Bronco Football Roundup
Aug. 15, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - It was an eventful past week for Boise State Football as the second week of Fall Camp wrapped up, and the first full weekend of NFL preseason games featured a good number of Bronco alumni in action.

The Broncos open up the 2017 season in less than three weeks, hosting Troy on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1:45 p.m. Single-game tickets went on sale Monday morning at 9 a.m. for Boise State Football Season Ticket Holders, who also have the chance to get $10 off adult tickets until midnight MT Thursday. Tickets for all games will go on sale to the general public Friday (Aug. 18) at 9 a.m. MT.

Mark Your Calendars
Key dates for Bronco fans to keep on their schedules:

SINGLE GAME TICKETS - Single-game tickets are on sale now for Season Ticket Holders, who can get $10 off each adult-priced single-game ticket that they purchase. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday (Aug. 18) at 9 a.m. MT. Tickets can be purchased at the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office and online at

BRONCO FOOTBALL LUNCHEON - The BAA will also host a Bronco Football Luncheon featuring Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin Monday, Aug. 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the Stueckle Sky Center. Tickets are $17, and free parking is available in the West Stadium Lot.

Registration for the event can be found here.

Hard Knocks
The premiere episode of the latest season of HBO's "Hard Knocks," featuring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, aired last Tuesday. The second episode of the five-episode season will air tonight at 11 p.m. MT.

Tampa Bay features Bronco football alumni not only on its training-camp roster but also on its coaching and scouting staffs. Four former Broncos, running backs Doug Martin and Jeremy McNichols, wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck, and defensive back Jonathan Moxey, opened training camp in late July on the Bucs' roster, although Sperbeck was waived on July 30 after suffering a hamstring injury.

Broncos In The News
The Broncos continued to be featured in the local and national news, while many Bronco alumni saw action last weekend as the NFL began its first-full weekend of preseason games.

  • The NFL opened its first full weekend of preseason games last weekend, with a number of Broncos seeing action.

  • Unfortunately, two Bronco alumni saw their pro seasons come to an abrupt end, as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Billy Winn suffered an ACL tear in Thursday's 24-17 win over Chicago, and San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that safety Chanceller James suffered the same injury in Saturday's 27-17 win over Kansas City.

  • Bleacher Report ranked Boise State the ninth-best college football program since 2000. The Broncos were the only Group of Five program on the list, and one of just three programs from the West (Oregon and USC were the others).

  • Longtime Boise State equipment manager Dale Holste was profiled by B.J. Rains of the Idaho Press-Tribune. Holste is entering his 22nd season at Boise State in 2017.

  • Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman featured redshirt freshman kicker/punter Joel Velazquez, and how he may be tasked with handling both placekicking and punting duties in 2017.

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