June 30, 2012, 10 years ago today: With about two hours to spare, Boise State submits its formal resignation from the Mountain West Conference, effective June 30, 2013. The Broncos would have faced a penalty of at least $5 million had they withdrawn with less than one year’s notice.
Time out from the busy recruiting beat to check out one of the longest-running preseason college football magazines, Lindy’s. Boise State is picked to win the Mountain Division of the Mountain West, but Fresno State is predicted to win the championship.
June 28, 1997, 25 years ago today: One of the most bizarre title fights in boxing history, as Mike Tyson bites off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear during their heavyweight championship bout in Las Vegas.
June 27, 1992, 30 years ago today: After a six-month Reebok mass media campaign called “Dan and Dave”, featuring Olympic decathlon hopefuls Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson, O’Brien fails in the pole vault and is eliminated at the U.S. Olympics Trials.
June 24, 1922, 100 years ago today: The National Football League is officially born, although technically it was two years old. The league had previously been called the American Professional Football Association.
June 23, 1972, 50 years ago today: Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, is signed into law by President Richard Nixon. The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 Act did not prohibit sex discrimination against people at educational institutions—Title IX was intended to seal that gap.
He’s already a candidate for Boise State’s “all-name” team. The Broncos have received a commitment from running back Breezy Dubar, a 5-11, 190-pounder from Anna, TX. Dubar is quite the prospect.
June 21, 2012, 10 years ago today: LeBron James collects a triple-double as the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to win the NBA Finals four games-to-one.
June 17, 1962, 60 years ago today: At 22 years old, Jack Nicklaus takes the U.S. Open and spoils the local party with a three-stroke playoff victory over Arnold Palmer at Oakmont. The course was only 40 miles from Palmer’s home in Latrobe, PA.
June 16, 2013: Justin Rose becomes the first British golfer to win the U.S. Open in 43 years when he passes Phil Mickelson and takes the title by two strokes. In fact, no Brit had won any of the four majors since Nick Faldo took the 1996 Masters.