Boise State will host TCU in 2011, visit San Diego State instead

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Here is a statement from the Mountain West about Boise State's 2011 schedule:

"After carefully considering all sides of the issue, the MWC Board of Directors decided to implement the change in the 2011 football schedule as had been recommended by the athletics directors. TCU will now play at Boise State, while Boise State's contest with San Diego State will be played in San Diego. The Board felt the change was in the best interest of the Mountain West Conference and would help address current and future scheduling concerns created by the new set of circumstances which stemmed from another change in membership."

Boise State was originally slotted into Utah's 2011 schedule, which included a trip to Fort Worth to play TCU. The Horned Frogs' athletic director was not very happy about the possible move.

The last time Boise State lost at home was to Boston College in the 2005 MPC Computers (now Humanitarian) Bowl. The Broncos' last regular-season home loss was in 2001. Boise State did not lose a WAC home game (40-0) during its 10 years in the league.

Boise State now will play Air Force, New Mexico, Wyoming and TCU in Boise with games against Colorado State, San Diego State and UNLV on the road during its first year in the Mountain West Conference.

The Broncos also have games:

vs. Georgia (in Atlanta), Sept. 3
at Toledo, Sept. 17
vs. Tulsa, Sept. 24
vs. Nevada, Oct. 1
at Fresno State, Oct. 8

The Mountain West expects to release the dates and times of its conference games in the week leading up to April 1.

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Translation

Translation: TCU kicked us in the junk by jumping to the Big East. As a going away present we thought we'd return the favor.

Hey, Its Just Business

No need to get all worked up over it TCU. If you were good enough to whip those other people, (Who did they play in the Rose Bowl? I forgot.) Anyway, if you could beat them, then a game on the blue is no big deal. Right? They did beat who ever it was didn't they? I am not saying it wasn't a memorable game you understand. I just have a bad memory.

Oh boy...

I think this is going to make us look bad... That said I don't care because thats going to be heckuva gameday!

Where do you come up

with that analogy??...BSU did not have anything to do with this...the MWC athletic directors from the OTHER schools in the conference precipitated this move. Gives you an idea of what they thought of TCU.

Whooo HOOO

Nevada and TCU on the blue!!! it will be a good year!

Probably another "grand planner" jinx

Last year we jumped to MWC knowing Utah was leaving, gave up about 1.5 million in tv money betting on a bcs bowl making up the money.
This sounds like another grand plan to put a jinx on the 2011 team.
Oh well who cares what the "grand planners" do. Hopefully the team does as well as last year.

What BCS bowl money?

You mean the Rose Bowl? BSU would have received nothing from it as a condition of leaving the WAC. Or do you mean a waiver for the MWC? That wasn't going to happen without TCU. As far as the TV money goes, I figure that either the NBC/Comcast thing will put the MWC into most living rooms or else the MWC will negotiate a deal with ESPN when the current contract runs out. It'll work out.

You Are Wrong

All monies except monies gained from a potential BCS bowl game were to be given up. The WAC was going to take some but not all of the money, however the topic is a moot point now, since it didn't happen.

potat head

go tcu

DUH

They are going.... To the Bad East. Which is going down the tubes. TCU is "NOT" enough to keep that conferences head above water.

oh weisbutt

oh weisbutt, ur an azz. you think you are funny, but you don't know turds about nothing.

sandiego state

boy boy nation rocky longs team will wip you nation

I Love SDSU

They came on strong last year and I am impressed. Has anyone else noticed just how good the MWC has become - even without Utah, BYU and TCU. BYU won't make much of a difference given how they have been playing the last couple of years. But I will truly miss TCU. I look forward to chewing on some Cougar tail, don't get me wrong. Let me restate that. I look forward to slapping the big cat around. That's better.

Amusing and Awesome

Should be a heated game and I can't wait.

San Diego and UNLV on the road??

Darn it, I wish we got to rotate these two locations rather then play them both on the road in the same year.

Cheap shot

It makes us look bad on the national scene, like we need every edge we can get regardless whether or not it was our idea. A win at TCU would trump beating them on the blue by a ton of votes in the polls. Oh well, batten down the hatches and get ready for the BSU haters.

Repeat

Been there, Done that

Double Middle Finger Salute

And I'm sure the Boise State Reps at the meeting fought the decision because it wasn't right or might make Boise State look bad to the rest of the nation? If I were TCU I'd take the loss, pay the fine for not showing up, and give Boise State and the MWC the double middle finger salute based on nothing more than "principle". That's what this country is all about and why we told the British to go screw themselves......"back in the day". "Sure........they can do what ever they want to us.....but are we going to stand here and listen to them bad mouth the United States of America?"

lame

If TCU is truly a power house, the should be able to beat Boise on the road. Forfeiting would lose them so much respect, the wouldn't be invited to a BCS bowl.

Bravo!

Bravo, Mr. bluNorange, Bravo......your mastery of the english language makes the whole "Bronco Nation" Proud!

English language

A grammatically correct person would respond first by saying that the word "english" would need to be capitalized and second, the capitalization of the word "Proud" is also incorrect.

Double Middle Finger Salute

And I'm sure the Boise State Reps at the meeting fought the decision because it wasn't right or might make Boise State look bad to the rest of the nation? If I were TCU I'd take the loss, pay the fine for not showing up, and give Boise State and the MWC the double middle finger salute based on nothing more than "principle". That's what this country is all about and why we told the British to go screw themselves......"back in the day". "Sure........they can do what ever they want to us.....but are we going to stand here and listen to them bad mouth the United States of America?"

I can Live With Just About Anything

as long as I know Idaho will have no choice except to back to the Big Sky. Have you read about how Idaho has dropped all pretense of having any pride and have come begging to get in the MWC? Its a shame, an absolute shame. Actually, its embarrassing. I actually feel bad about gloating. Really. I have made an honest effort to be less critical of others and have made real progress. Honest. Just not when it comes to Idaho - not yet anyway. Maybe when they go back 1AA I will feel different - more or less. Maybe.

Huh?

I'm not sure what the Vandals had to do with the "TCU Screwing" but if it takes a little of your guilt away.......and maybe mommy can kiss your forhead when she puts you to bed tonight so you won't have any bad dreams about those nasty Vandals and your gloating issues. Just keep repeating to yourself.....there's no place like the Big Sky grrrrr, there's no place like the Big Sky grrrrr, there's no place like the Big Sky grrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........sleep peacefull and sweet dreams,JLF......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Happy Jesus Thing and a Chinese New Year

Yogi

go find BooBoo...I think Mr. Ranger stole your picnic basket!!

Smile

There ya go......now we're having fun.......it's just a game for gods sake and we should be having a good time with it!

Whew!

I was getting worried about the Statesman not having a Broncos football story today. Thank goodness they came through.

Pretty simple decision.

Not difficult really. A tentative schedule was released and then one of the teams on that tentative schedule left the conference. This created an inequity in the scheduling (some teams only had 3 home games, others had 4). Then you have another team on that tentative schedule say will be leaving after one year, again creating other inequities for 2012 (TCU will not be around to return home games). Now, as a conference, do you allow a team that is leaving to have a extra home game over other conference members, knowing that team will not be around to return homes? Not if you are doing what's best for your conference.

Pretty simple really

Smart Move

That wife beater Dave Tester was raising cain about this, saying that BSU manipulated the system. Hey Dave please don t punch Claudie because of this.

tester???

he's a bigger idiot than weisberg, but at least he can put together a coherent sentence.

There's trouble in River City...

This makes me wonder if TCU really knows what they are getting into? From the NY Times: "A major donor to the Connecticut football program has demanded that the university return $3 million and remove his name from a building because it did not consult with him enough before hiring its new head coach." I'd be tempted to steer clear of this mess...I can only imagine what it must be like at the University of Oregon with Phil Knight roaming the halls.

sportsisfun1960

how do you mean by your question? are you saying that TCU's jump to the Big East is a questionable move that may have a donor upset? or that it may end up costing them down the road or in the long run?

did you read the letter written by the Burton guy? i have no doubt it happens more often than not, but it's comical.

Let's just play

I don't think BSU fans should be excited about this except that we are going to get to see a really good football team. I'm a little afraid that the unfairness of this all will motivate TCU alot and also kill a little of the momentum a team gets when they are home. I would like to say I'm excited as heck but I'm not sure. Plus San Diego State might be good and highly motivated.

What's unfair?

Just curious.....