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Idaho basketball adds junior college guards Ja’Vary Christmas, Keyshaad Dixon

Ja’Vary Christmas, a 6-foot-4 guard from Sheridan (Wyoming) College, and Keyshaad Dixon, a 6-1 point guard from Ranger (Texas) College, join Bruce Simmons and former Oregon State center Jack Wilson …


Proposal to slow graduate transfer market could affect Gonzaga basketball, Washington State football

A proposal that aims to slow the graduate transfer market could be a mixed bag for local college football and men’s basketball programs.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Freshman tandem of RayQuawndis Mitchell, Cameron Tyson has provided instant spark for Vandals

Cameron Tyson and RayQuawndis Mitchell have already had breakout games that offer Vandals fans hope the current 4-15 record is on-the-job training and dues-paying for stellar seasons ahead.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Idaho’s Don Verlin says Commission on College Basketball reforms align with most head coaches’ platforms

Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin says the issues addressed by the Commission on College Basketball align with discussions college coaches had among themselves in their annual meetings at the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Idaho men’s basketball signs Cameron Tyson, Bothell High’s all-time leading scorer

Cameron Tyson of Bothell, Washington, signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday to join the Idaho men’s basketball program this summer.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Vandals won’t seek invitation to secondary postseason tournament

With five seniors who had a hand in Idaho winning 62 games over the past three seasons, but who were not of one mind that they had anything left to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Hot-shooting Southern Utah surprises Idaho in Big Sky Tournament quarterfinal

After two narrow wins against the 10th-place team in the Big Sky Conference, surely the Idaho Vandals would take care of business when it mattered most.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho men one win away from Big Sky Tournament semifinal showdown

As Idaho and Eastern Washington step under the lights Thursday night, they can only hope their opponents don’t shoot them out.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Idaho men’s basketball focusing on the big picture ahead of Big Sky Tournament opener

To paraphrase Don Verlin’s season-long message to his University of Idaho team: “You can be great, if you realize you’re not that good.”


Idaho Vandals lose senior guard Perrion Callandret for remainder of season

Perrion Callandret, who missed long stretches of two seasons with injuries, had his University of Idaho basketball career cut short by another one.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Idaho’s Trevon Allen, Chance Garvin serve as role models to reservation kids

Idaho will observe its second annual Tribal Nations Night when the Vandals play host to the University of North Dakota on Saturday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Vandals hit 17 3-pointers in 82-52 win over Western Michigan

Victor Sanders scored 25 points with six 3-pointers, Brayon Blake scored 19 points with a career-high five 3-pointers, and Idaho hit 17 3s to beat Western Michigan 82-52 on Monday …


The Senior Strikes Back: Idaho’s Perrion Callandret takes full advantage of healthy season

In the two exhibitions and first two games, the energy was there but not yet the smooth presence on court or the deadly shooting.


Victor Sanders, tough defense lead Idaho to men’s basketball win

An opening 10 minutes played at full tilt got Idaho’s men’s basketball team out to a big early lead.


Vandals, Ducks play exhibition to raise funds for wildfire relief

Idaho men’s basketball hit the road for an extra exhibition, playing the Oregon Ducks on Saturday to benefit the Red Cross, raising $17,465 to help bring relief to those affected …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

Idaho men’s basketball to face Oregon in preseason exhibition

Idaho has added another exhibition to their preseason, as the Vandals will head west to take on Oregon in Eugene at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Vandals expect perfect mixture of seniors, top newcomers

In a normal year, the start of college basketball practice would focus nearly universally on the prospects of a team, with maybe a few thoughts given to how a conference …


Big Sky Conference basketball tournament counting on central location in Boise

The Big Sky Conference announced on Monday that it will move its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments to CenturyLink Arena in Boise.


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Trouble at free-throw line leads to postseason loss, end of season for Idaho men

The Idaho Vandals men’s basketball season came to an end in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Wednesday night in a defensive battle with the Texas State Bobcats.


Vandals men prepare for Texas State with another 20-win season in reach

The season is stretching into its sixth month and the Idaho men’s basketball team had to make another multileg trip for tonight’s second-round CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament game at Texas State.


It’s not the NCAAs, but CIT still valued reward for Vandals

It doesn’t have the prestige of the NCAA Tournament, or even the College Basketball Invitational that the University of Idaho played in last year. But the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament affords …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Vic Sanders scores 40 as Idaho cruises past Portland State in Big Sky men’s basketball

Normally, having one player who enters a zone in which he simply can’t miss from downtown is enough to win a basketball game. When two do it? Well, it’s no …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Vic Sanders matches career high with 33 points as Vandals men triumph

Vic Sanders wasn’t supposed to be a point guard this season. Nor was he supposed to be the Idaho Vandals’ only premier scorer.


Injury-depleted Vandals make too many turnovers in loss to Montana

After he fouled out in the closing minute, Idaho’s Victor Sanders untucked his jersey and made his way to the second-to-last seat on the Vandals’ bench.


Eastern Washington travels to fierce rival Idaho for Big Sky opener

Even with snow on the highway, this one should be worth the trip.


WSU’s Ernie Kent will begin game on the Idaho bench

Beasley Coliseum is likely to hold what can reasonably be called a “crowd” for the first time this season on Wednesday.


Jordan Scott’s last-gasp layup gives Idaho men win over UC Davis

Brayon Blake watched the final play unfold from the Idaho bench, from Pat Ingram’s rebound of UC Davis’ missed free throw to Myles Franklin’s laser pass up the court to …


Vandals fend off Jackrabbits in overtime

When Pat Ingram says he couldn’t “shoot nothing” last year, he’s not kidding. The Idaho guard attempted one 3-pointer in 2015-2016 … and missed it.


Ernie Kent, Don Verlin find common ground at Coaches vs. Cancer gala

Ernie Kent stole the show at the 15th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Gala at the Spokane Convention Center last Saturday.


Verlin’s participation in Coaches vs. Cancer is personal

For Idaho basketball coach Don Verlin, the fight against cancer became personal in the summer in 2005.