The Bulldogs are seven days away from officially joining the Mountain West on July 1. GoBulldogs.com will be previewing a MW school each day leading up to July 1. Today's Mountain West spotlight is the Boise State Broncos
June 25, 2012
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Boise State Broncos
|Boise State Quick Facts|
|| Boise, Idaho
|| Robert W. Kustra
|| Mark Coyle
|| Orange and Blue
|Boise State Broncos|
|Boise State Campus
|Taco Bell Arena
| RB D.J. Harper
Men's: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling
Women's: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Football: Bronco Stadium (33,500)
Men's & Women's Basketball: Taco Bell Arena (12,380)
Volleyball: Bronco Gymnasium (3,000)
Softball: Mountain Cove Softball Field (500)
MW Championships (not including tournament championships for those sports that crown both a regular season and tournament championship):
Men's Tennis: 1 (2012)
Ralph Peterson: Class of 1965, President of CH2M HILL; former advisor to President Bill Clinton
Steve Appleton: Class of 1983, Chairman and CEO of Micron Technology
Jack Kane: Class of 1970, Managing Director of Duff & Phelps Corp. in New York; former Major General in the U.S. Army
Butch Otter: Class of 1964, Current Governor of Idaho; former U.S. Congressman and four-term Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
Edward Lodge: Class of 1955, Federal Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
Michael Hoffman: Class of 1974, Rhodes Scholar; Hollywood director of 13 movies, including several Oscar-winning titles
Earl Boen: Class of 1961, Hollywood actor with roles in over 50 films and 400 televisions appearances, including Naked Gun, the Terminator series, Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, LA Law, and The Wonder Years
Gary L. Bennett: Class of 1960, Former manager at NASA; worked on the Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and New Horizons missions
Ryan Clady, NFL player, two-time All-Pro tackle
Larry Jackson, former MLB player, five-time All-Star
Gus Johnson, former NBA player, five-time All-Star
Dee Pickett, former professional rodeo rider; Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association national and world champion
Renward Wells, two-time Olympic sprinter
Dave Wilcox, former NFL player, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
2007: The football team won the Fiesta Bowl by upsetting Oklahoma 43-42 in an overtime thriller. Boise State scored on a trick play with seven seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to send it into overtime and won with another trick play on a two-point conversion.
2010: Football won the Fiesta Bowl by defeating TCU 17-10.
1974: Bill Shaw won the Men's Skiing National Championship in the slalom.
2004 & 2005: Gabe Wallin won back-to-back NCAA Track & Field Championships in the javelin.
2012: Kurt Felix won the decathlon at the NCAA Track & Field Championships.
The 2007 Fiesta Bowl won the 2007 Best Game ESPY Award and the game's final play won the 2007 Best Play ESPY Award.
Blue turf was first installed in Bronco Stadium in 1986 and is the only non-green playing surface in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
The Boise State football team owns the nation's highest winning percentage since 1997. The Broncos have gone 157-33 (.826) in the last 15 years.
In 2011, citing a "competitive advantage," the Mountain West Conference banned Boise State from wearing their all-blue uniforms for home conference games as a condition of joining the conference.
Fresno State-Boise State Classic:
Nov. 2, 1996 - Fresno State defeated Boise State 41-7 that day to give Bulldog coach Jim Sweeney his 200th career college coaching victory. Fresno State's offense rank up 544 yards of total offense in the win and intercepted three Bronco passes. Bulldog running back Michael Pittman ran for a career-high 212 yards and one touchdown.
|Fresno State's Series History with Boise State|
||10-4, Boise State leads
||Oct. 7, 2011 - Boise St. 57, FS 7 in Fresno, Calif.
||16-15, Boise State leads
||Jan. 2, 2012 - FS 72, BSU 59 in Fresno, Calif.
||17-9, Fresno State leads leads
||Feb. 17, 2011 - FS 75, BSU 57 in Boise, Idaho
||17-7, Fresno State leads
||Oct. 25, 2010 - FS 3, BSU 2 in Boise, Idaho
||9-4, Fresno State leads
||May 13, 2011 - FS 3, BSU 2 in Fresno, Calif. (2011 WAC Tournament)
||9-4, Fresno State leads
|| Apri 30, 2011 - FS 4, BSU 3 in Boise, Idaho (2011 WAC Championships)
||16-8, Fresno State leads
||March 31, 2012 - BSU 4, Fresno State 3 in Boise, Idaho
||6-4-2, Fresno State leads
||Oct. 29, 2010 - FS 2, BSU 2 (2OT) - tied in Boise, Idaho