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The Fresno State Bulldogs (6-8, 2-1 MWC) meet the Colorado State Rams (8-8, 0-3) Saturday at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Fresno State vs. Colorado State ...
The Fresno State Bulldogs (6-8, 2-1 MWC) meet the Colorado State Rams (8-8, 0-3) Saturday at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Fresno State vs. Colorado State odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
The Bulldogs are riding high after bumping off the nation’s last unbeaten team, New Mexico, last time out. Fresno State won its first game of 2023, topping UNM 71-67 at home as a 3.5-point underdog as the Over cashed. That snapped a 4-0 Under run for the Bulldogs.
The Rams are coming off an 80-69 loss at Nevada in Reno, and Colorado State has lost and failed to cover each of the past 4 outings. The Over has connected in each of the previous 3 contests.
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Fresno State 67, Colorado State 65
FRESNO STATE (+180) is worth a roll of the dice. The Bulldogs will look to use their upset of New Mexico as a springboard into this road adventure in Fort Collins.
Plus, Colorado State (-240) has really struggled lately, dropping 4 in a row, and you can’t risk nearly 2 1/2 times your potential return on a team that is ice cold.
FRESNO STATE +5.5 (-105) is still a decent value catching the points, if you can’t bring yourself to playing it straight up.
Go lightly, though, as Fresno State is just 2-6 ATS in the past 8 games on the road, and 4-9 ATS in the past 13 games overall.
While that sounds risky taking the Bulldogs, remember that Colorado State is 3-10 ATS in the past 13 games at home, and 0-4 ATS in the past 4 games overall.
OVER 130.5 (-110) is the play, but also go very lightly.
The trends are completely opposite for both sides. The Under is 4-1 in the past 5 games overall for Fresno State, and 5-2-1 in the past 8 road outings.
The Over is 3-0-1 in the past 4 games at home for Colorado State, while going 6-2-1 in the past 9 games overall.
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Freezing temperatures are on their way toward the Fresno County area.“Bundle up,” Andy Bollenbacher, lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford, on Sunday morning advised the public ahead of an expected cold front.But before the central San Joaquin Valley, and Fresno County specifically, sees freezing temperatures, the region will get a little soak. Light showers, Bollenbacher said, will enter the Fresno County area early Sunday afternoon.The light showers are expected to go through early...
Freezing temperatures are on their way toward the Fresno County area.
“Bundle up,” Andy Bollenbacher, lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford, on Sunday morning advised the public ahead of an expected cold front.
But before the central San Joaquin Valley, and Fresno County specifically, sees freezing temperatures, the region will get a little soak. Light showers, Bollenbacher said, will enter the Fresno County area early Sunday afternoon.
The light showers are expected to go through early Monday morning.
The storm will probably only drop a tenth of an inch of rain in the area, he said.
Then there will be a freeze watch for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. But Bollenbacher said the coldest day will be Tuesday when temperatures will drop as low as 26 to 28 degrees in the rural areas of Fresno County.
There could be frost on Tuesday.
In the county’s urban areas, the lows for Tuesday are expected to reach 30 to 32 degrees. It will be “a little bit warmer” in the urban areas, he said. The high temperatures for the area are expected to be in the 50s.
In the Sierra Nevada it will get “quite” cold, Bollenbacher said. At an elevation of 4,000 feet, temperatures are expected to be in the teens, and above 6,000 feet, temperatures could drop to the single digits.
Although, not much snow is expected. Bollenbacher said only one to two inches of snow are expected to fall in the Sierra Nevada throughout the freezing period.
“Any road closures would be isolated,” he said.
The warming centers in the city of Fresno will stay open through February. The city provides cots, blankets and pet cages for those who visit.
FAX buses provide free transport to any of the warming centers, which are Maxie L. Parks Community Center, Mosqueda Community Center, Pinedale Community Center and Ted C. Wills Community Center. The centers are open 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. except for the Pinedale Community Center, which opens an hour later.
Fresno County officials are warning people to avoid local hospital emergency rooms as much as possible as hospitals absorb a surge of patients from Madera — including state prison inmates.“The emergency departments currently in Fresno County really are not the place for people to go” for non-emergencies, said Dan Lynch, emergency medical services director for Fresno County and the Central California Emergency Medical Services Agency, in an interview with The Bee/Fresnoland. CCEMSA is a public agency that coordinates ...
Fresno County officials are warning people to avoid local hospital emergency rooms as much as possible as hospitals absorb a surge of patients from Madera — including state prison inmates.
“The emergency departments currently in Fresno County really are not the place for people to go” for non-emergencies, said Dan Lynch, emergency medical services director for Fresno County and the Central California Emergency Medical Services Agency, in an interview with The Bee/Fresnoland. CCEMSA is a public agency that coordinates the delivery of emergency medical services in Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties.
Madera Community Hospital closed nearly a month ago after Saint Agnes Medical Center owner Trinity Health called off the purchase of the distressed hospital. Following Madera County’s lead, Fresno County declared a state of emergency following the closure of the hospital – a move county leaders hoped would prompt assistance from state and federal officials.
But so far, local officials say the state hasn’t offered much help – either financially or with staffing – as Fresno-area hospitals Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Saint Agnes are seeing an influx of Madera residents for emergency needs.
During Tuesday’s Fresno County Board of Supervisors meeting, county Public Health Director David Luchini reported that CRMC was at 119% of hospital capacity, with 68 patients on admit holds — where admitted patients are boarded in the emergency department waiting for beds to become available; Saint Agnes was at 100% capacity with 45 patient holds; Clovis Community at 99% capacity with 14 patients on holds, and Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center at 110% capacity with zero patients on hold.
As of Jan. 17, CRMC saw, on average, five Madera patients per day in the emergency department, and three more per day in the inpatient area. Clovis Community has reported two Madera patients per day in the emergency department. While the numbers don’t seem high, hospital administrators say the strain has been significant.
But one issue has been particularly challenging for Fresno County and hospital officials: an unexpected stream of state prison inmates from the Chowchilla-based Valley State Prison and Central California Women’s Facility in Madera County, each accompanied by two guards, according to an update by CRMC hospital officials to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.
Dr. Danielle Campagne, the chief of CRMC’s Emergency Department, said the unexpected prison patient influx is “really the straw that’s breaking the camel’s back.”
Campagne told the Board of Supervisors that earlier this month, for example, 12 prison inmates and 24 guards arrived at the hospital and were held in the hallway of the emergency department.
“This is a hallway that’s like five feet wide and maybe 20 yards long, that’s meant for egress (and) ingress into hospitals,” Campagne said. “It’s not meant for a patient care area.”
She added that the hospital isn’t notified when inmate patients are on their way which makes it harder to plan for their arrival.
Campagne told the board that typically, the hospital sees a few patients per year from the two Chowchilla-based state prisons when they have serious medical needs or are very sick, and “that’s very appropriate.”
And while Merced is “technically” closer to the state prisons, Lynch, of CCEMSA, told The Bee/Fresnoland that CRMC already has a contract with the state, which means the state already worked through a process with them.
But the difference is that now, they’re seeing more patients with primary care needs, such as a check-up or an X-ray, Lynch said.
“In today’s environment,” he said, this is “quite a burden.”
Local leaders are urging the state and correctional facilities to use another medical site, Lynch said, “especially during this time when we have a proclamation of an emergency in the county of Fresno for capacity issues at our hospitals.”
It’s not immediately clear how the Madera Community Hospital’s closure has impacted medical care access for the Chowchilla-based prisons, or whether the state has contracts with Mercy Medical Center in Merced.
The Bee/Fresnoland’s requests for comment to the state prison spokespeople, via email and phone call, were not returned.
In an email statement to The Bee/Fresnoland, a spokesperson for the California Correctional Health Care Services said: “Our institutions offer varying levels of care based on the specific facility but all locations offer services on par with a community primary care clinic.“ Specialty care and those who need a higher level of care than what is available within our system receive care in a community setting. CCHCS contracts with health care facilities statewide including Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC).
The CCHCS spokesperson also said system officials are “currently meeting with external stakeholders to address the recent closure of Madera Community Hospital that previously serviced emergencies for patients at a few of our central valley prisons.”
Nearly a month after Madera Community Hospital shut its doors, Fresno County and hospital leaders say that conversations with the state about the impact of the hospital closure are not going anywhere.
While they acknowledged the state has been working with CRMC on staffing, help has fallen short.
“It really hasn’t worked out well with the state providing any staffing,” Lynch said, “so we’re pretty much on our own.”
County and hospital officials said CRMC was promised 16 nurses from the state’s California Medical Assistance Team (CAL-MAT) to assist with staffing needs, but only six arrived, and some lacked proper licenses or relevant clinical training.
“Overpromise and underperform,” Supervisor Steve Brandau said Tuesday in response to the promised staffing shortfall. “Fresno County is used to that from the state of California.”
But Central Valley representatives say they are committed to advocating for the region in the aftermath of the hospital closure.
In a statement to The Bee/Fresnoland, state Sen. Anna Caballero acknowledged the challenges and said her office is “ready to support the CDPH (California Department of Public Health) and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors to find solutions.”
“Nursing shortages are something that we have been grappling with regionally, as a state and as a nation since even before the pandemic,” Caballero said. “Unfortunately, with the closing of the Madera hospital, our region will be further burdened.”
For now, Fresno County’s state of emergency remains in place until Feb 7.
The county Board of Supervisors will decide next month whether or not to extend the state of emergency.
This story was originally published January 29, 2023 5:30 AM.
Percentages: FG .460, FT .900.
3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Ashworth 3-6, Akin 1-1, Eytle-Rock 1-1, Funk 1-6, Bairstow 0-1, Hamoda 0-1, Shulga 0-2).
Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 1.
Blocked Shots: 4 (Akin 3, Dorius).
Turnovers: 11 (Akin 2, Ashworth 2, Bairstow, Dorius, Eytle-Rock, Funk, Hamoda, Shulga, Zapala).
Steals: 4 (Ashworth, Bairstow, Dorius, Shulga).
Technical Fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .345, FT .800.
3-Point Goals: 7-23, .304 (Whitaker 2-4, Holland 2-5, Campbell 1-3, Baker 1-4, Hill 1-4, Colimerio 0-1, Moore 0-1, Yap 0-1).
Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 1.
Blocked Shots: 2 (Andre, Moore).
Turnovers: 5 (Campbell 2, Hill 2, Andre).
Steals: 4 (Baker, Colimerio, Moore, Yap).
Technical Fouls: None.
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AUSTIN,TX – LMU women's tennis team won their first match of the season Saturday afternoon against the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Lions swept the Bulldogs, 4-0.Results:LMU 4, Fresno State 0 Doubles competition 1. Sofia Munera/Isabella Tcherkes-Zade...
AUSTIN,TX – LMU women's tennis team won their first match of the season Saturday afternoon against the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Lions swept the Bulldogs, 4-0.
LMU 4, Fresno State 0
Doubles competition 1. Sofia Munera/Isabella Tcherkes-Zade (LMU) def. JITTAKOAT, Pang/SAFI, M. (FS) 6-2 2. Stefania Rogozinska-Dzik/Anna Paradisi (LMU) def. MAGRINI, Matilde/VYSHKINA, Mariya (FS) 6-2 3. Eva Marie Voracek/Kim-Michaela Zahraj (LMU) vs. NONNIS MARZANO, C./PIFERI, Carolina (FS) 4-3, unfinished
Singles competition 1. Stefania Rogozinska-Dzik (LMU) def. JITTAKOAT, Pang (FS) 6-3, 6-3 2. Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) vs. MAGRINI, Matilde (FS) 6-4, 3-4, unfinished 3. Sofia Munera (LMU) def. SAFI, M. (FS) 6-2, 6-0 4. Isabella Tcherkes-Zade (LMU) def. PIFERI, Carolina (FS) 6-3, 6-3 5. Anna Paradisi (LMU) vs. FLAQUER, Cristina (FS) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished 6. Kim-Michaela Zahraj (LMU) vs. VYSHKINA, Mariya (FS) 6-7 (2-7), 2-1, unfinished
Match Notes: Order of finish (Doubles): 1,2 Order of finish (Singles): 3,1,4
Next Match: The Lions next match will be Feb. 10 against the BYU Cougars in Provo, UT.
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