Football http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Boise State Ends Lawsuit With The American Athletic Conference For $2.3 M http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-ends-lawsuit-american-athletic-conference-23-m <div><p>Boise State University says it has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the American Athletic Conference as a negotiated exit fee, ending long-running litigation.</p><p></p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2011, Boise State had planned to become a football-only member of the Big East conference, as it was called then. But after the conference broke apart Boise State chose to keep most of its sports teams in the Mountain West Conference.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:01:26 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 48223 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Ends Lawsuit With The American Athletic Conference For $2.3 M Football And Concussions: An Interview With 'League Of Denial' Author Steve Fainaru http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/football-and-concussions-interview-league-denial-author-steve-fainaru <p> "<em>This program is an encore and was originally broadcast in November of 2013"</em></p><p>“Iron Mike” Webster was one of the most revered and beloved Pittsburgh Steelers of all time. The Hall of Fame center was a tough, hardworking and disciplined player who gave everything he had to football.</p><p>But after retiring from the NFL in 1990, he suffered a severe decline in both physical and mental health. When he died 12 years later at age 50, his body made one of its most significant contributions to the sport, and to the fellow players he loved.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Bob Kustra 35567 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Football And Concussions: An Interview With 'League Of Denial' Author Steve Fainaru Boise State's Football Field To Be Renamed 'Albertsons Stadium' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-states-football-field-be-renamed-albertsons-stadium <p></p><p>Boise State University has announced a $12.5 million, 15-year deal to change the name of the school's blue-turf football stadium from Bronco Stadium to Albertsons Stadium.</p><p>School President Bob Kustra made the announcement Wednesday morning at the stadium along with Albertsons CEO Bob Miller.</p><p>Miller says he can't wait for the first football game of the season when the stadium will be adorned with the new name.</p><p>The stadium is notable for its blue turf where the Boise State Broncos play.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:25:49 +0000 Associated Press 45704 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State's Football Field To Be Renamed 'Albertsons Stadium' Boise State's New Head Football Coach Says "It's Great To Be Home" http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-states-new-head-football-coach-says-its-great-be-home <p>Bryan Harsin was formally introduced as the new head football coach of Boise State’s Broncos Friday. The 37-year-old has a long history with the Broncos. He was a quarterback for the team in the late 1990s and was then an assistant coach from 2001 to 2010. Harsin was also an offensive coordinator under former head coach Chris Peterson from 2006 to 2010.</p><p></p><p>“It feels great to be home,” Harsin told the crowd at a press conference Friday. “It’s truly a privilege and an honor to stand here before you today as the next head coach of Boise State.”</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:32:29 +0000 Sadie Babits 36934 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State's New Head Football Coach Says "It's Great To Be Home" Former Bronco Bryan Harsin Is Boise State's New Football Coach http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/former-bronco-bryan-harsin-boise-states-new-football-coach <p><strong>Update 9:55 a.m.: </strong>Boise State has hired a 37-year-old former assistant to be its next head coach.&nbsp; Bryan Harsin will leave Arkansas State to be the next Bronco head coach.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:04:51 +0000 Scott Graf 36786 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Former Bronco Bryan Harsin Is Boise State's New Football Coach Chris Petersen Says Decision To Leave Boise State For Washington Was About 'Timing And Fit' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/chris-petersen-says-decision-leave-boise-state-washington-was-about-timing-and-fit <p></p><p>Former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen spoke for the first time Monday about his decision to leave Boise for the University of Washington.</p><p>The crowd chanted Petersen’s name as a press conference got underway in Seattle. Petersen began by thanking Boise State, the Broncos, fans and everyone who’s helped him reach this point.</p><p>“People keep asking me ‘Why now? You’ve been in Boise for so long.’ Two things keep coming to mind: timing and fit,” Petersen explained. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:08:19 +0000 Sadie Babits 36698 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Chris Petersen Says Decision To Leave Boise State For Washington Was About 'Timing And Fit' Chris Petersen Era Ends At Boise State As ‘Coach Pete’ Departs For Washington http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/chris-petersen-era-ends-boise-state-coach-pete-departs-washington <p></p><p>The University of Washington <a href="http://www.gohuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30200&amp;ATCLID=209333577">has announced</a> Chris Petersen will be the school’s next head football coach. Petersen leaves Boise State after 13 years, eight of which he served as head coach.</p><p>Washington made the announcement official Friday morning with a news release.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>"On behalf of the University of Washington and the entire Husky Nation, I am proud to welcome Chris Petersen as our new head football coach," Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:03:04 +0000 Scott Graf 36545 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Chris Petersen Era Ends At Boise State As ‘Coach Pete’ Departs For Washington Boise State's Chris Petersen Withdraws From Coaching Search At USC http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-states-chris-petersen-withdraws-coaching-search-usc <p><strong>Update, 12:17 p.m.</strong>:&nbsp; ESPN is now <a href="http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/college-football/story/_/id/10068739/usc-trojans-hire-steve-sarkisian-washington-huskies-new-football-coach">reporting </a>University of Washington coach Steve Sarkisian has accepted the USC job.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:52:24 +0000 Scott Graf 36286 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State's Chris Petersen Withdraws From Coaching Search At USC 6-Man Football Struggles To Gain Footing In Rural Idaho High Schools http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/6-man-football-struggles-gain-footing-rural-idaho-high-schools <p>It’s easy to hear the pride in Randy Jewett’s voice when he talks about his school’s football heritage. He stands in <a href="http://www.camascountyschools.org/Index.html">Camas County High School </a>in Fairfield, and points to class pictures that line the main hallway. He says in the 1970s, the Mushers were regulars in the state championship.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:01:30 +0000 Scott Graf 35495 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 6-Man Football Struggles To Gain Footing In Rural Idaho High Schools North Idaho Parents Sue Football Helmet Company http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/north-idaho-parents-sue-football-helmet-company <p></p><p>The family of a northern Idaho teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game is suing the school district and the maker of the football helmet.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/176UJH2">The Bonner County Daily Bee reports</a> that Robert Clark II and Julie Clark filed the lawsuit in September on behalf of Robert &quot;Bobby&quot; Norman Clark III.</p><p>The lawsuit names the West Bonner County School District and helmet maker Riddell.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:35:13 +0000 Associated Press 33496 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org North Idaho Parents Sue Football Helmet Company Idaho Sports Group Lifts Ban On Girls In Football http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-sports-group-lifts-ban-girls-football <p></p><p>A southern Idaho sports organization has overturned its ban on girls in football, allowing young Justice Prince and Waycee Irish to rejoin the fifth-grade Gooding Recreation District football team.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:15:03 +0000 Associated Press 32241 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Sports Group Lifts Ban On Girls In Football Southern Idaho Town Bans Girls From Youth Football http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/southern-idaho-town-bans-girls-youth-football <p>A southern Idaho recreational football league is banning girls from play, even though league rules specify that girls should be included.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/18PNQMG">The Times-News reports</a> Gooding Recreation District Director Kent Seifert recently told youth football coach Smokey Legarreta to remove two girls from his team after Legarreta allowed them to join despite the local ban. Seifert declined to comment on the ban.</p><p>One of the girls is Legarreta's stepdaughter. He says both cried when he told them they couldn't play on the fifth-grade team anymore.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:07:46 +0000 Associated Press 32192 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Southern Idaho Town Bans Girls From Youth Football Football Partnership Continues To Blossom For Boise State, Japanese School http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/football-partnership-continues-blossom-boise-state-japanese-school <p>Boise State’s football team will hold its annual spring scrimmage on its famous blue turf Saturday. Nearly 7,000 miles away in Japan, the Hosei University football team will also play a spring game.&nbsp; But the schools have more in common than just that.&nbsp; The Broncos and the Tomahawks have an unusual football relationship that’s rooted in the two&nbsp; schools’ academic partnership.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:40:00 +0000 Scott Graf 23894 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Football Partnership Continues To Blossom For Boise State, Japanese School Florida State Agrees To Play In Boise In 2020 http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/florida-state-agrees-play-boise-2020 <p>Boise State has once again announced a home game with an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference.&nbsp; ACC member Florida State will play the Broncos in a series scheduled to start in six years. Today’s&nbsp; announcement comes a week after Boise State announced a series with Virginia.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:42:26 +0000 Scott Graf 21885 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Florida State Agrees To Play In Boise In 2020 Boise State Football Strikes Unique Deal With The Mountain West http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-football-strikes-unique-deal-mountain-west <p>Boise State Wednesday released the details of its new contract with the Mountain West Conference. Last year the Boise State football team left the conference to join the Big East and the university put its other sports in the Big West.&nbsp; Since then, the Big East has lost several teams.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:58:16 +0000 Adam Cotterell 18874 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Football Strikes Unique Deal With The Mountain West University Of Idaho Gets New Head Football Coach http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/university-idaho-gets-new-head-football-coach <p>The University of Idaho has announced that Paul Petrino will be its new head football coach.</p><p></p><p>The university said Monday that Petrino has produced some of the most prolific offenses in the nation as an assistant coach at several other schools.</p><p>Petrino replaces interim coach Jason Gesser, who guided the Vandals during the final four games after Robb Akey was fired.</p><p>Petrino spoke Monday of recruiting young men of good character for the Vandals. “We're going to make sure that we go out and get the very best character we can,” he explained.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:43:37 +0000 Associated Press & Glenn Mosely 17534 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org University Of Idaho Gets New Head Football Coach Four Northwest Football Programs Secure Bowl Invites http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/four-northwest-football-programs-including-boise-state-secure-bowl-invites <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/120312TB_BowlInvites_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>‘Tis the season for college football fanatics to consult their travel agents. That’s because four Northwest teams received bowl game invites Sunday night.<p>The Oregon Ducks (11-1) are headed to the Fiesta Bowl outside Phoenix. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:40:09 +0000 Tom Banse 17505 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Four Northwest Football Programs Secure Bowl Invites Northwest Utilities Target Football Fans With New Efficiency Campaign http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/northwest-utilities-target-football-fans-new-efficiency-campaign <p>An alliance of Northwest power utilities <a href="http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/energy-efficiency-campaign-draws-attention-to-tvs/">kicked off a campaign</a> this month to curb energy use by college football fans.</p><p>The energy efficiency campaign is called “Are You Fan Enough.” It gives people the chance to win a furnished tailgate party and a new energy efficient TV.</p><p>Ty Stober is the initiative lead for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. He explains that nearly half of the TV’s in the U.S. are older tube based models.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:17:05 +0000 Aaron Kunz 15094 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Northwest Utilities Target Football Fans With New Efficiency Campaign Broncos' First Completion Of '12 Season: Stadium Expansion http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/broncos-first-completion-12-season-stadium-expansion <p>Construction has wrapped up on the new, permanent seating at Boise State’s Bronco Stadium.&nbsp; Crews spent parts of the spring and summer constructing the new bleachers on the stadium’s north and south end zones.&nbsp; The $3 million upgrade will add 3,500 seats total, and expand the stadium’s capacity to 37,000.</p><p>Max Corbet is an assistant athletic director at BSU.&nbsp; He says the project has changed the feel of the stadium.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:47:49 +0000 Scott Graf 11387 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Broncos' First Completion Of '12 Season: Stadium Expansion Broncos Again Picked To Win Mountain West http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/broncos-again-picked-win-mountain-west <p></p><p>The Boise State football team has again been picked to win the Mountain West Conference.&nbsp; Media members selected the Broncos as the preseason favorites during the conference&rsquo;s annual media days that kicked off Tuesday morning in Las Vegas.&nbsp; This is the final year the Broncos will play in the Mountain West before leaving for the Big East.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s the fifth straight year Boise State has been picked to finish first.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:55:43 +0000 Scott Graf 10386 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Broncos Again Picked To Win Mountain West