Fresno St. Alum wrote:
There is no other school in CA within 3 hrs north south east west of Fresno St. w/ football. Cal Poly, UC Davis 3 hrs. UCLA, USC, Sanford 3 1/2 hrs. Fresno St. won't get rid of football. the City has 481,000 people plus all the cities close by with anywhere from 100,000 to 10,000 people. Thus the V for Valley on the back of the helmet we are the Central Valley's team. Our 16,500 seat bkball arena built in 2004 is pretty good too. We just made 540K off of the Fiesta Bowl. Thanks Boise St. I can still give you sh*t about your dream conference just like any of you can give me sh*t about mine. Most of the time the regulars in here are on the same page when it comes to who will go where.
In the past i certainly viewed Fresno St. as a program with potential come the future. But since they've lost their momentum, I'm not as confident. But the bigger issue has to do with the economic condition of the Cal State schools. It's real bad. And we're talking about a state that has had many football programs dropped outright the past 2 decades. A state that once had not only the Pac-10 schools, has lost all the Big West football programs with the exception of FCs level Sac St (UC Davis is a recent upgrade). If the budget crisis remains, Fresno and SJSU are going to have to rely on a WAC team making the BCS each year because the state budget is just ugly right now.