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Los Danzantes de Aztlán perform a Mexican regional dance at the Peace Garden at Fresno State on Sept. 15, 2017. They performed in honor of the Mexican Independence Day celebration at “La Bienvenida.”
Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off at Fresno State
By Razmik Cañas | @Raz_Canas
he crowd yelled “Viva” last Friday in celebration of Mexican independence at the Fresno State’s annual “La Bienvenida” celebration at the Peace Garden. The event honored the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. A presentation of colors was done by the Banda de Guerra from Autónomade Baja California as the crowd yelled the traditional “El Grito de Dolores” the traditional battle cry used when Mexico
gained independence from Spain in 1821. The event included performances by the university’s dance team Los Danzantes de Aztlán and mvariachi band. Several campus clubs and student service programs had tables at the event promoting their services. The event also highlighted the university’s growth in Latino enrollment. It is expected that 50 percent of the campus student population will be Latino this year, according to a university news release.
Panelists exhibit ways to talk politics By Hayley Salazar | @Hayley_Salazarr
Daniel Avalos • The Collegian
Speakers talk among each other about current political issues in the “Trumping of American Politics: What Now?” at the Satellite Student Union on Sept. 14. Left to right: Columnist Ruben Navarrette, Joe Moore, Content Director at Valley public Radio and CNN Political Commentator Patti Solis-Doyle.
What has become a taboo conversation in the break room and an uncomfortable topic at the Thanksgiving dinner table was faced head-on last week by two nationally-known speakers at Fresno State as they exhibited a new way to discuss politics in their discussion, “Trumping of American Politics: What Now?” Ruben Navarrette, nationally syndicated columnist and former Fresno State lecturer, along with CNN political commentator and president of Solis Strategies, Patti Solis-Doyle, spoke to an audience of nearly 300 who gathered inside the Satellite Student Union last week to witness how “grown-ups should talk” about topics that often generate disagreements – like politics. The 55-minute discussion last Thursday was moderated by Joe Moore, content director for Valley Public Radio and host of
“Valley Edition.” He immediately addressed the day’s news cycle. “It’s been a very interesting day, typically interesting for the president,” Moore said, referring to the reported deal made by congressional Democratic leaders, house minority leader Nancy Pelosi, senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, and President Donald Trump on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Moore said tweets made by Trump claimed no deal was reached in terms of DACA, and that extreme security at the border was not off the table. He asked both panelists if the president’s tweets in response to the media reports are “the kinds of things that would keep chief of staff John Kelly up at night.” The comment caused the audience to laugh. “It’s certainly never a boring day,” Solis
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Respect the smoking ban, it’s good for you By The Collegian Editorial Board @TheCollegian
With our campus being the size that it is, it seems impossible to catch every single student or faculty member violating the recently installed smoking ban. And while a task force has been established at Fresno State to keep students accountable, there don’t seem to be any consequences for the offense of smoking on campus. So what are student smokers to do? How do they kick the habit – at least while on campus? While smoking was previously limited to over two-dozen designated areas throughout campus, students are now forced to quit smoking on campus cold-turkey – and they are challenged to hold each other accountable. With the California State University-wide smoking ban, a task force on campus led by Vice President of Administration Deborah Adishian-Astone seeks to bring awareness to students on campus who smoke and are directly affected by the new policy. Students and members of Fresno State’s community are being asked to hold each other accountable. The task force is offering the option to report noncompliance. The goal of reporting noncompliance is likely to observe trends in smoking in banned areas, including the Save Mart Center and Bulldog Stadium. However, while the CSU system has attempted to place a smoking ban on campuses for years, there seems to be little preparation for a policy change that affects a large population of students. Quitting any bad habit is a tall order – especially one as addictive as using tobacco. Is it practical of Fresno State and the
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Fresno State has begun its campaign to ‘Help Clear the Air.’ As of Sept. 1, 2017, Fresno State, along with the other 22 CSU campuses, have prohibited the use of tobacco products.
CSU system, in general, to ban any and all smoking for the student population? A slow phase-out of smoking on campus with increasingly fewer outdoor smoking areas seems like the better way to go. While the ban is anything but convenient for tobacco using students on campus, there are resources that can help in this transition.
The Student Health and Counseling Center offers services that include nicotine patches and gum, as well as counseling services that may help students quit smoking entirely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 13 percent of people aged 18 to 24 were reported to be smokers. The National College Health As-
sessment (NCHA), a study performed every year, showed the number of student smokers on campus was just over 4 percent. While 4 percent seems like a small number, it sounds like a good portion of students on campus who are affected by this ban. The task force is integral to the success of the “Clear the Air” campaign, student cooperation is the key to its success.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Will eAlarms create a safer campus? By Jessica Johnson | @iamjesslj In the name of safety, Fresno State recently unveiled a new Fresno Police Department satellite office near the campus and installed LED lights at Cedar and Shaw avenues. And now, there’s something more tangible for students to use as an extra security measure: an eAlarm. The safety device is about the size of a USB thumb drive, making it easy to put on a key ring or bag. When the black top is pulled off, the device emits a 120 decibel alarm sound. “This is something that can allow [students] to draw attention if something is happening,” said the university’s director of housing, Erin Boele. The hope is that students will use the device and also be more aware of their surroundings on and off campus. Some 2,000 of the blue alarm devices were bought as a pilot program for residents in student housing. But after word got out about the devices, Boele said, students came into The Atrium in the Residence Hall, asking for one.
The devices were made free for students. “I really want to help our students reduce feelings of a threat,” Boele said. According to the the California-based brand BASU’s website, the battery on the alarm will last up to one year, and the device weighs less than an ounce. The device is $15.99 if purchased through the company’s website. Boele plans to purchase more alarm devices for the university if she sees continued interest in them, she said. As of Friday last week, 100 devices were left, she said. With or without an alarm, Boele encourages students to report suspicious behavior. “We always encourage our students – if they see something, to say something – either to the police department, to me or anybody else,” Boele said. Student Faith Porraz said she heard about the device through the Facebook group, Fresno State Book Trade and Advice. Porraz said she wants to feel safe on campus. She said she also got a device for her mom, who is
Jessica Johnson • The Collegian
Pictured is an eAlarm on a key chain. The device is set off by pulling off the black top. A 120 decibel alarm then emits.
a student at Fresno State and has night classes. Although she has felt safe on
campus before, Porraz said the alarm is a good thing to have if she has to stay late on campus.
“I think it was pretty cool that [the university] did this,” Porraz said.
Speaker encourages people to have ‘thick skin’ when discussing politics DISCUSSION from Page 1 -Doyle responded. And while the political commentator recognized Kelly’s management abilities, she said “Donald Trump doesn’t want to be managed. He has no interest in being managed whatsoever.” Further into the discussion,
Moore questioned whether Trump’s tweets were a form of strategy or “lack of discipline.” “I would say it’s strategy in the sense where he knows how to change the subject,” Navarrette said. “He knows how to manipulate the media. He’s the most media savvy president we’ve ever had.”
Navarrette suggested that Trump is aware of what goes on at major news networks. And he said the president knows ways to shift the national discussion. “He’s always playing sort of three-dimensional chess,” Navarrette said. Solis-Doyle disagreed. “I agree that Donald Trump is the most media savvy president we’ve ever had,” Solis-Doyles said. “But I don’t think he has a strategy. I don’t think he has a political strategy. I think he does what he wants to do without consultation of anyone. Sometimes he’s successful and sometimes he’s not.” The event, coordinated by the Institute of Leadership and Public Policy and sponsored by the College of Social Sciences, featured a Q&A session which allowed audience members like Fresno State senior Clarissa Stockton to voice her questions. Stockton asked how the Democratic National Committee (DNC) plans to bring a generation of “disenfranchised” voters back after the “Bernie [Sanders] debacle.” “I can’t tell you how disheartened I was when I had people who had been Democrats for years telling me that they were voting for Donald Trump because they were so hurt over the Hillary thing,” Stockton added. The crowd applauded her question.
Solis-Doyle responded by saying elections are often extremely passionate. “You put your heart and soul into it and your money and your time and you get very, very invested,” Solis-Doyle said. “I saw that happen in 2016 between the Bernie supporters and the Hillary [Clinton] supporters, and it’s a good thing because you’re supposed to be passionate, but once the fight is over, once the election is done, we have to come together.” Stockton asked for ways to inspire young people to vote other than revamping the DNC. To that, Navarrette said it isn’t the Democratic Party’s responsibility to engage voters. Stockton responded, “No one promised you a perfect political system. If the system is broken and the party is [unable to make out], vote for somebody else.” The panelists held personal meet and greets after the discussion. The discussion itself was a manifestation of what could become of two people disagreeing but still respecting each other. Navarrette said he wanted to participate as a panelist to demonstrate respectful debate and discussion. He met Solis-Doyle in Washington, D.C., for an “off-therecord” talk, but it later blossomed into a long-lasting friendship, he said.
“What’s lacking in America is the ability to disagree with people and it not get ugly and personal,” Navarrette said. “That’s what we tried to do here. I think it was successful. We did push back on each other once in awhile, but I think this is how grown-ups should talk.” The columnist encouraged students to facilitate their own discussions and work beyond the fear of backlash by developing “really thick skin.” “What people think about [students] is not important. We in our community have done a good job of internalizing what people think about us,” Navarrette said. “We care a lot about what the neighborhoods say, what our [aunts] and [family friends] say – you have to get away from that.” And Navarrette also stressed the idea of becoming and staying informed. Media influence was a recurring theme throughout the discussion. Stockton said the discussion, while not divisive did, lacked advice for future action for how to engage youth in politics. “It was a true discussion, which is what is was supposed to be, but nothing that was going to help,” Stockton said. “I’m leaving with the feeling that we’re just going to be stuck in the same cycle that we’re in.”
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
The Seeds make a stop in Fresno. Where were the hipsters? By Jessica Johnson @iamjesslj
In the late ‘60s, The Seeds were likened to The Rolling Stones by Muddy Waters and had the attention of Iggy Pop. Now, self-proclaimed as one of the most “iconic American rock bands,” The Seeds performed at The Tower Theatre on Saturday night. It was the band’s first stop in Fresno. With about 50 people of all ages in attendance, the band gave the performance its best go-around, as if all 761 seats were filled with cheering fans. Along with a laser show, the band was lively and engaged with the audience throughout the night asking them to get on their feet and sing along. With founding member Daryl Hooper still in the band, the music seemed to hold to the integrity of the original members and their music. The newly-reformed and
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The Seeds’ pianist Daryl Hooper plays the keys and sings during the band’s performance at Tower Theatre on Sept. 16, 2017.
self-proclaimed garage-rock and proto-punk band includes Hooper, drummer Don Boomer, bassist Alec Palao, guitarist Jeff Prentice and vocalist Paul Kopf. Although the theatre’s acoustics were dynamic, the music of
the ‘60s should not be constrained to the inside of a building. The performance would have been better suited for an outdoor venue. Some of the songs, Kopf said, had not been performed for nearly 40 years, including “No Escape,”
“Pushin’ Too Hard” and “Try To Understand.” The band also performed a new song, and without releasing the name of the song, said it plans to release a new album on vinyl sometime next year.
An audience member who saw the band in 1967 was given a shoutout by Kopf and had the song “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine” dedicated to him. The same song was featured in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Still, it did not seem to attract the younger crowd. Being someone who loves classic rock, I thoroughly enjoyed the music. However, I found those next to me leaving early and myself on my phone all night. The concert possibly persuaded me to buy their album at Tower District Records to have as background music at home. But, personally, I was not as engaged as I normally am at concerts. This could have been because the venue was big and full of empty seats. It would be wrong to say the concert was not upbeat, exciting and nostalgic with the band’s sound. If anyone loves music from five decades ago, The Seeds, although not as mainstream as Jefferson Airplane, should be on their bucket list. With the sound of a mix between The Rolling Stones and The Doors, I was left wondering where all the Tower District hipsters who love classic rock were.
Poet and alumnus visits Fresno State By Christian Mattos @ChrisssyMattos
The first fall 2017 read for the Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series kicked off last Friday, featuring poet and Fresno State alumnus Glover Davis. Davis, a professor of creative writing at San Diego State University, has written six poetry collections. His work has been featured in several journals, including “The Southern Review,” “Poetry” and “The Yale Review.” Davis read poems from his book “My Cap of Darkness.” “My cap of darkness is a football helmet,” Davis said when he introduced the title poem. “I played football, and your mind can go pretty dark if you do that.” Davis said his poems are inspired by his family, friends, nature and his unpredictable daily adventures. “Experiences from my life, dreams I had, things that happen to me, all those kind of things [inspire me],” Davis said. The evening continued with the piece “Hyperostosis,” detailing his personal experience with the musculoskeletal disorder; “Her Ruined Dress,” a poem
about his late wife’s battle with lung cancer; and “Wayne Thiebaud’s Cakes,” the story of a painted wedding cake destroyed in a bumpy car ride. Skyler Lee, a sophomore studying nursing, attended the reading for a class and enjoyed the nostalgia from Davis’ work. “I liked how he had this kind of dark tone, and he used a lot of symbolism,” she said. “I liked ‘The Ruined Dress’ just because I thought it was really sad and captured his experience in a really fitting way.” Kirk Lua, a student studying poetry himself, said that he is also inspired by his family. “That’s kind of why I liked [Davis’ reading],” he said. “The topic’s similar to what I’m writing about.” Lua, who is writing about his abuelita as she ages, said that he could empathize with the darkness in the poems about Davis’ wife. “That’s how he deals with death,” Lua said. “He made it into poetry, so he made it very beautiful.” Both Lee and Lua expressed the importance of these readings and how they draw attention to the arts and the growth of Fresno
artists. “[Glover Davis is] known as one of the Fresno poets,” Lua said. “There should still be the new generation of Fresno poets that keep coming back because
once they’re gone, they’re gone.” Davis said that seeing professors and established writers read can inspire students to want to do the same. “They experience the art,”
Davis said. “They see what it’s like and what it could be, and it makes them maybe want to do something on their own like that.”
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Famed ‘Filharmonic’ group brings a cappella skills to Fresno State
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Original members of The Filharmonic, lead by Jules Cruz (left), perform at the Satellite Student Union Sept. 13, 2017.
By Christian Mattos @ChrisssyMattos
Beatboxing rhythms, smooth bass vocals and tenor harmonies filled the Satellite Student Union on Wednesday as students sang and danced – all with no instruments. The music was courtesy of the a cappella stylings from The Filharmonic, a Filipino-American singing group. The Filharmonic consists of five members: vocal bass Jules Cruz; tenors Joe Caigoy, Trace Gaynor and VJ Rosales; and beatboxer Niko Del Rey. During their Fresno State performance, beatboxer Danny Cavero filled in for Del Rey. Students lined up outside the doors as the group rehearsed at sound check. Fresno State is one of more than 150 colleges The Filharmonic has visited. “It’s so much fun to go to colleges, and we aren’t too far actually, we’re only from LA,” Cruz said. “We’re happy to be here. It’s our first time to Fresno as a group.” The performance began with Cavero coming to the stage alone. He tapped the air, pantomiming pressing buttons on a sound board as he began beatboxing and was soon joined by the other members. The group opened with a cover of “Chains” by Nick Jonas, followed by an upbeat rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” Rosales dedicated “Sugar” by Maroon 5 to the signature pizookies from BJ’s Brewhouse. The evening brought laughs and cheers as Cavero and Gaynor showed off their beatboxing skills. The group also performed its first original single, “Dance Wit Me.”
The Filharmonic first came onto the music scene in 2013 when it came in fourth place in the a cappella TV singing competition show “The Sing-Off.” Following the show, it gained popularity after being featured in “Pitch Perfect 2” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Its unique spelling of “philharmonic” is a pun intended to highlight the cultural background of the members, as they are all of Filipino descent. “When we started for “The Sing-Off” on NBC, that was our main goal – to promote Filipino culture and try to put more Filipino-Americans in [the] mainstream entertainment industry,” Gaynor said. “That’s the first thing that people learn about us because of our name. Being able to represent our culture in college shows and things like that is the main reason that we’re performing.” For students Kat Sotaso, Romylyn Teale, Micky Malapit and Ryan Juan, all Filipino, seeing their culture represented on stage was a special experience. “We’re Filipino, so [we’re] supporting our Filipino people,” Teale said. Malapit said that he wanted to attend the performance “just based on the fact that they’re Filipino.” “When you hear a new artist that’s Filipino, if you’re Filipino, you show support to your own culture,” he said. The Filharmonic is in the process of writing original music for a new album. “As a group, we kind of always were inspired by that ‘90s and over into mainstream pop music right now,” Caigoy said. “So [we] kind of infuse what’s current right now with that ‘90s vibe.” Hayley Salazar contributed to this article.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Speaker: Talk about death for terminally ill By Michael Ford @MFordCollegian
Everybody should talk about dying at one point before actual death, said Matthew Whitaker, a campaign director with Compassion and Choices who spoke at Fresno State recently. Medical options for terminally ill adults who want to end their life was the focus of the discussion last Friday at the University Student Union. Whitaker discussed California’s laws on medically assisted death, such as the End of Life Option Act. California became the seventh state to pass legislation to approve end-of-life medical care for terminally ill adult patients who have less than six months to live. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act last year, and it took effect on June 9, 2016. Also passing such laws are Oregon, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Whitaker said information about end-of-life care can be helpful for students. “I think the important thing is to have these conversations about the end of life with each other and our families,” Whitaker said. “People often don’t want to broach the topic until we really bring it up and push it with them.” Whitaker said his parents, who work in
the medical field, find it “uncomfortable” to talk about end-of-life options. When he discussed the topic with them, he said “That was an opportunity to say that I am comfortable.” Whitaker’s grandmother had ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He took care of her and saw what the end of her life looked like, he said. “It is an opportunity for your family to tell you how to love them at the end of their life,” Whitaker said. In his experiences working with terminally ill patients, Whitaker said none had conversations with him about the fact they were going to die. He said about 40 percent of the patients hugged him and thanked him for the time he spent comforting them by making music together. “So that is what made me interested in this kind of culture change work,” Whitaker said. Six months after the End of Life Option Act passed, 191 patients obtained prescriptions for end of life care from a total of 173 doctors in California. Over the span of a year, more than 500 according to the Compassion and Choices website. The discussion was hosted by Fresno State’s California State University Institute for Palliative Care.
Benjamin Cruz • The Collegian
Guest speaker from Compassion and Choices, Matthew Whitaker, gives a presentation on end-of-life options and medical aid in dying to Fresno State students at the University Student Union on Sept. 15, 2017.
Support for DACA grows
By Lisa Mascaro and Noah Bierman Tribune Washington Bureau
California State University Chancellor Timothy White released a statement recently encouraging eligible students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to submit a renewal application before Oct. 5. On Sept. 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced DACA would be phased out over the next six months. “Renewal of your DACA status may be your only opportunity to obtain an additional two years of deportation protection
and legal work authorization,” White said. On Sunday evening, about 200 people protested in support of the DACA program Fresno’s Tower District. The organizer, Sophia Bautista, is a Fresno City College student. “It’s a really politically charged issue, but I don’t think it’s partisan as all,” she said about President Donald Trump reportedly working with Democrats to reach an agreement to secure the program’s future. On Sept. 13, Democratic leaders said they had reached an agreement with Trump to provide legal status for 800,000 immigrants with DACA who came to the country illegally as children, part of a package that would include border security but not mon-
ey for a wall on the Mexican border. The deal would need to be approved by Congress. But it could provide further momentum to a budding movement toward bipartisanship that began when Trump reached a fiscal agreement with Democrats to keep the government open to early December and authorize enough borrowing to pay the nation’s debts. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said in a joint statement that the two sides agreed to write into law protections from deportation for the so-called Dreamers, which would be incorporated into a broader measure that would beef up border security.
Pelosi and Schumer said the deal would not include Trump’s signature promise to build a border wall, loathed by Democrats. But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a Twitter statement denying that the wall was excluded from an agreement to replace DACA. “While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to,” Sanders wrote. However, the administration has indicated in recent days that Trump would be open to pursuing border wall money in separate legislation to avoid holding up a bill to help immigrants under DACA, and Democrats were adamant that Trump had agreed. “The President made clear he would continue pushing the wall, just not as part of this agreement,” tweeted Schumer spokesman Matt House. Jessica Johnson and Daniel Avalos contributed to this story.
More than 200 people protested in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program in Fresno’s Tower District on Sept. 17, 2017.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
THE COLLEGIAN • SPORTS
Bulldogs beat Highlanders in overtime win By Matthew Roby @MattRoby__
The Fresno State women’s soccer team sneaked past UC Riverside on Friday, beating the Highlanders 1-0 in overtime to gain its fourth consecutive win.
Despite Riverside immediately trying to pressure the ball, the ‘Dogs were composed in possessions as they began creating chances early in the game. This continued throughout the first half as Fresno State forced openings in a resilient Riverside defense, but could not capitalize on their opportunities. The Bulldogs kept up the pressure after the break, forcing their opponents deep into their own half for most of the game. Despite their dominance, the ‘Dogs’ struggles in front of the goal persisted as shots flew wide, and the Highlander goalkeeper made some big saves. By the end of the 90-minute regulation time, Fresno State had racked up 18 shots with six on target, but still could not find the back of the net. As for overtime, it only took four minutes before the Bulldogs sealed the win. Myra Delgadillo acrobatically flicked on a long throw-in into the box, which was put
away by midfielder Julia Glaser. Senior forward Delgadillo was one of the more influential players on the pitch, stringing together several passing combinations and testing the keeper numerous times. “I think I did well at driving at the defenders and holding off defenders so I could try to turn and shoot,” Delgadillo said. Head coach Brian Zwaschka is starting his ninth year with the team and is looking to improve upon a 10-8-1 record last year, narrowly missing the Mountain West postseason. “Obviously, we would prefer to put games away in regular time,” Zwaschka said. “We’ve been more efficient on fewer chances in previous games, so that’s something we need to make sure we don’t forget. Not all teams are going to allow such a high volume of chances, so we need to put away the ones that we get, and the earlier the better.” The ‘Dogs play their first Mountain West Conference game at home Friday at 7 p.m. against rival Boise State.
Daniel Avalos • The Collegian
Fresno State forward Julia Glaser challenging UC Riverside’s defense on Sept. 15, 2017 at the Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium. The ‘Dogs won UC Riverside in overtime, 1-0.
Jose Ramirez to headline Fight for Water 7
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Jose Ramirez (white shorts) beat Issouf Kinda (blue/red shorts) for the super lightweight WBC Continental Americas title on Dec. 2, 2016, at the Save Mart Center in the Fight for Water 6. Ramirez won by TKO in Round 6.
By Daniel Gligich @danielgligich
Former Fresno State Bulldog and Olympian boxer Jose Ramirez is returning to Fresno for the Fight for Water 7. The fight was announced last week and will be televised on ESPN. It’s scheduled for Nov. 11 at the Save Mart Center. Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) is rated No. 5 in the world, and he will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title against Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (23-0, 12 KOs) of Waldorf, Maryland. “I’m ready to show the world how hard I have worked and trained for this moment,” Ramirez said in a news release. “And to do it at home for my city – to bring awareness to our immigration issues and to get the Temperance Flat Dam built for water storage – makes it that much more important to me.” Ramirez, of Avenal, last fought on May
5 in Reno, Nevada, winning with a second-round technical knockout. The former Bulldog’s two previous fights at the Save Mart Center in 2015 and 2016 were sold out. “[Ramirez] is headlining the largest televised sporting event in our city’s history,” said Rick Mirigian, Ramirez’s adviser, in a news release. “The combination of ESPN’s coverage in a top-10 arena and a homecoming fight for a local hero on the big stage will make this a very special night.” The card includes another undefeated world champion – Jessie Magdaleno (250) of Las Vegas. Magdaleno will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title against Cesar Juarez (20-5, 15 KOs) of Mexico City. The event’s promoter, Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, said Fresno is one of his favorite places to host fights. “The fans are so great,” Arum said in a news release. “And you can’t fight for a better cause than for the water rights of the Central Valley farmers. They are America.”
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
First quarter blitz sinks Bulldogs
Conor Courtney • The Daily of the University of Washington
Fresno state redshirt freshman long snapper Jacob Westberry (53) chases Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis (8) at Husky Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017. Washington beat Fresno State 48-16.
By Nugesse Ghebrendrias @nugebear13
The University of Washington football team upended the Fresno State Bulldogs 48-16 after the Huskies scored 27 points in the first quarter on Saturday. “Obviously, we played a great football team, and they executed very well,” Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford said. “We fell behind early and, you know, it’s hard to come back against a team like that. They are coached very well, and they execute very well.” Although the ‘Dogs recorded over 300 total yards, they were unable to keep up with the Huskies’ high-powered offense led by quarterback Jake Browning, who finished with 255 yards passing along with four touchdown passes. “They just do a great job of executing,” Tedford said. “They have a great quarter-
back who is very efficient and finds matchups and works the field very, very well. And they have very good guys around him, and they protected him well. When he gets protection like that, he can contend with pretty much any defense.” The ‘Dogs, on the other hand, split time between starter Chason Virgil and former PAC-12 quarterback Marcus McMaryion who came on in the second half. Virgil finished with 98 yards passing and a touchdown. His only blemish came in the first quarter when he threw an interception to Huskies’ lineman Tevis Bartlett. McMaryion completed 10 passes for 96 yards. “We wanted to give him a chance to get into the game and get more game experience,” Tedford said. “As he progresses through the playbook and game planning, we thought he had a handle on what we were doing and wanted to see what he could do.”
The ‘Dogs lone touchdown of the night came on an eight-play 50-yard drive that ended with Da’Mari Scott’s first touchdown of the season. Virgil used both his legs and his arm to get the ‘Dogs into scoring position before Scott caught a 6-yard touchdown. For Fresno State, by the time the ‘Dogs were able to put points on the board, the Huskies had already put up 34 points of their own. Washington wide receiver Dustin Pettis had three touchdowns in the first half and four total for the game. “He’s an awesome player, he really is,” Tedford said. “We punted the ball into the boundary and tried to pin him in, and he still got out of there. He is so slippery and has great balance and great speed, and, you know, everything he does as a receiver as well.” Although kicker Jimmy Camacho hit three of four field goals for the ‘Dogs, touchdowns and capitalizing on their opportunities were an issue. “It is definitely hard to settle for fields goals,” senior offensive lineman Aaron Mitchell said. “We have to learn how to take
By the numbers 5 100th 1st receptions by senior wide receiver Da’Mari Scott
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advantage of the short fields. Our defense played their butts off, they put us in great situations. We just needed to finish better – bottom line.” Sophomore Mike Bell led the ‘Dogs’ defense with a career-high nine tackles along with a tackle for loss. Jeffrey Allison and James Bailey chipped in five tackles each. Penalties were a thorn in the ‘Dogs’ side all night. The team committed six in total. “We got a couple penalties tonight that hurt us pretty bad,” Tedford said. “Stopped them down inside there and had a horse-collar penalty that kept the drive alive.” Crowd noise might’ve been an issue for the ‘Dogs last week against Alabama, but senior receiver KeeSean Johnson said it really wasn’t that bad in Seattle. “They were both loud, but it wasn’t anything that I feel like we couldn’t handle,” Johnson said. “You can’t think about the crowd when you are playing. You just have to focus in on your assignment and what is going on the field.” The ‘Dogs have a bye next week before they open Mountain West play against Nevada at home Sept. 30.
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