BOISE, Idaho Following a 35-year career as the “Voice of the Broncos”, long-time radio announcer Paul J. Schneider will be honored by Boise State University for his service to Bronco athletics.
Gene Bleymaier, director of athletics at Boise State, announced today (April 25) that the athletic department and the Bronco Athletic Association will contribute $10,000 to set up an endowed scholarship in Schneider’s name for a football or men’s basketball player.
Boise State will also provide Schneider and his family lifetime seats in the press area of the “Stueckle Sky Club” which is currently under construction at Bronco Stadium. The press area will also be named the “Paul J. Schneider Press Area” in honor of his long time work as a media member in the community.
Schneider will be recognized at halftime of Boise State’s 2008 season opening football game against Idaho State University on Aug. 30 (Saturday) with a “Distinguished Service Award”, and will be nominated for membership in the Boise State Athletic Hall of Fame when the next class is selected.
Schneider is one of the most recognized voices in the state of Idaho. Along with his play-by-play duties of Bronco athletics, he also is the co-host of KBOI’s “Idaho’s First Morning News” show. Schneider has been a part of nearly every triumphant moment in Boise State athletic history, including the Broncos’ 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl victory over the University of Oklahoma, the NCAA Division I-AA national football championship game the Broncos won in 1980, Boise State’s four postseason football bowl victories (1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003), and all of the school’s NCAA and NIT men’s basketball tournament games.
A native of Illinois, Schneider moved to Boise shortly after graduating from the University of Idaho. After also working in local television for 10 years, Schneider focused his attention on radio where he has won more than 40 awards for excellence over the past three decades.