Boise State still has season tickets available in all price categories as the football team enters its first season in expanded Bronco Stadium.
The school is on pace to exceed last years school-record of 24,000 season tickets sold. The new bleachers in the north and south end zones, however, have increased capacity by 3,500 seats.
So we have a lot of seats available, ticket manager Anita Guerricabeitia said.
The school placed season tickets on sale online Tuesday for the first time. They're available at idahotickets.com. Prices range from $220 to $380, plus Bronco Athletic Association memberships where applicable. Family plans (two adults, two children) in the south curves and end zone are $766.
OTHER TICKET NOTES
Individual-game tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Sept. 5. Season-ticket holders get a shot at them first, the last week of August. Prices have not been announced. The supply could be tight for the BYU game because the Cougars took 1,800 tickets.
Boise State has sold about 3,000 tickets to the Michigan State game and has some left. They are $88.50.
Nevada provided Boise State with 1,000 tickets, 3,000 fewer than two years ago, and they are sold out.
Tickets remain for the other four road games. Boise State has sold more than 500 for Hawaii.
NEWS AND NOTES
Boise States starting middle linebacker from last season, Byron Hout, is working as a defensive graduate assistant at Washington State. Former Boise State nickels and special teams coach Jeff Choate is the first-year linebackers coach for the Cougars.
Redshirt freshman tight end Holden Huff continued his strong start to fall camp Tuesday. He made a juggling, 65-yard touchdown catch in a team session and caught three short TD passes in red-zone work. Huff is 6-foot-5, 220 pounds. Hes a big target down there in the red zone, senior linebacker J.C. Percy said.
The first-team offense clicked in two game-like drives, scoring a touchdown (Matt Miller TD catch) and a field goal. The group has two touchdowns and a field goal in three drives this camp. This spring we did some really good things, Harper said. Just going through that whole entire spring ball process, during the summer getting that team chemistry together, has really helped us.
Redshirt freshman tailback Jay Ajayi has looked strong in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Hell compete for a spot in the rotation with true freshmen Jack Fields and Devan Demas. All three are from Texas. Jays looking really good, especially coming back from his injury he had last year, said senior starting tailback D.J. Harper, another Texan. These young guys come from some great programs and have definitely shown signs of some great things to come.
True freshman defensive end Armand Nance, who was recruited as a fullback, put good pressure on the quarterback in the Tuesday afternoon newcomers practice. It was 106 degrees during the workout.
SPOTLIGHT ON OL CHARLES LENO JR.
Leno is the only returning member of the Broncos offense or defense who started every game last season. He is the right tackle.
Leno, who hadnt started a game until last years season opener, also ranks tied for third on the team in career starts with 13. Left guard Joe Kellogg and cornerback Jamar Taylor are tied for first with 22. Tight end Gabe Linehan has 13.
Leno is trying to get better this year through attacking his fundamentals. He was sloppy at times last year, he said.
Were all about being technicians out there on the O-line, so thats what I want to do, he said.
MEANWHILE, AT BYU
Cougar kicker Justin Sorensen is struggling with a back injury, which could force the team to use punter Riley Stephenson for placekicking this season, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Backup quarterback Taysom Hill of Highland High also has tried scoring kicks in practice. There also is talk of Hill playing as a wildcat quarterback this season.
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