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Edison's Matt Johnson to Lead Madera South's Football Program Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:02

MADERA - Less than a month after the resignation of Dane Cook, former Madera South High School Varsity Football Coach, the Stallions have a new leader. Matt Johnson, former varsity football coach from Fresno's Edison High School has been hired to lead the Stallion Nation's program.

Johnson, who played college football at the University of Southern California in the mid 80's, was an assistant coach for eight years under former Edison coach Tim McDonald. He also served as lead assistant under "one-year" head coach Ricky Manning. Then lead the Tigers to a 2014 CIF Valley Championship (first Edison championship since 1975) during his four year tenor as Edison's varsity football coach.

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Fresno State Announces New Ticketing Option: The Bulldog Pass Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 00:00
FRESNO - Fresno State Athletics announced the unveiling of the Bulldog Pass on Monday, a new mobile ticketing option exclusively available for Fresno State Young Alumni and Fresno State Faculty/Staff.

The Bulldog Pass allows fans to select from four different packages and guarantees admission to every regular season home game or match for the sports included in the selected package. All passes represent at least a 25 percent savings; the larger the package, the greater the savings. Fresno State will only be offering a limited number of tickets through the Bulldog Pass, so fans are encouraged to purchase quickly.
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Fresno Grizzlies 20th Anniversary Season Begins Thursday Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:25
FRESNO –  The first Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2017 season, the franchise’s 20th, is scheduled for April 6 through April 10, with five games against the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks).  Tickets may be purchased at the Chukchansi Park ticket office, or anytime at FresnoGrizzlies.com.  Here is a preview of the week’s promotional schedule:
 

Thursday, April 6 – Opening Day, presented by The Fresno Bee: The Bear Flag Rebellion continues in #Growlifornia!  The first 5,000 fans through the gate on Opening Day will get their own Growlifornia Republic Flag! Post-game fireworks will follow the action.  Fans should be in their seats early as we honor some of the major figures and dignitaries responsible for bringing Triple-A baseball to Fresno, prior to the first game of our 20th anniversary season. Happy Hour: Get a 12-oz. beer, burger and fries for just $5 every Thursday home game from when gates open (5:30 p.m.) to first pitch!

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Bacon vs. Tacos: The Official Showdown Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:34
FRESNO – The Fresno Tacos (nee, Grizzlies) have had enough. Fed up (pun intended) after months of back and forth on Twitter, the organization announced at a press conference the morning of (Taco) Tuesday, March 21 that they’re making the “Bacon vs. Tacos” competition official with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and their bizarre bacon fetish. No longer will the Taco Capital of The World be disrespected without consequence.

The two organizations have made waves on the promotional front the last several seasons, especially as it concerns food that makes each region unique. While it was the “Fresno Tacos” taking home the Golden Bobblehead for Minor League Baseball’s top promotion in 2015, the “Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks” followed suit, winning the award in 2016. So it’s high time things
are settled to see who is really number one (the Tacos).
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Fresno State Baseball Hosts "Night to Remember" Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 11:50
FRESNO - On the evening of Monday, Feb. 20, Fresno State baseball will conclude a four-game series against the Oregon Ducks by honoring Fresno's unique role in Japanese-American baseball history with a "Night to Remember."

Head coach Mike Batesole's Bulldogs will sport special throwback jerseys, replicas of the uniforms worn by the legendary Fresno Athletic Club. Founded in 1920 by Kenichi Zenimura, the Fresno Athletic Club was considered by many to be the premier Japanese-American team in the country. In addition to multiple journeys to Japan to compete against that nation's best, the squad also brought big baseball names to Fresno for exhibitions. Most famously, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, fresh off the Yankees' World Series victory in 1927, came to the San Joaquin Valley to take on Zenimura's all-stars.
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