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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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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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Search for DeRuyter’s successor begins

Tim DeRuyter’s release as head football coach leaves Athletic Director Jim Bartko with an opportunity to shape the football program how he wants to – it lets him bring in his own guy. The national search for the next head ...

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Football: Adams, former Bulldogs shine in NFL Playoffs

In only two seasons as a wide receiver for the Fresno State Bulldogs, Davante Adams shattered several records.

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DeRuyter’s mantra: ‘Fast, physical, fanatical’

Fresno State Head Coach Tim DeRuyter discusses the 2012 season, highlighting which players to pay close attention to and what to expect for the season-opener at Bulldog Stadium Sept. 1.

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Why Jim McElwain should be Fresno State’s next coach

After 15 years as the coach of the Bulldogs Pat Hill was relieved of his duties. During the period that he coached Hill only missed postseason play four times and averaged around 7 to 8 wins a season. The expectations of the Bulldog faithful rose during Hill’s tenure.

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What the future may hold

The 2011 version of the Fresno State Bulldogs is unlike any other Pat Hill-coached team in that it finished the season with a 4-9 record and missed a bowl game for just the fourth time under the coach’s direction.

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Vaya con dios, Coach Hill

By now, everyone knows Pat Hill, the erstwhile football coach of Fresno State, was fired by the school he has coached for 15 years. He was, as he put it in his closing press conference, a “dinosaur.”

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Letters to the Editor, 12-7-11

To the editor: Thank you, Coach Hill! Fresno ought to be thankful for what you’ve accomplished. You graduated your players at a rate higher than the student population at Fresno State.

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Pat Hill’s final season in photos

Fifteen-year head coach Pat Hill’s reign as the face of Bulldog football came to an end on Dec. 4 after Fresno State’s football team struggled to a 4-9 record. Despite putting Fresno State on the college football national landscape, the ...

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Pat Hill bids farewell

In front of media, colleagues and friends, Pat Hill said his last goodbye as the face of Fresno State football program. After 15 years, Hill thanked all of the people that have impacted the program.

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Fresno State starts off fast but drops game late

The final game of the 2011 season paralleled how the entire year has gone for Fresno State – an opportunity within reach only to be pulled away late in the contest.

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Reactions to the firing of football coach Pat Hill

After 15 seasons roaming the sidelines of Bulldog Stadium, the stained-hat-wearing head coach Pat Hill has been fired by Fresno State after a disappointing 4-9 season ended with a loss to San Diego State. Hill often embodied the city’s personality with his “Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere” mantra. Here are some reactions to Hill’s firing.

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Head coach Pat Hill fired

For the past 15 years, Pat Hill has been the face of Fresno State football, leading the school to multiple bowl appearances and implementing his “Anybody, Anytime, Anywhere” mantra along the way, never shying away from squaring off against some of the nation’s premier schools. But following Saturday’s season-finale loss to San Diego State, Hill has been fired by Fresno State after the ‘Dogs didn’t meet expectations in the past couple years.

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Head Coach Pat Hill fired [video]

After 15 years, the Pat Hill era has ended. The decision came after Fresno State finished the season with a 4-9 record, which is the worst since 2006.

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Coach Pat Hill fired

Fresno State’s Director of Athletics Thomas Boeh announced Sunday that Pat Hill will not be retained as head football coach.

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Play calling has been major factor on Fresno State’s season

Fresno State is in its final season in the Western Athletic Conference and the ‘Dogs have free-fallen from being a preseason contender for the title to losing to a WAC opponent the program has never succumbed to. After suffering losses to three straight WAC opponents, the ‘Dogs are looking change the mentality of the team.

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Letters to the Editor, 11-16-11

Letters for the Editor for November 16, 2011 including topics such as Pat Hill's performance, Facebook in the library, and campus safety.

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