The latest stories, multimedia and blog posts on Idaho Vandals football.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Getting drafted would be a kick but Idaho’s Austin Rehkow won’t be watching
Austin Rehkow doesn’t plan on tuning into a moment of NFL draft coverage this weekend. He won’t be glued to his phone for updates, either.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Scrimmage at Lewiston High brings out best in Idaho Vandals’ defensive front
When the Idaho Vandals took the show on the road Friday to Lewiston’s venerable Bengal Field, sunlight, a bit of a chill in the air and heavy evening grass made …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Idaho adds D.J. Lee to receiving corps
Idaho added another athlete to its receiving corps, signing D.J. Lee to a letter of intent on Friday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Receivers Kendrick Bourne, Cooper Kupp and Gabe Marks impress at NFL combine
None of the Inland Northwest’s wide receivers were able to match the blazing speed of Washington’s John Ross but Gabe Marks of Washington State, and Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp and …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
Idaho punter/placekicker Austin Rehkow invited to NFL combine
Idaho punter and placekicker Austin Rehkow was among 330 prospects invited to the NFL Combine March 1-4 in Indianapolis.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Idaho Vandals fill pressing needs on signing day
The Idaho football program addressed several pressing needs and signed a couple of players with familiar last names to start National Signing Day.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Dropping down may help Vandals with recruiting, says high school coach of UI recruit
Capital High School football coach Todd Simis gets it. He understands the angst that many Idaho football fans feel about the Vandals transitioning to the Big Sky Conference in the …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Robb Akey fired as Redskins defensive line coach
The Washington Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and other members of the coaching staff, including former University of Idaho coach Robb Akey.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Lewiston man’s online petition seeks to keep Vandals in FBS
The University of Idaho football team made its statement last week in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Now a Vandals booster is trying to make another one.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Idaho’s Deon Watson leaves Albertsons Stadium victorious again
Deon Watson loves visiting the Treasure Valley. In particular, Watson enjoys playing at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium. The senior wide receiver from Coeur d’Alene caught a 74-yard touchdown pass as …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 11:58 p.m.
Fire on ice: Vandals heat up, pound Rams in Potato Bowl
Idaho took control in the second quarter and built a 34-point lead in the third quarter as the Vandals knocked off heavily favored Colorado State 61-50 in the 20th Famous …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 11:57 p.m.
Potato Bowl notes: Matt Linehan leads on field then makes waves during postgame
First, Matt Linehan sizzled on the field. Then he made waves in a postgame radio interview. After leading Idaho to a 61-50 win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
2-minute drill: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
What to watch as Idaho plays Colorado State in the Potato Bowl on Thursday in Boise.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Idaho coach Paul Petrino took to heart encouraging words in darker days
In his first two seasons as Idaho football coach, Paul Petrino tried not to let the losing get to him.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Heading into Potato Bowl, Vandals have embraced role as underdogs all season
Being an underdog is nothing new to the University of Idaho football team. For the Vandals to find themselves 13
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Blanchette: Parallels of the two Deon Watsons are obvious in their Idaho careers
As his father followed the bouncing basketball for a paycheck through Europe and South America, Deon Watson Jr. saw exotic ports of call, met interesting new playmates and acquired some …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 2 a.m.
Young linebackers step up for Vandals
Ed Hall is a walk-on-turned-starter whose dad plays on a reality TV show. Kaden Elliss is a turnover-producing force whose dad starred in the NFL. Tony Lashley, whose position coach …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 9:16 p.m.
Idaho’s Trent Cowan was born and raised to play football for Vandals
Trent Cowan grew up wanting to play for the Idaho Vandals – to play for the team he had loved all his life. He also dreamed of facing Boise State …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
Vandals welcome December practices as they prepare for Potato Bowl
On Thursday evening, the Idaho Vandals completed their fifth practice to prep for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, where they will face Colorado State on Thursday at 4 …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
WSU, Idaho add junior college football players
Washington State’s seniors at key positions on the offensive line, wide receiver corps and defensive secondary have yet to play their final game, but the Cougars on Wednesday added potential …
Sat., April 4, 2015, 5:13 p.m.
Notes, quotes from Idaho’s first football scrimmage
Idaho spent just over two and a half hours on the SprinTurf Saturday afternoon for its first scrimmage of the spring.
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014, 9:25 p.m.
Vandals undone by eight turnovers
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 …
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014, 1 a.m.
Idaho brings the lightning this time, but not enough
For a while Saturday night, the Idaho Vandals were college football’s Team Deja Vu. After seeing their season opener at Florida delayed, suspended and finally canceled after massive lightning strikes …
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, 3:44 p.m.
Idaho, Florida an official ‘no contest’
They’re known as body-bag games in the college football trade. A pummeling for a paycheck. But now the Idaho Vandals will get the paycheck without having to endure the pummeling. …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, 6:27 p.m.
The suspension, and suspense, continue
Say, maybe the Idaho Vandals and Florida Gators can play each other on Xbox 360. It may come to that. Another day passed with no resolution on whether the two …
Sat., Aug. 30, 2014, 9:29 p.m.
Lightning, rain wash out Idaho football opener at Florida
The University of Idaho’s football season will have to a wait a week. With The Swamp turned into an actual swamp and the playing field deemed unsafe, the Vandals’ date …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014, 5:43 p.m.
Idaho’s Florida connection jazzed to go home again
What everyone else in college football calls “body bag games” are something entirely different to guys like Richard Montgomery and Jacob Sannon. Of course, there isn’t an underdog out there …
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Chalich, Linehan to share QB duties in opener
Call it resolution or call it compromise, but the big question dogging the Idaho Vandals into the first week of the college football season — who’s the quarterback? — has …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014, 5:23 p.m.
No clarity in Idaho QB race
We posted Paul Petrino’s comments earlier. Below is our recap of Idaho’s second fall scrimmage, with special focus on the muddied quarterback battle between Chad Chalich and Matt Linehan. Also, …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014, 1:28 p.m.
Petrino Q&A after second fall scrimmage
Paul Petrino went easy on his players Saturday morning, at least compared to what they’re used to. Idaho scrimmaged just over 120 plays — instead of their customary 150-plus plays …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014, 9:53 p.m.
Idaho camp notes: Hampton in the fold
Idaho completed its second two-a-day of the week on Wednesday, and coach Paul Petrino was again happy with what he saw. In fact, he said the Vandals’ morning practice session …
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014, 6:22 a.m.
Petrino pleased after first two-a-day
The Vandals practiced outside Monday morning in the smoke-clogged air, then worked for about two hours at the Kibbie Dome. After the first two-practice day of fall camp, Idaho coach …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, 6:20 a.m.
Idaho through four days of camp
The full pads didn’t go on as planned Thursday night, but Idaho still had a lively practice under the lights on its Sprinturf field adjacent to the Kibbie Dome. We …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014, 10:39 p.m.
Vandals release hoops schedule
The Idaho men’s basketball team will make its return to the Big Sky Conference on New Year’s Day against Idaho State. But before that, its schedule includes games against Boise …
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 10:55 p.m.
Report from Day 1 of Idaho fall camp
The first day of Idaho fall camp went deep into Monday evening, and we’re done filing our story. We’ve got an assortment of notes and quotes after Day 1 below …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014, 5:09 p.m.
Idaho fall camp preview
The Idaho Vandals start fall camp tomorrow with a 6 p.m. practice. We’ve got a preview of camp, including the burning questions that UI needs to answer, and a boatload …
Tue., July 22, 2014, 10:35 p.m.
Petrino, Idaho at Sun Belt media day
Paul Petrino got a taste of the Sun Belt football media day last summer after Idaho accepted an invite to the New Orleans-based conference. But on Tuesday, with the Vandals …
Tue., July 22, 2014, 7:14 a.m.
Three Vandals on preseason all-Sun Belt teams
Center Mike Marboe and punter Austin Rehkow were named to the Sun Belt’s first-team preseason all-conference team, while defensive end Maxx Forde was a second-round selection. The three Vandals were …
Mon., July 21, 2014, 10:51 a.m.
Dismissed Idaho receiver charged with petty theft
Dezmon Epps, who was dismissed from the Idaho football team on Sunday for a violation of team rules, was charged in Moscow with misdemeanor petty theft after allegedly stealing $37.72 …
Sun., July 20, 2014, 9:09 p.m.
Idaho dismisses WR Dezmon Epps
Dezmon Epps, Idaho’s most productive wide receiver last year, has been booted from the team for a violation of team rules, coach Paul Petrino announced this afternoon. He was arrested …