Category Archives: Scott Slant

Patience should pay off for Hutchison

Presented by KILLGORE ADVENTURES. Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Chandler Hutchison won’t be in the audience after all at the NBA Draft Thursday evening. He’ll be back in the green room after receiving an official invitation from the league (and will be accompanied by his Boise State coach, Leon Rice). Hutchison was on Idaho SportsTalk yesterday…MORE

The shiny object beckons in Stillwater

(TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) Presented by BACON. Friday, June 15, 2018.’s angle this week in its ramp-up to college football is “The most important game for each Top 25 team.” It will not surprise you that for No. 21 Boise State, the choice is Oklahoma State. The synopsis from Jake Trotter: “With…MORE

Prepping for some player pandemonium

Presented by KILLGORE ADVENTURES. Thursday, June 14, 2018. The NCAA Division I Council has approved what amounts to a tectonic shift in athletics eligibility. Players will no longer have to get permission from the institutions they’re departing to talk to this school or that. Beginning October 15, athletes can inform teams of their intention to…MORE

Hutch has something (maybe) nobody else does

Presented by BACON. Wednesday, June 13, 2018. ESPN is on board with the consensus out there—Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison will be selected by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 22 overall pick next week. Here’s the synopsis in the latest NBA mock draft from ESPN Insider: “Chicago’s wing rotation could certainly use more depth, and…MORE

Yes, they will play the MW schedule

Presented by KILLGORE ADVENTURES. Tuesday, June 12, 2018. With all the hype surrounding Nevada basketball for next season (top 5…national champion?), why would the Mountain West even need to play its conference schedule? Well, the show will go on, of course, and yesterday the league released its slate for next winter. Boise State will open…MORE

The inevitable demise of a coveted tie-in

(TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WLL RETURN TUESDAY.) Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Friday, June 8, 2018. As feared, the 2019 Las Vegas Bowl will apparently be the last for the Mountain West. Longtime college football scribe Brett McMurphy wrote via Twitter yesterday, “Sources: Las Vegas Bowl will pit Pac-12 vs. another Power 5 league (SEC most intriguing…MORE

Allie O is ready to go

Presented by KILLGORE ADVENTURES. Thursday, June 7, 2018. The most difficult thing local fans have to deal with in following Boise State distance-running superstar Allie Ostrander is the inability to see her. Beyond one cross country meet and a handful of indoor track and field meets, all people can do is read about her and…MORE

Tank climbs the ranks in the NFL

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Wednesday, June 6, 2018. NFL Network is counting down the top 100 players of 2018, and former Boise State star DeMarcus Lawrence of Dallas checks in at No. 34. The unique way NFL Network presents it is cool—since players vote for the rankings, they’re the ones who do the narrative on…MORE

Will the third time be a Snake charmer?

Presented by KILLGORE ADVENTURES. Tuesday, June 5, 2018. One of Idaho’s favorite football sons is on the ballot for the 2019 class in the College Football Hall of Fame again. The National Football Foundation announced its list of 76 players and six coaches from the FBS and 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional…MORE

Will an afternoon bone be thrown?

(TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY.) Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Friday, June 1, 2018. Kickoff times have now been set for Boise State’s first three games of the season in September, including the home opener versus Connecticut. The Broncos’ 2018 debut on the blue on September 8 will have the dreaded 8:15 p.m. start…MORE


The USGA’s Identity Crisis

The USGA’s Identity Crisis

I have come to the conclusion that the United States Golf Association (USGA) suffers from an identity crisis. (more) …

NBA Finals – Game 3 Observations

NBA Finals – Game 3 Observations

Anyone can have the take that “Kevin Durant is good at basketball” or “Cleveland is about to get swept” or “LeBron’s last game as a member of the Cavs is Friday.” Those are layups. I’m giving you my off-the-beaten-path observations from Game 3.

NBA Finals Game 1 – Quick Reaction

NBA Finals Game 1 – Quick Reaction

Game 1 of the NBA Finals had a lot of everything. Throughout the Finals, I’m going to give you my quick reactions in written form. For my expanded takes, listen to Idaho Sports Talk at 1 p.m.

Third Row At AT&T Park – Priceless

Third Row At AT&T Park – Priceless

This was a really good weekend. Get together with high school friends, enjoy an ice cold beer and a hot dog, and watch the Giants and Rockies from the third row in San Francisco.