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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 9-28-12

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New Big East commissioner Mike Aresco is very optimistic

He did an interview with Brian Murphy that will run on Saturday, but Murphy gave us some highlights. Aresco pretty much seemed to stick to his talking points but feels very optimistic about the possible 7th bowl game added to the new playoff format and about TV negotiations.

Washington upsets no. 8 Stanford last night

The defense played inspired football and former Boise State defensive coordinator and new Washington DC even has a gif now. Stanford was only able to muster 65 yards on the ground. As much as I love seeing upsets of top ranked teams like this, I have this nagging feeling that it's all leading to another all SEC championship game. Lord help us.

Big West signs TV deal with Fox Sports for second tier rights

They're still negotiating with ESPN for their first tier rights, but has come to terms with Fox Sports for the second tier. It includes networks Prime Ticket, Fox Sports West and Fox Sports San Diego but also will have the ability for a local carrier like KTVB to make a deal with Fox to rebroadcast games since those networks don't cover the Boise market.

Basketball lands junior college guard Darnell Taylor

Taylor is 6 foot 4 inches and comes from Saddleback Community College. He was recruited by USC and Fresno State and had an offer from UTEP but chose Boise State instead. He'll be ready to go for next season.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to current player J.C. Percy!