Friday, October 31, 2014

Broncos Clinch Mountain West Tournament Berth with 1-0 Win

The surging Boise State soccer team held off Utah State 1-0 this afternoon to clinch a spot in the Mountain West Championships with its fourth consecutive win.
"We're getting good at this," said head coach Jim Thomas.  "We were a little dodgy at the start, found a way and all of a sudden the season is starting to become what we were expecting. The resiliency you've seen and this run we've had of late has been marked by our young players following the great example set by our two seniors set."
Freshman Dani Brown scored in the 68th minute after taking a pass from Kayla Tucker, and the goal would hold up as freshman Bronco keeper Janell Flores shut out the Aggies, running Boise State's string of not allowing a goal to 411:25.  Tucker finished the season with a team-high five assists, tied for sixth all-time. 
The Lady Broncos finished 6-5 in Mountain West play and are 9-8-3 overall.  Utah State finished the regular season at 6-4-1 and 10-7-2. 
The Mountain West Tournament begins Wednesday in San Diego. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boise State Swimming & Diving Team Makes History with First Ranking in Top 25

Friday, October 24, 2014

Another sign the Boise State volleyball team is improving

Boise State went on the road last night and played the #6 volleyball team in the nation, Colorado State.  They put on a respectable show before losing 25-18, 30-28, 25-15.  The Lady Broncos led during both the first and second sets.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Boise State volleyball team scored a big win with a come-from-behind 22-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 win over second-place Utah State last night in Bronco Gym.  Freshman Sierra Nobley had 24 kills and 10 digs, while Sarah Baugh had 44 assists to move into third place in career assists at Boise State with 1,957.

The Broncos are now 11-8 overall and 4-3 in Mountain West Conference play following their third straight win.  Utah State fell to 8-9 and 4-3. 
"I am really proud of the way the entire team played tonight," said head coach Shawn Garus.  "The way they fought back after dropping the first set took a lot of heart. They never let up and kept chipping away at it. I love the fact that they came out and competed when they had their backs to the wall. Hannah (Hubbard) did a great job defensively, Sarah was solid distributing the ball around, and I thought Maddy (O'Donnell) had a key play in the second set when she had a big hit that came down hard on a defender.  I thought that picked the team up and gave us a boost of energy. Overall a very good effort by the team and a big win for our program."

Boise State hosts Fresno State this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Bronco Gym.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bronco Women picked 2nd in Mountain West, Deanna Weaver Preseason All-Conference

2014-15 Mountain West Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll
     Rank            Team (1st-place votes)                   Points
         1.            Colorado State (21)                          276
         2.            Boise State (4)                                241
         3.            Wyoming (3)                                    235
         4.            Fresno State                                    181
         5.            Nevada                                           155
         6.            UNLV                                              143
         7.            San Diego State                               134
         8.            Utah State                                       123
         9.            New Mexico                                    122
       10.            San Jose State                                   81
       11.            Air Force                                           27

2014-15 Mountain West Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Name, Class, Position, Institution
Deanna Weaver, Sr., G, Boise State
Ellen Nystrom, So., G, Colorado State
Alex Sheedy, Sr., F, Fresno State
Ta‘Rea Cunnigan, Sr., G, San Jose State
Kayla Woodward, Sr., F, Wyoming

Preseason Player of the Year
Kayla Woodward, Sr., F, Wyoming

Preseason Freshman of the Year
McKynzie Fort, PG, San Diego State

Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Camille Redmon, Sr., C, Boise State

Bronco Basketball Team Picked 2nd in Mountain West, Drmic Preseason First Team

Rk.   Team (First-Place Votes) Pts.
  1.   San Diego State (34)    383
  2.   Boise State (1)             275
  3.   New Mexico                  270
  4.   UNLV                            269
  5.   Colorado State              258
  6.   Wyoming                      256
  7.   Fresno State                 232
  8.   Nevada                         126
  9.   Air Force                      102
10.   Utah State                      98
11.   San José State                41
Preseason All-Mountain West
Anthony Drmic, Sr., G/F, Boise State
Daniel Bejarano, Sr., G, Colorado State
Winston Shepard, Jr., F, San Diego State
Dwayne Polee II, Sr., F, San Diego State
Larry Nance Jr., Sr., F, Wyoming
Preseason Player of the Year
Larry Nance Jr., Sr., F, Wyoming
Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Angelo Chol, Jr., F, San Diego State
Preseason Freshman of the Year
Rashad Vaughn, Fr., G, UNLV

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bronco Swimmers Knock Off Utah, 156.5-143.5

The Boise State swimming and diving team scored a big win over Utah of the Pac-12 tonight at the Boise YMCA.  The Broncos captured the 200-yard freestyle relay as Boise State scored a 156.5-143.5 win over the Utes.

Sam Wicks won the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle, Brittany Aoyama won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly, the 200 medley relay was victorious, Emma Chard won the 200 freestyle in a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep, and Wicks added a title in the 100-yard backstroke.

The Broncos will visit Moscow for a meet with the Vandals this Saturday.

Lady Broncos Finish Second at the GIve 'Em Five Invitational; Martin Wins Individual Title

The improving Boise State women's golf team surged through the field again at the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Invitational today, finishing in second place with a three-round score of 860.  Samantha Martin recorded nine birdies and nine pars today to tie for individual honors with a three-round score of 206.

"Everything was going great throughout my round," Martin said. "I hit almost every fairway and I believe I hit every green. My ball striking was amazing, I was sticking my shots close and my putting was incredible. I stayed patient and gave myself opportunities to make birdies, and the putts were just falling in.

"I can't believe how well I played and I'm happy with how I finished. I didn't really think about my score during the round and just focused on one shot at a time. I feel that helped me to play well, and I'm excited to come out on top."

Martin broke the school record for a three-round tournament by eight strokes, and her nine-under par 63 today beat the school mark by five strokes.  Martin also broke the New Mexico State University Golf Course record by two strokes. 

Martin's three career victories are now the most in school history, as she also won the title at the Winthrop Collegiate and earned co-medalist honors at the Cowgirl Classic last year.

McKenzie Ford shot a 70 today while sophomore Dana Clary fired a 71.  Boise State's final round score of 278 broke the school record set yesterday, and was the lowest round of the tournament.  Up until this tournament, no Boise State team had ever shot a sub-par round, but registered back-to-back rounds of better-than-par in the second and third rounds this week.  The Lady Broncos' score of 860 beat the school's three-round scoring record by a whopping 22 strokes.  Boise State finished under par for the tournament for the first time in school history.

Ford finished tied for ninth individually with a 54-hole score of 215. 

Boise State will compete next week in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bronco Women's Golf Team Sets School Record in Las Cruces Tournament

The Boise State women's golf team fired a school record three-under par 285 to move the Broncos to fourth place at the Price's "Give 'em Five" Invitational Tournament in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The score was the lowest of the day and moved Boise State to within five strokes of second place. 

Juniors McKenzie Ford and Samantha Martin each had second-round scores of 70, whie sophomore Genevieve Ling had an even-part 72 and sophomore Dana Clary and junior Sammie Pless each shot 73. 

"I'm really proud of this team and its ability to grind," head coach Nicole Bird said.. "They had the right combination of focus and energy today, and they played solid throughout the 18 holes. The progress they're making is amazing, and our process is starting to pay off."

The previous school record was 289, set last year in the Fresno State Classic.  The final round of the Price's Tournament begins tomorrow.

Boise State Women's Cross Country Team Ranked #16

The Lady Broncos continue to make history--#16 is the highest that a women's cross country team has ever been ranked.  Boise State will compete in a meet this weekend at the University of Wisconsin.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bronco Football Team Gets 600th School Win

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that with Boise State's 400 wins as a four-year school, they were one win away from their 600th school win.  It took a week longer than we were all hoping, but they got it.

This is not the summary I promised that is forthcoming, but it rather shows the year-by-year Bronco record:

1933:  1-2-1  Coach Dusty Kline (1-2-1 career record)
1934:  4-3     Coach Max Eiden
1935:  4-4
1936:  3-4
1937:  0-6-1
1938:  2-4
1939:  4-2      Coach Max Eiden (17-23-1)
1940:  4-2      Coach Harry Jacoby
1941:  3-4
1942-45:  No games played = World War II
1946:  2-4-2   Coach Harry Jacoby (9-10-2)
1947:  9-0      Coach Lyle Smith
1948:  9-0
1949:  10-0
1950:  9-1      Little Rose Bowl, Coach Lyle Smith (3-0) and George Blankley (6-1)
1951:  10-0    Coach George Blankley (16-1)
1952:  8-1      Coach Lyle Smith
1953:  8-1
1954:  9-1    
1955:  7-2
1956:  8-0-1
1957:  9-1
1958:  10-0  NJCAA National Champions
1959:  7-2-1
1960:  8-2
1962:  9-1
1962:  5-2-1
1963:  5-3-1
1964:  8-2
1965:  9-2
1966:  9-1
1967:  6-4     Coach Lyle Smith(156-25-4)
      JUNIOR COLLEGE RECORD:  199-61-8  75.75%

1968:  8-2     Coach Tony Knap
1969:  9-1
1970:  8-3
1971:  10-2
1972:  7-4
1973:  10-3  Big Sky Conference Champions, Division II Semifinalist
1974:  10-2  Big Sky Conference Champions, Division II Quarterfinalist
1975:  9-2-1 Big Sky Conference Champions, Division II Quarterfinalist  Coach Tony Knap (71-19-1)
1976:  5-5-1  Coach Jim Criner
1977:  9-2    Big Sky Conference Champions

       DIVISION II RECORD:  85-26-2  76.11%

1978:  7-4
1979:  10-1
1980:  10-3  Big Sky Conference Champions, Division I-AA National Champions
1981:  10-3  Division I-AA Semifinalist
1982:  8-3     Coach Jim Criner (59-21-1)
1983:  6-5     Coach Lyle Setencich
1984:  6-5
1985:  7-4
1986:  5-6     Coach Lyle Setencich (24-20)
1987:  6-5     Coach Skip Hall
1988:  8-4
1989:  6-5
1990:  10-4  Division I-AA Semifinalist
1991:  7-4
1992:  5-6     Coach Skip Hall (42-28)
1993:  3-8     Coach Pokey Allen
1994:  13-2  Big Sky Conference Champions, Division I-AA National Runner-up
1995:  7-4

      DIVISION I-AA RECORD:  134-76  63.81%

1996:  2-10    Coach Tom Mason (1-9) and Pokey Allen (1-1, 24-15)
1997:  5-6      Coach Houston Nutt (5-6)
1998:  6-5      Coach Dirk Koetter
1999:  10-3  Big West Conference Champions, Humanitarian Bowl Champions
2000:  10-2  Big West Conference Champions, Humanitarian Bowl Champions  Coach Dirk Koetter (26-10)
2001:  8-4      Coach Dan Hawkins
2002:  12-1  Western Athletic Conference Champions, Humanitarian Bowl Champions, Final Rank:  #12 Coaches, #15 AP
2003:  13-1  Western Athletic Conference Champions, Fort Worth Bowl Champions, Final Rank:  #15 Coaches, #16 AP, #17 BCS
2004:  11-1  Western Athletic Conference Champions, Liberty Bowl, Final Rank:  #13 Coaches, #12 AP, #9 BCS
2005:  9-4    Western Athletic Conference Co-Champions, MPC Computers Bowl  Coach Dan Hawkins (53-11)
2006:  13-0  Coach Chris Petersen  Western Athletic Conference Champions, Fiesta Bowl Champions, Final Rank:  #6 Coaches, #5 AP (1 first-place vote, #9 Harris Poll, #8 BCS)
2007:  10-3  Hawai'i Bowl, #22 Harris Poll, #24 BCS
2008:  12-1  Western Athletic Conference Champions, Poinsettia Bowl, Final Rank:  #9 Coaches, #13 AP, #11 Harris, #9 BCS
2009:  14-0  Western Athletic Conference Champions, Fiesta Bowl Champions, Final Rank:  #4 Coaches, #4 AP, #6 Harris, #6 BCS
2010:  12-1  Western Athletic Conference Co-Champions, Maaco Bowl Champions, Final Rank:  #7 Coaches, #9 AP, #10 Harris, #10 BCS
2011:  12-1  Maaco Bowl Champions, Final Rank:  #6 Coaches, #8 AP, #6 Harris, #7 BCS
2012:  11-2  Las Vegas Bowl Champions, Final Rank:  #14 Coaches, #18 AP, #15 Harris, #19 BCS
2013:  8-5     Hawai'i Bowl,  Coach Chris Petersen (92-12)
2014:  4-2       Coach Bryan Harsin

      DIVISION I-A RECORD:  182-52  77.78%

      FOUR-YEAR RECORD:  401-154-2  72.17%

      ALL-TIME RECORD:  600-215-10  73.33%