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AP: BSU names Coyle new athletic director

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Boise State University has hired Mark Coyle as its new athletic director. University President Bob Kustra hired Coyle on Thursday to take over for Gene Bleymaier, who was let go in August after serving 29 years as the head of Broncos sports programs. Coyle has been deputy athletic director at Kentucky. Kustra fired Bleymaier in the wake of sanctions imposed by the school stemming from an NCAA investigation. The NCAA placed Boise State on probation for three years and imposed other sanctions for major violations by the football program and other sports. Coyle will have a series of challenges: Keeping football coach Chris Petersen from jumping ship for a larger program, raising millions for ambitious facility expansion plans and keeping Boise State's nose clean with college sports' governing body. Click below for a full report from AP reporter John Miller.

BSU responds to NCAA infraction report; says ‘no impact on our on-field efforts’

Boise State University officials, commenting on the NCAA's report today on infractions in five sports, said they've taken steps to address the concerns raised by the NCAA. “We defended the athletic program to the best of our abilities at the hearing and had hoped our self-imposed sanctions and corrective measures would be sufficient,” said BSU President Bob Kustra.

“A number of decisions have been made since the beginning of the investigation that have demonstrated our commitment to the NCAA process. Boise State will have a diligent and meticulous approach to compliance, with a new level of leadership and accountability. The infractions and subsequent penalties have left us no margin for error going forward, and have changed the nature of oversight required.” Head football coach Chris Petersen said, “Like Dr. Kustra, I was surprised by the findings. I am also disappointed. However, it will not have an impact on our on-field efforts.  At this time we are completely focused on winning Friday’s game at Toledo.” Click below for BSU's full statement responding to the NCAA infractions report, and click here to read the full 73-page report.

NCAA cites BSU for violations in five sports

The NCAA has announced its findings on rule violations by Boise State University, citing BSU for major violations in five sports, with the biggest focusing on women's tennis. Penalties, some of which were self-imposed by the university and adopted by the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions, include public reprimand and censure; three years of probation; a one-year ban on post-season play following the 2011-12 women's tennis season; and a reduction of football scholarships from 85 to 82 for the 2011-12, 12-13 and 13-14 academic years. Click below for the full announcement from NCAA, which is being released now, at 1 p.m. Boise time; the NCAA also is holding a news conference.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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