Boise State ready for homecoming

Posted at 10:06 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 00:06:42-04

Boise State  and the state of Idaho are gearing up for Bronco football. Homecoming kicks of tomorrow and the university plans to pay tribute to its alumni and it's past.

Students at Boise State University are hoping to score a touchdown at the homecoming parade with their decorated golf carts. Many of them wrapped in orange and blue. Organizers say close 60 cars will take place in the parade which is expected to kick off at 5 pm, and they could not be more excited.

"It builds a sense of community here at Boise State we do pride ourselves being a community and just one big family," said Student Body President and senior Rebecca Kopp.

It was nearly 10 years ago when Boise State upset Oklahoma State University at the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. While many students don't remember that day, others say it is a day they will never forget and one that drew them to study at Boise state.

"There's tradition there's excellence, of course, it's a blue-collar mentality which I try to do every day you know work hard do everything you can," said junior Nathaniel Wilder.

The now famous football game is just one victory the university remembers with pride. And during homecoming BSU will be honoring those former players and others. They will be cutting the ribbon on the new Alumni and Friends Center right before kick off. Students say homecoming is a time where everyone comes together to show their pride in being apart of Boise State.

"A fantastic time for alumni a bunch of friends to come out for all of us to just to come celebrate the fact that we are bronco nation," said Kopp.

The Broncos take on the Colorado state Rams at 8:15. If they win they will be one step closer to a potential invite to a  Bowl game.