Boise State sports notebook: Friday, Feb. 21

STATESMAN STAFFFebruary 22, 2014 

FOOTBALL

Former quarterback Taylor Tharp is the Broncos’ new director of player personnel. He replaces Blake Baker, who accepted an assistant coaching position at Louisiana Tech. Tharp spent the past two seasons as an offensive graduate assistant at Texas.

SWIMMING & DIVING

The Broncos earned five second-place finishes Friday at the Mountain West Championships, and they remain atop the team standings entering the final day. Brittany Aoyama (100-yard butterfly, 52.16), Felicity Can (200 freestyle, 1:46.99), Heather Harper (100 breaststroke, 1:01.81) and Sam Wicks (100 backstroke, 53.38) were runners-up; and Boise State's 400 medley relay (Wicks, Harper, Aoyama and Katelyn Martin) finished in 3:35.77, just behind San Diego State. BSU (477 points) leads San Diego State by 18› points.

GYMNASTICS

No. 16 Boise State (11-3) defeated San Jose State 196.20-195.55 at Taco Bell Arena. Ciera Perkins won the vault (9.90), uneven bars (9.925) and floor exercise (9.90) for the Broncos.

MEN’S TENNIS

The No. 41 Broncos swept 36th-ranked Alabama in the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Boise State has won six matches in a row. The Broncos take on No. 21 Clemson on Saturday.

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