Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier decided it would be beneficial for the program to install new turf over the summer after receiving numerous complaints regarding the glare reflecting off Bronco Stadium’s blue field.
Unfortunately for football old-timers and Bronco bashers, it’s still blue.
Love it or hate it, you know of the Smurf Turf, which was exactly Bleymaier’s purpose 24 years ago. As a former junior college powerhouse creeping its way to Division I, Boise State hoped their unique playing surface would bring some notoriety to the school.
Not only has it faced much controversy, but also a handful of myths have spawned from the infamous sea of blue.
As the football program continues to grow into a perennial powerhouse, it is time for the rest of the country to learn the truth of “The Blue’ and debunk its 10 greatest myths.