Friday, April 29, 2016

Rees Odhiambo Drafted in Third Round

Rees Odhiambo has been drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 3rd Round of the NFL Draft, making the third Bronco to be drafted in the first three rounds.

Correa and Thompson Drafted in NFL Draft

Kamelei Correa and Darian Thompson both drafted tonight in the National Football League Draft.  Correa was taken by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2nd round while Thompson was drafted by the New York Giants in the third.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ivanov Earns Trip To Summer Olympics

Former Boise State wrestler George Ivanov has earned a trip to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ivanov, wrestling for Bulgaria, won the silver medal at the World Olympic Qualifier yesterday to grab a spot in the Summer Games.

Ivanov is the second Bronco wrestler to earn a spot in the Olympics, joining Charles Burton, who wrestler for the United States in 2000.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Carl Wieman at Boise State Thursday Night

Dr. Carl Wieman, who won the Nobel Prize in physics, will be speaking tomorrow (Thursday) at Boise State in the Distinguished Lecture Series.  Wieman offers a framework of relevant, effective education for students. 

Wieman, a professor at Stanford University, teamed with Eric Allin Cornell for the first true Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC).  In 2001, Wieman, Cornell and Wolfgang Ketterle were awarded the Nobel Prize.

A BEC is a state of matter of a dilute gas of bosons cooled to temperatures very close to absolute zero (or -273.16 degrees Celsius).  Under those conditions, a large fraction of bosons occupy the lowest quantum state, at which point macroscopic quantum phenomena become apparent.

Bose-Einstein statistics theorizes the characteristics of elementary particles.  Bosons are one of two classes of particles.  Absolute zero is thought to be the lowest possible temperature.  A quantum state refers to a state of an isolated quantum system (a portion of the whole Universe which is taken under consideration to make analysis or to study for quantum mechanics pertaining to the wave-particile duality in that system and everything outside this system is studied only to observe its effects on the system).

Presented by the Boise State Honors College, Wieman will speak Thursday night at 7 in the Student Union Building.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Cal tops Boise State by 175/1000th's of a point

Despite the highly unusual low scores from Boise State on floor, Cal barely beats the Broncos for second by .175.

Boise State, 15th in the nation all season on floor in one of their best events, and very close to Cal for the second-best floor team at this Regional, finished 5th out of 6 teams today in the event.  Boise State opened the meet on floor and scored 48.850 despite no falls or slip-ups, their second-worst score of the season.  Only Boise State's score in their second meet of the season is worse than the score the judges gave them today.

Boise State in 2nd after 5 rotations

1.  Alabama 147.900   (49.300 average)
2.  Boise State 195.750 (FINAL SCORE) (48.9375 average)
3.  California 146.750 (48.9167 average)
4.  Kentucky 146.550 (48.8500 average)
5.  West Virginia 194.250 (FINAL SCORE) (48.5625 average) 
6.  Bowling Green 145.350 (48.4500 average)

Scores After Four Rotations

Boise State temporarily ahead of #2 seed Cal.  But the Broncos have to finish on the toughest event, beam.
Scores after four rotations:

1.  Alabama 98.425   (49.2175 average)
2.  Boise State 146.825 (48.9417 average)
3.  California 146.750 (48.9167 average)
4.  Kentucky 97.775 (48.8875 average)
5.  West Virginia 145.425 (48.4750 average)
6.  Bowling Green 145.350 (48.4500 average)

Boise State moves into second with two rotations remaining

Boise State temporarily ahead of #2 seed Cal.  But the Broncos have to finish on the toughest event, beam.
Scores after four rotations:

1. Alabama 98.425 (49.2175 average)

2. Boise State 146.825 (48.9417 average)

3. California 146.750 (48.9167 average)

4. Kentucky 97.775 (48.8875 average)

5. Bowling Green 96.875 (48.4375 average)

6. West Virginia 96.475 (48.2375 average)

(Bowling Green and West Virginia still competing)

#15 Boise State Gymnasts Set to Compete in NCAA Regionals

We are about 10 minutes away from the start of the Tuscaloosa Regional, in which Boise State is one of six teams competing.  To advance to the NCAA National Championships, something the Broncos have not yet been able to do, they need to finish in the Top 2 of the Regional.

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