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  • SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013

    Bobcats take to air to beat Vandals

    MOSCOW, Idaho – It was one of the most remarkable and bizarre touchdowns Idaho has scored in years. Unfortunately for the Vandals, it was also one of the only completions …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

    Vandals’ Epps ups ante with great play

    MOSCOW, Idaho – On a sunny morning in August, just after he had given his coaches and teammates of sign of things to come with 10 catches in Idaho’s first …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

    Davis appears likely QB for Vandals

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho football coach Paul Petrino hasn’t ruled out Chad Chalich and Josh McCain for Saturday’s game at Mississippi. But with both quarterbacks ailing with shoulder injuries, it …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013, 4:30 P.M.

    Vandals look to No. 3 QB against Ole Miss

    Idaho football coach Paul Petrino hasn’t ruled out Chad Chalich and Josh McCain for Saturday’s game at Mississippi. But with both quarterbacks ailing with shoulder injuries, it seems likely senior …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

    Good effort by Vandals wasted

    JONESBORO, Ark. – Idaho coach Paul Petrino saw one of the best efforts by his young football team Saturday evening at Arkansas State, but there were still too many mistakes …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 6, 2013

    Fresno State blasts Idaho in record loss

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Late on Saturday afternoon, with just a few hundred fans left in the Kibbie Dome, Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich dropped back to pass and was blasted by …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    WSU defense pitches first shutout since 2003 season

    PULLMAN – Washington State’s defensive players could feel the end zone against their backs, lined up against Idaho with the Vandals looking at a 1st-and-goal from WSU’s 2-yard line in …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    WSU-Idaho game statistics

    For 09-22-2013

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU-Idaho Game

    What went right WSU’s offense was too fast and athletic for Idaho’s defense, and that showed as quarterback Connor Halliday completed 31 of 43 passes for 346 yards and four …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    Vandals take huge step back in defeat

    PULLMAN – Their quarterback rotation backfired. Their injury-ravaged defense provided little resistance to Washington State’s passing attack. And their special teams looked wobbly – again. For as sharp as the …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    WSU-Idaho: How they scored

    First quarter WSU 7, Idaho 0

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    WSU and Idaho coaches have words, choose not to reveal what was said

    PULLMAN – There is plenty to dissect and discuss from Washington State’s 42-0 victory over Idaho at Martin Stadium on Saturday night. And there’s at least something to discuss about …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

    Akey happy now just being dad

    MOSCOW, Idaho – He was a gregarious personality on the Washington State and Idaho sidelines, leaping, hugging and chest-bumping with his players for 14 seasons on the Palouse. But now, …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

    Late fumble haunts Vandals in loss to Northern Illinois

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Early in the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon, what seemed improbable started to unfold in front of some 10,000 astonished Idaho fans at the Kibbie Dome. The …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013, 3:03 P.M.

    Vandals play Northern Illinois in home opener

    NIU at Idaho Kickoff: 2 p.m. at Kibbie Dome Records: NIU 1-0; UI 0-2 Radio: 1080-AM Overview: The Vandals open their home schedule with the best nonconference team to come …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 2013, 5:05 P.M.

    Smith leads Wyoming past Idaho

    A promising start didn’t last and the young University of Idaho football team lost 42-10 at Wyoming on Saturday.

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013

    Petrino will give foes lot to think about

    MOSCOW, Idaho – When Idaho runs the first play from scrimmage of the Paul Petrino era this evening at North Texas, it could line up in an option-based offense that …

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

    Paul Petrino brings passion, discipline to Idaho football program

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Both feet on the ground. Shoulders back against your chair. Eyes locked on the speaker at the front of room. It sounds like an order a Marines …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013

    Chalich makes claim as Vandals’ starter

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Chad Chalich has sidestepped most questions the last two weeks about how he’s performed as Idaho’s de facto No. 1 quarterback. But since the first practice of …

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 2013, 7:13 P.M.

    Chalich impressive in Vandals’ scrimmage

    Chad Chalich has sidestepped most questions the last two weeks about how he’s performed as Idaho’s de facto No. 1 quarterback. Instead, he’s talked about his offensive line, his receivers, …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013, 10:24 P.M.

    Idaho practices with band in the stands

    On Tuesday, Idaho had its first full practice since losing 40-6 at North Texas on Saturday. Much of the Vandals’ focus was cleaning up self-inflicted mistakes — small and large …

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013, 7:22 P.M.

    Vandals tumble 40-6 at North Texas

    The first few minutes of Paul Petrino’s debut as head coach and Chad Chalich’s debut as a collegiate quarterback couldn’t have gone better. Idaho marched down the field for a …

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013, 6:44 A.M.

    A Texas-flavored opener for Vandals

    Idaho football fans will get the first taste of the Vandals’ 2013 season — and Paul Petrino’s head-coaching career — this evening in Denton, Texas. The Vandals clash with the …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013, 10:03 P.M.

    Notes from UI’s Media Day & mock game

    It was a busy day inside the Kibbie Dome, with the Vandals going through game situations in their mock game and then holding their Media Day in the Litehouse Center. …

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013, 11:08 A.M.

    Petrino: I know who will start at QB

    Idaho football coach Paul Petrino won’t announce who will start at quarterback for the Vandals in their season opener at North Texas. But he said after practice Thursday morning that …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 2013, 10:07 P.M.

    Idaho practice notes: O-line improving

    Sandwiched between two-a-day practices on Monday and Wednesday, the Vandals practiced Tuesday morning for more than two hours. We’ve got a brief report and an update on the strides the …

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 2013, 2:05 P.M.

    Petrino on scrimmage No. 2 and Chalich’s huge day

    Idaho’s second scrimmage didn’t go quite as long as the first, nor was it quite as hot in Moscow for the late morning/early afternoon session. Still, after the first and …

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 2013, 2:20 P.M.

    Petrino on first scrimmage

    The Idaho football team scrimmaged for just over two hours Saturday morning and early afternoon, and that was after 30 minutes of warm-ups and position drills. It was a long …

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013, 9:54 P.M.

    Vandals practice under lights on Day 4

    The Vandals concluded Day 4 of fall camp with a two-hour practice on a beautiful evening in Moscow. Not too hot, not too windy. Just right. I’ve got notes from …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2013, 10:20 P.M.

    Vandals’ first day in the books

    The Idaho football team started preparing for the 2013 season in earnest this afternoon in Moscow. Our first practice report of fall camp (yes, it’s still summer) is below.

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013, 11:04 P.M.

    UI opens camp with whole new feel

    In eight months, the Idaho football program has been (almost) completely remade. The coaching staff is all new, save for tight ends coach Al Pupunu. The offensive playbook under Paul …

  • TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013, 9:33 P.M.

    Petrino addresses media before camp

    The Idaho football teams kicks off the season at North Texas exactly one month from tomorrow. And it starts fall camp on Monday with a 3 p.m. practice. Before then, …

  • THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013, 11:09 A.M.

    Fall camp approaching for Idaho football

    Conferences across the country have been holding media days the last week or two. For Idaho, an independent this season, that means things have been quieter than usual. Paul Petrino …

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013, 8:30 P.M.

    Vandals to play at USC in 2015

    Idaho continues to stack up big-name (and big-money) football opponents. The latest is USC, which announced Wednesday that it will host the Vandals in 2015. UI will net $1.1 million …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013, 4:43 P.M.

    Vandals add two defensive assistants

    Eric Brown and Bam Hardmon have joined Paul Petrino’s staff at Idaho, replacing two former Vandals who left after spring practice ended. Brown will be linebackers coach (a position held …

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013, 2:32 P.M.

    No charges in Mansel Simmons case

    COUGARS Whitman County prosecutor Denis Tracy has declined to file charges against Idaho receiver Roman Runner or Washington State receiver Mansel Simmons for their role in a March 24 altercation …

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013, 9:46 P.M.

    Kibbie Dome to get new video board

    The reshaping of the nearly 40-year-old Kibbie Dome continued Wednesday, when the University of Idaho gained approval from the State Board of Education to install a 50-foot wide, 30-foot tall …

  • TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013, 9:41 P.M.

    Akey files suit against Idaho

    Former Idaho football coach Robb Akey has filed a lawsuit against the university and the State Board of Education in an attempt to claim a lump-sum media payment withheld from …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013, 10:06 P.M.

    Idaho’s Cowan signs with Raiders

    For the first time since 2007, Idaho didn’t have a player selected in the NFL draft. But at least a few former Vandals will get tryouts via undrafted free agent …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013, 5:13 P.M.

    Two assistants leave Idaho football staff

    UPDATED Three days after the close of spring football, Idaho coach Paul Petrino is suddenly in the hunt for two new defensive assistants. Read on for our brief story.



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