Originally posted on The Blue Turf  |  Last updated 12/1/11

Boise State picks Coyle as new athletic director

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University President Bob Kustra on Thursday named Mark Coyle as the school's new athletic director, describing the 43-year-old as a "rising star" and the right choice to lead Bronco athletics in an era where fundraising and brand development is just as essential as winning games.

Coyle previously served in assistant roles at athletic departments at the University of Kentucky, where he was in charge of fundraising, and the University of Minnesota. He'll earn $325,000 annually, plus incentives, as part of a five-year contract.

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I loved how he referanced Boise State being a Final Destination, it warmed the cockles of my heart and made me believe he is a closet reader of us here!

 

Source: No Chris Petersen for UCLA

UCLA is looking for a replacement for recently fired coach Rick Neuheisel, but their reported first choice won't be talking to the Bruins any time soon.

Senior walk-on Matt Wilson says he's 'living my dream' with the Boise State football team; half-price tickets available at noon

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Nineteen of the Boise State football team’s 21 seniors have started a game this season. One more is expected to start for Senior Day on Saturday against New Mexico (cornerback Antwon Murray).

That leaves linebacker Matt Wilson, a rare five-year walk-on from Powell, Wyo. He has spent his career on the scout team — he was the scout special teams player of the week last week — and, in part because the Broncos lost three scholarships this year because of NCAA violations, never received a scholarship.

Special teams coach Jeff Choate told Wilson he’ll play on the kickoff team Saturday.

“He just does whatever we ask and doesn’t say ‘boo’ about it,” coach Chris Petersen said. “He enjoys being part of this team. He’s going to be really successful.”

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Great Story do not fail to read the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Micron to tap IBM chip-stacking tech for fast memory

The technology, the companies announced today, will be used to make a Hybrid Memory Cubechip that will be commercially manufactured by Micron, the largest manufacturer of memory chips in the United States and one of the largest in the world. IBM plans to manufacture and supply the "controller" silicon that will be used in the memory as well as in the 3D-chip technology.

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Senior Day tomorrow so now is as good a time as every to talk about the future around the Blue Turf for Boise States Grads!

Boise State student makes his mark

The future is fluid for this young artist.

“I want to keep tattooing for sure,” Nick said, adding casually, “Basically, I’m just going to school to get smarter. I’d like to do animal rights type of work. Or environmental type of stuff but I don’t have a specific focus yet. It’s still pretty early in the game for me.” 

As an artist, Nick hit the ground running and never looked back.

“I started to go to college right out of high school and I wanted to do graphic design. And I just realized I didn’t want to sit in front of a computer all day. That was right around when I started getting tattooed—I had just started on a half sleeve. And it just clicked. Just one day I said ‘That’s what I want to do’ and I just decided. The first time I thought about it I knew it was what I wanted to do.”

Read More Here... this one is for you Mr. Tadmen

 

Economist: Idaho tax burden 36th, Washington 5th

BOISE - Idaho ranks 36th in the nation for its tax burden at all levels of government, an economist for the Tax Foundation told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho this morning.

That’s measured by the foundation’s annual calculations of “Tax Freedom Day” for each state, the date on which workers theoretically have earned enough to cover their full tax burden at the federal, state and local levels.

Washington ranks 5th by the same measure, with its “Tax Freedom Day” on April 16, meaning the foundation estimates Washingtonians work 106 days to pay off their annual tax burden from all levels of government.

Tax Foundation economist Mark Robyn told the Idaho group that Idaho’s date is April 3rd, which at 93 days ranks as 36th in the nation.  Read More here.

Nothing like keeping more of your hard earned money!

 

State auditors seek standards, policy for deciding funding levels to Idaho universities

Being driven, in part, because the funding gap between the University of Idaho, which now gets the most money per student, and Boise State University, which gets the least, widened nearly three-fold since 2006 as BSU's enrollment has jumped.

"Those students should be properly accounted for, and those students should be properly funded," sad Boise State President Bob Kustra, whose funding based on the state's existing formula has fallen nearly a third over the last decade. He spoke before a panel of lawmakers who met Wednesday, when the report was released.

The UI gets about $3,500 in state appropriations per full time student, according to the current funding scheme that's weighted based on program type and course level. Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston gets about $3,000, while Idaho State and BSU each receive less than $2,500. Read More here.

 

Sounds to me like Kustra isn't going to take this laying down, it's time to level the fundings between dUI and Boise State.

 

 

Boise State professor receives Vietnam’s medal of honor

Nancy Napier, a Boise State College of Business and Economics professor, has been awarded Vietnam’s highest award for contributions to education in the Southeast Asian country.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training conferred the Medal of Honor on Napier during a special ceremony Nov. 18 in Hanoi, Vietnam, honoring her long-time work there, particularly at the National Economics University, according to a news release.

From 1994 to 2003, Napier led Boise State’s $8.5 million capacity building project at NEU, which involved delivering Boise State’s MBA to 84 participants, supporting more than 20 Vietnamese faculty members in other master’s and doctoral programs around the world, and helping to establish Vietnam’s first international standard business school in 1997.

“Many years ago, Nancy Napier had the inspiration to form a partnership between the College of Business and Economics and the country of Vietnam that would help that country begin to reshape its economy,” said Patrick Shannon, dean of Boise State’s College of Business and Economics. “What started out as an MBA opportunity for Vietnamese students has turned into a 20-year relationship with the country’s leaders. We are very proud of Nancy for her leadership and are thrilled that Vietnam has chosen to recognize her with this wonderful honor.”



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Boise State’s class of 2006 leaves big and unmistakable mark on the program

BOISE, Idaho — It’s hard to imagine a recruiting class having as big and profound an impact as the one Chris Petersen and his staff signed five years ago for Boise State.

From Kellen Moore and Doug Martin, two key cogs of an offense that put up points at a record pace, to Billy Winn and Chase Baker on defense, the class of 2006 is poised to win more games and set more school records than any other recruiting class in school history.

Yet more than the records, the legacy of the 19 players that made up the first batch of recruits signed by Petersen as head coach may be in the work they did to elevate the Broncos’ national profile from a cute, Cinderella story to a program that proved it’s big victories on big stages were no fluke.

“You never know it’s going to turn out that good,” Petersen said this week in preparation for Saturday’s season finale against New Mexico, the last home game for most of the players from that 2006 group.

“But I remember saying ... we really liked all of them on tape. It’s always a little different when you get them, sometimes better, sometimes not as good. But with these guys it was as advertised. I think we were just really lucky to get a bunch of really good players at the same time,” he said. Read more here at the Washington Post.

 

No Doubt many tears will flow this Saturday, and though I feel like I'm losing a best friend I know that many will go on to make us very proud at the next level, and I am very excited about watching the new young men of Boise State make there mark!

I think you all know how I feel about this class.

 

College Football Power Rankings

7. Boise State Broncos (10-1): There’s still a shot that Boise State goes to a BCS bowl this year depending on the outcome of the games this week and the preferences of BCS bowl executives. Still, it’s a long-shot, and a likely-to-be 11-1 Broncos team could find itself in the Las Vegas or Poinsettia Bowl facing another team that probably has no business playing in a bowl game with them. –Danny Hobrock

  • AP Rank: 9; Next Game: 12/3 vs. New Mexico
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