Sunday, December 14, 2014

Marks Passes Mike Tolman for 7th i n Career Steals

1.    215 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
2.    196 L'Shard Anderson (2008-2011)
3.    185 Doug Usitalo (1986-1988)
4.    179 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)
4.    179 Anthony Thomas (2006-2010)
6.    151 Bruce Bolden (1981-1985)

7.    146 Derrick Marks (2011-current)
8.    145 Mike Tolman (1992-1993/1995-1998)

9.    138 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
10.  132 Rawn Hayes (1981-1984)
11.  129 Damon Archibald (1992-1995)
12.  125 Kejuan Woods (1998-2001)
13.  107 Lance Vaughn (1989-1993)

Derrick Marks Now 9th All-Time in Career Field Goals

Field Goals:
1.    771 Steve Connor (1974-1978)
2.    676 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)
3.    544 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)
4.    540 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
5.    535 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
6.    517 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
7.    500 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)
7.    500 Coby Karl (2003-2007)
9.    495 Derrick Marks (2011-current)
10.  489 Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Howard Takes Second at Hoosier Open

Marisa Howard knocked 42 seconds off her personal best to record the second-fastest time in school history in the 5000 meters to place second at the Hoosier Open today in Indiana.

Howard recorded a time of 16:07.9.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Drmic Ties Coby Karl for 7th in Career Field Goals

Field Goals:
1.    771 Steve Connor (1974-1978)
2.    676 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)
3.    544 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)
4.    540 Chris Childs (1985-1989)
5.    535 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)
6.    517 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
7.    500 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)
7.    500 Coby Karl (2003-2007)
9.    489 Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)
10.  472 Derrick Marks (2011-current)
11.  445 Pat Hoke (1972-1976)
12.  439 John Coker (1991-1995)
13.  414 Reggie Larry (2006-2008)
14.  409 Ryan Watkins (2010-2014)
15.  386 Danny Jones (1975-1978)
15.  386 Ron Austin (1968-1971)
17.  373 Eric Lane (2003-2007)
18.  360 Trent Johnson (1975-1978)
19.  359 Arnell Jones (1986-1988)

Boise State Draws Arizona in Fiesta Bowl

Boise State will play PAC-12 runner-up Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl December 31 in Tempe.  More information to follow!

Boise State Wins First Mountain West Championship

The Boise State football team jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead, and held off Fresno State to capture their first-ever Mountain West Conference title with a 28-14 win, and the first conference championship won on their home field since 1994.

The Broncos will play in a New Year's 6 Bowl--that announcement will come tomorrow afternoon.  It is very likely that Boise State will play in the Fiesta Bowl but nothing is set in stone until the announcement tomorrow.

Friday, December 5, 2014

#15 Boise State Wins 10 of 12 Events on Opening Day of the Jean Freeman Swimming Invitational

Seniors Kacee Olson, Erin Kohlbeck, and Karli Kriewall were 1-2-3 in the finals of the 3-meter diving event as #15 Boise State dominated the opening day of the Jean Freeman Swimming Invitational in Minnesota.

Brittany Aoyama won the 50 freestyle in 23.17, then touched first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.67).  Felicity Cann won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:56.49, and led a 1-2 sweep in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.70.  Blake Balogh finished second to Cann in the 200 with a time of 1:51.09.  Nikki Cannon (1:59.80) and Sam Wicks (2:01.18) finished 1-2 in the 200-yard backstroke and Heather Harper won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.36, and Whitney Jorgensen captured the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.93. .

The quartet of Cann, Wicks, Amelia Draney, and Jessica Bottelberghe captured the 800 freestyle relay tonight, with Jessica Bottelberghe, Sydney Johansen, Cann, and Wicks combining to win the 400 medley relay, while the team of Jessica Bottelberghe, Aoyama, Monica Bottelberghe, and Wicks finished second in the 200 free relay.

Action continues tomorrow at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Boise State Women Finish 11th at NCAA National Cross Country Championships

Hats off to a superb performance by the Boise State women's cross country team.  The Broncos finished 11th today at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Emma Bates was in the lead pack nearly the entire race, and finished third, following up a second-place finish a year ago.
Bates and Howard became the first Bronco duo to win All-America honors in the same year
Kate Avery of Iona was the leader for the majority of the race, and opened up a lead in excess of 15 seconds.  But Bates tried to stay with her, and cut the gap at the finish line., with Avery crossing in 19:31.6  Sarah Disanza of Wisconsin was second with a time of 19:35.9 and Bates finished in 19:44.5.

Marisa Howard of Boise State was 28th, while Emma Hyyppa was #114, Tessa Murray 147th, Sarah Hastings #206, and Gracie Tostenson #224. 

Boise State Swimming & Diving Team Performing Well in Texas

Sam Wicks set two school records as the Boise State swimming and diving team has set five NCAA "B Standard" times at the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, Texas.   Wicks finished fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a school record 1:58.83, smashed another school record in the 100 backstroke (52.92) to finish fifth, and posted a time of 22.93 in the 50 freestyle, then finished ninth in the "B" final. 

Aoyma recorded a B Standard time of 22.75 in the 50 freestyle, and finished 14th overall.  She followed that up with another B Standard in the 100 butterfly (52.06), and finished third in the finals.

"We had an outstanding day today, with our strength showing across the board over the seven events today," said Boise State head coach Kristin Hill. "Several women had tough turnarounds with back-to-back events and a lot of racing, but most were well-prepared and rose to the occasion. Brittany and Sam both posted times that should be fast enough to be invited to NCAA Championships, which was our plan for them this week. We are excited for our final day of competition tomorrow."

Freshman Morgan McClure (4:17.71) and sophomore Whitney Jorgensen (4:18.83) each set NCAA "B" marks in finishing 10th and 11th, respectively, in the 400 individual medley.  Harper recorded another B Standard for Boise State, finishing 12th in the B final of the 100 breaststroke (1:02.06).

The Bronco 200 freestyle relay team of Brittany Aoyama, Jessica Bottelberghe, Katelyn Martin and Wicks finished fourth, while the 200 medley relay team of Wicks, Heather Harper, Aoyama and Katelyn Marth was fifth, the 400 medley team of Wicks, Harper, Aoyama and Bottelberghe finished sixth, and the 800 freestyle relay team of Aoyama, Martin, Amelia Draney and Bottelberghe was also sixth.

The Bronco divers competed at the Wildcat Diving Invitational in Tucson, Arizona, with senior Erin Kohlbeck finishing sixth in the three-meters.

Action concludes today in Texas and Arizona.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Basketball Records Section Published

We will be adding many more records in the next few weeks and months that aren't available anywhere, including Boise State's own website.  Like the Blue Football Through and Through Football Records* section, this will soon be the authoritative website for basketball statistics. 

As we told you several months ago, as we continue to add tabs to our flagship Boise State website, Blue Through and Through, the Football Records*, which as noted above were moved to Blue Football Through and Through when we began that website, will disappear from this site. 

Aussie Combination Scores 50 of Boise State's 72 Points in Bronco Victory Over Montana

G'day mate!  Or more appropriately, Goodnight, as Anthony Drimic, Nick Duncan, and Igor Hadziomerovic scored 50 of Boise State's 72 points in a 72-67, double overtime victory over Montana last night in Taco Bell Arena.

Boise State overcame a horrendous start to down their former rivals from the Big Sky Conference, which opened up a 25-10 lead.  The Broncos uncharacteristically shot just 33% from the field, unable to take advantage of 17 Montana turnovers.  Perhaps it was looking forward to a game with Top 5 Wisconsin, but, as head coach Leon Rice said after the game, "There are no excuses.  No excuses for us to play like that."
Drmic poured in 29 points on a combination of long-range treys and spectacular drives to the basket.  Anthony tied former NBA Draft Pick Roberto Bergersen with 1,485 career points, sixth on Boise State's all-time scoring list.  When the Grizzly defense double-teamed Drmic, he found a wide open Nick Duncan, who joined his Aussie teammate with four three-pointers.

Jordan Gregory, who had 15 points for Montana, hit a three-pointer near the end of the second overtime, but his shot came after the shot-clock had expired. 

Drmic was money for Boise State, scoring the tie-breaking basket on a layup with 1:55 remaining in he second overtime, converted a tying three-point play with 1:04 left in regulation, and nailed a 3-pointer to tie the game with 19.5 seconds left in the first overtime.

Martin Breunig led Montana with 16 points while Mario Dunn scored 12.

In Boise State's comeback win, Derrick Marks passed Rawn Hayes for ninth place in career steals.  Derrick now has 133 in his fabulous Bronco career. 

Boise State travels to #3 Wisconsin Saturday night--tipoff at 8 p.m. Mountain Time.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bowden and Heidemann make All-Mountain West Team

The Boise State soccer team landed two players on the All-Mountain West Conference First Team:  senior Mikhaila Bowden and junior Brooke Heidemann.  Heidemann is the first Bronco in history to earn all-conference honors three times.

Heidemann had five points in conference play, with two goals and one assist.  Bowden missed just 14 minutes of conference action, and her defense helped Boise State limit conference opponents to just nine goals while she was on the field.


Boise State to Host 1st and 2nd Rounds of NCAA Basketball Tournament in 2018

The NCAA has just announced that Boise will be one of the opening sites for the men's basketball tournament.  March Madness returns to the capital city!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Broncos Down San Diego 81-75 in Season Opener

Anthony Drmic scored 21 points and Boise State got 34 points from their bench, as the Broncos opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a 81-75 win over San Diego in the LMU Classic in Los Angeles this evening.

San Diego, an 18-17 team last season, broke out on top early 19-13, but the Broncos chipped away at the lead until they owned a 35-33 halftime advantage.  Boise State caught fire in the second half, opening up a double-digit lead, but poor free throw shooting down the stretch (3-11 until Montigo Alford's two free throws with 17 seconds remaining) made it a close game.

The Toreros cut the lead to 79-75 on a three-pointer from Johnny Dee with 19 seconds left, and had an open look after Joe Hanstad missed two free throws.  But Alford came from behind to reject the shot, then calmly sank both charity shots for the game's final points.

The game, played at the home of Loyola Marymount of the West Coast Conference, drew just over 50 fans.  There were more fouls than fans, as 63 fouls were whistled, 33 on San Diego and 30 on the Broncos.  The sensitive referees made bench strength a key factor, and Boise State dominated there, scoring 34 points to 12 for their Torero counterparts.

Drmic got good support from guard Mikey Thompson and forward David Wacker, each with 12 points, while Robert Heyer and Alford each scored 10 points and Kevin Allen had 9.  Drmic also led Boise State with 9 rebounds. 

Dee led San Diego with 25 points, including four treys, while Christopher Anderson had 14 points, and Thomas Jacobson added 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Drmic hit three three-pointers on the night to pass Eric Lane for fourth-place on the Bronco career list--Drmic now has 201.  Drmic now has 1444 career points, just 41 shy of former NBA Draft pick Roberto Bergersen for fifth-place all-time at Boise State.
Boise State faces host Loyola Marymount tomorrow night

Breaking--Boise State Women's Cross Country Team Headed to Nationals

The Boise State women's cross country team tied with Stanford for second at the NCAA West Regionals in Stanford, California, and with a tiebreaker, earned the automatic qualifying bid for the NCAA National Championships.  It is a first in program history.
Emma Bates was second individually while Marisa Howard took fifth and Emma Hyyppa 28th.  The Lady Broncos came into the loaded regionals ranked fifth in the region behind Oregon, Stanford, Washington, and Arizona State.  The Broncos, however, will be one of just 18 teams at the National championships.

Bates, the defending West Region champion, was second in the 6-kilometer course in 19:34.2, less than three seconds behind individual champion Shelby Houlihan of Arizona State (19:31.6).  Howard finished with a time of 20:04.9.  Both Bates and Howard earned All-Region honors.

The Boise State men finished their 10-k course in eighth place.  Andrew Rafla finished 11th and David Elliott was 19th.
Boise StateStanford
2ndEmma BatesW3rdElise Cranny
5thMarisa HowardW10thMolly McNamara
28thEmma HyyppäL16thSophie Chase
30thTessa MurrayL21stEmma Fisher
38thSarah HastingsW53rdAbbie McNulty

The NCAA Cross Country Championships are set for November 22 in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Women’s Team Results
1. No. 3 Oregon, 88
2. No. 25 Boise State, 103 (W tiebreaker)
2. No. 10 Stanford, 103 (L tiebreaker)
4. No. 15 Washington, 131
5. No. 27 UCLA, 176
Men’s Team Results
1. No. 2 Oregon, 60
2. No. 8 Portland, 71
3. No. 9 Stanford, 97
4. No. 17 UCLA, 104
5. Washington, 139
Boise State's All-Region Honorees