Monday, July 9, 2012

Boise State-Washington Game Moved

540235_Free Poster_468x60

 Boise State's game at the University of Washington has been changed to August 31, the first game at the newly-renovated Husky Stadium.  Boise State has also announced the addition of Tennessee-Martin to the schedule.

In addition to those two games, Boise State will travel to BYU and play at Southern Mississippi, plus make their debut in the Big East Conference.  In the final 2011 college football polls, BYU finished #19 and Southern Miss #25.  While Washington wasn't ranked last season, the hope is that they will join those two in the rankings to give Boise State three out-of-conference teams in the Top 25, plus the tough Big East schedule.  The Broncos will likely need a minimum of five Top 25 opponents to have a shot at the national title.

SPG Top Sellers from The Guide!

“The 2013 schedule is going to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest, schedule in school history,” Bronco Head Coach Chris Petersen commented.  “I think fans know how tough it is to play on the road at Washington and BYU.  Add a game against an always-talented Southern Miss team and a very competitive Big East schedule with some teams we’ve never faced before, and you have the makings of one of the strongest schedules in school history.”

Kurt Felix is the 2011-2012 Bronco Male Athlete of the Year

In close voting over the last two months, National Decathlon Champion Kurt Felix edged football quarterback Kellen Moore as the 2011-2012 Bronco Male Athlete of the Year.  Felix received 47% of the vote to 42% for Moore, while Doug Martin gathered 8% support.

Kurt Felix
Felix began the year winning the Jackson's Open long jump with a mark of 23-feet, 6.25 inches and took the high jump at the Blue and Orange Opener with a leap of 6-10.25.

Kurt won the high jump (6-10.25) and the long jump (24-6.50) at the Bronco Classic.  At the final tune-up before the Mountain West Indoor Championships, the Boise State Team Challenge, Felix won the heptathlon with 5,771 points, more than 300 better than his nearest challenger.

Felix won the heptathlon at the Mountain West Indoor Championships with 5,703 points, 295 more than the second-place finisher.  Felix was first among heptathletes in the 60-meter dash, the shot put, the long jump and the high jump and was second in the 60-meter hurdles.  

Kurt finished second in the long jump with a mark of 24-7.25 and was third in the high jump (6-10.25) and the triple jump (49-9.75).  Felix was named the Mountain West Outstanding Performer and the Top Point Performer after scoring 30 team points for the Broncos.

Kurt qualified for the National Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho in the heptathlon, and was fourth in the nation with two events remaining--the pole vault and the 1,000 meters.  Felix's hopes were dashed when did not clear a height in the pole vault.  He did finish ninth in the long jump with a seasonal best of 24-feet, 10 inches.

Felix and the Broncos moved outdoors, and Kurt proved he was going to be a factor in the decathlon from the beginning.  In the first meet, the Texas Relays, Felix finished fourth in the event with 7,921 points.  Felix improved that score with 7,952 points to win the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays.  

Felix won the decathlon at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 7,757 points winning the long jump, the high jump, the shot put, the 400-meters and the javelin portions of the competition.   Felix also won the javelin throw with a mark of 207-feet, 3-inches, finished fifth in the high jump (6-6.75) and ninth in the long jump with a mark of 22-10.

Felix automatically qualified for the NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the decathlon.  In third place with two events to go, Felix threw the javelin 227-feet, 6-inches to earn 880 points and take the lead by 147 points over Florida State's Gonzalo Barroilhet.  Felix had 7,400 points after nine events to 7,253 for Barroilhet and 7,233 for Romaine Martin of Texas-Arlington.  The final event was the grueling 1,500-meter run.  Felix crossed the finish line with a superb time of 4:42, seven seconds shy of his personal best.

That gave Felix a school record 8,062 points and he captured the national championship.  Kurt will represent his native country of Grenada in the Summer Olympics in London.

WWS Deal Of The Week Rocky Short Sleeved Performance Polo Now Only $14.97 Compare at $36!

Boise State Finishes 67th in Director's Cup