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SCOTT SLANT: The 2021 Face of the Broncos

SCOTT SLANT: The 2021 Face of the Broncos

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Friday, June 18, 2021. Everywhere you look these days, senior nickel Kekaula Kaniho is representing Boise State—and representing well. At the beginning of the week, Kaniho was named to the All-District 7 Academic Team for the second straight year.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A non-BCS kind of limelight

SCOTT SLANT: A non-BCS kind of limelight

Presented by HARMON TRAVEL. Thursday, June 17, 2021. Truth be told, the Group of 5’s national visibility has faded drastically in the years since the College Football Playoff debuted in 2014. Those who wondered why the CFP was an upgrade over the BCS system never got that question answered.MORE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DAN HAWKINS ON FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND 16/17-GAME SCHEDULES

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DAN HAWKINS ON FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND 16/17-GAME SCHEDULES

Prater and Mallory talk to former Boise State football coach Dan Hawkins – now the head coach at UC Davis – on what college players face with the new possibility of a 16- or 17-game season. He pulled the plug on a FCS playoff opportunity this spring to help manage his players and roster.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Would BYU ever make a move?

SCOTT SLANT: Would BYU ever make a move?

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Prater & The Ballgame spent a considerable amount of time on this subject Monday on KTIK, so I thought I’d weigh in. Is it time for BYU to return to the Mountain West now that there is no clear path to the College Football Playoff (if…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: AAC keeps pushing for ‘P6’

SCOTT SLANT: AAC keeps pushing for ‘P6’

Presented by HARMON TRAVEL. Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Is there a scenario under the proposed College Football Playoff expansion that would keep a Group of 5 team from making the field? Maybe—if the Group of 5 becomes the Group of 4.MORE

NEW SENSE OF URGENCY: IS IT TIME FOR BYU TO REJOIN THE MOUNTAIN WEST?

NEW SENSE OF URGENCY: IS IT TIME FOR BYU TO REJOIN THE MOUNTAIN WEST?

Prater and Mallory have a conversation with former BYU and NFL player Hans Olsen, now a radio personality in Salt Lake City. After last week’s CFP expansion talk that could lead to a 12-team playoff, with six conference champions as automatic qualifiers, is it time for BYU to leave independence?MORE

BOISE STATE & NFL: WHY ISN’T RYPIEN BEING TALKED ABOUT MORE?

BOISE STATE & NFL: WHY ISN’T RYPIEN BEING TALKED ABOUT MORE?

Prater and Mallory talk to Andy Lindahl of 92.5 Altitude sports radio in Denver about Broncos’ quarterback Brett Rypien, the former Boise State star. Rypien isn’t getting a lot of attention in offseason camps, and his future with the NFL franchise is curious.MORE

BOISE STATE & MENTAL HEALTH: TIME FOR AN INSPIRING CONVERSATION

BOISE STATE & MENTAL HEALTH: TIME FOR AN INSPIRING CONVERSATION

Prater and Mallory visit the Boise State campus Thursday for candid face-to-face conversations with Stephanie Donaldson (director of athletic performance/psychology), Kekaula Kaniho (football) and Kennedi Paul (women’s soccer). They share their stories and experiences about student-athletes and mental health, the BroncoBOLD initiative, and what’s next?MORE

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