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WILL FRESNO STATE, AIR FORCE & HAWAII PLAY THIS FALL?

WILL FRESNO STATE, AIR FORCE & HAWAII PLAY THIS FALL?

Prater and Mallory talk to three college football insiders covering the Mountain West – Christopher Gabriel (Fresno State), Brent Briggeman (Air Force) and Stephen Tsai (Hawaii). Those teams have been targeted as programs with potential return-to-play issues this fall.MORE

BLUE TURF SPORTS REPORT WITH B.J. RAINS

BLUE TURF SPORTS REPORT WITH B.J. RAINS

Prater and Mallory talk to B.J. Rains of the Idaho Press and BlueTurfSports.com on the potential for a Boise State/Mountain West football season this fall – he thinks it’ll happen, and how a return to practice and play could look if the MW gives a green light.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Road Warriors, Part III (Utah, 1980)

SCOTT SLANT: Road Warriors, Part III (Utah, 1980)

Presented by BACON. Friday, September 18, 2020. Friday brings my third installment of Road Warriors, chronicling the biggest road wins in Boise State history. Of all the landmark away-game moments in the 52-year history of the program, and there have been quite a few, this was the icebreaker. One of those nights when no one…MORE

PREP RALLY: IAN SMART, TIMBERLINE HIGH

PREP RALLY: IAN SMART, TIMBERLINE HIGH

MOUNTAIN WEST BANK PREP RALLY EVERY THURSDAY AT 4 P.M. ON IST: Prater and Mallory talk to Timberline High football coach Ian Smart, whose team is scheduled to open its COVID-delayed season Friday night on campus. What did it take to get here?MORE

FANTASY CORNER WITH HOWARD BENDER

FANTASY CORNER WITH HOWARD BENDER

Prater and Mallory talk to fantasy football insider Howard Bender (FantasyAlarm, SiriusXM, New York Post) about first-week overreactions, early waiver wire pickups, Kyler Murray and Cam Newtwon, and rookies off to fast starts.MORE

KTIK BEST BETS WITH LEE STERLING

KTIK BEST BETS WITH LEE STERLING

Prater and Mallory talk to handicapper Lee Sterling of ParamountSports.com about his picks of the week: Louisville (-2.5) vs. Miami, Cowboys (-4.5) vs. Falcons, Seahawks (-4) vs. Patriots, Raiders (+6) vs. Saints and Steelers (-7.5) vs. Broncos.MORE

SCOTT SLANT: So you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance

SCOTT SLANT: So you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Thursday, September 17, 2020. The one thing we know about 2020 is: you never know. Stadium’s Brett McMurphy tweeted Wednesday night that, according to sources, the Mountain West is “aggressively exploring” options to play an eight-game fall season, culminating with a December 19 conference championship game. The timeline would allow…MORE

BREAKING DOWN CRAIG THOMPSON’S JOB PERFORMANCE

BREAKING DOWN CRAIG THOMPSON’S JOB PERFORMANCE

Prater and Mallory talk to longtime Mountain West journalist Chris Murray of NevadaSportsNet about Craig Thompson, the only commissioner in the history of the Mountain West Conference. How’s his job performance, especially during the COVID crisis?MORE

STEELHEADS & THE NHL: DEREK LAXDAL FROM THE BUBBLE

STEELHEADS & THE NHL: DEREK LAXDAL FROM THE BUBBLE

Prater and Mallory talk to former Idaho Steelheads hockey coach Derek Laxdal, now an assistant with the Dallas Stars, who are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals inside the Edmonton bubble. He touches on taking players to a golf course on their rare off day, preparing for the run at the Cup, and what it would mean to his championship resume.MORE

BOISE STATE & THE NFL: ORLANDO SCANDRICK

BOISE STATE & THE NFL: ORLANDO SCANDRICK

Prater and Mallory talk to former Boise State football star Orlando Scandrick on social injustice issues in sports, how he was treated in Boise, his longtime career with the Dallas Cowboys, the BSU-Dallas pipeline, and his new post-football career.MORE

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