Author Archives: Michael Ford

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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Business school launches magazine

Fresno State’s Craig School of Business released its inaugural issue of the Central California Business Review which features economic commentary and analysis of future business conditions in the Central Valley. Insights include thoughts on the local economy across multiple sectors, ...

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Fresno State crushes Wyoming

The Fresno State women’s basketball team defeated Wyoming at home on Saturday, 60-47. The game was played at a much slower pace than what the Bulldogs normally like, and that kept the scoring down in the first quarter. The Bulldogs ...

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Baseball: The great American game

Why baseball is the greatest game in the world.  I remember it well. Riding in the car, driving the three and a half hours from Fresno to San Francisco with my parents, brother and my best friend. Crossing the Bay ...

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Elite is in his blood

Many great wrestlers have come through Fresno State’s wrestling program. And heavyweight AJ Nevills may be on his way to adding his name to that list of greats. Looking at his lineage, it is no wonder why he chose wrestling. ...

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‘Dogs fall to Utah State’s last-second shot

The Fresno State men’s basketball team had its three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Utah State Aggies on Saturday 65-62 at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State’s play in the first half cost the ‘Dogs on the ...

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An unlikely career choice. Why writing means so much to me

If you were to ask me what I thought I wanted to do for a living back in my early high school days, I can guarantee you that being a journalist would not have been on the shortlist. It might ...

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Downtown Fresno to celebrate Chinese New Year in March

Chinatown Revitalization Inc. has planned its 18th annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival for Saturday, March 3, in Downtown Fresno. The festival will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog and will feature lion dance performance teams, ...

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After terrible 2017, Giants will return to winning ways in 2018

If you follow Major League Baseball closely, you probably are thinking to yourself the following: “What is this dude smoking? The Giants will be good this season? No way, Jack!.” But hear me out first. Yes, the Giants finished 64-98, ...

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Once he needed a wish, now he’s making them happen

A Fresno State athlete is using his class project as a chance to spread holiday cheer. Track athlete Jahwanza Lawford and a group of students are taking part in “Macy’s Believe” campaign benefitting the Make-A-Wish foundation for a project in ...

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‘Dogs win the Battle for the 99

Fresno State men’s basketball was able to score another double-digit victory with its 70-55 win against California State University, Bakersfield on Tuesday in the Battle for the 99 at the Save Mart Center. The win extends the Bulldogs’ win streak ...

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Free throws key to ‘Dogs’ victory

The Fresno State men’s basketball team defeated Montana State at home Saturday 80-67 on the strength of a nearly career-high in scoring from junior guard Deshon Taylor. Taylor scored a season-high 31 points, one shy of his career-best mark of ...

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On opiate addiction: ‘We have never seen anything like this in America’

An alarming 66,000 people died in the U.S. in 2016 from opiate drug overdoses. That number of fatalities is higher than the death tolls in the worst years for HIV/AIDS, gun violence and the Vietnam war. Those alarming numbers were ...

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Castro and Zante go digital for feedback

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and Associated Students Inc., President Blake Zante fielded questions last week from students and alumni via Facebook Live during a student forum. Students asked about issues ranging from campus parking, student safety and having ...

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Ramirez knocks out Reed in second round

Fresno State alumnus Jose Ramirez defended his WBC Continental Americas title in grand fashion Saturday night with a second-round knockout of Michael Reed in the Fight for Water 7 at the Save Mart Center. Ramirez came out of the gates ...

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Dressed in cozy pajamas, students helped kick off university fundraiser

Dressed in their coziest pajamas, students and faculty kicked off the Day of Giving event on Wednesday. The massive fundraising drive, for the first time ever, asked the public to donate to Fresno State schools and programs digitally in a ...

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