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. But the schools have more in common than just that. The Broncos and the Tomahawks have an unusual football relationship that’s rooted in the two schools’ academic partnership.
Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 8:03 am
‘Tis the season for college football fanatics to consult their travel agents. That’s because four Northwest teams received bowl game invites Sunday night.
The Oregon Ducks (11-1) are headed to the Fiesta Bowl outside Phoenix. They’ll play the Kansas State Wildcats (11-1) on January 3rd in a showdown of football teams that were until recently both in contention for the national championship.
The Boise State football team has again been picked to win the Mountain West Conference. Media members selected the Broncos as the preseason favorites during the conference’s annual media days that kicked off Tuesday morning in Las Vegas. This is the final year the Broncos will play in the Mountain West before leaving for the Big East. It’s the fifth straight year Boise State has been picked to finish first.
The College of Idaho’s football program hasn’t been around since 1977. But today [ Friday ] the Board of Trustees will decide whether “Coyotes” football should be reinstated. College of Idaho President Marv Henberg said in a news release back in February several factors will go into this decision including the impact on student life, revenue, alumni engagement and community involvement.
College football officials decided last week on a four-team playoff system for the 2014 season. This move will help teams like Boise State.
Max Corbet is a spokesman for Boise State’s Athletics Department. He says, "I think, for the fans, this is what they’ve been looking for."
College football fans haven’t been shy about their distaste for the current system of crowning a champion. That system uses polls and computer rankings to pick two teams to play against each other. In the new system, four teams will compete for a chance at the championship game.