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My time is up, but the memories will last forever

You know, I never thought I’d get hired at The Collegian. Coming in, I didn’t have much experience in journalism – if any. I didn’t come from a high school or community college newspaper. A combination of forum writing and ...

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Diamond ‘Dogs bounce back for series win

After splitting the first two games – a 7-2 victory, a 14-4 loss – the Fresno State baseball team bounced back Sunday and blanked the Air Force Falcons 10-0 to claim a Mountain West Conference series win at Pete Beiden ...

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Will Central-Valley native Josh Allen be the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft?

The 2018 NFL Draft is less than two days away, and the spotlight shines on the Central Valley. Former Firebaugh and Reedley College standout Josh Allen has polarized the football world. Whether it’s his massive frame, 6 feet 5 inches ...

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Is there a solution to Fresno State’s weak fan attendance?

Much has been made about attendance at various Fresno State sporting events over the years.   I’m a firm believer that the product on display is the most important aspect to fan support, and for the Bulldogs, their inconsistencies have ...

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Marshawn Lynch shows up to the Spring Preview, but the defense steals the show

I didn’t see him until the very end. It couldn’t be him, I thought, as if the hoodie, dreadlocks and the “BEAST MODE” sweater didn’t give it away. Even Fresno State starting quarterback Marcus McMaryion was surprised to see the ...

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Bryson Williams granted release from Fresno State

After speculation over his future, Bulldogs sophomore Bryson Williams’ request for a transfer to a new school was approved Wednesday by Fresno State, according to a news release from Stephen Trembley, director of New Media. Wednesday’s development ends a weeklong ...

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Bryson Williams seeks to transfer from Fresno State. Will others follow?

After former San Diego State Associate Head Coach Justin Hutson was hired, all seemed to be well at Fresno State. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. On the Bulldog Insider with Andrew Marden earlier this evening — a ...

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The best defense in the Mountain West is in good hands with Bert Watts

The news broke early in the morning on Feb. 22. My colleague at The Collegian, William Ramirez, motioned toward his computer in class. I shifted my attention to the screen and read the headline. Fresno State football’s defensive coordinator Orlondo ...

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Top 3 moments in Fresno State sports history

In a sporting sense, the Bulldogs have quite the pedigree. Fresno State is nationally-known for producing some of the best athletes in sports today and in years past. With them came some of the best moments in school history. From ...

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We need a long-term plan, not a quick fix

The Fresno State men’s basketball team has more questions than answers as the NCAA basketball season draws to a close. At the top of the list, undoubtedly, is: who’s the new coach? A coach who fits best not only for ...

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Fresno FC debut brings a sense of promise to the Valley, despite loss

The Central Valley has had soccer teams before – the Fresno Freeze, Fresno Fuego, among others. However, this team felt different, and you know what? So did the crowd. More than 7,000 fans braved the cold weather Saturday night to ...

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Diamond ‘Dogs take New Mexico series

After conceding the first of a three-game series, the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team rallied to take Games 2 and 3 versus the New Mexico Lobos over the weekend at Pete Beiden Field in Bob Bennett Stadium. New Mexico took ...

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Aztecs upend Bulldogs in quarterfinal clash

Although the Fresno State men’s basketball team swept the regular-season series against the San Diego State Aztecs, the postseason was a different story. The Bulldogs fell 64-52 in the quarterfinal round of the 2018 Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas ...

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Season ends at Mountain West Tournament

The Fresno State women’s basketball team endured a 32.7 percent shooting effort that sealed its early exit, 71-55, to the lower-ranked Colorado State Rams at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Junior guard Candice White and freshman Aly ...

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Bulldogs sweep aside Spartans

The Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team opened the 2018 season over the weekend with a series sweep of the Michigan State Spartans, 5-4, 9-4, 2-1 and 5-4. Solid pitching and timely hitting gave the Bulldogs their first series win of ...

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Bulldogs win its fourth straight double-digit victory

Fresno State made it four straight double-digit victories after a convincing 86-65 victory over Mountain West Conference foe, Colorado State. With the postseason less than a month away, things couldn’t get any better for Rodney Terry’s men.  “The guys did ...

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Bulldogs walk-off on opening night behind Joseph Mendez single

The Fresno State Bulldogs’ baseball team opened the 2018 season with a 5-4 walk-off win against the Michigan State Spartans at Pete Beiden Field in Bob Bennett Stadium on Friday. The Bulldogs’ opening day victory is their 10th in a ...

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Four-star recruit picks Fresno State

The 2018 Fresno State football recruiting class just got a whole lot better. Tyrone Sampson, a four-star offensive lineman from Detroit, decommitted from the University of Syracuse in December before choosing Fresno State as his new home on Friday. One ...

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