Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Boise State Offers Legace

Arcadia Head Coach Jon Dimalante has confirmed that Taylor Legace has been offered a scholarship at Boise State.
Legace played receiver and safety and returned punts and kicks last year for Arcadia, accounting for 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns and also making four interceptions.  As a sophomore, Legace had 74 receptions for 895 yards and 12 touchdowns.  Legace, 6-2, 190, runs a 4.5 40.

Legace has received interest from UCLA, Stanford, Washington, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Colorado State.  He is a possession receiver with deceptive speed.
Blue Through and Through will have more information soon on Legace.

Oregon Might Get First Win Over Boise State in 13 Years

Oregon had not defeated Boise State in a major sport (football or basketball) in 13 years.  The Ducks finally broke that long dry spell with a 79-71 win in Eugene tonight over the Broncos in the semifinals of the CBI Tournament.

Kudos to Boise State, though, down by 20 in the second half, cut the lead to six in the waning moments.

Broncos Open WAC Season by Hosting Nevada

Boise State's softball team dives into the conference season with three home games against Nevada.  It is important for the Broncos to take advantage of the home field since these are the only games scheduled against the Wolf Pack this season.

Nevada can score runs in bunches when they're on.  The Pack is right behind Boise State (.304) for third in the Western Athletic Conference (.285) in hitting.  There are four main contributors to the Nevada offense.  Karley Hopkins is fifth in the WAC (.383) and leads the conference in doubles with 11.  Britton Murdock is hitting .354 and is third in the league with a perfect 8-for-8 stolen bases.  Erin Jones bats .340 while Daniell Patrick is third in the WAC with 25 RBI's.  However, only five Nevada hitters bat over .220 on the season.  Thus, the task is pretty clear--shut down those four and you have a good chance to win.

Mallory Darby (9-10, 4.24 ERA) is the top hurler for Nevada; Darby is thrd in the conference with 95 strikeouts.  The question is depth, as Nevada's team ERA is 5.74.  The Bronco bats were quiet at the beginning of the year, but as new faces began to hit on a consistent basis, the Boise State offensive attack has come alive during their winning streak.  They will need to continue to hit and move teammates along the basepaths and take advantage of the fat ERA's on the Nevada staff.

Boise State's Kellie Caplan is enjoying a fantastic year, hitting over .400 (.407), third in the WAC.  The surprise in the conference is freshman Devon Bridges.  Bridges is not only hitting well (.385) which is fourth in the WAC, but she seems to be a part of nearly every Bronco rally.

Boise State and Nevada take the field at Mountain Cover for a Friday game beginning at 3.  The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday with games scheduled at 1 and 3 p.m.