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Category Archives: Mike Prater

Steelheads’ Streak Is Historic, Typical For Boise

Steelheads’ Streak Is Historic, Typical For Boise

BY MIKE PRATER
THE IDAHO PRESS
Idaho’s only professional hockey team has reached the playoffs 22 consecutive seasons — every year of its existence. The streak is tied with the Spurs of the NBA for the longest in North American pro sports.MORE

Idaho? Isn’t That Just One, Big Spud Field?

Idaho? Isn’t That Just One, Big Spud Field?

BY MIKE PRATER
THE IDAHO PRESS
There’s no pressure, and no reason for Division I basketball in Idaho to be a regional or national difference-maker, especially if top players struggle to come here.
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Rice Isn’t On The Hot Seat, But Close

Rice Isn’t On The Hot Seat, But Close

BY MIKE PRATER
THE IDAHO PRESS
Leon Rice once shot himself. Seriously. The Boise State basketball coach, then a curious child of the ‘70s in Richland, Wash., somehow turned a collection of friends, large rocks and a .22 bullet into a bloody left knee … MORE