Boise State Athletics

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Boise State track and field athlete Allie Ostrander is competing in the 5,000-meter run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Oregon this Saturday. There will only be about 90 minutes between the events.

 

 

This will be the first time since high school that Ostrander has competed in two events in one day.

“This is just a new opportunity for me to explore another one of the ways that it can challenge me,” Ostrander says.

 

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Boise State University surprised coaches, athletes and fans Tuesday when it announced it would be immediately dropping wrestling from its athletic lineup. The school is shifting priorities to another sport: baseball.

BSU hasn't had a varsity baseball team since 1980. Following a 37-year absence, the school said shifting from wrestling to baseball would strengthen the school’s athletic brand and offer more exposure. The great American pastime is the only sport in the Mountain West conference Boise State doesn’t offer.