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Just out of curiosity...

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...does anyone know what the green "V" that's on the back of Fresno State's helmets and on the mascot's collar means?

Update [2008-4-27 22:0:12 by Todd]:

Several folks have e-mailed in to shed a little light on the "V" on Fresno State's logo. From Fresno's website (you'd think I would have checked there first, wouldn't you?):

When Pat Hill became Fresno State's head coach prior to the 1997 season, he wanted to reinvigorate San Joaquin Valley pride in the Bulldogs. Because Fresno State is the only Division I football program in the Valley, a 250-mile stretch in California's midsection from Bakersfield to Modesto, Hill wanted to make the Bulldogs the "Green Bay Packers of college football." As Coach Hill often states, Fresno State is not only representing Fresno, its representing the entire Valley.

This representation of the San Joaquin Valley is displayed in the form of a green "V" on the back of the Bulldogs' helmets. The green in the "V" is a symbol to the agricultural community of the Central Valley, which is the world's richest agricultural area in export dollars.