Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 7-23-12

Mar 29, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks at a press conference in preparation for the 2012 Final Four of the division I men's basketball tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Tyler Kaufman-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA announces sanctions for Penn State

NCAA president Mark Emmert held a press conference and announced the penalties they are levying against Penn State and they are not light. First they are fining Penn State $60 million which is the equivalent of the one year's revenue for Penn State football. The money will be used to set up an endowment for sex abuse prevention. Secondly they will have to cut 10 scholarships this year and 20 for the next four years effectively knocking them down to an FCS team's scholarship levels. Thirdly, Penn State will be forced to vacate all wins since 1998 for a total of 112 victories for Joe Paterno and taking away his record as having the most wins of all time. The NCAA also announced that any current or incoming players will be given the option to transfer without penalty and play immediately. If a player decides to stay at Penn State, they will be able to retain their scholarship even if they decide to not play football. It is definitely a hefty penalty. How do you feel about it?

MWC media days are this week

The Idaho Statesman has the schedule. Chris Petersen will be addressing the media tomorrow evening along with Jamar Taylor and Joe Kellogg. Wednesday at 11 a.m. Kellogg and Taylor will go one on one with the media.

Kurt Felix ready to go for the Olympics

Boise State decathlete Kurt Felix will represent his home country of Grenada in the Olympics. Felix won the NCAA decathlon title back in June and was able to qualify for the Olympic "B" standard and compete for Grenada. Grenada only has 10 participants so we should be able to pick him out in the opening ceremonies.

Boise State camp opens up in less than 2 weeks

Chadd Cripe caught up with a few of the players. Jerrell Gavins has supposedly made a full recovery from his torn ACL that forced him to red shirt last year. Gavins even gave some good quotes on how the offense will still be plenty good with replacing Kellen Moore. Camp opens up on August 4th.

MWC predictions by the Mountain West Connection

Anthony from the Mountain West Connection has Boise State going 12-0. Fox Sports also putsBoise State at 17 in their countdown.

Belated Birthday

Happy belated birthday to reader kcam who celebrated yesterday. I'm sure he's up to a robust 29 now!

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