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Wake up, Bronco Nation: Boise State football links and things, 9-7-12

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August 31, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Nick Hill (20) returns the kick off during the first half against the Boise State Broncos at Spartan Stadium.    Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE
August 31, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Nick Hill (20) returns the kick off during the first half against the Boise State Broncos at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Profile of red shirt safety Darian Thompson

Thompson was forced into action on Friday night when Jeremy Ioane got sick. Good read about Thompson's off season and how he is ready to play any position in the secondary.

Big East considering new name

New commissioner Joe Bailey has said that they have commissioned a study to find alternate names. He said that they are likely to tweak the name then change it completely. I don't know how I feel about it. I mean if the Big Ten can have 12 teams and the Big 12 can have 10 teams then I don't see what the big deal is. On the other hand, when people say Big East they don't think of good football.

Boise State - Michigan State was third most watched Friday night football game

This was a little confusing because @ESPNResearch tweeted out the following yesterday:

However, apparently Chadd Cripe did some digging to find out that this was misleading wording some how. I'm guessing Watch ESPN padded the numbers and what Cripe is referring to is Nielsen ratings.

SB Nation gets new logos

All of SB Nation will be getting an overhaul soon. The first step was to generate new logos for everyone. You can find ours on that page. Let us know what you think.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to reader forum8usa!