New college football playoff includes access for Big East champion

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

If the Big East champion is the top-ranked champion among the Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American Conferences, it will be assured a spot in one of college football's top six bowl games when the new playoff structure takes hold in 2014.

Boise State 49, Hawaii 14 (final)

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

First Quarter

BSU — Shane Williams-Rhodes 9 run (Michael Frisina kick), 12:46. Key play: Senior Chris Potter returned the Hawaii punt 37 yards and Hawaii’s Will Gregory drew a personal foul, putting the ball at the Hawaii 18-yard line. Drive: 2 plays, 18 yards, :36. Boise State 7, Hawaii 0

Name the Score contest for Boise State-Hawaii game

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:

Who is to blame for Boise State's offensive woes? Fans offer their opinions

Lucas out as Boise State women's soccer coach

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle will make his first coaching hire with the Broncos after opting not to renew the contract of women's soccer coach Steve Lucas.

Big East now free to negotiate with all TV partners; Live chat on Wednesday

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Big East is now free to negotiate a television contract with any network. ESPN's exclusive negotiating window with the league, which was supposed to expire on Oct. 31, ended Monday night without an agreement.

The expiration date was twice delayed because of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath on the East Coast.

ROOT Sports adds four Boise State men's basketball games to schedule

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

ROOT Sports will air four Boise State games this season.

The network will televise the Broncos’ Mountain West opener at Wyoming on Jan. 9, their conference home opener versus New Mexico on Jan. 16 and their return trip to Albuquerque on Feb. 16. Another game will be announced next month.

San Diego State ends Boise State's BCS hopes, seven-game winning streak

By Brian Murphy and Chadd Cripe
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

First quarter

SDSU — Colin Lockett 100 kickoff return (Chance Marden kick), 14:47. San Diego State 7, Boise State 0

Boise State football fans weigh in on Joe Southwick, BCS chances in our live chat

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Name the Score contest for Boise State-San Diego State 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:

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