Boise State Football

Boise State football notebook: Broncos to hold open scrimmage on Friday

Boise State will hold the scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Albertsons Stadium. Admission and parking are free. The Bronco Walk will take place at 4 p.m. and gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Only the A, D and N gates will be open. Concessions will be open. The first 10,000 fans will receive a 2015 schedule poster.

Single-game tickets on sale Monday

Tickets for all home games, minus the Sept. 4 opener against Washington, go on sale at 9 a.m.

The Broncos’ other five games are Sept. 18 against Idaho State, Oct. 3 against Hawaii, Oct. 24 against Wyoming, Nov. 14 against New Mexico and Nov. 20 against Air Force.Prices range from $25-$75 and are available at BroncoSports.com or by calling the ticket office at 208-426-4737.

Boise State also announced the Bronco Athletic Association luncheons will resume this year in the Student Union Building. The luncheons will start at noon on Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 30. Tickets are $15 or $75 for the season, available at BroncoSports.com and BroncoAthleticAssociation.com or by calling 208-426-3556.

Attendees can park free in the Lincoln Garage and selecting “Bronco Luncheon” at the pay kiosk.

USA today praises BSU, trashes the fans

It was a sweet and sour morning for Boise State football fans on USA Today’s website Wednesday.

Paul Myerberg, who does a weekly ranking of every FBS team, starts Boise State at No. 5. Myerberg has been steadfast during the summer in suggesting that the Broncos will be one of the best teams in the country. “The Broncos are going to be very, very good,” he wrote.

His top four: Ohio State, Baylor, Auburn and Alabama.

Earlier this summer, on a USA Today podcast, Myerberg was asked about the favorite to earn a New Year’s Six bowl berth out of the Group of Five conferences: “Well, it’s Boise State, obviously,” he said. “It’s Boise State yesterday, today and for as long as football exists – Boise State will be the favorite to claim this thing. Boise State is ridiculously good. They have a small hole at quarterback that they need to fill. They need to find a new running back. But otherwise they are an elite football team that is just going to destroy everything in its path like a bulldozer.”

USA Today also ran a blog post ranking the most overrated fan bases. from USA Today: “The 10 most overrated college football fan bases.”Checking in at No. 5 is Bronco Nation.

“It’s remarkable to witness the inflated sense of self worth from fans of Boise State; a team playing in the Mountain West,” Mike Foss wrote. “The team’s Wikipedia entry has a section titled ‘Constant Success.’ Wyoming, New Mexico, and Air Force are in your conference. It’s harder to fail than it is to succeed.”

If it’s any consolation, most of the top 10 involves some of the biggest brands in college football: Miami, Florida, Notre Dame, Florida State, USC, Oklahoma and Texas.

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