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Boise State practice schedule [Press-Tribune]

You may enjoy watching the Boise State Broncos, but the Broncos do not necessarily enjoy being watched.

That is the feeling we get from the release of the Fall Camp schedule. In addition to the common practice of banning the public from regular practice sessions, the team is extending its Joe Schmo prejudice even further. Observe the scrimmage information:

Monday, Aug. 11 from 3-5:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium

Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Bronco Stadium

The team also will hold a closed scrimmage at Eagle High School on Aug. 22.
Who closes scrimmages to the public? We're actually a little bothered by this, considering that Bronco Nation has been nothing but supportive. We just want to see our team play! We promise to leave the video cameras and Nevada scouts at home this time.

The Broncos will hold 24 practices in the three weeks leading up to the Idaho State game. When Fall Camp ends on August 24th, Boise State will spend the next week getting ready for Idaho State. Not that they'll need a whole week.

Other links:

Top 5 rivalries for non-BCS teams []

Fresno State-Boise State may be the most lopsided rivalry ever. Unless you still consider Idaho-Boise State a rivalry.

Yeah, another bowl is a great idea [Washington Business Journal]

Congressional Bowl will feature Navy, ACC school, and an ambivalent sigh from the rest of the country.

Exodus from newspapers to online [From the Bleachers]

Little known fact: OBNUG used to have a print edition.

The WAC's hate meter []

Graham Watson's glass must be half empty.

An epic WAC season? We're not sure about that [Arbiter]

Glad to see college journalists not afraid to make broad blanket statements.

Child-rearing tips from Dan Hawkins []

"Sometimes you’re a potter, other times a blacksmith." Uh...

Will Hoenike finds wormhole in the fabric of time [ISZ]

At least, that's where the last optimistic Vandal conversation was heard.

A new perspective on bowl games [Bowlology]

Would a Boise State-Texas Tech Sun Bowl have ended any better?