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Update on Friday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m.:

On Thursday, the Mountain West Conference approved a plan to begin an eight-game football season on October 24. The unexpected return to the field will require athletes, coaches and trainers to be tested three times a week – which won’t be cheap.

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College athletics across the country are in jeopardy. This week, the Pac 12, Big Ten and others have suspended football seasons, including Boise State. More could follow.

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On today's special Thursday edition Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable, the Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck, Idaho Ed News's Kevin Richert and BoiseDev's Don Day come together to discuss the week in news. 

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Boise State University is cutting some of its sports programs as the school continues to deal with the financial fallout of COVID-19.


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Boise State Athletics isn’t a stranger to dramatic moments that make history. Just a few days ago, history was made once again at Boise State when the Bronco Women’s Basketball team took home its historic fourth straight Mountain West title in a nail biter of a game. 

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Earlier this month, Boise State's Allie Ostrander blew away the competition in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. This was her third straight championship in this event.

Ostrander slows down to join Idaho Matters to discuss this achievement and her award as the Mountain West Conference's Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year.

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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.

 

Boise State Drops Wrestling To Focus On Baseball

Apr 19, 2017
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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.