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Cure Bowl hits home for both San Jose State, Georgia State

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) They may have come to Florida to play a football game, but for both San Jose State and the Georgia State the inaugural Cure Bowl is about more than what takes place on the field. The game, set for Saturday night at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, offers a platform to bring more awareness to breast cancer. Money raised from the contest will directly benefit the Breast...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose State DC Greg Robinson to retire

San Jose State defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is retiring after the Spartans play their bowl game Saturday. The school announced Robinson's decision on Friday to end his long coaching career after the AutoNation Cure Bowl against Georgia State in Orlando, Florida. Robinson began his coaching career in 1975 as an assistant at Pacific. He was the coordinator on Denver's Super...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Veteran DC Robinson, who won Rose Bowls and Super Bowls, to retire

San Jose State defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is retiring after the Spartans play their bowl game Saturday.The school announced Robinson's decision on Friday to end his long coaching career after the AutoNation Cure Bowl against Georgia State in Orlando, Florida.Robinson began his coaching career in 1975 as an assistant at Pacific. He was the coordinator on Denver's Super Bowl...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose State DC Greg Robinson retiring after the season

San Jose State defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is retiring following the Cure Bowl today, per an AP report. Robinson, 64, had been in coaching since 1975 and had served on both the collegiate and professional levels. Prior to San Jose State, he had served at Texas in the same position and also worked at Michigan, UCLA, Syracuse and other programs over the course of his career...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch San Jose State Vs. Georgia State Cure Bowl Game Online (Live Stream)

The Cure Bowl quite possibly is the worst matchup of the bowl season. San Jose State, who went 5-7 in the Mountain West, is one of three teams with a losing record playing in a bowl. The Spartans will take on the Georgia State Panthers, who finished 6-6 and has a four-game win streak after starting the season 2-6. Here’s how to watch San Jose State-Georgia State online: When: Saturday...
Via NESN.com
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Ervin gives San Jose State 10-0 lead with 85-yard punt return TD

The inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl started off pretty slowly with a scoreless first quarter. The second quarter woke the fans up in Orlando just a little bit and it started with San Jose State. The Spartans’ star running back, Tyler Ervin, hadn’t had a great start to his day, but he changed that very quickly. He caught a punt and broke open an 87-yard return to make the score...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose State makes history, wins inaugural Cure Bowl, 27-16

It was certainly a historic day for all parties involved in the first ever AutoNation Cure Bowl at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The San Jose State Spartans became the first ever 5-7 team to compete in a bowl game, while the Georgia State Panthers capped off an improbable season with their first ever bowl appearance since joining the FBS in 2013. The Spartans had a huge game...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose State rallies to beat Georgia State in Cure Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Kenny Potter scored on a 42-yard run and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Josh Oliver in San Jose State's 27-16 comeback victory over Georgia State on Saturday night in the inaugural Cure Bowl. Georgia State's Nick Arbuckle threw for 194 yards and two touchdowns, including a 19-yard scoring pass to Todd Boyd that gave the Panthers (6-7) a 16-13 lead early in...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose St. tops Life Pacific 128-66 in record-setting win

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Cody Schwartz scored a career-high 20 points and seven players reached double figures as San Jose State defeated Life Pacific of the NCCAA, 128-66 on Tuesday. The game set several records for the Spartans (5-7). They scored 66 points by halftime - a record for points in a half - and smashed the record for points in a game that had stood for a half-century...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Harris' 32 points lift Fresno St past San Jose St, 81-74

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Marvelle Harris poured in 32 points as Fresno State held off a San Jose State comeback to post an 81-74 Mountain West Conference win Saturday. Jaycee Hillsman hit a three-pointer to even the score at 14 midway through the first half, but Fresno State (12-6, 3-2 Moutain West) sprinted into intermission with a 38-22 lead. Harris hit a free throw with 12:45 left...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Donte Williams joins new DC Marcel Yates on Arizona's defensive coaching staff

Arizona announced on Sunday that it has hired San Jose State secondary coach and recruiting coordinator Donte Williams as a defensive assistant. Williams will be part of a defensive staff that is now led by former Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates. “I am excited to bring Coach Williams on staff here at Arizona,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “He is a bright,...
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ron English hired as defensive coordinator at San Jose State

Former Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English will be heading to the Bay Area to take on the defensive coordinator role at San Jose State. English, who held the same role at Michigan, replaces another former Michigan defensive coordinator, Greg Robinson. Robinson retired after this past season. SJSU head coach Ron Caragher also has another former Michigan coordinator for the other...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

San Jose State cruises against Air Force, 75-54

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Jaycee Hillsman scored 13 points and dished out five assists to help San Jose State beat Air Force 75-54 on Saturday. Brandon Clarke finished with 12 points and eight boards, and Cody Schwartz and Jalen James each added 11 points for the Spartans (7-15, 2-8 Mountain West), who snapped a four-game losing streak and a five-game skid to Air Force. The Spartans...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

San Jose State QB Malik Watson to transfer for final season of eligibility

The San Jose State Spartans became the first 5-7 team to ever play in a bowl game during the 2015 season and they hope to improve on that in 2016. They will lose a bit of their depth at the quarterback position going into the season. Third-string quarterback Malik Watson announced on Saturday that he would be transferring out for his final season of eligibility. He will be graduating...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ron English one of four added to San Jose State staff

The San Jose State Spartans made history in 2015 as they became the first 5-7 team to be invited to and win a bowl game. They look to improve on that mark in 2016 and they are making some big changes in the coaching staff. Over a month ago, the Spartans confirmed that they had hired former Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English as their new defensive coordinator. It is his first...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Source: Michigan is hiring San Jose State's Jimmie Dougherty

Michigan is hiring Jimmie Dougherty, who was the pass game coordinator and receivers coach at San Jose State, to its staff, a source told FOX Sports Thursday morning.Dougherty coached on Jim Harbaugh's staff at San Diego as quarterbacks coach before also becoming the pass game coordinator.SI was first to report the news of Dougherty’s hire. Bruce Feldman is a senior college football...
Via FOX Sports
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

SDSU tops San Jose State 78-56 to clinch share of MWC title

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Malik Pope scored 17 points with a career-high 11 rebounds and San Diego State defeated San Jose State 78-56 on Sunday to clinch at least a share of its 10th Mountain West Conference title. Winston Shepard also scored 17 points in the victory that gave the Aztecs (20-7, 13-1) a school-record 11th consecutive 20-win season. Pope hit 3 of 4 3-point attempts...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Mountain West Tournament: Colorado State – San Jose State preview

  Colorado State Rams men’s basketball tips off against the San Jose State Spartans in the first round of the Mountain West tournament Wednesday evening. The match-up will be the third contest between the two schools this year, the first two were both won by CSU. The Rams won an overtime thriller on the road [...]
Via BSN Denver
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Onward: Rams rock Spartans 80-61 move onto MW Tournament Semis

  Here I am, Ram you like a hurricane. Colorado State rocked and rolled and rammed through the San Jose State Spartans Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, winning 80-61 to move onto the Mountain West Tournament semifinals against Boise State. The game started out all CSU and continued that way throughout the entire contest. This [...]
Via BSN Denver
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan Faculty, Students Call For Football To Drop From Division I

Twitter/@EMUFB Eastern Michigan football has not finished .500 since 2011 (6-6), with a winning record since 1989, and has gone without a bowl berth since 1987, when the 10-2 Hurons won the California Bowl against San Jose State. Clearly, EMU is a difficult place to build a successful football program, even when rivals Central Michigan and Western Michigan have had solid programs...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA D1 committee sets new rules for bowl game eligibilty

The days of 5-7 football teams making bowl games could be over, at least for one year. On Wednesday, the NCAA Division 1 rules committee passed a mandate that all bowl games must be filled with teams that finished 6-6 ahead of any team that is 5-7 making a game. It hadn’t been an issue until last year, when a record 40 bowl games were on the docket. With just 77 teams compiling...
Via The Comeback
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NFL OL Leon Donohue dies at age 77

REDDING, Calif. (AP) Former NFL offensive lineman Leon Donohue has died at age 77. San Jose State announced Wednesday that Donohue died on Aug. 11 in Redding. The school did not release a cause of death. After starring at San Jose State, Donohue spent six seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. He played 84 regular season games and the final contest...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

New Players and New Coach for Spartans in 2017

Hope springs eternal but the last few years have been pretty dismal for the diamond Spartans. A new head coach has been hired and he brought on new and experienced assistants. Things will change of that there is little doubt but will it translate to wins? That's another question. Below is the list of newbies who want to be part of a new beginning. Big Changes With the Spartans...
Via Mountain West Connection
24 days ago

San Jose State vs. Tulsa final score: Spartans rush defense fails them again

San Jose State has no answer for the Tulsa offense. Typical San Jose State. The Spartans have struggled mightily on the ground game and even since joining the Mountain West have given up over 200 yards per game. In their final year of the WAC they gave up a respectable 122 yards per game, but again that was the WAC with teams like Idaho and New Mexico State. The Spartans showed some...
Via Mountain West Connection
20 days ago

Portland State bussing to San Jose State

(STATS) - What it's often like playing on the FCS level is evident with Portland State's road trip this week. The Vikings, who beat two FBS programs last year, are off to play another one, but they will come to know the way to San Jose (State) by bus - all 1,340 miles round-trip. The bonding experience on such a trip is part of Portland State's success under second-year coach Bruce...
Via FOX Sports
17 days ago
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