August 23, 2009 |
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time. No.12 Boise State Ninth-year senior tailback Ian Johnson says a recent flair-up of bursitis won't keep him out of this year's exciting Sept. 3 opener on Boise's blue turf. OK . . . it only seems as if Johnson had college football's only rollover scholarship. The forever hero of Boise State's epic Fiesta Bowl win against Oklahoma, though, has finally exhausted his eligibility.
January 6, 2007 |
The story that has captivated the college football bowl season has moved from Ian Johnson's bended knee to the bright lights of New York City to the warmth of hearth and home and the dimmer lights of San Dimas. All in five days. If you didn't see it when it happened, you probably have seen a replay by now. Fox Sports is showing it under the heading "Instant Classic." Turns out, that's right. This story is "Hoosiers" without any Hollywood tinkering, "Rudy" with a better ending.
November 26, 2006
The sophomore tailback rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns in No. 12 Boise State's 38-7 victory over host Nevada, probably clinching a spot in the Bowl Championship Series for the unbeaten Broncos. Johnson, who wore a flak jacket under his pads to protect two cracked ribs, carried 31 times and set the school season record with 1,613 yards rushing. He broke the mark of 1,611 set by Brock Forsey in 2002. Johnson entered the day leading the nation in scoring, and now has 24 touchdowns.
August 11, 1995 |
GE to Pay U.S. $7.18 Million: General Electric Co. will pay the federal government to settle a whistle-blower's lawsuit over the company's jet engine standards, according to an agreement signed by U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith. The suit, filed by Ian Johnson, a GE electrical engineer working in suburban Cincinnati, alleged that problems with electromagnetic interference and lightning hazards could cause engines GE sold to the Air Force to fail.
September 1, 2000 |
Passing records figure to be established this season at Thousand Oaks, where first-year Coach Mike Sanders has installed a one-back offense that features 6-5 junior quarterback Ben Olson. Crucial to the attack will be senior running backs Tony Farrara and Brandon Lambert, who have shown improvement. The running back must contribute as a runner, blocker and receiver. * St. Bonaventure has lost its top returning receiver, senior Ian Johnson, to a knee injury suffered at practice.
December 23, 2007 |
HAWAII BOWL * Who: East Carolina (7-5, second in Conference USA East) vs. Boise State (10-2, second in Western Athletic) * Where, when: Honolulu, 5 p.m. PST, ESPN * Story line: Boise State, the feel-good story of last season, is making its second trip to Hawaii in a month. The last time, the Broncos lost to Hawaii, ending any hopes of a second BCS bowl appearance. They still have a potent offense that ranked fifth in the nation in scoring with 42.