BOISE -- Are you ready for another exciting season of football at Boise State University?
The 2013 Bronco football season kicks off on Saturday, August 31. That's when the Broncos will tackle the University of Washington in Seattle.
The Broncos edged out the Huskies 28 - 26 when the teams met in the Las Vegas Bowl last year.
How will BSU fair against UW this year? That's anybody's guess. However, those planning to make the trip to Seattle will find themselves among friends in the rainy city.
That's because the university's alumni association is organizing the following events:
BOISE STATE PREVIEW
When: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29
Where: The Westin Seattle Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. Seattle
Here's a chance to speak with Boise State admissions staff and alumni about campus life as well as the application process, scholarships, housing, financial aid, student orientation and student services.
BRONCO NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30
Where: The Museum of Flight Side Gallery, 9404 East Marginal Way S., Seattle
Join BSU for a pre-game celebration presented by University Advancement and the Alumni Association. The celebration includes hors d'oeuvres by McCormick and Schmick's, along with access to the museum, which includes the NASA training module of Barbara Morgan, Boise State's educator in residence and former NASA teacher-astronaut.
Cost: $40 for members of the Alumni Association, Presidents Club, BAA and Varsity B, $45 for nonmembers. Space is limited, purchase tickets in advance by Friday, Aug. 23. You can buy online, or call (208) 426-2700.
GET YOUR BRONCO RALLY TOWEL BEFORE THE GAME
When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31
Where: Three locations (see below)
Fans can stop by the BSU Alumni Association table to get free rally towels. The first 200 guests to stop by one of the following locations will receive one per person
- Westin Seattle, Puget Sound Room (lobby level), 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle, (206) 728-1000
- Hampton Inn Seattle Downtown (lobby), 700 5th Ave. N., Seattle, (206) 282-7700
- Roosevelt Hotel (lobby), 1531 7th Ave., Seattle, (206) 621-1200
ALUMNI VIEWING PARTY
When: Saturday, Aug. 31
Where: The Yard House, 1501 4th Ave., Seattle, (206) 682-2087
Boise State Fans can gather for lunch or drinks throughout the day before the game. There's also an alumni viewing party at 7 p.m. with prizes at half time.