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How the Collegian shaped my path as a writer

Sportswriting has been my passion for many years. Before I came to Fresno State, I had experience doing it at Fresno City College as both a staff writer and sports editor for The Rampage. I was hungry to learn, to ...

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Reliever relives experience at Fresno State

Softball has always been a part of her life. Now, as Fresno State Bulldogs senior softball relief pitcher Sarah Santana nears the end of her playing career, she appreciates the journey that she has taken to become the person she ...

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Finally! We get new music from Alice in Chains

Band announces near completion of new record this month It’s been long enough. Me, and tons of those like me, have been waiting anxiously for any news. I am talking of course about Alice in Chains making a new album. ...

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HackFresno returns for second year

Fresno State will host over 100 students from community colleges and universities from around the nation to compete in the second annual “HackFresno” from Friday to Sunday. The event, which takes place in North Gym 118, is a 36-hour-long collegiate ...

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Fresno State rallies for season finale win

A late flurry of goals by the Fresno State women’s water polo team provided a happy ending to the team’s regular season as it defeated No. 22-ranked California Baptist University, 6-5, on Saturday.   Both teams started slowly on offense. ...

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Bulldogs fall to San Diego State on Senior Day

A late rally by the Fresno State lacrosse team fell just short at home on Sunday in its Senior Day loss to the San Diego State Aztecs, 15-11. The Bulldogs uncharacteristically fell behind to begin the match by allowing three ...

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What I have learned over the first two weeks of the 2018 MLB season

We’re two weeks into the 2018 season, and already there have been some quite surprising developments. Firstly, the Dodgers are struggling. A team that came within one game of winning its first World Series championship since 1988 was the overwhelming ...

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Fresno State now plans roughly $45 million renovation on, around Bulldog Stadium

A once $60 million dollar renovation plan to modernize Fresno State’s Bulldog Stadium has been downgraded. University officials cite a changing financial landscape as the reason for the renovation plans to drop to $45 million with limits to the restorations. ...

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Failed a class at Fresno State? Here’s a way to make up for it

Fresno State is helping students get a second chance at taking a class they may have failed thanks to the Provost Graduation Initiative. The grant, provided by the Division of Continuing and Global Education, is now in its third year ...

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Texan turned Californian dominates

When one thinks of sports most likely to be played in Texas, water polo doesn’t necessarily come to mind. But Fresno State freshman water polo standout Callie Woodruff might just be ready to change all of that. Woodruff grew up ...

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Water Dogs’ offense falls short against UC San Diego

Fresno State’s water polo team had one of its best offensive performances of the season, but still fell short to UC San Diego, 13-11 at the Aquatics Center on March 31. The first few minutes of the match went scoreless ...

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Bulldogs’ star catcher on way to greatness

From T-ball on up, Carter Bins has always played catcher. Now a Bulldog, Bins’ work might pay off in one of college baseball’s most coveted prizes – the Johnny Bench Award. In just his sophomore season as a Bulldog, Bins ...

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Baseball podcasts. These are the ones that need your listening, and you need it!

Do you like baseball? Do you like podcasts? Well my friends, if you answered yes to those questions then do I have some great news for you! See, I love baseball and I love writing about it. I also enjoy ...

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MLB pace of play changes, a source of my ire

Look, I get it, ok? I do. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. See, over the past several years, Major League Baseball has made a priority speeding up the pace of the game. Being the baseball junkie ...

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Young roster falls to LMU in conference-opener

Sometimes in sports when you lose games, you win valuable lessons. That is what head coach Natalie Benson hopes will happen for the Fresno State water polo team after losing their first conference match, 9-3, to No. 12 Loyola Marymount ...

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Fresno State takes four of five in Bulldog Classic

Fresno State softball wrapped up Bulldog Classic this weekend, winning four of five games including a victory on Sunday when they defeated St. Mary’s 3-2 on a strong pitching performance by junior Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings. Kennedy-Cummings was dominant from the very ...

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Free agent wasteland. Where do the survivors go?

This offseason in Major League Baseball has been a peculiar one to say the least, especially in the realm of free agency. Pitchers and catchers have now begun to report to their respective training camps all across baseball and yet ...

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You asked, they answered – second live student forum held

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante answered questions from the university’s community last week in the second livestreamed student forum of the academic school year. For nearly an hour, questions and comments regarding ...

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