Category Archives: Scott Slant

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Obama & the Broncos’ record rout

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Obama & the Broncos’ record rout

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…January 21, 2015:   About six hours after President Barack Obama speaks across the parking lot in the Caven-Williams Sports Complex, Boise State registers the largest margin of victory over a Division I opponent in school history. Obama had made Boise his first stop the day after his State of…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Dan Marino’s Super Bowl

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Dan Marino’s Super Bowl

Presented by BBSI BOISE. This Day In Sports…January 20, 1985:   In a matchup of two of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, San Francisco’s Joe Montana is the decisive winner over Miami’s Dan Marino in Super Bowl XIX. For the first time ever, both quarterbacks in the Super Bowl threw for over 300 yards. But…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Tyson Degenhart makes free throws

SCOTT SLANT: Tyson Degenhart makes free throws

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Wednesday Weekly: January 19, 2022. ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi moved Boise State into his NCAA Tournament Field of 68 Tuesday. Would such kudos hold up on the court later that night in ExtraMile Arena? It was going according to script when the Broncos took a 14-point lead with 11½ minutes…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS – The breakthrough in The Pit

THIS DAY IN SPORTS – The breakthrough in The Pit

Presented by BBSI BOISE. This Day In Sports…January 18, 2015:   Boise State wins its first game ever at The Pit, the iconic home of the New Mexico Lobos. Senior Derrick Marks and sophomore James Webb III combined for 54 points as the Broncos bested UNM, 69-59, after ending a tight game on an 11-2 run.…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The Cowboys’ first Super Bowl

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The Cowboys’ first Super Bowl

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. This Day In Sports…January 17, 1971:   In a comedy of errors, the Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13, in Super Bowl V. The game was marred by 11 turnovers and a slew of penalties. The game’s most spectacular play happened in the second quarter, when Colts tight end John Mackey…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Happy 50 days after Thanksgiving

SCOTT SLANT: Happy 50 days after Thanksgiving

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. Friday, January 14, 2022. My mind keeps drifting back to Boise State’s game against Cal State Bakersfield the night after Thanksgiving. The team we saw handle Nevada Wednesday night in Reno bore no resemblance to the one that scored 39 points in the loss to the Roadrunners. Never had a Broncos squad…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Reno demons departed

SCOTT SLANT: Reno demons departed

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Thursday, January 13, 2022. Boise State wanted this one. The Broncos, who had lost 11 of their last 12 games against Nevada and hadn’t won in Reno in six years, dominated the Wolf Pack Wednesday night in an 85-70 victory. This time the Boise State offense outshined the defense, shooting…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Turning a page from 2021

SCOTT SLANT: Turning a page from 2021

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Three of Boise State’s nine losses last season were to Nevada. The asterisk there is that because of the COVID-affected Mountain West schedule, the Broncos had to play twice in Reno (the third game was in Las Vegas in the Mountain West Tournament). It’s hard not to…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Kellen Moore & Black Monday

SCOTT SLANT: Kellen Moore & Black Monday

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Kellen Moore, who interviewed for the Jacksonville job last Friday, is certainly in the conversation for the other job openings that cascaded down on Monday—with Mike Zimmer gone at Minnesota, Vic Fangio in Denver, Matt Nagy in Chicago and Brian Flores in Miami. The former Boise…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: First line in the sand for 2022

SCOTT SLANT: First line in the sand for 2022

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. Monday, January 10, 2022. Boise State is more or less in the same position it was 20 years ago. And maybe that’s a good thing. Longtime college football writer Brett McMurphy of Stadium unveiled his “2022 Ridiculously Way Too Early Top 25” rankings on Sunday, and we see Fresno State at No. 22…MORE