Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kustra Announces Major Changes for Boise State

In his State of the University Address, Boise State President Dr. Bob Kustra revealed that major things are happening on campus.

First, the University has received a ten-million dollar federal grant to build a Center for Biomedical Research.  Students will be able to boost cell research at the Center, which will help impact how heart disease and strokes are treated.  This has implications not only for students, professors, and the reputation of Boise State, but for citizens of the state of Idaho and the  United States.

Second, Kustra announced that the College of Innovation and Design, something he has been working on for some time, is now a reality.  This too has a major impact on how the university is viewed by its peers.  The field is on the cutting edge at major universities, including Stanford.

Boise State has grown its number of graduates by 70% in less than fifteen years.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

DeLaet Finishes 15th at PGA

Respectable nine under par for the four days in one of the world's top golf championships.  Nicely done, Graham!

DeLaet Through 14 Holes

Graham is now 10 under.  He won't catch the leader five strokes ahead--at this point, it's all about placing.

Boise State Basketball Team Will Play Wisconsin This Seasons

The Broncos will have quite an opportunity this fall when they take on Wisconsin, a team which advanced to the Final Four last year.  How many opportunities can one team have in their lives?

The game is scheduled for November 22 in Madison, Wisconsin, the first time the two teams have met on the hardwood.  The Boise State football team played them way back in 1997, and had the game won when Wisconsin scored a last-minute touchdown.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Boise State's Graham DeLaet Tied for 10th

Former Bronco Graham DeLaet is currently tied for tenth in one of the biggest golf championships of the year, the PGA.  After three rounds, Graham is eight under, five off the pace.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rob Heyer Makes Trick Shot on the Blue

Boise State Mountain West Basketball Schedule

Boise State Men's Basketball 2014-15 Mountain West ScheduleWednesday, Dec. 31 at Colorado State
Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. Utah StateSaturday, Jan. 10 at Wyoming (CBSSN)
Tuesday, Jan. 13 vs UNLV (ESPNU)Sunday, Jan. 18 at New Mexico (CBSSN)
Wednesday, Jan. 21 vs San Jose StateSaturday, Jan. 24 at Air Force
Tuesday/Wednesday, Jan. 27/28 vs. Colorado State (ESPNU or ESPN3)Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Utah State (CBSSN)
Saturday, Feb. 7 vs San Diego State (CBSSN)Wednesday, Feb. 11 vs Air ForceSaturday, Feb. 14 at Fresno State (ESPN Flex)
Wednesday, Feb. 18 at UNLV (CBSSN)
Saturday, Feb. 21 vs NevadaTuesday, Feb. 24 vs New Mexico (ESPNU)Saturday, Feb. 28 at San Diego State (ESPN Flex)
Wednesday, March 4 at San Jose State (ESPN Flex)
Saturday, March 7 vs Fresno State (ESPN3)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Color Schemes for 2014 Announced

The most exciting football season in years is just about upon us, and Boise State today released the Color Schemes for the fall's home games:

2014 Color Schemes

Monday, July 14, 2014

Devon Bridges Given Another Year Of Eligibility

The Boise State softball team received good news when Devon Bridges was granted another year of eligibility.  Bridges, who was injured with a bad back for a good part of this past season, obviously is one of the Broncos' best players, and her return will give a good boost to the team.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Potter Introduced As New Boise State Golf Coach

Boise State golf has languished really ever since Mike Young left the program.  Today, Bronco Athletic Director Mark Coyle took a step to try to right the ship with the hiring of Dan Potter.

Potter has two seasons of experience with the University of Washington, in which he helped coach two golfers to #1 in the World--Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan.  Last year, Williams won the Ben Hogan Award, the most prestigious award in collegiate golf.  Pan competed in the U.S. Open and has qualified for The Open Championship this summer.

Potter helped Washington finish in the Top 16 both years, as the Huskies finished the 2012-13 season ranked #6 in the country and #11 last year. 

"It's a huge honor to have been selected by Mark Coyle, John Cunningham and the selection committee as the head men's golf coach at Boise State," Potter said. "There are a lot of quality people who are and have been associated with this program, and I'm humbled to inherit the platform they've established.
"Having grown up in Idaho and playing competitively throughout the northwest, I've always felt that Boise State had the ingredients to offer an amazing college golf experience. I'm excited to be a part of that now."
In Potter's two seasons with Washington, seven Huskies earned All-Pac-12 recognition, three were named All-America and one was named Academic All-American.
Originally from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Potter played collegiate golf for Washington from 2000-04, earning a bachelor's degree in political science.
Matt Thurmond, Washington's current men's golf head coach, offered the following regarding Potter:
"This is a really exciting day for Dan and Boise State. We've been fortunate to have Dan in our program for several years as a player and coach, and we'll really miss him. He is a great teammate and leader, and I loved working with him every day. He brings with him to Boise a great knowledge of golf and a unique feel for people, and I think the student-athletes and fans at Boise State will love Dan as much as we do. He will do great things to build the program there."
Potter will begin his tenure with Boise State Wednesday, July 9.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jeffries Finishes in 10th

Allison Jeffries of Boise State finished in a tie for 10th place today in the pole vault at the United States Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Jeffries cleared the first height of 12-feet, 5-inches, but could not make the next height of 12-11.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ward Bows Out At 5-5

Jordan Ward missed all three attempts at 5-8 3/4.  She's out of the competition, finishing ninth.

Ward Underway in the High Jump

Jordan Ward has cleared her first height in the high jump at the U.S. Junior National Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ward and Jeffries Compete At U.S. Junior National Championships

Boise State's Jordan Ward and Allison Jeffries will compete today at the United States Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.  Ward and Jeffries will try to qualify for the World Junior Championships, which will also take place in Eugene later this month.

As always, Blue Through and Through is the place to be for all things Bronco, and we will lead Idaho in bringing their results to you first.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Boise State Finishes 74th in the Nation in Learfield Sports Director's Cup

Capped by the incredible eighth-place finish for the Boise State women at the NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the Broncos finished the year as the #74-ranked athletic department in the nation in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup.  It is one of the highest finishes in school history for Boise State.

Boise State set a school record when they placed 49th in the 2008-2009 school year.  They were 60th in the 2009-10 school year, #63 in the 2002-03 school year, #65 in both 1996-97 and 2004-05, and they ranked 70th in 2011-12. 

1993-94:  #77
1994-95:  #86
1995-96:  #89
1996-97:  #65
1997-98:  #96
1998-99:  #86
1999-00:  #84
2000-01:  #114
2001:02:  #118
2002-03:  #63
2003-04:  #66
2004-05:  #65
2005-06:  #83
2006-07:  #97
2007-08:  #77
2008-09:  #49
2009-10:  #60
2010-11:  #83
2012-13:  #83
2013-14:  #74