Monthly Archives: November 2013

Boise State’s Shane Williams-Rhodes out for game; Utah State football team wins Mountain Division

By Chadd Cripe © 2013 Idaho Statesman Boise State-New Mexico game coverage SCORING SUMMARY First quarter BSU — Matt Miller 1 pass from Joe Southwick (Dan Goodale kick), 14:02. Key play: On the second play, tailback Jay Ajayi took

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Sending out an SOS for Shady

As National Adopt a Senior Dog month comes to an end we can’t think of any dog more deserving of a home than Shady. You might remember Shady from a previous blog post from May 26th titled The sun is

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San Jose State crushes Fresno State’s BCS dreams; here’s how MW bowls could play out

By Chadd Cripe © 2013 Idaho Statesman San Jose State shocked Fresno State 62-52 on Friday in San Jose — ending the Bulldogs’ Bowl Championship Series hopes. That cleared up part of the Mountain West bowl picture and muddied

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Emotions run high for Boise State football team’s senior-laden offensive line

By Chadd Cripe © 2013 Idaho Statesman A SENIOR-LADEN LINE Boise State’s Charles Leno Jr. (left tackle), Spencer Gerke (left guard) and Matt Paradis (center) will celebrate senior day together Saturday against New Mexico and then line up side-by-side

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Zoo Boise: Free admission for “Claus ‘n’ Paws”

Dec. 7 is Zoo Boise’s only free admission day of the year. “This is our way to thank the community for all the support received by Zoo Boise throughout the year,” according to a Boise Parks and Recreation news release.

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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise


When you aren’t getting psyched up for shopping … 1. CELEBRATE THE SEASON Citywide power shortage! Winter Garden aGlow flipped the switch on Thanksgiving Day. Check out the Idaho Botanical Garden’s 308,000+ lights now through the end of the holiday

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Breaking down the Boise State football team’s bowl possibilities

By Chadd Cripe © 2013 Idaho Statesman WHERE WILL BRONCOS GO BOWLING? I talked to several bowl directors this week and the consensus is this: Nobody knows who’s going where in the Mountain West. There are so many scenarios

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Boise State football: Name the Score contest for Boise State-New Mexico

By Brian Murphy © 2013 Idaho Statesman The Name the Score contest returns for its fifth season here at Murph’s Turf. Many thanks to all the readers who have participated (and won), as well as the fine folks at

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Black Friday pet adoption special at Boise shelter, PetSmart Adoption Center

Holiday sales aren’t limited to the mall. You’ll also find deep discounts at the Idaho Humane Society PetSmart Adoption Center across the street at 130 N. Milwaukee Street. More than 35 pets are available for adoption there. The discounts vary throughout

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Pre-Black Friday $10 ticket specials at Revolution Center


Update: The sale has ended. —– Not to be outdone by Wally World, the Revolution Center is hopping on the Black Friday bandwagon. The 2,200-capacity concert house in Garden City is launching a preemptive special that will have concert fans

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