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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

SCOTT SLANT: When will we see you again, sports?

SCOTT SLANT: When will we see you again, sports?

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Friday, March 13, 2020. I don’t think there’s any argument here—these past two days have been the darkest days in the history of sports. Just 72 hours ago we were innocently debating Boise State’s merits of an NIT bid. Now, everything is shut down. Coronavirus has done what 9/11 couldn’t do…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Where would the Broncos play? Would it matter?

SCOTT SLANT: Where would the Broncos play? Would it matter?

Presented by BACON. Thursday, March 12, 2020. Wednesday was historic. As in, infamously historic. First there was the declaration that the coronavirus had grown into a pandemic. Then Boise’s Treefort was postponed. The dominoes kept falling, right through the early afternoon announcement that the NCAA Tournament—men’s and women’s—will be played without fans in the stands.…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Not a time for underdog-boosting

SCOTT SLANT: Not a time for underdog-boosting

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Wednesday, March 11, 2020. We’ve been following the bouncing ball on the NIT as it pertains to Boise State. It’s a 32-team field, and it’s tough to land an at-large spot. About 20 or so will be available, and that will depend on what happens around the country this week. A…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Jessup’s standard could get jumped

SCOTT SLANT: Jessup’s standard could get jumped

Presented by BACON. Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Here’s one issue if Boise State doesn’t land a bid to the NIT. Utah State’s Sam Merrill will have at least one extra game to play, and the record that has served as the signature accomplishment of Justinian Jessup’s senior year with the Broncos, career three-pointers in the…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: False hope in the first half

SCOTT SLANT: False hope in the first half

Presented by CLEARVIEW CLEANING. Monday, March 9, 2020. Boise State played its best 11 minutes of basketball this season Friday night while building a 16-point lead over San Diego State in the Mountain West semifinals. The rest of the game was below average for the Broncos (23 percent shooting in the second half would certainly…MORE

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