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Petersen: Briles knew about Ukwuachu’s history of violence

    Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a former Baylor soccer player in October 2013. Bears head coach Art Briles told reporters this week that he was unaware of Ukwuachu’s history of violence. Chris Petersen, who coached Ukwuachu at Boise State before he transferred to Baylor, says Briles is a liar. In a statement to ESPN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor Will Conduct Internal Investigation Regarding Ukwuachu Situation

The Baylor football program has made headlines over the last 24 hours in the worst kind of ways. Former Boise State, and now former Baylor, defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced to 10 years felony probation and placed in county jail for 180 days Friday evening after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a former Baylor soccer player.  Texas judge sentences ex-Baylor DE Sam...
Via College Spun
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Briles might not be lying, but he still was wrong

Art Briles might not be lying about what he was told by Chris Petersen regarding Sam Ukwuachu, but that does not even come close to absolving him from his handling of the convicted rapist. Briles and Petersen were engaged in a he said/she said battle on Friday as both tried to distance themselves from Ukwuachu. Ukwuachu was kicked off the team at Boise State in May 2013, months...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor launching internal investigation about Ukwuachu

Yesterday, former Boise State and current Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was in court when he heard of his guilty ruling. Later in the day, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and ten years of felony probation, despite the jury recommending eight years in state prison. Texas judge sentences ex-Baylor DE Sam Ukwuachu to 180 days in county jail, 10 years' felony probation...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State gets late addition for 2015-16 basketball season

The Boise State Broncos are looking to make back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since the 1993 and 1994 seasons this year. They could have just gotten a big addition for the upcoming season as there are multiple reports that the Broncos have added on an international player. Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman reported that Robin Jorch has joined the Broncos...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Turned Down Former Baylor, Boise State Player Convicted Of Assault

Controversy has been swirling over the campus of Baylor University following the conviction of football player Sam Ukwuachu for the assault of another student athetle in 2013. Bears head coach Art Briles continues to insist he knew nothing about Ukwuachu’s past issues while at Boise State, while former BSU head coach Chris Petersen (now at Washington) claims he told the school...
Via Gamedayr
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Backed Away From Taking Sam Ukwuachu After Boise State Shared Allegations

Twitter/@TimODonnell25 One of the biggest stories in the college football world is that of Sam Ukwuachu, the former Boise State and Baylor defensive lineman who was recently sentenced to jail time for second degree sexual assault of a Bears women’s soccer player in 2013. Baylor, and head coach Art Briles, is under heavy scrutiny for taking Ukwuachu, who had a history of violence...
Via College Spun
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida ‘would not touch’ Sam Ukwuachu, but Baylor took him

By Larry Brown Baylor came under fire last week for allowing Sam Ukwuachu to transfer to the school despite his obvious problems at Boise State that led him to being kicked off the football team. After Ukwuachu was found guilty last week of raping a fellow Baylor student upon transferring to the school in 2013, many wondered how Baylor allowed a player with such a checkered past...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Ukwuachu was suicidal, depressed at Boise State

    Medical records show that Sam Ukwuachu was suicidal and depressed during his final months at Boise State, shedding new light onto the reasons why he was dismissed from the Broncos’ football team. Ukwuachu was dismissed from the team in May 2013, months after he earned freshman all-american status for his performance in the fall of 2012. He transferred to Baylor after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Ukwuachu’s battle with depression led to dismissal?

Former Baylor and Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was dismissed from the Broncos’ program due to his battle with depression and not solely for his violent behavior, Boise State said in a statement yesterday. Mark Schlabach of ESPN reported the new development. Per Schlabach, Boise State officials were concerned about Ukwuachu’s behavior during his final months at the...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

According to Sam Ukwuachu's Dad Boise State Did Not Tell Baylor About Assault Allegations

Baylor head coach Art Briles has been coming under a lot of fire lately for what he may or may not have known about Sam Ukwuachu before recruiting him to come to Baylor. Did Briles know about the assault allegations that Ukwuachu was facing? Did anyone from Boise State fill him in? If he did know, but recruited him anyway should the university be angry with him?According to Sam...
Via FatManWriting
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 23 Boise State survives Washington in ex-coach Petersen's return

BOISE, Idaho -- Jeremy McNichols rushed for 89 yards and two first-half touchdowns, and No. 23 Boise State withstood a second half filled with special teams mistakes for a 16-13 victory over Washington on Friday night in Chris Petersen's return to the school he helped grow into a national power. Boise State (1-0) dominated the first half in building a 16-0 lead and looking like it...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State RB Jeremy Nichols Making It Easy To Forget About Jay Ajayi

When you have a guy that contributed over 2300 yards from scrimmage and 32 touchdowns it is going to be hard to replace him, but that is exactly what Boise State has to do if it is going to succeed this season. It appears that doing so may not be as hard as you would think. Jeremy Nichols, the Broncos starting running back in Friday night's season opener against Washington, only...
Via FatManWriting
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State doing a blackout against BYU’s whiteout

The Boise State Broncos play the BYU Cougars in Provo, Utah today and the Cougars announced months ago that they would be holding a white out. The Broncos are known for having some of the more unique uniforms in college football, so they decided to pull a great response. It's going to be a BLACKOUT in Provo tomorrow night! pic.twitter.com/rtwrBiIBnM — Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: BYU Player Punches Boise State Player In The Nuts While Wrestling Over The Ball

You hear about it all the time--the craziest stuff goes on when a mound of players forms over a fumble. Guys spit, punch, bite--they do whatever it takes to get the ball because the refs can't see what's going on at the bottom of the pile.Maybe that is what this BYU player was thinking. He wanted the ball so he had to do whatever it took to get it so he punched the guy in the nuts...
Via FatManWriting
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: BYU OL punches Boise State player in groin

A BYU player recently delivered the biggest cheap shot of the 2015 college football season thus far. During Saturday night’s Boise State-BYU game at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU offensive lineman Ului Lapuaho battled for a loose ball with Boise State safety Chanceller James. Lapuaho wasn’t able to recover the ball, so instead, he punched James right in the groin. No team...
Via The Sports Daily
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU player socks Boise State opponent in the nuts

Football at any level can be a dirty sport. We have heard horror stories of what happens when players are fighting for possession of the ball. On Saturday, BYU lineman Ului Lapuaho, got sick of one opponent attempting to rip the ball from his hands. Check out the video below courtesy of Brandon Spiegel. Maybe Lapuaho went too far going after someone’s manhood, but do you blame...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

OL Ului Lapuaho Won’t Be Suspended By BYU For Saturday’s Below-The-Belt Punch

BYU offensive lineman Ului Lapuaho was caught on camera punching a Boise State player in the privates during his team’s win Saturday night.  The footage drew plenty of reaction on social media nationwide.  Today, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said Lapuaho had been punished by the team but wouldn’t miss any game action. Bronco says OL Ului Lapuaho has had internal team...
Via College Spun
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State: Can their two quarterback system work?

Boise State football faced off against Idaho State on Friday. Boise won 52-0 but lost quarterback Ryan Finley due to an injury during the game. Finley sustained a fracture to a bone in his right ankle. The team expects Finley to be out for eight weeks while he recovers. Should Finley not return this season they will have the option to give him another year of eligibility. Both Thomas...
Via isportsweb.com
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

What is going wrong at Virginia?

The story of the Boise State Broncos got more interesting on Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia. A team with a new quarterback (Brett Rypien), due to an injury to the previous one (Ryan Finley), looked very strong in a road game played two time zones away from Idaho. However, it’s a little too early to say what kind of team Boise State will be. The Broncos certainly played...
Via The Student Section
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boise State Pulls Off The Trick Play Of Trick Plays Against Hawaii

This is one of those plays where it is hard the defense is going to look really bad no matter what. Say that it was the fake fumble causing everyone to get sucked in that made him so open, and you have to wonder why in the heck they fell for it so bad. If it wasn't the fake then the Hawaii secondary must have had a few mai tais before the game to let man get this wide open.You can...
Via FatManWriting
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Boise State fakes out Hawaii defense for wide open TD

This one flew under the radar last night because of how late the game was played but it deserves to be watch. The kings of trickeration are at it again and it’s executed to perfection…. #SCTop10 Boise State fakes out the Hawaii Warrior defense. pic.twitter.com/uAH8pE2Q5k — Bronco Nation News (@BNNBroncoNation) October 4, 2015
Via The Student Section
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State football stuns Hawai’i

Boise State football is 4-1 after their shutout against Hawai’i Saturday. Brett Rypien lead the team to a 55-0 win on the blue. Rypien and the Bronco’s offense dominated the time on the field in their Mountain West conference opener. Oct 3, 2015; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos running back Kelsey Young (39) celebrates in the end zone during the first half against Hawaii...
Via isportsweb.com
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State guard Malek Harwell to redshirt after torn ACL

The Boise State Broncos men’s basketball team has suffered a major loss before the season could even begin. According to a report from the Idaho Statesman, freshman guard Malek Harwell will redshirt this season after sustaining a torn ACL during practice earlier this week. Harwell was expected to play a major role for the Broncos during the 2015-16 college basketball season, but...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boise State Offensive Line Makes It Easy For RB Jeremy McNichols On 56-Yard Touchdown Run

Offensive linemen never get the recognition they deserve for the hard work they do creating holes for their running back and protecting the quarterback. That is, until they get to the NFL and their running backs and quarterbacks start buying them little gifts of appreciation. That can't happen in college though, but Boise State running back Jeremy Nichols should still try to figure...
Via FatManWriting
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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