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THIS DAY IN SPORTS: From Eddie Waitkus to Roy Hobbs to Kirk Gibson

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: From Eddie Waitkus to Roy Hobbs to Kirk Gibson

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…June 14, 1949, 75 years ago today: Philadelphia first baseman Eddie Waitkus is shot by a deranged teenage girl in a room at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. The event was loosely referenced in relation to the Roy Hobbs character in the 1952 novel “The Natural” by Bernard…MORE

DOES THE TREASURE VALLEY NEED MORE GOLF COURSES?

DOES THE TREASURE VALLEY NEED MORE GOLF COURSES?

Brett Kleinkopf, former longtime golf professional at Hillcrest Country Club and now the director of operations for the Rocky Mountain Section PGA, joins Prater and Mallory to answer a simple question: Does the Valley need more golf courses – and why?MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: NBA aberration north of the border

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: NBA aberration north of the border

Presented by POOL SCOUTS. This Day In Sports…June 13, 2019, five years ago today: A historic night for the Toronto Raptors—and for Canada. The Raptors became the first team from outside the U.S. to win an NBA championship, and in the process put a dent in the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty. Toronto took the series…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Hassanein hitting new heights this year

SCOTT SLANT: Hassanein hitting new heights this year

Presented by THE JAMES. Wednesday Weekly…June 12, 2024 It’s a good time to be perusing the college football preseason magazines, and here are some takeaways from Lindy’s. Boise State’s Ashton Jeanty gets the expected kudos—top-rated player in the Mountain West and all. And Jonah Dalmas and James Ferguson-Reynolds are tops on special teams. But the…MORE

ETHAN DANIELSON: BOISE FIREMAN – AND STORIES ABOUT HIS FAMOUS BROTHER

ETHAN DANIELSON: BOISE FIREMAN – AND STORIES ABOUT HIS FAMOUS BROTHER

Ethan Danielson, brother of Boise State football coach Spencer Danielson, is a senior firefighter in the Boise Fire Department. He joins Prater & The Ballgame in the KTIK studio for a conversation about his brother, his relationship with the team, family stories and life as a firefighter.MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Boise State’s long MW wait finally ends

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Boise State’s long MW wait finally ends

Presented by FRANZ WITTE GARDEN CENTER. This Day In Sports…June 11, 2010: Four days after putting an invitation to Boise State on hold due to a rapidly changing college sports landscape, Mountain West Conference presidents vote unanimously to make BSU its 10th member, effective July 1, 2011. The MW was holding out hope it could land…MORE

COBY KARL ON LIFE IN THE NBA AFTER ONE SEASON WITH THE 76ERS

COBY KARL ON LIFE IN THE NBA AFTER ONE SEASON WITH THE 76ERS

Former Boise State basketball star Coby Karl, now a first-year assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers, joins Prater & The Ballgame in the KTIK studio to talk about life in the NBA, coach Dan Hurley turning down the Lakers and what he’s doing in Boise this week.MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: And…there goes another one

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: And…there goes another one

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…June 10, 2019, five years ago today: The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies combine to hit 13 home runs, the most in a single game in major league history, in a 13-8 D-backs victory. Arizona, in fact, smacked three consecutive homers to begin the game and finished with…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A big thing – when boxing was biggest

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A big thing – when boxing was biggest

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…June 7, 1996: Former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya fights living legend Julio Cesar Chavez for the WBC junior welterweight title, billed as “Ultimate Glory” at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. De La Hoya was undefeated and was the reigning WBO lightweight champion, while Chavez was the WBC…MORE