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Washington State removed one Mountain West school from its schedule in 2026 and 2027, and replaced it with another.
Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula “Tank” Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Boise State, which hasn’t lost to Fresno State at home since 1984, beat a ranked team for the first time in November in program history to keep its conference title aspirations alive.
The Vandals got in trouble early. They suffered a disastrous first half, largely of their own making. They had two of Cade Coffey’s field-goal attempts blocked and returned for touchdowns by Fresno State’s Jaron Bryant, and defensive back Anthoula Kelly intercepted a pair of Idaho passes, one each from Mason Petrino and Colton Richardson.
Job one for Idaho when it opens the season against Fresno State Saturday is to introduce doubt to the Bulldogs.
Just when it seemed like infamous Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar might’ve learned her lesson and stopped making controversial posts on social media, she did it again.
Dante Pettis had four touchdowns, including an NCAA record-tying eighth punt return touchdown for his career, and No. 6 Washington finished off the undercard of its schedule with a 48-16 rout of Fresno State on Saturday night.
When Jeff Tedford told Chris Petersen he was leaving his role as an offensive consultant with Washington to take the head coaching job at Fresno State, Petersen was all for it.
Brooke Pahukoa scored 17 points and Boise State beat Fresno State 66-53 on Friday to win the Mountain West Tournament title. The Broncos earned an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Larry Krystkowiak had just watched his Utah Utes make one silly mistake after another as feisty Fresno State scored 10 straight points to grab its first lead of the night.
Less than a year ago, Mt. Spokane senior Megan Nilsson thought soccer would foot the bill for most of her college education.
Fresno State quarterback Zack Greenlee was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drinking in public and released from jail hours later, authorities said Monday. Greenlee, 20, was arrested early Sunday after police responded to a disturbance call about a loud party and officers saw him toss a beer bottle on a nearby yard, Fresno police spokesman Lt. Joe Gomez said. Bulldogs’ linebacker Brandon Hughes, 21, was also arrested and charged with obstructing a public officer. He too was released from jail a short time later. The arrests came before it was announced quarterback Chason Virgil is out for the season with a broken clavicle. – AP
HONOLULU – Driphus Jackson had his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice completed a remarkable turnaround with a 30-6 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday night in the Hawaii Bowl. The Owls (8-5) started the season at 0-3 and ended it with their second bowl win in the last three years.
Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each had a couple of touchdown runs, and top-ranked Alabama pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its 24th Southeastern Conference championship with a 42-13 victory over No. 14 Missouri on Saturday in Atlanta. Missouri made it a one-score game in the third quarter, but Alabama (12-1) scored three touchdowns in the fourth to lock up its spot in college football’s first playoff. And if the committee was impressed by second-ranked Oregon’s 51-13 rout of Arizona in the Pac-12 title game, they got another equally dominating performance from their top-ranked team.
Recruiting on the Division I level never really stops as coaches try to stock their sidelines with the talent to improve or to have players ready to take over for stars who are getting ready to graduate. Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves said he’s amazed at the talent that comes from the Spokane area and North Idaho.
After watching two potent offenses march up and down the field with ease in the first half, San Jose State coach Ron Caragher knew he needed to do something bold to get an extra possession in the second. An onside kick to open the half accomplished just that and helped the Spartans get bowl eligible with their first win over a ranked opponent in 13 years.
MOSCOW, Idaho – Late on Saturday afternoon, with just a few hundred fans left in the Kibbie Dome, Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich dropped back to pass and was blasted by Fresno State defensive back Dillon Root. The game clock showed one second left. But that didn’t matter to Paul Petrino, who called a timeout.
Derek Carr threw five touchdown passes as No. 23 Fresno State pounded Idaho 61-14 on Saturday, scoring at least 40 points for the fifth time this season.
In his retirement, Jim Sweeney gazed out over the landscape of college football and saw it dotted with his coaching children. Dennis Erickson, Mike Price, Joe Tiller, Jeff Tedford – former players, former assistants, all sending four and five receivers out and chucking the ball with abandon, the horse Sweeney himself had changed to in the midstream of his career. “I’ve got all these disciples out there,” he noted, shifting into a faux regal air. “Wait, maybe you’d better call them apostles.”
FRESNO, Calif. – Former Washington State football coach Jim Sweeney has died at age 83. Fresno State, where Sweeney coached for 19 seasons and retired with a school-record 144 victories, announced his death. No details were provided.