Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dr. Keiser Has Died

Former Boise State University president Dr. John Keiser has died at the age of 79.

Next to current president Bob Kustra, Keiser probably did more for Boise State than any other president.  In his 13 years from 1978-1991, Keiser saw the Broncos win the I-AA national championship and built the Pavilion (now called Taco Bell Arena), the Morrison Center, the Student Union Building and the Technology Center.

Keiser fought hard with the Idaho State Board of Education to move Boise State to Division I, only to be denied.  Those board members who voted against the move were replaced, and Boise State was able to realize Keiser's dream in 1996.

Keiser was named to the Boise State Hall of Fame in 2007, and even though he moved on to Missouri State, he continued to follow the Broncos.  When Keiser retired in 2005, he and his wife Nancy moved back to Boise.

Rest in Peace, Dr. Keiser--we acknowledge your many accomplishments for Boise State.

Broncos Rebound For 94-69 Win Over the Spartans

BOISE, Idaho--Nick Duncan and James Webb III led four Broncos in double figures as Boise State topped San Jose State 94-69 at Taco Bell Arena last night.

Plagued by poor three-point shooting in a home loss to San Diego State last Saturday, the Broncos set out not to repeat that. Duncan hit his first six three-point attempts en route to 20 points in the first half as Boise State grabbed a 45-32 lead. The Spartans had no answer for Webb, as the Bronco junior penetrated the paint on numerous occasions for layups or dunks.

The 94 points scored by Boise State is the most ever by the Broncos in a Mountain West Conference game. Duncan and Webb finished with 24 points, with Webb also pulling down a game-high 19 rebounds. Mikey Thompson had 16 points and freshman Paris Austin 11.

Freshman sharpshooter Ryan Welage led San Jose State with 19 points, while Brandon Clark contributed 13 and Jaycee Hillsman added 10.

Boise State advanced to 14-5 (5-1 in MW play) with the victory, while the Spartans are 6-16 and 1-6.

The Broncos head to Wyoming for an afternoon contest Saturday in Laramie.