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  • UI receiver killed in California

    MOSCOW, Idaho – The last time he spoke to Robb Akey, Idaho wide receiver Ken McRoyal shared his excitement about landing a scholarship for the fall. He had earned it …


  • Blanchette: Big Sky would take back Idaho

    There is something about the University of Idaho mulling its athletic future that suggests a chess novice playing against Deep Blue. No move seems to hold promise.


  • Vandals enter spring football with many questions

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Entering spring football practice with a work-in-progress approach is nothing new at Idaho. For coach Robb Akey, it’s part of developing a long-suffering program. But unlike the …


  • Vandals hire veteran football assistant to coordinate running game

    College football: Veteran coach Gordy Shaw has been named the Idaho run game coordinator/offensive line coach, head coach Robb Akey announced Monday. Shaw was the defensive coordinator at Idaho in …


  • U-Hi standout to walk on at WSU

    College football: University High School senior quarterback Conner Johnson accepted a preferred walk-on offer to play at Washington State after a trip to Pullman during the weekend. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound …


  • Cougars tab McAlpine as soccer coach

    Colleges: Keidane McAlpine has been named the Washington State women’s soccer coach, director of athletics Bill Moos announced on Friday. McAlpine, who was an assistant the past six seasons at …


  • Idaho lands six on All-WAC second team

    Football: Six Idaho Vandals have been named to the All-Western Athletic Conference second team. The group includes seniors Korey Toomer, a linebacker, defensive end, defensive back and fullback, who scored …


  • Vandals’ season-ending blowout irks A.D. Spear

    RENO, Nev. – Backup quarterback Tyler Lantrip passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns as Nevada routed Idaho 56-3 on Saturday in a performance that left Vandals athletic director Rob …


  • CdA QB Chalich says he’ll play at Idaho

    Football: Chad Chalich isn’t one for drama. But his future college coach is known to get a little excited here and there. The Coeur d’Alene senior quarterback didn’t make Idaho …


  • Utah State downs Idaho in double OT

    Over and over Saturday, the Idaho Vandals found themselves in position to win or keep alive one of the zaniest games inside the Kibbie Dome in years. A field goal …


  • BYU Cougars decimate anemic Idaho Vandals

    PROVO, Utah – Jake Heaps threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns after coming off the bench late in the first quarter to lead the BYU Cougars to a 42-7 …


  • Vandals testing out new-found confidence vs. BYU

    Before last week’s fourth-quarter explosion at San Jose State, it had been a fallow two months for Idaho. The defense and special teams unit were producing more touchdowns than the …


  • Bailey bolsters Vandals’ rally past San Jose State

    Senior Kama Bailey knows how to return kickoffs. On Saturday, he showed some moves as a running back, helping Idaho end a frustrating losing streak. Bailey, Idaho’s all-time leader in …


  • Vandals need to kick-start run game

    Idaho football fans have scrutinized the volatile play of quarterback Brian Reader in recent weeks, and for obvious reasons. But it’s not just the Vandals’ passing attack that is languishing.


  • Idaho Vandals in doldrums on both sides of football

    MOSCOW, Idaho – The quarterback play has been nowhere as efficient. The running game is far less productive. And the daring coaching decisions have yet to pan out like they …


  • Vandals optimistic despite poor start

    The quarterback play has been nowhere as efficient. The running game is far less productive. And the daring coaching decisions have yet to pan out like they did two years …


  • Vandals receiver Scott learns on the run

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Mike Scott looked at the caller I.D. on his phone. It was the day before he was scheduled to leave for Las Cruces, N.M., and Idaho defensive …


  • UI offense gets mixed reviews

    How much progress has the Idaho offense made? Steve Axman, the Vandals’ offensive coordinator, pondered that question and immediately went back to early April to draw a comparison.


  • Confident Akey expects Vandals to go bowling

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Today marks the start of Robb Akey’s fifth fall camp as University of Idaho football coach, and with each passing year the exuberant leader of the Vandals’ …


  • Vandals picked fourth in WAC women’s soccer

    The Western Athletic Conference announced its preseason women’s soccer coaches poll and preseason all-WAC team Monday, and Idaho garnered fourth-place billing and three all-WAC picks, including Preseason Offensive Player of …


  • Petrino accepts offer to become UI coach

    Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino has accepted an offer to become the next Idaho football coach, the Spokesman-Review has confirmed. UI has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow at 1:30 …


  • Nellis: UI could have new coach in 2 days

    Idaho president Duane Nellis told The Spokesman-Review on Saturday evening the Vandals should have a new football coach early next week. UI was set to interview Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul …


  • Paul Petrino, Blaine Bennett to interview at Idaho

    We now know the five finalists for the Idaho job. Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino and Central Washington coach Blaine Bennett will interview at UI over the next two days, …


  • Gilbertson says he talked with Idaho AD

    Former Idaho coach Keith Gilbertson said Tuesday evening he talked with Idaho athletic director Rob Spear earlier this month, but he’s not a candidate for the Vandals’ vacant job. He …


  • Gesser still in the mix for Idaho job

    Jason Gesser told The Spokesman-Review this afternoon that he’ll interview for the permanent head coaching job, though the date for the interview has yet to be determined. The Vandals’ interim …


  • Lindgren, Tormey to interview for UI job

    Five candidates have emerged as finalists to become the head football coach at Idaho, and two of those coaches — Wyoming defensive coordinator Chris Tormey and San Jose State offensive …


  • Idaho ends year 1-11; five finalists for head job

    After Idaho’s 45-9 loss at Utah State this afternoon, athletic director Rob Spear said five finalists have been named for the vacant head coaching position. Spear said an announcement would …


  • Vandals’ long season ends today

    The Idaho basketball team was up six early in the second half before succumbing to unbeaten — and perhaps soon-to-be ranked — New Mexico at The Pit last night. On …


  • Report: Choate to interview for Idaho job

    Idaho athletic director Rob Spear will interview Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate on Sunday for the head coaching job, FootballScoop.com reported. In September, Choate — an Idaho native and …


  • Turnovers doom Vandals in home finale

    Jason Gesser couldn’t have been more to the point in his post-game news conference after the Vandals’ 34-27 loss to UTSA. “If we didn’t turn the ball over, we would …


  • Gesser speaks about future at Idaho

    On his first day as Idaho’s interim football coach, Jason Gesser said he wanted to run the program for years to come. But if the Vandals choose to hire someone …


  • Idaho steamrolled at BYU; Spear gives coaching search update

    Even if Idaho had played mistake-free football, it would have had a tough time hanging with heavily favored BYU. As it was, the Vandals committed five turnovers and never posed …


  • Bushnell to start for UI; Farquhar feted

    Idaho interim head coach Jason Gesser said Monday that Logan Bushnell, who started last week, will again be under center when the Vandals play at BYU Saturday night. Backup Taylor …


  • Vandals fall apart late in loss to SJSU

    Jason Gesser won’t look back fondly at his debut as Idaho football coach. The Vandals never fully capitalized on an assortment of San Jose State miscues — including three first-quarter …


  • Gesser: Bushnell will start at QB, share reps with Davis

    Idaho interim football coach Jason Gesser said that Logan Bushnell will start at quarterback Saturday versus San Jose State and will share reps — during practice and in the game …


  • UI confirms Blackman, Scheidt off team

    The University of Idaho on Sunday confirmed a Spokesman-Review report that starting quarterback Dominique Blackman and linebacker Conrad Scheidt have been dismissed from the team for a violation of team …


  • Blackman, Scheidt kicked off UI football team; Elmo suspended

    Quarterback Dominique Blackman has been kicked off the Idaho football team after a third failed drug test and tight end Taylor Elmo was suspended — possibly for the rest of …


  • Akey on firing, discipline and more

    Robb Akey told The Spokesman-Review this afternoon that he knew his win-loss record at Idaho wasn’t good enough. Nonetheless, he didn’t expect to get fired Sunday, with four games left …


  • Transcript: Gesser meets media as Idaho’s interim coach

    This morning Jason Gesser met with reporters for the first time after being named Idaho’s interim head football coach. The 33-year-old former Washington State quarterback, wearing a black pinstripe suit …


  • Idaho fires Robb Akey; Gesser named interim coach

    The University of Idaho has fired football coach Robb Akey and named offensive coordinator Jason Gesser the interim coach. Akey was 20-50 in less than six full years with the …

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