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Former WSU DB Daquan Brown transfers to Fresno State

According to Greg Biggins of FOX Sports and Scout.com, former Washington State DB Daquwan Brown has transferred to Fresno State. Brown, a 5'11", 170-pound CB from Los Angeles, appeared in 25 games for the Cougars over two years and made 15 starts.Over the course of his career, Brown recorded 132 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and had two interceptions.(h/t Twitter)Photo Credit: James...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals sign TE C.J. Uzomah, their 5th-round pick

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed tight end C.J. Uzomah of Auburn on Thursday, leaving three of their draft picks under contract. The fifth-round pick played in 49 games at Auburn, catching 29 passes for 435 yards and seven touchdowns. Sixth-round pick Derron Smith, a safety from Fresno State, and seventh-round pick Mario Alford, a receiver from West Virginia, also have agreed...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos Claim TE Marcel Jensen Off Waivers From Jaguars

Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Broncos have claimed TE Marcel Jensen off of waivers from the Jaguars on Tuesday. Jensen, 25, signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State back in May of last year. He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, ... The post Broncos Claim TE Marcel Jensen Off Waivers From Jaguars appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders stage a family reunion by adding UDFA receiver Harper

It's easy to connect the dotted lines between former Fresno State Bulldogs Josh Harper and Derek Carr.Harper's motivation for joining the Raiders goes deeper than just a reunion with his former quarterback, though. His sister, Qiava Harper, is the vice president of premium seating and services for the Raiders.That means if her little brother makes the team as an undrafted rookie...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals end draft with ball-hawking safety, receiver

CINCINNATI (AP) Ball-hawking Fresno State safety Derron Smith and high-scoring West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford are the Bengals final two draft picks of 2015. The 5-10, 200-pound Smith, picked in the sixth round Saturday, was first-team All-Mountain West Conference each of the last three seasons and ended his career with 15 interceptions. He finished second on the team with...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

Fresno State Bulldogs at Boise State Broncos: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Fresno State Bulldogs and Boise State Broncos will face off against one another in match-up of two Mountain West schools. Fresno State (3-4) and Boise State (4-2) each either this game with 2-1 conference records. Coverage of the game between the two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Bronco Stadium in Boise, ID. The Odds: The Boise...
Via Tireball.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno State Bulldogs at UNLV Rebels: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Fresno State Bulldogs will travel to take on the UNLV Rebels on Friday night. After starting the season off with three losses, Fresno State (3-3) has reached the easier part of its schedule and picked up three wins. They will look to keep things going against UNLV. (1-5) Coverage of the game between Fresno State and UNLV will air on CBS Sports Network beginning at 10:00 pm ET...
Via Tireball.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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