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 backup QB Jack Sears to transfer

Boise State backup quarterback Jack Sears has entered the transfer portal, sources told Bronco Nation News on Wednesday. Sears transferred from USC prior to the 2020 season but lost out to Hank Bachmeier for the starting quarterback job in each of the past two years.  Sources told Bronco Nation News that Sears has already cleaned…

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Free throws doom Broncos in overtime loss to Saint Louis

Boise State coach Leon Rice didn’t beat around the bush after a 86-82 overtime loss to Saint Louis on Tuesday night, addressing what cost his team the game right at the start of his postgame press conference. “We all know the elephant in the room is the free throw line,” Rice said.  Boise State went…

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Game day breakdown: Saint Louis (6-1) at Boise State (3-3)

It’s been three days since one of the worst games in program history and Boise State coach Leon Rice still can’t believe what he witnessed. The Broncos (3-3) shot a program-worst 22.4 percent and scored just 39 points in a 46-39 loss to CSU-Bakersfield last Friday.  “You think you’ve seen it all coaching a long,…

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