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SCOTT SLANT: The Broncos narrative changes

SCOTT SLANT: The Broncos narrative changes

Presented by the ASHLEY INN OF CASCADE. Friday, March 6, 2020. Instead of being upset in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament like the past three years, Boise State upset somebody Thursday. And it was the host school, as the Broncos avenged the pounding it took from UNLV the previous week in a 67-61…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Four on the floor

SCOTT SLANT: Four on the floor

Presented by HOFFMAN AUTO BODY. Thursday, March 5, 2020. Since January 25, the Boise State women have been consumed by the goal of one more shot at Fresno State—hopefully in the Mountain West Tournament championship game. The Broncos got it, and they didn’t squander it, beating the Bulldogs 80-76 in overtime Wednesday night to claim…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Jessup isn’t wired to be bitter

SCOTT SLANT: Jessup isn’t wired to be bitter

Presented by VETERANS PLUMBING. Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The media awards weren’t official on Monday. The All-Mountain West honors released Tuesday by the conference were, based on coaches’ votes. And unlike the media, the coaches placed Boise State’s Justinian Jessup on the second team. Jessup’s steely, even-keeled personality doesn’t seem like one that would go…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The father-son thing has worked here

SCOTT SLANT: The father-son thing has worked here

Presented by THE ASHLEY INN OF CASCADE. Tuesday, March 3, 2020. When Max Rice committed to Boise State out of Bishop Kelly to play for his dad, Leon, I immediately thought of former New Mexico coach Craig Neal and his son, Cullen. And when Craig Neal materialized on the staff at Nevada, the comparison rose…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Baseball is very real now

SCOTT SLANT: Baseball is very real now

Presented by THE ASHLEY INN OF CASCADE. Monday, March 2, 2020. When Boise State baseball played at Texas a week ago, it was kind of an out-of-body experience. The Broncos were swept, as expected, but they played well. Who were those guys? Now it’s believable. Boise State, in its first home series in 40 years,…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Every schedule has its quirks

SCOTT SLANT: Every schedule has its quirks

Presented by WESTERN SIDING. Friday, February 28, 2020. The 2020 Mountain West football schedule was released Thursday. Is the conference playing some kind of cruel joke on Boise State? The league knew the Broncos were opening against an option team, Georgia Southern, on September 5. So how about we plug a road game at Air…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Frustration near the Strip

SCOTT SLANT: Frustration near the Strip

Presented by the ASHLEY INN OF CASCADE. Thursday, February 27, 2020. This was a game Boise State needed, but it’s a helpless feeling when the ball won’t go in the hoop. The Broncos made only seven first-half field goals, and that essentially was enough to allow UNLV to keep them at bay at the end…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: The timing at Thomas & Mack

SCOTT SLANT: The timing at Thomas & Mack

Presented by WESTERN SIDING. Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Boise State is not exactly catching UNLV at the right time as it ventures into the Thomas & Mack Center tonight. In terms of knocking off a ranked opponent on the road, the upset of No. 4 San Diego State last Saturday was the Rebels’ biggest in…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: RJ’s upward climb in conference

SCOTT SLANT: RJ’s upward climb in conference

Presented by THE ASHLEY INN OF CASCADE. Tuesday, February 25, 2020. As RJ Williams’ two-year Boise State career winds down, one of the stories that needs to be told is of his improvement in Mountain West play this year. Last season, Williams got off to a solid start in non-conference play, averaging 12.7 points and…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Senior of the Day on Senior Day

SCOTT SLANT: Senior of the Day on Senior Day

Presented by WESTERN SIDING. Monday, February 24, 2020. It’s harder for fans to remember junior college transfers than four-year players as the years go by. But RJ Williams left an indelible mark on his two-year Boise State career in Sunday’s 74-61 win over New Mexico in Extra Mile Arena. Williams scored 14 points with eight…MORE

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