Thursday, August 25, 2011

LSU, Iowa Highlight Bronco Basketball Schedule

Kudos to Leon Rice for insisting on an upgraded schedule for his much-improved Boise State basketball team.  This is one of the toughest in school history.  The Broncos host Utah in Taco Bell Arena November 16, they'll meet Drake in Boise on November 3, host Larry Bird's former school Indiana State on December 3, will travel to play LSU on December 10 and will face Iowa on December 22.  The Broncos have a home-and-home with rival Fresno State.

No less than 16 games will be nationally-televised this fall as the Bronco team has picked up considerable interest since their great season last year.  The season gets underway November 8 with an exhibition against Colorado Springs.  Everything counts against Colorado Christian on November 11.

Nov. 8TuesdayColorado Springs (Exh.)7 p.m.
Nov. 11FridayColorado ChristianTBA
Nov. 16WednesdayUtah6 p.m.The Mtn.
Nov. 19SaturdayCal State NorthridgeTBA
Nov. 22Tuesdayat Long Beach StateTBA
Nov. 26SaturdayNorthern IllinoisTBA
Nov. 30WednesdayDrake7 p.m.
Dec. 3SaturdayIndiana State8 p.m.
Dec. 5MondayIdaho State7 p.m.
Dec. 7WednesdayPortland7 p.m.
Dec. 10Saturdayat LSUTBA
Dec. 17Saturdayat Denver4 p.m.
Dec. 19MondayFresno State7 p.m.The Mtn.
Dec. 22Thursdayat IowaTBA
Jan. 2Mondayat Fresno State8 p.m.

Brad Edwards Says Mountain West Is Stronger Than Big East

After Utah, BYU and TCU bailed from the Mountain West, it appears that the conference is now stronger than the Big East.  So says Brad Edwards of ESPN.

Edwards said that in his analysis of the numbers for the next qualifying period for the Bowl Championship Series, the Mountain West is ahead of the Big East (which TCU left for).  The Big East currently is considered an automatic-qualifying conference while the Mountain West is not.  Of course that has huge implications for the postseason as the Big East champion automatically qualifies for a BCS Bowl (even if they are ranked #30) while the Mountain West champion has to hope it is ranked in the final 12.

Boise State's Uniform for Sept. 3

The Boise State Helmet for Sept. 3