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page, TMP aims to enlighten, inspire and heal people everywhere through the universal language of dance, but also with the modern ideas of Trey McIntyre. “I believe what Trey’s doing is the next evolution of American dance,” said executive director and dancer John Michael Schert. “I think historians and writers will look back on this era and list Trey as one of the defining voices that defined a new era of American dance. He is considered the greatest American choreographer of this era.” TMP will visit Boise State again in February. For more information about TMP visit their website at

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The lights lowered and one of the visiting Korean dancers approached the microphone and posed a question to the audience: “How many choreographers does it take to screw in a light bulb? FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT!” And so, the Trey McIntyre Project performance began. Ten dancers entertained the audience with three expressive contemporary dances comprised of special effects, 70s and 80s music, costume changes and universal themes of individuality and interaction on the Morrison Center stage on Nov. 10. Choreographed by Boise-

based dancer and choreog- everyone. a lot of extra. It says what it rapher Trey McIntyre, these “I think he has a very clear needs to say, so I appreciate it’s dances displayed his visions of overall vision of what he what just very clear. I think it affects cultural diversity, personal rela- he wants to say and I’m really the audience on a very human tionships and gender roles— grateful that he comes in with level because although it is very themes stuspecific in dents can its dance relate to in I believe what Trey’s doing is the next evo- vocabulary developing lution of American dance. I think historians and the overall their identity message writers will look back on this era and list Trey as of it can be as adults. one of the defining voices that defined a new era very worldIn conveying these wide. It’s of American dance. —John Michael Schert concepts, very univerdancers sal so a lot performed of people gravity-defying lifts and bends, such a clear idea and then once can relate to it.” sudden bursts of running and he sets the work on us he really Based in Boise, Trey Mcexpressive movement all while gives us the space to develop Intyre Project (TMP) takes conveying emotional messag- it as we need to as artists,” said its performances to schools, es with each dance. fifth-year dancer Ashley Wer- hospitals and streets all over While the themes were ma- hun. “His choreography is re- the U.S. and other parts of the ture, the messages applied to ally honest. To me there’s not world. According to their web-

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Boise State has had its fair share of preachers visit campus. Some are peaceful and polite to students as they attempt to promote their cause, and some may be viewed as outspoken and rude. Recently, a verbal conflict between Ken Fleck, a traveling christian preacher and a student resulted in violence, as the student forced the visiting proselytizer to the ground in front of a gathered crowd. Before Fleck was assaulted however, another student, Ryan Wood, chose a different approach to confronting the preacher by repeatedly blowing air horns directly into the man’s face. “The thing that really triggered it, was that the hate speech they were doing was so directed, a friend of mine ended up getting in the crossfire,” said Wood, a junior physics and philosophy major. “(She) got hit with a glancing blow, on her way to class, just trying to do the student thing. She couldn’t actually do her work, she was just kind of sobbing over her work.”

Wood claims the preacher made rude and embarrassing comments toward his female friend when visiting earlier in the week, which caused her great emotional distress. Wood stated she was called names like “slut” and “harlot” by the preacher as she was walking by to class. Wood had discovered his friend shortly after, and she seemed visibly upset. “At that point, I thought, ‘this is not good’,” Wood said. “This is a problem.” Wood went about his business, but on Wednesday, Oct. 31, he bought four air horns on his way to school to confront the preacher. Wood hoped Fleck and his associates would still be on campus preaching. “I thought to myself, ‘How would I be able to bring this to the attention of the people who could do something about it?’” Wood said. “Well, you gotta make a lot of noise.” Wood found Fleck in front of the Albertsons Library, drawing a crowd. “It didn’t even matter what he was preaching at this point, because I know the kinds of things they say,” Wood said.

Wood approached Fleck with air horn in hand, and attempted to initiate a conversation with the preacher. “Every time that he would make a declarative statement of any sort, I would beep the horn, and then I would try and talk to him, in the gaps, and if he ever interrupted me, I would beep the horn,” Wood said. Fleck eventually pulled out a personal amplifier and mic in an attempt to talk over the air horn. Wood was not able to use his air horns completely, due to campus personnel intervening. “I had about half of two of them left before the policy director here at BSU, not security at all, the policy director himself, came down, pointed out how what I was doing was disruptive, so, mission accomplished,” Wood said. “I made a lot of noise, and got the attention of somebody.” However, the cause of the attention wasn’t due to any misstep by the preacher, but instead due to a violation of university policy #: 1100, Article X, Section A which states,

“Any unreasonable level of noise caused by mechanical or other similar cause shall be prohibited.” Wood stated that he does not want to limit the free speech of others, but thinks there is a clear difference between

individual expression and harassment. “Believe what you want, that doesn’t matter to me,” Wood said. “I will not care what you believe, I will care severely what you do, and what they were doing was disgusting.”


Ryan Wood overpowers Ken Fleck with an airhorn.


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November 15, 2012

Try Us On For Size Secession Recently, residents in more than 30 states, including Idaho, have filed secession petitions with the “We the People” program through the White House website. In order for a petition to merit a response it must reach 25,000 signatures within a 30-day limit. If a petition does reach the 25,000 mark in the allotted days the Obama Administrations has said the petition will be reviewed and a response will be issued. In Arlington, TX a

petition was filed by one citizen reaching nearly 60,000 signatures on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The petition cited grievances such as, “Neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending (and) abuse of rights such as the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act).” In response to the petitions for secession, additional petitions have been filed that would strip citizenship from individuals signing onto petitions to secede or have those calling for secession to be exiled.

Criminal Justice students place at regional conference Twelve Boise State Delta Psi Chi students swept three of five academic categories, and placed in several other categories, at the regional conference of the American Criminal Justice Association—Lambda Alpha Epsilon in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 18-20. Lambda Alpha Epsilon is a student and professional organization; Delta Psi Chi—Boise State University’s student

chapter—has over 50 members and is one of the largest in the nation. Students entworked with professionals, and competed in five academic competitions: corrections, criminal law, juvenile justice, police management, and LAE knowledge. Students also competed in crime scene investigation, physical agility, and firearms (individual and team).

Having a healthy mind is as easy as ABC Got anxiety? Flex your mind. The Peer Health Education team from Wellness Services will host The ABC’s of Growing a Healthy Mind. The free event takes place on Friday, Nov. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Bergquist Lounge in the Student Union Building. The free event is

an opportunity for students to be in the know and take charge of their mental wellbeing. According to Amberlee Laws, manager of the ActBelong-Commit campaign, “It is as easy as A-B-C.” Broncos are encouraged to take action and keep physically, mentally and socially fit. Take up a cause, be

a volunteer or a mentor. Come join us and find out what it means to be mentally healthy. Chair massage, food and prizes will be available to participants of the event. The ABC’s of keeping mentally healthy originates from Western Australia provides a fun, positive, and simple approach to mental well-being.

Students win Mahaffey Tournament For the second year in a row the Boise State Talkin’ Broncos have won the prestigious Mahaffey Debate Tournament at Linfield College in

in McMinnville, Ore. The team took a number of individual awards at the 82 annual year of the competition, Broncos faced off

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After the dust has settled Amy Merrill News Editor

Tuesday night at the Boise State University Center on Main, the evening began at 6:30 p.m. with an event reception, complete with assorted hors d’oeuvres with the main event, Après “I Voted”: A Post-Election Panel set to begin at 7 p.m. Chairs were available for roughly 45 people, but by 7 p.m. there was standing room only, and very little at that. Panelists introduced themselves and shared a few thoughts about the election before discussion was broadened by questions posed by Nathaniel Hoffman, an editor of the Blue Review and the evening’s moderator. The discussion wove elaborately between local and national issues and the panelists shared the floor with members from the audience who posed questions and made comments based on the topics at hand.

Contributing factors discussed by the panel which ultimately lead to Gov. Mitt Romney’s loss and President Barack Obama’s re-election nationally: Obama reacted well to hurricane Sandy, demonstrating he could be a strong leader in a crisis, but also reminded voters that in the primary Romney said he would eliminate FEMA at a federal level and have states conduct it. “States would have been absolutely crushed by a hurricane such as this one. Just ask people in New Jersey if their state was capable of responding,” Adler said. Women’s issues were brought up by an audience member identified as Jill who brought up three points, starting with contraceptives, saying they better be funded if Viagra is funded. Second, “Stop trying to pass laws about my lady parts thank you very much,” and finally, ”Rape is rape and if I get pregnant from it I better get help and who are you to have an opinion about it anyway.” Messick added she believes republicans lost the Senate based on statements made concerning women’s rights. Vaughn added he is interested to see how the Republicans determine why they lost senate races. He speculated they could sim-

ply chalk it up to poor candidate recruiting and stupid statements and not that their substantive program is flawed. If this is the course of action republicans take, however, ultimately as a party, “They will be hurt again,” Vaughn said. In addition to women’s concern over female reproductive rights, Latino’s were concerned about Romney’s position on immigration. One reason why Obama was able to pull out a victory, was concern over Romney’s comment about the 47 percent, another was that he flip-flopped on so many issues and third, the economy is improving, no where near where it’s needed, but it is improving and Bill Clinton did tremendous work for Obama selling this point, Adler commented. He went on to add Paul Ryan co-authored with Akin on a dozen bills to eliminate abortion rights which hurt Romney with voters. Speculation was made, had Romney stayed true to self instead of moving farther to the right in the primary, essentially selling his soul, he could still have very well won the primary and even beaten Obama, because states such as Idaho aren’t going to vote for Obama regardless, but a state like Ohio may change their vote based on a

more moderate republican candidate. Idaho politics, a look at how the dust settled after the election and contributing factors which lead to a comparatively disappointing performance by Romney in Idaho: Adler discussed Romney’s performance in Idaho, commenting it was poor comparatively. Romney earned 65 percent of the vote but compare that to George W. Bush who took 68 percent of the vote and John McCain at 62 percent. Popkey offered insight as to why Romney didn’t do so well in Idaho saying, he isn’t as conservative as many of Idaho’s republicans and frankly, they don’t trust him and second, he said there is an LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints) backlash. Popkey noted 100,000 people voted against removing the constitutional prohibition for Mormons to vote in the mid 80’s. Essentially he summed up his point saying there is a lingering bias which still exists facing Mormons. Additionally, some of the Obama excitement lingered in Idaho, such as in district 18. In Idaho legislation, Idaho’s position on the propositions shows there were people who voted against the propositions 1, 2 and

3 but then voted for the very legislators that voted for Props 1, 2 and 3. Boise State student Lindsey Peterson, a senior political science major said, “The education props are a really big thing for Idaho. The fact that people voted so loudly against them, like 77 percent for one of them, but yet all of the legislators almost that formed these propositions were reelected, there’s some kind of disconnect or accountability issue. I find it so irritating. People want change, but we have the same people continually doing the same things here. Messick commented on the HP contract which was used to demonstrate jobs in Idaho, but ultimately backfired as voters focused instead on the cost. She felt certain Prop 3 would fail, “Everybody knows a teacher and they trust the teachers,” Messick said. A longer process concerning education reform in Idaho could be a better approach versus a piecemeal approach in the future. But the panel seemed to agree the legislature won’t simply push the same type of legislation back through. Adler referred to the hypothetical idea of pushing the same or similar legislature through as “an act of arrogance,” essentially against the constituents who voted the props down.

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November 15, 2012

Red, white and blue Community came to the smurf turf to honor veterans

Ryan Thorne Staff Writer

Veterans and supporters gasped in awe as two A10 Thunderbolt II’s screamed through the air over the Sky Box overlooking Bronco Stadium, then watched in respectful silence as the two planes disappeared into the horizon above the city. This signaled the commencement of Boise State’s yearly observance of Veterans Day. Ryan Gregg, president of the Associated Students of Boise State University, thanked veterans of all backgrounds and situations, for the sacrifices they have made for our country. “To all the current and former members of the United States military, I am humbled and honored to be spending my Veterans Day with you and your families,” Gregg said. Audience members also heard from two veterans, beginning with Marine Staff Sergeant Joseph Danes. Danes addressed the issue of unemployment veterans returning from the Iraq war, and those coming home from the war in Afghanistan, face in the civilian work force. “The problem is not that there are no jobs, the problem is that there is a gap between the skills required for these jobs and the skills held by job seekers,” Danes said. Danes also expressed the

need for returning veterans to obtain job skills through the G.I. bill and invest themselves in the American economy. Danes pointed out the American government invests highly in armed forces personnel, and veterans should do their part to help the government obtain a return on those investments. “Right now, America needs skilled, hard working, highly motivated, and ethical workers and leaders, and this is where we as veterans come in,” Danes said. Dean of Students Christian Wuthrich, Ph.D., addressed the audience, illustrating the large amount of student veterans enrolled at Boise State. “On average, for four year institutions, the enrollment is about 450 students per campus,” Wuthrich said. “At Boise State University, we enroll more than 1,200 students that take advantage of the G.I. bills and Veterans Affairs benefits.” Wuthrich thanked veterans attending Boise State in particular, for their display of leadership and personal investment in the community. Honored guest speaker, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mary Kelly of the Idaho National Guard, was last to address the audience, commenting on her current role in assisting returning veterans to adapt to civilian life. “It is so wonderful to

help a service member and their family when any small issues come up, or large, but we know that even the small issues make a big difference in how they feel and can be when they come home,” Kelly said. Audience members then observed a moment of silence for those veterans who had fallen serving their country. Following the moment of silence, a small group of red, white and blue balloons were released and observed in silence to commemorate the service of those deceased. Veterans and civilians alike stood in silence as the balloons drifted upwards and out of sight into the gray sky. Then a third grade class of Garfield Elementary in Boise slowly took their places in front of the large bay windows of the fourth floor of the Sky Box to sing “America the Beautiful.” Audience members nodded approvingly, and some were moved to tears by the sight. “We said, ‘Lets bring a third grade class,’ and so I talked to my administrator and said, ‘Well, couldn’t we bring all of our third graders,’” said Teresa Colebrook, music director at Garfield Elementary. Colebrook commented on the excitement felt by the third grade class by being able to honor veterans. “We made scarves,” Colebrook said. “All the kids made their own scarves.


A former Boise State Alumni and Army Veteran displays a purple heart. We planned on being on Bronco Stadium turf due to peared to attend. “I thought it was a reinclement weather. the blue turf.” Just over half of the ally nice ceremony,” said Observance of Veterans Day was moved to the chairs arranged for guests audience member Liberty fourth floor of the Sky Box, sat empty throughout the Kiehn. “I was disappointed instead of being held on the event, and few students ap- more people weren’t here.”

Obamacare uncharted: Idahoans speak up Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. four individuals who specialize in different areas of healthcare spoke in the Jordan Ballroom as part of a Healthcare Forum about the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, and its impact on Idaho. “During the election there was a lot of rhetoric and disinformation, really, about healthcare. Our goal tonight is to shed light, not heat, on these important issues,” said Susan Ault, president elect of the Idaho Public Health Association who moderated for the event. The four speakers were allotted 15 minutes to briefly discuss one certain aspect of healthcare reform in Idaho. Landis Rossi, the executive director of Catholic Charities of Idaho, gave a rapid overview of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010.

Because of the controversy Medicaid. exchange Idaho will enact surrounding the reformaShould the governor in the beginning of 2014: tion of healthcare in the choose to expand, ten per- federal exchange in which United States, the full law cent of the expansion cost healthcare is regulated for could not be implemented would be covered by the the state at the federal level, until the Supreme Court state of Idaho while the fed- state exchange in which declared it constitutional in eral government would foot healthcare is regulated for June of this year. the other 90 percent of the the state at the state level, “The goal of the Afford- bill. However, some people or a partnership exchange, able Care Act is really seam- question where the federal which is a combination less coverof both. age across a Dave Self, During the election, there was a lot of the senior vice continuum of coverage, rhetoric and disinformation, really, about president for so really healthcare. Our goal tonight is to shed light, PacificSource making sure Health Plans, that people not heat, on these important issues. explained the have access basic differ—Susan Ault to affordences between able health these exchange insurance,” Rossi said. government would come plans. Russ Barron, of the Idaho up with 90 percent of the The deadline to declare a Department of Health and expansion costs. particular intent is Friday. Welfare, dove into more “I feel like it’s not really However, Idaho took no detail about the number a question of whether we action in the past legislaof uninsured Americans should do it (expand Med- tive session concerning and the expansion of Med- icaid) or not; we should. healthcare, so the state is icaid, the one entity of But then the only question currently on tract to parthe Affordable Care Act in my mind is how is our ticipate in federal exchange the Supreme Court left federal government go- healthcare. up to the discretion of ing to come up with those Should the legislature individual states. funds,” said Boise State stu- take action in the next The Idaho legislature de- dent Natasha Spratt. few days and declare state veloped a proposal which Medicaid aside, the leg- exchange healthcare, the they presented to Gov. islature still must take im- basic blueprint for the proButch Otter suggesting mediate action to deter- gram is due to the federal he adopt the expansion of mine the type of healthcare government by Dec. 14.

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Open enrollment begins for healthcare programs next October and Jan. 1, 2014, is the effective date of coverage for all healthcare policies. “Obamacare is here, and the Supreme Court says it’s the law of the land,” said Senator Dan Schmidt, one of Idaho’s few minority party senators and a current family practitioner. Schmidt discussed the importance of healthcare for students, including the reason for mandated healthcare for all Boise State students. Federal tax credits could be the most impactful piece of the healthcare bill in terms of what students pay for healthcare. If students are eligible based on income to receive these federal tax credits, the cost of healthcare (not including the Student Health Insurance Plan or S.H.I.P.) could be substantially less. Additionally, Schmidt brought up the Catastrophic Health Care (CAT) fund currently in place in Idaho

and how that money must be allotted to certain applicants in order to offset some medical bills. The implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act will call for the reform of the CAT fund, which both Rossi and Schmidt agree to be unsustainable. “It’s complicated,” admitted Schmidt, “but complicated problems require diligence and persistence.” The next few days will be significant in terms of Medicaid expansion and exchange plans in the state of Idaho as well as other states all accross the country.

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November 25, 2012



Art by Bachelor of Fine Arts students is displayed in the Student Union Building gallery as a part of the exhibition “De[Ci-pher] until Dec. 13.

De[Ci-pher]ing White Whale Students captivated by abstract art displayed at various places across campus. Alx Stickel

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Campus is currently home to numerous student art exhibitions. Everything from odd characters to large installations are on display in the Hemingway, Liberal Arts and Student Union galleries. Bachelor of Fine Arts students had their reception for art exhibitions, Cipher and White Whale, on Nov. 9. The art will remain up until Dec. 13. These artists

have provided a variety of art mediums for students to observe. “It’s nice to go from building to building and see what other work is out there,” said Amy Mireles, senior exercise science major. “You get a mixture of emotions. It’s pretty exciting.” From small-scale prints to large wooden installations, students won’t know where to look next. Some pieces are a wash of colors, others are more traditional, and some even have an interactive element.

Erica Sather-Smith’s piece “Chooser” holds true to its name by offering views of a decision: The yes or no door. “I like Erica’s exhibit because it is interactive and it’s an installation piece,” said Bradi Holaday, senior visual art major. “I know how much time and energy went into this and I just really like the way it came together. It has good texture and so much going on and you get to take a little piece home with you.” While some pieces appeared to have a clear inter-

pretation, others left viewers puzzled. With abstract themes and designs, students stopped and stared at many of the pieces placed before their eyes. Illustration art student Morgan Mundie’s abstract characters captivated several sophomores. “It’s a totally different viewpoint, like a parallel universe,” said Jennifer Freiburger, sophomore psychology major. “It’s totally unique to the artist. They made that up themselves.” Participants of the re-

ception brushed shoulders while meandering through the galleries as they took everything in. While entertaining their viewers, the BFA students also had an opportunity to check out the competition they will be facing in their careers as artists. Despite the competitive nature of the exhibition, students congratulated each other on their accomplishments. “I think it’s great to finally see your peers at the end with their final results,” Guadalupe Rodríguez, se-

nior drawing and painting major said. “It’s really neat to see we have support for all those nights we haven’t slept and the blood and sweat that goes into these things. It’s really exciting to see everyone’s work.” With December fast approaching, these BFA students are saying goodbye to their time here and hello to a new year of opportunities. With their resumes prepared and ideas constantly forming, students said they are looking forward to whatever comes next.

mance. In addition to wellrehearsed memorized piano pieces, L’Heureux will also perform on the cello, one of her other musical inclinations. L’Heureux composed the piece for piano and cello, and rather than be seated at the piano, L’Heureux will exchange her bench for a chair and her cello.

After L’Heureux plays out of her comfort zone on the cello, she will resume her place at the piano and provide another quirk to her recital. A slideshow will accompany one of her pieces to provide the audience with a visual aspect to her performance. “It’s a really long piece,” L’Heureux said. “People have pretty short attention spans. I know I do when I listen to it. I decided if I did

that it would break it up a little bit, add something interesting and I think each of the variations have a pretty clear emotion or mood they evoke so it was pretty easy to picture what I thought would work with each one. I think it’s more fun that way, to add something else.” With the inclusion of a cello piece and visuals, L’Heureux said she hopes it will be an interesting and enjoyable performance.

“It wouldn’t have been as funny if the actor playing Lady Bracknell was a girl,” said Candace Carmichael, junior accounting major. “And he’s so big! It was hilarious.” One of the best lines to capture the character of Lady Bracknell is “To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage which I think is never advisable.” The play will continue to be performed on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Emily Broglia and Tiara Thompson are also in the play.

L’Heureux plans for senior recital Alx Stickel

Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

Stephanie L’Heureux, senior piano performance major, first touched a piano when she was three years old and it has been a large part of her life ever since. L’Heureux’s sister inspired her to start

taking lessons. Now, L’Heureux is performing her senior recital this Friday, Nov. 16 in the Morrison Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. as one of the final steps in her professional piano performing and teaching career. “My school is music, my work is music, most of the

fun things I do are music so I don’t have a lot else on my brain,” L’Heureux said. “I just kind of always assumed I’d go into piano because I’m already good at it.” L’Heureux is setting herself apart from other senior recitals by bringing a few unique aspects to the recital hall for her perfor-

The Importance of Being Earnest performed by Theatre Arts Lauren Jacob Staff Writer

In earlier theatre performances, only males were allowed to be actors, and in those days, they played both male and female characters. They’d put on wigs, lipstick, dresses and glitter. Although not so common anymore,

the Department of Performing Arts has embraced this concept. Loren Jones plays Lady Bracknell in the play The Importance of Being Earnest which runs in the Danny Peterson Theatre through Nov. 18. Lady Bracknell is a privileged, slightly older woman living in London who con-

trols both her nephew’s and daughter’s destiny. She wears quite the outfits, with frills, bows, ribbons and lots of sparkles. Jones pulls off the character with hilarious class. Embracing the character of Lady Bracknell, a large amount of laughter coming from the audience was due to her antics.

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Blood, sweat, beers and Moore

Katie Johnson Staff Writer

“You remember that, Johnson” is Katie Johnson’s survival guide to Boise State detailing her experiences last year as a firstyear freshman from out of state. Waitlists: The college-level equivalent of an ankle-biting dog. All of your classes are chosen and in your shopping cart. They’re perfectly spaced and on the perfect days. Then you go to enroll, and just like that, your dreams are shattered and replaced by the annoyance of, “This class is full. You have been placed on the waitlist, position number 4.” I am currently on two waitlists. And that’s with Honor’s College registration times. So not to fret my little freshman! There are tactics to handling the dreaded waitlist. First, if you’re above number ten on the list (maybe even all the way to number 12) you have a fairly decent chance of getting enrolled in the class. Some people in the class you are waitlisted for are waitlisted for classes they actually want. Basically, after the enrollment days are over it becomes a sort of shuffle to get everyone the classes they actually want. Always keep yourself on the waitlist for a class. Do not get discouraged and drop it thinking you won’t get in. Plus, if you do get enrolled and then decide you don’t actually want to take it, you can always drop it then. I just recommend leaving the option open for yourself. Second, always enroll yourself into the number of credits you actually want to take. Meaning, if you want to take 16 credits but you’re on a waitlist for two classes, find two open classes that meet your general requirements and enroll in them. This way if you don’t get the classes you want you have a back-up plan and you aren’t scrambling to find credits the first few days into the semester. Third, go to the classes you are waitlisted for the first week of school. Professors can (and will) drop people who don’t show up the first day. When they do that, most of the time they ask the people who are on the waitlist and came to class. I promise, as annoying as they are, waitlists are not the end of the world. More like something we all just have to get used to during our college careers. Consider it a lesson in patience, after all we’re never going to always get our way.

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Christmas has arrived early. Eric Church is coming to town. The Country Music Award winner will be at the Taco Bell Arena on November 16 at 7:30 p.m for his Blood, Sweat and Beers tour. His No. 1 singles “Springsteen” and “Drink in my Hand” have reached RIAA Gold and Platinum status. Church was nominated for five American Country Awards, including Artist of the Year: Male, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Single of the Year: Male, and Touring Artist of the Year. He also won the Country Music Award this year for Album of the Year. Church will be accompanied by special guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore. Justin Moore was voted 2009 Best Male Country Artist by Billboard Magazine. His single, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” hit number one in the Billboard Country Songs in 2011. Kip Moore is known for his hit single, “Somethin’ Bout a Truck,” which hit 29 on the Billboard Top 100 last year, and number one on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Tickets can be purchased at

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Careful how you help this holiday season Zachary Chastaine Opinion Editor

When a party receives money from someone then it’s understandable the person giving that money, whether voluntary or not, expects that money to be used in certain ways. The relationship between The Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) and the student body is no different. Meaning when the student government uses the money they receive from tuition, they need to be very careful about how they spend it. ASBSU is funded directly from student fees, which are supposed to be used to fund student organizations and facilitate activities for students— such as homecoming—as well as fund the student government itself, since you can’t write up grants without paper to print it on. This month the team in charge made some calls which may seem like tough love. The Holiday Help program is a charity which annually asks university departments and individuals to adopt a family who may need financial help over the holiday season.

It’s a worthwhile cause, but ASBSU was right in their decision not to use funding received from student fees to adopt a family. Instead it was decided that personal funds would be raised to help a family. "If we were to sponsor a family and we go out and buy them jackets and jeans, how can we do that for one family and not for all our students? Are we really being fair?" said Bryan Vlok, ASBSU assembly speaker. It was Vlok who raised concerns about the use of ASBSU funding for the charity. As a student it is easy to imagine how upsetting it could have been knowing someone was getting fed off the fees forked up to attend school.

Yes, it’s true some families genuinely need financial help for any number of reasons, but there are an awful lot of students on campus who are not eating properly, amongst other problems because they could use some extra money. Having already forked-up thousands in loans it would be upsetting to see this money go towards someone else’s well being when it easily could have been used to buy a box of cereal for the student who paid the fees. Not all students are opposed to the idea of student fees being sent on causes like Helping Hands. “If they used student fee money and I heard about that I wouldn’t start a rebellion,” said Brandy Blush, a freshman studying anthropology. Despite the stereotypes which suggest students blow all their money on videogames, beer and Nutella it would be stupid to think more than a few students do not struggle financially for legitimate reasons as simple as having rent and bills to pay with tiny paychecks. In our Nov. 12 issue, The Arbiter’s Wayne Hoseck wrote about St. Paul’s Catholic Student

Center establishing a pantry to help students out with food items as simple as something you can throw in a microwave. This isn’t something that spontaneously popped up because some nice folks felt like being charitable, there was a problem which was first identified at University of California, Davis and it was decided Boise State needed a student food pantry as well. If we have enough hungry students to justify a pantry here at Boise State then it blurs the line between who really needs help and who does not. Yet Helping Hands itself is still a worthwhile pursuit and we should be glad ASBSU still opted to raise funds for the charity. "As soon as we get our family we're going to go out shopping," Vlok said. So the student body gets the respect it ought to have from it's government and families still get help this holiday season. “I do feel like there isn’t really a problem with using student funds to help families in need because, and this is kind of personal, when I was a child I was part of that program, and so I do feel it’s an important thing to do. So using student funds I feel could have been a totally justifiable thing,” Blush said. To be sure, there is nothing wrong with wanting to help out others over the holidays. But the funding we help them with should maybe come from individuals and not from a tight-belt student body 20,000 strong.

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On the morning after Election Day, Brian Brown, president of an anti-marriage-equality group said, “(We) remain committed to the cause of preserving marriage as God designed it.” Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy stated, “We are very much in support of … the biblical definition of the family unit.” It’s nice to see two godly men of God, holding godly opinions on marriage. And

as Americans, they’re certainly entitled to their honestly held beliefs. I might disagree with their opinions, but I would never try to deny them the right to believe as they choose. The only problem is that they’re completely wrong. Like others with their view, Brown and Cathy both labor under a misconception. They think that America is a godly Christian nation of God. It isn’t. America is a wholly secular one. Ruled over by a wholly secular Constitution. A Constitution which does



not enshrine Christian values in any facet of American life. A Constitution which guarantees equal treatment to all Americans, not simply straight godly Christians. Folks like Brown and Cathy have the right to believe that marriage is a godly relationship designed by God. They do not, however, have the right to insist on denying this sociolegal relationship to others based on religious beliefs. If a couple is married by a judge they are as legally married as if they had been

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and Cathy’s attempts to link marriage and religion are both misleading and disingenuous. The Brown-Cathy Brigade might want to sell everyone on the idea of preserving “traditional” marriage, but I think we need to remember that other traditions have changed over the years. Traditionally, African-Americans were not entitled to equal rights. Traditionally, women were not entitled to equal rights. Traditionally, non-Protestant Christians were not entitled to equal

rights. In every instance, America realized that yes, these, and others like them, are indeed entitled to the same equal rights granted to white Protestant males. And in each case these rights were granted to these groups by law. It’s time to grant homosexuals equal rights under law, as well. Hey, if you don’t like the idea of granting homosexuals the right to marry, the answer is simple. Don’t marry one. Gerald Gentile

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married by a minister. It isn’t the ceremony that makes a marriage. It’s a piece of paper. A piece of paper that observes that the state, not someone’s god or religion, officially recognizes that union. Contrary to religious propaganda, homosexuals aren’t looking for some strange kind of special rights. They’re looking for equal rights. The same equal rights that straight Christians are entitled to. The right to get married legally. The right to that piece of paper. Brown

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Enter ‘Flow State’

Ski film premiere to shred through Egyptian Theatre John Garretson Sports Editor

Shredding the gnar. Snow bunnies. Fresh pow. Those are just a few of the skiing and snowboarding idioms that may not be a part of the every day vocabulary. However, an interest that holds a common threshold between the Bogus commuters and the average Boisean is film premieres, especially ones held at the downtown Egyptian Theatre. And this one in particular comes timely for the incoming wintery season. Warren Miller’s “Flow State” will begin a threeday premiere starting this Thursday at the Egyptian, The film is highly anticipated amongst not only the local ski bums but the general public who enjoy gravity-defying footage. Miller, an American ski and snowboarding filmmaker, has been producing these extreme winter outdoor films since 1949, when he founded Warren Miller Entertainment. A one-time resident of Sun Valley, Miller and a friend spent their winters after their time in the Navy living in a teardrop trailer parked outside the Sun Valley parking lot as ski instructors. Their free time cultivated a passion for filming daily ski and boarding sessions on the slopes. With roughly 55 produced films, Miller sold the company to his son Kurt Miller, who then sold it to Time, Inc. The films encompassed Miller’s personable narration as well as stunning photography and high-flying winter athletes. Since 2004, the company continues to use Miller’s name in its production despite the now-88-year-old not having a hand in direction or production. Even without Miller’s “touch,”

the overall quality of the films have not regressed. “Flow State”, the company’s 63rd film, has a special definition to it: according to their website, the “flow state” is a “place where the faster we go physically, the slower things appear mentally” a state of euphoria. “The Flow State is a place where the impossible becomes possible---where time slows down and a perfect moment becomes attainable,” Director Max Dervy said. The film travels from Japan to Alaska to bring its viewers along for a wild ride, watching some of the best in the business, such as Chris Davenport and Daron Rahlves, tear up some of the gnarliest terrain Mother Nature has to offer. “How bad the season was last year, this movie premiere comes at a perfect time for the Boise skiing and snowboarding community to get pumped about this season and forget about last season,” said senior Max Forkner, who is part of the on-campus promotional team alongside Jayce Sharrai and D.J. Johnston. Starting this Thursday at 7 p.m. until the last viewing Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the event will include meeting some of the athletes involved, prize giveaways and high-value savings from some of the tour partners. Tickets for the event are $15, aside from the $13 Saturday matinee price. Ten percent of Thursday sales will head toward the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation while 10 percent of Friday is toward Recreation Unlimited, a foundation for disabled winter sports enthusiasts. Sharrai had a few words for the pitch of the premiere: “This is something too epic you don’t want to miss.”

Broncos impress in home opener Michael Steen Staff Writer

The Boise State women’s basketball team (2-0) took on North Dakota State University (2-1) on Tuesday evening at Taco Bell Arena for their 20122013 home opener, and sent the Bison home with their first loss of the year, picking up an 80-59 victory. Boise State continued their momentum into Tuesday night coming off an 80-63 victory at Utah Valley State over the weekend. The Broncos were once again efficient on offense, shooting 48 percent from the field on the night and moved the ball around well, picking up 14 team assists on the night, led by junior guard Diana Lee, who had nine assists to her credit. The Broncos put on a clinic in the first half, jumping out to a quick 9-0 lead and knocking down their first six shots before the Bison cooled them down with a couple of three’s. Lee ran the offense beautifully, racking up seven assists, zero turnovers and added six points in 15 minutes of play in the first half.

Senior forward Lauren Lenhardt and redshirt sophomore guard Brandi Henton would lead the way in the first half for the Broncos and stake them to a 49-34 lead at the break. Lenhardt was dominant down low as she made all five of her attempts from the field, including one from beyond the arc and shared honors with Henton with 12 points at the break. Henton, who came off the bench to contribute 12 points in just 11 minutes, provided a spark for the Broncos to continue their good play. “The way everyone has come together, we play well together,” Lenhardt said. “Early on, coach defined roles for each of us and everyone knows their niche and knows what they are supposed to do.” The Broncos picked up right where they left off in the second half, going on a quick 8-0 run to start the half, forcing an early Bison timeout. North Dakota State would attempt to mount a comeback, casting up 14 three-pointers in the half and 26 of them for the game. They would also reel in 21 offensive rebounds to give themselves plenty of second

chances, but in the end, the Broncos scoring coupled with the Bison’s lack of execution would prove to be too much to overcome. The highlight of the night belonged to Lenhardt who led all scorers with 21, and Henton who poured in 14 of her own. “Obviously Lauren is a premier player,” Women’s Basketball Head Coach Gordy Presnell said. “She’s had quite a career.” Lenhardt finished the night shooting 9-11 from the field and 2-3 from beyond the arc. She also would come up just one rebound shy of her second consecutive double-double. Henton made an immediate impact on the game by getting into the lane and getting a lot of efficient shots. Normally a three-point shooter, Henton struggled from beyond the arc going just 1-8 from long range. She more than made up for it though, going 5-6 from inside the three point line and going 1-1 from the free throw line. Boise State heads to Ogden, Utah this Thursday for a matchup with Weber State as they look to stay undefeated.


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Senior sendoff

CSU preview Michael Steen Staff Writer

Boise State got back on the right track and picked up a bounce back win on the islands last weekend, snatching a 49-14 victory over the University of Hawaii Warriors. With the win, the Broncos moved to 8-2 on the season and 5-1 in the Mountain West Conference. With two regular season games remaining and a bowl game, the Broncos are on pace for their seventh consecutive 10-win season. The Broncos now look to Saturday’s , and specifically senior day, matchup with Colorado State (37, 2-4 MWC). The Broncos got the passing game back in a rhythm versus Hawaii with redshirt junior quarterback Joe Southwick throwing for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Aaron Burks also headlined the Broncos offense with his breakout game, catching five balls for 107 yards and one touchdown on the day. While the Broncos secondary has been having a sensational season, they have consistently struggled with the running game, giving up 213 yards rushing to Michigan State and 164 yards to San Diego State, the Broncos only two losses on the season. Boise State will once again be faced with a formidable force at running back this weekend in true freshman running back, Donnell Alexander. “Good player, young guy,” said Boise State Head Coach Chris Petersen. “He’s a compact guy that does not go down easy.” While Alexander has just 417 yards rushing in seven appearances this year, he has rushed for 253 total yards in his last two games while picking up at least 20 carries in both and scoring three TheArbiter Arbiter The The Arbiter

touchdowns. “They have got a really good running back and a big O-line,” said senior defensive tackle Darren Koontz. “It’s going to be a big challenge for us at the D-line.” Colorado State’s heavy reliance on the running game has come from a pileup of injuries at the quarterback position. With the Rams playing the running game, the Broncos will once again be tested. “They just work really well together,” Koontz said. Offensively, the Broncos will have the upperhand against the Rams defensive unit. Allowing over 30 points per game and over 300 yards of total offense per contest, the Rams defense ranks near the bottom of the pack in the nation. With the Broncos seeming to hit on all cylinders against teams with losing records this season, Saturday’s matchup should be no different. Boise State is averaging 215 yards passing and 159 yards on the ground in the season. With the Rams defense struggling mightily in both departments, the Broncos will be looking to take advantage. With just two games remaining, the Broncos are still in the hunt and have an outside chance at a Mountain West Conference Championship. Boise State will need some help from other teams in the conference however, and can’t afford to overlook an improving Colorado State squad. “I think this is a team that is truly getting better,” Petersen said about Colorado State. The Broncos will look to move to 9-2 (6-1 MWC) on the year and send out the senior class on a high note. Kickoff is scheduled this Saturday at Bronco Stadium at 1:30 p.m. and can be seen on NBC Sports Network.



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ith 36 total touchdowns in his career, 12 of which come from his 2012 season, senior running back DJ Harper has shown his undoubted capability to get the ball to the end zone. After playing 51 games in a total of six years, waiting for two ACL injuries to heal and playing back up to Doug Martin, Harper has finally had the opportunity to branch out into the seasoned running back that he is today. The only Ram who comes anywhere close to amounting to as many carries as Harper’s 178 is junior Chris Nwoke with 95. But Nwoke has only one touchdown this season compared to Harper’s 12. His experience as a six-year senior gives him, and the Mountain West Conference 3rd place Broncos, a clear advantage over the 6th place Colorado State defense. What could be more fitting for the seasoned senior than to end on such a positive note on senior night? TheArbiter Arbiter The


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aking his way onto the Lombardi and Outland Trophy watch lists, senior lineman Joe Kellogg has, without question, left his mark on this Bronco program. Regarded as one of the top 40 offensive guards in the nation, Kellogg has the credentials and ability to be yet another Bronco taken in next year’s draft to the NFL. Along with a great supporting cast around him, Kellogg and the Bronco offensive line proved they are a force to be reckoned with for opposing defenses. Once again, as it has been for the last two seasons, the Bronco O-line, anchored by Kellogg, ranks among the top ten in the nation at number eight for sacks allowed, with a 0.52 average. With the Rams having an undersized defensive line and running a 3-4 scheme, Kellogg and the rest of the line will have to open things up for afore mentioned DJ Harper as well as continuing to provide the protection for Joe Southwick to break things open through the air.



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ith the likes of senior linebacker Tommy Smith anchoring the line backing crew for Boise State, the Broncos should create a tough game for the Rams of Colorado State, who have been struggling on the offensive side of the ball. Smith, having played in 36 Bronco games and breaking out as a starter this year, is one of the unsung leaders for Boise State. Smith’s on-field numbers correspond with his off-field numbers, being a three time all-academic conference member, showing us that he brings a well prepared mindset to the game. Smith’s work ethic and hard-nosed style of play is what allows him to excel. He may not be out on the field making game-changing sacks or intercepting passes, but he will most definitely be doing what it takes. Notice, while others make the tackle, Smith makes the plays.

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Max Morgan

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Ramming time Key players to watch on the Rams Wayne Hoseck Staff Writer



M.J. Mcpeek


Senior Quarterback

enior M.J. Mcpeek was definitely not Colorado State’s first choice for quarterback, as their starter, Garrett Grayson, has been on the injured list indefinitely since he received a broken collarbone against Air Force back in September. He started the season as a holder for field goals, but when Grayson was injured he became CSU’s go-to quarterback. In his first starting game since 2007, he threw for two touchdowns, a total of 292 yards. His efficiency rating is 125, only a single point behind Grayson’s. He has thrown for 533 yards this season, his longest pass 58 yards. With a completion percentage of 56, he has successfully thrown for 4 touchdowns.

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Deandre Elliott


Freshman Quarterback

edshirt freshman corner back Deandre Elliott was named National Defensive Player of the Week in October. He wasn’t able to play in the season opener due to an ankle injury received during training, but his performance has been steady since his return. He got an interception against Hawaii, returning it for a 76 yard touchdown, which helped them win the game. He leads the team in pass break-ups, at five. He only has 29 tackles logged for the year, but he is known as being a game-changer.



Cory James

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Freshman Linebacker


reshman linebacker Cory James always has a prominent presence on the field. James has 10 tackles for losses, a total of 50 yards, and 46 tackles total. In the season-opener against Colorado, he caused a crucial forced fumble that went on to help CSU to victory. He is the CSU team leader for sacks, at 7. When he completed his fifth sack of the year, against Utah State, he tied the school’s all-time record for most sacks for a freshman. He was the first person to earn mid-season honors from Phil Steele, a prominent college football personality.

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Bronco Defense 35 29 Darian Thompson

Jeremy Ioane

Freshman 6-1/197

Dextrell Simmons


Tommy Smith

Senior 5-11/200

Jerrell Gavins


94 8 43

Demarcus Lawrence

36 95 82

Ty Sambrailo

51 Junior 6-5/305

Senior 6-4/212

Senior 6-0/227

Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe

Sophomore 6-3/242


J.C. Percy

Senior 6-1/238

Senior 5-9/167

Marquise Law

Sophomore 5-10/197

Darren Koontz

Junior 6-3/296

Jordan Gragert

64 Junior 6-4/291

70 14 Junior 6-4/297


Senior 5-11/196

Sam Ukwuachu

Senior 6-3/274

Weston Richburg

Jamar Taylor

Freshman 6-4/222

Trey Cassidy

60 Freshman 6-3/290

Joe Caprioglio

77 Senior 6-6/315

M.J. McPeek

Lou Greenwood Crockett Gillmore

10 Junior 6-6/245


Senior 6-0/181

Senior 6-4/236

Chris Nwoke

Jake Levin

6 30 CSU Offense CSU Roster

Junior 6-0/213

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19

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NAME Lou Greenwood Thomas Coffman Shaq Bell Charles Lovett Momo Thomas Chris Nwoke Donnell Alexander Jared Chirico Charles Favors Josh Bowman Marquise Law Crockett Gillmore Bobby Borcky Austin Gray Lee Clubb Immanuel Mitchell M.J. McPeek Marcus Shaw Conner Smith Trent Matthews Tyler Nelson Christian Boese Jasen Oden Davis Burl Garrett Grayson DeAndre Elliott


HT 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-8 5-9 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-6 6-1 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-4 5-8 6-5 6-3 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1

WT CLASS 181 SR 180 SO 195 JR 179 SO 185 SR 213 JR 205 FR 175 FR 227 JR 182 FR 212 SR 245 JR 180 JR 208 SO 190 SO 175 JR 236 SR 180 SR 220 FR 210 FR 155 FR 195 FR 190 FR 236 SR 215 SO 180 FR

No. NAME 19 Jordon Vaden 20 Tommey Morris 22 Cj Glenn 22 Nick Januska 23 Bernard Blake 24 Dominique Vinson 25 Joe Hansley 26 Kevin Pierre-Louis 27 Tyler Sandt 27 Mark Woodbury 28 Davon Riddick 28 Conner Roggy 29 Broderick Sargent 30 Jake Levin 31 Cory James 32 Nolan Peralta 33 Kevin Davis 34 Joe Brown 35 Casey Joy 36 Bryan Ohene 37 Aaron Davis 38 Danny Nwosu 38 Kyle Shefferly 39 Austin Gillmore 40 Max Morgan 41 Pete Kontodiakos

POS HT WR 6-3 RB 6-1 CB 6-1 DB 6-2 DB 6-1 WR 6-1 WR 5-10 DB 6-1 WR 5-11 RB 6-1 RB 6-1 DB 6-1 LB 6-2 TE 6-2 LB 6-1 LB 6-3 LB 6-3 TE 6-3 DB 5-10 LB 6-1 LB 6-1 LB 6-2 LB 6-1 TE 6-1 LB 6-1 P 6-3

Junior 6-2/212

WT CLASS 180 FR 220 FR 191 SO 210 FR 175 SO 175 SR 170 FR 212 FR 180 FR 210 SR 204 FR 195 SO 240 SR 212 JR 235 FR 222 FR 226 FR 225 JR 189 SO 208 FR 210 SO 217 FR 205 FR 220 SR 221 SO 220 SR

No. NAME 42 Ken Hulbert 43 James Skelton 44 Joe McKay 45 Nu’uvali Fa’apito 46 Chase Cochran 47 Zach Tiedgen 49 Hayden Hunt 50 Mason Myers 51 Ty Sambrailo 52 Richard Mbugua 53 Tanner Hedstrom 54 Fred Zerblis 55 A.J. Frieler 56 Shaquil Barrett 57 John Froland 58 Jedidiah Teofilo 60 Trey Cassidy 61 George Maumau 62 Blake Rains 63 Tanner Humphrey 64 Jordan Gragert 65 Alex Tucci 68 Justin Hansen 70 Weston Richburg 71 Sam Carlson 72 Kevin O’Brien

POS HT LB 5-11 LB 6-2 TE 6-1 LB 6-1 DB 6-2 DL 6-4 P 6-1 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 LB 6-1 LS 6-1 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 LB 6-2 DL 6-5 LB 5-10 OL 6-3 TE 5-11 DL 6-3 DL 6-3 OL 6-4 DL 6-3 OL 6-5 OL 6-4 OL 6-4 OL 6-3

WT CLASS 215 SO 235 SR 226 JR 221 FR 215 FR 275 SR 195 FR 302 SO 305 SO 200 FR 223 JR 295 FR 285 FR 250 JR 260 SO 244 JR 290 FR 241 FR 234 FR 225 FR 291 JR 300 SO 315 FR 297 JR 265 FR 268 FR

No. NAME 73 Tomas Rivera 74 Mason Hathaway 75 Brandon Haynes 76 Nick Callender 77 Joe Caprioglio 78 Jared Biard 80 Johnny Schupp 81 Jordan White 82 Efrem Woldu 83 Chris Robinson 84 Blake Jones 85 Tyler Clark 86 Kivon Cartwright 87 Brett Etherton 88 Richard Pixley 89 Robert Ruiz 90 Joe Kawulok 91 Lanston Tanyi 92 Mitch Frentescu 93 Brent Williams 94 Jared Roberts 95 Cole Allenbrand 96 Curtis Wilson 97 Calvin Tonga 98 Shaq Walker 99 Eli Edwards

POS HT OL 6-6 OL 6-5 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 OL 6-6 OL 6-7 TE 6-5 WR 6-4 WR 5-10 WR 6-4 TE 6-5 WR 5-11 TE 6-4 WR 6-3 WR 6-4 WR 5-9 DL 6-6 DL 6-2 DL 6-4 LB 6-4 K 6-1 DL 6-2 DL 6-4 DL 6-3 DL 6-2 DL 6-2

WT CLASS 315 FR 274 SO 303 JR 285 FR 315 SR 320 JR 240 FR 205 FR 185 JR 170 JR 235 SO 195 SO 235 SO 221 SO 185 FR 163 FR 250 FR 250 FR 270 FR 205 FR 196 SO 254 SO 265 JR 330 JR 320 FR 245 JR

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Schedule Date Fri, Aug 31


esult/ Location/ Opponent RTime (MST) No. 13

Michigan State

@ East Lansing,Michigan

Miami (OH)

Sat, Sep 15


Thu, Sep 20

vs No. 25

Brigham Young

L (17-13) W (39-12)

W (32-29)

Sat, Oct 6

Southern Miss

W (40-14)

@ Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Sat, Oct 13


Fresno State

W (20-10)

Sat, Oct 20



W (32-7)


@ Laramie, Wyoming

San Diego State

Sat, Nov 3


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The Game of Garretson Why things for the Big East are starting to look up

John Garretson Sports Editor

I’m sure you’ve read the tweets, seen the posts, kept patiently waiting for more...well maybe not quite, but there has been an abundance of action going on in Boise State’s future home: the Big East. All noteworthy information that could very well turn those who felt downtrodden on the conference realignment into more optimistic Big East proponents. Way back when in September, a seventh bowl


game was introduced to the BCS committee which would allow a team from the Big East/Conference USA/Mountain West/Sun Belt/MAC to compete against a Pac-12/Big 12 opponent that would not be hosting a semi-final game. For those still lost, the post-BCS plan after the 2013-14 season is for a four-team playoff system coupled with the still-current major bowls that had conference tie-ins (Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl). The smaller guys wanted a piece of the pie. The ma-

jor conferences and the television networks wanted to dish that piece out, but for the over $20 million in deals for a potential bowl game that wouldn’t generate the ratings the other games would. As of Monday, that piece has finally been dealt ... to a degree. Titled as the Group of Five, those five respective conferences, now have an automatic bid in the top five bowl games. According to a recent Sports Illustrated article, the new postseason format will have its playoff games rotated through six bowl

games, where two would be playoff games while the other four would be major bowls. Three of those bowl games are deemed “contract bowls” those bowls that had the conference tieins and the other three are “host bowls.” To clear more of the confusion, the Group of Five would be eligible for the non-contract bowls, or the host bowls, that would rotate between the Fiesta Bowl, the Cotton Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The top team from those five conferences is guaranteed to be in one of those three, rather than waiting to be picked as an at-large bid such as in the old BCS format. Why is this great news? Heightened national attention, better competition and most importantly, money. Sports Business Journal reported ESPN has been negotiating the television rights for the first 12 years at a price of $7.2 billion. You can bet if the Broncos make one of those bowls, a nice chunk of cash would be heading their way. Next, the Big East has announced their new divisions for the 2014 season. Boise State alongside SMU, San Diego State, Houston, Memphis and Temple will occupy the West division. Cincinnati, Rutgers, Louisville, USF, UConn and


UCF will hold down the East division. Sure the geographic locations are out of wack, but it sure beats the UNLVs and New Mexicos played on season’s end. All Boise State and the rest of the Big East is waiting on are the television rights and the lucrative contracts that would come with it. The Big East did not agree on a deal within their 60 day negotiating window so you can bet commissioner Mike Aresco is playing hard ball. This season may not have turned out entirely ideal, or a step below, but there are greener pastures and brighter futures for Boise State to take on in its shift to the Big East West. Yeah, you’re going to have to get used to that too.



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