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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, 2009

UI's Ashley to redshirt

A quick post here to pass along a link from the Idaho Statesman, which writes about how much success Boise State and Idaho have experienced -- and how little the rest of the WAC has had. The Statesman also has a blurb about safety Quin...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2009

Vandal TE arrested for DUI

Freshman tight end Clayton Homme was arrested for driving under the influence and public urination after Idaho's 31-29 win over Colorado State on Saturday night, the Lewiston Tribune reported Tuesday. Keep reading for more -- plus a link to a retrospective story on former UI...

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MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009

UI's Keo, Farquhar honored by WAC 

For the third consecutive week, the Idaho Vandals have had players receive weekly WAC honors. This time it's safety Shiloh Keo and kicker Trey Farquhar. "The best thing about it is that it means we’ve got guys making plays when it counts," Idaho coach Robb...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2009

Vandals complete stirring comeback 

What a scene at the Kibbie Dome. A wild shootout came to a riveting finish tonight, with Idaho holding off Colorado State 31-29 in front of 16,000 fans -- many of whom rushed the field afterward. Read on my story after a very late night...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 3, 2009

Disjointed Vandals trail 20-10 at half 

Idaho played easily its most disjointed half the season, falling behind by two touchdowns before nailing a 47-yard field goal with 55 seconds left to close within 20-10 vs. Colorado State. Idaho's first drive, which looked so promising, ended with a Nathan Enderle interception --...

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Weighty game on the Palouse 

It’s hard to say when the last time the Kibbie Dome staged such a meaningful Idaho football game. To put it mildly, it’s been a pretty dry last few years — or decade. Keep reading for thoughts and links about the Vandals’ bout with Colorado...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2009

Vandals' Hardy out against CSU

Idaho tight end and second-leading receiver Daniel Hardy will miss Saturday's game versus Colorado State and could be sidelined even longer with a lacerated kidney, a source has confirmed. After Hardy missed practice earlier in the week, Vandals coach Robb Akey declined to elaborate on...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2009

Idaho O-line rounding into shape

Surprises have abounded for the Idaho football program through four games, and one of them no doubt is the play of the offensive line. You can read more about the unit below in my Idaho/WAC notebook that will run in tomorrow's paper.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009

Key Vandals sit out; Vobora suspended 

It looked to be a pretty productive, crisp practice session this afternoon at the Kibbie Dome for the Idaho Vandals. But there were a couple big names not in pads or in red, protective jerseys. Read on for details and other notes.Also check below for...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2009

UI's Enderle earns kudos from WAC

Idaho QB Nathan Enderle has been named the WAC offensive player of the week, after his very solid performance in Saturday's 34-31 win over Northern Illinois. Enderle threw for three touchdown passes in the first half and finished with 270 passing yards.Robb Akey's morning teleconference...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2009

Vandals off to best start since '94 

That headline says it all, really. It's been 15 years since Idaho had as good a start as this one. The Vandals are 3-1 after salting away a 34-31 win over Northern Illinois yesterday. Click below for some thoughts, links, and my first-ever WAC power...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 2009

Idaho comes up with 'signature' win

It looked like disaster would strike late in the fourth quarter. Yet the Idaho Vandals held off pesky Northern Illinois for a 34-31 win in Dekalb, Ill. DeMaundray Wooldridge was huge in the fourth quarter, helping the Vandals chew up the last few minutes of...

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Things shaping up well for Idaho 

It wasn't a perfect first 30 minutes, but the Vandals have to be thrilled to be leading 21-13 at halftime against a Northern Illinois club coming off an upset of Purdue. Nathan Enderle had perhaps his finest half of football as UI quarterback, completing 11...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2009

Key test awaits Vandals

Life on the road -- the Vandals must be used to it by now. Tomorrow will be their third road game in four weeks to start the season, and it will arguably be the biggest test to date. As Robb Akey pointed out this week,...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009

Idaho's big-play receiver 

Coming into the year, Max Komar might have been a tad overlooked in Idaho's receiving corps. But the senior has been an explosive playmaker so far -- particulary on third downs last week vs. San Diego State. Click below to read more about Komar, Idaho's...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2009

ESPN to air Idaho basketball games 

We've got plenty of football-related stories in progress, but here's a brief note about Idaho men's basketball. Six UI games this season will be on one of the ESPN networks, including three home games. The Idaho-Nevada matchup at Cowan Spectrum will be on ESPN2, as...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2009

Vital to redshirt, other Idaho notes

Not a whole lot of time, but a few items of note from Robb Akey's morning teleconference. The coach is planning on redshirting sophomore tailback Troy Vital. He was a nice addition to last year's team, but with the glut of running backs -- and...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 2009

Vandals, Woolridge shine in opener 

Maybe things are going to be different this year for the Vandals. Heck, they already are. Idaho seized upon all sorts of San Diego State mistakes early and rode DeMaundray Woolridge in the fourth quarter in a 34-20 win at the Kibbie Dome. The only...

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Vandals' home opener arrives

During trips to Lac Cruces and Seattle, they've looked much-improved at times and much the same at others. For sure, the verdict is still out on the Idaho Vandals. But you could call today a measuring-stick type of game. Read on for more about UI-San...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2009

Freshmen LBs making mark at UI

Conrad Scheidt and Jared Heston, a Lake City product, have opened eyes in their first year with the Idaho football program. Scheidt has already seen playing time at linebacker -- and is expected to get a lot more -- and Heston is one injury away...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2009

Idaho practice notes

The Vandals are gearing up for their home opener vs. San Diego State, and practice on Tuesday was pretty animated. Keep reading for an update on personnel issues and injuries.

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Kibbie Dome gets a fresh look

I'm about to head to the Vandals' first practice of the week, but I thought I would provide an early look at a feature on the Kibbie Dome renovation that will run in tomorrow's S-R. Follow the jump for the story.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 2009

Idaho-UW analysis

The Vandals succumbed 42-23 to Washington, but they didn't do so meekly. At least not when the offense was on the field. Keep reading for analysis of UI's first loss of 2009.

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Vandal offense moving the ball, but ...

Three quarters in the books, and the Vandals have had no problem picking up yards against Washington. But penalties were a huge problem in the early going, and the Huskies have run roughshod over an Idaho defense that played so well last week. The Huskies...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009

Vandals get ready for UW, Locker

Considering its performance in recent years, the Idaho defense was almost alarmingly successful against New Mexico State. But what about against much more potent Washington?Continue on for my Idaho/WAC notebook, which details what the Vandals hope to accomplish against Jake Locker and Co.

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