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New ‘caretaker’ Pete Isakson plots course for Idaho athletics

For interim athletic director Pete Isakson, the prevailing rationale for his return to the University of Idaho in February of 2017 was pretty simple.


John Blanchette: Rob Spear, University of Idaho failed where it matters most – taking care of students

On Thursday, Idaho’s state board of education finally cut loose University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear after lots and lots of investigation and risk assessment and hand-wringing. And presumably …


Idaho athletics trying to balance revenue shortfall, leadership uncertainty with new arena project on the horizon

It has been quite a year at the University of Idaho – roiled by sudden leadership changes and a thorny transition in the football program.


Independent report sheds no new light on Idaho’s handling of sexual assault, harassment complaints

A long-awaited report on the University of Idaho’s handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints five years ago contained no startling new information and offered conclusions that have been debated …


Idaho State Board of Education meets, makes no decision on future of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

For the second time in a month, the Idaho State Board of Education met in a lengthy executive session on Friday in Boise to discuss the fate of Idaho athletics …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Idaho State Board of Education delays decision on Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

Rob Spear was placed on a 60-day administrative leave in April by Idaho President Chuck Staben following social media accounts early this year from two former Vandals women athletes. The …


So far, University of Idaho campus quiet on Staben’s departure

One week after the Idaho State Board of Education and University of Idaho President Chuck Staben announced his contract would not be renewed after the Spring 2019 semester, staff and …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

University of Idaho extends AD Rob Spear’s administrative leave

Uncertainty over the future of University of Idaho’s athletics remains ongoing after the UI announced Thursday it was indefinitely extending the administrative leave of athletics director Rob Spear.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

University of Idaho president to leave after next school year

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will leave his position at the end of next school year. “I am writing today to tell you that the Idaho State Board of …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Idaho athletics, facing budget deficit, must get creative

An athletics department budget shortfall of about $1 million the University of Idaho has been able to stave off four years with budget reserves has come to a point where …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Associated Students of the University of Idaho approve resolution calling for athletic director Rob Spear’s resignation

In a Wednesday night meeting that lasted more than three hours, the Associated Students of the University of Idaho Wednesday approved a resolution calling for the resignation of athletics director …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

University of Idaho places athletic director Rob Spear on administrative leave

One day before an Associated Students of the University of Idaho vote on whether athletics director Rob Spear should be fired, UI president Chuck Staben announced he is placing Spear …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

College football title pits rich vs. richer. Idaho Vandals won’t play that game.

Almost two years after University of Idaho President Chuck Staben announced that the Vandals would no longer compete in college football’s top division, and a month after the school won …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

University of Idaho’s proposed basketball arena gets its name

Idaho Central Credit Union has purchased naming rights to a proposed University of Idaho basketball arena for $10 million.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

‘Sometimes plans change’ at UI

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben addressed concerns about his application to another university, his plans to cap new faculty and staff hires and his hefty research goals for the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

New Mexico passes on University of Idaho President Chuck Staben

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will be staying at the UI for the time being.


UI President Chuck Staben up for New Mexico job

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben is one of five finalists for the president’s position at the University of New Mexico. He is scheduled to interview there Oct. 17. UNM’s …


Lewiston man’s online petition seeks to keep Vandals in FBS

The University of Idaho football team made its statement last week in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Now a Vandals booster is trying to make another one.


Vandals unveil plan for $30 million basketball, multi-use facility

A new home for University of Idaho events was unveiled on Friday. The Idaho Arena will be 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men’s and …


Idaho’s move to FCS has big funding implications

Hugh Diener doesn’t think of it as a boycott. He’s merely sticking to what he – and other boosters – told University of Idaho president Chuck Staben months ago.


John Blanchette: Idaho president Chuck Staben made the right call for Vandals

Here’s a guess: the next time University of Idaho president Chuck Staben joins his educrat compadres at a convention or gathering, every five minutes or so he’ll get clapped on …


Q & A with Idaho president Chuck Staben

Athletics is often a great opportunity for students who otherwise might not have been able to afford the education they get. A lot of our students, that scholarship makes the …


Blanchette: Sun Belt doesn’t need Idaho Vandals anymore

Another day, another fist to the chops for the University of Idaho, another palm to the forehead for anyone with a front-row seat to this tired charade.


Sun Belt decides to drop Idaho after 2017 season

The Sun Belt has decided on Tuesday it does not want Idaho as a member after the 2017 season, which leaves the Vandals scrambling to find a place to call …


Board slows Idaho tuition hikes

Idaho’s state Board of Education on Wednesday approved the lowest tuition increases for the state’s four-year colleges and universities in the last 15 years. At the University of Idaho, for …


University of Idaho president proposes pay increase, tuition freeze

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben made waves in Boise last week by asking lawmakers to fully fund the 3 percent raises proposed for university employees next year – and …


University of Idaho president focuses on safety after shooting spree

MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho President Chuck Staben understands the concerns parents have surrounding safety when they send their children to college. “I’m a parent so I know it’s …


University of Idaho names Chuck Staben as president

The University of Idaho has a new president. Chuck Staben 55, will lead the Moscow school beginning in March. He is now the provost and vice president for academic affairs …