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Boise State Football: The season of Finley

Last week Coach Bryan Harsin announced that Ryan Finley will be the starting quarterback for Boise State’s season opener against Washington this Friday. The season opener is the first time that former head coach Chris Petersen will be back on the blue turf. In this Sunday’s press conference Harsin announced that red-shirt senior safety Darian Thompson and red-shirt senior center...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Petersen says blue turf not an advantage for Boise State

While some college football fans believe the Boise State Broncos have a competitive advantage due to their blue uniforms and blue field, former head coach Chris Petersen doesn't buy that theory. “I think it’s always the guys in the blue uniforms that created the problems,” Petersen said of the advantage, according to Adam Jude of The Seattle Times.The hype leading up to Petersen...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boise State Football: Welcome back Coach Pete

The much anticipated arrival of the 2015 College Football Season has come and the fans of the Boise State Football team are getting “amped” for the return of Coach Petersen. The Huskies of Washington are five days away from their meeting with the Broncos on the Blue. How will Coach Pete’s return actually be received by Bronco Nation? We should all respect the man for what he...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sam Ukwuachu’s dad: Art Briles didn’t know about son’s past

The saga surrounding how much Baylor University and head football coach Art Briles knew about former defensive end and Boise State transfer Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past has taken yet another twist, as the young man’s father has now gotten involved. In a radio interview, as reported by Waco’s KWTX, Felix Ukwuachu has said that Briles had absolutely zero knowledge of his son...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-BU player's father says Briles wasn't told about violent attack

The father of a former Baylor football player convicted of rape in an attack on an 18-year-old female athlete says he was present when Boise State head coach Chris Petersen called Bears coach Art Briles in May 2013, and says Petersen said nothing about a violent incident involving his son.One-time All-American Sam Ukwuachu, 22, was convicted on Aug. 20 of raping the Baylor freshman...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Toughest Games on Boise State's College Football Schedule in 2015

Last year at this time, there was a lot of uncertainty around the Boise State program. People around the country were wondering if Boise’s...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Florida passed on taking Baylor's Sam Ukwuachu

Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday that, in May 2013, Florida "considered taking" former Boise State defensive Sam Ukwuachu on a transfer, but decided against it after being told of Ukwuachu's violent relationship with his girlfriend by Broncos officials.Ukwuachu would transfer to Baylor instead and was convicted last week of sexually assaulting a now-former Bears soccer player...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boise State Broncos Cheerleaders: Hottest Photos of the Squad

Boise State has been a fixture in the college football top 25 for about a decade or so. While they...
Via COED
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boise State: No assault allegations against Ukwuachu

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Boise State says allegations by Sam Ukwuachu's girlfriend that he assaulted her when they were students there were never reported to school officials and accusations of physical violence against women were not a reason for his dismissal. Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual assault last week in Waco, Texas, where he had transferred to Baylor in 2013. Boise State released...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boise State: No assault allegations against Ukwuachu

BOISE, Idaho  — Boise State says allegations by Sam Ukwuachu's girlfriend that he assaulted her when they were students there were never reported to school officials and accusations of physical violen
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
6 days ago

Boise State: Ukwuachu’s dismissal not related to sexual assault

Sam Ukwuachu’s dismissal from Boise State University was not related to any acts of violence toward women, Boise State said in a statement released Tuesday.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
6 days ago

MHS Rapid React: Broncos sign Mathis

The Broncos were quite public when they brought in Jake Long on the eve of training camp, showing they were serious about shoring up an offensive line that had been rocked by free agency and injury in the offseason. But Long never signed and the Broncos moved forward with a core of young offensive linemen, including a center and right guard and right tackle who have yet to take a...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Pennsylvania High School Spends $200K on Gold Turf For Football Stadium

At one time football field were green and made out of grass. Over time the grass became turf, but it was still green like a football field was meant to be. Then Boise State decided to defy convention and make their field blue. That encouraged others to change the color of their fields to something different like Eastern Washington's red.Now--thanks to Belle Vernon Area High School...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 close to adopting SEC transfer policy

In light of the drama surrounding the sexual assault conviction of former Baylor and Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, the Big 12 could soon be adopting the same policy as the SEC regarding transfers with checkered pasts. Per Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, all of the Big 12 Conference’s athletic directors unanimously voted to adopt a rule like the one the SEC passed in May, one...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida turned down Sam Ukwuachu due to violent past

The saga of former Baylor and Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu and how much Baylor knew about his past continues, as Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Florida Gators did not bring him aboard due to his violent history at Boise State. Ukwuachu was recently convicted of sexual assault against a former Baylor soccer player and was sentenced to six months in jail, plus 10...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ukwuachu's high school coach defends Baylor's Briles

August 23, 2015 Ukwuachu’s high school coach defends Baylor’s Briles Baylor coach Art Briles has drawn criticism after a former Bears football player who had transferred to Baylor from Boise State was convicted of sexual assault. Rod Aydelotte AP i Order Reprint of this Story The high school football coach of Sam Ukwuachu said he was unaware of the former Baylor player’s domestic...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boise State Football: Quarterback chosen, now for the rest

We now know who will be the starting quarterback for Boise State’s season opener on Sept. 4. Coach Bryan Harsin held a press conference on Sunday announcing that Ryan Finley, the red-shirt sophomore, is the starting quarterback. The backup quarterback position has not yet been decided and the candidates for that position include: true freshman Brett Rypien, red-shirt sophomore...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Boise State DE transferring to TCU

Despite one particular former Boise State defensive end suffering misfortune in the Lone Star State, another is still heading there via a transfer. In an announcement on his personal Twitter page a couple of days ago, former Bronco Mat Boesen announced his intentions to transfer to Texas Christian and continue his college career. Just committed to TCU I'm a frog baby! pic.twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor says it will investigate handling of Ukwuachu case

Baylor University will conduct an investigation into the school's handling of sexual assault allegations against a football player who was allowed to transfer into coach Art Briles' program despite a history of disciplinary problems at Boise State. Following the conviction of defensive end Sam Ukwuachu on sexual assault charges, Baylor President Ken Starr on Friday called for a...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Finley named Boise State starting quarterback

The Boise State Broncos have finally found their starting guy for the 2015 season and it looks like he could be the guy for the next few seasons in Boise. The team announced Sunday afternoon that Ryan Finley will be leading the Broncos for the 2015 season. SI.com first reported the news of the redshirt sophomore winning the starting job over the likes of Tommy Stuart, Alex Ogle,...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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