The latest stories, multimedia and blog posts on Idaho Vandals football.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
Bowling Green holds back Vandals
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Anthony Samuel ran for two touchdowns and Matt Schilz threw for another to help Bowling Green defeat Idaho 21-13 in nonconference play Saturday. “We fought and …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012, 6:35 p.m.
Vandals renew recent rivalry with Bowling Green
MOSCOW, Idaho – Another game in a budding rivalry with Bowling Green makes for a nice subplot. What matters to Idaho coach Robb Akey is showing last week’s flat performance …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 6:48 p.m.
Levenseller makes smooth transition at UI
MOSCOW, Idaho – Every night Mike Levenseller makes his way from the Idaho football offices to his home in Pullman.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012
Vikings hold off scrappy Hawks
NAMPA, Idaho – The Coeur d’Alene football team’s winning streak is still intact. Barely. Junior quarterback Gunnar Amos accounted for 339 total yards and three touchdowns and junior tailback Marques …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012
LC loses opener
Eagle scored two touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters to hold off visiting Lake City 35-28 in a season opener Friday. LC had a rushing TD in each quarter. …
Tue., May 15, 2012
McRoyal shooting investigated
LOS ANGELES – Police detectives were working Monday to determine a motive and find the killer of a University of Idaho football player who was shot to death at a …
Mon., May 14, 2012
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 …
Thu., May 10, 2012
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.
Thu., March 22, 2012
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 …
Tue., March 20, 2012
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 …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2012
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 …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
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 …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2011
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 …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011
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 …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2011
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 …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011
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 …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2011
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 …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2011, 3:04 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2011
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 …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2011, 4:57 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 7:49 p.m.
Report: Blackman won’t start for Idaho
Dominique Blackman, Idaho’s newly minted first-string quarterback, will not start Thursday’s season opener with Eastern Washington, the Idaho student newspaper reported Tuesday. However, Vandals coach Robb Akey told a Boise …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012, 10:24 p.m.
Vandals enter final week of preseason
Idaho has five practices left before Thursday’s opener with Eastern Washington at the Kibbie Dome. And we have notes and a few position updates — as well as a look …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2012, 6:17 p.m.
UI given green light to go independent
UPDATED 6:17 p.m. The Idaho State Board of Education today approved the University of Idaho’s request to become an FBS independent in football and “negotiate and accept” an invite to …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 10:43 p.m.
Vandals scrimmage for final time
Two weeks ago, the Vandals started fall camp. And two weeks from Thursday, they’ll be opening the season at the Kibbie Dome against Eastern Washington. Where are the Vandals halfway …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 6:18 p.m.
Idaho opts for FBS independence
UPDATED: 6:20 p.m. The University of Idaho will seek approval Friday from the Idaho State Board of Education to go independent in football and move to the Big Sky Conference …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012, 4:50 p.m.
Blackman named Idaho starter
What was evident Saturday in the Vandals’ scrimmage became reality today. Idaho coach Robb Akey said Dominique Blackman will start the season opener vs. Eastern Washington. Blackman beat out Taylor …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2012, 7:38 p.m.
Is Vandals’ QB race coming to end?
After two scrimmages and 10 days of fall camp, things are coming into focus for the Idaho Vandals. Most notably, the quarterback competition — which heated up in the spring …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 7:23 p.m.
QBs, offense roll in Idaho scrimmage
For the last couple of years, the Idaho defense has typically been the dominant unit during scrimmages. Not so this afternoon in the Kibbie Dome. The offense rolled up nine …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, 8:49 p.m.
New helmets, players at Idaho camp
So I’ve seen the Vandals’ new gold-speckled black helmets up close now, and I can tell you they look good. They’ll look even better with a decal on the side …
Tue., July 31, 2012, 6:05 p.m.
Vandals’ fall camp starts Thursday
Robb Akey was his typical talkative self today in a conference call with reporters. The Idaho coach ran through a string of topics in advance of the Vandals’ fall camp …
Thu., July 26, 2012, 1:04 p.m.
Vandals picked fourth, fifth in WAC
In preseason polls released today at the WAC football preview in Las Vegas, the Idaho football team was tabbed to finish fifth by the league’s coaches and fourth by the …
Mon., July 16, 2012, 4:57 p.m.
Long-ago Idaho home game in Spokane
www.ebay.com The Beavers won, 34-6.
Mon., May 14, 2012, 8:42 a.m.
A warm start to the week
A GRIP ON SPORTS • ADDITION: 9:25 A.M. Really, could there have been better weather to celebrate Mother’s Day? The sun was shining, the temperature rose into the high 70s …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 4:03 p.m.
Idaho receiver McRoyal killed
University of Idaho wide receiver Ken McRoyal was shot and killed at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning at a Los Angeles party, according to a Los Angeles TV station. UI …
Fri., May 4, 2012, 6:06 p.m.
Idaho AD: retaining FBS status a priority
With Utah State and San Jose State’s move to the Mountain West official — and other WAC schools off to Conference USA and the Sun Belt — Idaho athletic director …
Wed., May 2, 2012, 8:13 a.m.
Making a little progress
A GRIP ON SPORTS There was a lot of response yesterday to my thoughts on remaining a Mariner fan. To be honest, I appreciate the advice, but have yet to …
Tue., May 1, 2012, 6:17 p.m.
UI remarks on conference changes
It’s been a wild past few days for conference realignment. All signs point to the WAC losing Utah State, San Jose State, Louisiana Tech and soon-to-be members Texas State and …
Tue., May 1, 2012, 6:01 a.m.
Is it time to bail?
A GRIP ON SPORTS It just may be time. Time to sell my allegiance. Time to give up being a Seattle Mariner fan and start rooting for another team. Time …
Mon., April 30, 2012, 5:01 p.m.
WSU, Idaho to renew football rivalry in 2013
COUGARS FROM PULLMAN — The Battle of the Palouse will continue in 2013. The official Twitter account of University of Idaho athletics confirmed what athletic director Rob Spear told Scout.com …
Sat., April 28, 2012, 12:19 p.m.
Could WAC get plundered again?
Texas-San Antonio was set to join the WAC this summer. But the Roadrunners now appear headed to the Conference USA in 2013 — along with current WAC member Louisiana Tech. …