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In the licensing office, we are asked so often about “where can I find this” and “why don’t you have this”, we thought that we would provide an outlet to share information and also give you opportunity to send in your thoughts and ideas on Boise State branded merchandise.   In this blog, we hope to highlight some key merchandise and other exciting projects that the Trademark Licensing Department is involved with.

Looking for Licensees?

If you are looking for licensees, you can find lists of all Boise State licensees at this link:

If you are looking for a particular product, you may find this link easier to use.  Choose the product that you are looking for.  Remember to check Boise State.  If you need contact information for a particular licensee, please contact us at or phone (208) 426-4063

The BroncoShop is the exclusive retailer for Boise State University.  The BroncoShop should have everything that you need to fill your day with blue and orange.  If you see something that is missing please email us at

Also, have a look at your local farmers market this weekend.  See some cool Boise State items? Look for the officially licensed Crafter certificate.  We have a special program for local crafters who hand make Boise State themed items.  Help support their craft and the University and only buy blue and orange and Bronco products that are licensed.

Did You know?

  • The first blue turf was installed in 1986, 26 years after Bronco Stadium, now Albertsons Stadium, was built.
  • We were the first school to have a non-green football field.  It was over 20 years before another another university installed a colored field.
  • In 2011 Boise State obtained a federal trademark registration for “the color blue as applied to artificial turf”.  Perform an internet search for “Blue Turf” and all you will see is Boise State references.  So we really do own the blue turf…
  • The NCAA does not ban colored fields, but the NFL does.  It’s known as the “Boise State Rule“.
  • It is a myth that ducks fly into the turf mistaking it for the river.  However,”The Myth Is True, Ducks Do Crash On The Blue”, is still one of the best selling BroncoShop game day shirts.  It was released for the home game against Oregon on September 3, 2009.  If you have any suggestions for fun slogans or designs for the next season’s game day shirts, please email



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