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CONTENTS

FEATURES 36 Driving Force

Richie Brockel - Football

44 I Know What You Did Last Summer Jason Chamberlain - Wrestling

52 Taking Matters Into His Own Hands Kyle Wilson - Football

Cover Feature

80 A Grand Homecoming Jennifer Burns - Soccer

94 Meet Shawn Garus Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

HIGHLIGHTS 10 Gridiron Generals

A Coaching History of Boise State Football

12, 14, 26 Standing Out

Athletes and Coaches in the Spotlight

16 Workout Tips

Tips from the Bronco Weight Room

28, 30, 32, 34 Sport Schedules

SECTIONS 18 Varsity B Club Get the Lowdown

62 Bronco Athletic Association Q + A with Bob Madden

Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s Golf, Swimming & Diving, Men’s Tennis, Cross Country, & Women’s Tennis

46 Decade of Dominance 10 Years of Football Highlights

50 The Dominance Begins Bart Hendricks

94 A Final Timeout 10th Anniversary of the Golden Era - Tom Scott

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Student Graduates The Western Athletic Conference named 61 student-athletes from Boise State University to its all-academic team.   The Broncos placed 25 student-athletes from its spring sports teams on the list, and picked up 41 more individual honors for freshmen and transfer students competing in all sports during the 2008-09 academic year.  A total of 313 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 294 freshmen and transfers were also honored. To be eligible, a studentathlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.   Leading the Broncos overall was soccer as they had nine freshman/ transfers earn the academic honors.  For the spring sports, the men’s outdoor track and field team placed the most student-athletes on the All-Academic team with seven, followed

closely by the women’s outdoor track and field team with six. The Bronco women’s tennis team had five players earn the honor, while men’s tennis had three. Also earning academic accolades was women’s golf with two student-athletes, while both softball and men’s golf had one each.    

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A TOTAL OF 313 SPRING

STUDENT - ATHLETES WERE NAMED

Spring 2009 Athletic Graduation Reception, May 15th, 2009 F I R S T R O W Kelly Knapp - Swimming, Laura Baum – Tennis, Siobhan Gilmartin - Swimming, Jeanette Jenkins – Volleyball, Maren Ericson – Volleyball, Jamie Claussen – Volleyball, Stacey Housley – Tennis, Aspen Clontz – Track & Field 

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Kurt Cunningham – Basketball, Aaron Garner – Basketball, Mark Sanchez – Basketball, Paul Lucariello – Football, Mike Williams – Football, Savvas Diakonikolas – Track & Field

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The following is a list of the individuals to earn the honor; broken down by team.  FOOTBALL Byron Hout    Fr.*  Jamar Taylor    Fr.*    GYMNASTICS  Fiona Leslie    Fr.* Lindsay Kazandjian     Fr.*    SOCCER Molly Hill    Fr.*  Janelle Jin    Fr.*  Kimberly Koeppen    Fr.*  Mandy Nader    Fr.*  Taylor Roberts    Fr.*  Chelsea Robinson    Fr.*  Tara Roetter    So.*  Elizabeth Ruiz    Fr.*  Ashley Walsh    Fr.*    SOFTBALL Kellie Caplan    Fr.*  Christina Capobianco    Fr.*  Megan Suitos    Fr.*  Ashleigh Viers-Gordillo    Fr.*  Tassarah Weatherly    Fr.*  Laurel Wyatt    Jr.   

SWIMMING & DIVING Erin Lionberger    Fr.*  Emily Irvin    Fr.*  Paige LaPorte    Fr.*  Morgan McLain    Fr.*    MEN’S GOLF Robert Richards    Jr.    WOMEN’S GOLF Amanda Hedberg    Sr.  Iris Ocariza    Jr.    MEN’S TENNIS  Nicholas Gourley    Jr.  Stanley Sarapanich    Sr.  Clancy Shields    Sr.  Frederick Walsh    Fr.*    WOMEN’S TENNIS  Laura Baum    Sr.  Rocio Frej    Fr.*  Bianca Jochimsen    Jr.  Jana Mackova    Sr.  Pichittra Thongdach    Jr.  Klaudia Wlodarczyk    Sr.   

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Kyle Grigsby    Fr.*  Derek Gunn    Fr.*  Dustin Klein    Fr.*  Geoffrey Moore    Fr.*    WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Britney Groenhout    Fr.*  Shea Hanson    Fr.*  Ann Noyes    Fr.*  Alyssa Osai    Fr.*  Andrea Silver    Fr.*    MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD Zacharias Arnos    Jr.  Eric Demers    Sr.  Marlon Douglas    Jr.  Kyle Grigsby    Fr.*  Ryan Grinnell    Sr.  Quinten Hennekam    Fr.*  Dustin Klein    Fr.*  Trevor Kraychir    So.  Geoffrey Moore    Fr.*  Matthew Schmasow    Sr.  Simon Wardhaugh    Sr. 

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD Maygen Cardona    So.  Shea Hanson    Fr.*  Kendra Hernandez    Sr.  Chelsea Herren    Fr.*  Kayleen McDowell    Sr.  Ann Nicole Noyes    Fr.*  Andrea Silver    Fr.*  Nerisha Phillip    Sr.  Pamila Ward    Sr.  Breanne Whitlock    So.    VOLLEYBALL Amanda Remy    Fr.*    * - Indicates 2008-09 Academic All-WAC Freshman and Transfers


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Gus Urresti Golf Scramble 2008 champions Lee Schrack , Darrin Lyle, Erik Helgeson, Terry Heffner, Mike Wilson will be back to defend their title on October 2nd, 2009.

This year’s Varsity B Gus Urresti Golf Scramble is set for October 2nd, 2009. It will be held at Warm Springs Golf Course. It is Shot Gun Start and will begin at 12:30. The annual Varsity B –  Gus Urresti golf scramble has been a long standing tradition to reunite and help the Broncos. The proceeds from the golf tournament will directly benefit the Gus Urresti scholarship

Gus Urresti - The man, the legend Jacinto “Gus” Urresti played fullback for the BJC Broncos for five seasons prior to any conference or league affiliation. An outstanding player in early Bronco football, Urresti helped lead the Broncos to several .500 seasons with victories over Gooding College, the University of Idaho freshmen and Ricks College. Urresti was ineligible for the team in 1932 because he had boxed professionally that same year. Urresti also played football at Santa Clara University. He represents an era in the very early history of the BSU athletic program. A tough competitor who exemplifies the type of athlete who has helped build the Bronco football tradition, he has continued to support the Broncos. For many people his name is synonymous with Boise State football. Hometown: Boise

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FOOTBALL 9.3

Oregon

8:15 pm

ESPN

10.31

San Jose State *

1:00 pm

KTVB

9.12

Miami (OH)

6:00 pm

KTVB

11.6

@ Louisiana Tech *

6:00 pm

ESPN2

9.18

@ Fresno State *

7:00 pm

ESPN

11.14

Idaho *

1:00 pm

KTVB

9.26

@ Bowling Green

5:00 pm

KTVB

11.20

@ Utah State *

7:30 pm

ESPN2

TBA

ESPN2

1:00 pm

KTVB

10.3

UC Davis

6:00 pm

KTVB

11.27

Nevada *

10.14

@ Tulsa

6:00 pm

ESPN

12.5

New Mexico State *

10.24

@ Hawaii *

10:00 pm

KTVB

* Conference Games

SOCCER 8.21

6:00 pm

8.23

@ Portland State

2:00 pm

8.28

Rider

2:00 pm

8.30

Navy

10:00 am

Governor’s Cup Boise, ID

9.4

Montana

5:00 pm

9.6

Idaho State

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Holiday Inn Classic Boise, ID

9.11

Arkansas - Pine Bluff

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9.13

Northen Colorado

1:30 pm

9.18

North Dakota State

5:00 pm

9.20

Wyoming

1:00 pm

9.25

California-Riverside

1:00 pm

9.27

Gonzaga

11:00 am

10.2

@ New Mexico State *

7:00 pm

10.4

@ Louisiana Tech *

12:00 pm

10.9

Utah State *

4:00 pm

10.11

Nevada *

1:00 pm

10.18

@ Idaho *

1:00 pm

Navy Invitational Annapolis, MD

Soccer Etc. / Nike Invitational Boise, ID Wyoming Cowgirl Classic Laramie, WY

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WAC Tournament Boise, ID

10.23

@ Fresno State *

8:00 pm

10.30

Hawaii *

4:00 pm

11.1

San Jose State *

1:00 pm

11.5

Quarterfinals

12:30 pm & 3:00 pm

11.6

Semifinals

12:30 pm & 3:00 pm

11.8

Championship

1:00 pm * Conference Games All Games are MST


SPORT SCHEDULES

VOLLEYBALL 8.28

Northern Arizona

7:00 pm

11.12

Hawaii *

7:00 pm

8.29

Tulsa

12:00 pm

11.14

San Jose State *

7:00 pm

8.29

Cal State Northridge

7:00 pm

11.19

@ Idaho *

8:00 pm

Northwest Challenge Portland, OR

9.4

Washington

6:00 pm

9.5

Portland State

2:00 pm

9.5

Gonzaga

6:00 pm

LMU Invitational Los Angeles, CA

9.11

UC Irvine

5:30 pm

9.12

Loyola Marymount

2:30 pm

Boise Invitational Boise, ID

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9.12

University of Houston

6:00 pm

9.17

Utah Valley

7:00 pm

9.24

@ Hawaii *

11:00 pm

9.26

@ San Jose State *

2:00 pm

10.1

Fresno State *

7:00 pm

10.3

@ Utah State *

7:00 pm

10.5

@ Utah Valley

7:00 pm

10.8

New Mexico State *

7:00 pm

10.10

@ Idaho State

7:00 pm

10.12

Idaho *

7:00 pm

10.15

@ Nevada *

8:00 pm

10.17

@ Fresno State *

2:00 pm

10.22

Utah State *

7:00 pm

10.24

Nevada *

3:00 pm

10.31

Louisiana Tech *

7:00 pm

11.5

@ New Mexico State

7:00 pm

11.7

@ Louisiana Tech *

3:00 pm

WAC Tournament Las Vegas, NV

11.23-11.25

TBA * Conference Games All Games are MST

MEN’S GOLF

9.14-9.15

WSU Cougar Invitational

Pullman, WA

All Day

9.28-9.29

OSU Giustina Memorial Invitational

Corvallis, OR

All Day

10.5-10.6

Nevada Wolf Pack Classic

Reno, NV

All Day

NMSU Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

Las Cruces, NM

All Day

10.26-10.27


BRONCO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DONOR AUCTION PHOTOS

SWIMMING + DIVING University San Diego San Diego, CA

1.9

3:00 pm

1:00 pm

University of Idaho Boise, ID - West YMCA

1.23

1:00 pm

11.6

6:00 pm

New Mexico State Boise, ID - West YMCA

1.30

1:00 pm

Utah, New Mexico Salt Lake City, UT

11.7

1:00 pm

WAC Championships San Antonio, TX

1.24 - 1.27

All Day

Northern Arizona Boise, ID - West YMCA

11.13

1:00 pm

Zone E Diving Championships TBA

3.11-3.13

All Day

12.4-12.6

All Day

NCAA Championships West Lafayette, IN

3.18-3.20

All Day

1.7

12:00 pm

10.9

4:00 pm

10.10

10:00 am

Washington State Boise, ID - West YMCA

10.17

BYU, New Mexico, Seattle U Provo, UT

WAC Shootout San Jose, CA

Missouri Invitational Columbia, MO San Diego State & Tulane San Diego, CA

MEN’S TENNIS

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9.10-9.12

BYU Tennis Championships

Provo, UT

9.11-9.13

Virginia Tennis Classic

Charlottesville, VA

9.18-9.21

Midland Intercollegiate

Midland, TX

9.25-9.27

Baylor Intercollegiate

Waco, TX

10.2-10.4

Fresno State Bulldog Classic

Fresno, CA

10.2-10.4

Pre-Qualifying All-American

Tulsa, OK

10.21-10.25

Mountain Region Championships

Las Vegas, NV

10.5-10.7

Qualifying All-American

Tulsa, OK

11.5-11.8

Ntnl Indoor Tennis Championships

New Haven, CT

10.8-10.11

All-American Tournament

Tulsa, OK

11.6-11.8

Washington Invitational

Seattle, WA

10.9-10.11

Boise State Fall Classic

Boise, ID

11.6-11.8

St. Mary’s Tennis Champs

Moraga, CA

10.15-10.17

Utah Intercollegiate

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CROSS COUNTRY Boise, ID Ann Morrison Park

10.22

College of Idaho Invite

Roger Curren Invite

Nampa, ID

10.31

WAC Championship

Reno, NV

9.26

Bob Firman Invite

Eagle, Idaho Eagle Island Park

11.14

NCAA West Regional

Eugene, OR

10.3

Willamette Invite

Salem, OR

11.23

NCAA Championship

Terre Haute, IN

10.17

Santa Clara Bronco Invite

9.18-9.20

Midland Invitational

Midland, TX

9.18-9.20

Cougar Classic

Pullman, WA

9.25-9.27

Lobo Invitational

Albuquerque, NM

10.2-10.4

Jack Taylor Classic

Boise, ID

10.3-10.11

ITA All-American

Los Angeles, CA

10.14-10.18

ITA Regional

Las Vegas, NV

11.13-11.14

Matador Invitational

Northridge, CA

8.22

Blue/Orange Time Trail

9.5

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Caldwell, ID

Santa Clara, CA


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DRIVING FORCE Brockel drives Broncos, success drives him

won’t accept mediocrity. It’s just simply not in his nature. Whether its playing fullback for Boise State, working on a second college degree or conquering the Idaho wilderness, it has always been in Brockel’s nature to search for great obstacles to overcome. Now entering his senior season with the Broncos, the Phoenix, Ariz. native is making his mark on the football program, fullfilling all the lofty goals he set when he arrived on campus four years ago.

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FOOTBALL RICHIE BROCKEL

This past spring Bronco Head Coach Chris Petersen named Brockel co-team captain, along with senior cornerback Kyle Wilson. Brockel is also set to graduate in December with a masters degree in accounting. And in his free time? He’ll likely be fishing, backpacking or whitewater rafting through the Idaho back country. It’s his desire to push himself to the max that has made Brockel so successful. But where does that drive come from? In order to truly understand Brockel’s source of motivation, you must first hear his story about how he got here today. FINDING A LOVE FOR THE GAME In two seasons as the Broncos’ starting fullback, Richie Brockel has built a reputation at Boise State for being a hard nosed, physical player. He’ll be the first to tell you that contact is the thing he enjoys the most on the football field. “I just like to hit,” Brockel said with a smile. “I like to be physical. I like to play fast. I try and give 100% all of the time because I don’t want to have any regrets when I come off the field.” At 6-2, 248 pounds, Brockel’s presence is felt anytime he enters a room. The same can be said for his impact on the football field. Truth be told, Brockel didn’t always enjoy being physical. “My family is not a football family at all,” Brockel recalled. “Nobody ever watched it growing up. I played Pop Warner for two or three years and I hated contact. I hated football. I quit and never wanted to play again.” A big reason for Brockel’s dislike of football came from his love for other sports like basketball and baseball. In fact, it wasn’t until his freshman year of high school that Brockel found his way back onto the football field. After some coercion by his football coaches, and a pact with a friend, Brockel’s football career began again. “I actually ended up playing some tailback and some fullback, and I ended up dominating on the freshman team.” His new found love of the game wouldn’t last long, however, as a broken collar bone towards the end of his freshman season would cause him to swear off football for the second time in his life. “I’m never playing football again,” Brockel said with a laugh. “But then that next fall I was told by the coaches if I played again I would be on varsity. I thought that would be pretty cool… from there I really started to enjoy the contact and just being out on the field. I was a lot bigger

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and it was just a different situation from when I was in Pop Warner. I just loved it ever since then.” Brockel said his parents showed tremendous support along the way, which made it easier to keep picking himself up from the early football pitfalls. “They were totally supportive. They were just like don’t get hurt. Then I got hurt and they were like ‘oh no‘. But they were okay with it. They really started to get into it and follow football and everything.” Brockel’s new love for the game showed in his production on the field. By his senior season of high school he was even receiving offers to continue his football career in college. Brockel said he was primarily recruited by Boise State and the University of Nevada. “I really liked it here,” Brockel said. “I liked the environment. I had heard a lot of great things about it and that’s kind of what brought me up here, was the city. And they win…I saw that Boise State wins a lot, and I liked the idea of being on a championship team.” FOLLOWING LARGE FOOT STEPS Since arriving at Boise State in 2004, Brockel has done his best to leave a mark on the football program. “He’s got that old school fullback mentality,” Coach Petersen said of Brockel. “He’s played hurt; those types of things. He’s really living that blue collar lifestyle for our football team.” On the field he has become a valuable staple of the Bronco offense, providing versatility as both a blocking back and a receiving tight end. Off the field he has also evolved into a model student and an outstanding leader. “He just gets it, he gets everything,” Petersen said. “He gets the academic thing. He gets the, being a great teammate, thing. He gets the football part of things. He understands work ethic, discipline and toughness. That’s why he is a captain.” According to Brockel, picking up on the college game wasn’t quite as easy as Petersen makes it out to be. “I didn’t get it right away,” Brockel admits, raising a chuckel as he leans forward in his chair. “I was in a little over my head...It all really came together in ‘06 in my first year where I just got an opportunity to play. That’s when things really came together for me.” Brockel attributes a great deal of his success to the mentors that he had along the way. Both in high school and college he says his coaches and the upperclassmen that he has

CAREER STATS

RECEIVING

RUSHING

YEAR

G

REC

YRDS

TDS

YPC

YPG

2006

13

2

20

0

10.0

1.5

2007

13

12

104

4

8.7

8.0

2008

13

10

94

2

9.4

7.2

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218

6

9.1

5.6

2006

13

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2007

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1

2

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2.0

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2008

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6

2

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been teammates with all played an integral part in showing him how to play the game right. “A lot of those guys just showed me how to play physical,” Brockel said with a sincere tone in his voice. “They showed me how to go out and have fun doing it too. You look at a guy like Korey Hall. We used to have some battles. But we were always laughing afterwards and having a good time.” Brockel’s most influential former teammates, though, might have been Derek Schouman and Ryan Putnam, who both played tight end at Boise State. “Basically everything I needed to know, on how to be a successful college player, I learned from observing them. They knew how to do it and they did it right. I think it’s excellent to have been around those types of players and I’ve been very fortunate.” ACADEMIC WIZ KID

can do anything you want with it,” Brockel said. “If I want to be a manager I can still go do that with an accounting degree. I just liked the idea of the specifics of it.” Graduating with two degrees wasn’t the only goal Brockel was content with achieving, however. He says he also wanted to make sure he excelled at the highest level along the way too. “I also wanted to get an A- average in my undergrad degree and I accomplished that. I was taking 18 or 19 credits a semester during my undergraduate, even during the season. It was big to be able to do the time management thing.” Brockel says one of the philosophies that Coach Pete preaches on a daily basis played a big role in helping him stay the course. “Coach Pete talks about the ‘be here now’ mentality,” Brockel said. “When you’re doing homework, do homework, you’re not thinking about football. I really focused on that, and I think it helped me get [those goals] done…I’m really goal driven. I’ve had to make sacrifices in other areas of my life to do that, but it was something I wanted.” According to Petersen, that dedication has never been a challenge for Brockel. “He’s just a very mature individual,” Petersen said. “He always has been, ever since

Success off the football field has always been equally important to Brockel. He has set particularly high expectations for his school work, which has led him to obtaining his bachelor’s degree already, and will earn him a masters in accounting after just four and a half years. “One of my goals right when I got here was to get my “He just gets it, he gets everything. He gets the academic masters degree,” Brockel said. thing. He gets the, being a great teammate, thing. [...] “Then I started working and That’s why he is a captain.” - Coach Petersen looking at it and I set my a goal to get my undergraduate in three years. I got both those.” he’s been here. He brings really good maturity Brockel said he chose accounting for a to our team. That coupled with his toughness, couple different reasons. First, his mom used his work ethic and his intelligence makes for a to be a Certified Public Accountant, which pretty strong leader.” gave him some insight into the profession. He Now, while Brockel has enjoyed success said he also felt accounting gives him the best on the field and in the classroom, he says he opportunity to go into the business world once looks at accomplishments without comparison. his football career is over. “Both are goals that I wanted right “I figured you get your accounting degree when I got here,” Brockel said about earning and it’s kind of the language of business, you his masters degree and being named a

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team captain. “Being in the position to have completed one of those, and being able to finish the other one, it’s awesome. It’s a great feeling for me that I’ve worked for something for four or four and a half years and it’s finally starting to culminate. The fruits of my labor are paying off.” AN OUTDOORSMAN AT HEART Despite being consumed by football and academics through most of the year, Brockel still finds time to enjoy his other passion in life: the outdoors. Brockel spends as much time as possible during the summer going fishing and backpacking, while also putting together the occasional rafting trip. He even recently added rock climbing to his list of extreme activities. “I love that stuff,” Brockel said with his enthusiasm showing in his voice. “The outdoors is just great. The summer is great for that because we have the weekends off. I’ll shoot out after a workout on Friday for a two night back packing trip.” Brockel said in the long term he would like to climb more mountains, like Rainer and Denali. In the near future, however, he said he is looking forward to getting as many of his teammates involved in his outdoor adventures as possible. “I’ll go with [Ryan] Winterswyk and do some climbing. I’m going to take D.J. Harper out this summer and go backpacking…I’m also going to try and get a big white water rafting

trip together with a bunch of guys from the team, maybe some guys that haven’t done that.” Part of the reason Brockel is so passionate about sharing his experiences with his teammates is to help him build connections bigger than football. “I was in the weight room and [Harper] was talking crap to me and I said, “hey D.J. you better be careful. You’re going to wake up [in the wilderness] with just a map that says good luck and I’m not going to be around anywhere,” Brockel joked, showing the fun loving side of his personality. “I also just like trying to get the other guys involved too in activities. I think Boise is such a unique place and you have the opportunity to do so much, you have to take advantage of it rather than just sit on your couch.” THE DRIVING FORCE Brockel has undoubtedly evolved into one of the most dynamic Boise State studentathletes throughout his four years in blue and orange. All the while, he has managed to separate football, academics and his social life. As no surprise, however, he continues to find success in everything he does. “I just like to be the best,” Brockel said with a confident, yet humble, tone. “I’ve always been that way. With the combination of being a captain and getting a masters degree, I look at that as one of the best possible things

you can do. I don’t want to be average. I want to be great.” Part of his challenge of being great was breaking out of his comfort zone, though. Brockel said one area that he has grown significantly is in his leadership role on the football field. “A couple years ago I had some trouble with the whole leadership thing because I don’t think a lot of people understood where I was coming from, as far as my mentality and my drive. I don’t think people could really relate to me.” According to Brockel, that disconnect went well back into his high school days. “I didn’t relate with too many other high school students because I don’t think they could relate to where I was coming from,” Brockel said. “They didn’t really understand what it took to get my goals done. I’ve had to work on that and learn how to relate to people a little bit.” Football has done great things to change all that, however. Brockel feels that being involved with so many different people has given him a better understanding for who he is, and what makes him so unique. “You get to know about who they are, what drives them and where they come from. That’s kind of interesting to know, especially with our team because you’ve got so many different guys from so many different places. I think it’s really unique and awesome.”

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While most college student-athletes spent their summer vacation relaxing far from the competitive arena, Boise State wrestler Jason Chamberlain was working on his craft with the top young wrestlers in the world. After an extraordinary freshman campaign at Boise State, in which Chamberlain won the 149-pound Pacific-10 Conference Championship and earned a trip to the NCAA National Tournament, he took his show on the road for a world tour.

“These are the best guys in the country and I spent [the summer] wrestling with them. I actually did really well. It was a little surprising… I’m really excited for next year now because I’ve seen how well I can do against these guys, even though it’s free style. I’ll be going in trying to win [a national championship], not just trying to be an All-American.” In just one season wrestling for the Broncos, Chamberlain has already begun to make a name for himself; both locally and on the national

First, Chamberlain wrestled to a second-place finish at the FILA Junior Nationals Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., which showcased the top 17-20 year old wrestlers in the country. His runner-up finish earned him a spot at the FILA Junior World Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo. At the World Team Trials Chamberlain compiled a perfect 10-0 match record, allowing just one point throughout the entire tournament en route to a first-place finish at 66 kg (145.5 pounds). With the win, Chamberlain earned the chance to represent the United States at the FILA Junior World Team Championships in Ankara, Turkey, August 4-9. A trip to Turkey wasn’t the only reward for his hard work, however. It also meant that Chamberlain would spend his summer training with some of the top wrestlers in the country. Chamberlain went to the Olympic training facilities for multiple two-week workout sessions prior to his trip overseas.

wrestling scene. He finished the 2008-09 season with a 22-9 record (123 tournament, 10-6 dual), while starting 16-of-20 duals for Boise State. Chamberlain said he attributes a great deal of his success simply to the fact that “I like to wrestle really hard. I’m not mean, but I’ll get you tired; really tired.” With so much success this early in his career, Chamberlain’s peers are taking notice too. “[I was nicknamed] the baby faced assassin because I look really young, but then I’d get out there and just beat up on kids.” Chamberlain doesn’t spend all his time focusing on his own wrestling career, however. When time permits, he said he likes to volunteer with local youth wrestling clubs, doing his part to give back to the sport. “I love it. I want to be a coach some day. So I’ll do whatever I can to make the kids better.”

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BAA Staff

Diane Weible President

Clarence Jones Vice President

Weible and Jones lead Association for 2009-10  Ryan Armbruster Endowment Chair

Brian Yeargain Budget Chair/Treasurer

Kathy Harris Secretary

Bob Madden Executive Director

Check Exchange Bronco Athletic Association 2008-09 President Tony Maher (C) and Executive Director Bob Madden. (R) transfer the Association’s annual turnover check for $2,617,950 to Associate Athletic Director Mike Waller (L). The check includes net revenues from Association memberships, parking fees, CD investments, and endowment earnings.

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      The Bronco Athletic Association has announced its executive officers and board members for the 2009-10 fiscal year.       Diane Weible will serve as President and Clarence Jones as Vice President.  Kathy Harris remains as Secretary with Brian Yeargain as Budget Chair/Treasurer and Ryan Armbruster as Endowment Chair.       Association board members are appointed to serve one to three year terms and assist in the planning and implementation of all events and activities held by the Bronco Athletic Association.  The board members for 2009-10 are as follows:  Larry Arguinchona, Mark Arstein, Bob Beede, Gene Bleymaier, Kenny Bolton, Cheryl Brown, Pam Casey, Diane  Compton, Aaron Dykas, Shelley Smith Eichmann, Todd Gabriel, MJ Goss, Randy Heffner, Gary Herriott, Pat Libby Insko, Paul Jorgensen, Joe Kuebler, Jay Larsen, CJ Martin, Tony Maher, Harry Martz, Mike Mather, Gail May, Mike Mers, Rod Meyer, Jon Miller, Brian Murphy, Allen Noble, Bill Post, Paul Powell, Paul Skeen, Jo Stillwaugh, Mark Urness, Robert Vorbeck, and Rolly Woolsey.


Bronco Golf Series 2009 The Broncos had another fun-packed year with the 2009 Bronco Golf Series. Thanks to the presenting sponsor, US Bank, the tournament sponsors and participants, the three tournaments, Broncos in the Desert, held in March in Palm Springs, the Lyle Smith Classic, held in May at SpurWing Country Club in Meridian, and Broncos at Jug Mountain Ranch, held in July in McCall helped raise over $52,500 for athletic summer school scholarships. A special recognition to Morton

Presented by & Co. and RSCI, Inc. who sponsored a team in all three tournaments, and to Petrol Services and Like Nu Car Wash who participated in all three of the Bronco Golf Series events as well as contributed to the golfer tee prize packages. Join us for Bronco Golf Series 2010 as we ramp up for another fun series of tournaments. To get more information about upcoming events or to be on the Bronco Golf mailing list, please contact AnnMarie Johnson at 208-426-5407.

Auction 2009

Coaches Clubs / Sports Enhancement Funds The Athletic Department at Boise State University encourages each sport to help supplement their respective budget by fundraising. To facilitate this process, they have either established an individual booster group or have an enhancement fund available for accepting gifts. Monies contributed to these booster groups or enhancement funds are available to the coaches to directly benefit their sport(s). If you are interested in learning more please contact the Bronco Athletic Association office at 208-426-3556 or baa@boisestate.edu.

What a great year to be a Bronco! The Boise State Auction 2009 broke new trails this year as we introduced some added “fun” to this “fun”draising event. With the addition of two online auctions held in the fall and spring months leading up to the May event and entertainment provided by the academic scholarship recipients and Bronco studentathletes the night of the dinner and live auction, the “fun-factor” of the Boise State Auction was at an all-time high. Thanks to our sponsors, cash donors, auction winners, and Boise State Auction guests, we are excited to announce that our 2009 net figure raised was $315,000 for academic and athletic scholarship endowments! On behalf of the Bronco Athletic Association and Boise State Alumni Association, we would like to give special recognition to the Idaho Statesman for their

continued support as the Silent Auction and ALMOST Live Auction Sponsor, as they went above and beyond to help make this event a success this year. Also, a tremendous thank you to the 2009 co-chairs: BAA Board Member, Pam Casey and Alumni Association Board Member, Greg Chavez as well as the executive and acquisition committee members for the endless hours of support in making this event such a victory during a challenging fundraising time!

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I began my duties as Executive Director of The Bronco Athletic Association (BAA) in June of 1980 working under former Athletic Director and Football Coach Lyle Smith. I was Coach Smith’s last hire before his retirement in 1981. During those early years I also had dual responsibility as an Assistant Athletic Director. That title later changed to Associate Athletic Director for Development.

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The Bronco Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization established in 1968 to promote and advance the athletics program of Boise State University (BSU). It is taxexempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, its activities are approved by University administration and all monies are deposited through the Boise State University Foundation. A Board of Directors consisting of 40 boosters serve one to three year terms and govern the activities of the Association. A president, vice president, secretary, treasurer/ budget chair and endowment chair are elected annually by the directors. A full time executive director and a staff of six full-time and two

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graduate assistants conduct the day-to-day affairs of the Association from the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery at the southwest corner of Bronco Stadium. Fans become involved in the BAA through its membership program. Membership begins with the Corral Club at $75. For fans who wish to purchase football and /or men’s basketball season tickets in a priority area, the Bronco Club at $140 or other club levels are available for consideration. The higher the membership level the better the location for seating.

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How has the BAA affected the growth of Boise State Athletics?

The Bronco Athletic Association has been the financial backbone of Bronco Athletics for 41 years. During this time period, members have generously contributed their time and money to support all men’s and women’s sports and our student-athletes. We are projecting that over 4,500 Association members will renew or join for 2009-10, which will raise over $2,100,000 in revenues. In addition, the Association provides financial support through scholarships/ program endowments, coach’s clubs/sports enhancement funds, special events such as the biannual auctions and numerous golf tournaments, planned giving vehicles

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and bricks & mortar projects. Major athletic related projects that the Association and/or its members have played leadership roles in have been the Boise State Pavilion (Taco Bell Arena), the Bronco Football Complex, the Bronco Stadium expansions, the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery, the Jacksons Indoor Track, the Peterson-PRECO Learning Center, the Simplot Center for Athletic Excellence, the Fedrizzi Fitness Center Annex, and the Caven-Williams Sports Complex.

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Who are candidates to become members of the BAA?

Certainly, ANYONE who appreciates BSU Athletics and wants to help our studentathletes be successful are all candidates for membership. In reality, many fans join the BAA because of the relationship between the Association membership and seating locations in football and/or men’s basketball. The availability of reserve parking is also another incentive for many people. The challenge for our board and staff is to grow “Bronco Nation” by recruiting fans who do not purchase season tickets or sit in nonpriority seating locations, live away from our geographic area, attend pre-game tailgates but not the games, and follow the Broncos through

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of student-athletes and coaches, the facilities, the competition, the national notoriety and respect have elevated our program to the top echelon of Division 1 intercollegiate athletics. This year, the overall athletics program at BSU was recognized as the 49th best in the country in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Competition.

As you travel around the country as an ambassador of BSU and its athletics The best known benefits of the BAA program, what kinds of things do you hear membership are the opportunity to about what’s going on at Boise State from purchase football and/or men’s basketball leaders of other, larger athletic programs? season tickets in priority areas and the ability to purchase reserve parking. Without a doubt, BSU Athletics has gained However, many of our members are very national attention and respect. Yes, they appreciative of the social aspects such as the know us from the “Blue Turf” and yes, they fall Bronco BBQ and the opportunity to meet say that the 2007 Fiesta Bowl was one of the the players & coaches, new this year will be the greatest games Bronco Tuesdays ever played. But in the Stueckle The Bronco Athletic Association beyond that, Sky Center with they correlate the coaches, and exists to promote and generate BSU with quality the pre-football financial support for BSU Athletics. and doing things game dinners in the right way. the Allen Noble Our Athletics Director Gene Bleymaier is well Hall of Fame Gallery. Many of our boosters have respected in the profession and his good made lifetime friends through these activities works and contacts have benefited the entire and their relationship with the Broncos. University. Other valuable benefits include the “Bronco Beat” e-mail updates and an If there’s one thing that you would want exciting new publication entitled “THE BLUE” a casual fan of Boise State sports to magazine. This publication will replace the understand about the BAA, what would that Bronco Insider and provide extensive coverage one thing be? of the BAA, Varsity “B” and Boise State Athletics. It is recognized as the Official The Bronco Athletic Association exists to Publication of Boise State Athletics. promote and generate financial support for When you began with the BAA, could you have ever imagined the amount of growth of the athletics program and its recent notoriety?

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BSU Athletics. Each year, the task of athletic fund development is becoming more important to the survival of intercollegiate athletics as we know it today. The monies needed to maintain student-athlete scholarships, sports programs, coaching staffs and other expenditures at most schools is costing more than the financial resources available to fund their respective budgets. We, too, at Boise State are experiencing this issue and must continue to identify and recruit more BAA members. Our number of gifts and the overall value of these gifts must increase. In order to accomplish this objective we need to grow “Bronco Nation” by involving more fans such as the ones identified in question number four. I own a business and am proud to support the Broncos. Now that “The Blue” is the official sports publication of Boise State Athletics, do I get a cost consideration when placing an ad in this new, exciting publication? Do my Ad dollars help the athletics program in some way?

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All BAA members who advertise in “The Blue” will receive a 10% discount. Your participation in “The Blue” helps our athletics program in a couple of ways. First of all, a portion of all advertising dollars will be given back to the department. And secondly, your advertising in “The Blue” underwrites the cost of this publication and enables us to communicate valuable information to you about the Bronco Athletic Association, the Varsity “B” Club and Boise State Athletics.

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When I first attended Boise Junior College in the 1960’s I could count all the buildings on one hand, and the student body was 1,200 students. My fees were $37.50 per semester and I could purchase all my text books for $50. So I guess it was impossible to imagine the BSU academic and athletic programs as they are today. By 1980, when I began my tenure with the Bronco Athletic Association the University had advanced considerably from my earlier days on campus. That year our football team won the Division 1-AA National Championship and you just knew that the Broncos were on the move. However, even then, it would have been very difficult to envision the athletics program we have today. The numbers of sports, the quality

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The BAA Welcomes Cindy Chumley Cindy was born and raised in a small town in Idaho.    After High School Graduation from Gooding, she moved to Boise to attend a Business College where she received her degree.    While at school she met a Boise State student named Bob and were married 2 years later.    Cindy has worked for a number of great companies.  To name a few, First Security Bank in Operations, Hewlett Packard in the DMD Human Resources Department, Hewlett Packard Credit Union as an Loan Officer and Boise State University Foundation where she just  recently transferred from to the Bronco Athletic Association.   Two years ago she also received her Real Estate License.    She and her husband   currently own and operate a Table Grape Vineyard called Cholmondeley Vineyard.   They have two grown sons, Jason and Tony.    Cindy states, “We are all Bronco fans!”  

Go Broncos!

BAA Football Endowment Sponsors Several businesses will again this year do football promotions to increase their athletic scholarship endowments as well as show their support for the team. The Bronco Athletic Association would like to publically thank each one for their generous contributions.

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Bronco Athletic Association Showing It’s Tech Savvy In an effort to better communicate with our current members and reach out to potential members, the Bronco Athletic Association has begun to utilize several social networking programs. Last year, the Association began its “Bronco Beat” email updates to members who have supplied their email addresses to our office. This has been very well received and has even led to spouses and siblings being included on this weekly email update that gives members the inside scoop on the latest happenings surrounding Bronco Athletics. Now, the Association has taken this concept a step further by starting its own Facebook account : http://www.facebook. com/pages/Boise-ID/Bronco-AthleticAssociation/101252969266. There are several goals the Association hopes to accomplish by establishing this; 1) to make our members feel as though they are a part of something, regardless of their membership level, 2) to give our members a chance to communicate with each other like never before, and 3) promote the Association and demonstrate how your

The Campaign to Grow “Bronco Nation”! Most intercollegiate athletic programs across the nation are experiencing difficulties with their balance sheets. The problem is expenditures are accelerating at a rapid pace and revenues are flat at best and, in many cases, declining because of the economic downturn.

To facilitate this growth we have added a Corral Club membership category. This $75 level should appeal to our fans who sit in non-priority sections of our stadium/arena or for the ones who, for various reasons, do not attend our athletic events, however, are diehard Broncos. If you are interested in volunteering to help identify and or recruit new members for our “Bronco Nation” campaign please contact Bob Madden or Kris Kamann at 208-426-3557 or by e-mail at baa@boisestate.edu.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GROW BRONCO NATION! Currently, we have 3,864 annual renewal memberships. Our goal this year will be 4,500 and within three years to be at 7,500.

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support benefits Boise State Athletics and its student-athletes. The BAA has also created “online giving” opportunities for supporters to give quicker, easier and on their own timeline. This option has been added to the Association’s website, which can be found by clicking on “Giving” on the front page of www.broncosports. com. Among the options Bronco fans can now give to via the internet are individual sports enhancements, bricks & mortar projects, scholarship endowments, and annual memberships. Finally, the “Build The Blue” campaign is yet another example of how technology can be a fun and useful tool. This summer, the Association initiated this program via the athletic department’s website in order to raise much-needed dollars for summer school scholarships. People from as far away as Virginia gave and you can too! Help us “Build The Blue” and support our successful summerschool program by clicking on the icon located on www.broncosports.com.


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BASKETBALL CENTER The Lockerroom complex would be a dream come true. The physical centerpiece of our program. A place where teams are built; champions are made. Every recruit who steps on campus can see the direction, vision, and dream of Boise State Basketball. Gordon Presnell

If you are interested in helping us complete the fundraising needed for this project, please contact the BAA office at 208.426.3556 or by email at BAA@BoiseState.edu.

The new basketball locker room at Boise State will be one of the finest in the country. This state of the art facility will greatly enhance our ability to recruit top notch student athletes and serve as a nice addition to Taco Bell Arena, which has played host to 9 NCAA first and second round basketball tournaments. Greg Graham

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A FINAL SALUTE TO

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July 22, 1939 - May 3, 2009


The Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band, directed by David A. Wells, made its debut at Boise State’s first home football game on September 5, 1987, becoming a source of instant pride to both the university and community. After 23 years of service as Director of the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band, Bronco Nation gives a final salute...

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MEET SHAWN GARUS Boise State’s New Women’s Volleyball Coach When Shawn Garus was chosen to take over the Boise State volleyball program on June 30, he knew the road ahead would not be an easy one traveled. The first obstacle to overcome: having less than two months to get acquainted with his new team before the start of the 2009-10 season. But while others might be intimidated by such a task, Garus only saw his move from the University of North CarolinaGreensboro as an exciting opportunity. “The timing couldn’t have been better to leave for a conference with such a high level of competition,” Garus said. “There is a different draw [of fans] than the southeast, because in the southeast people are big into basketball and football.” After looking at Garus’ coaching resume it is easy to see why the 37-year old is confident about his chances in turning around the struggling Boise State program. When Garus took over as head coach at UNCG in 2005, the Spartans were concluding a 0-16 record in conference play. One year later his team finished 14-4 against league opponents. In just four seasons Garus led UNCG to the Southern Conference finals twice, to go along with three consecutive seasons of 20 or more wins. Garus plans to carry his success to Boise State immediately, despite taking over a team that was 9-19 in 2008-09. In order to take the Broncos to the highest level, however, Garus knows time and patience will be essential. Regardless, he is confident in the current Bronco roster, and is excited to hit the recruiting trail with the Boise State name on his chest. In the short term, Garus said one of his primary goals is to take Boise State to the Western Athletic Conference tournament this year, which would mean finishing the regular season in the top six in the conference. Garus also said he understands the team will have to buy into his program and expect to win before any success will come. Garus plans to bring a fun mentality to Bronco gym. He describes himself as a casual, soft spoken person with a quiet confidence. He said he was always the shy kid in school, but through coaching has learned to open up to people much more. “Coaching has pulled certain talents out.

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That helps when coaching players, because I know what it takes to come out of your shell.” His laid back attitude is reflected in the things he enjoys in his personal life, like his choice of music (Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Dave Matthews to name a few). But Garus claims solitude isn’t always his game, however, as he always enjoys a good laugh. He has even been known to drop a random Will Ferrell movie line (or something similar in nature) at practice on occasion, just to see if any of his players pick up on the reference. Garus said he likes his players to have a similar approach to life; being able to focus and be professional, while also enjoying what they do. “When I recruit a player I want them to have character, but I also want them to be a character.” When he isn’t coaching volleyball Garus said his favorite thing to do is play with his two children, Emily (7) and Trevor (3), and spend time with his wife Cindy.

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University of San Francisco Assistant Coach

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Texas Tech University Assistant Coach

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Head Coach

Before becoming a coach, Garus enjoyed a long successful career as a player himself. He graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 1995, where he played for the university men’s club volleyball team. He also played in the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) from 1994-2003.


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2009 Fall Edition