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    The Bulldogs are moments away from the first pitch against Nebraska and it's a game that is getting some attention at the national level. Baseball America does a weekly preview throughout the baseball season and this week their "Marquee Mound Showdown" is Fresno State's Derek Benny against Nebraska's Jon Keller. Click this link below to read the entire article on the mound match-up.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/weekend-preview/2011/2611402.html#marquee

    As the regular season winds down, college basketball conference tournaments are on the horizon, and ESPN's Joe Lunardi is casting his bracket predictions for the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.  Check out how your Dogs faired against his bracket forecasts Brigham Young University, Utah State and Colorado State.

    Fresno State kicked off its 2010-11 season with one of the biggest road games in recent history, as the Dogs ventured to Provo, Utah to face a No. 24 BYU in a sold-out battle and homecoming for head coach Steve Cleveland, who resurrected the BYU program in his tenure with the Cougars, 1997-2005.

    The recent meeting between the Dogs and then ranked No. 24 Cougars began as a competitive game early for the visiting Bulldogs, who entered the game with an aggressive defensive game plan, but surged too late in the game that led to an 83-56 victory for BYU. BYU currently holds a 26-2 record overall, and is 12-1 in the Mountain West Conference. Lunardi predicts BYU to be a second seed in the tournament, and will meet with the 15th seed Long Beach State in the Western Region (Anaheim, Calif.)

    The Bulldogs hosted BYU one year prior at the Save Mart Center for the first time since the Cougars left the WAC.

    In their fourth WAC game of 2011, Fresno State hosted  Utah State at the Save Mart Center in a hard, physical battle that ended in a 52-39 Aggie victory. The Dogs held Utah State to its second lowest scoring outing of the season (52 points), but took their eighth consecutive loss against the three-time defending WAC Champion.

    Utah State is expected to be the No. 8 seeded opponent against a No. 9 seeded UCLA in the Southeast Region (New Orleans, La.)  The Aggies currently lead the Western Athletic Conference 12-1 and with a 25-3 record overall.

    Colorado State, who is projected to play a "play-in" game against an also No. 12 seeded Richmond for a spot in the round of 64,  is currently fourth in the Mountain West Conference with an 8-5 record, 18-9 overall.

    The Dogs met with the Rams this season in Fort Collins in a game that became the Bulldogs' best offensive outing of the season.  With a strong offense in Garrett Johnson, and strong efforts from Greg Smith and Tim Steed, but despite efforts, fell 87-74 on the road.

    Don't miss your Bulldogs in WAC tournament action in Las Vegas beginning March 9, 2011.

     



     



    Opening Day is upon us and the Fresno State baseball team is getting lots of attention both locally and nationally. Baseball websites and blogs are talking about the Dogs and the possibility of a postseason run. The Bulldogs begin the quest to the postseason tonight at 6:05 p.m. against Gonzaga.

    ESPN named the Top 10 NCAA Baseball Places to be this weekend and Beiden Field was No. 8. ESPN writer Eric Sorenson said this about the Dogs:

    8. The Fresno tournament


    Teams involved: Fresno State, Oregon State, Gonzaga


    The two Cinderella programs of the 2000s face off with another Northwest squad that should be much improved. All three teams will feature a handful of players who got drafted in June but decided not to go pro. Fresno's power lineup gives the Dogs a decided edge if the pitching is slow to get going.


    Key matchup: Bulldog arms versus the bats of the Beavers and Zags. Fresno returns all four weekend starters (they play four in the WAC), and also get 14th-round draftee Tyler Linehan added to the arsenal. The Beavers hit a Pac-10-worst .267 last year and the Zags were a WCC-worst .282. Those two units must establish a better 2011. Log on to ESPN.com for its full season preview.

    Many writers and bloggers are also talking about the Bulldogs playing Omaha again. Baseball America writer, Aaron Fitt picked the Dogs as his choice for Omaha Sleeper. Fit said this about the Bulldogs:

    My Omaha sleeper is familiar to college baseball fans: Fresno State. We were high on the veteran-laden Bulldogs heading into 2008, ranking them No. 18 in the preseason, and they wound up winning the national title. The coaching staff believes this team is constructed similarly, with stars like Jordan Ribera and Dusty Robinson surrounded by an experienced core. That could be a recipe for a deep postseason run. Log on to baseballamerica.com for full season preview.

    Don't miss any of the action at Beiden Field as the Dogs host Gonzaga on opening night Feb. 18. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.

    To our Red Wave,

    On Saturday night, we need you in the Save Mart Center when your Bulldogs host Louisiana Tech at 8 p.m. on national television.

    There will be fun for the whole family and our area code - 5-5-9 - will mean that all tickets cost $5, everyone gets $5 in Bulldog Bucks and $9 food deals will be offered all night long!

    To honor our university's celebration of its' first 100 years, this is our team's Centennial Night and all Fresno State staff and faculty are invited to attend the game for free.

    When you come out in force and wear your Bulldog red, you can help give us the surge of energy to defend our home court.

    Free t-shirts, pom poms and mystery cards will be given away while supplies last.

    For our students -- one lucky student will win an iPad, one lucky organization will win an HD Bulldog TV and there will be a student tailgate one hour before tipoff.  It's also Greek night - so to our fraternity and sorority members, we thank you for your support!

    This is a game you won't want to miss!  Grab your family and friends and let's provide a fun and exciting environment to show the nation the power of the Red Wave.

    It will be a night full of great entertainment and I want you to be part of it!

    You can help us fill the Save Mart Center and beat Louisiana Tech!

    Steve Cleveland
    Fresno State Head Men's Basketball Coach

    For Saturday night's nationally-televised showdown with Louisiana Tech, Fresno State is turning to its area code (559) for a major promotion.

    Here is the scoop:

    • $5 Tickets all night long
    • $5 Bulldog Shop Bucks will be given away at the entrance
    • $9 Meal Deals all night long (includes these packages):
    • Burger, fries and soda
    • Hot dog, nachos and soda
    • Hot dog, popcorn and soda

    The deal is even better for any Fresno State staff or faculty member as admission is free while admission is always free to men's basketball games for Fresno State students.  It's also the men's basketball season's designated "Greek Night" and "Centennial Celebration."

    You also need to know that:

    •    It's Red Cross "Save a Family" night. The Save a Family Relief Fund supports local relief efforts of the American Red Cross Central Valley.  
    •    Hall of Fame athletes will be signing autographs on the upper concourse promoting The Fresno Athletic Hall Of Fame 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition book.

    And here are some more giveaways:

    •    2,000 TEXACO shirt giveaway to the first fans in attendance
    •    2,000 red pom poms to the next fans in attendance
    •    5,000 Sport Chalet mystery cards ranging from $5-$100 to first fans in attendance

    You won't want to miss the action!  Tip off is set for 8 p.m.
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    SWIMMING SPOTLIGHT: Lacey Payne

    Senior

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Dream Job: Civil Engineer (PE)

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    Favorite part about being a Bulldog swimmer: Camaraderie of team and school.

    Something no one knows about me: I love nerds.

    Something everyone should know about being a swimmer:
    Our hair is never dry and the bleach smell is coming form us.

    What do I look forward to most about the new swimming and diving complex:
    The flexibility of swim schedule.

    Best thing about being a swimmer: Being in the sun, tan and in shape.

    You know you've a swimmer when...
    Make-up and a hair dryer look like foreign objects.

    Best moment as a Bulldog swimmer: Meeting the new team.


    Approximately 200 members of the Fresno State marching band participated in a battle of the bands event this afternoon to kick off the game day events and to create a different competition outside of the fierce battle on the field.

    Held in the Boise State indoor practice facility, bands, dance teams and color guard groups performed a handful of their favorite songs in front of uDrove supporters and fans.

    The event, which was organized and announced  by KTVE radio in Boise, shared facts and short anecdotes about each school's band after they played/performed to their musical lineups with fans as a way to familiarize each team with the other.  A friendly drawing of sides was made on the field and fans for each school congregated by their school's marching band to cheer and rally as they played.

    The Bulldog marching band, the larger of the two bands today, played an array of game day music frequently heard in the confines of Bulldog Stadium on game days, including "hey baby," a fan favorite at all Fresno State athletic events. The dance team along with the majorette gave great performances for each song played in sync with the band.

    Bulldog band members, full of tons of energy as always, got into the event as it was a unique way for them to perform off the football field and stands and into a more intimate, face-to-face setting with supporters.  Many Bulldog musicians even got into the musical choices of NIU, cheering and dancing with excitement for songs they know and love to play.

    Bulldog marching band director Tim Anderson, who brought his band to Boise just three years ago for the 2007 Humanitarian Bowl with the Dogs, remembers a shining moment in the very place he and his band played at for Fresno State's last Humanitarian Bowl appearance.

    "I proposed to my now wife here in Boise three years ago to the Fresno State fight song," said Anderson. "What better way is there to ask her to marry me then doing what I love to do and to the Fresno State fight song?"

    uDrove members and supporters enjoyed lunch and warm drinks as the weather was chilly outside, in the mid to low 30's.  Fresno State band members made a nearly 14-hour, 730 mile trip to Boise and arrived in Boise Thursday afternoon, ready to play their hearts out and bring the red wave to life on the blue turf and at Bronco Stadium.

     



    Approximately 200 members of the Fresno State marching band participated in a battle of the bands event this afternoon to kick off the game day events and to create a different competition outside of the fierce battle on the field.

    Held in the Boise State indoor practice facility, bands, dance teams and color guard groups performed a handful of their favorite songs in front of uDrove supporters and fans.

    The event, which was organized and announced  by KTVE  in Boise, shared facts and short anecdotes about each school's band after they played/performed to their musical lineups with fans as a way to familiarize each team with the other.  A friendly drawing of sides was made on the field and fans for each school congregated by their school's marching band to cheer and rally as they played.

    The Bulldog marching band, the larger of the two bands today, played an array of game day music frequently heard in the confines of Bulldog Stadium on game days, including "hey baby," a fan favorite at all Fresno State athletic events. The dance team along with the majorette gave great performances for each song played in sync with the band.

    Bulldog band members, full of tons of energy as always, got into the event as it was a unique way for them to perform off the football field and stands and into a more intimate, face-to-face setting with supporters.  Many Bulldog musicians even got into the musical choices of NIU, cheering and dancing with excitement for songs they know and love to play.

    Bulldog marching band director Tim Anderson, who brought his band to Boise just three years ago for the 2007 Humanitarian Bowl with the Dogs, remembers a shining moment in the very place he and his band played at for Fresno State's last Humanitarian Bowl appearance.

    "I proposed to my now wife here in Boise three years ago to the Fresno State fight song," said Anderson. "What better way is there to ask her to marry me then doing what I love to do and to the Fresno State fight song?"

    uDrove members and supporters enjoyed lunch and warm drinks as the weather was chilly outside, in the mid to low 30's.  Fresno State band members made a nearly 14-hour, 730 mile trip to Boise and arrived in Boise Thursday afternoon, ready to play their hearts out and bring the red wave to life on the blue turf and at Bronco Stadium.