March offers attractions for sports fans
Fresno State has its own version of March Madness with intercollegiate athletic competition on campus 18 days – four of which feature more than one contest and three with more than one sport on display.
The first doubleheader is Saturday, March 5, when Bulldog women’s basketball hosts WAC rival Nevada at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s team playing Hawai’i at the Save Mart Center. A ticket to the women’s game is good for admission to the men’s and it will be Senior Night, honoring seniors on both teams.
March 12 will offer men’s tennis vs. Cal Poly at 1 p.m. in the Wathen Tennis Center (free admission). Softball hosts its own doubleheader vs. Drake at 5 p.m. and Troy at 7 o’clock at Bulldog Diamond.
Another softball-men’s tennis doubleheader on March 13 begins with tennis vs. Santa Clara at noon. Nationally ranked Cal visits Bulldog Diamond on Men’s and Women’s Fast Pitch Day. Special attractions beside the action on the field include an HDTV giveaway and a postgame social with the Bulldogs and Coach Margie Wright on the field.
Baseball hosts the University of San Diego in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. March 26 at Beiden Field. Those who check in for the game on Facebook will receive a chalet mystery card and all Little League and softball players 8th grade and younger wearing their jersey will be admitted free with one paid adult.
Here’s the rest of the March Bulldog sports lineup:
- 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 – Baseball vs. Cal Poly; $6 tickets.
- 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 – Women’s tennis vs. BYU; free admission.
- 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 4 – Women’s tennis vs. UNLV; free admission
- 10 a.m. Sunday, March 6 – Women’s tennis vs. Florida International; free admission.
- 4 p.m. Monday, March7 – Lacrosse vs. Bryant University; free admission.
- 6:05 p.m. March 9 – Baseball vs. Cal State Bakersfield; $6 tickets.
- 4 p.m. March10 – Lacrosse vs. Saint Mary’s; free admission.
- 4:30 p.m. March 11 – Softball vs. Bradley; free admission to fans wearing any baseball/softball jersey.
- 4 p.m. March15 – Lacrosse vs. Navy; free admission.
- 6 p.m. March 17 – Baseball vs. Washington State; $6 tickets; wear green gear as team wears green hats for St. Patrick’s Day.
- 6 p.m. March 19 – Baseball vs. Washington State; Youth Night (all Little League and softball players 8th grade and under wearing jersey admitted free with 1 paid adult.
- 1 p.m. March 20 – Baseball vs. Washington State; active military and veterans admitted free with service I.D.
- 6 p.m. March 22 – Baseball vs. Ohio State; Student Organization Night.
- 1 p.m. March 27 – Baseball vs. San Diego; active military and veterans admitted free with service I.D.