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Area roundup: Idaho football adds San Diego State

Wed., Oct. 23, 2013

Idaho has replaced one Mountain West team for another in its 2014 football schedule, moving its return trip to Fresno State to 2018 and picking up a game at San Diego State, athletic director Rob Spear confirmed. “San Diego State needed a home game and Fresno was willing to move, so we made the change,” Spear said in an email.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday that Idaho will play at San Diego State on Nov. 8, 2014. The Vandals hosted Fresno State this season in the first part of a home-and-home series.

Idaho, which will rejoin the Sun Belt next year after one year of being an FBS independent, is slated to open 2014 at Florida. Other announced games include a home game with Western Michigan and a trip to Ohio.

Basketball

Former Idaho men’s basketball player and 2013 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year Kyle Barone signed a contract Monday with PGE Turow Zgorzelec in Poland.

“What a great accomplishment for Kyle,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “To sign with a major team over in Europe, what a great chance to start building your professional resume. I truly believe one day we will see Kyle in the NBA.”

Barone averaged 17.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 blocks per game for the Vandals last season, and left Idaho as one of the most prolific big men in program history.

Men’s golf

The Gonzaga men shot a final-round 299 and finished in 14th place at the Bill Cullum Invitational at Wood Ranch Golf Course in Simi Valley, Calif.

GU’s James Fahy shot a 2-over 74 in the final round and finished tied for 29th.

Cross country

Idaho’s Cody Helbling and Hannah Kiser were named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week.

Kiser finished second out of 204 runners at the Bronco Invitational. She finished the 6,000-meter race in 20:19.7. It was the fastest time in school history and the fastest in the WAC so far this season.

Helbling was 17th out of 193 men.



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