Broncos Host Northwest Nazarene For Final Game in 2009

The Broncos return to Taco Bell Arena after taking a break for the holidays to play host to Northwest Nazarene, Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7:05 p.m. This will be the last nonconference game for Boise State before hitting the road to start conference play next week.

The matchup agains the Crusaders marks the first meeting between the two schools since the 1998-99 season when the Broncos beat out NNU, 76-50. In fact, Boise State is on a 12-game winning streak as it has never lost to Northwest Nazarene. The series between the two teams dates back to the 1968-69 season when Boise State entered its innagural season as a Division I institution. That year, the Broncos went 3-0 against the Crusaders.

Tuesday’s game against NNU will mark the final game of a five-game home stretch for the Broncos as they will hit the road after the new year to open WAC conference play, Saturday, Jan. 2,  at Fresno State. Upon completing their game down in the valley, Boise State will travel across the Pacific to take on Hawai’i, Monday, Jan. 4.  In fact, the Broncos will not return home until Saturdy, Jan. 9 when they host New Mexico State in their first conference home game of the season.

All-Time Series Notes Against Northwest Nazarene...

The All-Time Series:  The series record between the two schools is one that heavily favors the Bronocs as they lead the series 13-0 ... Boise State is currently on a13-game winning streak against the Crusaders, as they have never posted a loss against them.

Coach Graham vs. Northwest Nazarene:  Since taking over the helm of the program, Coach Graham has never faced off against NNU ... This not only marks the first time Graham has faced the Crusaders, but is the first time he has faced an opponent from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference during his tenure as a collegiate head coach.

Boise State vs. The Great Northwest Athletic Conference:  Boise State owns an all-time record of 17-1 vs. opponents from the GNAC ... The Broncos only loss to a GNAC team came during the 1976-77 season when Boise State traveled to Seattle Pacific, where they fell 80-84 during overtime ... This marks the first time Boise State Greg Graham has faced an opponent from the GNAC during both his time at Boise State and in his tenure as a collegiate head coach.


  KIDO (580 & 630 AM) in Boise will broadcast the game live with Bob Behler, providing the play-by-play, while former Boise State basektball great, Abe Jackson, provides commentary. The games can also be heard on the Boise State Broncos Radio Network in Twin Falls (KSNQ 98.3 FM), Pocatello (KWIK 1240AM), Idaho Falls (KID 590AM, 92.1 FM), and McCall (KDZY 98.3 FM). KIDO, which is in its second year as the home of the Broncos, will broadcast every Boise State game.  In addition, for all fans attending home games at Taco Bell Arena, KIDO is rebroadcast on 93.7 FM inside the arena.

TELEVISION:  The Broncos game on Tuesday against the Crusaders will not be available on television. However, you can catch the game on KIDO radio with Bob Behler and Abe Jackson.

BRONCOS ON THE INTERNET:  Fans can log on to and watch all home games.   By becoming a Bronco Vision premium subscription member, Boise State fans will receive access to live games, past games, seasonal highlights, special features and interviews that can only be seen by paying the membership price of $9.95 per month or $69.95 per year.  Bronco Vision members will need a high speed internet connection. Live stats can be found at to follow the game on game tracker.

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