Boise State Broncos

Boise State Broncos

About Boise State Broncos

The Boise State Broncos football team represent Boise State University and have been active in the intercollegiate game since 1932. The team have developed rivalries with a number of other programs, including the BYU Cougars, the Fresno State Bulldogs, the Idaho Vandals and the Nevada Wolf Pack. The rivalries with Fresno State, Idaho and Nevada date back to the 1970s, while the rivalry with BYU has developed in the years since 2003.

Initially operating as a junior college, in 1969 the Broncos were accepted into the NCAA. They began competition at Division II level, before moving up to Division I-AA in 1978. In 1996, the team joined the Big West Conference and made the step up to Division I-A level. The Broncos became a member of the Western Athletic Conference in 2001, before joining the Mountain West Conference ahead of the 2011 season.

Throughout history, the team have amassed 17 Conference Titles, including six in the Big Sky Conference, eight in the Western Athletic Conference and, most recently, a Mountain West Conference Championship in 2012. In addition, the team won National Championships at junior college and Division I-AA level and have appeared in 13 Division I-A\FBS bowl games. They currently hold an impressive 9-4 record and their most recent win came in the 2012 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas, where they beat the Washington Huskies.

College Hall of Fame inductee, Randy Trautman, and Pro Footbll Hall of Famer, Dave Wilcox, are two of the most notable players to have emerged from the program. In addition, the school have retired former quarterback Jim McMillan's #12 jersey.

Bronco Stadium has served as the team's home since it opened back in 1970. The venue is perha...