Something is slightly out of alignment here. Boise State finished 14-0 after a 17-10 victory over Texas Christian, but somehow the record became the score on the Broncos' official site. Thanks to Dave.
Boise State fans will soon be able to take stock in their team.
Athletic director Gene Bleymaier announced Wednesday that his department is forming Boise State Broncos, Inc., a program that will allow fans to buy shares of athletic department stock.
A total of 200,000 shares will be available at a cost of $100 per share. The $20 million raised will be used to renovate facilities.
In return, shareholders will receive a stock certificate, voting privileges and will be invited to the annual shareholder meeting. It's all legal because the organization will be a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation. Shareholders will not receive dividends and the stock does not appreciate.
The program is modeled after one used in 1997 by the Green Bay Packers, the NFL's only publicly owned team. The Packers raised nearly $24 million by selling more than 105,000 new shares in the team.
"This program worked tremendously for the Green Bay Packers, and we think it can work for us." Bleymaier said.
Idaho athletic director Rob Spear was scheduled to fly Tuesday from Moscow to Boise to attend booster functions before Saturday's Idaho-Boise State game. Upon his arrival at the airport, he learned that the plane taking him to Boise was Horizon's new Boise State-themed Q400.
Robb Akey's Idaho Vandals opened as 28.5-point underdogs in Saturday's game at Boise State. Normally, coaches who are facing an expected bludgeoning say nice things about their opponent, hoping to soften the blow.
"My goal is that on Saturday night that I will be the least popular individual with every administrator within the WAC conference because we have taken the BCS hopes away from our conference," Akey said. "That's my goal and desire."
The 2007 film "Out of the Blue" is available online. It chronicles a group of Boise State players leading to the landmark 43-42 victory over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. This video runs about 84 minutes.
Oregon's ugly 19-8 loss at Boise State had an ugly ending. Duck players were seen fighting among themselves, and LeGarrette Blount landed a solid right hand to the jaw of Bronco defensive end Byron Hout, who said something to the running back after hitting him on the left shoulder.
Boise State coach Chris Petersen stepped in and restrained Hout after Blount's punch, but members of the Oregon staff were nowhere to be found, apparently eager to get off the field and out of town.
Blount exchanged words with fans on his way to the locker room and continued his outburst into the tunnel, with police and stadium security stepping in. Another video showing Hout hitting Blount on the left shoulder and fans yelling at the Oregon player is after the jump, along with several screen grabs.