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John Engel

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John Engel is the sports editor of the Arbiter. He got interested in journalism when he was cut from the baseball team his junior year of high school. He started writing for his high school newspaper and swore he would one day work for ESPN, and indeed he did. He recently finished an internship with ESPN as a radio production intern where he talked to Kobe Bryant and almost fainted. He still works with ESPN Radio's Boise affiliate, ESPN Boise as a studio engineer, reporter and SportsCenter anchor. He is majoring in communication with an audio production emphasis, and plans to graduate sometime in the next decade. Follow John on Twitter: @EngelESPN

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On Thursday afternoon, former Boise State defensive lineman Demarcus Lawrence was preparing for the biggest day of his life: the first round of the...

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Every collegiate athlete starts their career with four years of eligibility, which in some instances can be lengthened to five or six years by...

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It took seven hours to determine the winner of the quarterfinal matchup of the Mountain West Championship between Boise State and Wyoming. The Broncos...

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Experiencing déjà vu can be uncomfortable to some. And rightfully so ­— repeating the same event in a Bill Murray Groundhog Day kind of...

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Boise State men’s tennis head coach Greg Patton is getting antsy. He’s antsy because the Broncos, now ranked 24th in the nation, have secured the...

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For men’s tennis seniors Andy Bettles and Nathan Sereke, the time has come to say goodbye to the blue courts of the Appleton Tennis...

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On the heals of a 6-1 route of Air Force inside the Boas Indoor Tennis Center, Boise State women's tennis will once again welcome...

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It rained, and poured, Tuesday for the Boise State men’s tennis team. “It was the perfect storm and we were on the wrong end of...

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When former Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen jumped ship for Washington, Bronco Nation appeared to be experiencing the football equivalent of the...

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Few things better announce the coming of spring more than teeing off on a par-5 and cruising around in a golf cart. Even though...

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Last weekend, Boise State track and field athletes competed in two different states, capturing four titles and breaking two school records at the Ed...

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After the departure of former head football coach Chris Petersen from the Boise State football program, the Broncos have had some issues at the...

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Zodiac In this 2007 thriller, Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) transforms himself from San Francisco Chronical cartoonist to obsessed detective. Zodiac is yet another bone-churning film by director...
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Boise State head coach Leon Rice has quickly developed the Bronco men’s basketball program into a perennial NCAA tournament, but the major pitfalls of...

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Boise State football may be in the midst of its most difficult transition in program history with the shocking departure of Chris Petersen, but...

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When choosing where to eat for lunch downtown, coffee shops galore entice customers with discounted bagels and specialty lattes to curb midday hunger. But...

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1. Justin Wilcox (Washington defensive coordinator): It was Boise State’s Chris Petersen who was chosen as the next Huskies head coach, and he brought Boise...

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Before any new professors can be hired, salaries can be raised, courses can be added and buildings can be built, Boise State officials must...

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Coming off the second bye week of the season, Boise State hosts Wyoming in its second-to-last home game, and Mountain West matchup of the...

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Boise State redshirt junior quarterback Grant Hedrick has been recognized by the Manning Award as one of eight "Stars of the Week" for his...

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The Boise State football team has a good luck charm: starring on ESPN’s second-best network. Boise State football’s upcoming home matchup against Mountain West opponent...

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Boise State men’s basketball has become known for its high-volume three-point shooting and fast-paced offensive style, but head coach Leon Rice emphasized the importance...

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One week ago, Grant Hedrick was nothing more than a backup quarterback. His game days were filled with waving his arms awkwardly from the...
ROBBY MILO/THE ARBITER - Boise State men's basketball coach Leon Rice debuted with a 77-58 win over Montana Tech on Friday.

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For the first time in recent memory, the Boise State men’s basketball team will have to adjust to unfamiliar preseason distractions. Instead of the...
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The student section at Boise State men's basketball games, better known as The Corral, has become notorious for shouting the common Australian chant: "Aussie,...