Over the last several years now, the word "rebuilding" has been tossed around a lot at Boise State's athletic department and among their fanbase. What is being rebuilt? Dominance on the football field.

While the Broncos haven't had a "losing" season in a long time, they have fallen far from where they once were as college football's 'cinderella' that could always pull off a big win when the stage was set.

Slowly but surely, leadership has been chipping away at what that 'rebuild' to dominance will look like and administrative folks have done an amazing job of setting the table.

While all of this has been going on over at the blue turf--inside of ExtraMile Arena sits Leon Rice who has simply been building and for the third year in a row, the Broncos are projected to be making their way to 'The Big Dance' that is March Madness. The likes of future Hall of Fame Coach Mark Few at Gonzaga call it the greatest show on earth.

With Rice's leadership, the Broncos will be back.

So what's happening with the Broncos in March? They're currently slated to play a tough University of New Mexico team in the Mountain West Conference Tournament but the experts, dubbed as 'bracketologists' say that win or lost, th Broncos have earned their spot.

Now, for the speculation: who might they play?

Joe Lunardi, the legendary March Madness 'expert' is saying that Boise State will be an 8-seed, playing in Indianapolis, against Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in round one.

Last year, FAU was a surprise in the tournament, making a ridiculously deep run and being known as one of the most physical teams in the nation. Boise State has yet to win a game in the tournament--ever. This won't be an easy first win.

Should they advance, Lunardi predicts they'll be playing 1-seed Purdue, home of National Player of the Year, Zach Edey. That won't be pretty.

Check out all of the predictions, HERE.


It's up to them if the Broncos will be successful in the tournament.

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Boise State's Most Underappreciated Star

Boise State seems to mean "football" for most, right? On a national stage, after all, it's the blue turf and the success that the Broncos have had on it that made the university a household name. What happens on the hardwood, however, is far from appreciated at the level that it should be. Leon Rice came to Boise State as a blessing from one of the most powerful basketball programs in the nation: Gonzaga University. Now, the winningest basketball coach in the history of the school seems to take immediate heat if the Broncos aren't in the Final Four. Spoiled by wins on the football field, fans seem to expect the same of the basketball program but when the investment in basketball is so much less than football--can you really have these types of expectations!?

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