The move is pending approval from he Idaho State Board of Education. Staben says “our relevance will be complemented by our football program, not defined by it.” Idaho first made the jump to the FBS in 1996 along with fellow in-state member Boise State. But the Vandals struggled at the higher level with conference stability and the increased expenditures. Idaho’s decision came after the Sun Belt announced in March that it would go with 10 teams and drop the Vandals as a football member.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.