Saturday night’s Oregon vs Arizona game will kick off Pac-12 play for both teams. The Ducks are 3-0 after beating Fresno State, Ohio State, and Stony Brook, and the first two victories on their schedule came against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25. Oregon is looking like the clear best team in the Pac-12 this season amid the struggles of Washington, UCLA, Utah, and USC.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For anyone looking for the one player who might best define the Chip Kelly era at UCLA, Dorian Thompson-Robinson is the perfect example. The junior quarterback has seen the Bruins progress from a team that had a school-record 20 true freshmen play during Kelly's first season in 2018 to being ranked for the first time in four years. Despite last week’s 40-37 loss to Fresno State, the Bruins (2-1) remain in the rankings at No. 24 going into their Pac-12 opener at Stanford on Saturday.
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The UNLV football team heads to Fresno State on Friday to open Mountain West play. The Rebels went 0-3 in nonleague games, and struggled to find consistent play at quarterback after Doug Brumfield went down with an injury. Brumfield should return to face the Bulldogs, who last week upset nationally...
After rolling out our preseason top 50 California high school football teams, we now turn our attention to highlighting the best players in the state, position by position. Next up: wide receivers. From Servite’s Tetairoa McMillian to Valley Christian’s Jurrion Dickey, California is stocked with top level pass catchers and...
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, one of the biggest names in the business, is leading the chorus this week cheering on Fresno State. Herbstreit named Fresno State his top performing team from Week 3 after the then-unranked Bulldogs went into the Rose Bowl and pulled out a 40-37 victory over then No. 13-UCLA Bruins.
Throughout the offseason, debate raged on as Oregon football fans were weighing the pros and cons of having Ty Thompson start as a true freshman over senior Anthony Brown. Ultimately, the coaching staff decided to go with the veteran who has plenty of starting experience across two Power Five conferences. Brown was the choice for the staff and while that decision was met with mixed reactions, the doubters were slowly quieted over the first two weeks of the season.
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota is three games into its 2021 season, and they’re about where most observers thought they would be. The Gophers are 2-1 after three games, with a loss to Ohio State and wins over Miami (Ohio) and at Colorado. They finish the non-conference season at 11 a.m. Saturday against Bowling Green, homecoming at Huntington Bank Stadium. Minnesota can extend its non-conference win streak to 22 games, the longest active streak in the nation, with a win. The Gophers are 31-point favorites.
Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener caught the national spotlight for his fourth quarter heroics in the 40-37 win over UCLA last Saturday while clearly in pain. Haener took several shots throughout the game, including one to the hip that really bothered him right before he tossed a touchdown to Erik Brooks with a few minutes remaining.
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Center Sam Marrazzo’s return has led to some reshuffling along UCLA’s offensive line. While the moves were not part of last Monday’s two-deep depth chart ahead of the Fresno State game, the changes were put in place on the field Saturday night. Those moves were all confirmed on Monday’s depth chart as the 24th-ranked Bruins (2-1) prepare for this week’s Pac-12 opener at Stanford (2-1 overall, 1-0 Pac-12).
The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market is now offering free wine tasting every Friday and Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Nov. 6, 2021. One Friday afternoon spent wine tasting offered the opportunity to taste five different wines, including several award winners. Zi Hao, a Chinese student...
After students expressed concerns about COVID-19 policies on campus, Fresno State changed its COVID-19 contact tracing protocols. Previously, employees were contacted through campus notifications. Students and other employees were directly contacted only if they were in close contact, within six feet for over a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period with the person who tested positive for COVID-19, said Fresno State spokesperson Lisa Boyles Bell.
Boise State (1-2) Utah State (3-0) Last Meeting: Boise State 42-13, October 24, 2020 in Boise. TV: CBS (PxP: Rich Waltz, Analyst: Aaron Taylor) Radio: Bronco Radio Network (PxP: Bob Behler, Analyst: Pete Cavender) Listen | Watch. Boise State begins the Mountain West portion of its 2021 schedule at Utah...
Fresno State public health professor Tanisha Garcia is one of several faculty members who returned for in-person teaching for the fall semester. She described teaching virtually during the pandemic as tiresome and stressful, not only for herself but also her students after a year-and-a-half of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through three weeks of the college football season, we’re now getting an idea of which teams are playoff threats and which teams still have a lot of work to do. The ESPN Football Power Index has updated its College Football Playoff chances to reflect the events of the season’s first three weeks.
Inglewood (Calif.) quarterback Justyn Martin has de-committed from Cal. There was always the feeling once Martin started taking his official visits that a de-commitment from the Bears was a strong possibility. Earlier today, the talented signal caller decided to open up his recruitment. “It was definitely a hard decision,” Martin...
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker David Bailey is starting to trim his list down a bit and pair of Pac-12 schools remain on top for him. Bailey is one of the nation’s most talented defensive players, currently rated No. 68 in the 247Sports Composite and No. 38 in the Top247. He’s the No. 3 player in the state but as we’ve said before, by the end of the season, he could be No. 1 on that list.
The No. 24 UCLA Bruins (2-1) are coming off its first loss of the season after a falling 40-37 to now-No. 22 Fresno State. Despite the loss, a new season begins this weekend as UCLA has its first road game of the year at Stanford to start Pac-12 play. With that in mind, here are the facts and factors involved in the first big conference game of the season.
The Fresno State Bulldogs and quarterback Jake Haener have received a lot of national attention for their dramatic 40-37 win over then-No. 13 UCLA last Saturday, including a No. 22 ranking in the latest AP poll, rounds of national interviews for Haener, and recognition from ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit as his “Team of the Week.”
For the Spanish learners, happy Hispanic Heritage Month!. Fresno State kicked off the celebration with “La Bienvenida” on Sept. 16. The annual event, which translates to ‘The Welcome’, is hosted by the Latina/o Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA). It featured live music, information booths and words of wisdom from a few keynote speakers.