Boise State Rumors & News

  • Ex-Boise QB Ryan Finley headed to NC State as graduate transfer

    ESPN "Former Boise State quarterback Ryan Finley will transfer as a graduate to NC State to reunite with a former coach. Finley, who will have two years of remaining eligibility and can compete in 2016, played under new NC State quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz at Boise..." May 17

  • Birds mistake Boise State's blue turf for a lake

    CBS Sports "The human eye has three kinds of cone cells: red, green and blue. According to the National Wildlife Federation, birds have four varieties: red, green, blue and one that's specifically sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, plus a "tiny drop of colored oil that human cells lack" that allows birds to..." May 03

  • Boise State QB Ryan Finley to transfer

    College Football Talk "Boise State’s depth at quarterback just got a little more shallow, which is somewhat to be expected. On Saturday in Boise State’s spring game, freshman Brett Rypien played well and made a case for the starting job heading to the summer. On Tuesday, Boise State announced Ryan Finley will pursue a..." April 12

  • Newly-hired offensive coordinator Zak Hill leaving UH football program for Boise State

    Hawaii News Now "Former Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Zak Hill, who was hired just 48 days ago to coach the offense at the University of Hawaii under new head coach Nick Rolovich, is leaving the program, school officials told Hawaii News Now on Wednesday. While his hiring there has not yet officially..." January 28

  • Boise State dismisses freshman David Lucero

    The Score "Boise State has announced the dismissal of freshman tight end David Lucero. It's unclear what exactly prompted him getting kicked off the team, but a statement from athletic director Curt Apsey signifies it was conduct-related." January 19

  • NC State hires Boise State's Eliah Drinkwitz as OC

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "NC State looked to the Mountain West for its new offensive coordinator. Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren announced Monday that he has hired Boise State’s Eliah Drinkwitz as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Drinkwitz spent the past two seasons at Boise after making the move from..." January 11

  • Boise State's David Lucero arrested for domestic violence

    The Score "Boise State freshman tight end David Lucero was arrested Tuesday night on a felony charge of attempted strangulation, records at Ada County Jail show. The Broncos have suspended Lucero from the team indefinitely. The alleged incident involved Lucero and a woman speculated to be his girlfriend...." November 18

  • Boise State LT Rees Odhiambo out with broken ankle

    Idaho Statesman "Boise State senior left tackle Rees Odhiambo sustained a broken ankle in the fourth quarter Saturday against Wyoming, coach Bryan Harsin said Monday. It’s unclear whether Odhiambo will be able to return this season, Harsin said. Odhiambo is an NFL Draft prospect. He’ll have surgery..." October 29

  • Boise State QB Ryan Finley pleads guilty to charges from spring

    Idaho Statesman "Boise State sophomore quarterback Ryan Finley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Monday stemming from his April arrest. The charges involved underage possession of alcohol and resisting or obstructing officers. Finley received a withheld judgment and three months of probation. He was..." September 29

  • Boise State QB Ryan Finley out 8 weeks with broken ankle

    SI - College Football "Boise State quarterback Ryan Finley will miss eight weeks with a broken bone in his ankle, coach Bryan Harsin told reporters Sunday. Finley left Friday’s game against Idaho State after hurting his right ankle. Redshirt sophomore Tommy Stuart entered the game to replace Finley. Finley had..." September 21

  • Boise State says it didn’t have any reports of Ukwuachu being violent toward women

    Idaho Statesman "Boise State has issued a statement regarding what it knew about former Boise State football player Sam Ukwuachu before he was dismissed from the football team in 2013. He was convicted of sexual assault last week in Texas. He had transferred to Baylor. Ukwuachu was dismissed from the team in..." August 26

  • Boise State names Ryan Finley starting quarterback

    SI - College Football "The Boise State Broncos named Ryan Finley starting quarterback for the 2015 season Sunday. Finley will be entering his redshirt sophomore season. Finley appeared in five games for the 12–2 Broncos last season. He completed 12 of 27 passes for 161 yards with two touchdowns and one..." August 24

  • Emails show Chris Petersen knew vivid details of Ukwuachu incident

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Emails show that the Boise State athletic department knew vivid details of Sam Ukwuachu's violent incident with his former girlfriend, per Texas Monthly. The emails indicate Boise State assistant athletic director Marc Paul had informed former Boise State coach Chris Petersen of those..." August 23

  • Boise State gets largest cut of Mountain West’s record distribution

    Idaho Statesman "The Mountain West Conference will distribute a record $47 million to its member institutions this season, and once again, Boise State will get the largest share – by a large margin. Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson told the Idaho Statesman on Thursday that Boise State will receive $5.3..." June 08

  • Boise State QB Ryan Finley’s hearing, trial dates set

    Idaho Statesman "Boise State sophomore quarterback Ryan Finley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges and is due in court next month for a hearing. Finley has a pretrial conference June 15 and a jury trial scheduled for July 10, according to Idaho court records. Finley faces two misdemeanor..." May 14

  • Boise State quarterback Finley arrested early Saturday morning

    Idaho Statesman "Ryan Finley, a sophomore quarterback and the likely front-runner to obtain the Broncos’ starting position in the fall, was arrested early Saturday morning in Boise on charges of a minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage and resisting or obstructing officers, both misdemeanors. Boise State..." April 26

  • Stanford’s second-leading rusher moves on to Boise State

    College Football Talk "For the second time this week, and the fourth this off season, Stanford is on the losing end of a graduate transfer. The latest beneficiary of a former Farm product is Boise State, with the Broncos announcing the addition of running back Kelsey Young. Young has a family connection to the..." April 22

  • Ryan Finley is Boise State front-runner for QB job

    Campus Sports "The Boise State Broncos quarterback competition now has a front-runner, following a strong performance in the spring by Ryan Finley. Boise State coaches said they will wait until spring to name Grant Hedrick’s successor, but Finley’s performance and comments from coaches seem to indicate he is..." April 14

  • Boise State’s Bertoli left football team to pursue other interests, including flying

    Idaho Statesman "Former Boise State tailback Charles Bertoli said Friday he decided to leave the football team to pursue other interests, including his plans to become a pilot. Bertoli hopes to get his private pilot license this summer to begin logging hours for a potential career in military or civilian..." April 05

  • Boise State WR Rick Smith recovering in Long Beach, may press charges against teammate

    Long Beach Press-Telegram "Former Long Beach Poly High standout receiver Rick Smith is back in Southern California recovering from an alleged assault by a Boise State teammate. News of the incident began circulating as a family friend created a GoFundMe account to help support the family. The funds request page read in..." February 19

  • Boise State TEs coach Eliah Drinkwitz promoted to offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "Boise State tight ends coach Eliah Drinkwitz has been promoted to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, according to a source. The move, as first reported by, was later announced Tuesday by Broncos coach Bryan Harsin. Drinkwitz succeeds Mike Sanford, who left earlier this month..." February 19

  • Boise State, Bryan Harsin agree on new five-year, $7.35 million contract

    Idaho Press-Tribune "Boise State and head football coach Bryan Harsin have agreed on a new five-year contract worth at least $7.35 million, according to documents on the State Board of Education's website. The deal is up for approval at Thursday's State Board meeting. Harsin, who will receive a $100,000 signing..." February 16

  • Source: Notre Dame expected to hire Boise State's Sanford as new OC

    Fox Sports - College Football "Mike Sanford is expected to become the new offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, a source told FOX Sports. The official hire could take a few days because Notre Dame is known to have one of college athletics' more stringent HR processes in vetting new hires. The 32-year-old Sanford sparked Boise..." February 11

  • RB Jay Ajayi to skip senior season

    ESPN "Boise State running back Jay Ajayi announced Sunday that he's going to skip his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. The junior ranks fourth in the nation with 1,689 rushing yards and is second nationally only to Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon with 25 rushing touchdowns. "What I appreciate..." December 23

  • Bronco WR Matt Miller likely done for year

    Idaho Press-Tribune "One of the most prolific pass catchers in the history of the Boise State football program may be done with his collegiate career. Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said senior wide receiver Matt Miller will undergo surgery to fix a ligament in his ankle today, an operation that appears likely to..." October 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Coeur d'Alene linebacker commits to Boise State football

    Idaho Statesman "Coeur d'Alene High football player Drew Berger committed to play at Boise State on Wednesday afternoon, he told the Idaho Statesman. The 6-foot-1, 223-pound senior is projected as a middle linebacker at Boise State and is considered a three-star prospect by Berger said his only..." July 31

  • Boise State football player arrested by police

    KTVB "oise Police arrested Mathew Boesen, a redshirt freshman linebacker for the Boise State football team, on Thursday evening. Boesen has been charged with misdemeanor inattentive or careless driving and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers. He was booked in the Ada County Jail on..." July 12

  • Boise president says he was calling out SEC, Big Ten commissioners

    CBS Sports "For the record, Boise State president Bob Kustra was calling out Jim Delany and Mike Slive on Wednesday. In a criticism of NCAA reforms distributed to media, Kustra -- somewhat cryptically -- referred to “two of the conferences taking the lead in calling the shots for the others.” Kustra..." May 24

  • Boise State president blasts NCAA reform in letter to media

    CBS Sports "Boise State's president issued a scathing criticism of NCAA reforms Wednesday night, seemingly accusing the commissioners of the SEC and Big Ten of “calling the shots.” Bob Kustra spent more than three pages ripping Big Five conferences in an email sent to media outlets. The correspondence came..." May 22

  • Linebacker Pint to transfer out of Boise State football program

    Idaho Statesman "Sophomore linebacker Andrew Pint has decided to transfer out of the Boise State football program. He has not decided on a destination. He was one of nine returning scholarship linebackers competing for two lineup spots. "I just want to get a fresh start somewhere that I can make a big..." May 19

  • NCAA rules restrict fans from helping homeless athlete

    KTVB "Since “A Suitcase and a Dream,” the life story about future Boise State football player Antoine Turner aired on KTVB on Sunday, May 11, a number of viewers have reached out asking if they can assist the 21-year-old who is currently homeless. NCAA rules prohibit most types of help, especially..." May 13

  • Boise State RB Baltazar transfers to Wazzu

    College Football Talk "Chris Petersen and a handful of assistants moved from Boise State to the state of Washington this offseason to take over the Huskies football program. Another individual with Broncos ties has now moved on to the same state as well, albeit a couple of hundred miles to the east. Washington State..." April 10

  • Former Boise State QB Nick Patti transfers to UCF

    College Football Talk "When it was reported in mid-January that Nick Patti would be leaving the Boise State football program and transferring elsewhere, it was speculated said elsewhere could very well be UCF. Two months later, the AAC school has indeed become that elsewhere. While UCF has not yet confirmed his..." March 26

  • Another recruit follows Chris Petersen to Washington

    Seattle Times "It was last summer when Will Dissly, a defensive lineman from Bozeman (Mont.) High, first met then-Boise State coach Chris Petersen. In early December, Dissly felt comfortable enough with Petersen and the Boise State coaching staff that he made a commitment to the Broncos. Even after..." January 28

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

  • Ex-Dr. Phillips QB Nick Patti granted release from Boise State

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Dr. Phillips quarterback Nick Patti has been granted his full scholarship release from Boise State and will be looking to transfer for the current spring semester When reached by the Sentinel late Tuesday night, Nick's father Ed Patti confirmed the release but did not want to further..." January 15

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