Kellen Moore, Aaron Paul, Leighton Vander Esch and Chris Petersen are some major Boise names that come to mind when thinking of the "who's who" of celebrities past. It's time to chalk up another name on that list--and we can't wait to see just how big this star can become.

When it comes to athletics in Boise, it is always football that steals the show. We are home of the blue turf, after all. Baseball doesn't get a ton of wide spread love-- but we've had our local stars in that world as well. Think of the late Bill Buckner with strong Boise ties and a legendary professional baseball career--or Bishop Kelly graduate Josh Osich who has been a FORCE as a pitcher in the pro league.

Now, a star from Eagle-- Rocky Mountain High School to be exact-- is on his way to the MLB.

After graduating from Rocky, Gabriel Hughes went on to play baseball at what is best known to be a "basketball school"--Gonzaga University.  At Gonzaga, Hughes lead the team through some of the most baseball success the school has seen in years. The pros noticed.

We loved seeing the Colorado Rockies sharing the news on Twitter, as well: 

Not only was Hughes drafted-- he was drafted TENTH overall...for the entire league. Talk about some major league moves.

We can't wait to see how Hughes takes his love for baseball to a new level, in the big league, and becomes Idaho's next star on the major stage!

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Boise State's 2022 Football Schedule Released

After a lack-luster year for the football team at Boise State University, fans aren't sure what to expect this year. Of course, most fans expect greatness--and a trip to a major bowl game! With more stability in the coaching world and a senior Hank Bachmeier, could the Broncos return to the major stage? Here is their official schedule for fall of 2022!

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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