Chadd's Blog — Aug. 17, 2006

The Idaho StatesmanAugust 17, 2006 

— Boise State senior offensive lineman Ryan Keating was taken off the Bronco Stadium field in an ambulance this morning with a broken fibula in his left leg.

Keating was injured during an 11-on-11 practice session, and transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

He's not expected to need surgery, but will miss 6-7 weeks, coach Chris Petersen said after practice.

Keating is a key backup on the Broncos’ line. He began fall camp as the starting right guard, then moved to the second-team line when center Jeff Cavender moved to right guard. Jadon Dailey is playing center.

Keating was a part-time starter at right tackle last year.

He is the second key loss on the offensive line this summer. Pete Cavender, who started nine games at right guard last season, is done for the season after rupturing an Achilles´ tendon during summer conditioning drills.

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Only single tickets and season tickets remain for the Boise State-Oregon State game on Sept. 7 at Bronco Stadium.

BSU put more than 1,000 tickets for the Oregon State game on sale today, the first day of individual-ticket sales. They were gone in 90 minutes, except for scattered singles.

However, season tickets remain available in every category except the family plan, so that’s one way to get a ticket to the Oregon State game. If the season tickets don’t sell out, more OSU tickets will go on sale Aug. 28.

The Fresno State (Nov. 1) and Hawaii (Sept. 23) games also were selling well today.

Season tickets are available at the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office (426-4737).

Individual tickets are available at BSU, Select-a-Seat outlets and www.idahotickets.com.

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Here’s a good sign for Broncos fans: Petersen named starting quarterback Jared Zabransky his camp player of the day today on broncosports.com.

Petersen is happy with the way Zabransky is using his running ability as a weapon, and the way he has cut down on turnovers.

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In tomorrow's Idaho Statesman, find out why Boise State coach Chris Petersen says sophomore linebacker David Shields will make a million dollars someday.

The story is part of our series of position-by-position looks at the Broncos.

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Junior Jacob Doss will start at quarterback when Wyoming hosts Utah State for the Cowboys’ season opener Sept. 2, the Associated Press reported today. The backup job remains up for grabs and is a contest between freshman Karsten Sween and sophomore Stinson Dean.

Wyoming hosts Boise State on Sept. 16 in Laramie.

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Today’s links:

ESPN AP voter puts Broncos 24th: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=whitlock/060817

Ault not happy with Pack offense: http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060817/SPORTS06/608170336/1018/SPORTS

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