Sports is "an enormous investment" for Boise State University, but one that has paid off for the school as a whole, said BSU President Bob Kustra. "That Fiesta Bowl of 2007 really gave us a set of strategies on how we could take the rest of the university on the national stage that football took us in that year." Kustra plans to retire in June 2018. He spoke Nov. 17, 2017, two days after announcing those retirement plans.
BSU President Bob Kustra will retire in June 2018. In a Nov. 17, 2017 interview, he said Boise State University's growth and transformation over the years is perhaps his proudest achievement. He said he wishes he had been more effective at changing how Idaho universities are funded - for years, he's said he believes BSU is shortchanged.
BSU President Bob Kustra speaks Nov. 17, 2017, about the decision to cut the school's wrestling program and establish a baseball team instead. "While I know there's many wrestling advocates out there, they can't compete with America's national pastime," he said. His comments came during an interview two days after he announced he will retire in June 2018.
Finals week kicked off at Boise State University on May 1, but it's not all studying and stress. The university had a group of therapy dogs come to the quad to help students relax and enjoy themselves.
Members of the Afro-Black Student Alliance share their thoughts about vandalism done to their float celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement before the Boise State homecoming parade Oct. 15. This video was released Oct. 19.
Dan Everhart of Preservation Idaho shares his thoughts about and several photos of the University Christian Church on the Boise State Campus. The mid-century church will be torn down to make room for the university's Honor College. Photos used in this video were provided by Preservation Idaho.
Brian Jackson, assistant professor at Boise State's Department of Physics, is using crowdfunding to help the restore the observatory with a new 16-inch telescope. The observatory was built in 1977 atop the Science and Education building on campus.
Dramatic video shows a Dekalb County (GA) Fire Rescue Department captain catching a child dropped from a ladder during an apartment fire near Atlanta. Two different firefighters caught children dropped to them during the fire.
President Donald Trump defended himself against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. "No, No. I'm not a racist," Trump said Sunday at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Boise State men's basketball coach Leon Rice waded through the Boise River, true to his word, after fans sold out Taco Bell Arena for the Jan. 13, 2018, game against San Diego State. (Video courtesy of Boise State)
Trooper Daniel Brennan with the Idaho State Police explains how motorists driving too fast on long stretches Simco Road, east of Boise, might be unable to negotiate curves engineered for lower speeds. Two recent accidents on the remote road connecting I-84 and Highway 167 in Elmore County, took the lives of two drivers and injured others.