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Junior Ryan Watkins lifted his right hand and covered his right eye shaping an “O” flashing the famous “three goggles” to the crowd. The 9,356 Bronco fans erupted, setting the tone for the night. The Broncos opened the game on an 11-2 run and never let the rebels take the lead. Sophomore Anthony Drmic led Boise State with 22 points as the Broncos (15-6, 3-4) ran the Rebels out of Boise on Saturday night winning 77-72. UNLV (17-5,4-3) led by freshman Anthony Bennett who scored 25 points on 9-16 shooting. Senior guard Anthony Marshall twice brought UNLV within one but ...

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It’s been a recent rough patch for the Broncos starting in Mountain West play, kicking it off with New Mexico Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena New Mexico junior guard Tony Snell, a 2009 graduate of King High School in Riverside, Calif., played like royalty Wednesday night. Snell scored 22 points leading No. 19 New Mexico to a 79-74 overtime victory over Boise State. Sophomore guard Hugh Greenwood added 15 points, including a game-tying bucket under one minute remaining in regulation, while also bringing down seven rebounds. Junior guard Kendall Williams scored 11 points and dished out a game-high six ...

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Three Bowl games featuring Big East foes to watch over the holiday season. Poinsettia Bowl BYU Vs. San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium: San Diego, CA 12/20: 8:00 ESPN San Diego State (9-3-,7-1) won a share of the Mountain West Conference for the first time since 1998. They finished the season on a seven-game win streak. The Aztecs are just two years removed from the Poinsettia Bowl, they beat Navy 45-17 in 2010, and are looking to get to ten wins on the season with a victory over BYU. The Cougars (7-5), an independent program, expected a better year. After a ...

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The wait is over, the verdict is in. Redshirt junior quarterback Joe Southwick’s commanding performance over rival University of Nevada on Saturday propelled the No. 20 Broncos (10-2, 7-1 in MWC) to a 27-21 victory. The win allowed him to do what Boise State legend Kellen Moore couldn’t: win (a share) of the Mountain West Conference title. “We’re the only team in Boise State history to win the Mountain West tournament and we’ll most likely be the only team,” Southwick said. The Bronco defense has shut out seven opponents this season in the first half, with two teams scoring in ...

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M.J. Mcpeek Senior M.J. Mcpeek was definitely not Colorado State’s first choice for quarterback, as their starter, Garrett Grayson, has been on the injured list indefinitely since he received a broken collarbone against Air Force back in September. He started the season as a holder for field goals, but when Grayson was injured he became CSU’s go-to quarterback. In his first starting game since 2007, he threw for two touchdowns, a total of 292 yards. His efficiency rating is 125, only a single point behind Grayson’s. He has thrown for 533 yards this season, his longest pass 58 yards. With ...

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Joe Southwick stood all alone in the backfield as his 46 yard bomb was snatched in stride by redshirt junior receiever Aaron Burks. A perfectly thrown deep pass over the outside shoulder allowed Burks to win the foot race on his way to the end zone. The 46-yard touchdown pass was Southwick’s second of the game, the longest receiving touchdown for the Broncos this year and gave Boise State a 14-point lead in the first quarter. Southwick’s reaction was hardly worthy of the highlight reel. Just a slight understated fist pump and a shrug. But his performance in the Broncos’ ...

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The 36,084 Boise State fans left Bronco stadium feeling numb Saturday night. They watched as the Bronco defense didn’t allow a first half touchdown but then cringed as the offense failed to move the ball in the second half and for the second straight year they watched their Broncos lose at home, 19-21. San Diego State returned the opening kick off to start the game. “They delivered a punch on the first play,” Junior quarterback Joe Southwick said. That was one of the two special team mishaps that gave San Diego State the lead  before sealing up the win by ...

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On Saturday the last no-loss non-BCS school Ohio got beat by rival Miami University of Ohio. Open the door for America’s favorite BCS bowl buster Boise Sate. Can the Broncos bust the BCS again? The Broncos would need to finish at least in the top 16 of the final BCS standings to qualify for a Bowl Championship Series invitation. Although the Broncos lost to Michigan State, who has since gone 5-4, it was at the beginning of the season and as Bronco fans have learned from the past it’s not if you lose it’s when you lose that matters in the BCS bowl rankings. Currently, ...

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As the snow piled up on the sideline and the kids built snow men decorated with blue and orange scarves it felt more like Christmas in October on Saturday. Boise State slogged through the fist half against Wyoming, taking a 17-7 lead into the locker room. In the second half, scoring 21 unanswered points in the third quarter on a 28-yard run by true freshman wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes a 19-yard fumble return for a touchdown by sophomore nickel back Corey Bell and a 1-yard run by redshirt sophomore quarterback Grant Hedrick, the Broncos pulled away to a 45-14 final ...

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Approximately 2,100 miles from Boise, in front of 25,337 fans in Hattiesburg, Miss., the Broncos offense came to life for only the second time this season, leading the Broncos to a 40 to 14 tromping of Southerm Mississippi University. Junior Joe Southwick spread the ball around finding nine different receivers completing 18 of 27 pass attempts for 195 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. It seemed Southwick had more confidence in his throwing abilities, looking more comfortable in the pocket despite the pressure from the Southern Miss defensive line. Senior D.J. Harper led the Broncos rushing attack scoring two ...

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The Broncos are coming off a huge victory over Miami of Ohio. The Cougars are coming into Thursday’s game off a close loss to rival Utah. BYU is 0-2 against Boise State since BSU became a Division 1 school in 1996. Thursday will be the first time both teams meet in what is to be a 12-year football series. Both defenses look to be in mid-season form and are just waiting for the offenses to catch up. Expect a smash mouth hard-hitting performance in a game that should be decided in the trenches. BYU players to watch for: Senior quarterback Riley ...

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Ding, dong, ding, dong se escucha la campana en el fondo. Una mujer con una linda sonrisa y su falda multicolor da vueltas y más vueltas. Un hombre en el techo de un edificio empieza a gritar: “¡Mexicanos, vivan los héroes que nos dieron patria! ¡Viva Hidalgo! ¡Viva Morelos! ¡Viva Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez! ¡Viva Allende! ¡Vivan Aldama y Matamoros! ¡Viva la independencia nacional! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!”… Clic, clic y clic sus botas chispan el suelo hecho de madera, un hombre en un traje de tres piezas danza círculos alrededor de la señorita. Han pasado dos siglos, ...

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Penn State: What really happened. This weekend the Thirty Third Statewide Investigating Grand Jury released its presentment involving an investigation into reported sexual assaults of minor male children by former Defensive Coordinator at Pennsylvania State University, Gerald “Jerry” A. Sandusky. Sandusky started coaching the defensive line at Penn State University under Joe Paterno in 1969. Serving as a defensive coordinator from 1977-1999, Sandusky was honored with two Assistant Coach of the Year awards in 1986 and 1999 and helped win two national championships in 1982 and 1986 before retiring in 1999. While coaching, Sandusky started a group foster home dedicated ...

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