In Game

A Fresno State basketball game presents an excellent chance to see some Mountain West basketball at a great venue. Save Mart Center opened in 2003 and is home to many tributes to the Bulldogs. Inside the main lobby, you’ll find a statue of a giant bronze bulldog and there are all kinds of Fresno State memorabilia around the concourse. You’ll also see several banners hanging from the rafters celebrating all of Bulldogs accomplishments.

In addition to a venue chalked full of Bulldogs paraphernalia, you’ll also encounter a rather fun atmosphere. The mascots do an excellent job of entertaining the crowd and the fans and students who show up really know their stuff.

Finally, right along the strip outside of Save Mart Center, you’ll encounter plenty of bars and restaurants. There are several great spots for pre and postgame meals and drinks including Dog House Grill, BC’s Pizza and Wings, and BJ’s Brewhouse. If you don’t mind venturing a bit further from the arena, there are lots more options in the Tower District.

A trip to see a Fresno State basketball game is a fun experience for college hoops fans looking to see what the Mountain West has to offer.

Things to check out

Larry A. Shehady Clock Tower

The 13 story clock tower is the signature feature of Save Mart Center. The tower is named after donor Lary A. Shehady and is a can’t miss when attending a Bulldogs basketball game.

Bronze Bulldog

Inside the Shehady lobby is a ten ft tall bronze bulldog. The statue does an excellent job of showing off Fresno State’s school pride and is a great photo op for anyone attending a Bulldogs basketball game.

Fresno State Memorabilia

Around the concourse, you’ll find several display cases filled with Fresno State memorabilia. Each exhibit is fun to see, so take a walk around the concourse before the game and check them all out.

Banners

The Bulldogs have several banners hanging above the court celebrating the basketball program’s accomplishments over the years. The banners showcase the Bulldogs conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, so take a minute to remember your favorite Fresno State basketball memories.

The Bulldog Shop

If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip, then there is no better place to do so than The Bulldog Shop. Here you’ll find a wide variety of Bulldogs gear, so make sure to stop by.

Victory E. Bulldog

Victory E. Bulldog is the live bulldog mascot for Fresno State. He makes halftime appearances and amps up the crowd every time he shows up, so don’t miss it when Victor E. Bulldog takes the court.

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Timeout

Timeout is the official mascot of the Fresno State Bulldogs. The costumed mascot was introduced in 1981 to replace a live bulldog and has become one of the more popular aspects of game days over the years. One of Timeout’s most famous routines is pretending to fight opposing team mascots, so keep an eye out for him at the game.

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Red Wave

Bulldogs fans are known as the Red Wave as all throughout the stands you’ll see a sea of red. Everyone comes to the Fresno State in red, so make sure to join in this great tradition to provide the Bulldogs the best home court advantage possible.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fresno State Fight Song

    Fight Varsity
    On your toes dig in and hit that line!
    We’re all pulling hard for you
    So fight and give the best there is in you

    Fight Varsity
    On your toes dig in and hit that line!
    We’ll fight on to victory
    We’re always true to Fresno State!
    B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S
    GO DOGS GO!
    FIGHT DOGS FIGHT!
    “GOOO DOGS!”

    Fight Varsity
    On your toes dig in and hit that line!
    We’re all pulling hard for you
    So fight and give the best there is in you

    Fight Varsity
    On your toes dig in and hit that line!
    We’ll fight on to victory
    We’re always true to Fresno State!

  2. Alma Mater

    Sung after games

    Let us in song, our voices raise
    In cloistered courts, to sound thy praise.
    Each Voice and heart that sings is true
    To thee, oh, Cardinal and Blue.

    For thee, our hopes and memories;
    For thee, our hearts and loyalties.
    Thy sons and daughters hail thee great,
    Our Alma Mater, Fresno State!

  3. Bulldogs Spirit

    I got that Bulldog Spirit up in my head, up in my head, up in my head I got that Bulldog Spirit, up in my head, up in my head to stay.

    I got that Bulldog Spirit deep in my heart, deep in my heart, deep in my heart I got that Bulldog Spirit, deep in my heart, deep in my heart to stay.

    I got that Bulldog Spirit down in my toes, down in my toes, down in my toes I got that Bulldog Spirit, down in my toes, down in my toes to stay.

    I got that Bulldog Spirit up in my head, deep in my heart, down in my toes I got that Bulldog Spirit, all over me, all over me to stay!!!!

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