B.J. Rains is a four-time winner of the NSMA Idaho Sportswriter of the Year Award. He covered Boise State Athletics for the Idaho Press from 2013 to 2021 before leaving to create Bronco Nation News. Rains, who was a voter in the Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll from 2014-2021, also makes weekly appearances on KTIK 95.3 FM each Friday at 4 p.m. Follow @bjrains

Boise State defense dominates in 42-28 spring game win

The Boise State defense had three interceptions and three sacks and dominated the offense Saturday at Albertsons Stadium in a 42-28 win. The win means the defense got a steak dinner Saturday night while the offense had to settle for hamburgers. “We’re going to eat good, real good,” said safety JL Skinner, who had an…

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Boise State announces ‘vision’ for Athletics Master Village – and major upgrades to Albertsons Stadium and ExtraMile Arena

The Boise State Athletics Department unveiled an impressive, comprehensive ‘vision’ for the future Thursday afternoon which includes major upgrades and renovations to both Albertsons Stadium and ExtraMile Arena, a new 5,000-seat arena for the volleyball and gymnastics teams and improvements for all sports as part of a new Athletics Village.  Boise State was light on…

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