Jason Chamberlain leads five Broncos into the upcoming NCAA Wrestling Championships as a #2 seed at 149 pounds. Chamberlain will meet freshman Caleb Irvin of Illinois in the opening round. Ervin with 22-12 and finished sixth at the Big Ten Championships. Jake Swartz drew the #10 seed at 184 pounds, and he'll meet sophomore James Cook of Campbell. Cook is 8-6 this season, but scored two pins in his conference tournament. Heavyweight J.T. Felix is the #11 seed and will take on Justin Grant of Bloomsburg. Grant was 24-4 and presents a tough challenge for Felix. George Ivanov will take on Daniel Zilverberg of Minnesota at 157 pounds; Zilverberg was fifth at the Big Ten Championships. Brian Owen will meet Lehigh's Randy Cruz in the opening round. Cruz is 31-10 and won the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championship. The Championships are set for March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Villanova beat St. John's in the Big East--a good thing for Boise State since 'Nova would have made the tourney anyway. Syracuse and Cincinnati, two other likely tournament teams from the Big East, also won. Colorado beat Oregon State. The Buffaloes, at 21-10, are a bubble team.
It's the opening round of the Mountain West Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas. Boise State and San Diego State are just hours away. In one game, Colorado State leads Fresno State 41-37 with 13:07 left.
The Boise State golf team managed a fourth place finish at the Sacramento State Invitational over the weekend, the Broncos' best finish since October of 2011. Junior Jordan Skyles finished the three rounds with 214, tied for seventh individually, while senior T.K. Kim was 17th with a score of 218. Kim's seven Top 25 finishes this year give him 15 for his career, tied for eighth at Boise State with Adam Choy (2002-06).