Boise State men's basketball team picked 8th in nine-team Mountain West

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Boise State men's basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the nine-team Mountain West in the preseason media poll released Monday.

San Diego State edged UNLV for No. 1 in the preseason poll. San Diego State got 10 first-place votes. UNLV got the remaining eight first-place votes.

Akey fired as Idaho's football coach

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Idaho football coach Robb Akey has been fired, the school announced Sunday afternoon.

Boise State rolls past UNLV

By Chadd Cripe
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No. 24 Boise State's defense didn't allow a point Saturday at Bronco Stadium — celebrating the blackout by shutting down UNLV.

The Broncos, who haven't allowed a first-half score in the past five games, rolled to a 32-7 win — their sixth straight victory.

Idaho announces 2013 football schedule, plans to move to Big Sky in other sports

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

The Idaho Vandals will play 12 games as a Football Bowl Subdivision independent in 2013 and will move its non-football programs to the Big Sky in 2014, the school announced Friday.

Five of the games will be at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, complying with NCAA requirements.

How would you solve Boise State's red-zone struggles? Fans weigh in during our chat

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Name the Score contest for Boise State-UNLV 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:

Idaho State football coach being investigated for pushing player

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Second-year Idaho State football coach Mike Kramer is under investigation by the school and the Pocatello police for pushing wide receiver Derek Graves during an Oct. 3 practice.

Idaho AD says Vandals will play at football independent in 2013, nearing full schedule

By Brian Murphy
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Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear said the school could announce a 2013 football schedule as soon as this week. Spear made his remarks on the postgame show after the Vandals' 38-7 loss at Texas State.

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Weigh in on Boise State's black uniforms and listen to Chris Petersen's take

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State will wear black uniforms for Saturday's game against UNLV (1:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network).

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