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  • Tue., April 1, 2014, midnight

    Petrino likes Vandals’ speed

    MOSCOW, Idaho – It was just one play on the second day of spring practice. Still, it had to be tantalizing to Idaho football coach Paul Petrino and his offensive …

  • Tue., Nov. 19, 2013, midnight

    Walla Walla set to visit Eastern

    Men’s basketball: Eastern Washington doesn’t have much time to recover from a 92-80 loss at Washington. The Eagles (1-1) play today at 6 p.m. at Reese Court against Walla Walla, …

  • Sun., Nov. 3, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Tue., Oct. 22, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Mon., 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 …

  • Sun., Oct. 13, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight

    WSU-Idaho game statistics

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  • Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight

    WSU-Idaho: How they scored

    First quarter WSU 7, Idaho 0

  • Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Thu., Sept. 19, 2013, midnight

    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, …

  • Sun., Sept. 15, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Fri., 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 …

  • Sat., 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.

  • Sat., Aug. 31, 2013, midnight

    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 …

  • Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, midnight

    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 …


  • Fri., April 19, 2013, 10:35 p.m.

    Chalich, Vandals show toughness in spring game

    Spring football is over for the Idaho Vandals, and overall Paul Petrino said it was a success. His quarterbacks stayed healthy — despite taking a constant beating — and the …

  • Thu., April 18, 2013, 9:55 p.m.

    Vandals take spring game seriously

    Idaho coach Paul Petrino met with the media today to preview the Vandals’ spring game. And yes, this will be as close to a real game as you can have …

  • Sat., April 13, 2013, 2:57 p.m.

    UI scrimmages for last time before spring game

    The big takeaways from Idaho’s final warmup scrimmage for Friday’s spring game? Chad Chalich appears to be the No. 1 quarterback going into summer. Paul Petrino agan called his two …

  • Sat., March 30, 2013, 4:11 p.m.

    New JC players shine in Idaho scrimmage

    In Idaho coach Paul Petrino’s experience, only about 50 percent of junior-college signees become dependable players. But five of the seven JC players he signed in January as early enrollees …

  • Wed., March 27, 2013, 6:50 p.m.

    Idaho going back to Sun Belt in football

    UPDATED After the Idaho State Board of Education approved the University of Idaho’s request to seek membership in the Sun Belt Conference, athletic director Rob Spear confirmed via Twitter that …

  • Mon., March 25, 2013, 7:20 p.m.

    Report: Idaho takes steps to join Sun Belt in football

    The University of 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 …

  • Sat., March 9, 2013, 10:11 p.m.

    Vandals get hot, nudge Seattle U

    Mike McChristian’s day was made well before the Vandals tipped off with Seattle U. He got a surprise visit from his mother, who flew in from California just in time …

  • Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, 8:53 p.m.

    Idaho falls apart in second half

    If Idaho’s season wasn’t slipping away before tonight, it certainly is now. The Vandals were poleaxed by Texas-San Antonio in the final 20 minutes of a 74-56 loss. It was …

  • Fri., Feb. 8, 2013, 10:59 p.m.

    Petrino on QBs, developing players

    National signing day has come and gone, but below we revisit what first-year Idaho coach Paul Petrino had to say about developing players in general and quarterbacks in particular. Read …

  • Wed., Feb. 6, 2013, 8:17 a.m.

    Vandal signing day updates

    Idaho’s letter of intents started rolling in early this morning. Check below to see a list of players who have signed with the Vandals. We’ll keep this updated throughout the …

  • Thu., Jan. 31, 2013, 10:27 p.m.

    Vandals manhandled late by Utah State

    After a miserable start, the Vandals went blow-for-blow with Utah State tonight. That is, until midway through the second half when the depleted Aggies pulled away for a 77-67 win …

  • Sat., Jan. 26, 2013, 10:26 p.m.

    Barone’s huge game carries Idaho

    Kyle Barone is making a strong case for WAC player of the year honors. He followed a 27-point, 16-rebound effort on Thursday with 25 points and 16 rebounds tonight in …

  • Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 9:24 p.m.

    Idaho legend Anderson dies at 82

    Wayne Anderson, a former player, coach, and assistant athletic director at Idaho and charter member of the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame, died Wednesday at the age of 82. We …

  • Tue., Jan. 15, 2013, 10:19 p.m.

    Linehan’s son commits to Idaho

    We have news on a new Idaho football commitment and a Vandals offensive lineman in legal trouble. Both stories are below.

  • Thu., Dec. 27, 2012, 4:14 p.m.

    Vandals add former USC walk-on QB

    A week ago Idaho football coach Paul Petrino said the Vandals weren’t likely to add a junior-college quarterback who would compete in spring camp. But that changed this past weekend, …

  • Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 3:34 p.m.

    Petrino complete staff, talks recruiting

    Idaho football coach Paul Petrino has been on the job for 16 days. In that time, he’s assembled his coaching staff and had 13 recruits verbally commit. We’ve got a …

  • Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

    Reports: UI hires Cinkovich as offensive coordinator

    Kris Cinkovich, formerly the wide receivers coach at Arkansas and UNLV, has been hired as Idaho’s offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, according to multiple reports. Cinkovich coached last season …

  • Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, 2:09 p.m.

    Idaho announces hiring of Lee, Anderson

    Ronnie Lee, a former Washington State defensive back and Idaho assistant, is the Vandals’ new defensive coordinator and secondary coach. In a release from UI, coach Paul Petrino said Lee …

  • Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 5:13 p.m.

    Petrino’s staff at Idaho starting to form

    UPDATED: 5:15 p.m. Paul Petrino’s a busy man. The new Idaho football coach has completed at least part of his staff, with names of new assistants trickling in. We’ve got …

  • Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 11:06 p.m.

    A coach’s son takes over at Idaho

    Paul Petrino is from a coaching family. He remembers breaking down game film with his father as a boy. And he and his brother, Bobby, would watch tape for eight …

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