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Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier Joined Zoom Class From Locker Room During Lightning Delay

In Friday’s Hot Clicks: a college football player hits the books in full pads, an act of heroism from a Yankees announcer and more.

Taking remote learning to the extreme

As college students now know that any place can be a classroom. Even a visitors’ locker room in Orlando.

The Boise State football team traveled to face UCF in its season opener Thursday. Naturally, trying to play sports outside in Florida during the summer means having to contend with thunderstorms, and so kickoff was delayed due to lightning in the area. The scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff got pushed back to 9:45, leaving the players with nearly three hours to kill.

So Broncos QB Hank Bachmeier decided to pass part of the time by joining a virtual class he was otherwise going to miss—while sitting in the locker room in full pads.

“Rain delay,” he wrote in the class Zoom chat, “thought I’d join to say hello.”

Boise State cornerback Tyric LeBeauf said he didn’t see Bachmeier in class during the delay but that the story sounds about right.

“I didn’t hear about that, but I believe it,” he said, according to the Idaho Statesman. “Knowing Hank, there’s no telling what comes out of him, so I believe it.”

Bachmeier and the Broncos came out of the gate hot after the delay, jumping out to a 21–0 lead. But they got outscored 36–10 over the final 43 minutes of action and ended up losing 36–31. Bachmeier was a solid 25-of-39 passing for 263 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception.

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