Bronco Sports

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This game will cap their best season since joining the Mountain West Conference in 2011. The 11-1 Broncos are looking to win their fourth Mountain West Championship title this Saturday.


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For many people in the Treasure Valley and beyond, fall means the blue turf and Boise State Broncos football. So how is the team doing so far this year? The Broncos are ranked 20th nationally and are 3-0 in non-conference play and have a true freshman playing quarterback. But beyond the stats, what are the emerging storylines beginning to form, both on and off the field? We talk with veteran sports reporter Dave Southorn of The Athletic.

For the first time since 2014, the Broncos are Mountain West football champions. On Saturday, December 2, Boise State beat Fresno State 17 to 14 at Albertsons Stadium.

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Ticket sales at Boise State football games have been declining for several years, and average attendance at games is flagging too. With numbers trending downward, the school’s athletic director says he’s concerned.

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Renowned Boise State football coach, Lyle Smith, died Tuesday night at the age of 101. He left a legacy of dedication and victory within the Bronco athletics program.



Smith graduated from Moscow high school 1934 and attended the University of Idaho, receiving his bachelor’s in education with a minor in history. After teaching at Moscow High and serving in the naval reserve during WW11, Smith returned to U of I for graduate school.