Homeless recruit who got Boise State scholarship: 'I want to inspire'

Antoine Turner will graduate from Fullerton College next week and then join Boise State's football team as a promising defensive tackle on a full-ride athletic scholarship. This should be the ride of his life. Instead, Sunday night, Turner slept in his girlfriend's car. Turner crashed there because he is homeless - again. He upgrades to cheap motels only on nights his girlfriend...
Via Fox Sports West
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Boise State Grad Paints Replica Of Broncos Blue Field On Her Cap

Over the past two decades, Boise State’s football program has been one of the most consistent in the nation, with the Broncos posting nine top 25 finishes and two BCS bowl victories. So it should come as no surprise that high school students in the area are choosing to attend the school based on its pigskin prowess. One woman named Lindsey Lankford, who claims she chose the school...
Via College Spun
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA rules prevent fans from assisting homeless Boise State recruit.

(Via KTVB) Antoine Turner has overcome a lot in his life to get where his now – a recruit for the Boise State football team. He will join the team this summer. However, after losing his mother at age 4, being estranged from his father, and surviving Hurricane Katrina, Turner finds himself homeless until he starts summer school at the college.  After his story aired on a local...
Via Sports-Kings
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA says Boise State can immediately help homeless Antoine Turner

The NCAA has finally decided to act after a lot of public pressure and now they say Boise State may provide immediate assistance to Antoine Turner, an incoming football player. The NCAA sent this tweet on Wednesday after Turner’s story began receiving attention this week: After Boise State's request last night, the school may provide […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The NCAA Has A Soul And Will Let Boise State Help Antoine Turner Immediately

Via KTVB 7 In case it isn’t already as clear as the air around Mark Emmert’s butthole as he blissfully sniffs his own farts into his cash-lined lungs, a lot of the NCAA’s rules suck. When you have players openly admitting that they go to bed hungry or getting into trouble because they want to make a few bucks off of the imaginary value of their own signature, there’s a problem...
Via With Leather
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Approves Boise State’s Request To Help Homeless Football Player

Yesterday we told you about Antoine Turner, as Boise State football player who has lived a terribly rough life and finds himself homeless for the second time. After his story was aired on a local news station a school compliance officer issued a statement discouraging fans from offering assistance due to potential violations of NCAA improper gifts rules. Now, the NCAA has announced...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA prevents homeless Boise State recruit from getting help

Boise State Broncos recruit Antoine Turner is currently homeless and won't be on campus until early June. In the meantime, NCAA rules prevent him from getting any financial assistance.
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA prohibits Boise State fans from helping homeless player

Boise State recruit Antoine Turner is currently homeless. He will not be officially enrolled at Boise State until he arrives on campus in June, so he is left to stay at motels and in his girlfriend’s car until the school year begins. And if you want to help him out, well, you can’t — NCAA […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Rules Prevent Fans From Providing Aid To Homeless Football Player

When local Idaho TV station KTVB aired the inspirational story of Antoine Turner, a number of fans reached out to offer their support to the young Boise State football player. There’s only one problem: under NCAA rules, they can’t give it to him. Turner, 21, lost his mother to cancer at the age of four and was displaced from his home city of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina...
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Homeless Football Player Can’t Receive Help Due To NCAA Rules

Antoine Turner has defeated all the odds and landed a spot on the Boise State Football team, but during the break between the end of the semester and the start of summer school he finds himself in a situation where he has no place to stay.  And although people have offered to assist Turner, Boise State is making sure there are no NCAA violations in the process. Turner, who was born...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons have signed Boise State WR Geraldo Boldewijn

Atlanta Falcons have signed Boise State WR Geraldo Boldewijn. This is a great signing, the kid was getting tons of looks from teams. The post Atlanta Falcons have signed Boise State WR Geraldo Boldewijn appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Demarcus Lawrence: Cowboys 'QB Hunter'

IRVING, Texas -- Right before the Cowboys made official their decision Friday to knowingly overpay for a trade-up to get Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence with the 34th overall selection in the NFL Draft, Dallas personnel boss Will McClay leaned on the war-room table to express his support of the move to Jerry and Stephen Jones. "Lawrence," McClay said matter...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Third Round Grades: Dallas Cowboys

Selection: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise StateThe Cowboys sacrificed a third round selection in order to get to the top of round two for this selection. When it was announced the Cowboys traded up, everyone knew it would be for a defensive player. This fits the range for Lawrence, but I thought Lawrence Ealy or one of the defensive tackles would have fallen to them if they stayed...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Astronaut Steve Swanson Is Making Boise State The Most Popular College Team In Space

Boise State’s location is probably a major reason that the mid-major power wasn’t selected in the last few rounds of conference realignment, so the Broncos are making a serious power move to increase their footprint. Steve Swanson, an astronaut and Boise State Professor of Practice Steve Swanson is currently at the International Space Station has been repping the Broncos hard...
Via College Spun
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Melba grad Joey Nebeker unhappy with departure from Boise State

Melba grad Joey Nebeker won’t be returning to the Boise State men’s basketball team next season. And he’s not too happy about it. A short time after Wednesday’s announcement by Boise State that Nebeker and Edmunds Dukulis would be leaving the program to seek more playing time, the reserve guard informed the Idaho Press-Tribune that the departure wasn’t his choice. Nebeker...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Quarterback Nick Patti receives waiver, eligible to play for UCF this fall

Former Dr. Phillips and Boise State quarterback Nick Patti was granted a request by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for UCF this fall, his father, Ed Patti, told the Sentinel. Ed Patti said the decision was not a hardship waiver, but "a request to waive the one-year residence rule based on personal reasons." Nick Patti intends on enrolling at UCF during the Summer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise St. Coaches on Broncos: The Recruiting Cavalry is Coming!

College football recruiting is, in many ways, a ridiculously silly game. That’s why we like when certain coaches and institutions embrace the absurdity and have some fun with it. Enter Chris Petersen and the Boise St. Broncos football coaching staff. Petersen and his crew jumped on horseback to announce their intent to scour Idaho and make its best Broncos. What  else would you...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State coaching staff on horseback. Your argument is irrevelant.

The coaching staff of first-year Boise State Bryan Harsin is ready to hit the recruiting inside the state borders of Idaho. What better reason to saddle up on horseback for a photo op?Alright Idaho, the Bronco Blitz is coming to a school near you. #BroncoBlitz— BSURecruits (@BSURecruits) April 21, 2014Of course, there is a YouTube...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Jalen Greene using first spring to get on target

LOS ANGELES -- Jalen Greene didn't need much persuading when USC came knocking. "They didn't really have to sell much," the USC true freshman quarterback said. Greene, an early enrollee, was a longtime Boise State commit. He took extra classes during the fall so that he could graduate from Serra High School early and join head coach Chris Petersen and company on...
Via Fox Sports West
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State RB Baltazar transfers to Wazzu

Chris Petersen and a handful of assistants moved from Boise State to the state of Washington this offseason to take over the Huskies football program. Another individual with Broncos ties has now moved on to the same state as well, albeit a couple of hundred miles to the east. Washington State confirmed recent speculation regarding Aaron Baltazar, with the school announcing in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Fans are a strange group

Being considered a carpetbagger member of Bronco Nation, being how I was not born in Idaho and went to Idaho State not Boise State back when the two school played in the Big Sky, add in I was basically raised a meatchicken fan and throw in I live in Metro Detroit so going to see the Young men in Blue play a game usual involves either a long drive or plane ride.   All those things...
Via The Blue Turf
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State deserves a great coach turns out it wasn’t chris peterson.

Great Coaches stay they don’t run off to greener pastures. An old friend of mine and writer here who passed away Thomas Munson use to talk to me about how the ground that Boise sat on was a special ground, that the earth at that spot bred greatness. That the spot where the Boise river flowed near Bronco stadium was hallowed ground that inspired super natural events and efforts...
Via The Blue Turf
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

How I rank the prospects for Boise States next Coach.

If there is one thing to be said about playing great football for so long is all the home grown talent Boise State has to choose from in selecting the next Leader of Bronco Football. Thanks to Boise State University President, Bob Kustra Bronco Nation doesn’t just revolve around the Football team. Mr. Kustra has done a Top job of building every aspect of Boise State University...
Via The Blue Turf
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Harsin & Staff has already won the recruiting war before it has actual started.

Since becoming a Div 1 school Boise State has done its self well in attracting the right kind of players to its football team, and the city of Boise has much to do with that.  If you have never been to Green Bay the home of the Packers or Lincoln Nebraska, you probably wouldn’t know how much more the community of Boise and its surrounding area have to offer over these well-known...
Via The Blue Turf
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A perfect storm is brewing in Bronco Nation.

Note I started this article 10 days ago but as I went through it I thought many would find this just all to rosy, but now even before the silent period has ended one of my high profile recruits has already decomitted from A&M and given a strong verbal to Boise State. With that now having come to pass allow me to dream with you all a little.      While many fan bases...
Via The Blue Turf
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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