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    Serious question......

    How does Boise State do what they do in football without a huge TV contract?


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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by NWIAclone View Post
    How does Boise State do what they do in football without a huge TV contract?
    They take kids who can't get in elsewhere. They have very low academic standards.



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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    They take kids who can't get in elsewhere. They have very low academic standards.
    This,

    Most of their players would be the guys that never make it to campus at ISU after they commit because of academics.


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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    They take kids who can't get in elsewhere. They have very low academic standards.
    And they cheat, it is a timebomb up there....

    NCAA places Boise State on probation for three years - latimes.com

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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    They take kids who can't get in elsewhere. They have very low academic standards.
    Beat me to it!

    Want to see their entrance exam?










    Wanna see it again?


    We can all joke about schools that may or may not have high academic standards (Nebraska) but the difference is Boise, Idaho is a small city in a sparsely populated state. The national media only pays attention to their win/ loss record, not who is on their team so much.



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    Re: Serious question......

    Essentially the same way Nebraska became a national power before they joined the Big 12, which told them they had to recruit on the same grounds as everyone else...


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    Re: Serious question......

    Bragging about football > Bragging about academics



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    Re: Serious question......

    They require a 3rd grade education to be admitted, though I hear you can file for an appeal if you don't meet these standards.



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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by cyatheart View Post
    Beat me to it. Doing everything the big name programs are doing, Ohio St., Miami, USC, you can't tell me Auburn didn't do anything with $cam Newton. Until the NCAA does something, and I don't even know where they begin, it isn't going to change.



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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by BaryGarta View Post
    Beat me to it!

    Want to see their entrance exam?










    Wanna see it again?


    We can all joke about schools that may or may not have high academic standards (Nebraska) but the difference is Boise, Idaho is a small city in a sparsely populated state. The national media only pays attention to their win/ loss record, not who is on their team so much.

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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by NWIAclone View Post
    How does Boise State do what they do in football without a huge TV contract?
    What about TCU?


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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by NWIAclone View Post
    What about TCU?
    Probably has something to do with what that T stands for.



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    Re: Serious question......

    Quote Originally Posted by NWIAclone View Post
    What about TCU?
    They are located in the best state for recruiting. They can easily get ISU caliber Texas recruits and better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BasedClone View Post
    They are located in the best state for recruiting. They can easily get ISU caliber Texas recruits and better.
    Must be something more than just location... otherwise Rice and Houston would be in BCS bowls too.


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    Re: Serious question......

    It's coincidental you bring this up. A friend and I were discussing it last night and he is convinced that the show Blue Mountain State is based on Boise St.



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