Boise State (4-3) and Idaho State (4-4) meet for the 69th time in a nonconference game at 7 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena. This is the oldest series for the Broncos’ program, which has won 48 of the previous 68 games dating back to 1971. Tickets are $6 for adults, and parking is free in the Albertsons Stadium lots. The Broncos also host Division II Concordia of Oregon at 2 p.m. Sunday.
INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: Boise State kicks off the season Saturday with the Jacksons Open at the Ford Sports Center in Nampa. Field events begin at 9 a.m., running events start at 11 a.m. and the final event is scheduled for 4 p.m. The Broncos will host five indoor meets this season. Teams scheduled to compete Saturday include Northwest Nazarene, San Jose State, Utah, Central Washington, Evergreen State, George Fox, Lewis and Clark, Portland, Saint Martin’s and Westminster. Tickets are $5 for adults, and parking is free at the Idaho Center complex.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO SWIMMING: The women’s team is ranked No. 6 in the first NAIA Top 10 coaches poll, released Thursday. It is the Yotes’ highest ranking in program history.
IDAHO STATE FOOTBALL: Michael Sanders, the Bengals’ starting quarterback this fall, told the (Idaho Falls) Post Register on Thursday he never felt comfortable in Idaho State’s system and will leave the program. Sanders transferred from Scottsdale Community College in February and was named the Bengals’ starter before the season. But Idaho State coach Mike Kramer criticized him throughout the year and named redshirt freshman Tanner Gueller the starter for 2016 in his final press conference of the season.