Letter to the sports editor: Sunday, April 20

April 20, 2014 

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Questions

BSU spring football game - great weather, new head coach, cheap or free tickets, almost daily media hype and publicity - attendance 13,822 (23,000 empty seats). Is it time to realize that all the money spent on stadium expansion was not needed?

Boise State basketball coach Leon Rice on March 30: "I am really excited for the future of Bronco basketball." Did he say this before or after he interviewed for the Washington State job, or before or after he received his raise? Was he even offered the job at Washington State?

BSU added a women's sand volleyball team, but still no varsity intercollegiate baseball team. Why not?

What is the similarity between the BSU/NCAA football rules violations and the San Jose State/NCAA basketball rules violations? The same athletic director - Gene Bleymaier. Will SJSU name a building after him?

The media has constantly screamed about the use of Redskins as a team nickname. Now a group wants the Cleveland Indians to change their name. Why has no member of the media, including the Statesman, complained when Ryan Braun was called the "Hebrew Hammer" after he hit three home runs last week?

MAL FICHMAN, Boise

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