About the author  ⁄ Ty Hawkins

It’s crazy to think that a sport other than the beloved Boise State football team has seen some of the national spotlight. The perimeter heavy Boise State men’s basketball team (40.8 three-point percentage) has garnered a majority of media attention, mostly directed toward guards Anthony Drmic, Derrick Marks and Jeff Elorriaga. They’ve all had shining moments, up to the almost midway point of the season. Even in junior F/C Ryan Watkins, who has quietly been bubbling on the low, emerging in paint for the Broncos. In Saturday night’s “Main Event” at Taco Bell Arena, it will be Watkins who has ...

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Last year Anthony Drmic was held scoreless against the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge and forward Ryan Watkins’ toughness was questioned occasionally. Both of those issues were addressed Friday night at Taco Bell Arean in front of 11,000 fans as the Broncos rolled to an 89-70 victory over the Tigers. The ups and downs of last season appear to be gone for the young Broncos team. They started three sophomores and two juniors against the Tigers, and although still somewhat young, this team has become an experienced bunch with a tough non-conference schedule that should give them a good taste ...

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The recently formed super team that is the Los Angeles Lakers decided to fire Head Coach Mike Brown last week after an 0-8 preseason and beginning 1-4 in the first weeks of the regular season. This didn’t come as a surprise to most. I would have liked to see the Vegas odds on how long he was supposed to last in Hollywood. I’d have bet and lost that he would have made it the All-Star break. The pros and college differ in many ways, particularly when it comes to who they are playing for. In college it’s the name on ...

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Last year, the Boise State men’s basketball team’s first season in the Mountain West, the media predicted them to finish last place. This season they gained a little ground with the bloodsuckers who hide behind recorders and laptops as they picked the Broncos to finish eighth. Whatever the media has to say is simply speculation, and as I stated last season, Bronco fans should be excited for the product that will be on display at Taco Bell Arena this winter. Third-year Coach Leon Rice had a handful of freshmen last year he had to heavily rely on, and as I ...

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The lines of Bronco Nation started between 5 and 5:30 a.m. across the Treasure Valley on the morning of Friday the 26th as people waited for Kellen Moore, the last installment of the Jackson’s Food Stores’ Boise State Bobbleheads of 2012, to be released. “People in the Treasure Valley love Boise State football,” Richard Levin, vice president of Marketing for Jackson’s Food Stores said. “This year with the class of five guys that we had it was tremendous, and with the success of the senior class last year at Boise State it was tremendous.” Other Broncos featured this season were ...

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University of Idaho (1-7, 1-2 WAC) Athletic Director Rob Spear has finally axed six-year football Head Coach Rob Akey. During his tenure of leading the Vandals, he amassed an overall record of 20-50. After taking another beat down, 70-28 to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, the higher-ups decided they had seen enough. I sent a text message to an anonymous Vandal alum and friend of mine that read: “No offense, but you have no offense. No more Akey, who really wants that job anyways?” His response was simple “Very dark times for the university indeed. I bet Gesser gets the head ...

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The murmurs of disappointment were apparent early this season about Bronco quarterback Joe Southwick. Bronco Nation had been spoiled, they wanted wins, immediately. Many wondered if and when Coach Pete would go with another quarterback, maybe get a glimpse of heralded freshman Nick Patti, after minimal offensive output. Rewind to Aug. 31, against the then-ranked Michigan State Spartans. The offense was dismal on the ground and extra regular through the air. Southwick finished 15-of-31 for 169 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. A few misreads here accompanied by some questionable decision making and immediately fans were searching for answers behind ...

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It’s as plain as day that the No. 24 Boise State offense is struggling. However, the defense continued to click as they ran a clinic Thursday night with a win over the BYU Cougars 7-6. Defensive end Demarcus Lawrence set the tone during the first drive of the game as he came off the edge wtih a big sack. “How about that defense,” Head Football Coach Chris Petersen said. “Unbelievable.” The Broncos defense forced the Cougars to three-and-outs on their first three possessions, en route to one of the best defensive performances in Bronco history. After an unsuccessful fake punt ...

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There are three legitimate reasons why the Broncos and Cougars should be together in football matrimony Travel: Naturally flying is the preferred route for most teams; a flight is quick and easy. When visiting BYU, BSU would likely fly into Salt Lake City, then hit the freeway for Provo. Recently travel agencies have hooked up with bus lines setting up packages for Bronco fans to save a little cash. If the football team chartered a bus line every other year for this game specifically, it may cut some costs and open up some money if they went the bus route. On ...

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The Boise State Broncos hadn’t lost a season opener in six years with Chris Petersen as head coach. Well, it happened, now it’s time to regroup and move forward. The Broncos are coming off a bye week that gave them plenty of time to go over the mistakes that were made in the opening loss, as well as breakdown film on their next foe, the Miami (OH) RedHawks (1-1) of the MAC. A few things have to be addressed so BSU can get more production offensively after the loss to the now No. 10 Michigan State Spartans 17-13. Let’s begin. ...

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Don’t look too far ahead Boise State Bronco men’s basketball fans–things may be beginning to click for this young squad. After losing their first seven conference games, BSU (12-12, 2-7), picked up their first league win over the Air Force Academy last Saturday. The team showcased their resilience in front 3,112 fans Wednesday night as they beat the Colorado State University Rams (15-9, 4-5) 70-69, on a game winning layup right before the buzzer sounded by freshman guard Derrick Marks. “That’s experience because we’ve been in a bunch of games like that, we’ve learned from our mistakes,” Head Coach Leon ...

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