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

Broncos return from COVID pause, hope to play Jan. 12 at Nevada

The Boise State men’s basketball team returned to team activities Friday with those members of the team and coaching staff that cleared protocols, a team spokesman confirmed to Bronco Nation News. The traveling party went into a five-day quarantine beginning last Sunday after multiple positive COVID-19 cases were discovered just hours prior to a Jan.…

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Boise State at Wyoming postponed due to COVID concerns with Broncos

The Boise State men’s basketball game at Wyoming on Saturday was canceled less than 30 minutes prior to tip off due to COVID-19 concerns within the Broncos’ program. The Mountain West sent out a short statement around 1:30 p.m. MT that said, “Due to COVID-19-related concerns within the Boise State men’s basketball program,. the game…

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Broncos’ Octavius Evans declares for 2022 NFL Draft

Boise State wide receiver Octavius Evans has declared for the 2022 NFL Draft and will not return for a final season with the Broncos. Evans had an extra year of eligibility remaining due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the 2020 season, but will instead pursue a professional career. The 6-foot-1 Evans tied for second…

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