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BSU president lambasts UI fans, Moscow

Bob Kustra, president of Boise State, told the Idaho Statesman today that he sees no need to play the the University of Idaho in Moscow -- or in Boise -- after the football teams meet for the last time this season before BSU moves to the Mountain West Conference. His reason for wanting to stay away from Moscow? "It's a culture that is nasty, inebriated and civilly doesn't give our fans the respect that any fan should expect when visiting an away team."

Kustra's comments come a day after Broncos coach Chris Petersen, when asked if BSU was willing to do a home-and-home series with Idaho, said, "Why would we go (to Moscow)? I don't think our fans even like to go up there. Most of Idaho's fans are in Boise anyway."

UI coach Robb Akey has maintained that the 40-year rivalry should continue "the right way" -- with both teams getting home games.

UPDATE: Idaho president Duane Nellis has issued this statement on the matter.



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