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At a crossroads, U.S. Soccer chooses status quo over reform

Once again – as if I thought anything would change – the U.S. Soccer Federation has chosen the path of mediocrity. After the U.S. men’s national team crashed out of World Cup 2018 contention in embarrassing fashion, they’ve sunk to ...

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Bulldogs sweep series with Aztecs

The Fresno State men’s basketball team outscored the San Diego State Aztecs Tuesday night by 11 points in the first half and 12 in the second. The Dogs swept their Mountain West foes 79-61. Guard Jaron Hopkins, forward Nate Grimes ...

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Bulldogs set record in win over Cowboys

  Behind 20 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore Nate Grimes, the Fresno State men’s basketball team set a school record after upending the Wyoming Cowboys 80-62 in a Mountain West Conference matchup in Laramie, Wyoming, on Saturday. The Bulldogs’ ...

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Carr leads AFC to comeback victory

Carr leads AFC to comeback victory. Former Fresno state quarterback Derek Carr led the 2018 AFC Pro Bowl team to a come-from-behind victory against the NFC team 24-23 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.   Down 23-17, and ...

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Fresno State football’s biggest blunder, ever?

Mel Kiper Jr., creator of ESPN’s NFL Draft rankings and contributor since 1984, recently released his 2018 first-round draft projections and many Bulldog fans are wondering what could’ve been. Forty-five miles separate Fresno State and the potential No. 1 pick ...

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Williams and Carter II lead ‘Dogs

Sophomore Bryson Williams and senior Terrell Carter II combined for 38 points Tuesday night to lead the Fresno State men’s basketball team to a 69-63 win over the University of Nevada Las Vegas during a Mountain West Conference matchup at ...

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Bulldogs set Save Mart Center shooting record in win

The Fresno State men’s basketball team achieved a Save Mart Center record after shooting 65 percent in the game to outlast conference foes New Mexico Lobos 89-80 at the Save Mart Center on Friday. “We knew coming into today that ...

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Bulldogs come up short in championship game

The Fresno State Bulldogs’ pursuit of a Mountain West Conference title came to an end in a 17-14 slugfest in the championship game against rival Boise State at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday. “I’m really proud of this ...

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Bulldogs cap regular season with big win over Broncos

The Fresno State Bulldogs combined tough defense and big-play offense to upend conference rival Boise State 28-17 and return the Milk Can trophy to Bulldog Stadium on Saturday.  “I cannot tell you how happy and gratified I am to see ...

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Local standout back home

Former local standout wrestler Richie Brandt returned to the mat this season, this time as a Fresno State Bulldog. Brandt graduated from Liberty High School in Madera Ranchos in 2015. He was one of the top wrestlers in his weight ...

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Bulldogs cruise to big win behind hot shooting

The Fresno State men’s basketball team defeated California State University, Northridge 89-73 at the Save Mart Center on Monday. The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 behind dominant shooting performances from guards Deshon Taylor and Jahmel Taylor. “Tonight was a great game ...

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Starting off the season with a win

The Fresno State women’s basketball team opened its season with a dominant 81-56 victory over Eastern Washington behind tough perimeter defense and a career day from sophomore Kristina Cavey. Cavey led the way when she was a perfect 4-of-4 on ...

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Rebels run over ‘Dogs

Fresno State’s four-game winning streak came to a crashing end Saturday with the Bulldogs falling 26-16 to UNLV at Bulldog Stadium. The Rebels featured a stout defense and a relentless rushing attack which created problems for the ‘Dogs.    “We ...

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UFC fight night comes to Fresno

The UFC is coming to Fresno on Dec. 9 at the Save Mart Center with a featherweight bout between Southern California fighters Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega, along with the debut of Central Valley native Alex Perez. “It’s that Cali ...

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Media day for winter sports creates buzz

Media day for the upcoming men’s basketball and wrestling seasons took place Tuesday at the Save Mart Center, and it’s safe to say, there is a buzz generating around both teams. The men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry is preparing ...

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‘Dogs recapture Valley Trophy

Fresno State spoiled San Jose State’s homecoming Saturday with the defense setting the tone and leading the Bulldogs to a 27-10 victory, recapturing the Valley Trophy for the first time since 2014. “It’s always nice to come away with a ...

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‘Dogs open conference play with dominant win

The Fresno State Bulldogs earned their first conference win since 2015, defeating the Nevada Wolfpack Saturday 41-21 behind the performance of newly-appointed starting quarterback Marcus McMaryion. “I am satisfied for tonight,” said head coach Jeff Tedford. “Like I said, it ...

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Adapting on and off the pitch: Julia Glaser

Sophomore forward Julia Glaser has always chased her dreams, whether it was representing Switzerland as a youth international and leading the team in goals or moving to California to further her soccer career. “It was always my dream to go ...

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