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Sports 1/9/24

A new name is being proposed for the Holt Arena at Idaho State University and it’s up to the State Board of Education to approve it.  Today the board will decide through a simple majority vote whether to change the name to the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena.  This comes in the wake of a $20 million renovation project, which ICCU helped fund. It’s already provided $8.5 million towards the project, and if it becomes the arena’s namesake, would provide another $6 million to the venue over the next 12 years.

The University of Idaho athletics department has released an updated statement regarding the investigation into allegations against volleyball team's head coach.  They range from emotional and physical abuse of players, pushing injured players to train against medical advice, body shaming, and making offensive and inappropriate comments about members of the team.  The university's statement reads quote "the University of Idaho is deeply concerned about the allegations brought by some members of the women's volleyball team against their coach, Chris Gonzalez. As a result, an investigation started in November around legal issues, and has been expanded to include climate and culture concerns."

Boise state men’s basketball continues the mountain west play with its home conference opener today against Colorado state.   Tipoff will be at 7 tonight.

On to the High School varsity games set for today, first for boys basketball, Wendell travels north to the Sun Valley community School, Dietrich goes to Camas County, Castleford goes to Carey, Aberdeen is on the bus to Declo and Filer heads to Gooding.  Hagerman will host Richfield, and Hansen will host Lighthouse Christian.  Jerome goes to Minico while Glenns Ferry travels to Murtaugh.    Raft River goes to Oakley and Valley visits Shoshone.

For the girls, Dietrich goes to Camas County, Twin Fallls to Burley, Minico to Canyon Ridge, and Gooding travels to Kimberly and Wood River goes to Mountain Home.

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