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SCOTT SLANT: From tacos to extra miles

SCOTT SLANT: From tacos to extra miles

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. Thursday, May 23, 2019. I had long ago heard rumors about what the new name of Taco Bell Arena would be when the 15-year contract with Taco Bell expired. This wasn’t it. Later this summer, the place will become ExtraMile Arena thanks to a 15-year, $8.4 million agreement with ExtraMile Convenience…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Salutes and a couple snubs

SCOTT SLANT: Salutes and a couple snubs

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. Wednesday, May 22, 2019. We’re not only about to get a steady diet of watch lists, but the college football preseason magazines are also on the horizon. That includes all-conference projections. Athlon Sports’ list for the Mountain West, four teams deep, is already out. And it shows Boise State is deep…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The Spartans just aren’t keeping up

SCOTT SLANT: The Spartans just aren’t keeping up

Presented by BACON. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Chris Murray of Nevada Sports Net opened a can of worms yesterday with his “fun fact.” Tweeted Murray: “Since joining the MW in 2013, San Jose State hasn’t posted a winning record in any season in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football or baseball. It’s 241-536-1 combined in those…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Significance of the big stage

SCOTT SLANT: Significance of the big stage

Presented by LOUIE’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Friday, May 17, 2019. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) Why didn’t the ACC Network choose to air Boise State-Florida State on its debut weekend? Because that game’s going to be on the Mothership. In prime time in the East, no less. The Broncos and Seminoles will kick…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Will BYU ever be a Boise State conference mate?

SCOTT SLANT: Will BYU ever be a Boise State conference mate?

Presented by POOL DOCTOR & SPA. Thursday, May 16, 2019. It’s been eight years now since BYU left the Mountain West for football independence, and former Cougar and NFL star defensive lineman Jason Buck implores his alma mater to face the facts. “Just watch the rise of Utah State’s program in a conference and our…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A Kellen Moore progress report

SCOTT SLANT: A Kellen Moore progress report

Presented by LOUIE’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Wednesday, May 15, 2019. So many people want to doubt him, and much of the media wants to follow suit. But Dallas beat writers keep hearing that new Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore knows what the heck he’s talking about. Moore is kind of shy and kind of…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Brett Rypien’s numbers game

SCOTT SLANT: Brett Rypien’s numbers game

Presented by POOL DOCTOR & SPA. Tuesday, May 14, 2019. When we heard that Brett Rypien was going to wear No. 4 in Denver, there was some comfort in knowing he’d don his old Boise State numeral. But the nostalgia doesn’t extend back to high school, and that’s a story worth revisiting. Rypien graduated early…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Jamar Taylor’s travels

SCOTT SLANT: Jamar Taylor’s travels

(TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Friday, May 10, 2019. It’s different than being signed as an undrafted free agent. Unrestricted FA Jamar Taylor has been picked up by the Seattle Seahawks, who know what they’re getting and have plans for him. It’s expected that the former Boise State star…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Garth gets to play on the new blue first

SCOTT SLANT: Garth gets to play on the new blue first

Presented by BBSI. Thursday, May 9, 2019. The installation of the new blue turf at Albertsons Stadium is on pace for its planned completion on May 30. And it’s now official: the Boise State Broncos won’t be the first ones to play on the new carpet, Garth Brooks and his band will be. Brooks will…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Mattison’s Minnesota orientation

SCOTT SLANT: Mattison’s Minnesota orientation

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Alexander Mattison’s first three days in NFL practice uniform went smoothly last weekend at the Minnesota Vikings’ rookie minicamp. “I like a lot of things about him,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said of his third-round draft pick. “He catches the ball well. He’s physical. He’s got…MORE