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Former Bulldog, NBA star buys out season opener

Former Bulldog and current Indiana Pacer Paul George dunks on the Miami Heat's Chris Andersen during the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.Indiana Pacer and former Fresno State Bulldog Paul George didn’t take long to put his recently-inked contract to good use, as the NBA All-Star purchased every ticket to the Bulldogs’ season opener on Nov. 16.

The Big Fresno Fair sets 21-year attendance record

The Big Fresno Fair recorded 641,351 visitors this year, up 11 percent from last year.The Big Fresno Fair truly lived up to its name this year, drawing 641,351 visitors during its 13-day run, up 11 percent from last year's 12-day run.

Big Fresno Fair boasts big numbers

Big Fresno FairApproximately $643,000 of revenue was generated through two live auctions held as part of the 2013 Big Fresno Fair, according to fact sheet released by the fair on Tuesday.

Fresno arenas among global top 200

Save Mart CenterFresno’s Save Mart Center and Selland Arena were both ranked in the top 200 arenas worldwide for 2013 ticket sales, according to Pollstar’s annual rankings released Friday.

Visalia Convention Center reports strong results

The Visalia Convention Center opened in April 1972.The Visalia Convention Center increased its revenues 6 percent in the last fiscal year as the number of events held there set a record.

Bar Method fitness center opening in Fresno

The Bar Method brand of fat-burning fitness classes made popular by celebrities will now be in Fresno as the company opens its first Central Valley center on Oct. 12.

Mehas to be honored by Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame

Dr. Pete Mehas will be remembered by the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 7. Photo by Fresno State News.A special tribute to Dr. Pete Mehas will be included during an annual event Nov. 7 to honor the 2013 induction class of the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame.

Fresno business owner offers gift of jab

Fresno logistics company owner Phil Brandt (left) was Jose Ramirez’s first on a list of sponsors that now includes Nike, Discover, Dodge and Pepsi.All the miles he’d run and punches he’d taken couldn’t prepare Jose Ramirez for the mountain he overcame in humbling himself and allowing a man he didn’t know help him realize his dream of becoming a professional boxer.

Bulldogs make top 25 in national polls

Quarterback Derek Carr led the Bulldogs back into the AP top 25 for the first time since 2008.With a win last Friday over long-time nemesis Boise State, Fresno State cracked both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ top 25 polls on Sunday for the first time since 2008.

Fresno State accepting donations for Colo. flood victims

Fresno State student athletes will be collecting cash donations on Friday prior to the game vs. Boise State.To assist in the recovery effort of the people of Boulder, Colo., Fresno State student-athletes will be accepting cash donations on Friday before the Bulldogs’ home game against Boise State.