Category Archives: Scott Slant

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Surreal hoops scene for the Worldwide Leader

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Surreal hoops scene for the Worldwide Leader

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…February 23, 1989, 35 years ago today: Boise State makes its first national TV appearance from the BSU Pavilion, hosting Idaho live on ESPN. Senior Chris Childs led the Broncos to an intense 63-61 victory before a sellout crowd of 12,422—still the second-largest in school history. That was during…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: ‘Do you believe in miracles? Yes!’

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: ‘Do you believe in miracles? Yes!’

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…February 22, 1980: This was the biggest day of all at the Lake Placid Winter Games, and one of the biggest in Olympics history—the day Al Michaels made perhaps the most famous call in sports history: “Do you believe in miracles?  Yes!” The underdog United States Olympic hockey team,…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: From the ‘takin’ care of business’ department

SCOTT SLANT: From the ‘takin’ care of business’ department

Presented by GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS. Wednesday Weekly…February 21, 2024. Once Creighton finished off its upset of No. 1 UConn, Boise State got down to business on FS1. We knew that if the Broncos beat San Jose State Tuesday night, they would be alone in second place in the Mountain West. It didn’t take long to…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Say hey—pretty good money back then

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Say hey—pretty good money back then

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…February 20, 1963: Centerfielder Willie Mays signs a contract with the San Francisco Giants that will pay him $105,000 for the 1963 season, making him baseball’s highest-salaried player. I did this math on Jackie Robinson recently. Here it is for Mays: in today’s dollars, that milestone salary would…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: When the NHL was historically cross-checked

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: When the NHL was historically cross-checked

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…February 16, 2005: The National Hockey League becomes the first major professional circuit in sports history to lose an entire season to a work stoppage when commissioner Gary Bettman announces the official cancellation of the 2004-05 campaign. The two sides had been trying to salvage at least some of…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: No way Leon Spinks would win this, right?

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: No way Leon Spinks would win this, right?

Presented by BBSI BOISE. This Day In Sports…February 15, 1978: In one of boxing’s biggest upsets, 10-1 underdog Leon Spinks wins a 15-round decision over Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas to take the world heavyweight title. Ali was 36 at the time, but had held the title for over three years. Spinks was entering only…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Chibuzo Agbo factor, O’Mar Stanley factor

SCOTT SLANT: Chibuzo Agbo factor, O’Mar Stanley factor

Presented by THE JAMES. Wednesday Weekly…February 14, 2024. When Tyson Degenhart is scoring in the upper teens, and Max Rice, Chibuzo Agbo and O’Mar Stanley are scoring in the mid-teens, it usually means Boise State is rolling. Degenhart is getting it done, and although Rice has cooled since his 35-point game at New Mexico, he…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Before Jack Taylor’s 138 points, there was…

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Before Jack Taylor’s 138 points, there was…

Presented by HARMON TRAVEL. This Day In Sports…February 13, 1954, 70 years ago today: On his way to establishing the college basketball records for points in a season and a career, Furman sharpshooter Frank Selvy sinks 41 field goals and 18 free throws to score 100 points in a 149-95 shellacking of Newberry, shattering the…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Farrington joins Idaho’s winter Mt. Rushmore

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Farrington joins Idaho’s winter Mt. Rushmore

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…February 12, 2014, 10 years ago today: Kaitlyn Farrington, who grew up on a ranch near Bellevue and cut her snowboarding teeth at Sun Valley, wins the gold medal in the women’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Farrington’s second run will be long remembered, including a 900…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: When everything you put up goes in

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: When everything you put up goes in

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…February 9, 2019, five years ago today: First, Alex Hobbs hits a three-pointer. Then Marcus Dickinson makes a three. Then Justinian Jessup. And then Derrick Alston Jr. When Alston drained a second trey, Boise State was up 15-0 and was off to the races in 105-57 romp over San…MORE