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Chris Tormey’s extended football coaching journey started with a beer and sandwich at Jack & Dan’s

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 8 p.m.

MOSCOW, Idaho – Had life taken a different course, Chris Tormey’s athletic legacy would be bounded by the universe of Gonzaga Prep and Idaho Vandals fans in the early- and mid-1970s. They would remember him as a Spokane high school standout and an All-Big Sky Conference linebacker, defensive end and team captain who persevered against a pair of serious knee injuries before spending a brief time in the Washington Redskins’ preseason camp in 1978.

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Vandals developing new identity on defense

No longer ago than last spring, Idaho’s impressionable young defenders could sit around the locker room after practice and listen to the old linebackers tell stories about their Super Bowl season. Or so it seemed.
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Vandals’ Collin Sather diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

No one should have to learn it like this, but Collin Sather, who said in high school “the most important thing to me is to be a coachable player,” is finding being a team member works both ways. The University of Idaho redshirt freshman wide receiver began experiencing stomach pains Jan. 17 and has been diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer. The UI football program and university administrators have rallied to support him.