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Idaho’s Victor Sanders declares for draft, won’t sign with agent

Idaho junior guard Victor Sanders has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, as announced by head coach Don Verlin and the team on Friday. Sanders will not be …


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Idaho edged by North Dakota in Big Sky semifinals

Corey Baldwin hit a 3-point shot with a minute to play, lifting Dakota to a 69-64 win over Idaho on Friday in the Big Sky Conference basketball tournament at the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Victor Sanders, inside game carry Idaho past Montana in Big Sky men’s quarterfinal

His Idaho coaches and teammates knew it: Victor Sanders would make the big plays when it mattered most.


Idaho enters Big Sky men’s basketball tournament as conference’s hottest team

For two weeks in China, it was just them.


Idaho women need strong ending to Big Sky basketball regular season

A split on the road last week leaves defending Big Sky tournament champion Idaho in fifth place and needing some help to avoid playing in Monday’s first round of the …


Big Sky expects bigger, better experience next week in Reno

So, Eastern Washington basketball fans, still not sure about tripping to Reno, Nevada, for the Big Sky Conference basketball tournament?


Vandals hold off Weber State in overtime despite absence of leading scorer Victor Sanders

When the news reached Weber State coach Randy Rahe that Idaho would be without Victor Sanders on Saturday afternoon, he didn’t exactly rejoice.


Unbreakable bond: Prison time didn’t shatter Sanderses’ strong relationship

Idaho’s Victor Sanders, currently enjoying the finest year of his college career (21.2 points, 3.2 assists), was fatherless for 10 years. But no one played a bigger role in instilling …


Role players help Eastern Washington beat Idaho, 77-67

With forward Jacob Wiley bottled up, Eastern Washington got big games from Ty Gibson and Sir Washington to take a crucial 77-67 Big Sky Conference win over Idaho on Friday …


Vic Sanders reaches 1,000-point mark as defensive-minded Idaho men race past Hornets

Late in Saturday night’s game, Idaho guard Pat Ingram flew into a crowded spot on the floor and came away with the loose ball on defense.


Tara VanDerveer’s victory total a milestone worth many ‘wows’

Victories make Tara VanDerveer mighty proud, even if she does not say so directly or blatantly. She would rather tell stories. She has many good ones. I ask if she …


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.


Big Sky race should be competitive

Trying to pick a favorite to win the Big Sky Conference basketball title? Don’t look at the records.


Idaho Vandals look to guards Perrion Callandret, Victor Sanders

Perrion Callandret sometimes looks down at his jersey on the court and remembers. He remembers how blessed he was to play with his half-brother as a freshman, despite the fact …


Impact player: Idaho’s Victor Sanders

For the Vandals to overtake Weber State and Montana – the only teams that finished ahead of them in the Big Sky last season – Victor Sanders needs to make …


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.


Vandals new and old ready for trip to China

Chris Sarbaugh planned on being halfway around the world by now. Ireland, Croatia, Germany, Italy – he had the European works of travel planned as a post-graduation present to himself. …


Idaho basketball team headed in China; Josh Hawkinson to Australia

The Idaho Vandals, who should be one of the favorites for the Big Sky in men’s basketball next season, will get a head start on the 2016-17 season by heading …


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 …


Baylor shuts down Idaho’s long-range game in NCAA women’s opener

Idaho women’s head coach John Newlee knew the best chance of toppling top-seeded Baylor was excelling in what carried the Vandals all season long: domination from the 3-point line.


Analysis: Tournaments tough on local women’s teams, but numbers support selection committees

Want some March Madness? That was Jon Newlee on Selection Monday.


Travel-weary Vandals excited for CBI experience

Perrion Callandret threw his jersey over his face to hide the tears as teammates consoled him, this following Idaho’s 80-71 Big Sky tournament semifinal loss to Montana.


EWU to host Pepperdine, Idaho goes to Seattle for CBI

The season isn’t over for Eastern Washington and Idaho, who fell short of the NCAAs at last week’s Big Sky Tournament in Reno.


Montana shoots 65 percent, beats Vandals in Big Sky men’s semis

The Idaho Vandals picked the wrong time for a defensive letdown.


Idaho heats up in fourth quarter to defeat Eastern, move to Big Sky women’s finals

With a big game on the line in the fourth quarter, Idaho women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee went with his hot hand.


Eastern, Idaho women face off after thrilling wins in quarterfinals

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller and Jon Newlee of Idaho aren’t sure they can take much more excitement.


Eagles hope to avoid being stung by Hornets

The race is on at the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball tournament, and Eastern Washington doesn’t intend to be left behind.