FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2015
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015, 4:44 p.m.
Projecting out Idaho's final six regular season games using Ken Pomeroy's advanced statistics and projections.
TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2014
Tue., Dec. 30, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
Second season most important for Idaho, Vandals enter Big Sky Conference play with crucial home games
Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin is as anxious as anybody to see what a nine day break from playing will mean on Thursday when the Vandals open Big Sky Conference play against Idaho State at the Cowan Spectrum. The Vandals last played on Dec....
TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014
Tue., Dec. 16, 2014, 1:03 p.m.
Idaho encountered nothing but heartbreak on its road trip through the states of Illinois and South Dakota last week. The Vandals blew a 17-point lead in the second half at Western Illinois, losing 78-75. Two days later at South Dakota State, senior point guard Mike...
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 7:52 p.m.
The next time Idaho senior Connor Hill sees his Washington State men's basketball friends around the Palouse, he might just have some trash-talking words to say. In a friendly manner of course. Idaho and Washington State unofficially scrimmage each other over the summer up to...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014, 2:50 a.m.
Idaho's bye week produced more drama than some of the Vandals' game weeks have. But during his weekly press conference on Tuesday, coach Paul Petrino did his best to snuff it out, refusing to address reports that quarterback Chad Chalich (above, in a photo from...
TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014, 8:14 p.m.
Another game at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, same result for the Idaho men's basketball team. The Vandals have dropped their third consecutive game against Boise State at CenuryLink Arena, and their sixth consecutive against the Broncos. Boise State outlasted Idaho 86-75 Tuesday night in...
MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014, 4:50 p.m.
While Idahoans wait for the Idaho - Boise State football rivalry to start up again (and they might be waiting for a loooong time), the two schools are willing to play each other regularly in one sport, at least. The two schools meet tomorrow at...
TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014, 1:07 p.m.
When the clock ticked to under a minute remaining in the game, Idaho point guards Mike Scott and Perrion Callandret each buried 3-point shots to propel the Vandals to a Monday night 82-77 win over the visiting South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Callandret's 3-point make was...
SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014, 1:38 a.m.
This was the flip side of those storybook Senior Day memories. Idaho hoped to send 19 seniors out on an uptick in their final Kibbie Dome appearance Saturday afternoon. Instead, it was all banana peels and pratfalls for the Vandals, who fell to Troy 34-17...
FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2014
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014, 6:04 p.m.
Mike Marboe is a throwback, maybe in every sports sense of the word. He's the epitome of a durable grinder you simply can't get out of the lineup -- he's started all of the 45 games for which he's suited up as an Idaho Vandal...
SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 2014
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014, 11:41 p.m.
Tied at halftime. Down a touchdown to start the fourth quarter. Driving. Inside the opponent's 10-yard line. Poised once again for a possible breakthrough victory against something other than a fellow college football bottom-feeder, the Idaho Vandals instead lost their poise -- surrendering the ball...
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 1:27 a.m.
Ah, the November out-of-conference game, college football's favorite non-sequitur. Nothing quite gets the blood running hot like facing what should have been a September opponent two months later. The Idaho Vandals (1-7) step out of the Sun Belt Conference this Saturday but stay very much...
SATURDAY, NOV. 1, 2014
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014, 9:25 p.m.
Somehow, the Idaho Vandals weren't completely out of it early in the fourth quarter with five turnovers to Arkansas State's one. They had weathered two Matt Linehan interceptions in his four pass attempts. They had overcome a crushing fumble by Linehan inside ASU's 10 that...
THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014, 6 a.m.
Now where have we heard this before? After a bye week that gave them extra time to savor their first victory of the 2014 football season, the Idaho Vandals are deep into prep mode for a run at two in a row when they host...
SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, 10:41 p.m.
Nuke LaLoosh, the bumpkin philosopher of "Bull Durham," said it all: "I love winning, man. It's like, better than losing." If they weren't clear on the concept before, the Idaho Vandals certainly were by Saturday night. RIding plays like Josh McCain's 49-yard touchdown catch of...
FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014, 1 a.m.
Tom Hennessey is a Vandal legacy, in that his father -- also named Tom -- was a standout linebacker for Idaho during its stretch as a Big Sky Conference power, specifically in the mid-1980s. But he'll leave a legacy, too. Though he's played during one...
TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014, 6:49 p.m.
The obvious bad news for Idaho last weekend was the 47-24 thumping from Sun Belt Conference leader Georgia Southern. The kicker was that back East, Massachusetts went on the road and blasted Kent State 40-17 to end a 12-game losing streak -- leaving the Vandals...
SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 2014
Sat., Oct. 11, 2014, 11:05 p.m.
Slow start? Check. Surrendering big plays? Check. Resilience? Check. Inspired comeback? Check. Killing interception? Check, and mate. The Idaho Vandals followed a familiar scenario Saturday, and once again came up short in a bid for their first victory of the season. Georgia Southern solidified its...
THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Idaho and Georgia Southern are both in their first seasons in the Sun Belt Conference -- well, in the Vandals' case, it's their first season back after a decade away. But that's a long enough absence to qualify Idaho as a newbie, given that no...
SUNDAY, OCT. 5, 2014
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014, 1:30 a.m.
They had the ball for 41 of the game's 60 minutes. They forced four turnovers. The quarterback had another 300-yard passing effort, and the running game was located for the first time since the season opener. And once again, the Idaho Vandals come home with...
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014, 9:39 p.m.
While he continues to exhort his Vandals to keep grinding and do the little things that should, in time, allow them to pull the program out of its losing spiral, Idaho coach Paul Petrino also has to develop some game-changers. He's found one in Austin...
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014, 2:30 a.m.
Idaho's defense didn't get all its problems solved Saturday, or even most of them. But the 27 points it surrendered, in the eyes of Paul Petrino, should have put the Vandals in a position to win their Dad's Day game against South Alabama. Only the...
FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2014
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014, 12:25 a.m.
Among the unlikeliest of breakout stars of the young football season, Josh McCain has become one of quarterback Matt Linehan's go-to targets at Idaho -- and a lesson in patience and flexibility in a college athletics culture where often the first reaction of an athlete...
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014, 2:21 a.m.
The improvements are there to be seen on the field, though most are incremental. But Idaho coach Paul Petrino and his Vandals are starting to get a little desperate to see the real payoff: in the win column. Now 0-3 -- and 1-14 under Petrino...
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