Men's Hoops Opens Practice

Sept. 27, 2013

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's basketball officially kicked off the 2013-14 season Friday, with the first practice of the year. This is the first year of the NCAA's newly-adopted rule allowing men's basketball teams to begin practice 42 days before their first game. The Broncos are scheduled to open the season Nov. 8 (the first day of allowable competition) against UT Arlington.

Head coach Leon Rice opened the season on the first possible day, and will have six weeks to practice 30 times before that first game.

Rice met with the media Thursday, to talk about the offseason progress of the team and what he expects this season. That video is available above.

Fans can get their first look at the Broncos Saturday, at 5 p.m. in Bronco Gym. The team will hold an open scrimmage, free to the public, as part of the pregame festivities surrounding the football game. For those who just can't wait one more day, find below a sample of the stories from around the valley about the opening of basketball season:

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Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman asks how the team cam top last season.

KTVB's Jay Tust put together this package.

Paul Gerke at KIVI shows us the lighter side of Coach Rice

Gerke also previewed the start of practices.

As always, for the most comprehensive coverage of Boise State men's basketball follow the Broncos on twitter @BroncoSportsMBB.

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