Fresno State rodeo team gets $300,000 gift

The Fresno State Bulldoggers club rodeo team received a $300,000 gift from the Central Valley Rodeo Inc.

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology used the gift to hire Tony Branquinho as coach of the rodeo team, as well as pay for equipment and facility improvements.

Branquinho was formally introduced at a team barbeque Wednesday night.

Tomas Kassahun: 559-441-6659, @TomasKassahun