It's the most wonderful time of the year--for basketball fans, that is. We call it madness, 'March Madness', all across the nation. Mens and women's basketball programs from coast to coast have played, representing their schools, all season long. Now, those wins, losses, and lessons learned along the way are being put to use as the brackets are out and the best sporting event on the face of the earth takes place: March Madness.
For years, Boise State was considered a "football school", with iconic wins on and off of the blue turf. Now, as the football program has "leveled out" with other mid-major schools, it is the basketball program at Boise State that is making post-season noise.
With the Broncos officially IN the bracket, households and offices all around the nation are forced to decide if the team will survive and advance. Their opponent, Northwestern, has been dancing many times before and IS the Vegas and fan favorite.
It wouldn't be bracket season, however, without major athletes or celebrities releasing THEIR picks.
Former President Barack Obama always loved basketball and made his bracket a big deal--he still releases them, as does our current President, Joe Biden.
While most aren't picking Boise State to win in March--Obama and Biden ARE.
Joe Biden picks Boise State to lose to UCLA in the Second Round:
Obama predicts the same:
Let's take a look at Boise State's most under appreciated star, Leon Rice, who is leading his team into March Madness for the second year in a row!
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!?
Insane Big Sky Basketball Moment Makes National Headlines
Check out the break down of this amazing sports moment that happened in downtown Boise.
Watch the full video below!
This Former Nampa Basketball Star is ESPN's Darling
It's not often that you see Sports Center re-run a single play as often as they did last night. The good folks at ESPN could not get enough of the dominating performance by one particular Texas Tech player who left it all on the court. His team defeated Baylor-- the defending National Champion and the only remaining undefeated team in the country this season.
Plot twist, this player has some serious Idaho ties-- with NO offers out of High School, Adonis Arms played in Nampa at Northwest Nazarene University where he gained the skill set and the reputation to make his way up to the big time stage.