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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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Bert Watts named defensive coordinator

Fresno State’s head football coach Jeff Tedford announced that linebackers coach Bert Watts was promoted to defensive coordinator on Tuesday. The position was left vacant by Orlando Steinauer on Feb. 22 after one season with the ‘Dogs. He returned to ...

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Football springs into action

Spring football has arrived, and Fresno State’s team welcomed it with open arms. Laughter echoed through an empty Bulldog Stadium on March 13; jokes flew between teammates; and, per usual, head coach Jeff Tedford looked stern and focused in the ...

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Mountain West releases 2018 football schedule

The Fresno State football team learned its conference schedule on Tuesday. Stretched out over 14 weeks, the ‘Dogs will play 12 games with eight of those games being conference ones. The non-conference slate consists of  four games stretched over five ...

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Interim Athletic Director makes presence felt

Steve Robertello has taken the reins of an athletic department facing a flood of questions about its future. Robertello was appointed interim director of athletics after Jim Bartko’s resignation from the position in November. The athletic department Robertello took control ...

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Paisley performs hit after hit

Country music star Brad Paisley captivated the Save Mart Center Friday night on the second stop of his 2018 “Weekend Warrior” world tour. The night began at 7 p.m. sharp with opener Lindsay Ell, who was a nice addition to ...

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Hawai’i Bowl Champions!

The Fresno State Bulldogs defeated the Houston Cougars in this year’s Hawai’i Bowl, 33-27 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai’i, on Christmas Eve. “I can’t say enough about this team, the coaching staff. To go from one win to ten ...

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Bulldog Football Signing Day

Fresno State received 15 National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, during its first-ever early signing period, instituted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association this season.  Fourteen of the fifteen players signed are from California. Eight of them are from the ...

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‘Dogs visit Valley Children’s Healthcare

The Fresno State football team stopped all Hawai’i Bowl preparations to spread some holiday cheer at Valley Children’s Healthcare on Monday. “It’s a great experience for the players to get to come visit the children at Valley Children’s [Healthcare], to ...

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What’s next for the ‘Dogs? Hawaii

Even though Fresno State lost in the Mountain West Championship game, the team gets somewhat of a consolation prize: a trip to the Hawaii Bowl against the Houston Cougars. “Every team in college football wants to extend their playing season, ...

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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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50 students will witness Mountain West Conference football championship game

The university’s student government is busing 50 students to the Mountain West Conference football championship in Boise, Idaho. Tuesday morning, dozens of students lined up outside the Associated Students, Inc. office, in hopes of getting their hands in the limited ...

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The chance to be champions

Fresno State managed to beat Boise State 28-17 last Saturday, but if the ‘Dogs want to win the Mountain West Championship, they have to do something they’ve never done before: beat the Broncos on their home turf. Head coach Jeff ...

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McMaryion named offensive player of the week

Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. The honor comes after one of the best performances of his career last Saturday at home against Boise State. He was 23-of-36 with two ...

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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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‘Dogs clinch West division with win in Wyoming

Fresno State clinched its spot in the Mountain West Championship game with a 13-7 win on the road against Wyoming on Saturday. “That was a physical football game,” head coach Jeff Tedford said. “Give Wyoming a lot of credit. They’re ...

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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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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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