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Boise State decision impacts NIdaho

Jared Walker was on a campus visit Tuesday, looking to firm up his future in college and in wrestling.

The Lakeland High senior had verbally committed to Boise State, and was planning to make it official by signing a letter of intent.

What he got was a figurative body slam to the mat.

Late in a day of meeting with coaches and other school officials, Walker was whisked into a room and given the bad news by a school administrator — Boise State was dropping wrestling, effective immediately, and adding baseball.

“I was in the middle of my recruiting trip when it happened,” Walker said.

He was supposed to spend the rest of the day in Boise, then fly back home early Wednesday/Mark Nelke, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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