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SCOTT SLANT: Trying to dissect the Bulldogs’ defense

SCOTT SLANT: Trying to dissect the Bulldogs’ defense

Presented by BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN. Friday, January 18, 2019. There are two questions that are, well, intertwined going into the Boise State-Fresno State game Saturday in Taco Bell Arena. Why is San Diego State so wildly inconsistent this season, and why do the Bulldogs seem to be rock-solid consistent? The answer may be new Fresno State…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Wolf Pack is water under the bridge for the Broncos

SCOTT SLANT: Wolf Pack is water under the bridge for the Broncos

Presented by BACON. Thursday, January 17, 2019. Boise State doesn’t have much time to feel sorry for itself after the gut-wrenching 72-71 loss to No. 10 Nevada Tuesday night. There’s actually a “big three” that has emerged in the Mountain West this winter—the Wolf Pack, Fresno State and Utah State—and if the Broncos want to…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: These Bronco no-stars have grit

SCOTT SLANT: These Bronco no-stars have grit

Presented by BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN. Wednesday, January 16, 2019. When the first-team All-Mountain West squad is unveiled in March, it’s unlikely any Boise State players will be on it. There aren’t any bonafide stars on this team. Nevada will have…what? Three? You can’t ask any more of this year’s Broncos than what they gave in Tuesday…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: All hands on deck for the Wolf Pack

SCOTT SLANT: All hands on deck for the Wolf Pack

Presented by BACON. Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Going into Boise State’s game against Oregon 2½ weeks ago, I talked about the Broncos needing “all their turbines firing” to have any chance at an upset. They didn’t, and the Ducks won 62-50. Tonight No. 10 Nevada comes to town with a much stronger infrastructure than Oregon.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos answer the halftime wake-up call

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos answer the halftime wake-up call

Presented by BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN. Monday, January 14, 2019. For a team that spent much of November and December in a fog, Boise State has had one impressive start in Mountain West play. We’ll find out what it all means tomorrow night when No. 10 Nevada comes into Taco Bell Arena, but the Broncos do have…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos try to avoid a Saturday snorefest

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos try to avoid a Saturday snorefest

Presented by MAZ-TECH AUTOMOTIVE. Friday, January 11, 2019. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is seven miles away from San Jose State’s Event Center as the crow flies, but the atmospheres at the two facilities are worlds apart. By Bay Area college football standards, the environment at the CFP national championship game Monday night was electric.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Alston could be the straw that stirs the drink

SCOTT SLANT: Alston could be the straw that stirs the drink

Presented by TRI-STATE ELECTRIC. Thursday, January 10, 2019. The question moving forward for Boise State hoops: was the win over San Diego State last Saturday the turning of the corner Leon Rice has predicted? Is Derrick Alston the difference-maker the Broncos have been waiting for? We’re talking leadership as much as points, rebounds and assists.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Where does MW football go from here?

SCOTT SLANT: Where does MW football go from here?

Presented by MAZ-TECH AUTOMOTIVE. Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The Mountain West is the Group of 5’s king of the hill for the 2018 season. The final Coaches Poll was released several hours after the AP Poll yesterday; Boise State stayed put in that one, too, at No. 24. And like the AP list, there were…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: ‘The Snake’ goes from Hill Road to the Hall

SCOTT SLANT: ‘The Snake’ goes from Hill Road to the Hall

Presented by TRI-STATE ELECTRIC. Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Just over 22 years after his storied career at Arizona State ended, Capital High grad Jake Plummer has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. That’s quite a journey for a guy who says he learned how to evade defensive linmen by dodging nerf balls…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Have the Broncos found the rest of their story?

SCOTT SLANT: Have the Broncos found the rest of their story?

Presented by MAZ-TECH AUTOMOTIVE. Monday, January 7, 2019. When Boise State’s Derrick Alston subbed in 5½ minutes into the San Diego State game, Saturday night, the first thing you noticed was a lift in the Broncos’ energy. Alston went high to grab an errant shot and scored on a putback—then emphatically clapped his hands together…MORE

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