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  • Vandals’ Bradley gets Petrino’s message

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino looked over his right shoulder and noticed that one of the stars of Idaho’s first fall scrimmage was listening. Right then, the first-year Vandals coach …


  • Prosecutor won’t press charges in football fight

    The Whitman County Prosecutor declined to pursue criminal charges against a against University of Idaho football player who punched out a Washington State University athlete at a Pullman house party …


  • Spear spearheading effort to build UI events center

    MOSCOW, Idaho – In the last six months, Rob Spear has hired a new football coach, found a conference home for the Idaho football program and, just this week, won …


  • Two football assistant coaches quit at Idaho

    Three days after the end of spring practice, Idaho has two vacancies on its football staff. Defensive line coach Patrick Libey and linebackers coach Mike Anderson have left the team.


  • UI football returning to Sun Belt

    MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho needed a stable Football Bowl Subdivision home for its football program. The Sun Belt Conference needed to get to 12 teams so it …


  • Sun Belt invites Idaho to return

    College football: Idaho this week will seek permission from the State Board of Education to join the Sun Belt Conference as a football-only member in 2014, the Idaho Statesman of …


  • Petrino completes UI staff, adds four players

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino’s years as an assistant in the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten and Big East resonated with Idaho athletic director Rob Spear when the Vandals were searching …


  • Petrino goes with familiar coaches at Idaho

    New University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino, a onetime Vandals assistant himself, seems intent on filling his staff with coaches who know what it’s like to coach or play …


  • Vandals name Paul Petrino new football coach

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Growing up in a football-mad family in Montana, Paul and Bobby Petrino heard the same message from their father that he told his other players at Carroll …


  • Petrino comes with pedigree, drive to succeed

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Growing up in a football-mad family in Montana, Paul and Bobby Petrino heard the same message from their father that he told his other players at Carroll …


  • Vandals choose Petrino, Arkansas’ offensive coordinator

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino has tasted success as a player and assistant coach at various levels and locales, from tiny Carroll College in Helena, Mont., to the Southeastern Conference …


  • Vandals football wait for new coach

    LOGAN, Utah – Jason Gesser knew he’d be asked about his future, especially after Idaho lost its 11th game of the season in its season finale on Saturday. “We are …


  • Vandals fumble away chance to tie

    MOSCOW, Idaho – The anguish on Justin Veltung’s face couldn’t be hidden. Even with his helmet on. Even with a coach and teammate trying to console him as he walked …


  • Gesser wants to stay at Idaho

    Jason Gesser insists the Idaho football program can reach a level of consistency where bowl appearances become the norm, not a once-in-a-decade anomaly. He’s also sure he wants to be …


  • Vandals’ offense faces huge challenge

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho center Mike Marboe understands how talented and experienced BYU is on defense. He saw it firsthand last year in a 42-7 loss to the Cougars, and …


  • Vandals lose in Gesser’s first game as head coach

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Late in the third quarter, before Idaho unraveled in a 42-13 loss to San Jose State, redshirt freshman linebacker Elan Richard timed a jump perfectly at the …


  • Vandals’ post-Akey era starts with SJSU

    MOSCOW, Idaho – The last time the University of Idaho played a football game without Robb Akey on the sideline was Nov. 25, 2006. Dennis Erickson was the coach. San …


  • Idaho starting QB Blackman booted

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Jason Gesser expected his first week as Idaho’s interim football coach to be hectic. But he probably didn’t think there would be this much drama. Quarterback Dominique …


  • Gesser says, ‘It’s not just me’

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Mid-afternoon on Monday, the sign outside the most prominent coach’s office in the Kibbie Dome still read: “Robb Akey, Head Football Coach.” A few hours earlier, Jason …


  • Gesser won’t go at it alone

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Mid-afternoon on Monday, the sign outside the most prominent coach’s office in the Kibbie Dome still read: “Robb Akey, Head Football Coach.” A few hours earlier, Jason …


  • Idaho to play SDSU, moves Fresno game

    Idaho has replaced one Mountain West team for another in its 2014 football schedule, moving its return trip to Fresno State to 2018 and picking up a game at San …


  • Davis likely to start at QB for Idaho

    After bye week full of practices that Idaho football coach Paul Petrino equated to a “little three-day spring ball,” the Vandals are back to the regular routine and preparing for …


  • Idaho’s rally fizzles at Arkansas State

    The Idaho football team showed some second-half spunk, but a major special teams gaffe helped Arkansas State race past the Vandals 48-24 at Liberty Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark. The …


  • Idaho-Arkansas State preview

    The Vandals play outside the Palouse for the first time in more than a month this afternoon. And this trip to Jonesboro, Ark., to play Arkansas State, will be one …


  • Idaho notes: Petrino talks, Rehkow feted

    Two days after his team absorbed the worst home loss in Idaho history, Vandals coach Paul Petrino reiterated his main postgame message on Saturday: “Just too many mistakes.” But Petrino …


  • Fresno hands UI its worst home loss ever

    There have been plenty of lopsided Idaho losses on the road. But never one of this magnitude at home. Fresno State rolled to a 61-14 win on Saturday in front …


  • Preview: Idaho hosts No. 23 Fresno State

    Over the past few seasons, and even the last decade, home games for Idaho against ranked teams have been rare occurrences. This afternoon, Vandal fans will get to see 23rd-ranked …


  • Idaho’s revamped O-line takes big step

    Idaho offensive line coach Jon Carvin was asked after Tuesday’s practice if he was “a little bit scared” to start true freshman Steven Matlock at guard last week. Carvin talked …


  • Chalich picks up player of week award

    Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich, a redshirt freshman from Coeur d’Alene, was named independent offensive player of the week by College Sports Madness after collecting 424 total yards in a 26-24 …


  • Young Vandals give Petrino first win

    The last Idaho quarterback to rush for at least 100 yards was Doug Nussmeier in 1993. The last Idaho QB to rush for 100-plus yards and pass for 200-plus yards …


  • Idaho-Temple preview

    For the first time, the Idaho and Temple football teams will meet today. Both teams are looking for their first breakthrough of the season, and it’s homecoming in Moscow. We’ve …


  • Roundup of Idaho football, hoops news

    For just the second time this season, the Idaho football team is at home — for homecoming, no less. It plays host Temple on Saturday (2 p.m., SWX), and the …


  • UI does little right in border beatdown

    So much for the positive vibes after last week, when Idaho almost took down Northern Illinois. The Vandals were whitewashed in Pullman by Washington State, 42-0. It was the Cougars’ …


  • Idaho-WSU primer, from UI’s perspective

    Last season, Mike Leach’s first at Washington State, the Cougars went 3-9. This season, Paul Petrino’s first at Idaho, the Vandals are 0-3 with a daunting schedule ahead of them. …


  • Idaho can’t complete upset vs. NIU

    It would have been a major upset — a 29-point underdog toppling a BCS bowl team from a year ago. But Idaho couldn’t sustain its explosive offense as the game …


  • Idaho-Northern Illinois on tap in Moscow

    After two weeks on the road, the Vandals’ first game day in Moscow is here. Today’s 2 p.m. matchup with Northern Illinois actually starts a stretch of four straight Saturdays …


  • A quality nonconference home foe for Idaho

    Idaho has hosted quality teams in the Kibbie Dome in recent years — Nevada with Colin Kaepernick, Boise State with Kellen Moore, the 2007 Hawaii team that went to the …


  • Petrino: Chalich is starter, but McCain will play

    With Idaho’s offense sputtering through the first two weeks of the season, coach Paul Petrino said he’ll continue to platoon redshirt freshman Chad Chalich and junior Josh McCain at quarterback. …


  • Mistakes haunt Idaho in loss at Wyoming

    Idaho forced punts on Wyoming’s first four possessions, but a fumble from Chad Chalich near midfield sparked the Cowboys, who routed the Vandals 42-10 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. …


  • UI gets another shot at Smith, Wyoming

    The Idaho football team arrived in Laramie, Wyo., yesterday afternoon, so it will have had about 24 hours to acclimate itself to the altitude by today’s 2 p.m. local time …


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