Friday, April 22, 2011

Boise State Football Team Ranked #5 by ESPN

Boise State was ranked #5 by ESPN on the network's College Football Live show.  Oklahoma was rated as the best team with Alabama #2, Oregon #3 and LSU #4.  

Boise State was ranked #5 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and got as high as #2 before the traditional drop when the college football elite get nervous that the Broncos are getting too close to a championship game.

Boise State meets a vastly-improved Georgia team September 3 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to open the 2011 season.

Seeds 2-6 Up in the Air for WAC Men's Tennis

On the heels of Boise State's loss to New Mexico State tonight, the WAC standings are up in the air.  The tournament field is now set with Nevada being officially eliminated as the Pack will finish seventh.  We also know that Fresno State will be the #1 seed.  

Other than that, it's now up in the air.  Boise State finishes the season 3-3 and can be passed by New Mexico State (2-2) for third place if the Aggies win tomorrow and Sunday.  Utah State and Hawai'i can finish no higher than fourth but could be lower depending on what New Mexico State does.  

We'll now have to wait until Sunday to get the seedings for the upcoming WAC Tournament in Boise that starts Friday.

Bronco Men Lose To New Mexico State

Boise State has lost to New Mexico State 4-2 in men's tennis.  The match won't affect the WAC standings, but it's a bit of an eye-opener for Bronco fans who just a few short years ago were celebrating their third straight WAC title.  Boise State will finish the regular season 3-3 and third place in the WAC.

Bronco Women Host Hawai'i

They won't be able to enter the Western Athletic Conference Tournament as the #1 seed, but Boise State still has plenty to play for this Sunday when they host Hawai'i.

In fact, a loss could send the Lady Broncos tumbling to #4 in the conference standings, which not impacts them but the entire school as it tries to win the WAC Commissioner's Cup.  Boise State hosts the tournament beginning next Thursday and the team certainly wants to clinch the #2 seed.  Plus, they will want to end the regular season on a winning note for seniors Lauren Megale and Stephanie Jaspar. 

Admission is free and action gets underway at noon at the Appleton Center.

Boise State Shuts Out Nevada 4-0

Boise State blanked Nevada this morning 4-0 in men's tennis at Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The Bronco won all three doubles matches and then captured three singles matches to earn the victory and move their season record to 14-12, 3-2 in the Western Athletic Conference.   

No. 50 Boise State vs. Nevada
April 22, 2011, at Las Cruces, N.M.

Boise State 4, Nevada 0

 Singles competition
1. Andy Bettles (Boise State) def. Wessiem Derbel (NEV) 6-4, 6-3
2.  Scotty Sears (Boise State) def. Krsitian Kuharszky (NEV) 6-4, 6-1
3. Filipp Pogostkin (Boise State) vs. Victor Ouvrard (NEV) 7-6 (4), 2-0, unfinished
4. Nathan Sereke (Boise State) vs. Quentin Mege (NEV) 6-4, 5-3, unfinished
5. Eric Sheldon (Boise State) def. Kyle Walker (NEV) 6-1, 7-5
6. Michael Gilland (Boise State) vs. Nathan Reix (NEV) 7-6 (5), 3-2, unfinished

 Doubles competition
1. Jeff Mullen/Nathan Sereke (Boise State) def. Kristian Kuharszky/Victor Ouvrard (NEV) 8-4
2. Andy Bettles/Filipp Pogostkin (Biuse State) def. Wessiem Derbel/Quentin Mege (NEV) 8-7
3. Michael Gilliand/Scotty Sears (Boise State) def. Nathan Reix/Kyle Walker (NEV) 8-6

Boise State Wants Nick Patti as Quarterback

When Eagle High School's Tanner Mangum chose to go to BYU, I didn't worry; I knew Coach Petersen and his staff would get someone better.  Now comes word that Boise State has offered Nick Patti of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando.  One has to wonder if he wasn't the first choice anyway because, according to Patti, Coach Pete told him that he was the only quarterback the Broncos would offer.

Patti is 5'11, 195 and led his team to a 14-1 record last year, losing only in the Florida State Championship.  He carries a 3.50 G.P.A. into his senior year.  Patti threw for over 2,000 yards and rushed for 500 (he runs a 4.5 40) as a junior.  He had Kellen Moore-like numbers with 37 touchdowns against only four intercepts.  He understands the game very well, excels at reading opposing defenses, and can make any throw he needs to.
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