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Wake Up Bronco Nation 1/29/2016: Busy Bronco weekend

The one day to rule them all.

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Guess what guys? It's Friday. And you know what that means?

On to the links!

Ever wonder what all the "shirts" meant in college athletics?

Most individuals know of the term to "redshirt" while in college. Voluntarily not playing in a game so as to get more physically ready to play actual competition. It is also a pretty simple concept to understand. Five years to play four.

But what about the others?

I have always wondered what they "technically" meant. I knew a little bit about the grayshirt, though mostly with unfortunate connotations. I knew OF the greenshirt, but did not know the "official" term for it, and was not aware of all the interesting technical stuff that went on in a blueshirt (which is actually kind of shady in itself). Getting to greenshirt guys (Kole Bailey and Brett Rypien to name a couple of recent examples) seem to be really beneficial for the players in question. Especially if they have aspirations of playing right away. We all saw the dividends that Rypien had earned when he was able to get an extra semester under his belt (not to mention spring ball). Seeing Bailey get the chance to get better and have an opportunity to contribute next fall is awesome. If only more guys were able to take advantage.

Bronco gymnastics face off against BYU again

This time at the CenturyLink Arena. An interesting note in this series: BYU holds a 35-24 advantage, but the Broncos have managed to win the last 15 against the Cougars. The Broncos will be sporting their new #10 ranking in the meet. If you do not have any previous plans, you should try to make the meet.

Broncos have a full slate this weekend

Aside from the men's and women's basketball teams playing on Saturday, other Broncos are competing.

'You like swimming and diving? The Broncos square off against Oregon State at the Boise West YMCA. Starts at Noon.

Men's tennis against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. I can only assume there is going to be some sort of fade to the back end of the court for a miraculous come-from-behind win.

The track team take a short jaunt to Seattle for the University of Washingon's UW Invitational. Freshman phenom Allie Ostrander will be running today at 7:10 p.m. in the 5,000 meters. Which should be interesting because there are going to be some Olympians participating as well as some professional runners.

Next Monday's Game Balls should be a doozy!

Two future Broncos in an all-star game

The International Bowl. Reid Harrison-Ducros and De'Andre Pierce. The National Team roster is riddled with a lot of talent going to big-time schools: Alabama, Oregon, Baylor, Ohio State, Boise State, you know. The usual suspects. You can watch the game January 31 on ESPN 3 at 2 p.m. MST.

Below are a few highlights of RHD doing his thing.


Has the large hadron collider destroyed the world yet?

The Salmon of Capistrano!

Will the future be awesome?