Watkins' screen helped free Elorriaga; More notes from Boise State's win at Wyoming

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Boise State topped previously undefeated Wyoming 63-61 on Jeff Elorriaga's 3-pointer as time expired Wednesday night in Laramie. Wyoming entered the game 13-0 and ranked No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches' poll. It was the Mountain West opener for both teams.

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Four Boise State basketball players suspended for Mountain West opener

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Four Boise State basketball players, including leading scorer Derrick Marks, have been suspended indefinitely by coach Leon Rice.

Marks, top reserves Mikey Thompson and Kenny Buckner and backup big man Darrious Hamilton did not make the trip to Laramie for the Mountain West opener against undefeated Wyoming.

Mountain West in daily contact with San Diego State, not the case with BYU

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Mountain West and San Diego State are having daily conversations about the Aztecs' football future, Commissioner Craig Thompson told the Idaho Statesman on Friday.

Thompson said the league's conversations with BYU are not on that level.

Navy AD calls Boise State deal 'outrageous,' says 'Boise wasn’t worth it' to Big East

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State's demands of the Big East were "outrageous and unprecedented," Navy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk told the Capital Gazette.

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Mountain West to pay up to $3 million in Boise State exit fees

By Brian Murphy
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Future BCS appearances would be windfall for Boise State

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State has reached two Bowl Championship Series games since head coach Chris Petersen took over the football program in 2006, bringing the Broncos fame, acclaim and some extra money.

A third BCS game — or an appearance in the BCS' successor — could bring a whole lot more money.

Boise State to remain in Mountain West, not join Big East

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State will remain in the Mountain West in all sports and will not join the Big East, the school and league announced Monday afternoon.

Boise State tops New Orleans in men's basketball

By Brian murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

LAS VEGAS — The Boise State men's basketball team raced out to a huge first-half lead and topped New Orleans 67-51 at the Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon.

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Boise State 28, Washington 26 (final)

By Brian Murphy and Chadd Cripe
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com & ccripe@idahostatesman.com

LAS VEGAS — Boise State senior kicker Michael Frisina booted a 27-yard
field goal with 1 minute, 16 seconds left Saturday afternoon at Sam
Boyd Stadium to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory over
Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.

Reports: Mountain West restructures TV deal, is bidding to hold onto Boise State

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

LAS VEGAS — On the eve of its final game as a member of the Mountain West, Boise State is once again dealing with questions and speculation about its future conference home.

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