce White

Imagine something for just a minute. You’re scared of everything: interacting with people, walking on the street, flying on an airplane.

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‘The Ghosts of Ole Miss’

A couple of nights ago, I decided to refrain from my studies by taking a little break to wind down and relax. I turned on the TV and suddenly remembered I hadn’t watched a sports documentary I recorded earlier in ...

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’Dogs fall to San Diego State in volleyball action

On Saturday afternoon in the Save Mart Center, the Fresno State volleyball team lost to San Diego State in four sets.

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Bulldogs outhustle FPU for exhibition win

In their final preseason tune-up before beginning the 2012-13 regular season, the Fresno State Bulldogs outhustled the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds 77-68 in an exhibition game Saturday night at the Save Mart Center.

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Reflections on Penn State scandal

A couple of weeks ago, the darkest and most controversial chapter in the history of collegiate sports finally came to a conclusion.

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A world without Lance Armstrong

Last week, as I was on my way to school, I was listening to one of my favorite sports talk shows, The Jim Rome Show. Normally, I wouldn’t bring this up, but I’m mentioning it because Rome had a very ...

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Rebels thwart ’Dogs on Senior Appreciation Night

On Saturday night when seniors Callie Hancock and Vanessa Gonzalez were honored for their contributions to the Bulldogs soccer team, UNLV decided to spoil the party by defeating the Bulldogs 1-0 at Bulldog Stadium. The game was the season finale ...

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Thompson should bring veteran presence

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the Fresno State women’s basketball team.

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NHL continues stalemate with players and managers

2012 is going to be remembered as the “Year of the Strike” in professional sports.

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The wildness of the MLB wild card

Following the 1994 season, Bud Selig, then-interim commissioner of Major League Baseball, was charged with a difficult task. He had to find a way to bring fan interest back to the national pastime after a players’ strike wiped out more ...

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The controversy with the NFL referees

The insanity is finished!

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Students intern on campus in new crime lab

On the Fresno State campus there’s a place where cutting-edge technology and science meet to help law enforcement agencies in their endless struggle against crime.

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Fresno Big Read preps for Halloween

Since Halloween is right around the corner, it seems appropriate that Edgar Allan Poe’s books live on. And with the help of the Big Read and the Fresno County Library, the ghouls, ghosts, ravens and specters will come alive once again through the end of the month.

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