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BLUE TURF SPORTS REPORT

BLUE TURF SPORTS REPORT

Prater and Mallory talk to B.J. Rains of the Idaho Press and BlueTurfSports.com about Boise State’s return to a Mountain West football season, what to expect from the team when practices start Saturday morning, and the loss of running back Robert Mahone to the NCAA transfer portal.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: It’s baaaaaaack…

SCOTT SLANT: It’s baaaaaaack…

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Friday, September 25, 2020. It was on August 10 that hearts sank throughout the Mountain West, as the conference announced the postponement of the entire fall football season. Spirits went the other direction Thursday night when the league confirmed that there will be a season after all, featuring eight-game slates…MORE

KTIK BEST BETS WITH LEE STERLING

KTIK BEST BETS WITH LEE STERLING

Prater and Mallory talk to handicapper Lee Sterling (ParamountSports.com) about his picks of the week: LSU (-17) vs. Mississippi State, Texas (-18) vs. Texas Tech, Ravens (-3.5) vs. Chiefs, Packers (+3) vs. Saints, Seahawks (-4.5) vs. Cowboys.MORE

PREP RALLY: TODD SIMIS, CAPITAL

PREP RALLY: TODD SIMIS, CAPITAL

MOUNTAIN WEST BANK PREP RALLY EVERY THURSDAY AT 4 P.M. ON IDAHO SPORTS TALK: Prater and Mallory talk to Capital High football coach Todd Simis, whose team is the last in Idaho to open its season. The Eagles open with a rare, historic game on their own campus.MORE

BARRY MELROSE ON STANLEY CUP, STEELHEADS, HOCKEY MOVIES

BARRY MELROSE ON STANLEY CUP, STEELHEADS, HOCKEY MOVIES

Prater and Mallory talk to former NHL player/coach and current ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose on the Stanley Cup Finals, the Idaho Steelheads, professional hockey in the West, and his favorite hockey movies (he’s appeared in some).MORE

FANTASY CORNER WITH HOWARD BENDER

FANTASY CORNER WITH HOWARD BENDER

Prater and Mallory talk to Howard Bender (FantasyAlarm.com, SiriusXM) on waiver wire strategy after the Week 2 injury chaos – and which NFL team to avoid at all costs.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Lotsa left tackles

SCOTT SLANT: Lotsa left tackles

Presented by BBSI. Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Here are the facts. Six of the last seven starting left tackles at Boise State have been drafted into the NFL. And the Broncos have had at least one first-team all-conference offensive lineman for 16 consecutive seasons now. That’s your scene-setter in this week’s voting for Boise State’s…MORE

NFL: FORMER GM ON INJURIES, PRESEASON, MASKS

NFL: FORMER GM ON INJURIES, PRESEASON, MASKS

Prater and Mallory talk to Randy Mueller – former NFL executive with the Saints, Chargers, Dolphins and Seahawks and now the CEO of MuellerFootball.com, about the rash of Week 2 injuries, whether they are related to a lack of preseason games, should head coaches wear masks on the sidelines, and why he and the Seahawks didn’t draft for Randy Moss in 1998.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Denver dominoes for Rypien

SCOTT SLANT: Denver dominoes for Rypien

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Tuesday, September 22, 2020. At least Brett Rypien has a chance to don an NFL uniform in a regular season game again. Denver’s starting quarterback, Drew Lock, suffered a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder during Sunday’s 26-21 loss in Pittsburgh and will be out two to six weeks.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Gotta be this week…

SCOTT SLANT: Gotta be this week…

Presented by BBSI BOISE. Monday, September 21, 2020. If there’s going to be an October 24 kickoff for Mountain West football, time is of the essence. According to Hawaii athletic director David Matlin in a Sunday Honolulu Star-Advertiser story, Mountain West ADs are “scheduled to meet today and could present a plan to the Board…MORE

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