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Podcast by Jay and Dave

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Podcast by Jay and Dave






Ep 44 Mixdown

Following a month off, The 208 Podcast is back! Dave got a new job, Jay finally finished all the landscaping at his house, and FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE! What will the quarterback rotation look like for Boise State right out of gate? And how ready is sophomore Chase Cord to contribute? We have answers from head coach Bryan Harsin. Also, we take a look at the pressures that surrounding the Bronco running backs, and start the hype-train for the super-skilled Khalil Shakir. (We're happy to back....


Ep 43

It's a sad day on The 208 Podcast, as co-host Dave Southorn sits in for what could be... maybe... potentially the final time. We discuss former Boise State track standout Allie Ostrander turning pro: - Why did she think the timing was right? - What are some realistic expectations for her future and can she catch the fastest runners in America? Also, we explain why bat flips and soccer celebrations are awesome, and debate which Boise State football player is most likely to live up to the hype...


EP 42

The Boise State football team held their annual Summer Softball Classic this past week. Dave was at the center of some controversy, while the defense bested the offense yet again. What else did we find out? 1) This team has a noticeable camaraderie and doesn’t lack leaders. 2) All-Mountain West 300-pound LT Ezra Cleveland is a great centerfielder. 3) “Player accountability” is the driving force of offseason workouts. Also, Leighton Vander Esch and the Vander Esch Express return to Boise, and...


Ep 41

The Boise State men's and women's basketball teams announce scheduling updates, while the Bronco football program prepares to host their annual softball game. Also, a highly successful boys basketball coach joins the College of Southern Idaho’s staff, and conference realignment is about to hit the 5A Southern Idaho Conference. Dave, Jay and guest Michael Lycklama break it all down on this week’s edition of The 208.


Ep 40

We do our best to honor a 40-year career in broadcast television on Episode No. 40. The great Dee Sarton is retiring from KTVB this week. Dave and Jay share some stories about her career and what makes her so special to so many people. Also, Boise State has commits to building an on-campus baseball stadium (again), and the football program reveals their new blue turf, plus hints at the possibility of bringing back black uniforms for the 2019 season. We discuss that and more on the latest...


EP 39

In the latest edition of the 208 Podcast, Dave and Jay reflect on the life and career of longtime Boise resident Bill Buckner. They also turn some attention to Boise State football with a local kid earning a scholarship, and ponder if folks in Pocatello got the idea for their new marketing campaign from the pod.


EP 38

Spoiler alert: Dave and Jay talk about the end of Game Of Thrones. They also recap what has been a surprisingly newsy week, with Idaho high school state tournaments, a new name for Taco Bell Arena, Kellen Moore impressing and preseason accolades already coming in. Plus, a chat with ex-Boise State QB Taylor Tharp about the Broncos' upcoming events on the new Blue.


EP 37

No one has more diamond records (that's 10 million copies sold) than Garth Brooks. And he's coming to Albertsons Stadium. Jay and Dave talk about that huge event on the blue, which also got a facelift this week. Plus, Rypien's great deal in Denver, some schedule talk and a trivia question for all of you.


EP 36

The NFL Draft came and went this past weekend. When it comes to the Boise State football program, there were two significant surprises: 1) RB Alexander Mattison when on Day 2 to the Minnesota Vikings. 2) QB Brett Rypien did not hear his name call, extending Boise State's steak to 45 years without having a quarterback drafted. Some of the topics we'll discuss today: - Why is Minnesota an ideal fit for Mattison? - What are Rypien's chances of hanging around in Denver? - Could the Broncos have...


EP 35

It was one of the best shots in recent NBA history, and there was a Boise State connection. Jay and Dave talk about Damian Lillard's dagger against Oklahoma City, plus take a deep dive into the upcoming NFL Draft with their thoughts on where the Broncos' best may go. And there is a wealth of Idaho ties for other prospects whose names you may hear get called.


Ep 34

The crew is back together on The 208 this week! Dave and Jay breakdown the latest details about a possible partnership between Boise State, the Boise Hawks, and a potential new downtown stadium. Also, we discuss the likelihood of multiple Broncos hearing their names called during the NFL Draft next week, and we address our biggest concerns for the Boise State football team following spring ball. That and more on the newest edition of The 208!


Ep 33

In the latest edition of the 208 Podcast, Boise State men’s basketball coach Leon Rice joins Dave as guest co-host. They talk about the difficult 2018-19 season and why next season should be much better. One transfer has Rice very excited. Plus, a bunch of fun stories from the Broncos’ coach entering his 10th season.


Ep 32

The Boise State football program held their annual Pro Day event on Tuesday. With 28 of the 32 NFL in attendance, find out more on… - Why quarterback Brett Rypien scripted a challenging throwing routine for himself. - Did running back Alexander Mattison improve his draft stock after lowering his 40-time. - What other former Broncos stood out? Also, the spring game is right around the corner! Dave and Jay will answer some questions you might have… - What is the latest on the QB competition? -...


Ep 31

Jay and Dave discuss March Madness, Boise State women's basketball and spring football.


Ep 30

Welcome to the March Madness edition of The 208 Podcast! Our talking points: - In order to get back in the NCAA Tournament next season, does the Boise State men’s basketball team need to move a starter to the bench? Also, we explain why head coach Leon Rice can still add two more impact players this off season. - We take a close at some of the controversial comments that Boise State women’s basketball coach Gordy Presnell made towards Oregon State standout Destiny Slocum. (Hint: They weren’t...


Ep 29

In this week’s edition of the 208 Podcast, Jay Tust joins us from the Nevada desert as we discuss the Boise State women’s dominance, Leon Rice’s alma mater looking for a coach, some major football news and an update on the quarterback battle.


Ep 28 Mixdown

The Boise State women's basketball team celebrated yet another Mountain West Championship this week. We recap their dominance, plus take a look at their chances in the Mountain West Tournament. As for the Boise State men, are they "unlucky,' or is there more to their late game struggles. We set the record straight. Also, the Bronco football team kicks off their first full week of spring practice. We breakdown the running backs, plus discuss the impact of losing former defensive coordinator...


Ep 27

Snow is on the ground, but Spring Football is right around the corner! On this edition of The 208, Dave and Jay offer up your Boise State Spring Ball preview. - Which player is the sleeper in the QB competition? - Who is the player to watch on defense this spring? Also, former Broncos Brett Rypien and Alexander Mattison gear up for the NFL Combine, and Boise State loses defensive coordinator Andy Avalos. Why did Avalos leave? What makes him so good? And will he ever be back? We discuss...


EP 26

The line to the Boise State-Florida State football game is already out? We’ll discuss why is seems just about right. Also, we recap the Idaho Girls State Basketball Tournament, and breakdown the projected landing spots for the Boise State women’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament. Finally, Dave and Jay name the best athletes they’ve ever played against!


EP 25

It’s been almost two years since Boise State announced that baseball would return to their varsity sports lineup, but the team still doesn’t have a permanent home. This week on The 208, Dave and Jay will be joined by Michael Katz of the Idaho Statesman to discuss the latest about the baseball stadium, and they’ll discuss where the Broncos could play in the meantime. Plus, they’ll have the latest on an investigation concerning the Idaho State football program, and preview the Idaho girls...