Category Archives: Scott Slant

SCOTT SLANT: Experience settles down the Steelies’ troops

SCOTT SLANT: Experience settles down the Steelies’ troops

Presented by LOUIE’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Friday, April 19, 2019. Coach Neil Graham pointed out on KTIK Tuesday that nine Idaho Steelheads players were making their first professional postseason appearances last Friday when Idaho was turned inside-out by Utah in a 7-1 humiliation. But the boys have settled down, and they now have a…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Rypien looks like a Day 3 lock

SCOTT SLANT: Rypien looks like a Day 3 lock

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Thursday, April 18, 2019. I’m trying to pace myself on Brett Rypien draft news, but here’s some more on the former Boise State star. Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com has 10 sleepers who “will prove to be awesome value picks.” Trapasso touches on something that scouts really like about Rypien: “He…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The right frame of reference for Boise State’s run

SCOTT SLANT: The right frame of reference for Boise State’s run

Presented by LOUIE’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Wednesday, April 17, 2019. There are lots of Twitter accounts out there that like to post top 10 lists. One is @SportsPac12, which naturally draws from college football and basketball. Yesterday it was “Best College Football Winning Percentage over the Past 20 Years (1999-2018).” Boise State’s commonly at…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Boise Sports Park reinforcements on the way?

SCOTT SLANT: Boise Sports Park reinforcements on the way?

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The twists and turns in the Boise stadium saga have been epic. Last week, the Idaho Legislature threw a monkey wrench into Agon Sports & Entertainment’s and the city’s hopes of getting a stadium project done when it passed the law requiring public votes on the…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The Aggies have the ‘known’ in 2019

SCOTT SLANT: The Aggies have the ‘known’ in 2019

Presented by LOUIE’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Monday, April 15, 2019. Utah State spring football wrapped up Saturday with the Aggies’ spring game. Nothing to see here. Move along. And that’s the good news for USU. It was so uneventful that no stats were kept, but junior Jordan Love did throw two touchdown passes while…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Rypien’s pluses and perceived minuses

SCOTT SLANT: Rypien’s pluses and perceived minuses

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Friday, April 12, 2019. Boise State’s Brett Rypien is the trendy pick for “Most Overlooked Quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft.” Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton is in that camp and looks at him this way: “Rypien isn’t going to wow anyone with his arm strength or mobility, but he checks…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Hoping Evans patches up and catches passes

SCOTT SLANT: Hoping Evans patches up and catches passes

Presented by PEASLEY TRANSFER & STORAGE. Thursday, April 11, 2019. Raise your hand if you’re rooting for Octavius Evans to get back on the field for Boise State. It has to be maddening for him as he tries to get healthy. Evans didn’t suit up for the Broncos’ spring game last Saturday, almost a year…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: From the “do-not-count-out” list

SCOTT SLANT: From the “do-not-count-out” list

Presented by PEASLEY TRANSFER & STORAGE. Tuesday, April 9, 2019. There were several players at Boise State’s spring game Saturday who proved they’re worth a look—if not for a starting spot—at least for a meaningful role with the Broncos in 2019. The first would be quarterback Jaylon Henderson. It’s still hard to imagine Henderson being…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The spring game’s star attractions

SCOTT SLANT: The spring game’s star attractions

Presented by MAZ-TECH AUTOMOTIVE. Monday, April 8, 2019. Boise State’s quarterback battle took a back seat in the spring game Saturday to what might be the Broncos’ strongest position group. Man, this team has wide receivers. John Hightower made a couple of his classic catches on deep balls. The second, from Kaiden Bennett, looked like…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A wide selection at wideout

SCOTT SLANT: A wide selection at wideout

Presented by PEASLEY TRANSFER & STORAGE. Friday, April 5, 2019. At first glance, it’s “Wow, Boise State lost a lot at wide receiver.” And that’s true when you consider Sean Modster and A.J. Richardson took career totals of 210 catches, 2,961 yards and 22 touchdowns with them. But everyone else is returning, including a bevy…MORE

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Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!

Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!

I didn’t have real high expectations for the Masters. I was lucky to be invited by an old friend who may be fulfilling his own bucket list by giving people he knows a chance to experience the Masters. All I had to do was find my way to Atlanta.

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.