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The Bronco Beat is a monthly article that will focus on Boise State Athletics

It has been another month let’s see what the Bronco Beat has for us in store this month.

Men’s basketball- The Broncos tipped off their season just a few weeks ago and are off to good start. The Broncos are 3-0 and have been led by senior forward Anthony Drmic.  Drmic has been averaging 20.6 points a game and is coming off a season high 29 points against Montana. Boise State will face their toughest test of the season when they go on the road to face third ranked Wisconsin. This is only the third time in school history that the Broncos have faced a top three program.

Women’s basketball- The Boise State women’s basketball team also opened up there season. The Broncos are off to a hot start with a 3-0 record and have been led by senior guard Deanna Weaver who is averaging 15.6 points a game.  Boise State will now head on the road to first face Southern Utah and then off to the Great Alaska Shootout.

Women’s volleyball- The Broncos just defeated San Diego State in four sets 27-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22 to win their fifth game in a row. What made the game extra special was that it was on senior night as the Broncos sent seniors Alyssa Gammel, Brittany Reardon, and Taylor Murphy out on a high note. Boise State just has two more games left in the season. The Broncos could finish 3rd in the conference if they win out and that would be the highest finish the Broncos have had in years.

Wrestling- The Broncos opened their season at home last week with a tri-dual meet against Utah Valley and Iowa State. Boise State defeated Utah Valley in a nail biter 19-18 but then fell to Iowa State 36-8. This will be an interesting season for the Broncos as they have 11 freshman on the team and no returning NCAA tournament participants for the first in years. The Broncos will be back at home when they face Oregon State on Dec. 13.

Cross Country- The men’s and women’s cross county teams are gearing up for the NCAA National Cross Country Championships. For the men the Broncos will be represented by freshman Andrew Rafla. The women’s team which is ranked 11th in the nation will be represented by senior Emma Bates, senior Marisa Howard, freshman Emma Hyyppa, senior Tessa Murray, freshman Sarah Hastings, sophomore Anna Holdiman, freshman Gracie Tostenson, and freshman Anne Brinegar.  Bates will be the person to keep an eye for as she is coming off a runner up finish from a year ago.

Football- The Boise State Broncos just keep finding ways to win as was evident in their come from behind victory over San Diego State a week ago on The Blue. The Bronco just have two more games left on the season with a road game against Wyoming and the home finale against Utah State. If the Broncos are able to win out they would go to the Mountain West Championship game which would be right here on The Blue. A win there could give the Broncos an opportunity to play in their third BCS Bowl game.

If you would like more information on these teams and our other sports teams please go to www.broncosports.com

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5 of the best from the past 40 years of cinema

I’m sure we can all think back to those scenes in classic films that simply (and seemingly magically) stole our breath away.  Those brief moments where the music, visuals, & emotion all peak together to form one of those perfectly inexplicable, timeless moments in cinema history.  It’s hard to put into words, but you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about after seeing a few examples.  These are my favorite 5 timeless movie moments from classic cinema.  (Oh yeah… Spoilers!)

As I come to better understand the canon of Western Philosophy a certain thematic pattern has become apparent to me; the transcendental conflict between the view-from-nowhere and the view-from-somewhere.

In the former (the view-from-nowhere) we have philosophies that posit purely physical mechanistic universe. It is a view that attempts to step outside of phenomenology and cast it aside. The latter ( the view-from-somewhere) is rooted in a phenomenological ontology, which emphasizes the perspective-centered nature of all philosophical understandings. This view, while obvious prima facie, fails to provide satisfactory explanatory gusto.

Perhaps I am merely experiencing some sophomoric cognitive flatulence, but it seems to me that these apparently irreconcilable views on the world give us the fodder for philosophical discourse. Nearly all philosophical positions can be oriented somewhere along the spectrum between the view-from-somewhere and the view-from-nowhere. For instance, consider all the classical metaphysical dilemmas. The view-from-nowhere generally harbors the determinists, B-theorists, ethical anti-realists, reductionists, (most) analytic philosophers, etc… whilst the view-from-somewhere gathers the freewill advocates, A-theorists, moralists, irreductionists, idealism , continental philosophers, etc… Of course this is a very rough generalization, but one cannot deny that there is a thematic trend.

For my part, I am torn. To endorse one side over the other feels horribly myopic. To attempt at holism shows pragmatic promise and yet is monstrously messy. Attempting to stitch the two views together seems always to lead to dualism; opening your view up to fire on both fronts. Perhaps it is best to reject the paradigms of realism and idealism and instead take up surrealism; grow out your hair (or don’t), become a hermit (or don’t) , liberally indulge in psychedelic drugs (or don’t), drink your own urine (or don’t), and most importantly live without appeal to anything (or don’t?).


We had a chance to interview Phillip Daily with HVZ here on Study Break, about what the game is, and how its played here at Boise State University.

Imagine walking to your first college class armed with a nerf blaster and extra ammo. You scout the campus grounds for signs of the undead when suddenly you’re attacked from behind and now must walk the path of a zombie. Sounds fun right, well if you are part of the Zombie Vs Humans Club here at Boise State University, you might know what I’m talking about. 

From Indian Lakes stopped by Boise on their day off from their current tour with Relient K on November 6th. The band graced the stage with The Kickback and local band Adam Wright at the Crux. They put on a simply electric show. They played a great variety of songs from their old albums and their new album, Absent Sounds. From Indian Lakes never disappoints.

Below are photos from the show taken by Alisha Graefe and Adam Wright.

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