The Game of Garretson: What 2013 has in store for Bronco athletics

New year. New semester. New outlook? Perhaps, whether it’s a specific resolution you’re “valiantly” attempting to achieve or even a fresh mentality on tackling the academic obstacles that lay ahead. But a new outlook for Boise State athletics is in order, and for all the right reasons.

Plenty of nationally recognized programs have surfaced here on campus, some more noticeable than others, but all giving a brand representation of noteworthy scholar athletes dawning the blue and orange jerseys.

The men’s basketball team, who currently hold a 13-4 overall record and have been giving their Mountain West competition quality basketball, despite a 1-2 conference record thus far.

With the current strides Head Coach Leon Rice has made into his third year have been more than noticeable, whether it’s the quality of play or the numbers in the stands. Wash away the memory of the Broncos’ tough loss in the Mountain West conference title to the Aztecs last season and look forward for a possible NCAA tournament birth.

Let’s not forget the men’s wrestling team placing second in the Pac-12 tournament last season and are currently on a four-match win streak.

Or men’s tennis looking to repeat their Mountain West tournament title as their season commences. Even women’s gymnastics look to create momentum with their solid opening win over Utah State.

And for the university’s most established program, Bronco Nation should definitely stay tuned to the spring football practices and start to buy into the idea last season’s team offers plenty of promise for the 2013 year.

Even if I didn’t have the column space to highlight every Bronco varsity sport, each rising program is fostering their own success.

Boise State athletics seems to be coasting with the current in its reputable blue sail as it makes headlines and television screens in the new year. A permanent (and I say that loosely) home in the Mountain West as well as heightened national exposure, revenue and fan representation highlight the right trail the Broncos are
trotting in.

About the author  ⁄ John Garretson

John Garretson

John Garretson enters his first year as The Arbiter's Sports Editor. A junior Communication student pursuing a Certificate of Public Relations, Garretson is also Boise State PRSSA's Director of Publicity. Check him out on Twitter at @John_Garretson and stay tuned for this season's Arbiter Sports Talk.