This past weekend was Homecoming at Boise State University, and—being a BSU graduate and cheerleading alumnus—I was invited back to The Blue to take part in our annual Spirit Squad gathering with the current and former team members.
We all got together Friday night at the band hall, our old practice stomping grounds, and talked over Hors d'oeuvres while we went back in time looking at all the old cheer and dance team photographs. Man, how time flies! We then took the short walk over to tour the new Bleymaier Football Center, Boise State Football's new training complex, for a room-by-room tour of the $22 million dollar facility. To say that it was grand would be an understatement. Those players are livin' the life in their new digs, and I couldn't be more excited for what a huge recruiting tool this will be for the Broncos.
The evening culminated with a silent auction and hugs all around. It was so nice to reconnect with some of my former teammates and friends and to see all the neat things they're doing with their lives now. I mean, it's been seven years since I cheered for Boise State and five years since I graduated. I can't believe where time has gone!
See photos from our evening below:
Touring the new, beautiful Bleymaier Football Center. Boy, it was grandiose!
The auditorium where the players watch film. We got a sneak-peek to the video the players would watch before the Wyoming game. How neat!
Their weight room. It came fully stocked with a "snack shack" that was more like a mini grocery store.
The locker room, which felt like Vegas. It was legit.
Protect The Blue! Yeah buddy!
I got to bring my handsome man with me to this fun event. He—a big-time Bronco football fan—loved it!
Former teammates and our past coach on The Blue!
Once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader.
Thanks so much to the current Spirit Squad coach, the volunteers who helped put the event together, and to BSU for letting us come celebrate Homecoming in style with an amazing tour and super-fun evening. Go Broncos!