Boise State Basketball: A Cinderella Season Or The Usual Step Short?

One Shot Short 2015. A raucous red crowd in Dayton, Ohio roared as a white-clad Derrick Marks dribbled up the floor. Announcers on the sideline gesticulated wildly while the amped-up home fanbase goaded on their Dayton Flyers. The Boise State Broncos weren't fazed. They kept their shoulders square in the face of unbridled opposing momentum … Continue reading Boise State Basketball: A Cinderella Season Or The Usual Step Short?

New Mexico State Needs Boise State’s Unhappiness

The early stages of the long college football off-season have already been filled with crucial developments. Particularly, in the realm of conference realignment. With the announcement of the Mountain West's new TV deal, commissioner Craig Thompson also announced that it would be the last one giving Boise State preferential treatment. Boise State has been unhappy … Continue reading New Mexico State Needs Boise State’s Unhappiness

An Ideal College Football Structure: Bowl Season Edition

Several months ago, I published my Ideal College Football Structure - a plan for a near complete overhaul of the way college football's season works, coupled with an intensive conference realignment that gets all the teams into geographical alignment. I won't bore you by going over all the details again here though - if you … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure: Bowl Season Edition

Chris Petersen and Boise State: An Inappropriate Ending To A Feel Good Story

Reunion On a cool September night in 2015, Chris Petersen walked into a sold-out Albertsons Stadium. A blue and orange sea greeted him with boisterous cheers, which mirrored the excitement of a fan base that had gone 92-14 under Petersen. But on that Saturday night, Coach Pete wasn't wearing a Bronco polo shirt. He was … Continue reading Chris Petersen and Boise State: An Inappropriate Ending To A Feel Good Story

Colorado State’s Hire of Steve Addazio Doesn’t Meet the Eye Test

Colorado State hired Steve Addazio not long after Boston College recently fired him. While the hire is logical for one of the Mountain West's more consistent programs, the Rams could have done better. I am a¬†huge fan of Addazio and the energy he coaches with, but his body of work leaves much to be desired. … Continue reading Colorado State’s Hire of Steve Addazio Doesn’t Meet the Eye Test

Re-Ranking the Group of Five Upsets from the 2019 Season

Now that we are finishing out the regular season, it seemed worthwhile to take a look back at all of the instances of Group of Five teams defeating Power Five teams, and re-assessing how surprising the upsets would be now based on how each team's season has played out since.   SURPRISE LEVEL: VERY LOW … Continue reading Re-Ranking the Group of Five Upsets from the 2019 Season

A Few Reasons to Root For Hawaii on Championship Saturday

This weekend, Hawaii clinched its first Mountain West title birth by defeating San Diego State in a surprisingly defensive battle. No matter the result in their next game against Army, they will face Boise State in the Mountain West title game. In all honesty, they will be one of the better stories that weekend, and … Continue reading A Few Reasons to Root For Hawaii on Championship Saturday

I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Eleven

It is quite incredible just how fast this season is going right now. Last week saw some incredible turns in every conference, as teams are knocked out of title contention in each conference or thick in the fight for the NY6 Bowl bid. This week looks to have a lot of blowouts in G5 play, … Continue reading I’m Learning Here, People: Five Games to Watch in Week Eleven

Broncos Look To Blount Number 15 Oregon In Eugene

We've Got History Boise State and Oregon are looking forward to a sixth match-up since 2015, which will take place on Saturday night. Most sports fans aren't surprised when the Broncos and Ducks face off on the gridiron (where Boise is undefeated in all their games). But close followers of the two school's basketball programs … Continue reading Broncos Look To Blount Number 15 Oregon In Eugene

Army Drops Close Game to Air Force, 17-13

Sigh, another Army loss in a very close game that we very well could've won... if it weren't for some of the mistakes. And the blame for those goes all around, offense, defense, even the coaching staff. But the game is over, we can't change that, so let's all take some deep breaths. In through … Continue reading Army Drops Close Game to Air Force, 17-13