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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‘Dogs split first two duals since 2006

Fresno State wrestling returned to the mat Saturday for the first time since 2006 with a 35-12 win over the San Francisco State Gators and a loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 19-17. Both duals took place at San Francisco University. ...

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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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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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’Dogs hold on in Hawaii

Behind the arm of quarterback Marcus McMaryion, Fresno State beat the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 31-21 on the road Saturday. The Bulldogs had a 24-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but some costly mistakes allowed Hawaii to close the gap. ...

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‘Dogs rout Banana Slugs in season opener

The Fresno State Bulldogs’ offense and defense were firing on all cylinders in their 96-65 victory over UC Santa Cruz on Saturday at the Save Mart Center. The ‘Dogs made seven 3-pointers before their first miss from beyond the arc, ...

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Women’s basketball is young and hungry

The Fresno State women’s basketball team is coming off a tumultuous 2016-17 season that saw the Bulldogs finish seventh in the Mountain West, while also coming within one game of calling itself conference tournament champions. “I don’t think we can ...

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A new identity for men’s basketball

Prime time, here come the ‘Dogs. Fresno State kicks off its 2017-18 men’s basketball campaign on Friday against UC Santa Cruz. The ‘Dogs finished 2-1 in exhibition play, which featured routs of 43 and 40 points over Pacific Union College ...

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Fresno State athletic director Jim Bartko resigns

Fresno State athletic director Jim Bartko resigned on Monday, citing personal reasons, Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro announced. Castro said in a news release that Bartko had focused on charting a new direction for Fresno State’s athletics program, and ...

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Allison named defensive player of the week

Sophomore linebacker Jeffrey Allison was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his performance on Nov. 4 against BYU. Allison had one sack and led the Bulldogs with 14 tackles in the 20-13 win, tying his ...

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‘Dogs bowl eligible!

After a hiatus, Fresno State football returned to its winning ways against BYU Saturday night, beating the Cougars 20-13 with a stellar performance from the defense. Fresno State, with their non-conference victory, is now 6-3 and bowl eligible for the ...

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Does Fresno State have the best trio of professional athletes?

The NCAA.com tournament of eight schools has been whittled down to just two. The only thing left to determine is if Fresno State or Texas A&M has the better trio of athletes from the NFL, MLB and NBA. Representing Fresno ...

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Inside BYU football: A conversation with The Universe’s sports editor

Fresno State is coming off a loss to UNLV at home but is still in first place in the West Division. Up next is nonconference opponent BYU, which just won its second game of the season against San Jose State. ...

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Gone since 2006, the Bulldogs are ready to rise once again

Although Fresno State wrestling was cut in 2006, the program never completely died. Really, it went into hibernation. And it waited for the right moment to reawaken. That moment is now. “We’re excited to finally be back at it,” head ...

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Glaser and Delgadillo named to All-Mountain West teams

Sophomore forward Julia Glaser and senior forward Myra Delgadillo were named Monday to the All-Mountain West Soccer First and Second Teams, respectively. Glaser ranked second in the conference with nine goals in Mountain West play. She tied Fresno State’s record ...

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A coach on and off the court

Standing on the sidelines yelling, cheering and thinking about the next play is the man behind the Fresno State men’s basketball team – head coach Rodney Terry. Terry, the ‘Dogs’ coach since 2011, has turned the team to a Mountain ...

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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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