Boise State has decided to drop wrestling with the intentions of bringing baseball back to the school.
Over a year ago I had the chance to sit down with Boise State University President Bob Kustra and get his thoughts as to when we’ll be seeing the Broncos on the diamond.
Boise State is confident of bringing baseball back since it was disbanded in 1980. There are roughly 300 universities that play baseball seven of them are in the Mountain West.
The cost for a school to have baseball is around 1.2 to 1.5 million dollars. Right now Boise State is unable to afford it.
“When you add up the coaches salary and the scholarships everything that goes along with it. It’s a heavy duty commitment,” said, President Kustra.
With that said President Kustra isn’t giving up hope.
"So what we are going to do is embark on a five-year plan. Where we sit down first of all with people here in the valley who have a knowledge and understanding of baseball in this region and how we might go about that. and what kind of support we might get and see if we can get some help on how to make this happen," said, Boise State President Bob Kustra.
President Kustra is also not ruling out if the school were to join a bigger conference that we could see the Broncos under the lights.
"If by some chance one of those larger conferences like the Pac-12 invited us in I could tell you that we would do baseball overnight given the fact that we would be sharing a much larger TV revenue package than we are in the Mountain West," said, President Kustra.
All in all, it might take around five years but fans of the game should get the opportunity to enjoy America's favorite past time in the near future.
"I'm confident that Boise State University should have and will have a D1 baseball program here. We have a strong high school program we need to let these kids move up to the next level at the college level when the finish," said, President Kustra.