Fresno State and Nike hook up for new designs in 2016

The Fresno State Bulldogs are teaming up with Nike’s research associates to redesign the university’s presentation on the basis of apparel. The purpose? To lure high school recruits. Fresno State H.C. Tim DeRuyter on partnering with Nike and what it means to future recruits: “They’re going to be designing and putting together new stuff for next year. They have a design team...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: All-Pac-12 cornerback expected to transfer to Fresno State

Daquawn Brown, who was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick at cornerback in 2014 before being dismissed at Washington State, is expected to be cleared to transfer to Fresno State this week, a source told FOX Sports. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Los Angeles native was booted from Mike Leach's program last winter for a violation of team rules. Brown will have to sit out the 2015 season...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno State schedules games with Alabama, UCLA, Minnesota

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Fresno State has scheduled future football games against Alabama, UCLA and Minnesota. Athletic director Jim Bartko said Monday that the Bulldogs will visit Alabama on Sept. 9, 2017, and UCLA on Sept. 18, 2021. Fresno State will also play a home-and-home series against Minnesota with a road game in 2018 and the Gophers coming to Fresno in 2019. These games fill...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno State shows off plan for stadium upgrades

You don’t have to be in a power five conference to receive a stadium upgrades. In some cases, you don’t even have to be that great that of team. According to Keven McGuire of NBC Sports, the Fresno State Bulldogs are the next team in line to receive stadium upgrades. The school has put together an Athletics Master Plan. A plan that will involve new video boards, private suites...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tide add Fresno State to 2017 schedule; will go for the FSU sweep

The Alabama Crimson Tide appear to be close to completing their 2017 non-conference schedule asThe Fresno Bee is reporting Bama will play Fresno State in Tuscaloosa. The news comes shortly following an announced deal between Florida State and Alabama to open the season against one another in Atlanta.Fresno State will reportedly make $1.4 million for the trip to Alabama.Unless...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno State unveils new live bulldog mascot

Dogs are so cute, aren’t they? I have always been known to favor dogs over cats as a domesticated pet, so I am always excited to see puppies. No, Jerry Lawler, not those puppies. Now, the Fresno State Bulldogs have found themselves their own puppy to take the place of their former mascot. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Victor E. Bulldog III. Fresno State introduced their new mascot...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno State Bulldogs 2015 Preview and Prediction

The post-Derek Carr era did not get off to a good start for Fresno State last season. The Bulldogs went 6-8 in 2014, as Tim DeRuyter's team...
Via Athlon Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders UDFA profile: Wide receiver Josh Harper

Name: Josh Harper WR, Fresno State Height: 6’1” Weight: 191 lbs Hands: Harper possesses strong fingers to allow him to snatch the ball out of the air. The good receivers don’t let the ball into their bodies while catching. Harper makes the effort to stab the ball, even in traffic. There is certain fluidity to Harper, no double catching or juggling. According to Pro Football...
Via cover32
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden is still one of Derek Carr's biggest fans

Jon Gruden met with Derek Carr this time last year for his annual QB camp. He came away impressed with the Fresno State product then. And nothing Carr has done since has changed Gruden's mind about what kind of quarterback he'll eventually become.  “I just love the way he took control of the football team (last season),” the former Raiders coach said on a conference call. “He...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Fresno State WR Josh Harper

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Another receiver. Fresno State’s Josh Harper. #3 – Josh […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Fresno State...
Via Steelers Depot
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno State's beloved Bulldog mascot was killed by a bee

There is some upsetting news out of the Fresno State community: Victor E. Bulldog II, the school's mascot, suddenly passed away on Thursday. The school said the Bulldog died from anaphylactic shock -- an aggressive allergic reaction -- after getting stung by a bee.  Victor E. Bulldog II would have turned 3 years old in April. "Victor E. attended hundreds of Fresno State events...
Via Fox Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno State's bulldog mascot dies after bee sting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Fresno State's bulldog mascot died Thursday from a severe anaphylactic shock caused by a bee sting. Victor E. Bulldog II would have turned three next month. ''He attracted fans of all ages and was a loving face of Fresno State athletics,'' senior associate athletic director Paul Ladwig said. Fresno veterinarian Dr. Kelly Weaver donated the English Bulldog to...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno State quarterback Brian Burrell forgoing final season

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Fresno State quarterback Brian Burrell is forgoing his final season of eligibility. Bulldogs coach Tim DeRuyter announced the decision Friday. Burrell started 13 of Fresno State's 14 games last season, passing for 2,620 yards and 22 touchdowns. He's on track to graduate this spring with his bachelor's degree in communication. ''I'm very thankful for the dedication...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Fresno State FS Derron Smith

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. With a few early round safeties already broken down, […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Fresno State FS Derron...
Via Steelers Depot
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Fresno State Got The Ball Stuck Between The Rim And The Backboard On An Alley-Oop Attempt

Fresno State is in the process of getting blown out on the road at Colorado State, and to add insult to defeat, the Bulldogs pulled off an incredibly embarrassing failed alley-oop attempt in the first half of tonight’s game. It happened when Fresno State poing guard Cezar Guerrero tried to hit forward Karachi Edo with an alley-oop, only to throw the ball so hard that Edo could...
Via College Spun
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Hawaii Bowl Preview- Fresno State vs. Rice

This year’s Hawaii Bowl features two teams that did fairly well in their respective conference. Rice was solid in the Conference-USA, coming in as the second best team. Fresno State won their division in the Mountain West, but fell to Boise State in the national championship game. The Bulldogs did, however, have a losing record on the year (6-7). Both squads come in with a few...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii Bowl Preview and Prediction: Rice vs. Fresno State

Avoiding the sights and sounds of Honolulu will be challenging for Fresno State and Rice, as the two programs meet for the first time since 2004 in...
Via Athlon Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Late 3-pointer lifts Pacific over Fresno State 71-68

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) Dulani Robinson's 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining lifted Pacific over Fresno State 71-68 on Saturday night. A 6-0 spurt by Pacific early in the second half pushed its lead into double digits, but Fresno State whittled its deficit down to three on Julien Lewis' jumper with 57 seconds left, and then tied it at 68 on Marvelle Harris' jumper with 17 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno State holds off Cal Poly 63-57

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Paul Watson scored 23 points, including six 3-pointers, and Fresno State held on down the stretch to beat Cal Poly 63-57 on Saturday. Fresno State (4-7) used a 12-0 run in the first half - including a pair of 3-pointers by Watson - to turn a one-point deficit into a 31-24 lead at the break. Cal Poly (3-4) cut the deficit to three after scoring the first four...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 college football bowl game watchability rankings

There are 38 bowls this college football season, a record high. This figure does not even include the national championship game, which is a post-bowl event. There’s something to like about every bowl, so while some matchups might not tickle your football taste buds as much as other ones do (that’s inevitable), we’re here to highlight these games. Naturally, the highlights...
Via Awful Announcing
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice to face Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl

HONOLULU (AP) Rice will play Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve at Aloha Stadium. The bowl game is the third straight postseason berth for the Conference USA-member Owls (7-5), who rebounded from three straight losses to open the season. They won six straight at one point before losing two of their final three games. Rice has won seven or more games in each of the...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno State outlasts Cal State Bakersfield 63-61

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Marvelle Harris finished with 29 points and hit a pair of go-ahead free throws with 17.5 seconds left to lift Fresno State over Cal State Bakersfield 63-61 on Saturday night. Julien Lewis scored 11 points and Emmanuel Owootoah added eight for Fresno State (3-6). Harris was 8 of 14 from the field and a perfect 10 of 10 from the line. Harris also had six rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mountain West Championship Preview and Prediction: Boise State vs. Fresno State

Boise State and Fresno State close out the 2014 regular season with a showdown on the blue turf in the Mountain West Conference championship game....
Via Athlon Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii announcer apologizes for calling Fresno 'The Armpit of America' (VIDEO)

After Fresno State held on for a 28-21 victory over Hawaii in Fresno on Saturday, the Rainbow Warriors play-by-play announcer Robert Kekaula signed off the broadcast by saying "Goodnight from the armpit of America." Words the California valley city didn't take too well: According to The Fresno Bee's Bryant-Jon Anteola, Kekaula has since sent a letter of apology to Fresno...
Via The Other Paper
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno State hires Jim Bartko as AD

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Fresno State has hired Jim Bartko as its new athletic director. The school announced Friday that Bartko will replace Thomas Boeh, who took a new job at the school in August. The 49-year-old Bartko has 26 years of experience in athletic departments. He has spent most of his time at the University of Oregon, where he was most recently the executive senior associate...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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