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SCOTT SLANT: Albertsons Stadium 50th anniversary, Part II

SCOTT SLANT: Albertsons Stadium 50th anniversary, Part II

Presented by BBSI. Friday, March 27, 2020. It’s Friday, so I continue the head-start celebration of Albertsons Stadium’s 50th anniversary with an unforgettable game from Year 2. It was September 11, 1971, when Boise State and Idaho met for the first time on the gridiron. The Vandals were technically the home team, but the game…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Leon Rice’s 10th anniversary

SCOTT SLANT: Leon Rice’s 10th anniversary

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Thursday, March 26, 2020. His hair was darker, and his son Max was in 4th grade. It was 10 years ago today that longtime Gonzaga assistant Leon Rice was introduced as Boise State’s seventh men’s basketball coach. Rice had been part of 11 straight NCAA Tournaments with the Zags staff,…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Kiper follows the party line on Cleveland

SCOTT SLANT: Kiper follows the party line on Cleveland

Presented by BBSI. Wednesday, March 25, 2020. With the rest of the sports world quiet, a Mel Kiper Jr. NFL Draft update commands attention. The ESPN guru unveiled his 3.0 mock draft Tuesday, and Curtis Weaver is no longer there. But the upward trajectory continues for fellow former Boise State star Ezra Cleveland, who Kiper…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: What’s it all mean for Allie O?

SCOTT SLANT: What’s it all mean for Allie O?

Presented by FRANZ WITTE NURSERY. Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The International Olympic Committee finally postponed the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo this morning until 2021. Allie Ostrander can only look on the bright side. The former Boise State great, the three-time defending national champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, turned pro last July with an eye…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Tank gives back in Big D

SCOTT SLANT: Tank gives back in Big D

Presented by BBSI. Monday, March 23, 2020. “DeMarcus & The Hot Boyz” is not a reincarnation of a 20-year-old Lil Wayne band. It’s actually a charitable organization formed in 2018 by eight members of the Dallas Cowboys defense. Former Boise State star DeMarcus “Tank” Lawrence is the ringleader, and he has the HotBoyz going full-tilt…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Early start on a Broncos celebration

SCOTT SLANT: Early start on a Broncos celebration

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Friday, March 20, 2020. Because I can right now, I’m going to get started early on my recognition of Albertsons Stadium’s 50th anniversary. Every Friday until this craziness blows over (and please hold me to this), I’ll zero in on a memory from what was once known as Bronco Stadium—be…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The painful pause button in sports

SCOTT SLANT: The painful pause button in sports

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Thursday, March 19, 2020. As you get older, the years go by in a flash. Now, time has never moved so sluggishly in all my life—at least since I was breathlessly waiting for the day of my first San Francisco Giants game when I was seven years old. Things have…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos’ unresolved agenda items

SCOTT SLANT: Broncos’ unresolved agenda items

Presented by BACON. Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Mountain West has finally directed all schools to “all organized team athletically-related activities” (read: Boise State spring football) until at least March 29. So here are some of the areas that will require cram sessions during fall camp (unless spring ball is miraculously revived the first of…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: St. Patty’s is a can’t-miss day at Boise State

SCOTT SLANT: St. Patty’s is a can’t-miss day at Boise State

Presented by MAZ-TECH AUTOMOTIVE. Tuesday, March 17, 2020. While everything’s on hiatus, we can celebrate some of the good things in sports, like late Boise State legend Lyle Smith. The “father of Bronco football” was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1916. Smith, who built Boise Junior College into a powerhouse in the late 1940’s,…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Epicenter of the eligibility question

SCOTT SLANT: Epicenter of the eligibility question

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. Monday, March 16, 2020. Mike Prater did the math for us on Idaho SportsTalk Friday. There are 34 seniors listed on the rosters of Boise State’s spring sports, and it looks like all is not lost for them after the shocking events at the end of last week. The NCAA, recognizing…MORE

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