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Gene Bleymaier fired by Boise State

Updated: August 11, 2011, 1:53 PM ET
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier, the man behind the iconic blue turf at the school's football stadium and credited with a large role in the team's rise to national prominence, has been let go as the school faces sanctions because of violations in the football program and other sports.

University president Bob Kustra announced Wednesday that Bleymaier's career of 30 years at the school will end Sept. 8.

"I did not come to this decision lightly," ...

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