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BNN has a combined social media following of more than 100,000 across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Drew Vachal started Bronco Nation News in 2011 as a fan-run site but sold the brand and social media channels to B.J. Rains in November 2021.
Rains covered Boise State for the Idaho Press from March 2013 to November 2021 before leaving to run BroncoNationNews.com. During his nine-year run covering the Broncos at the Idaho Press, Rains won three NSMA Idaho Sports Writer of the Year awards and became the top source for Boise State news.
Bronco Nation News provides news, commentary, analysis, stats and more on Boise State athletics across multiple digital platforms including BroncoNationNews.com. BNN also produces daily social media shows which provide insight and commentary in a format not previously done in the market.
Rains and his wife Karen, a nurse at St. Luke’s hospital in Boise, live in Meridian with their sons Naismith and Nelson.
In July of 2023, Bronco Nation News hired its first full-time employee, Jordan Kaye, to help cover the Broncos. Longtime columnist Mike Prater was also hired to write weekly columns.