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Largest Crowd Since 2003 Confirmed for Bulldogs’ Annual Tip Off Dinner

FRESNO - The excitement surrounding the Fresno State men's basketball program will be on full display when the Bulldogs' Timeout Club hosts a now sold-out Tip Off Dinner on Oct. 23 at Copper River Country Club. The confirmed crowd of 300 will be the largest turnout for the annual event since 2003.
 
The evening is an opportunity to meet the team and raise money for the Bulldogs' men's basketball program's Fund for Excellence.  There will also be full introduction of the team and staff with a preview of the season from Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry, in addition to live and silent auction items available throughout the course of the night to benefit the men's basketball program.


Fresno State's Juju Hughes Named MW Defensive Player of the Week

FRESNO – Fresno State sophomore defensive back Juju Hughes was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. The is the first time a Bulldog has been named by the league a player of the week since Kyrie Wilson received the same honor on November 10, 2014.

Hughes played an integral role in Fresno State's 27-10 win at San Jose State this past Saturday, stuffing the stat sheet with six tackles (four solo), 2.0 tackles for a loss, 1.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and one quarterback hurry.

Fresno State Football: ​'Dogs Stifle Spartans for 27-10 Win; Valley Trophy Returns to Fresno

SAN JOSE - The Fresno State football team regained control of the Valley Trophy on Saturday evening with a 27-10 victory at San Jose State, topping the Spartans behind three first-half touchdowns, and a stifling defense that allowed just 205 yards and forced four turnovers.

"It's always nice to come away with a victory," said head coach Jeff Tedford. "We can get a lot better, but it's great to bring the trophy home. That's something we talked all week about, and we take pride in that."

Fresno State Swimming & Diving Opens Season Hosting Chick-Fil-A Invitational Friday and Saturday

FRESNO - The Fresno State swimming & diving team opens its season hosting 2016 national runner-up Cal - and its three Olympians - as well as Nevada, San Jose State, and San Diego State in the Chick-Fil-A Invitational Friday and Saturday at the Fresno State Aquatics Center. The meet is sponsored by Chick-Fil-A Fashion Fair.

The invitational begins at 11 a.m. Friday with two sessions and will conclude with a third session starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. There will be 18 swimming events over the two days while both the 3-meter and 1-meter diving competitions will take place on Friday. Admission is free for all Fresno State home meets, and fans are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness weekend. The first 100 fans on Saturday will receive free pink swim caps.

Fresno State Captures Fifth Place Finish at Nick Watney Invitational

FRESNO  – After ending play on Monday in sixth place, Fresno State fluctuated between fourth and seventh during the final round on Tuesday en route to a fifth place overall finish at the Nick Watney Invitational. The ‘Dogs were led by Justin Avery and Alex Lee, both of whom finished tied for ninth after shooting a three-day score of 218, 5-over-par.

“There was some good, there was some bad,” head coach Chad Spencer said. I don’t think our guys realized how hard this golf course (Sunnyside CC) was going to be. You play it on a day-to-day basis and you don’t get to see it in tournament condition very often, but we had some good stretches. I’m really happy for Justin and Alex, who didn’t have their A stuff this week, but were able to claim top 10 finishes.”


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