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Post Falls wins soccer regional

Post Falls earned a first-round home match in the Idaho State 5A boys soccer playoffs by capturing the Region I championship Monday, 3-0 over visiting Coeur d’Alene. Kobe Nuss scored …


Four Corners: EWU could pay for foul play against Weber State

Eastern Washington has a tough task Saturday at conference-leading Weber State, and statistics say it will be even tougher if the Eagles start fouling – especially if the targets are …


Four Corners: San Francisco wants to have its say

Gonzaga, the West Coast Conference champion for the last 11 seasons, and conference newcomer Brigham Young trail Saint Mary’s by a game. GU and BYU will play twice in February. …


Expect more from WSU’s Moore

Reggie Moore knows that to help WSU recover from its offensive swoon, he needs to score more. The Cougars’ guard was more aggressive in WSU’s 71-60 loss to Colorado last …


CBS report questions Idaho’s decision allowing Johnson to join team

More than a year since Steffan Johnson last played basketball at Idaho, his acceptance to Idaho – and coach Don Verlin’s decision to sign him – were criticized during a …


Vandals get another crack at Spartans

LAS VEGAS – The last time Idaho saw San Jose State, the Vandals led by 10 with just under 2 minutes to play, by eight with 1 minute left and …


Vandals’ Jeff Ledbetter enjoys his role as crowd’s villain

MOSCOW, Idaho – An afternoon practice in late February is over, and now the easy part begins for Jeff Ledbetter. Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin tells his players to …


Vandals’ Ledbetter enjoys egging on fans

MOSCOW, Idaho – An afternoon practice in late February is over, and now the easy part begins for Jeff Ledbetter. Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin tells his players to …


Idaho dispatches Montana State in BracketBusters game

BOZEMAN – The University of Idaho men’s basketball team rode an impressive first-half defensive effort for a 65-50 road win on Saturday at Montana State in the ESPN BracketBusters game …


Geiger has seen both side of Idaho-Utah State rivalry

MOSCOW, Idaho – This morning, the two coaches and friends with an 18-year bond will have breakfast together. A few hours later, their respective teams will square off on national …


EWU, Idaho draw old foes in BracketBusters

Men’s basketball: There will be a definite retro Big Sky Conference feel to the 2011 ESPN BracketBusters games involving Eastern Washington and Idaho. Eastern (7-24), battling for one of the …


Vandals drop Fresno St.

FRESNO, Calif. – Kyle Barone scored 18 points and Idaho pulled away in the second half to defeat Fresno State 67-57 Monday night. Barone was 6 of 6 from the …


Vandals quietly open WAC play

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho Vandals could use more time before the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball season opens this week. That much is certain, and it’s not just because …


Barone’s 18 points pace Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – Kyle Barone had 18 points and seven rebounds to help Idaho beat Eastern Michigan 75-60 in the Basketball Travelers Classic on Sunday night.


All over for icy Vandals

RENO, Nev. – Mac Hopson and Steffan Johnson are two important cogs in Idaho’s offense, and unfortunately they went ice cold in the Vandals’ most important game of the basketball …


Vandals count on adversity

MOSCOW, Idaho – He’s suspended four players in the last two months, had his second-leading scorer question him on Twitter and granted a scholarship release to his prized high school …


UI’s Watson suspended for tweets

MOSCOW, Idaho — In his two years as a member of the University of Idaho men’s basketball team, Kashif Watson has been known for his chatty, gregarious demeanor. That same …


Vandals done in by Aggies’ 3-pointers

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Jahmar Young hit three of New Mexico State’s 12 3-pointers in a 74-57 victory over Idaho on Wednesday night. Young’s 23 points led the Aggies (18-9, …


Vandals reject SU in stretch

MOSCOW, Idaho – On back-to-back possessions in the second half, Marvin Jefferson watched Seattle University’s Charles Garcia – his skilled counterpart in the paint – bat away Idaho shot attempts …


Monson hopes 49ers can pan out

BracketBusters is a college basketball contrivance of ESPN, something to break up the parochial monotony of conference rematches, programming to bridge the gaps from Rivalry Week to Championship Week to …


Heartbreaking loss for Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho – A key element in Idaho’s mini late-season resurgence has been a sprinkling of contributions from just about everyone. And Wednesday night, the Vandals’ reserves glimmered more than …


It was all worth it

MOSCOW, Idaho – The morning after his first University of Idaho basketball practice, Orlando Lightfoot entered his coach’s office and said he’d had enough. It was all too much – …


Vandals crush Boise State

Luciano De Souza gave Idaho a boost early and the Vandals never looked back, beating Boise State 79-55 Saturday night, the biggest Vandal margin in the 40-year history of the …


Idaho BracketBuster: Monson, Long Beach

Idaho will play host to Long Beach State on Feb. 20 in the eighth annual BracketBuster. The game, announced Monday, will be the second half a Vandals doubleheader. The Idaho …


Idaho breaks through

MOSCOW, Idaho – For six weeks, the Idaho men’s basketball team wandered. Pushed out of its usual home so the football team could prep for the Humanitarian Bowl, the Vandals …


Vandals snap losing streak

Mac Hopson scored 21 points to lead Idaho to a 74-59 victory against Fresno State on Thursday night.


Notebook: Confident Gray on hot streak

Gonzaga junior guard Steven Gray has put together a solid four-game stretch, averaging 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He’s made 55 percent of his shots and 84.6 percent …


Boise’s Thomas plays key role in overcoming Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho – The unrelenting chorus of boos came in unison, almost as if they had been rehearsed for weeks. Every time Anthony Thomas touched the ball Monday night, University …


New Mexico State deals Idaho third straight loss

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho dropped its third consecutive men’s basketball game Monday, and each loss has been more excruciating than the last for a team with postseason ambitions. But after …


Vandals let game slip away

MOSCOW, Idaho – The freefall started with turnovers – bunches of them in rapid succession. Then came frightful free-throw shooting, and the University of Idaho’s curious meltdown was underway. In …