Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch journey to the NFL began in Riggins, Idaho, where he was an all-sport star.. He went on to walk-on at Boise State and became Mountain West defensive player of the year.
Boise State's Brett Rypien talks about the legacy he would like to leave behind saying, 'Ultimately, it'd be nice to have a storybook end to my senior season, but my legacy is going to be how I treated people in the locker room and the community.'
Boise State sophomore tight end John Bates was named to the Mackey Award watch list Friday, honoring the nation’s top tight ends. He only has three career catches, but should play a major role in 2018. Boise State’s Brett Rypien, Tyler Horton and Alexander Mattison are also on watch lists.
Boise State baseball coach Gary Van Tol has hired ex-Bronco football — and minor league baseball — player Hilton Richardson as his first assistant coach. Richardson previously worked for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Nike has provided equipment to all of Boise State's athletics programs since 2011, and to its football team since 2003. The current deal runs through 2019, but the Broncos announced Tuesday it will be extended through 2025.
College football: The Las Vegas Bowl will end a long relationship with the Mountain West Conference, which includes Boise State, in 2020, when the game moves to the new Oakland Raiders NFL stadium, according to a report from Brett McMurphy.
Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin spoke with the media Wednesday and said he is approaching this summer with the mindset that Andrew VanBuren and Danny Smith will play in 2018. He also is high on Idaho transfer linebacker Tony Lashley.
The NCAA is considering a new redshirt rule that would allow football players to compete in four games and still redshirt, regardless of whether they're injured. The rule would help Boise State and other college football programs use true freshmen in emergencies without costing the players a year of eligibility.
Joe Martarano, who left the Boise State football team last year to pursue professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs, was released by the team last month. He hopes to play for a Major League Baseball team, but is also pondering a return to college football.