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Athletics on right track, but fans must step up

Fresno State athletics is at a turning point. History will praise or curse the current crop of leaders. Even though the football team is 1-2, fans seem happy with new head coach Jeff Tedford and his vision for the program. ...

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Cement cracks may delay stadium renovations

In 2015, athletic director Jim Bartko laid out the plans for renovations to Bulldog Stadium. Although some cracks in the cement on the east side of the stadium may push back part of its renovation timeline, the project is still ...

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Event shines light on sexual assault victim silence

Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko and guest speaker Tim Mousseau spoke to students about an experience most choose to keep a secret – sexual assault. The talk titled “Retaking Our Story: Re-Framing The Sexual Assault Conversation,” was an alternative ...

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Bartko says “speak up”: abuse turns into advocacy

Ever since Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko told someone what happened during his childhood, a burden was lifted. Bartko revealed to the public in the middle of January that he was molested by a Catholic priest about 35 times ...

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Mr. Fix-It has his work cut out for him

Fresno State just experienced its worst football season in program history, ending with a 1-11 record. What in the world happened? How did it get to this? The Bulldogs were not expected to compete for the Mountain West championship this ...

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Tedford named head coach

Fresno State athletic director Jim Bartko announced that former Bulldogs quarterback and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford will be the next head football coach. The hiring was announced Thursday, and Tedford will be introduced in a press conference Friday by Bartko ...

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DeRuyter gets sacked

Written by: Jenna Wilson & Daniel Gligich Tim DeRuyter was removed as head coach of the Fresno State football team, Athletic Director Jim Bartko said at a press conference Sunday. “The president and I both felt that on the field ...

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Athletic funding part 3: Investing in the Future

The Bulldog Stadium renovation project took a big step forward on Saturday when it was officially announced that the global engineering firm AECOM was selected as the architect. Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko laid out his vision for the ...

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Bigger and better: Athletic funding part II

DG: Where is Fresno State headed in regards to conference membership? JB: I’ve talked with the president from the time I got hired until most recently. Our goal is to win our conference championship and get our facilities where they ...

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Bartko backs Bulldogs

Athletic Director Jim Bartko has a tough job ahead of him as he tries to implement his vision for the athletic department. Bartko has been with the school since Jan. 1, 2015, and immediately made an impact. The Bulldog Stadium ...

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State introduces women’s water polo, welcomes back wrestling

Now that Team USA has won its second Olympic gold medal in water polo in back-to-back fashion, there is no denying that the sport is getting a spotlight it has never had before. Athletic Director Jim Bartko recognized the trend ...

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Wrestling, water polo programs on the way

Fresno State has kicked off its coaching search for the wrestling and women’s water polo teams, both of which will begin competing in the 2017-18 school year, the university announced Tuesday.

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Q&A: Fresno State AD discusses goals, ideas over five-year span

Three months into his tenure, Fresno State’s new athletic director Jim Bartko has unveiled a five-point plan including the reinstatement of wrestling and addition of women’s water polo. He sat down with The Collegian sports editor Christopher Livingston for a ...

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It’s about the players, not the profits

Fresno State announced Jim Bartko as its new athletic director Monday creating an opportunity for some to discuss the future of what they see as the defining characteristic of the university – athletics. However, in these discussions, the reason we ...

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Valley-native Bartko introduced as Fresno State athletic director

The Bulldog Foundation room in the Save Mart Center was abuzz with optimism Friday morning, as Fresno State introduced its new athletic director.

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New athletic director announced Friday

The Fresno Bee reported Thursday night Jim Bartko, executive senior associate athletic director at the University of Oregon, will be Fresno State’s new athletic director.   Fresno State will formally introduce its new athletic director today at a 10 a.m. ...

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