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Boise State won't wear blue uniforms for home Mountain West games

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boise-state-blue.jpgOne of the hallmarks of Boise State's football program is their unique blue turf. But some have said that the field, combined with the blue home jerseys, create a disadvantage for opposing teams.

The crux of the argument is that it's tough to see the players.

The Mountain West apparently agrees with this sentiment.

According to a report from the Idaho Statesman, league commissioner Craig Thompson sought to get the Broncos to ditch the blue turf in exchange for inclusion in the conference.

Boise State predictably pushed against this concession, but has agreed to change their home unis for conference games.
Broncos coach Chris Petersen is not too happy about it.

"It's a tragedy of college football," he said. "I thought it was ridiculous. ... That's our colors. That's who we are. That's who our fans have wanted us to be since I've been at Boise State. That's what it's been through and through."

"What we heard from our coaches is 'a competitive advantage.' It's as simple as that," Thompson said.

Whether it's the duds or just the stellar personnel, the blue turf has been more than kind to Boise State. They're 69-2 at Broncos Stadium since 2000, went 40-0 in WAC play there and are sporting a 32-game home winning streak.

They'll still wear the blues for non-conference games but will have to choose between their orange, white and gray jerseys for Mountain West play.


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