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March 16, 2005

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ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE

The Southern Idaho Disc League (SIDL) is proud to present the Boise Ultimate Spring League, Starting April 6, 6 p.m., at Ann Morrison Park. This years Spring League will utilize a co-ed draft format. All ability levels are encouraged to register. A $20 registration fee is due by March 16. Ultimate Frisbee is a fastpaced team sport that involves running, hand-eye coordination and lots of spirit. Folks wanting to learn a new sport are invited to come try it.

For more information about the draft contact Mark LaSalle at 363-0708 or 396-6408, or e-mail discfor1@hotmail.com For more information on the history and rules of Ultimate Frisbee visit the Ultimate Players Association Web site www.upa.org. For more information about Boise Ultimate Frisbee and the Southern Idaho Disc League visit www.boiseultimate.com.

Boise State University

KUSTRA APPOINTED TO NCAA TASK FORCE

Boise State President Bob Kustra has been appointed to the Presidential Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics by NCAA President Myles Brand. The task force will explore the alignment of academics and athletics in such areas as fiscal responsibility, commercialism, organizational structure and student-athlete well-being. The task force is similar in its role to a presidential group that studied and made recommendations leading to the academic reform package.

"I feel Boise State is the model of a university that has achieved athletic success while not compromising its academic mission," Kustra said. The task force is expected to complete its work in 18 to 24 months with the first meeting scheduled after spring commencements on June 10 and 11 in Tucson, Ariz. The task force has four working groups: 1) implications of academic values and standards; 2) fiscal responsibility; 3) presidential leadership of internal and external constituencies; and 4) student-athlete well-being.

BOISE STATE JOINS WORLD SPORTS HUMANITARIAN

A new academic program on sports ethics, coaching and humanitarian studies is being developed by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame and Boise State. The certificate program, planned to begin in the 2005-06 academic year, will offer credit and non-credit courses coordinated by Boise State's Department of Kinesiology, in collaboration with the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. The Myron and Gwen Finkbeiner Endowed Scholarship Fund is also being established to support students enrolled in the kinesiology department and studying the new curriculum. Myron Finkbeiner is the founder of the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise. Scholarship funds will be raised through a series of events, including this year's induction ceremony on June 2. The announcements were made Tuesday in conjunction with the unveiling of the class of 2005 inductees into the Humanitarian Hall of Fame, located at the Allen Noble Hall of Fame on the Boise State campus.

For more information on this new program, contact Linda Petlichkoff in the Boise State Department of Kinesiology at 426-1231.

bullriding

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING TOUR

The Professional Bull Riding tour will make a stop at the Idaho Center in Nampa on April 22 and 23. This year, the PBR has teamed up with Theragenics Corporation to launch a national campaign on prostate cancer awareness. In addition to their bull riding duties, pro bull riders Owen Washburn and Lee Akin, two spokesmen for the campaign, will be speaking about the national "Know Your Options about Prostate Cancer Treatment" campaign at the Idaho Center. PBR fans will also receive specially created blue ribbons that designate prostate cancer awareness. One out of every six men is at risk of getting prostate cancer, making it the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among American men-over 30,000 American men will die of it this year. But if detected early, the disease is curable. The PBR campaign is generating a great deal of interest and awareness at each tour stop-and hopefully it will in Nampa, too.

snow sports

CALDWELL SNOWMOBILER COMPETES IN MILWAUKEE

Heath Frisby, a 20-year-old from Caldwell, is competing in the fourth annual Red Bull Fuel & Fury freestyle urban snowmobiling event in Milwaukee on Friday, April 1. The event will take place on the grounds of the historic Pabst Brewery. It is a high-profile event in the snowmobiling world. Heath, AKA "Fearless," is one of the top riders in the sport and one of only six men ever to successfly perform a backflip on a snowmobile. He is also the father of signature trick "Frisby Air," a switch-handed superman seat-grab.

For more information, log onto www.worldofadventuresports.com or www.slednecks.com.

U.S. FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS RELOCATED

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced Monday that the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships, scheduled for March 24 through 26 at Bogus Basin in Boise, Id., have been relocated to Park City Mountain Resort and the Utah Olympic Park due to Bogus's early closure. Local accessbility notwithstanding, the Championships will still feature intense competition by some of the best freestyle skiiers and boarders the sport has to offer. Among the top athletes expected to compete are 2005 World Cup moguls champion Jeremy Bloom (Loveland, Colo.), World Cup moguls winners Toby Dawson (Vail, Colo.), Travis Mayer (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) and Park City's own Nate Roberts, as well as World Cup aerials leader Jeret "Speedy" Peterson (Boise) and World Cup aerials winner Ryan St. Onge (Steamboat Springs).

Idaho Fish and Game

RAINBOW TROUT STOCKING REPORT

Personnel from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will release more than 16,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during March:

Boise River (Boise) 2,000

Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 2,000

Caldwell Pond #1 500

Caldwell Pond #2 500

Eagle Island Pond 1,000

Ed's Pond 250

Greenbelt Pond (Payette) 500

Marsing Pond 500

McDevitt Pond (Meridian) 500

Merrill Pond (Eagle) 1,000

Park Center Pond (Boise) 1,000

Quinn's Pond (Boise) 500

Redwood Pond (Meridian) 250

Riverside Pond (Boise) 500

Rotary Pond (Caldwell) 500

Sawyer's Ponds (Emmett) 1,000

Settler's Pond 1,000

Veteran's Pond (Boise) 1,000

Wilson Spring (Nampa) 500

Wilson Spring Ponds (Nampa) 1,500

ask IDFG

I received a postcard in the mail saying that my name was drawn for a controlled hunt for turkey. When can I pick up my tag?

Now. Tags for spring turkey and spring bear became available on Sunday, March 6.

If you have a sports tip or news please e-mail sports@boiseweekly.com with your information.

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