Three former Boise State football players are scheduled to participate in the Tropic Bowl all-star game Sunday in Florida. The game begins at 11 a.m. but won’t be televised or streamed. The participants are wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes (second in school history with 233 receptions), defensive back Mercy Maston (two-year contributor) and defensive end Rondell McNair (limited to three games as a senior because of injury).
BSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: All five Bronco starters scored in double figures, and Boise State cruised to a 75-45 road win over San Diego State (6-10, 1-4 Mountain West). BSU (10-6, 3-2) trailed only once at 2-0 and responded with a 21-5 run.
BSU SWIMMING: BSU fell short of a Pac-12 sweep, beating host Utah 159-118, but falling to No. 18 UCLA 133-128. Brittany Aoyama, Katelyn Martin and Sam Wicks each had three wins, taking relay and individuals races. Felicity Cann and Emma Chard finished 1-2 in the 200 freestyle.
BSU GYMNASTICS: The No. 19 Broncos opened the season with a pair of road wins over UC Davis and Seattle Pacific in a tri-meet at UC Davis on Friday night. Krystine Jacobsen won the all-around title, anchored by her win on the uneven bars.
BSU TENNIS: The Broncos opened their season with a sweep, beating Grand Canyon 5-2 and Montana State 7-0. BSU swept all of its doubles matches, and took four of six singles against Grand Canyon.
BSU TRACK: The Broncos finished Day 2 of the Ed Jacoby Invitational with three event titles, pushing their total up to five. David Elliot won the mile with a time of 4:09.87. Juston Lindsley won the weight throw (53-0), tying a career best, and Courtney Hutchinson took the women’s weight throw (47- 3/4 ).
IDAHO MEN’S BASKETBALL: Trey Kennedy scored 18, including two free throws with 14 seconds left in overtime, and Southern Utah beat Idaho 85-83 Saturday night. Race Parsons scored 15 and James McGee hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for Southern Utah (4-11, 2-3 Big Sky Conference), which snapped a three-game skid. Parsons hit a 3, sparking a 13-1 run that gave the Thunderbirds an 83-77 lead with 21 seconds left in overtime. Chris Sarbaugh converted a 3-point play to pull Idaho (11-7, 3-2) within three before Kennedy’s free throws made it 85-80.
U OF I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Vandals came back from a 13-point deficit, earning a 62-51 road win over Southern Utah. Geraldine McCorkell led Idaho (12-5, 4-1 Big Sky) with 14 points, while Mikayla Ferenz added 13.
IDAHO STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Ethan Telfair had 25 points, six rebounds and 11 assists, and Ben Wilson finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds to help Idaho State beat Portland State 73-70. Geno Luzcando scored 12 and Kyle Ingram added 10 points for Idaho State. Back-to-back layups by Wilson and Luzcando put the Bengals (7-10, 2-3 Big Sky Conference) up 63-49 with nine minutes to play.
ISU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Bengals earned their first Big Sky win, holding on to beat Portland State 71-70 in Pocatello. Apiphany Woods led Idaho State (8-8, 1-4) with 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Coyotes got some clutch plays down the stretch to outlast Oregon Tech for a 73-69 home win. Dominique Jordan completed a three-point play to put the C of I (12-8, 7-3 CCC) up 71-69.
C OF I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Coyotes dug themselves a big hole early and couldn’t climb out, falling to Oregon Tech at home 72-54. Haylee Burnham led the C of I (4-12, 3-7 CCC) with 14 points.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders couldn’t keep up with Seattle Pacific, falling 69-52 on the road. NNU (6-8, 2-6 GNAC) shot just less than 37 percent from the field. Dewton Rogers led the team with 13 points.
NNU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders upset plans got derailed as No. 2 Alaska Anchorage beat NNU 95-71 in Nampa. Ellie Logan led NNU (5-9, 3-5 GNAC) with 20 points, while Taylor Simmons added 12.