Boise State Broncos Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Leon Rice

Team Mascot: Buster Bronco

Year Opened: 1982

Capacity: 12644

City / State: Boise / Idaho

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Boise State vs Idaho Rivalry

Rival Team: Idaho Vandals

Boise State and Idaho haven’t met in a couple of years, but there is still a lot of bad blood between the two largest schools in Idaho. The hate between the two runs deep and it would take a long hiatus to cool down this rivalry, so make sure to get your tickets when the rivalry is renewed as you’ll be in for a good one.

Boise State vs San Diego State Rivalry

Rival Team: San Diego State Aztecs

There have been lots of close contests between Boise State and San Diego since the Broncos joined the Mountain West Conference. The hard-fought contests have helped create a great deal of animosity between players and fans of both programs, so don’t miss it when the Broncos and Aztecs square off in this budding rivalry.

Boise State Broncos Stadium Guide

In Game

Boise State is home to one of the best atmospheres in college football, and when it comes to college basketball, the Broncos are no slouches either. While things may not be quite as lively at Broncos basketball games, due to the basketball program not having the same level of success, you’ll still have an excellent time attending a Broncos basketball game.

There is lots of pageantry on display at Broncos games, and the people of Boise come out in large numbers to support their pride and joy on the basketball court. A Boise State game has everything you would expect from a college hoops game including a raucous student section, a bombastic pep band, and an active spirit squad. The students and band create a fun atmosphere and the routines by the spirit squads, including Buster Broncos, are entertaining for fans of all ages.

You’ll also find plenty of places to grab something to eat or drink in Boise as well. There may not be any tailgating going on for basketball games, but local favorites like Suds and The Ram offer plenty of places to grab a drink and hang out with friends.

A Boise State basketball game is a great way to spend time in Boise and is home tons of pageantry and tradition, so don’t hesitate to get tickets to a Broncos game.

Things to check out


Hanging above the court are banners celebrating the program’s history. The banners honor all of the Broncos conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, so take them in when attending a Boise State game.

Buster Bronco

Buster Bronco has been the Boise State Broncos mascot since 1932 and is one of the best mascots in college sports. He was ranked #3 in Sports Illustrated’s 2007 mascot power rankings and was a nominee for the Capital One Mascot of the Year in 2008-2009. Buster Bronco really revs up the crowd with his antics, so be sure to look for him when attending a Boise State game.

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The Corral

The Corral is the name of the rowdy student section at Boise State games. Boise State students are known as some of the loudest and most dedicated when it comes to college football, and it’s no different during hoops season. The Corral helps provide a lively atmosphere inside ExtraMile Arena, so enjoy the noise and atmosphere they create at a Broncos basketball game.

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BSU Band

Like The Corral, the BSU Band also plays a significant role in the incredible atmosphere found at a Boise State basketball game. The band keeps the tempo high throughout the game and does an excellent job of giving cues to the student section.

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Cheer and Dance Teams

The cheer and dance teams at Boise State do a great job of helping create a collegiate feel at Broncos basketball games. Both groups put on fantastic routines, so don’t miss them during your trip to Boise.

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Fight Songs

  1. Boise! State! Chant

    One half of the stadium chants Boise! and the other half responds with State!

    Boise! State!

    Boise! State!

    Boise! State!

  2. Boise State Fight Song

    Fight Broncos, celebrate the orange and blue
    Boise, we’ll stand and cheer for you
    Fight for distinction & our alma mater
    Bravely defending B-S-U!
    Fight on Courageously for Boise State
    Success and honor make her great
    Boise’s proud tradition-
    Head’s up competition-
    Glory for B-S-U
    Go! Orange!
    Go! big! blue!
    Fight! Fight! B-S-U!

Boise State Broncos Bars & Restaurants

  1. Extreme Pizza – Boise

    Extreme Pizza Boise

    At Extreme Pizza, we’re always experimenting with new ways to test the palette, to push the pizza experience to a higher level.

    590 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  2. Spacebar Arcade

    Spacebar Arcade bar

    Amazing crowd with a great selection of beer and wine!

    200 N Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Humpin Hannah’s

    Humpin Hannahs

    When it’s been a long day and you feel like the weekend will never come, lace up your shoes and enjoy a night of drinking and dancing at Humpin’ Hannah’s!

    621 Main St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Bar Gernika


    Bar Gernika has been a fixture on the Basque Block since 1991 and serves authentic Basque foods, wine and desserts.

    202 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  5. Silly Birch

    Silly Birch

    Inspired by rich, beautiful birch wood, the Silly Birch combines Old Boise Downtown, sports fans, and an extremely friendly staff!

    507 Main St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Bittercreek Alehouse

    Bittercreek Alehouse

    We curate food on the basis of flavor, distance traveled, and the relationships we have with farmers and artisanal producers who are as thoughtful about their products as we try to be with ours.

    246 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Tom Grainey’s Sporting Pub

    Tom Graineys Sporting Pub

    Groove to live music every night in Tom Grainey’s.

    109 S 6th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  8. 10 Barrel Brewing Company

    Barrel Brewing Company

    Brew beer. Drink beer. Have fun doing it.

    826 W Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Taphouse


    "Beer brings people together. We keep ’em coming."

    760 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. The Matador

    The Matador

    The Matador was created to offer an experience like no other! Featuring made from scratch Mexican cuisine and hand crafted cocktails along with the most diverse selection of Tequilas anywhere!

    215 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$

  11. Boise Brewing

    Boise Brewing

    Nestled halfway between the campus and the capital, in the heart of downtown Boise; Boise Brewing believes in great beer and good times over all else!

    521 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Suds Tavern

    Suds Tavern

    Suds Tavern is a neighborhood college bar across from Bronco Stadium that offers top-notch service with original specials and a comfortable atmosphere.

    1024 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  13. R Bar

    R Bar

    R Bar is next to Newt & Harold's on Broadway. We're a stones throw from BSU's stadium so come check us out on gamedays, we'll have almost any other game you can think of on our TVs as well.

    1041 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. The End Zone

    The End Zone

    Just a Hail Mary pass from Bronco Stadium, The End Zone is Boise State’s premier college dive bar.

    1010 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  15. Red Feather Lounge

    Red Feather Lounge

    We curate food on the basis of flavor, distance traveled, and the relationships we have with farmers and artisanal producers who are as thoughtful about their products as we try to be with ours.

    246 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Reef


    An exotic place of forbidden drink, fine food, enchanted sounds and worship of Tiki and the Mai Tai Gods. Long Live Tiki!

    105 S 6th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Bacon Boise

    Bacon Boise

    We are BACON, an all day breakfast & brunch bistro with coffee, full bar & the awesome Bacon Bloody Mary! 5 kinds of bacon.

    121 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Boise Fry Company

    Boise Fry Company burger

    Hand cut fries are the main course, while our burgers come on the side!

    204 N Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

    Ruths Chris Steakhouse

    At Ruth's Chris, your last bite is just as good as your first.

    800 W Main St #110, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$$

  20. Pie Hole

    Pie Hole pizza

    Thin Crust pizza in Boise, ID!

    1016 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  21. Deli George

    Deli George salad

    "Real Food for Real People"

    220 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83712, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $

  22. Tin Roof Tacos

    Tin Roof Tacos

    Tacos sticks to the staples of a street taco: simplicity, size and most importantly, made from scratch.

    115 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  23. Fork


    Fork offers American cuisine inspired from the great Northwest region made with fresh locally sourced ingredients.

    199 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  24. Big Jud’s

    Big Jud burger

    World Famous Burgers. We Proudly Serve the Best Burgers in Boise.

    1289 S Protest Rd, Boise, ID 83706, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  25. The Brickyard

    The Brickyard

    With it’s exceptional service, great deals, fantastic cuisine, and top shelf cocktails- The BrickYard will fulfill any of your desires!

    601 Main St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  26. Solid Grill and Bar

    Solid Grill and Bar

    There‘s something for every taste on their ever-changing menu.

    405 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  27. Bardenay Restaurant

    Bardenay Restaurant

    Their commitment to your satisfaction doesn’t stop at the bar. This commitment makes Bardenay the perfect place to meet friends or colleagues for drinks and appetizers.

    610 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$