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FRESNO STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
5 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
28 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

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

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

Photo: Nebraska Wearing Rare All-White Uniforms Against Fresno State

Nebraska and Fresno State are set to kickoff in about two hours.  The Huskers and Bulldogs, playing in California, will have to battle through high temperatures this evening. It’s 102 degrees in Fresno, Calif. per weather.com.  Nebraska will be wearing uniforms that should be a little cooling. The Huskers are sporting the rare all-white uniforms.  Locker room is all ready for...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Feels Disrespected, Hits The ‘Mute Button’ Prior To Huskers’ Game Vs. Fresno State

Nebraska did not look good last Saturday. The Huskers, thanks to a miraculous touchdown reception by Ameer Abdullah, barely scraped by FCS McNeese State, 31-24.  The Big Ten has looked worse, dropping a multitude of games today as its record against Power 5 opponents fell to 1-7.  Abdullah, the Huskers’ star running back, apparently feels disrespected. Maybe this is because...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. Fresno State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

It took a monster effort from Ameer Abdullah for the Huskers to win last week Twitter/@ESPNU The good news for Nebraska is that it won last week, and the team moved to 2-0 on the season. The bad news is that it took a miracle touchdown by Heisman hopeful running back Ameer Abdullah to beat an FCS team in McNeese State. While the Cowboys are a fine team, they should not be able to...
Via College Spun
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini’s Gameday Calendar for the Fresno State Game Revealed!

Bo Pelini is a pretty busy guy these days.  With managing a top-25 football team, trying to recover from a near-loss to McNeese F. State (*Author’s note: and shocked Husker fans all know what the “f” stands for, as we all kept mumbling it to ourselves after defeating the Cowboys in the last 30 seconds [&hellip (Visited 6 times, 6 visits today) The post Bo Pelini’s Gameday...
Via No Coast Bias
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno State’s & La Tech’s new uniforms and helmets will make you bark or barf

The college football season gets started next week (unless you follow FCS or NAIA football, in which case your seasons get underway Saturday, you lucky dogs), and Fresno State and Louisiana Tech were among the latest to show off some new looks for the upcoming fall. Fresno State has gone all out with their variety of looks for 2014, including a brand new reflective chrome helmet...
Via The Student Section
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Fresno State Unveils Brand New Navy Uniforms With Shiny Chrome Helmets

Fresno State, a team that won 11 games last season, may not be able to duplicate the same success it had a year ago after losing a number of key players on offense. But the Bulldogs are going to look damn good on the field regardless. Sunday, the school released a brand new navy uniform that the players will wear for the San Diego State game in early October. It features a very shiny...
Via College Spun
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George gets huge get-well card from Fresno State University

After Paul George’s unfortunate injury during the USA Basketball Showcase, a huge amount of support poured out for him on social networking and George’s alma mater decided to do something notable as well. George played his college basketball at Fresno State University and they created a rather big get-well card wishing George a speedy recovery. Check out the below video from...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Grayson II to be preferred walk-on at Fresno State

For many, National Signing Day comes and goes without the opportunity to spill any ink on a National Letter of Intent. Such was the case for Redlands East Valley wide receiver Anthony Grayson II. Admittedly, it was tough. "I felt like I was down, like 'what could I have did better?' (after) seeing a lot of my friends (sign with schools)," he said.   Grayson II never gave up on his...
Via Fox Sports West
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland To Target Fresno State QB Derek Carr With The 26th Pick?

Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report writes that the Browns “really love” Fresno State QB Derek Carr and that “the feeling with many in football” is that Cleveland will look to select him with the 26th pick. There have been rumors floating around that Browns HC Mike Pettine is a big fan of Carr, but at this point in the draft process everything must be taken with caution...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Fresno State QB Derek Carr Visiting With Titans

  Gil Brandt of the NFL Network reports that Fresno State QB Derek Carr is currently en route to Tennessee for a visit with the Titans. Carr recently had a private workout with the Browns, which apparently went very well. The workout was conducted by new Browns OC Kyle Shanahan and it appears as though both sides were happy with how things went. Previous reports mentioned that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Have A “Massive Crush” On Fresno State QB Derek Carr

  David White of The Fresno Bee reported over the weekend that the Raiders have a “massive crush” on the Fresno State QB Derek Carr. However, White believes the Raiders are more inclined to trade back in the draft and grab him at later point, rather than using the No. 5 overall pick on him. White adds that the recent acquisition of QB Matt Schaub buys them time to groom...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Could Trade Back For Fresno State QB Derek Carr?

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle recently joined the Bleacher Report to discuss some of the Raiders options in the upcoming draft. According to Tafur, the Raiders aren’t in love with any of the top-three quarterbacks including Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridewater. Tafur suggests that the Raiders could look to trade down and target Fresno State QB Derek...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Fresno State QB Derek Carr Will Not Throw At The Combine

Ian Rapoport reports that Fresno State QB Derek Carr will not throw at NFL Scouting Combine next week and instead plans on participating in all of the other drills. Rapoport adds that Carr will throw at Fresno State’s Pro Day in March. Carr did participate in the Senior Bowl a few weeks ago, so NFL evaluators should already have a decent idea of what his arm is capable of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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