NCAA grants sixth year of eligibility to Boise State tailback D.J. Harper

By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State tailback D.J. Harper has received his sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, the school announced Tuesday on Twitter.

The NCAA generally gives athletes five years to complete four years of competition. However, there is an exception available if an athlete misses two seasons because of injury.

Harper has played in each of the past five seasons but in 2009 and 2010 he only appeared in three games. The NCAA allows for a medical hardship if a player competes in less than 30 percent of games.

Harper is the projected starter for 2012. He was expected to get his extra year all along, which is why he was not honored on Senior Day. Harper has scored 25 touchdowns in his career and rushed for 1,642 yards.

Boise State has not made any announcement about offensive lineman Cory Yriarte, who also is expected to receive a sixth year. Yriarte missed two full seasons and seems like a clearer case for a sixth year than Harper.

Both players tore the same anterior cruciate ligament twice.



§ Extra bonuses

to go along with what looks like a great recruiting class. These two seniors will be counted on for big contributions.

Go Broncos and Go Signing Day!


A very mediocre class to say the least. Please they are the type of players this coach recruits sound familiar-were they vetted?

§ Right on time

Very astute.
Now would be a good time to call Mel Kiper and the other draft experts.
Don't forget to cite your scouting reports.
Looks as if your wealth of knowledge would be greatly depreciated.


At least the original weisberg

could generate a chuckle with 3rd grade writing.....

V2.0 is a poor excuse for V1.0

§ Yep, there was the one and only.

This one is like a cheap Bradley GT.

What is a Bradley GT?


Websites: Everytime you get it the way you're comfortable with somebody gives a monkey a rock, bottle and a dollar.

You're funny.

Not necessarily entertaining...but funny.

Has he graduated?

Beat writer-do the homework.


Doesn't matter if he has graduated or not other than if he has graduated he will then be enrolled degree seeking in a Master's Program. Kellen graduated last year and was a Master's student this season.

Relax and stop trying to always find fault. Since it's not necessary for the story, only nice to have, it's not necessarily his homework to do.

Masters Program in what?

It does matter if he graduates- did he go to class-five years is plenty of time to get a degree for a full-time student.

No he has not graduated. In

No he has not graduated. In fact he is currently taking Freshman level english this semester.


Wonder if he's re-taking it to raise his GPA?



Websites: Everytime you get it the way you're comfortable with somebody gives a monkey a rock, bottle and a dollar.

Dumb & Dumber

Couple of dumb foolball jocks



Really, blkshoe946, you're going to start this again?

Really, blkshoe946? Are you that starved for attention? Well, I'll give you some attention. Behind your keyboard, you're posting very disparaging remarks about two people. They do not know you. You do not know them. You are not entitled to talk trash about them. You call them dumb. Really? They seem to have worked hard enough and are smart enough to have earned full scholarships to a very good university. What have you done? Yeah, that's what I thought. Jackdiddly. Step up if I'm wrong. Be brave. Tell us about yourself and accomplishments. You're talking about two very real people. Tell them to their faces when they attend school. Come on. You can take time away from your keyboard.

blackshoe is nothing

but a pathetic loser.

That's a lot of work

to rehab a knee twice and still keep playing ball. I'm Glad DJ made it through the season and is coming back for another year. I imagine that he had to remain academically eligible for the past five years and into season number six. That's not something some athletes are willing to do. Glad to have you around for another year.

Haters will always hate

Noone spoke up and attacked when Case Keenum was given an extra year, why do we see the vitriol and personal attacks on DJ. Very good young man and deserves the chance to continue playing....will be great to have him as aBronco next year....could even lead the conference in rushing, very fast very tough

Attention all Jackdiddlies!!!!

Hillbillies everywhere...UNITE!!!!!

DJ Harper is playing another season in Bronco Blue...yippie!!!

LOL!!! not that it will matter at all...the recruits are thin and the QB is weak with a DIII arm at best...

Yep the cupboard is pretty bare...oh well...nothing new right corn cobbs...just another opportunity for Coach Pete to coach em up!! LOL!!!!!

Poor Bcluck

Can you say Major Recruiting Violations?

Answer me this, is $105,000.00 a little much to pay lawyers for one little Street Agent?

Just Think

Just think how annoying this fool would be if his ducks could actually ever beat BSU. He talks this much stupid when they lose, there would be no stopping his slack jaw if they could find away to beat such an inferior team.
It is truly great how much respect you show the team by giving them so much of your time, because of coarse if they were really no good you would not spend any time thinking about them, yet they seem to consume you. That is truly worth a laugh, not with you but at you.

It seems that all of the irrelivant ...

posters have chimed in today. Yawn..... scroll down.

Thanks to all the other posters for keeping the conversation going in the midst of the drivel.

Look "who"'s talking!

"who", compare the length of your post compared the one you were responding to. LMAO that you were complaining about someone wasting time when your post was 4x longer! LOL!

§ What difference does length of post make?

who was trying to shoot down a troll. We need more of that.

Troll drool was 57 words; who's post was 100. So what?

Take your LMAOs and LOLs to the jv boards. That's for little kids. Whose side are you on?

On the side of...

Truth. The "troll" spent half the time/effort than "who" did. Grow up.

§ Glad we now have

a self-appointed time/effort monitor to evaluate the veracity of all posts.


And your commentary on commentary on commentary and on and on..


Don't hit the snooze bar.


Websites: Everytime you get it the way you're comfortable with somebody gives a monkey a rock, bottle and a dollar.

Youre wasting our time Dave.

Take your own advice. We don't need to babysit the site everytime a juvenile poster comes on. Either be a big boy or find another site.

You first Jlandon

FYI, a long-time BSU fan. But hate it when our fans make great points but get entangled in their own words. Like the town night-lady preaching to the congregation about propriety in marriage.

Zzzzz...You first????

Are you like 15? Been on this site a long time dude. Most of us enjoy eachother on here. We detest posers like you. Now run along, before you look like a little wimpering itch.

Can't take the heat from your own camp

Feel sorry for you.


You're joking, right? You're nothing but a pimple, bro.

JLandon, find another support group.

Clearly this form of therapy isn't working for you...

§ Sterno

for you tomorrow!

Hes kinda funny

At least he's a fast troll when responding. Nothing more annoying then waiting for a db to think of something.

JL, you dont' know...

who you're talking to. Quit disrespecting another BSU fan and alum and supporter of BSU athletics. The names you call others reflect your level of maturity. So sad...

§ Classic case

of a jv benchwarmer thinking he should be starting on the varsity.

Hownice him.

So you "Occupy" this forum and...

claim it's yours? Reality check, it's public so get used to it.

Youre delusional too?

When did I claim its mine? Davey, probably best to apologize for being a douchebag and play nice. Speak up...

§ It's a new record

for corner painting oneself.

We'll leave it up to the board owner, JLandon, to submit this to Guinness.

The rest of us will be in the unpainted corner quaffing Guinness.

Who do you think you are?

You act like the spokeshole for the site but are nothing more than "Occupier". You words: "Most of us..." and "We detest..." yada yada yada. FYI, I've posted on this site for years but very infrequently because unlike you, I have a life beyond message boards. I'm an alum of BSU and defend them wholehartedly. But I wouldn't expect you to see that since you can't see beyond your bubble.

mdave22....Have You

joined the BAA?
Donated whatever you can to Stadium Expansion?

If not, consider doing so....

Ugly is a Vandal, and I have done both....

By doing so, you will set a positive example to many avid Bronco Fans that have not done so yet, and help the future of Bronco Football....

Thanks for your support

of bronco athletics in whatever form you choose. Money, gear, tickets, etc. Congratulations.

§ The shill



Asking questions that are none of anyone's business. Assuming a quasi-marketing posture that nobody in the BAA would give a hownice about. "Thanks for your $75. Sign here for next year. Now, get lost."

Nobody cares about the guy who still doesn't know where the belltower is located.


it wasnt the Clocks location that I missed, but the song that it played every night at 10 pm that I missed....VNDL told me the answer, and I forgot it again....

It is possible, very possible, to be on the Northend of campus and not hear it everytime....I am not the only Vandal that does not know that answer....Ugly is not the only dumb Vandal with an excellent degree and education....

Idaho Rules, Dude !!!!

Idaho for an education !!!!
Boise State for a good football game !!!!

§ You insult

my daughters.


not true ugly

you can hear the chime on the other side of town. you would be hearing impaired if you could not hear them on campus.