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Mountain West, Here We Come. Again.

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So, after the craziness and defections of the last couple weeks, it’s now final. Boise State will remain in the Mountain West conference.

Not to say it really surprises me, because it doesn’t. The Big East was well on its way to becoming the laughing stock of the college football world. And, that’s the last thing we need – to once again be in the middle of controversy and derision. I can hear it now – “They went to a worse conference than they were in”. “Taking the easy road once again”. Etc. Etc.

It’s also good (maybe great) for the rest of the Olympic sports – and especially men’s basketball. Coach Rice is building what appears to be a great program, and remaining in the Mountain West will keep the eyes on a potentially great basketball team.

Right now, in my opinion (for what it’s worth), I believe we have a potential to turn the Mountain West into a major conference. It was heading that direction when we joined, and maybe now the addition of Fresno and Nevada will make up for the loss of TCU and Utah. I’m hoping SDSU and BYU will return to the fold. Then, we’d really be talking football.

C’mon Bronco fans – get behind the MWC and let’s roll!

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    • Untitled
    • December 23, 2013
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    How Is Georgia In A BCS Game And Boise State Not? Boise State has a better record, and they beat Georgia at Georgia. I don’t get it.
    Yeah, not a BCS game, still don’t get why Georgia is in a more prestigious bowl game than than the Broncos.

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      • Admin
      • December 23, 2013
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      The Cotton bowl is not a BCS Bowl.Lots of bowls are affiliated with Conferences, just as it always have been. I can’t remember if the Cotton Bowl usually gets SEC v/s Big 12, that’s just the way they do things. Ok may be you do deserve to get a better bowl. The Sugar bowl is really at fault, I will concede that, but New Orleans doesn’t care too much for even Baton Rouge, One year it was a tie between LSU and Auburn and too close to call guess who went to the Sugar Bowl ? Auburn. If they don’t get the Sec Champion they simply choose who they want. And that’s for the money! There is this funny Stupid rule out of the top 16 teams can go to a BCS Bowl. Stupid!

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    • BRYAN H
    • February 24, 2014
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    Boise State? How many boise state folks think that they should have played ohio now? go sec football.

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      • Admin
      • February 24, 2014
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      Boise State plays in a much weaker conference than either OSU or Florida, so even their own coaching staff had to realize that they couldn’t hold any kind of game to either team. The only thing that can be said for Boise State is that they are the only undefeated team left in the country and they beat an Oklahoma squad that was heavily favored in the game and was a pre-season pick to be playing for the National Title.

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    • Pø3 ®álph¡€ Bøy
    • March 4, 2014
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    Universtiy Of Hawaii Vs. Boise State, Who Will Win This Friday? I am a Warrior fan and I think Hawaii would kill the Broncos, but everyone is entitled to their opinion, what do you guys think?

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      I’ll go with Hawaii 48 – Boise State 45. Perhaps another Dan Kelly Field Goal for the win?

      It really could be the opposite way around, both teams are good. I think good enough to play ALMOST any other team in the country.

      The last two games between these teams have been decided by a score, that’s really close. The team that limits the turnovers will win the game I believe. Either way, the WAC has some exciting teams and I enjoy watching the games. This ones for the WAC championship, a possible BCS berth, an possible undefeated season, a possible Heisman invite, and bragging rights for another year! How much more excitement can anyone put into a college football game? How can any true football fan say that this game doesn’t matter or that they won’t watch it? I’ll be watching and cheering like it’s the Superbowl! Go Warriors & Go Boise State! Show the country what the WAC is made of!!!

      Things to watch for: Boise’s Trick Plays + Ian Johnson, Hawaii’s Colt Brennan + the Quad Recievers!

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    • Smokadaganj
    • March 12, 2014
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    Bear Mountain/West Point Academy/Popolopen Creek Hike? I did a hike last year next to popolopen creek at bear mountain, it borders west point academy. I remember at the top there was a memorial of rocks that cadets from the academy carried to the top in memory of their fallen friends. I was wondering what this trail is cause i can’t remember it. any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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      I dont have my maps on hand but I know the trail you are talking about. You can either check the Bear Mtn website to see if they have a list of trails or just order a map. Instead of getting just a bear mountain map get the map for Harriman State Park, it`ll cover more trails

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    • Wafflehouse
    • March 15, 2014
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    Is The Mountain West Better Than The SEC? This is in response to the question that just got deleted by I Eat Tigers for Lunch

    utah>alabama>ole miss>florida

    wyoming>tennessee>ole miss>florida

    MWC>SEC

    HAHAHAHAHA
    this was his question:

    Ole Miss > Texas > Oklahoma. Ha ha ha?
    The SEC might down this year but the SEC is still better than the garbage Big-12 HAAHAHAHAHAHAH.
    i meant wyoming>tennessee>vandy>ole miss>florida

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      I remember Utah coming to Tiger stadium in Baton Rouge, La, and LSU toyed with them. Ne veer thought of Trashing the Utes. Why don’t you and the rest of the Mountain West schedule regular season games with the SEC, that’s how Everyone has pur USC of a Pedestal.You have thoroughly whipped the Pac 10 Move on to other pastures. Secheule SEC LSU,FLORIDA, OLE MISS TENNESSEE,ALABAMA,GEORGIA. Step up to the plate thats how USC DID it. Remember if you win and brag that is just stating the facts.

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    • Ami
    • April 19, 2014
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    If Boise State Finishes Undefeated, Should They Be In The Championship? What happens if the BCS Contenders all finished with at least 1 or 2 losses while Boise State remains the only team that is Undefeated. Currently they are ranked #5 and could possibly stay in the top 5 at the end of the season. Should the TRUE undefeated team get a legitimate shot at the National Championship or will Boise State have to settle for The Fiesta Bowl.

    My Reason for asking is because I know for sure that Florida, Alabama and LSU will beat each other up because of their brutal schedules, Texas is due for an upset loss, Not a single team in the Big Ten, Pac-10 or Big East deserves to be in the top 5 and the ACC contenders will beat each other up.

    Why not give Boise State a chance.

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      Boise State actually plays some pretty darn good teams during the course of the season and recently have beaten some big boys most notably Oklahoma which should have gotten the nations attention. This season there is a good possibility that they may go undefeated again and not get a shot as most assuredly either someone with one loss like either Alabama or Texas probably will instead. The best thing that they could ever do is to have the season play out, announce the top 4 teams in the nation who would play in bowl games but in a tournament format like #1 Florida vs #4 Boise State/ #2 Texas vs #3 Alabama for instance. Then the winners would play each other for the true national championship. Hard to argue this as you’d have to beat two highly ranked teams back to back to truly earn it. So easy to do and it would only call for one extra game which would be for it all!

      For now the only thing that could possibly help them out would be to schedule some tough out of conference teams and even play them at their house like Georgia, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, or Penn State.

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    • A
    • April 21, 2014
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    Is Boise State A Commuter College? If so what does that technically mean? Do most students live on campus or live at home? Also if you have any other info on this college I’d love to hear the pros and cons. Thanks ?

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      Boise State is not considered a “commuter school”. A school is considered a commuter school when a lare population of the students commute to school instead of live in the dorms. This does not mean that NO ONE lives in the dorms or on campus, it just means that a large enough population of students drive or take public transportation to and from school each day that it can be deemed a commuter school. My university is considered a commuter school, but the majority of students live on campus and the dorms are really popular.

      Use collegeboard.com to research on Boise State.

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    • Wafflehouse
    • April 24, 2014
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    Is The Mountain West Better Than The SEC? This is in response to the question that just got deleted by I Eat Tigers for Lunch

    utah>alabama>ole miss>florida

    wyoming>tennessee>ole miss>florida

    MWC>SEC

    HAHAHAHAHA
    this was his question:

    Ole Miss > Texas > Oklahoma. Ha ha ha?
    The SEC might down this year but the SEC is still better than the garbage Big-12 HAAHAHAHAHAHAH.
    i meant wyoming>tennessee>vandy>ole miss>florida

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      I remember Utah coming to Tiger stadium in Baton Rouge, La, and LSU toyed with them. Ne veer thought of Trashing the Utes. Why don’t you and the rest of the Mountain West schedule regular season games with the SEC, that’s how Everyone has pur USC of a Pedestal.You have thoroughly whipped the Pac 10 Move on to other pastures. Secheule SEC LSU,FLORIDA, OLE MISS TENNESSEE,ALABAMA,GEORGIA. Step up to the plate thats how USC DID it. Remember if you win and brag that is just stating the facts.

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    • Anonymous
    • April 25, 2014
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    Are The Mountain West’s Glory Days Over? The Mountain West arguably used to be a stronger football conference than the ACC or the Big East. But now that Brigham Young, TCU, Utah, Boise State and San Diego State have left or will leave and that it couldn’t secure an AQ bid, will it be able to survive? Not to mention the fact that the Mountain West Network was taken off the air. what do you think?

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      Mountain West Teams in 2013:
      Air Force Falcons
      Colorado State Rams
      New Mexico Lobos
      Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels
      Wyoming Cowboys
      Fresno State Bulldogs
      Nevada Wolf Pack
      San Jose State Spartans
      Utah State Aggies

      Ya, they’re done.

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    • I said, SON!
    • April 28, 2014
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    ‘SEC Humiliated At Home By Little Mountain West Team’? Is that the greatest headline in college football history, or what?

    Little Utah beat down and physically dominated the baddest of the SEC teams on their home turf!

    All SEC homers should be too ashamed to show their faces on this site for a thousand years!

    Agree?
    Anyone who has ever watched a Sugar Bowl for the last 40 years knows the SEC gets EVERY call in EVERY game there!

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      T town is bama’s home turf you idiot! And did unless you expected Alabama to win the sugar bowl at the start of the season then shut your mountain west mouth and be happy. I’ll give it to utah, who was undefeated coming into the game, they were the better team last night. But I’m still a huge bama fan, so ROLL FREAKIN’ TIDE!

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    • NCAAF Fan
    • April 30, 2014
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    Boise State Gets Bashed For Their Schedule When Nobody Wants To Play Them? How can people still blame Boise State for their schedule when no major team will play a home and away with them.

    No Major team is stupid enough to play Boise State in Boise, why you ask? Boise State is almost impossible to beat at home.

    Boise State should be commended for actually getting Oregon to play them this year not bashed because everybody else was afraid of them.

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      The Boise State situation is one that many other Mountain West and WAC teams have faced over the years, even before those insane asylum escapees invented the BCS system.

      Those teams aren’t scheduled by the established powers for several reasons. First is money. The powers can schedule a non-conference home game with a much lessor team and sell out. If you look at the schedules, some teams have 7, 8, or even 9 home games.

      If they do schedule a WAC or Mountain West team, it’s rarely a home-away 2 game commitment. It’s usually a long way to travel and their share of the money is much less than another home game. Why schedule a team that might beat you when there are so many patsy teams that will be happy to come play you.

      As long as the polls are still used to rank teams for possible championship game appearances, the power teams are reluctant to schedule teams like Boise State. One loss can ruin the whole season, and they seldom have anything to gain by playing them.

      So, it’s a vicious cycle. The teams can’t get respect because they don’t play power teams, and the power teams don’t want to play them.

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    • Anonymous
    • April 30, 2014
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    Hy Do The Uinta Mountains Run East West? I already know that an alocogen formed
    A divergent boundary but I am not sure how they got compressed into what they are today.

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      The rocks in the core of the Uinta Mountains are of Neoproterozoic age (between about 700 million and 800 million years old) and consist primarily of quartzite, shale, and slate. These rocks comprise the Uinta Mountain Group, and reach thicknesses of 4 to 7.3 kilometres (13,000 to 24,000 ft). Most of the high peaks are in outcrops of the Uinta Mountain Group. Many of the peaks are ringed with bands of cliffs, rising to broad or flat tops.

      The flanks of the east-west trending Uinta Mountains contain a sequence of Paleozoic and Mesozoic strata ranging from the Cambrian Lodore Formation to the Cretaceous Mancos Formation, all of which have been tilted during the uplift of the mountain range.

      The uplift of the range dates to the Laramide orogeny, about 70 to 50 million years ago, when compressive forces produced high-angle reverse faults on both north and south sides of the present mountain range. The east-west orientation of the Uintas is anomalous compared to most of the ranges of the northern Rocky Mountains; it may relate to changing stress patterns and rotation of the Colorado Plateau[.

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