30 Facts About Boise State

1. Boise State won the 2018 Mountain West Conference title by less than 100 points.

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2. Boise State could very well make this a memorable 20th season for the Mountain West Conference.

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3. Boise State was ranked No 25 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, while Fresno State jumped the Broncos with the win and came in at No 21.

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4. Boise State defeated Oregon last year in the Las Vegas Bowl, and played Arizona State in the game in 2011.

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5. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with 19,664 students.

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6. Boise State can operate without state authorization in California because it is a public accredited institution and in Massachusetts due to the nature of its activities within that state.

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7. Boise State has taken steps to protect its students and operations through nationwide compliance and currently participates in a voluntary State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement encompassing all states except California and Massachusetts.

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8. Boise State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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9. Boise State has only been shut out twice in its history as a four-year school.

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10. Boise State won the last two Big West Championships in 1999 and 2000 before moving to the WAC.

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11. On June 11, 2010, Boise State accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference, their third conference since becoming a Division 1A school.

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12. Boise State has a total of 15 conference championships, 6 in the Big Sky, 2 in the Big West, and 7 in the WAC.

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13. In 1996, the year Boise State moved up to Division 1-A, head coach Pokey Allen was forced to take a medical leave due to cancer.

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14. Boise State had a brewing rivalry with TCU, but the teams have only ever met four times and there are not any future games scheduled, with TCU having joined the Big 12 Conference.

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15. Boise State had a 40-year in-state rivalry with the University of Idaho, which began with a Bronco victory in the first meeting in 1971.

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16. In 2012, Boise State granted special permission and an international trademark to Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan for use of the blue field turf for their football field, Tomahawks Field.

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17. Boise State recently approved the proposal for a blue field at Luther College.

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18. Boise State is one of 7 college football programs in the United States to have a non-green playing surface.

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19. Boise State holds a trademark on any non-green field, not just blue.

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20. Boise State finished the Season with a Las Vegas Bowl win over Oregon and finished the season ranked 22nd in the both the AP and coaches poll.

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21. Boise State will name former Boise Hawks manager Gary Van Tol as baseball coach during a 3 pm news conference Tuesday, a source confirmed to the Idaho Press-Tribune and BlueTurfSports.

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22. Boise State responded with a moderate run that reduced WSU's lead to nine points.

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23. Boise State will get wide receiver John Hightower and safety Kekoa  Nawahine back for tonight's Mountain West title game.

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24. Boise State arrives at Albertsons Stadium for the Mountain West title game.

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25. Boise State finished with 448 total yards, a season-high allowed by Fresno State.

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26. Boise State running back Alexander Mattison was named offensive MVP of the game with 40 carries for 200 yards and a TD.

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27. Boise State recently broke ground on a new $40 million complex to house the Honors College and new student housing.

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28. Boise State has seen a growing in Greek Community on campus, from less than a couple hundred in 2010 to over 1,400 today.

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29. Boise State broke ground in May 2017 on a $42 million Center for the Fine Arts, which will house sculpture, metalwork, painting, graphic design and other visual arts, as well as gallery space and a digital "World Museum" devoted to high-tech arts experiences.

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30. Boise State now awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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