Boise State football (and basketball) chat replay

Thanks for joining our Boise State football and basketball chat. We had lots of questions about the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas between the Broncos and Washington and a lot of talk about Thursday night's Boise State-Idaho hoops game.

Name the Score contest for Boise State-Washington (with Murphy prediction)

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Chicago Connection "Name the Score" contest is back for its fourth season here at Murph's Turf. Many thanks to Chicago Connection for providing the prize (a gift certificate for a free pizza) each week.

The rules are pretty much the same as they have been, but for any newcomers here they are:

Petrino announces complete Idaho coaching staff

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

New Idaho football coach Paul Petrino announced his coaching staff Wednesday, one long on Northwest connections and previous relationships.

"I wanted to have people that I felt comfortable with, had either worked with me before or with people that I really trust," Petrino said. "It's like a family tree."

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State 41, Toledo 15 (final)

By Brian Murphy

First quarter

Note: Toledo linebacker Dan Molls, who leads the nation with 166 tackles, was injured on the opening kickoff. Molls suffered a concussion on the play and will not return. ... Toledo running back David Flulellen, who rushed for 1,512 yards and 13 touchdowns, left the game with a left ankle injury and will not return.

Boise State tops LSU 89-70

Behind a career-high 34 points from Anthony Drmic, Boise State's men's basketball team rolled to an 89-70 victory against previously undefeated LSU at Taco Bell Arena.

The crowd of 11,210 was the 16th largest in school history and the second largest since 1999 for Boise State.

Name the Score contest for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Chicago Connection "Name the Score" contest is back for its fourth season here at Murph's Turf. Many thanks to Chicago Connection for providing the prize (a gift certificate for a free pizza) each week.

The rules are pretty much the same as they have been, but for any newcomers here they are:

With Big East on verge of collapse, what will Boise State do?

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Big East's seven Catholic schools could announce their intention to leave the league as soon as Thursday, according to multiple reports. The schools — St. John's, Georgetown, Providence, Seton Hall, DePaul, Marquette and Villanova — do not sponsor FBS football and are considering creating their own league.

Boise State to host Louisville in 2013, Kustra says

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Big East will release the location of its 2013 conference games next week, Commissioner Mike Aresco told the Idaho Statesman on Thursday. Boise State will know which opponents it plays and which ones will be at home and away, though dates, times and television won't be decided until later.

Reports: Idaho hires Paul Petrino to coach football team

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino will be Idaho's next football coach, multiple outlets reported Sunday afternoon. KLEW in Lewiston posted a photo of Petrino at the airport with Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear.

Idaho has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. Mountain press conference to introduce its next football coach.

Boise State 27, Nevada 21 (final)

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

First quarter

BSU — Chris Potter 17 pass from Joe Southwick (Michael Frisina kick), 6:12. Key plays: Senior tailback D.J. Harper rushed four times for 49 yards, including a 31-yard burst up the middle on third-and-2. He broke a tackle near the line of scrimmage. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:16. Boise State 7, Nevada 0

Second quarter

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