Boise State football: Doing daily due diligence

Before the Group of 5, it was “non-BCS.” Boise State has been the preeminent football program in both categories in the 21st century, for what that’s worth. BOISE, Idaho — Monday, July 26, 2021. As the departures of Oklahoma and Texas from the Big 12 become inevitable, there’s a few conference-shifting scenarios, and none appears … Read more

Mountain West Media Days: Family first, and forfeits

There are two things that could divide locker rooms this season: NIL and vaccines. Boise State insists that neither will in the Broncos’ case. BOISE, Idaho — Friday, July 23, 2021. Today is all about takeaways from Mountain West Media Days as I have made my way back from Las Vegas. Conversations were dominated by … Read more

Boise State football: New era around the Blue

Boise State is about to get a six-figure boost to its bottom line as the age-old issue of alcohol in Albertsons Stadium sees the light of day. BOISE, Idaho — Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN FRIDAY.) Despite the go-ahead long ago from the State Board of Education, Boise State has proceeded … Read more

College football: The very talented hangers-on

COVID-19 created a new layer of players: the “super seniors” like Boise State’s Riley Whimpey, who seems like he’s been around forever. BOISE, Idaho — Friday, July 16, 2021. “Super seniors” coming out of the COVID season have inspired The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel’s to come up with a 2021 Preseason All-“wait, they’re still playing college … Read more

Boise State football: The missing link is in the air

With Mountain West Media Days set for next week in Las Vegas, let’s deal with one preliminary Boise State football question. BOISE, Idaho — Thursday, July 15, 2021. Boise State’s new-fangled up-tempo attack under offensive coordinator Tim Plough will bear watching this season. As in, will the Broncos return to their touchdown pass proclivity? That … Read more

Boise State football: Digesting the doggone data

Boise State probably won’t be on the major preseason Top 25 lists next month, and that’s understandable. But the predictions this year vary wildly. Here’s another. BOISE, Idaho — Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Which metrics are we to believe? After harping on ESPN’s FPI ratings, I was interested to see info from Football Outsiders Alamanac … Read more

Dallas Cowboys selected again for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

“America’s Team,” which has also become Bronco Nation’s team of sorts, was picked for the third time to be the focus of the training camp show. DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys have been picked again for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” TV show, the NFL and HBO announced on Friday morning. This is the third time that … Read more

Boise State drops series with Michigan State, adds games with Washington and FCS teams

Boise State is set to make $3.1 million, while maintaining a Power Five opponent, in the scheduling changes that were announced on Friday morning. BOISE, Idaho — Bronco Nation woke up to big football scheduling news on Friday morning after Boise State University announced that it will no longer play Michigan State University in 2022 … Read more

Boise State football & NIL: Success in the city

It’s a combination of geography and the win column. BSU athletes, football standouts in particular, can benefit nicely from Name-Image-Likeness opportunities. BOISE, Idaho — Friday, July 2, 2021. (TOM SCOTT’S COLUMN WILL RETURN TUESDAY, JULY 13.) Now that Name-Image-Likeness is a thing, let’s look at the Mountain West. Which athletes are best-positioned to take advantage … Read more

Boise State football: Appreciating 1996, and everything since

Little did we know on July 1, 1996, that BSU’s departure from Division I-AA would shake things up at college football’s top level over the next quarter-century. BOISE, Idaho — Thursday, July 1, 2021. Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most important moves in Boise State history, the day the Broncos joined … Read more

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