Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State providing housing, meals to homeless commit

Statesman staffMay 16, 2014 

BOISE — Boise State is paying for a hotel and three meals a day for football player Antoine Turner, who signed with the Broncos in February and is expected to enroll in school in June. Turner, currently a student at Fullerton College in California, had been homeless in recent weeks. This week, the NCAA granted Boise State permission to provide extra benefits. Boise State will also pay for his transportation costs to Boise when he begins summer school in June.

BSU TRACK AND FIELD: Roderick Townsend (6,153) and Danny Verdieck (5,379) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the decathlon at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in Laramie, Wyo. Wyoming's Kyle Sullivan won the title with a point total of 6,776.

IDAHO TRACK AND FIELD: Hannah Kiser continued her dominance of the Western Athletic Conference, winning her second consecutive 10,000-meter title at the WAC Outdoor Championships in Orem, Utah. Kiser's time of 36:53.96 set a 2014 WAC-best to earn Idaho's first points of the meet. It was just her first 10,000 of the season.

BSU SOFTBALL: Senior Rebecca Patton is the first pitcher in program history to earn NFCA All-Pacific Region honors (second team). She finished the season with a 25-14 record and two saves to go with a 3.04 ERA.

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